human behaviour

Sacrificing sleep for study hits academics


August 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Students who sacrifice sleep to devote extra time to studies may be harming their academics.These are the findings of a new longitudinal study by University of ... Read more...

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Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

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Brain imaging tells how smart you are


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) What factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of their average counterparts? Brain size does matter somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent ... Read more...

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Mental illness behind her, but nowhere to go (Feature)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In the dimly-lit lobby of a shelter for the mentally-ill homeless, she sits reading the tattered printout of an e-mail from her US-based brother. The ... Read more...

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Kirtan Kriya meditation good at beating stress


July 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Six months after researchers showed how a specific yoga involving daily meditation cut down stress levels of those caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients now know ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra pilgrims could be sensors for earthquakes (Science Feature)


June 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pilgrims who trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and the horses that carry them could be used as sensors of an impending earthquake.Geologists foresee a major earthquake ... Read more...

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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

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Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Dogs yawn hearing master do the same


May 10th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Dogs may yawn after hearing the sound of their masters do the same, suggesting they can empathise with their owners on how tired they are, researchers ... Read more...

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Online boycott just as bad as real one


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) People who are ignored by others online may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to a new study."If ... Read more...

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Technology too inadequate to mitigate climate change effect


March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Scientists and planners taking the help of technology to mitigate the effects of climate change may find it too inadequate to help, warns an expert.Richard York, ... Read more...

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Mentally unsound son killed father, and now mother


March 15th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 15 (IANS) A 40-year-old man, who is believed to be mentally unsound and had served a three-year sentence for killing his father, has been arrested for bludgeoning his ... Read more...

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Poor brain connectivity behind many faces of depression


February 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Brain connectivity may be behind many faces of depression such as anxiety, poor attention and concentration and disturbed sleep, says a report.This is what University of ... Read more...

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Four state-owned Delhi hospitals get accreditation


February 10th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Four Delhi government hospitals have been granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board on Health (NABH), Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia said Thursday.Maulana Azad Institute ... Read more...

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Court relief for man who tape recorded proceedings (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has set aside its earlier order of sending a businessman for mental check-up for recording court proceedings on his mini-tape recorder.The ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar slapper gets bail (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday granted bail to Harvinder Singh who was arrested last month for slapping union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar soon after a public ... Read more...

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Woman doctor kills herself over failed affair


December 5th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A 26-year-old woman doctor jumped in front of a train here Monday over a failed relationship, police said.Ankita Shukla, posted at the Institute of Human Behaviour ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to appoint psychologists in prisons


November 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to take the help of psychologists to understand the mental make-up of jail birds and counsel them so that they ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how brain cells keep us awake


November 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified brain cells that respond to bright light, secreting a substance that keeps us wake. Jerome Siegel, professor of psychiatry at the University of ... Read more...

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Video games spur creativity among kids


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Despite the bad press, playing video games may actually spur creativity among boys and girls, independently of their violent or non-violent nature.A study of nearly 500, ... Read more...

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Why physique matters in political leadership


October 19th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The preference for taller, physically stronger politicians may have evolved out of the ancient belief that they could protect their subjects from enemies and dangers.The ... Read more...

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In cramped space even fishes turn aggressive


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean and aggressive -- and a new study says this may have larger implications for human beings.Relatively simple fish ... Read more...

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Acid attacker woman sent for observation


September 6th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman who threw acid on the face of her boyfriend after he backed out of his promise to marry her, was sent to ... Read more...

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Court fines institute Rs.1 lakh over admission


July 8th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday imposed a cost of Rs.1 lakh on Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) over grant of admission to ... Read more...

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Must revive ‘animal spirits’ of our businesses: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for the revival of "animal spirits" among businesses and said the adverse impact of growing cynicism due to ... Read more...

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Can dogs read our minds?


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) How do dogs learn to beg for food or behave badly, particularly when they are not paid any attention? It's a combination of specific cues, context ... Read more...

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Our sense of justice is built into the brain


May 5th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Our sense of justice is built into the brain, with in-built mechanisms that trigger an automatic reaction to someone who acts unfairly. In a new study ... Read more...

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Brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger our sense of justice


May 4th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the brain has built-in mechanisms that automatically trigger our sense of justice.In the study from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm School of ... Read more...

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Brainwaves could help predict schizophrenia, depression


April 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Something as shortlived as a brainwave comes with its own unique fingerprint that remains unaltered over the years - a finding that could help predict schizophrenia ... Read more...

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After rehab, David Arquette turns to self-help books


March 25th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): David Arquette has revealed that he has been reading self-help books to repair his broken relationship with estranged wife Courteney Cox.The Hollywood couple announced their split back in ... Read more...

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‘Obesity kills more people than AIDS’


March 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 18 (IANS) Obesity kills more people than AIDS and is emerging as a serious threat, said health experts here Friday.Shashank Joshi, president of the governing council of the All ... Read more...

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Parents who ditch fairytales ‘miss chance to teach kids morality’


March 14th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): A British education expert has warned that parents who ditch traditional fairytales are missing the chance to teach their children moral code of life.Increasing numbers of parents in ... Read more...

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Court orders better facilities for mentally ill prisoners


March 9th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi government to implement the guidelines framed by experts for providing better facilities to under-trials and convicts in ... Read more...

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Ex-RAW official, who disrobed in court, suffering from paranoia


February 28th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A former employee of India's spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), who created a stir in the Delhi High Court last month when she partially stripped ... Read more...

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New study suggests earliest humans were not very different from us


February 15th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A study from Stony Brook University has suggested that earliest humans were not very different from us.Archaeologist John Shea believes that experts have been focusing on the wrong ... Read more...

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