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Higher levels of social activity cut the risk of developing disability in old age


February 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability in old age, according to a new study at Rush University Medical Center."Social activity has long been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The devout tend to have more children


January 12th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) The devout will spread the "believers' gene" and help religion grow by leaps and bounds by having more children. Robert Rowthorn, economics professor at Cambridge University, Britain, quoted ... Read more...

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The ’secret ingredient’ in religion that makes people happier


December 7th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Scientists have revealed the secret ingredient in religion that makes people happier."Our study offers compelling evidence that it is the social aspects of religion rather than theology or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pammi wants Israel’s ultra-orthodox men to go topless!


November 8th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 08 (ANI): Former 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson has requested Israel's ultra-orthodox men to go topless by not wearing their traditional fur hats.Anderson, 43, who is currently in Israel as a ... Read more...

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Air India bomb-maker convicted of perjury


September 19th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Sept.19 (ANI): Indian Canadian Interjit Singh Reyat, the only man to have served time for the deaths of 331 people in the June 1985 Air India bombings has been found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sixty-four percent Americans oppose building of mosque near ground zero in Manhattan


August 14th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A majority of 64 percent Americans believe that it would be wrong to build a mosque and Islamic center near ground zero in Manhattan, though 61 percent feel ... Read more...

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Couples who pray together really do stay together


August 13th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Couples who share religious practices tend to be happier than those who don't, according to a new study.True to the aphorism, couples who pray together stay together, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gays may ‘marry’ in traditional way in Britain


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Homosexual couples in Britain could be allowed to "marry" in traditional religious ceremonies, a minister has said. Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, said Friday the government was considering ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Art of Living gets extortion call for Rs.42 crore (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) The Art of Living, a socio-cultural and religious body on Bangalore's outskirts, is getting extortion calls to pay up Rs.42 crore or face defamation, a spokesman said Tuesday. "We ... Read more...

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Number of atheists, non-believers increases in Spain


April 1st, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 1 (IANS/EFE) The number of non-believers and atheists has grown significantly in Spain during the last decade while the percentage of Catholics has come down by 10 percent, a government ... Read more...

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Guangzhou Asian Games to have service centre for various religions


March 23rd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Mar 23(ANI): The Guangzhou Asian Games' will have a religious service centre, which will cater to the followers of different religions, when foreign participants arrive in the region for the ... Read more...

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53 percent Americans see Islam unfavourably


January 21st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A survey has found a high level of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, with 53 percent Americans not being in favour of Islam.The Gallup poll also ... Read more...

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Oz study finds women happier than men, while youth most distressed


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 3 (ANI): A new online survey has found that women are happier than men, and that young people are more likely to be distressed.The survey of 309 people, conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Religious people choose college majors in education and humanities


September 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): The most religious people are more likely to do their college majors in education and the humanities, a new study has revealed.However, while the teachers-in-training tend to become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life for Dugard: As if u r camping


August 28th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IBNS
By Avantika SilAug 28 (IBNS) The backyard compound where abductor Garrido allegedly kept Jaycee Lee Dugard and the two children had electricity from extension cords and a rudimentary outhouse and shower, ... Read more...

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Los Angeles marathon held as US troops in Iraq prepare to run


May 26th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by John Le Fevre
More than 17,000 people ran, walked, biked and rolled across the starting line for the 24th annual Los Angeles Marathon this morning, with cool, overcast weather providing perfect conditions. The 26.2 mile (42.16km) ... Read more...

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Toll in Mexico’s flu epidemic rises to 103 (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 27 (DPA) The number of dead in Mexico's flu epidemic has risen to 103, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said late Sunday without specifying how many among ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Attending religious services cuts death risk by almost 20 percent


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Attending religious services can reduce mortality risk by approximately 20 percent, a new study from Yeshiva University has revealed.The research team led by Eliezer Schnall, Ph.D., clinical ... Read more...

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Spirituality better at keeping the blues at bay than church going


October 24th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Those who simply pray or meditate are more likely to keep depression at bay, compared to the people who frequently visit church and offer religious services, suggest ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chinese journalists at Olympics told to avoid sensitive issues


August 12th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 12 (DPA) Chinese journalists reporting on the Olympic Games have been ordered to avoid sensitive issues, including Tibetan or Falungong protests, journalists said Tuesday. "We were advised that we shouldn't ... Read more...

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Dr Death formally gives “consent to extradition”


June 27th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): Accused surgeon Jayant Patel has formally agreed to return to Australia to face trial for manslaughter and other charges relating to his time at Queensland's Bundaberg Base ... Read more...

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Wayne and Coleen head for honeymoon, dismiss unholy wedding row


June 17th, 2008 - 12:36 am ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): English footballer Wayne Rooney and his newly wed wife Coleen are heading off to a secret location for their honeymoon despite claims by the priest that their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Slavery case: NRI allowed to remain free on bail


May 20th, 2008 - 1:48 am ICT by admin
New York, May 20 (IANS) Indian American Mahender Sabhnani, convicted along with his wife of "modern day slavery", has been allowed to remain free on bail till he is sentenced next month. ... Read more...

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Religious attendance may predict marital fidelity


April 11th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Want to find out whether your spouse is cheating on you? Well, then you just need to observe your partners attendance at religious services, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Religious activities have bearing on mental health


January 1st, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): A persons lifetime pattern of religious activities can affect his or her mental health, says a new study.The study, conducted by Joanna Maselko, an assistant professor of public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China to ensure respect for religious freedom during 2008 Olympics


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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