social behaviour

Humans are cancer prone, but chimps are not


August 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Chimps and humans share a whopping 96 percent genetic similarity -- surprisingly the simians rarely develop cancer, while their human cousins are particulalry vulnerable.Georgia Tech's Soojin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Schizophrenic brain tries to heal itself


August 6th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, suggesting an adult brain's capacity to change and grow.Professor Cyndi ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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Strong families key for successful children, says study


May 20th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A welfare state has little or no bearing on how children turn out, says an international study which found that strong families are the key ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crime, taxes may force many Britons to leave


April 16th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Crumbling road and rail networks, high rate of crime and rising taxes may force at least 500,000 wealthy Britons to leave the country in the next ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mayawati’s officials out to taint SP’s image: Akhilesh (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 9 (IANS) Pushed on the backfoot by reports of hooliganism by his party workers in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Inconsistent parental discipline creates anti-social kids


February 27th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Parental failure to discipline their children in a consistent way leads to the creation of angry, aggressive and anti-social kids, a study has found.Pupils became aggressive ... Read more...

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Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nasal spray could make you more outgoing


December 11th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Shy or introverted people who wish to hold their own in any social do could find their answers in a nasal spray. An intra-nasal form of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sweet sop for rowdy students in Britain


December 4th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Police in Britain's Durham city will hand out 10,000 sweets to students to remind them to be quiet while returning home from a night out.Launched as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fear of predators forced primates into social group


November 15th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Fear of predators made our solitary primate ancestors descend from the trees and unite into groups for daytime activity, says a new study. "It has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are Britons more civil than the rest?


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Britain remains a well-mannered and courteous country despite reports of rudeness and anti-social behaviour, a study has found.According to the survey, published by the Young Foundation, ... Read more...

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Brain cell growth during adolescence key to sociability


October 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The growth of brain cells during adolescence is the key to sociability, which produces an opposite effect when impaired or blocked, new research says.Mice shunned the ... Read more...

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Obese targeted at workplace


September 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Obese individuals seem to be stigmatised at the workplace and in cultural settings, which has a negative bearing on their health, social behaviour and outcome, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hazare to reach Ramlila via Rajghat, India Gate (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Anna Hazare will continue his fast for a stronger anti-corruption at the Ramlila ground here, his aide Arvind Kejriwal said Friday, shortly before the civil ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kids who use excess Facebook get low marks in school


August 11th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Social networking websites like Facebook have negative effects on children, and those who frequently use such websites are more likely to get lower marks in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man jailed for infecting two women with HIV


July 26th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) An African immigrant to Britain has been sent to jail for infecting two women with HIV and having unprotected sex with seven others, officials said.Zimbabwe-born Nkosinati ... Read more...

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Senior people are victims of crime in Britain


June 13th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) An astounding 96 percent of senior people in Britain have been victims of crime or anti-social behaviour in the past one year, says a new study.In ... Read more...

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UK family driven from their house over alleged prostitute’s noisy sex


May 4th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): A UK dad has revealed how his family were forced to leave their house by the noisy sex sessions of an alleged prostitute.Natalie Gentle, 29, had a string ... Read more...

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Inability to detect sarcasm, lies may be early sign of dementia


April 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study has found that the inability to detect sarcasm or lies may be an early sign of dementia.A group of scientists at the University of California, San ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Karaoke experiment reveals neurological basis for embarrassment


April 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists conducted a Karaoke experiment to find out what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain’s stunted growth behind teen misbehaviour


April 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Teenaged children who misbehave have stunted growth in brain areas that deal with emotions, especially fear and the ability to feel the pain of others.Their anti-social ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mums who drink early in pregnancy ‘more likely to have unruly kids’


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Teenagers whose mothers drank early in pregnancy are more likely to become unruly, aggressive and badly behaved, researchers claim.According to their study, the risk of anti-social behaviour rose ... Read more...

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Women feel guilty dealing with work issues at home: Study


March 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Communication technologies are often seen as solutions to balancing work and family life.However, a new study has suggested that receiving work-related contact at home takes a greater toll ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life of crime begins at 3 for some kids, say scientists


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three.Prof Adrian Raine, a British criminologist, argued that abnormal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit MPs propose to take away items from perpetrators as Asbos are scrapped


February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Ministers in Britain have come up with a new idea to control perpetrators, who refuse to behave, by seizing their stereos, iPods and other "bling" items.The plan was ... Read more...

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Brit cop in charge of 999 calls for anti-social behaviour caught drunk in street


February 6th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A police inspector in charge of emergency calls for anti-social behaviour in central London has been arrested after she was caught drunk in the street.An internal police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kiwi website registers ‘bullying and abuse’ complaints of international students


January 29th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Canterbury, Jan 28 (ANI): Many international students in New Zealand, including Asians, have approached a Christchurch website with a number of 'bullying and abuse' complaints, and demanded that minorities to be protected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK kids ‘brush each other’s teeth, cook together’ to manage anger!


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Anger management classes for children seem to have taken a new turn - the classes include children brushing each other's teeth, cooking together and grooming.Occupational therapist Jason Vickers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aussie man sues UK bosses claiming ‘G’day sport’ tag was racist


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): An Australian man, who has been working in the UK, has decided to sue bosses claiming colleagues made racist comments, including constantly greeting him with "G'day, sport".According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Your genes help you pick your friends: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol risky: Study


December 19th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Energy drinks lead to increased alcohol consumption, according to a new research.Sean Barrett, associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain fully ‘matures’ in middle age: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Contrary to previous beliefs, a new study has suggested that brain does not stop developing until late 40s.Earlier scientists used to believe that brain stop physically evolving in ... Read more...

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