social environment

Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

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Non-Muslim women in Pakistan face harassment (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Two-thirds of non-Muslim Pakistani women were sexually harassed and 43 percent suffered religious discrimination at workplaces, a study said.Around 27 percent of Hindu and Christian women ... Read more...

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Minority women in Pakistan face harassment: Study


March 16th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Around 74 percent of Pakistani women from minority communities -- Christians and Hindus -- were sexually harassed, while 43 percent faced religious discrimination at workplaces in ... Read more...

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One-third Austrian women sexually harassed at work


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 22 (IANS) A survey released in Austria says that one third of women in the country have been sexually harassed at work.The survey released Monday under the title ... Read more...

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Male fish extremely choosy about mates


October 12th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Male fish can be extremely choosy about females, depending on how attractive or good looking they are, before committing themselves.In their choice of mates, males also ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

When Mumbaikars got a reason to smile


October 7th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) 'If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine', 'Wear a smile - one size fits all' -- carrying colourful posters that read ... Read more...

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Socialising with friends can help you slim


September 7th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A busy social life with lots of friends could be helpful in being slimmer than spending hours on a treadmill, scientists have found.According to scientists, who ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Most lottery winners choose to save money than squander it


March 1st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
"It's common for people to say that 'they are who they are' as an explanation for why they do not change more," said University of Gothenburg researcher Anna Hedenus.She surveyed 420 Swedish ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shrinking brains are making humans dumber


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Whether we admit it or not, the human race seems to be heading for a dumber version of itself -- thanks to the shrinking size of our brains. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Human brain ’shrinking’ since 20,000 yrs ‘making us stupider day by day’


January 1st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has said that the human brain has been shrinking since the last 20,000 years, suggesting that we may be getting dumber day by day."Over the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mums’ social problems affect their kids-even in birds


December 28th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the social environment of mother quails has a direct influence on the growth and the behaviour of their young.The recent study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social stress accelerates development of atherosclerosis


December 7th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis.Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, came to this conclusion after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teenagers’ take on why bullying occurs


November 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Swedish teenagers believe that the bully and the victim's individual characteristics, rather than the wider social environment, explain why bullying occurs.Robert Thornberg and Sven Knutsen at Linkoping University ... Read more...

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Study: Socializing Might Lead To Sleep Problems


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that people who are outgoing are more prone to sleep deprivation effects than their introvert counterparts. The researchers studied 48 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Socialising can cause sleep problems


November 1st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Extroverts who regularly socialise for half their day are more vulnerable to sleep deprivation than introverts, say researchers.The study, which looked at 48 people, suggests that one's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists Claim to Have Found ‘Liberal Gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to new research, it is possible that genetics may play a part in how a person leans politically.A study, led by scientists at the University of San ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Researchers find the ‘liberal gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have discovered that a gene called “DRD4” or “the liberal gene” is responsible for particular ideologies. The new work was contained in the journal The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gene that predisposes some people to have liberal outlook found


October 28th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has raised the possibility that taking a liberal stand in politics might be the result of carrying a certain gene.The study from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China to unveil comprehensive document to attract overseas students


September 28th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 28 (ANI): In an attempt to encourage foreign students, China would reportedly unveil a comprehensive document on Tuesday to encourage more overseas students to study in that country."It is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Here’s what consumers can do for social acceptance


September 21st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that people who feel excluded will go to any length to try to become part of a group, even if it involves spending ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Social environment changes bees’ behaviour and internal clocks


September 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that honeybees, which are removed from their usual roles in the hive, undergo changes in their behaviour and internal clocks.These findings indicate that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social support protects against some of the negative effects of heart attack


August 31st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Social support can help minimize some of the worst physical damages to the brain caused by a heart attack, shows new mice study.From cell death to depressive symptoms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Induction of Army into Kashmir in tune with national policy


July 8th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The cycle of violence that has enveloped Kashmir for almost a month now has finally led to the decision of calling in the Army in ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to develop problems with alcohol use


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Religiosity can moderate genetic effects on problem alcohol use during adolescence, says a new study.The heritability of an alcohol-related phenotype (measurable and/or observable traits or behaviours) depends upon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

All terrorists should be equated with Kasab, tried by a fast track court


June 8th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, June 8 (ANI): While addressing the students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh touched upon a number of issues related ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hearing sexual signals helps male crickets grow larger


May 13th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Male crickets growing in the presence of loud songs used as sexual signals tend to be larger than those growing up in a silent environment, research says. Adult male ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Good-looking people really do benefit from their looks


December 16th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Attractive people tend to have more social relationships and therefore an increased sense of psychological well being, reveals a new study.The study led by University of Georgia and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insecure childhood clouds teen years, adulthood


November 26th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Insecure childhood casts its shadow well into teens and adulthood, says a new study. Isabelle Tremblay, researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, and Michael Sullivan, psychology professor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Childhood experiences influence teen pain, depression


November 26th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Insecure teenagers experience more intense pain in the form of frequent headaches, abdominal pain and joint pain and are more likely to be depressed than peers with secure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baby name choices influenced by boom-and-bust business cycles


October 14th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new US research has found that parents often give their children names that have risen in popularity as compared to names that have come down on the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Social isolation speeds up breast cancer growth


September 30th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A socially isolated, stressful environment can speed up breast cancer growth, says a new study.Using mice as a model to study human breast cancer, researchers have demonstrated that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern vampires, zombies reflect changing times


August 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Vampires and zombies, both of which have become a popular phenomenon, are more than just a part of pop culture. They reflect the changing society, says a leading ... Read more...

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Nice girls more likely to be good in studies


June 8th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Girls perform better than boys at school because they are nicer, says a study.For the study, researchers at Haifa University in Israel examined 52 students aged 14 and ... Read more...

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Sonia questions BJP’s India shining campaign of 2004


April 30th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
Ambala, April 30 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the BJP's 'India Shining' campaign during the last elections in 2004 when the latter was in power.Addressing an ... Read more...

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