social interaction

‘Crows highly social like humans’


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Crows are far more socially well connected and seem to share information than suspected, a Scotland research claims, saying they have human-like networks of friends and ... Read more...

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Friends, strangers govern mode of speech


September 12th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) When people talk to close friends or partners, they talk differently than when they address a physician or a stranger. But these differences in speech are ... Read more...

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Watching TV re-runs restores your personal drive


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Watching a re-run of a favourite TV show may help restore your personal drive to get things done if you have used up your reserves of ... Read more...

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Asperger’s no obstacle for young Kolkata inventor (Feature)


May 14th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Asperger's syndrome has never been a disability for Shashank Agarwal. The 20-year-old has invented a light sensitive alarm to monitor tigers, a vertical-axis windmill that can ... Read more...

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India becoming market for high end European art (With Images)


April 30th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Rising disposable incomes, exposure to unique art forms and greater social interaction are opening urban Indian homes to niche British interior accessory art like Amanda ... Read more...

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Jilted male flies too drown ’sorrow’ in alcohol


March 16th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Male fruit flies too drown their 'sorrow' in excessive alcohol consumption, like humans, when females reject their sexual advances.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco ... Read more...

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Brain part failure promotes dehumanising behaviour


December 19th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A brain part tied to social interaction might prompt a person to commit horrific atrocities, especially if it becomes dysfunctional. This flaw also may help explain ... Read more...

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Premature infants more likely to suffer from autism


October 17th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Premature infants are five times more likely to suffer from autism than children born at normal weights, scientists say. Children born between September 1984 and ... Read more...

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South Park do their own take on ‘Asperger’s syndrome’


October 6th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Someone might be doing South Park’s Cartman a whole lot of favor if he is told that Asperger is not “ass-burger.” In the episode titled “Ass ... Read more...

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Stone crafting developed human brain 80,000 years ago


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Advanced crafting of stone spearheads helped develop new ways of human thinking and behaviour. The technology took a long time to acquire, required step by step ... Read more...

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Indian parents wary of kids getting hooked online: Survey


June 22nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Increasing use of internet and access to a host of mobile devices are making Indian parents wary of their kids being exposed to the risks of ... Read more...

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Wanna keep your brain healthy in old age? Party and meet friends!


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Do you want to keep your brain healthy in old age? Then meet friends, attend parties or just go to the church!According to a research conducted by the ... Read more...

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Meet friends, attend parties to keep brain healthy


April 26th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An easy way to keep your brain healthy and sharp is to meet friends, attend parties and or just play bingo!Frequent social activities may help prevent ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi arts and music festival opens


April 8th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 8 (IANS/WAM) The world of music, arts and dance festival WOMAD, being organised for the third consecutive year, has attracted more than 20,000 visitors on the opening ... Read more...

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Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction identified


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits.The gene, GRIP1 (glutamate receptor ... Read more...

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Elevated levels of sodium blunt body’s natural response to stress


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body's natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise ... Read more...

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Drug used to treat alcoholism may help those with Fragile X, autism


April 5th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a new study, adults and children with autism and Fragile X syndrome have shown improved communication and social behavior when treated with acamprosate.Acamprosate, which affects chemicals in ... Read more...

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Rooney enrolls son Kai at soccer school to make him footie star


March 19th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Manchester United ace striker Wayne Rooney's son Kai will start training for achieving stardom at a soccer school at the age of just 16 months.Rooney has enrolled ... Read more...

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Six out of 10 Brit women use bribery to get partners to do their bit


March 11th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A survey has found that six out of ten women in Britain would use bribery to get their boyfriends and partners to do their bit around the house. ... Read more...

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Britain’s happiest people live in Yorkshire


March 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study, on which people in Britain are the happiest, has found that those hailing from Yorkshire get the most out of life.According to the study ... Read more...

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Women with more Facebook photos ‘are obsessed with their appearances’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who base their self worth on their appearance tend to share more photos on social networking sites.The results suggest that ... Read more...

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Serotonin may play role in autism


February 25th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that serotonin plays a vital role in autism spectrum disorders.In labs at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, scientists are studying strains ... Read more...

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Parenting stress affects postpartum lifestyle of new moms: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Georgia Health Sciences University researchers say that post-pregnancy excess weight is likely caused by the impact of new parenthood stress on physical activity.In order to emphasize the probable ... Read more...

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Loneliness a ‘hidden killer’ that threatens health as much as obesity


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Loneliness can affect all age groups but can be particularly harmful to the elderly, according to British campaigners.A group of charities has warned that loneliness is a ... Read more...

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Chatting is just as effective as brain-training


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Holding a simple chat could be just as effective as playing popular "brain-training" games that have spawned a multi-million pound industry.Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland ... Read more...

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A woman’s guide to age-proofing health


January 19th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center researchers have said that to age-proof her health, a woman must set health goals for every stage of life."So take ... Read more...

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Holidays can be deadly for those who don’t have friends and family


December 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Holidays bring happiness to most people, but it is a lonely and depressing time for those who have no company.At this time of the year, more people indulge ... Read more...

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eBay communities make participants better buyers and sellers: Study


December 18th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Customers of eBay who participate in the company's online communities become more conservative buyers and more selective and efficient sellers, a new study from Rice University's Jones Graduate ... Read more...

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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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Praying really can help you deal with hard times


December 15th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Praying really can bring comfort during tough times, a new study has suggested.Through the course of in-depth interviews with dozens of victims of violent relationships with intimate partners, ... Read more...

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Email has turned office workers into ‘hi-tech lab rats’, says expert (re-iaaue)


December 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 08 (ANI): A leading expert has claimed that email has turned office workers into no more than lab rats desperately craving "pellets of social interaction".Increasing levels of information overload from ... Read more...

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Email addiction turns us into lab rats expecting rewards


December 8th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Using the internet and an obsession with email is turning us into 'lab rats' looking for rewards, says an expert. Nicholas Carr, former executive editor of the Harvard ... Read more...

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Now, try a dose of blue light to drive the blues away!


December 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have reversed the effects of stress-induced depression in mice using a new technique.Herbert Covington at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues used optogenetics in which ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Saudi princes enjoy lives full of ’sex, drugs and rock’n'roll’


December 8th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): WikiLeaks cables have revealed a world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll behind the official pieties of Saudi Arabian royalty.Jeddah consulate officials described an underground Halloween party, thrown last ... Read more...

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Email has turned office workers into ‘hi-tech lab rats’, says expert


December 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): A leading expert has claimed that email has turned office workers into no more than lab rats desperately craving "pellets of social interaction".Increasing levels of information overload from ... Read more...

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