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SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

Engineering students from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Scheduled Castes (SC) learn at a faster rate than those from the general category, according to a study carried out by Stanford University, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the World Bank. The study on learning assessment outcomes, which was carried out between [...]

April 7, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Periods of skeletal muscle growth are “remembered” by the genes in the muscle, helping them to grow larger later in life, said the study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The research can have important implications in how athletes train, recover from injury, and also has potentially far-reaching consequences for athletes caught cheating. “If an [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

Are you able to breeze through a day at work without so much as thinking about snacks, only to get home and spend the evening as a slave to the fridge? Well, according to the latest research, science could be to blame for your after-hours cravings. New findings by scientists in the USA have shown that, in [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, according to Japanese study

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, according to Japanese study

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs. The team at Japan’s National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that activating neurons known to respond to social stress increased the appetite in mice for carbohydrates. Rodents [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Craving carbs? Blame your brain, according to Japanese study

Avoid having soft drinks, canned juices. Study finds sugary drinks cause poor memory

Avoid having soft drinks, canned juices. Study finds sugary drinks cause poor memory

Here’s another reason to give sugary drinks a miss. A new study says they result in poorer memory. According to studies published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia and the journal Stroke, people consuming sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory. And those who drank diet soda daily were [...]

January 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Avoid having soft drinks, canned juices. Study finds sugary drinks cause poor memory

The Study of Technology

The Study of Technology

To the Editor: Re “The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech,” by Cathy O’Neil (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Nov. 14): Ms. O’Neil is right to argue that the study of the effect and ethics of digital technology is urgent, important and deserving of more attention. But we disagree when she suggests that academics have been ignoring these [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The Study of Technology

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and [...]

November 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Going out for dinner with friends is one of the undisputed joys of life but new research suggests it may also be good for our physical health, after scientists found that eating alone increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It was concluded that men who dined solo at least twice a day were [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

According to a latest study, those with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels. Calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and joints, strong teeth and healthy blood vessels. It also helps regulate blood pressure and prevent diabetes. The researchers [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

J K Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series may have helped fans cope with death, according to a study which suggests that the people who dwell on the idea of dying are likely to read the books or watch the movies of the fantasy franchise multiple times. For some, it seems that anxiety about or obsession [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical [...]

June 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study