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Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Hearing loss and epilepsy have been identified as two new, early signs of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The newly uncovered features—along with other symptoms seen in the years before a diagnosis—may help health care providers recognize and treat the disease at earlier stages. “Our results uncovered novel risk factors and early symptoms: epilepsy [...]

April 5, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

The last five years saw an unprecedented entrepreneurial boom in India with small to mid-scale start-ups proliferating at a dime a dozen rate. However, a new study reveals that not all men and women have benefited equally from this growth spurt which has remained largely male dominated. In a study called ‘Britannia Marie Gold Indian [...]

January 20, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study. The study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called “plasticity,” rather than a decline in total cell numbers may underlie some of the sensory and cognitive declines associated [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Men are likely to repeatedly check if a door is closed or not; women are likely to hoard things: Empty jars or things they don’t necessarily need. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a very common mental ailment, can affect men and women differently, a study conducted across north India has revealed. Characterised by repetitive behaviour such [...]

August 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

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