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Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Easily distracted? Can’t be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you’re an addict — and you may even need professional help. Psychiatrists in Singapore are pushing for medical authorities to formally recognise addiction to the Internet and digital devices as a disorder, joining other countries around the …

Thousands dine on Paris bridges for Dinner in White

Friday, June 13, 2014

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Thousands of people dressed all in white dined under the night sky on bridges around Paris on Thursday evening in an unusually chic take on the flash mob. Organisers said around 12,000 smartly-dressed diners participated in the 26th “Dinner in White”, which raises money for cancer research, after learning at the last minute where they …

New discovery could soon make leukaemia history

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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London: Researchers in Australia are close to finding a promising new way to kill leukaemia cancer cells in patients. Researchers from South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaid’s Centre for Personalised Cancer Medicine, have found that cancer cells decide whether to live or die after a short period of …

Depression in elderly associated with Alzheimers risk

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Washington: A new study has revealed that depression builds up beta-amyloid plaque in the brain that could cause Alzheimer’s in aged people. Many people develop depression in the later stages of life, but until now doctors had no idea that it could point to a build up of a naturally occurring protein in the brain …

Entitlement linked to sexism

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Washington: A new research has revealed that entitled attitudes appear to be linked to sexism even among women. The results stated that entitled men were more likely to support hostile views for women like manipulative, deceptive, and untrustworthy and in the case of entitled women, they tend to believe that they are fragile so men …

Facial expressions boost effectiveness of threats

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Washington: Researchers have claimed that angry expressions seem to boost the effectiveness of threats without actual aggression. The research findings show that angry expressions lend additional weight to a negotiator’s threat to walk away from the table if his or her demands aren’t met, leading the other party in the negotiation to offer more money …

Teens stay 22ft away from their dads: Study

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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London: A new study suggests that teenagers will not go within 22ft of their fathers when they are out in public. Researchers found British teens like to keep an “exclusion zone” around their dads, fearing they will be seen by friends. The poll of more than 500 kids by greeting card chain Clintons also found …

The key to a perfect cup of coffee

Monday, June 09, 2014

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London: Scientists have revealed the secret yet simple ingredient behind every perfect cup of coffee – water. Experts tried compositional chemistry methods to examine the impact of different kinds of water on the flavor of coffee and found that “reasonably hard” tap water yielded the best flavor. Christopher Hendon, chemist at the University of Bath …

Couples sleep in sync when wife is satisfied with marriage

Monday, June 09, 2014

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Washington: Researchers have said that couples are more likely to sleep in sync when the wife is satisfied with their marriage. Results show that overall synchrony in sleep-wake schedules among couples was high, as those who slept in the same bed were awake or asleep at the same time about 75% of the time. When …

A handshake can tell your health

Saturday, June 07, 2014

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London: A new research has revealed that the firm handshake of people can tell how likely they are to survive severe illness such as cancer. All it requires is minimal equipment called dynamometer and the method of evaluation is both portable and practical, the Daily Express reported. Professor Robert Kilgour, of Concordia, said this measure …

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