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Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time: Study

Aug 16: Children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions, says a recent study.

"Impulsive behaviour is associated with numerous mental health and addiction problems, including eating disorders, behavioural addictions, and substance abuse," says said Dr Michelle Guerrero, lead author and...

Artificial intelligence to now help diagnose breast cancer

Washington D.C., Aug 10: Researchers discovered an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately and to better detect and diagnose breast cancer.

The new system, described in a study published in the journal 'JAMA Network Open,' helped interpret medical images used to diagnose breast cancer that can be difficult for the human eye to classify,...

Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk

Washington D.C., Jul 22: An early introduction to peanuts in infant's diet can reduce the risk of peanut allergy, recent findings suggest. According to the latest study, infants who are fed peanut protein regularly have a lower risk of peanut allergy.

Researchers suggest that in order to prevent peanut allergy, peanut protein (such as peanut butter or powdered puff)...

Children suspended in school, more likely to engage in offending behaviour

Washington D.C., Jul 14: While schools might suspend students as a mode of punishment so that they do not repeat the mistake, a new study has shed light on on the same and states that pupils suspended in schools are more likely to indulge in offending behaviors including assault, stealing, and selling drugs.

The study was published in the...

Regulatory, industry bodies say salt brands in India are safe to consume

New Delhi, Jul 4: As allegations and concerns have cropped up over the safety of major Indian salt brands, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have refuted the concerns that the major salt brands contain alarming level of potassium ferrocyanide.

The FSSAI tweeted: "Ferrocyanides are used as anti-caking agents in...

Concept of four day work weeks makes its way into corporate culture

Washington D.C. Jul 3: Working four day a week seems too good to be true, right? Well, here is some salt for your wounds - there are companies out there offering four-day work weeks to entice workers seeking a better work-life balance.

In the corporate world, where getting weekends off feels like a luxury, there are employees who only...

You may avoid these drinks before going to sleep

Washington D.C. Jul 2: While sipping on a cup of beverage before bedtime might seem tempting but experts advice people to avoid certain drinks before laying off to sleep.

“Things that contain caffeine are definitely going to be less-than-desirable for most people,” said Jessica Garay Redmond, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at Syracuse University...

Migraine increases risk of complications during pregnancy: Study

London, Jul 1: Pregnant women with migraine have an increased risk of miscarriage, caesarean sections and giving birth to a child with low birth weight, a study has found.

Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark worked with 22,000 pregnant women with migraine. They were compared with an approximately 10 times larger group of pregnant women without known...

Beer, wine bottles contain toxic substances: Study

London, Jun 29: Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements, such as lead and cadmium, in their enamelled decorations, a study has found.

Researchers at the University of Plymouth in the UK analysed both the glass and enamelled decorations on a variety of clear and coloured bottles readily available in shops and supermarkets....

Machine Learning model developed to identify bat species that can spread Nipah

Researchers have developed a model using Machine Learning (ML) to identify bat species with the potential to host the Nipah virus, with a focus on India. Four new bat species were flagged as surveillance priorities.

"While there is a growing understanding that bats play a role in the transmission of Nipah virus in Southeast Asia, less is known about...