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Here’s how antidepressants can help delay ageing.(Shutterstock)

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

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Scientists at the MIT revealed that in mice treated with fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, the inhibitory interneurons in the visual cortex remained just as abundant during ageing, but their arbors become simplified and they become much less structurally dynamic and flexible.
The Deonar dumping ground holds around 12 million tonnes of waste that is generated by Mumbai(HT File Photo)
The Deonar dumping ground holds around 12 million tonnes of waste that is generated by Mumbai(HT File Photo)

105% rise in waste generated in Mumbai from 1999 to 2016: Study

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2018 01:20 AM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), however, claims that waste in the city has fallen over the past couple of years.
A black and white Tegu lizard is shown in the Florida Everglades in this photo obtained August 2, 2018.(REUTERS)
A black and white Tegu lizard is shown in the Florida Everglades in this photo obtained August 2, 2018.(REUTERS)

Voracious 4-feet-long lizards brought as pets in Florida, threatens to invade Carolinas, Texas state: Study

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 06:24 PM IST
Tegu lizards, which currently live in two large colonies in Florida, could expand into an area from the Carolinas to Central Texas, according to the scientific report published in July on the website for the journal Nature.
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New horizons: What do changing visa and work norms mean for Indian students?

Hindustan Times | By Lavina Mulchandani
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 03:32 PM IST
As the US and UK become less appealing, a look at countries that offer eased norms, special provisions for the study-abroad student.
Eye-to-hand co-ordination and interceptive timing are robust predictors of how well young children will perform at school.(Shutterstock)
Eye-to-hand co-ordination and interceptive timing are robust predictors of how well young children will perform at school.(Shutterstock)

Better hand-eye coordination can lead to good grades at school

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 12:05 PM IST
Children with good eye-to-hand co-ordination are more likely to achieve higher scores for reading, writing and maths at school, says a new study.
One of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world, aspirin can also help in cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s.(Shutterstock)
One of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world, aspirin can also help in cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s.(Shutterstock)

This is how aspirin can help in reducing the onset of Alzheimer’s

Asian News International | By Kabir Bhandari, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Along with cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s, aspirin can also help in relieving pain and treating cardiovascular diseases.
The results, published in the journal The Lancet, may help patients and doctors to make informed decisions on the use of robotic surgery(Shutterstock)
The results, published in the journal The Lancet, may help patients and doctors to make informed decisions on the use of robotic surgery(Shutterstock)

Robotic surgery equally effective as traditional open surgery for bladder cancer

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 10:43 AM IST
There was always an assumption that patients who receive robotic surgery will have a better quality of life than patients who have open surgery.
Millennials make for cheapest tippers.(Shutterstock)
Millennials make for cheapest tippers.(Shutterstock)

Millennials are the worst when it comes to tipping, says this study

Bloomberg | By Riley Griffin
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Ten percent of millennials don’t tip at all when dining out compared with only three percent among the older generations, according to a study.
The Asian Development Research Institute study noted that the consumption of honey registered a monumental increase by 380% and cheese by 200%, after liquor ban in Bihar.(File photo)
The Asian Development Research Institute study noted that the consumption of honey registered a monumental increase by 380% and cheese by 200%, after liquor ban in Bihar.(File photo)

Bihar turning to expensive clothes, honey, cheese after liquor ban, say studies

Press Trust of India, Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:32 PM IST
The studies pointed out that 19% of households acquired new assets from the money they earlier splurged on alcohol.
La Macarena is the 90s international hit song.(Youtube)
La Macarena is the 90s international hit song.(Youtube)

‘La Macarena’ song can help you perform CPR better, here’s how

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Performing chest compressions in time with the beats of the 90s hit song La Macarena can improve the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), says a new study.
What do you regret the most - unfulfilled dreams or duties?(Shutterstock)
What do you regret the most - unfulfilled dreams or duties?(Shutterstock)

People regret not chasing dreams over unfulfilled duties, says study

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 03:02 PM IST
The research builds on the idea that three elements make up a person’s sense of self: the actual, ideal and the ought selves.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in London on April 19, 2018.(Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in London on April 19, 2018.(Reuters)

India key for UK’s post-Brexit focus in Indo-Pacific, says study

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 11:37 PM IST
Besides the existing strengths in India-UK ties, the study says that Britain could work with Japan to financially support India’s desire to match China’s infrastructure projects.
Vijaya Rahatkar, chairperson, Maharashtra state commission for women, said that the women’s jails were overcrowded with 4,000 prisoners in 31 jails across the state.(HT PHOTO)
Vijaya Rahatkar, chairperson, Maharashtra state commission for women, said that the women’s jails were overcrowded with 4,000 prisoners in 31 jails across the state.(HT PHOTO)

Study reveals that no bail money leaves 23 women inmates to languish in Maharashtra jails

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 05:48 PM IST
The commission members visited the jail to inspect various aspects, ranging from overcrowding, availability of legal help, rehabilitation plans, including skill development and training, legal awareness and legal help for women inmates, proper facilities for the children of inmates and other issues.
Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.(Shutterstock)
Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.(Shutterstock)

Tea leaf extracts can destroy 80% of lung cancer cells

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 04:44 PM IST
A new study has shown how nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them. Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
In northern India, groundwater extraction for irrigation of crops such as wheat and rice have caused a rapid decline in available water, despite rainfall being normal throughout the period studied, the report said.(AP file photo)
In northern India, groundwater extraction for irrigation of crops such as wheat and rice have caused a rapid decline in available water, despite rainfall being normal throughout the period studied, the report said.(AP file photo)

NASA satellites reveal freshwater decline in India, says study

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 01:12 PM IST
The study found that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to a variety of factors, including human water management, climate change and natural cycles.
Researchers say that romantic interest rises at the same rate in both short-term and long-term relationships.(Shutterstock)
Researchers say that romantic interest rises at the same rate in both short-term and long-term relationships.(Shutterstock)

Here’s why it’s difficult to predict whether your relationship will last

Asian News International, New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 11:07 AM IST
When you meet someone new and sparks fly, you might be tempted to wonder if the relationship is for the keeps or is it just a short-term affair. But it takes a while for the differences in short-term and long-term relationships to emerge.
According to the National Family Health Survey, 8.6% of India’s population (10.4% men, 6.7% women) has hypertension.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
According to the National Family Health Survey, 8.6% of India’s population (10.4% men, 6.7% women) has hypertension.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

High blood pressure ails one in every eight Indians over 30, reveals study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 07:27 AM IST
One in every eight Indian suffers from high blood pressure, according to the National Family Health Survey, which screened 22.5 million adults across 100 districts in Indian in 2017. The survey, conducted by the Union health ministry, also concluded that 8.6% of India’s population (10.4% men, 6.7% women) has hypertension.
Conducted by the paediatric and clinical pharmacology departments of KEM Hospital, the study has been published in the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
Conducted by the paediatric and clinical pharmacology departments of KEM Hospital, the study has been published in the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

Most school students are battling anxiety, finds study by Mumbai’s KEM hospital

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 11:19 AM IST
Researchers said there was an urgent need to start screening interventions for anxiety disorders to prevent future psychological complications.
The research findings are a big step forward, which can create more opportunities for further development of clinical trials for cancer treatment.(Shutterstock)
The research findings are a big step forward, which can create more opportunities for further development of clinical trials for cancer treatment.(Shutterstock)

An effective cancer therapy is now one step closer to reality

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Cancer takes a heavy toll on the patient as well as caregivers. Even as experts around the globe are researching on ways to beat cancer, a research team has found a way to treat cancer most effectively.
US President John F. Kennedy in an undated photograph courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.(Reuters File Photo)
US President John F. Kennedy in an undated photograph courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.(Reuters File Photo)

Former US President JFK was not shot from grassy knoll site: Study

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, while riding in a presidential motorcade at Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. Oswald was arrested shortly after the shooting.
The research found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions.(Shutterstock)
The research found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions.(Shutterstock)

Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 10:54 AM IST
Use of antidepressants could lead to dementia suggests a new study, though it could not conclusively say that the drugs were the cause.
Sleeping pills among dementia patients are on the rise.(Shutterstock)
Sleeping pills among dementia patients are on the rise.(Shutterstock)

Dementia patients are loading up on unnecessary painkillers and sleeping pills

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 03:41 PM IST
Potentially inappropriate or unnecessary medications included sleeping tablets, pain drugs, depression drugs and acid reflux drugs (proton pump inhibitors).
Heart attack patients can boost their survival rate if they start doing daily exercises.(Shutterstock)
Heart attack patients can boost their survival rate if they start doing daily exercises.(Shutterstock)

Heart attack patients, these exercises will help you live longer

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Heart attack patients recovering from a surgery can benefit a lot if they start daily exercises. According to a new study, daily exercises also help patients to live longer.
Psychiatrists said rather than depending on social media, the students should invest more time in physical activities or healthy discussions among themselves.(Pic for representation)
Psychiatrists said rather than depending on social media, the students should invest more time in physical activities or healthy discussions among themselves.(Pic for representation)

40% MBBS students stress over syllabus, parental expectations and competition: Study

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2018 10:26 AM IST
The department of community medicine recently surveyed 169 MBBS students to find out their perception of stress
Earlier studies found that women are hit by the effects of alcohol at lower amounts than men.(Shutterstock)
Earlier studies found that women are hit by the effects of alcohol at lower amounts than men.(Shutterstock)

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 10:08 AM IST
A new study says that adults should drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day. Here’s why.
According to a 2104 survey, average age of death in Scheduled Tribe households was 43, and 60 in Non-Muslim upper caste households.
According to a 2104 survey, average age of death in Scheduled Tribe households was 43, and 60 in Non-Muslim upper caste households.

Caste determines how long a person lives, shows study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:12 AM IST
A study shows that caste plays a role in determining life span and perception of good health even after accounting for differences in nature of work.
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Dr V Kripa said every year there is a sharp increase in the quantum of plastic waste getting into the ocean and if the situation continued like this plastic debris will outnumber marine creatures, especially fish species.
The study found that people who have never been married and earn more than USD 60,000 a year have fewer symptoms of depression.(Shutterstock)
The study found that people who have never been married and earn more than USD 60,000 a year have fewer symptoms of depression.(Shutterstock)

There are perks to being married. It can help reduce depression, says this study

Press Trust of India, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 03:09 PM IST
The study, among only a few to investigate whether psychological well-being in marriage varies by socioeconomic status, supports a theory called the marital resource model, which suggests the health benefits of marriage include the pooling of resources, such as finances and social support.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar plans to launch the programme along with Sushma Swaraj on April 18.(PTI)
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar plans to launch the programme along with Sushma Swaraj on April 18.(PTI)

Javadekar announces April 18 as launch date for Study in India programme

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 03:09 PM IST
HRD minster said that if six lakh Indians are going out to pursue higher education, the new mission for Study in India programme is to bring 10 lakh foreign students into the country.
Radha Sahdev is currently practising for her Bharatanatyam Arangetram on April 7.
Radha Sahdev is currently practising for her Bharatanatyam Arangetram on April 7.

How Delhi youngsters are winning at pursuing Indian classical dance and acing studies

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Despite busy study schedules and hectic urban lives, quite a few Capital teens are not only initiating themselves into classical dance, but also considering making their passion their calling.
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