Free Press Journal
  • Men are from Mars and women from Venus, indeed

    New York: Men are from Mars and Women from Venus is proved, finally! A computational analysis of the words used by over 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million messages revealed that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable than men.

  • Boys preferred over girls for free heart treatment: Study

    Chandigarh: Highlighting the apparent gender bias in northern India, fewer girl children suffering from congenital heart diseases are brought for treatment in comparison to boys even when the treatment is provided free of cost, finds a new study.

  • Humiliation bothers obese air travellers the most

    New York: Feelings of shame and humiliation bother obese air passengers more than tight seat belts and tiny seats, says a study. Participants interviewed for the study recounted the typical challenges they encounter while boarding, in-flight and deplaning.

  • More effective malaria vaccine one step closer

    Washington D.C: A more effective vaccine is a major step nearer after a team of scientists found how malaria evades the immune system. The Penn State College of Medicine study showed that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to invade red blood cells. Understanding how malaria invades the cells could lead to a more effective vaccine.

  • Turns out, ‘nagging’ actually gives diabetic life a lift

    Washington D.C: When it comes to diabetes, “nagging is caring,” suggests a new study. The national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist found that an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes in men and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease.

  • Lava A79 smartphone launched at Rs 5,699

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Lava International has announced the launch of its new budget smartphone A79. The smartphone would be available for sale at Rs. 5699, pc-tablet reports.

  • WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

    Washington: Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization said in a report today. The report highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in wars by governments and armed groups, which has earned fierce condemnation from human rights groups and doctors.

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    After joining BJP, 9 rebel Cong MLAs get enhanced security

    New Delhi: Days after they joined BJP, nine Congress rebel MLAs in Uttarakhand including former Chief Minister Vijay Bahugana figure in the Central VIP security list and have been provided a round-the-clock cover by armed commandos from para-military forces.

  • Indian football coach jailed for sexually abusing boy in UAE

    Dubai: A 35-year-old Indian football coach in the UAE has been jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Indian boy he used to train, a media report said today. The coach molested the compatriot schoolboy in the back seat of his car after threatening to post his obscene pictures on a social networking site, Khaleej Times reported.

  • Congress doing vote bank politics, trying to fear public: Gadkari

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday alleged that the Congress, which has lost its relevance as a major political party, is trying to instill fear in the minds of the people by indulging in vote bank politics and unwarranted criticism of the government.

  • China top general visits Japan WWII chemical weapons site

    Beijing: China’s top general is calling on Japan to speed up work on the disposal of chemical weapons left in China at the end of World War II. Gen. Fan Changlong was visiting a major disposal site today on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to a Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. nuclear bomb at the end of the war.

  • Fossils of ancient single-celled ‘vampires’ found

    Los Angeles: Vampires are real – at least the amoebae variety is – say scientists who found fossils of 742-million-year-old single-celled creatures that drilled the walls of their prey to consume cell contents.

  • ‘US should ask Pak to do more to improve ties with India’

    Washington: The US should ask Pakistan to do more to combat terrorism and improve trade openings with India for better bilateral ties, a former Obama Administration official has told American lawmakers. “I think that Pakistan in the past several years has missed a number of opportunities to allow itself to better its ties with India, and to allow itself to open its economy further to some of the opportunities that its strategic location

  • Disney ditches its iconic dollar

    Los Angeles: The iconic home of Mickey Mouse said today it would no longer print and sell its beloved currency, the Disney dollar, sparking a buying frenzy among collectors.