Free Press Journal
  • ‘Too much sitting may cause health risks’

    Houston: Sitting for too long without taking a break may increase a wide range of health risks, even if one engages in recommended amounts of physical activity, scientists say. Further studies are needed to determine “the most effective and practical interventions for reducing habitual sitting,” said Linda Eanes from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the US. “Nurses have a pivotal role to play in increasing public awareness about the

  • Dairy fats may not increase heart disease, stroke risk

    Washington: Whole dairy products such as full-fat milk, cheese and butter may not increase a risk of early death from heart disease or stroke, say scientists. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no significant link between dairy fats and cause of death or heart disease and stroke.

  • Indore: IIM students win study challenge at US university

    Indore: Bringing laurels to their alma mater, students of Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) of Indian Institute of Management Indore (current 2017-18 batch) won first prize in IIM Indore/UT Austin Social Media Analytics Challenge 2017 during their international study visit to Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin– a top ranked University at USA.

  • Low oxygen caused Jurassic’s marine ecosystem to shrink

    The study, led by Rowan Martindale from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, zeroes in on a recently discovered fossil site in Canada located at Ya Ha Tinda Ranch near Banff National Park in southwest Alberta.

  • ‘Great Dying’ was not the only mass extinction event

    New York: Recovery after the world’s worst mass extinction, or “Great Dying” that occurred about 252 million years ago, was slowed by two other extinction events, says a study. The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions in its history that killed the majority of species living on the planet at the time.

  • Wife of Indian techie who shot dead by American asks ‘do we belong here?’

    Houston: The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime by a Navy veteran at a bar in Olathe city, has said that she had her doubts about staying in the US but was assured by her husband that “good things happen in America”.

  • Impulsive people at risk of being obese

    New York: If you are impulsive in making decisions, chances are that you may become obese, say researchers who found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index (BMI). The findings demonstrate that having an impulsive personality – the tendency to consistently react with little forethought – is the key factor that links brain patterns of impulsivity and a high BMI.

  • Why astronauts suffer from vision problems decoded

    Washington: Astronauts staying in space for extended periods of time may suffer from vision problems due the constant pressure on the back of the eye, say scientists who suggest that using a vacuum device to lower pressure may prevent the condition.

  • James Bond-style, erasable & rewritable chips in the offing

    Houston: Scientists have developed a new material that could lead to James Bond-style erasable and rewritable optical chips whose contents can be instantly erased wirelessly. The researchers used a green laser to develop a waveguide – a structure or tunnel that guides light waves from one point to another – on their nanomaterial, according to PTI.

  • Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ could climb trees: study

    Washington: The 3.18 million-year-old human ancestor Lucy may have frequently climbed trees and nested in them at night to avoid predators, a new study of the hominim’s fossilised skeleton suggests.

  • Father’s love helps kid to score better grades

    Washington DC: A father should be generous towards his child as it help the latter to score better grades in study, says a study published in Springer’s journal Sex Roles, reports ANI.

  • Poor maternal nutrition can cause early ageing of baby’s heart

    New York: Children born to mothers who were undernourished during pregnancy are more likely to suffer early ageing of the heart, a research has showed. The animal study found that moderately reducing a mother’s food intake can make it more likely that the baby’s organs will show increased disease susceptibility and early ageing, says IANS.

  • Immersion Programme in Austin: EPGP students bring laurels to IIM-Indore

    Indore: Under immersion programme for executive post graduate programme in management (EPGP), the batch of 2016-17 lately visited Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin and brought laurels to their institute by winning various competitions.

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    Mental, physical exercises boost brain

    New York: While cognitive brain training can improve your planning or problem-solving ability, aerobic activity can boost memory, new research has found. “Aerobic activity and reasoning training are both valuable tools that give your brain a boost in different ways,” said study co-author Mark D’Esposito, Professor at University of California – Berkeley in the US.

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    Thank your genes, not school, for academic success

    Washington D.C : A kid’s genes have a far greater impact on his report cards than his school’s quality or his parents’ efforts, a recent study suggests. Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to the University of Texas study.

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    New method can kill cancer cells in two hours

    Houston: Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method which can kill cancer cells in two hours, an advance that may significantly help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours, as well as young children stricken with the deadly disease. The method involves injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue.

  • Man gets first of-its kind multiple organ transplant in US

    Houston: In a first-of-its-kind procedure, doctors in the US have successfully transplanted a “composite” skull and scalp flap, along with kidney and pancreas – all from the same donor – in a 55-year-old patient.

  • Simple urine tests for Zika, Ebola in the offing

    New York: Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine, a technique that the researchers believe could eventually be adapted to detect a range of viruses that plague humans, including Ebola, Zika and HIV.