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Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain’s Crufts dog show, specially trained labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds ... Read More »

How childhood violence can lead to psychiatric disorders among adolescents

Exposure to childhood violence is linked to psychiatric disorders, according to a research. The results of the study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of Sao Paulo showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing ... Read More »

Redefining retirement: Senior citizens give back to the society, explore more job opportunities

Gone are the days when retired seniors simply withered away after a productive life at work for decades. Statistics show that retirees returning to the job market is seeing a steady year-on-year increase. With increased life expectancy, need for independence and the desire to give back to society, the elderly are redefining retirement. The ‘She Who Knits’ Facebook page is ... Read More »

How To Obtain An Alcohol License For Your Business

It is no secret that you cannot serve or sell alcoholic beverages to your customers without an alcohol license. Failure to obtain an alcohol license could result in a fine, cease and desist order or even jail time. Luckily, you can still receive your alcohol license before your grand opening. Follow these steps to obtain the right alcohol license for ... Read More »

Heart attacks at weekends more likely to kill young men than women

Even as the world grapples with the shocking death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori at the age of 31 reportedly due to cardiac arrest, a new study suggests that chances of young men dying of heart attack during the weekend are higher than women. Astori was found dead, reportedly of cardiac arrest on Sunday when the players ... Read More »

Young men more likely to suffer from mental illness such as depression, bipolar than women

Young men are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression, compared to women of the same age group, says a new study. The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry also showed that ethnic minorities and people living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas ... Read More »

PNB fraud: HC asks ED to submit details of property seized from Firestar Diamond

Gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs5,100 crore have been seized by ED from 17 premises belonging to Nirav Modi across Delhi, Mumbai, Surat and Hyderabad. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to produce complete sequence of facts and list of material particulars in connection with the search and seizure of immovable property ... Read More »

Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Turns out, genetics make Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengue, a new study has stated. As globalisation and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. A study conducted by researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research, and Innovation in Health-University of Porto (i3S) identified ... Read More »

Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed. The researcher investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influenced the snacks chosen by the study participants. They found that nearly 80% of the study participants carried at least ... Read More »

Developers ‘Have the Choice’ to Allow Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Support: Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft leave it up to developers to allow keyboard and mouse support It cites user accessibility and developer empowerment for this stance Some users feel that keyboard and mouse use in Xbox One games is cheating While native Xbox One keyboard and mouse support is yet to be revealed, that hasn’t stopped some from using third-party adapters to allow for keyboard and mouse ... Read More »