Tag Archives: Indian Bureaucracy Case studies

Timing of exercise could be key to a successful weight loss

Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects

Summary:In a new study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time.

In a study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous… Read More

Study finds Blood pressure drug linked with increased risk of bowel condition

Blood pressure drug linked with increased risk of bowel condition

Summary:A type of blood pressure lowering medication, called a calcium-channel blocker, may be linked with an increased risk of a type of bowel condition called diverticulosis.

This condition causes small bulges or pouches to appear in the lining of the intestine. Particularly affecting the elderly (as many as 65 per cent of over 85s may be affected), diverticulosis… Read More

Obese people are now outnumbering smokers two to one finds study

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

Summary:New figures show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges government action to tackle obesity.

New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK*, and excess weight… Read More

Is wildfire management beneficial for the birds?

Is wildfire management beneficial for the birds

Summary:Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk of large and destructive wildfires in the region, these iconic animals face the real threat of losing even more of their forest habitat. Wildfire management — through prescribed burning and restoration thinning — could help save… Read More

Using AI to better predict severe weather

Using artificial intelligence

Summary:When forecasting weather, meteorologists use a number of models and data sources to track shapes and movements of clouds that could indicate severe storms. However, with increasingly expanding weather data sets and looming deadlines, it is nearly impossible for them to monitor all storm formations — especially smaller-scale ones —… Read More

A short bout of exercise enhances brain function say Neuroscientists

A short bout of exercise enhances brain function

Summary:Neuroscientists, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory.

Most people know that regular exercise is good for your health. New research shows it may make you smarter,… Read More

A Sister, neighbor or friend | Thinking about multiple roles boosts kids’ performance

Sister, neighbor, friend Thinking about multiple roles boosts kids

Summary:A typical child plays many roles, such as friend, neighbor, son or daughter. Simply reminding children of that fact can lead to better problem-solving and more flexible thinking, finds new research. Better problem-solving was just one positive finding of the study. After considering their own various identities, children also showed more flexible… Read More

Combat veterans are more likely to experience mental health issues in later life

Combat veterans more likely to experience mental health issues in later life

Summary:Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat, a new study shows.

Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat, a new study from Oregon State University… Read More

Why do some cities turn off the water pipes at night

Why some cities turn off the water pipes at nightWhy some cities turn off the water pipes at night

Summary:For more than a billion people around the world, running water comes from water systems that turn on and off at certain times. A new article proposes a model to explain why and how these systems come to be — and how they fit into meeting international targets for human development and safe drinking water.

For more than a billion people around the … Read More

Antibiotics weaken the flu defenses in the Lung

Antibiotics weaken flu defenses in the lung

Summary:Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, finds a new study. The research discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defense in the lining of the lung. When mice with healthy gut bacteria were infected with the flu, around 80% of them survived. However,… Read More

Wow, Equations that help predict the behavior of water in rivers

Equations help predict the behavior of water in rivers

Summary:Researchers developed a mathematical model that allows for anticipating the failure of dikes that hold in overflowing river water.

River dikes are small dams made of earth that are used to hold in the water of the course of a river, without affecting the course too much. However, when the water exceeds a certain level due to flooding, the dike breaks,… Read More