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Forcing a smile for customers linked to more drinking after work says research

Summary:Employees who force themselves to smile and be happy in front of customers — or who try to hide feelings of annoyance — may be at risk for heavier drinking after work, according to researchers.

Employees who force themselves to smile and be happy in front of customers — or who try to hide feelings of annoyance — may be at risk for… Read More

Schools starting later significantly reduces teen driving accidents finds study

Summary:A new study shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers studied the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts in the US.

A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents … Read More

Food insecurity negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents in India says study

Summary:Food insecurity — that is, limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home — negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents in India, new research shows.

Food insecurity — that is, limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home — negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents… Read More

Yoga | Regular regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Yoga

Summary:According to a new study, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease. Marked improvements were seen in the levels of certain inflammatory biomarkers and assessments… Read More

Cesarean deliveries in India | Too many & yet too few- India falling prey to epidemic of cesarean

Summary:Had India fallen prey to the epidemic of cesarean currently affecting many countries in the world?

Had India fallen prey to the epidemic of cesarean currently affecting many countries in the world? Thanks to the data issued from the latest National Family and Health Survey, Christophe Z. Guilmoto and Alexandre Dumont, both IRD researchers, have … Read More

Fur discoveries in Iron Age graves | Testimony to respect for Animals

Fur discoveries in Iron Age graves testify

Summary:Fur remains found in burial sites demonstrate the importance of hunting traditions in Iron Age Finland and Lapland all the way to the 17th century. According to a recently completed study, they speak of a relationship between humans and animals.

The doctoral dissertation of Tuija Kirkinen, MA, examines the use and significance of furs in Finland … Read More

Home to a UK research station- Large Antarctic Ice Shelf about to break apart

Large Antarctic Ice Shelf,

Summary:Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station, is about break off. The iceberg, measuring over 1,500 square kilometers — which is twice the size of New York City — is expected to break away from the Brunt Ice… Read More

Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India & Nepal says study

Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent

Summary:Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. An international team of scientists therefore predicted range shifts of Asian elephants in India and Nepal using species distribution models… Read More

Crop residue burning a major contributor to air pollution in South Asia | Stockholm University

Crop residue burning is a major contributor to air pollution

Summary:Urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the main contributor to severe air pollution in south Asian megacities like New Delhi, shows a new study.

While fossil fuel emissions in New Delhi account for 80 percent of the air pollution plume during the summer, emissions from biomass burning (such as crop residue burning)… Read More

Purdue University finds GM seed use explode in India

Summary:After the Indian government liberalized its economy, shops stocking a previously controlled market of public agricultural goods were suddenly flooded with new private brands. Rather than relying on data for seed yields, many farmers make socially motivated purchasing decisions.

Suicide rates among Indian farmers remain high, accounting for… Read More

Researchers provide new definition for major Indian Monsoons

Summary:Researchers have used detailed surface temperature analyses to develop the first-ever objective definition of the Northeast Indian Monsoon.

Toward the end of every year, the Northeast Indian Monsoon (NEM) batters southern India with torrents of driving rain, but climatologists have never precisely defined when the monsoon begins and ends.… Read More