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Workplace mistreatment may up suicidal thoughts in employees

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) If you ignore a colleague’s greeting or make a sarcastic comment in the workplace then it may actually do more harm to them than intended, a new study suggests.The study indicates that perceived low-grade forms of workplace mistreatment, such as avoiding eye contact or excluding a co-worker from conversation can […]

MicroRNA may serve as therapeutic targets for traumatic brain injury

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer’s disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI results from blows to the head, leading to chronic disruption of the brain and a cascade of long-term health conditions. According to the researchers, patients who suffer […]

Parkinson’s disease may up schizophrenia risk: Study

Helsinki, Jan 16 (IANS) Patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life. The study indicates that the increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain’s dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. “According to our results, a previously diagnosed psychotic […]

Youth using vaping likely to become daily smoker too

New York, Jan 11 (IANS) If you are a youth and use vape, you are three times as likely to become a daily smoker in the future, a new study suggests. The findings showed that those who reported using a tobacco product, daily use increased with age through age 28. Daily cigarette smoking nearly doubled […]

76% of Covid patients reported at least 1 ongoing symptom: Lancet

Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) A new study has found that more than three-quarters of Covid-19 patients have at least one ongoing symptom six months after initially becoming unwell. The study, published in the prestigious journal The Lancet, reveals that 76 per cent of patients reported at least one ongoing symptom. Fatigue or muscle weakness was […]

Technology

AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes all-pervasive, a new report has forecast that technology would replace humans by 2031 in the field of cybersecurity, as hackers use more sophisticated tools. Cloud security firm ‘Trend Micro’ in a new report said more than two-fifth (41 per cent) of IT leaders believe that […]

Consumers spend $57 bn on video games in US in 2020

San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As people spent most time at home owing to the pandemic, spending on video games set a new record of $56.9 billion in 2020 in the US, according to a new report. This is a 27 per cent increase compared to 2019. The consumer spending on hardware reached its highest […]

Mobile numbers of WhatsApp on Web users found on Google Search

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) As WhatsApp faces intense scrutiny over its upcoming data and privacy policy in India and elsewhere, another user data violation has been reported, this time on the WhatsApp on Desktop (Web) application, allegedly exposing personal mobile numbers via indexing on Google Search. Although WhatsApp is primarily a mobile app, currently […]

Moj surpasses 100mn downloads on Google Play Store

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Domestic short video platform Moj on Friday announced that it has surpassed the 100 million download landmark on Google Play Store. The platform took about six months to achieve this feat, becoming the fastest short video platform to reach this milestone. “Besides a slew of advanced features, the Moj app […]

IIT students develop digital health system for remote areas

Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Two research scholars of IIT Guwahati have submitted an idea of a benchtop digital setup integrated with an algorithm to record initial screening parameters like body temperature, pulse rate, eye and tongue analysis of a patient remotely. Both Mitali Basak (a third-year PhD student) and Shirsendu Mitra (former PhD student) have […]

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