Happiness linked to size of precuneus in Brain: Kyoto University Research

Happiness linked to size of precuneus in Brain: Kyoto University Research

Some people remain happy even with limited resources while others don’t enjoy even with all the facilities and wealth. A new study conducted by researchers at the Kyoto University in Japan has found that happiness could be linked to a part of brain. People who generally feel happy and stay calm have larger precuneus -- a region in the medial parietal lobe, according to the Japanese research team.

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Teens Taking ADHD Medications at Increased Risk of Being Bullied

Teens Taking ADHD Medications at Increased Risk of Being Bullied

Researchers have come up with findings that teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice more likely to be bullied by their peers compared to those who do not take drugs. The study shows even much higher risk of bullying when teens sells, trade or give away their medicines. The study also raises question on the fact that why such kids have to face acts of bullying.

E-Cigarette Battery Explosion Causes 3 Californian Men to File Lawsuits

E-Cigarette Battery Explosion Causes 3 Californian Men to File Lawsuits

Recent incident causing severe injuries, second degree burns, shattered teeth and loss of half a finger to people who used e-cigarettes have caused three Californian men to file a lawsuit against the makers, wholesalers and retailers of e-cigarettes. The incident happened because of explosion of e-cigarettes product batteries while vaping, charging or transporting.

No Need to Quit Caffeine Intake during Pregnancy

No Need to Quit Caffeine Intake during Pregnancy

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have revealed that moderate coffee intake by pregnant woman does not affect intellectual and behavioral nature of baby. The study shows that taking small amount of caffeine does not lead to reduced IQ or increased behavioral problems later in childhood.

Giant Roundworms in Intestines Linked with High Birth Rates

Giant Roundworms in Intestines Linked with High Birth Rates

A group of anthropologists have revealed that roundworms present in intestines of billions of people around the world are capable of affecting birth rate in woman. Till now, those worms are only known to cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. But, the new study published Thursday in the journal Science has shown that such worms make it easire for woman to conceive. Anthropologists collected data from about 1,000 women living in the Bolivian Amazon in a community of subsistence farmers.

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Martin Shkreli Buys 70% Share in South City Pharmaceutical Company

Martin Shkreli Buys 70% Share in South City Pharmaceutical Company

Martin Shkreli, the man who called himself ‘the most hated CEO in America’, has purchased 70% shares in the South San Francisco drugmaker company, KaloBios. Shkreli will serve as CEO and chairman of the board for the cancer-treatment developer, KaloBios, after buying the company at fire-sale prices. Earlier this year, the notorious pharmaceutical boss acquired the rights for the $13 drug Daraprim, used in malaria and HIV treatment, and then raised the price of the drug to $750.

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Over 50% of all tree species in Amazon face deforestation risk

Over 50% of all tree species in Amazon face deforestation risk

A research paper published in the journal Science Advances has warned about deforestation risk in the Amazon. A drop of 12% has come in the forest cover and the human interference could double or triple the percentage by 2050.

Gamma-ray Spectroscope Technology can be Used to Detect Valuable Elements Hidden in Airless Objects in Space

Gamma-ray Spectroscope Technology can be Used to Detect Valuable Elements Hidden in Airless Objects in Space

Gamma-ray spectroscope can be used to detect gold, platinum and other valuable minerals hidden inside asteroid, moon and other airless object in solar system. Scientists from the Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Planetary Science Institute described the article ‘New ultra-bright scintillators for planetary gamma-ray spectroscopy’ published Oct. 23 in the SPIE Newsroom.

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New Horizons observed a complete day on Pluto and Charon

New Horizons observed a complete day on Pluto and Charon

NASA’s New Horizons was able to capture a full day on Pluto and largest moon Charon. During the probe’s close flyby with the Pluto system, it was able to capture the same. The probe was able to image the full day as Pluto and Charon are tidally locked system.

By the term tidally locked system, it means that the same hemisphere of Charon is always on the same hemisphere of Pluto, owing to which their day time is the same. As per scientists, one day on Pluto is equal to 6.4 earth days long.

Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Affected Six States

Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Affected Six States

More than 40 people have been found ill after eating food at Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG.N) restaurants in six different states. According to sources, food has been found contaminated with E. coli virus. As per the report by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the E. coli outbreak expanded with the recent E. coli cases reported in California, Ohio, New York and Minnesota.

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