Tag Archives: Study

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Survive Water, Not Falls: SquareTrade Study

You can dunk Samsung’s new smartphones in water, but don’t drop them on a sidewalk, a new study finds. SquareTrade, a company that offers extended-protection plans for gadgets, said the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge still functioned after being submerged in water for 30 minutes. Audio was “permanently muffled and distorted” after the dunking, but the Samsung phones still ... Read More »

Parents Should Stop Using Smartphones at the Dinner Table: Study

Are you a tech buff who is unable to keep off your phone even at the dinner table? In that case, your kids may not be happy with you at all, say researchers. A study which delves into the dynamics of technology and families reveals that the children of those parents who sporadically text even while driving or those who ... Read More »

Could Eating Lower Your Blood Pressure? This Study Finds Out

You’ve heard this before. A bowl of yogurt is good for you. First off, let’s nto foegt that yogurt is made with milk which is packed with protein and other nutrients like calcium, vitamin b12 and potassium. Yogurt has an added advantage as it contains probiotics. Probiotics are living organisms or more commonly know as the good bacteria that are ... Read More »

Pay Hikes in 2016 to be Slightly Lower at 10.3%: Study

New Delhi: Employees in India can expect an average pay increase of 10.3 per cent across various job roles in 2016 with chemicals and high technology industries likely to lead the market in terms of salary hikes. According to a research by Hay Group division of Korn Ferry, the 10.3 per cent pay rise across sectors represents a slight dip ... Read More »

Popular Smartphone App Fails to Measure Blood Pressure: Study

A popular smartphone app that claims to measure blood pressure is highly inaccurate and may mislead users about their health, said a US study Wednesday. Known as Instant Blood Pressure, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and is still operational, though it is no longer available for purchase, said the study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »

Study Suggests Zika Can Cross Placenta, Adds To Microcephaly Link

Zika virus can cross the placental barrier, but does not prove it causes microcephaly, according to study. LONDON:   In what experts describe as another piece of evidence linking Zika with the risk of birth defects, researchers on Wednesday reported finding the virus in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses were diagnosed with microcephaly. In a study in ... Read More »

Antibody Therapy Found Promising Against MERS Virus: Study

The treatment – an antibody that blocks the MERS virus – was produced by cows that had been genetically modified to mimic certain aspects of the human immune system. New York:  A new treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found to protect mice from infection, according to a study. MERS, a disease that can cause severe respiratory ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Reduce Depression Symptoms: Study

The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. (Representational Image) London:  A virtual reality therapy could help people with depression be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms, a new study has found. The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. Nine reported ... Read More »

Your Boss Can Influence Your Health: Study

A new study suggests that managers must be provided with incentives to focus on creating a healthier work environment. (Representational Image) New York:  Strong and effective leadership are vital for any workplace. Managers play a huge role in creating the best work environment, polishing the behaviour of employees, and also promoting their health and wellness. However, a new study suggests ... Read More »