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Rapid heart imaging technique may cut costs, boost care in developing world

A newly developed rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In Peru, cardiovascular disease affects 3.2 million (16 percent of the adult ... Read More »

Writing ‘thank you’ notes may boost your well-being: Study

Researchers, including Amit Kumar from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, asked participants to write a letter of gratitude to someone who has done something nice for them and then anticipate the recipient’s reaction. They found that letter writers overestimated how awkward recipients would feel about the ... Read More »

India, Vietnam to boost trade, maritime, defence cooperation

Sushma Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia the key countries in the ASEAN region. “Deepening our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh led delegation level ... Read More »

Japan, Sri Lanka to further boost maritime security cooperation

This was decided at the meeting between Japanese Defence Minister Mr. Itsunori Onodera and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. The meeting also decided to give special attention towards strengthening the security and cooperation of Indian Ocean region while Japan will provide assistance to develop Sri Lanka’s maritime security. This is ... Read More »

Humans may help boost dogs’ problem-solving ability

Researchers evaluated the behaviour of search and rescue dogs and pet dogs when presented with the same problem-solving task. Both sets of dogs persisted at the task for about the same proportion of time, but the search and rescue dogs were more successful at solving the task when encouraged by ... Read More »

‘Talks between PM & Chinese Premier will boost bilateral ties’

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s informal talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan will give a big boost to bilateral ties between the two countries. Speaking at a seminar on transformation in China’s Geopolitics, strategy, society, and business organized by the Chennai Centre ... Read More »

Curiosity can boost kids grades in school

Researchers at University of Michigan in the U.S. analysed data from 6,200 kindergartners since birth in 2001. They measured curiosity based on a behavioral questionnaire from parents and assessed reading and math achievement among kindergartners. Children with lower socioeconomic status generally have lower achievement than peers, but those who were ... Read More »

Swaraj meets Nepal’s commerce minister, ways to boost trade discussed

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met Nepal’s Industry, Commerce and Supplies Minister Matrika Yadav and discussed ways to take forward trade, commerce and developmental partnership. “Neighbourhood first! EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Nepal’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Yadav. Leaders discussed ways to take our trade, ... Read More »

Govt unveils Rs 9 lakh cr package to boost economy

New Delhi : Seeking to boost note ban and GST-hit economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced a massive Rs 6.92 lakh crore infrastructure spending and another Rs 2.11 lakh crore for bank recapitalisation to revive investments as well as growth. Flanked by all his five secretaries and Chief Economic Advisor, ... Read More »