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Why women entrepreneurs fail in husband-run firms

New York, April 5 - Women who start new businesses with men are less likely to lead it. And when they co-found a business with their husbands, they have even fewer chances to be in charge, a study finds.

“This study raises awareness of the conditions that limit women’s access and also makes us aware of what might be done to increase the likelihood that women will attain positions of authority,” explained Tiantian Yang, a graduate student in department of sociology at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill.

Yang and Howard Aldrich, chair of the sociology department, wanted to explain gender inequality in new businesses because previous research has mostly examined the issue in established organisations.


Obese women who smoke gulp more sugary food

Obese women who smoke gulp more sugary foodNew York, April 4 - Are you obese and enjoy your puff too? You may end up eating more sugary food items - adding more kilos to body fat.

Cigarette smoking among obese women interferes with the ability to taste fats and sweets, research shows.

Despite craving high-fat and sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories.


Find killers of labour activist, Dhaka told

Find killers of labour activist, Dhaka toldNew York, April 2 : The Bangladeshi government should publicly explain what efforts have been made to investigate the abduction, torture, and killing of the labour rights activist Aminul Islam two years ago, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

While police have filed charges against a missing suspect, there have been no apparent efforts to investigate allegations that members of Bangladeshi security forces were part of the conspiracy to kill the labour activist, it said.

Islam, 39, was a trade union organizer with the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, which supports the rights of factory workers in the garment and seafood industries.


A cream to reduce fat, prevent hair loss too

A cream to reduce fat, prevent hair loss tooNew York, April 2 : In a major breakthrough, scientists have discovered that the protein that activates hair follicle growth also inhibits fat production, paving way for development of a cream that could make you thinner and prevent hair loss at the same time.

The research confirmed that changes in the hair growth cycle led to fluctuations in the thickness of the underlying fat layer of the skin - meaning that the skin can regulate fat production.


Try 'acne' app to make better food choices

Try 'acne' app to make better food choicesNew York, April 2 - Confused if eating chocolate can improve or worsen your acne, go for this new iPhone app.

Researchers at Illinois-based Northwestern University have developed an app called 'diet & acne' that uses science to help people with acne make better food choices.

The app uses data from a systematic analysis of peer-reviewed research studies to show people if there is or is not scientific evidence linking acne to foods such as chocolate, fat, sugar and whey protein.


Night-owl women not for long-term relationships

Night-owl women not for long-term relationshipsNew York, April 2 - Are you dating a night owl who loves to stay up late and wake up late in the morning?

Read this carefully as night owls, unlike early birds, are less likely to be in long-term relationships and have the same high propensity for risk-taking as men.

“Night owls, both males and females, are more likely to be single or in short-term romantic relationships versus long-term relationships when compared to early birds,” said study author Dario Maestripieri, a professor in comparative human development at University of Chicago.


Warming climate may spread drought to a third of earth

Warming climate may spread drought to a third of earthNew York, April 1 : Around one third of the earth may be at the greater risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures extract more moisture from the soil, says a study.

The study estimates that 12 percent of land will be subject to drought by 2100 through rainfall changes alone but the drying will spread to 30 percent of land if higher evaporation rates from the added energy and humidity in the atmosphere is considered.

Thus far, concern about future drought under global warming has focused primarily on rainfall projections.


Lithuanian man breaks world record by lifting 1,155 pounds

Lithuanian man breaks world record by lifting 1,155 pounds New York, April 1 : A man from Lithuania has broken the world record by lifting 1,155 pounds without even breaking a sweat.

Zydrunas Savickas achieved his victory at the 2014 Arnold Strongman classic in Columbus, Ohio by surpassing the previous record of 1,128 pounds, the New York Daily News reported.

The 38-year-old, listed at 6-foot-3-inches tall and 400 pounds, lifted the bar with eight large weights, before looking to both sides and dropping it back on the floor. (ANI)


Two Spanish historians claim to have found the Holy Grail

Two Spanish historians claim to have found the Holy GrailNew York, Apr 1 : Spanish historians claim that they have discovered the Holy Grail in a church in Leon in northern Spain.

The Spaniards, Margarita Torres and Jose Ortega del Rio, spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last week published a book, 'The Kings of the Grail,' making their case.

The onyx chalice, they explained, was concealed within another antique vessel known as the Chalice of Dona Urruca, which is located in Leon's basilica of Saint Isidore, the New York Post reported.

The historians said it has been there since the 11th century.


Microbes wiped out life from earth 252 million years ago!

Microbes wiped out life from earth 252 million years ago!New York, April 1 - In a path-breaking discovery, researchers have found that methane-producing microbes may be responsible for the worst mass extinction in earth's history 252 million years ago.

Fossil remains show that about 90 percent of all species on earth were suddenly wiped out - by far the largest of this planet's five known mass extinctions - at that point of time in ancient history.

Now, a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have found enough evidence to show that a form of microbes were the real killers.


People throng Twitter to find Viagra news

People throng Twitter to find Viagra news!New York, April 1 - Which websites people prefer to find information about Viagra and its benefits? These are general social networking sites Twitter and Pinterest, research shows.

For information on conditions like sleep disorder or depression, people go to specialised health social networks such as WebMD or drugs. com.

Based on an analysis of more than one million drug-related posts, a team of researchers from University of California have compiled this data that can help health care providers recommend social network sites to their patients or to create new forums for particular health conditions or drugs.


Vibration may heal chronic wounds in diabetics

Vibration may heal chronic wounds in diabeticsNew York, April 1 - For people suffering from type 2 diabetes who tend to develop foot ulcers that are hard to heal, a promising research finds that chronic wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration.

“The new technique is already in clinical trials at Stony Brook University in New York to see if vibration can improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis,” said Timothy Koh, a professor of kinesiology and nutrition in University of Illinois at Chicago.

Koh and his team collaborated with Stefan Judex of Stony Brook University to investigate whether the same technique might improve wound healing in diabetes.


Voila! Self-healing muscle grown in living animal

Voila! Self-healing muscle grown in living animalNew York, April 1 - Imagine lab-grown living muscle that contracts, integrates and has the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an animal.

In a first, researchers have engineered such strong skeletal muscle that heals itself after animal implantation.

The study conducted at Duke University tested the bioengineered muscle by literally watching it through a window on the back of living mouse.

The novel technique allowed for real-time monitoring of the muscle's integration and maturation inside a living, walking animal.


Day care for poor kids may improve their health later

Day care for poor kids may improve their health laterNew York, March 31 : Children born into poor families are sicker and die earlier than their well-off counterparts, particularly from obesity-related diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

Now, research suggests intensive day care programmes can give poor children a better shot at living longer, healthier lives.

“Children who grew up poor but participated in an intensive, five-year day care programme were significantly healthier in their mid-30s than similarly impoverished children who did not receive the same care,” researchers reported.


'Equal' marriages leave men sexually deprived?

'Equal' marriages leave men sexually deprived?New York, March 31 - All is fine in an 'equal marriage' where you cook, clean the house or do the laundry to help your spouse finish her official assignment but has this left you sexually deprived?

According to a study, there is a connection between the types of chores the men do and the frequency of sex.

“When men did more masculine types of chores, things like taking out the trash or fixing the car as opposed to doing only feminine chores, those couples had sex more frequently than the couples in which the men did the more feminine chores,” psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb was quoted as saying.


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