Top affordable destinations you can choose to study abroad

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice. Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and…

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Study abroad in Hong Kong: Know available courses, eligibility, admission procedure

When pursuing higher education abroad, one need not look far to the west. Adding to the perk of it being a part of a neighbouring nation, Hong Kong even has seven out of 20 world-class institutions which have been ranked among QS University World Rankings 2018. The city is not only known for its high quality of education which follows a pattern similar to the UK’s English system, it is also the melting pot of Western and Asian cultures. Among the best taught subjects at Hong Kong universities are business and management…

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Pairing a Sugary Drink with High-Protein Meal? It May Make You Fat, Says Study

According to a study published in BMC Nutrition, combining sweet drinks like juices or aerated drinks with a high-protein might make you fat and negatively affect energy balance. This combination may decrease the metabolic efficiency, which can further lead to fat being stored making you obese. The primary goal, according to the journal was to determine the extent to which simple addition of a small serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage to meals with different macro-nutrient compositions impacts appetite, energy metabolism and substrate oxidation. The study was conducted on 27 healthy…

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New Study Busts Myth: Menstruation Does Not Affect Your Brain!

It is a common believe that when a women is going through her monthly menstrual cycle she may be moody, less motivated to work or incapable of performing multiple tasks at the same time. However, a new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, has found evidence that this may not be the case and menstruation has no effect on the functions of your brain. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. While it is true that women go through certain hormonal changes during periods, it may not have…

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Playing video games can boost attention: Study

Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills – skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies. In the study, researchers led by Marc Palaus from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain, revealed that gamers showed improvements in several types of attention, such as sustained attention or selective attention. Playing video games also increased…

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Marginalised child: Will Nirmal, the daughter of a woman who irons clothes, get a chance to study in Delhi University?

It is 1:30 am as I sit down to type this. It took me 15 minutes to fill out the Delhi University Admission Form, which is an achievement considering that it took other people almost an hour. There’s a simple reason for this: most people prefer to fill the form in the morning or the evening with their parents peering over their shoulders telling them to “apply ECA Indian Music” for a prize they won in Class 4. Not me, though. I started working on the DU Admission Form at…

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Damage to Tiny Blood Vessels Linked to Depression in Older Adults, Study

In a recent study, experts have found another cause of depression that may affect older adults. Health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes damage the microvascular system which may lead to risk of depression in adults ageing 40 years and above. Damage to small blood vessels can also affect the eyes, the nerves, the skin and the kidneys. “Be aware that both hypertension and diabetes are enemies to your microvascular circulation,” said senior author Miranda Schram of Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands.   Small blood vessels and…

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Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the Republican-led Congress is preparing to repeal “Obamacare” and replace it with a GOP alternative whose details have yet to be worked out. With incoming President Donald Trump likely to sign such legislation, historic coverage gains under the 2010 health law are at stake. The…

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Pre-school education improves alphabet recognition skill, says study

According to education experts, a child’s pre-school years are important to their educational development and preparation for success in school. A new study from the University of Missouri College of Education has found that on average, children who completed pre-school make large improvements in their alphabet recognition skills compared to children have just begun preschool.The researcher says the results of the study help show the effectiveness of pre-school in preparing children to succeed throughout their academic careers and may prevent future academic failure. For his study, which is one of…

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Being a scout or guide shields you from anxiety and mood disorders: Study

As well as knowing how to tie knots, read a map, put up a tent and start a fire, a new study reveals that being in the scouts or guides during childhood also prepares your mind for the future.Researchers at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow led by Chris Dibben analyzed data from almost 10,000 people from the UK born in 1958. They discovered that those that had been in either the Boy Scouts or the Girl Guides as children (28% of the sample) were less likely (by as much…

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