Bilingual kids better at problem-solving, says new study

A Canadian study has found a new benefit to being bilingual, with children who speak two languages better at problem solving than monolingual children.  Published in the Journal of Experimental...

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New year, new travel as more Chinese choose tourism over tradition

While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as...

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Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook, says study

In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as...

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Are we indulging too much while on vacation?

We all like to relax and indulge on vacation, but a new study has found that just a one-week trip away can cause us to put on weight, which we could still be carrying around for up to six weeks...

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Bad diet, fat linked to postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

A French study carried out at the Insistut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif and published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases can be...

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For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

Some reef-dwelling fish are twice as likely to get gobbled up by predators in the presence of a noisy motorboat, according to a study released on Friday. The research, published in Nature...

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Tidy kitchen can cut calories, says study

A study by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab has found that cluttered kitchens – and a cluttered mindset – can cause you to consume more calories. In their study, designed to explore how a chaotic...

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Anonymous browsing won’t do you favours in online dating, says study

A new study has found that even in the modern world of Internet dating, old fashioned rules still apply, with women reluctant to ask out a man even when browsing online prospects...

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New tarantula named after music legend Johnny Cash

Scientists scouring the fields of Folsom, California found a new kind of black tarantula which they have named after Johnny Cash, the US music legend who sang of the jailhouse blues. The...

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From pitch to screen, Ola Bola a success story for director Chiu

In 1980, as an eight-year-old growing up in Batu Pahat, Chiu Keng Guan already knew he loved to play football. He took an active part in the sport in school and that interest continued through to...

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Anti-cancer foods to add to your diet

Many recent studies have shown the important role our diet plays in everyday health, and in the prevention of cancer. On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4 we have rounded up some...

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High fiber intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer by 24%

New American research suggests that young and adolescent women should increase their intake of fiber, especially from fruit and vegetables, to reduce the risk of developing premenopausal breast...

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Hormones make weight loss harder for women than men, study finds

A new study has found that men and women might not be on equal ground when it comes to losing weight. Researchers at the Universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge in the UK, and Michigan in the...

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Sedentary time could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

A Dutch study has found that for each hour spent sitting down, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases by 22%. Using data from the Maastricht Study, a large cohort study carried out to...

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8 auspicious Chinese New Year traditions

Chinese New Year is upon us again as the town is starting to look a little redder and the distant sounds of lion dances can be heard. A festival to welcome spring and a season of renewal,...

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Mercury in seafood not harmful to ageing brain, says study

Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out yesterday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia. The study in the Journal...

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Positive attitude towards ageing leads to better health, says study

A recent study has found new evidence to support the idea that ageing can be just a state of mind, finding that those who have a positive attitude towards growing older also enjoy better health...

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Higher fitness linked to better recovery after heart attack, says research

New research suggests that not only could a high level of physical fitness help to reduce your risk of a heart attack, but it may also increase your chances of survival if you do suffer from...

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Scientists give C-section babies healthy germs

Researchers have found a way to give beneficial bacteria to C-section babies, who lose out on a protective microbial coat donned by peers delivered the natural way, a study said...

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Add walnuts to your diet to improve cholesterol levels, says new study

Whether you follow a diet high in healthy fats, or low in fat and high in carbohydrates, both are effective ways of shedding the pounds, finds a new study by the University of California. However...

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