Research

Reduced salt consumption results in lesser heart deaths

Researchers stated that reduced consumption of salt has resulted in the lower number of deaths caused by heart attacks in the UK.

A study found that during the years 2003 and 2011 the salt intake had dropped on an average by 15 percent whereas the number of deaths caused due to heart attacks also reduced by almost half which was a huge achievement.

Active library users are more social: study

People who go to libraries are more social than those who don't, according to a new study released by Pew Research Center on Thursday.

Researchers questioned a total of 6,000 Americans, aged 16 and above, and found that those who were actively using libraries were more social than those who do not go to a library.

Artificial bone marrow could be a god-sent for leukemia patients

In a medical turning point, German scientists have adequately improved artificial bone marrow, fit for facilitating life-sparing hematopoietic foundational cells that can encourage the medicine of leukemia in a couple of years.

Notwithstanding, the researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's (KIT) Institute of Functional Interfaces in Germany have falsely duplicated real lands of regular bone marrow in the lab.

Windows 8’s share stalled in November: study

While Microsoft's Windows 7 continued to gain ground in November, the newer operating system, Windows 8, failed to increase its share.

According to figures compiled by Net Applications, Windows 7 saw its share jumping up by two-tenths of a percentage point to 46.6 per cent at the end of November. In other words, Windows 7 accounted for nearly half of all computer operating systems. The figure was even higher at 51.3 per cent of those running a flavor of Windows.

Global tablet sales fall by 4M units in April-June quarter: IDC

Global tablet sales slipped by slightly more than 4 million units on quarterly basis in the April to June period of this year, and Apple's share of the market dropped 32.4 per cent, according to market research firm IDC.

In its latest report, IDC said that global tablet sales slipped from 49.2 million units in the January to March quarter to 45.1 million units in the April to June quarter of 2013.

The research firm said that Apple's decision not to release a new iPad until the arrival of holiday shopping season could be cause of the decline in tablet sales.

British scientists develop test for mothers-to-be for post-natal depression

British scientists have created a £10 test that gives advance warning of post-natal depression.

Women will be able to take early retirement and this will avoid the illness from taking hold.

Depression affects one in seven mothers and this can lead to their children bearing serious consequences.

There have been cases of new mothers either killing themselves or their babies.

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