'Tigers' to release in India in January next year

Tigers' to release in India in January next yearToronto: Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Tigers', which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) recently, will hit theatres in India in January 2015.

The film, directed by the Oscar-winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic, is based on the true story of a salesman, Syed Aamir Raza, with a multinational pharmaceutical firm in Pakistan.

'Tigers', which seeks to relay a broader message about the benefits of breastfeeding, delivers a harsh judgement on the practises of MNCs in developing countries like Pakistan.

Tanovic said that the film is likely to be released in India in January next year.

Adults with autism at higher risk of sexual victimisation

Adults autismToronto: Adults with autism are at a higher risk of sexual victimisation due to lack of sex education, a new study has warned.

Researchers at Canada's York University used an online survey involving 95 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 117 without, ranging in age from 19 to 43.

Of the 95 participants with ASD, 78 per cent reported at least one occurrence of sexual victimisation compared to 47.4 per cent of the 117 adults without ASD who participated in the study.

India and Canada should work for better trade relations

India and Canada should work for better trade relationsToronto - The friendship between Canada and India was stronger than ever before and both nations should continue to work to remove the barriers that hinder bilateral trade and investment, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said.

"The friendship between Canada and India is stronger, it is stronger than it has ever been and that is something that we all, in both of our countries, should be very proud of," Harper said while addressing a programme to commemorate India's
68th Independence Day here last night.

Exercise, relaxation can reduce social anxiety

ExerciseToronto: Exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can positively impact people with social anxiety disorders, scientists say.

Adam Heenan, a PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology at Queen's University, Canada, has found that exercise and relaxation activities literally change the way people perceive the world, altering their perception so that they view the environment in a less threatening, less negative way.

For people with mood and anxiety disorders, this is an important breakthrough.

Heenan used point-light displays, a depiction of a human that is comprised of a series of dots representing the major joints.

Atlantic salmon can adapt to warmer waters

Atlantic salmon can adapt to warmer watersToronto - Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, scientists have found.

Scientists at the University of Oslo and University of British Columbia addressed questions around how climate change might affect salmon species distribution and abundance.

Scientists studied wild salmon from two European rivers.

Fish can remember up to 12 days later!

Fish can remember up to 12 days later!Toronto - Contrary to the popular belief that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds, scientists have found that a popular aquarium species can remember the location of tasty treats up to 12 days later.

Researchers at MacEwan University in Canada studied African Cichlids (Labidochromis caeruleus).

These fish demonstrate many complex behaviours, including aggression, causing the scientists to predict that they could be capable of advanced memory tasks.

Workplace ostracism more damaging than bullying

Workplace-OstracismToronto, May 30 : If your colleagues give you the cold shoulder at work, this can not only make your urge to quit the job stronger but also do more harm to your health than bullying.

Being ignored at work is worse for physical and mental well-being than harassment or bullying, a new study noted.

"Ostracism actually leads people to feel more helpless, like they are not worthy of any attention at all," said professor Sandra Robinson from University of British Columbia in Canada.

First continent on earth formed like Iceland

Torcontinent-on-earthonto, May 30 : The timing and mode of continental crust formation is a controversial topic but geochemical analysis of a newly discovered rock unit from Canada has shown that the first continent on earth may have formed in a way modern-day Iceland came into existence.

The rocks about four-billion-year-old showed crust-forming processes that are very similar to those occurring in present-day Iceland.

Insulin signals identified to better fight diabetes

InsulinToronto, May 26 : Inhibition of a novel enzyme could enhance a signal that promotes insulin secretion and reduces blood sugar levels, a study showed - raising hope of developing better therapeutics against diabetes.

Insulin is an important hormone in our body that controls glucose and fat utilisation.

The secretion in the blood of insulin is dependent upon the utilisation of glucose and fat by the beta-cells and the production of a novel signal that they discovered named "monoacylglycerol".

Teen depression may kill love life even in middle-age

Teen depression may kill love life even in middle-ageToronto, May 8 : Negative emotions suffered when one was young can have a lasting grip on love relationships well into middle-age, new research says.

“The fact that depression and anger experienced during the teenage years clung on to people, even through major life events such as child-rearing, marriages and careers, was surprising,” said Matthew Johnson, a researcher at University of Alberta in Canada.

The researchers took on to crack the code to happiness by exploring the long reach of depression and anger over more than two decades.

Dental care a must for your one-year-old baby

Baby-Dental-CareToronto, May 6 : Babies, who are most susceptible to cavities in the early years of their lives, are least likely to get dental care even though they need it the most, a study has found.

Prolonged bottle use, especially at night, and sweetened drinks are suspected risk factors for cavities because the carbohydrates in the beverages promote the growth of the bacteria that causes cavities, said Jonathon Maguire, a paediatrician at St Michael's Hospital in Canada.

Of the 2,505 children around four years of age who were surveyed from 2011-13 for the study, 39 percent had never been to a dentist, the findings showed.

Disease outbreak no booster for kids vaccination: Study

kids-vaccinationToronto, May 5 : Even in the face of outbreak of a disease, parents are often found lacking in getting their kids vaccinated, indicated a study.

"We have always assumed that when the risk of catching a disease is high, people will accept a vaccine that is effective in preventing that disease. Our results may challenge this assumption," said Elizabeth Wolf of University of Washington in the US.

For the study, researchers compared rates of infant vaccination with the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTaP) before and during an epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough) in Washington state.

Pain may curb sex drive in women: Study

Pain may curb sex drive in women: StudyToronto, April 23 - Do not blame her for no action tonight as women in pain often say no to sex as pain from inflammation or some other reason greatly reduces sexual motivation in female than male, research reveals.

In a first such study, researchers from McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal have investigated the direct impact of pain on sexual behaviour in mice.

Shaw Communications to axe 400 jobs

Shaw Communications to axe 400 jobsShaw Communications has said that it is planning to cut a total of about 400 employees, which is about three percent of its workforce.

The company is looking to lay off workers in order to revive its business and saving costs. The company, which is based in Calgary, said on monday it is aiming to rearrange the structure of its cable, satellite, Internet and home phone services in order to make them more efficient.

Don’t waste time by faking it in bed

Don’t waste time by faking it in bedIf you happen to be one of those who fake it in bed then drop it because it is easy for your partner to tell when you are not satisfied sexually. A recent study says that there is no point in faking it as it is evident to the partner when he or she is not able to satisfy you.

Toronto to spend $215m on roads to prepare for Pan Am Games

Toronto to spend $215m on roads to prepare for Pan Am GamesThe city authorities in Toronto have announced a plan to invest about $215 million to repair streets across the city in order to prepare for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Measles in Canada is spreading

Measles in Canada is spreadingIn 1935, Canada had 83,127 reported instances of measles the nation over in a populace of 10.8 million. In the event that Canadians today were being contaminated at that rate, about 275,000 instances of measles can be expected in the not so distant future.

In 1954, measles in Canada killed 50 to 75 individuals a year, sent 5,000 to clinic, and created 400 instances of encephalitis. Agreeing to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control, between 1953 and 1963, there were a normal of 450 measle-copartnered demise in the United States on a yearly basis.

Legal assisted suicide might be a possibility

Legal assisted suicide might be a possibilitySpecialists need to move past the "yes or no" level headed discussion about doctor-aided demise and start making strategies and rules in the occasion the demonstration is legitimized in Canada, an aggregation of palliative-consideration authorities contends.

Government bars three firms from hiring under TFW programme

Government bars three firms from hiring under TFW programmeThe federal government has announced its decision to bar three employers from participating in the Temporary Foreign Workers program to hire workers from abroad.

A report showed that the authorities suspended all pending foreign worker permits for three McDonald's locations in Victoria, B. C, which is owned by franchisee Glen Bishop until an investigation is completed. Bishop has said that he has no information to hide, but he did not acknowledge the complaints.

Tweed begins trading on TSE

Tweed begins trading on TSETweed Marijuana, which is the first publicly traded producer of Marijuana in Canada, has started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The company recently emerged from the private placement price and made its debut on the stock exchange. The shares of the company recorded an increase of C$2.59 at this evening, which is 191 percent higher than the issue price of 89 cents based on a private placement on March 7.

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