In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Fourteen deaths from Nipah virus infection in Kerala have fuelled unprecedented fear of bats, which were initially believed to be the source of the human infection, that led to scores of families abandoning their homes and livestock in the affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Lab tests, however later, showed that public health experts had got it wrong. Fruit […]

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Not sure of personal goals? This could lead to depressive symptoms

People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research. The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, investigated two forms of motivational conflict. These were inter-goal conflict — when pursuing one goal makes it difficult to pursue another […]

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