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Varied aspects of research revelations - VI
Research is defined as human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of a matter to come with a valid solution and results. In recent times, research were carried out in a number of subjects with positive results. Read on...
B vitamins keep memory intact

A STUDY led by Professor David Smith of Oxford revealed that the use of B vitamins in elderly people slows down their brain shrinkage and helps in fighting memory loss among them. It has been found that the elderly with lower than average vitamin B12 levels have six times more risk of memory loss.

Physical activity inactivates obesity gene

A study by American researchers at the University of Miami has revealed that changes in diet and physical activity can keep the obesity gene under control. The obesity related study with the Amish people as the sample. It is true that fast food and lack of exercise are the lifestyle causes of obesity.

Early bilingual environment enhances stuttering

According to a United Kingdom study, children who are bilingual before the age of five stutter significantly more as compared to their mono-lingual counterparts. The reality check was done on 317 children. The study has implications for school situations where there is difference between the native language and the school language. There is a need for transitional interventions where the home language is different from the school language.

Developing and using bilingual rhymes for sight vocabulary and select letters

An action research cum intervention in language learning was done by Lalit Kishore, senior fellow at the centre for Unfolding Learning Potentials, Jaipur. Eight bilingual rhymes were developed and used through group singing and 12 flash cards on the awards from the rhymes were made both in Hindi and English. After the recognition exercise for the words and letters therein, the textbooks were introduced. The intervention action was carried out through training for bridge school teachers (N=20, Age: 25-35 years) working in interior villages where the communities, local dialect is different from the school language (Hindi). The reactions of the bridge school teachers to the intervention were significantly positive (p<0.05, D.F. = 2) when analysed with chi-square technique.
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