Scared to go to US: Indian students worry about physical safety, says survey

Washington Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, says a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the final outcome of the US Supreme Court order in June that temporarily upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict entry of nationals from six Muslim majority countries to America weighs on their mind. With over a million international students pursuing higher education in the…

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Mental health, rather than physical, determines well being in old age, finds study

A positive frame of mind, it seems, is even more important than the right diet. New European research suggests that psychosocial factors such as anxiety and depression may have an even larger impact on well-being in later life than physical health. The study, carried out by researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), looked at data from 3,602 participants with an average age of 73. The participants’ levels of subjective well-being were measured by a questionnaire from the World Health Organisation with the results…

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