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Insomniacs prime candidates for hypertension: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) People who can't get enough sleep at night are at greater risk of hypertension or high blood pressure (BP), according to a new study. Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mood, anxiety disorders patients likely to abuse painkillers


December 14th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) People suffering from mood and anxiety disorders are more likely to abuse opioids or painkillers.They include patients of bipolar, panic and major depressive disorders, according to ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors ‘more likely to fall’


March 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors.Researchers from the Oregon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New alloy to boost energy conversion by 25 percent


February 17th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Automobiles, and even large-scale power generating facilities may someday operate far more efficiently thanks to a new alloy that enables a 25 percent improvement in the ability of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How much water on earth? Exactly 1.33 billion cubic km


May 19th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Try finding out the exact volume of water on the earth and chances are that you will get multiple results and end up confused about which one is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How deep is the ocean?


May 19th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): For the romantics, love is as deep as the ocean. And now, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have actually tried to quantify the age-old query- ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers detect distant Jupiter-sized planet eclipsing its host star


September 29th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): Taking the help of a telescope in Florida, astronomers have pinned down the extravagantly unusual orbit of HD 80606b, a Jupiter-sized planet nearly 200 light years away, which ... Read more...

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Genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in bud


August 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers believe they have developed one of the first forms of genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in the bud. Specifically, the therapy would counteract diseases inherited by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Whales caught ‘thieving’ on camera


May 23rd, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Sperm whales have been caught on camera stealing cod off fishing gear. The unique video shot on CCTV cameras shows sperm whales' ability to steal black cod off longlines ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mammals’ brains exposed to hazardous cocktail of pesticides


May 21st, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The most extensive research of pollutants in marine mammals' brains has revealed that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, ... Read more...

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Statins may prevent miscarriages


October 11th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Statins may be able to prevent miscarriages in women suffering from pregnancy complications caused by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), say researchers on the basis of trials with mice. APS ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Statins ”cut miscarriage risk”


October 11th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Statins may help in preventing miscarriages in women suffering from pregnancy complications caused by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), according to researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. APS is characterised ... Read more...

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Awakening dormant brain stem cells is possible, say scientists


June 7th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A team of researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute claims to have identified specific molecules that can help awaken the sleeping brain stem cells.Dr. Dong Feng ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Ugandan monkeys are carriers of unknown poxvirus


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois have discovered that red colobus monkeys in a park in western Uganda harbor evidence of infection with unknown poxvirus.The study, led ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Just like women, men are different when it comes to sex


April 16th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): What one man finds sexually desirous, another may not, finds a new study which turns on its head the theory that the same things tend to turn ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Specific white blood cell subset expansion may be HIV progression biomarker


March 28th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): According to the researchers at the Temple University, an increase in a specific white blood cell subset could be a biomarker for the progression of HIV disease.Monocyte ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Compassion meditation can train your brain to be empathetic


March 27th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Being compassionate is no longer a feeling that is imbibed within you as your attribute, because according to a new research, such feelings can be cultivated in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kids who bully tend to have difficulties with other relationships


March 25th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers at York University and Queens University have found that students who bully others tend to have difficulties with other relationships, such as those with friends and ... Read more...

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Awakening dormant stem cells holds hope for regenerating damaged retina


March 19th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute have given new hope for regenerating the human retina damaged by disease or injury - by successfully awakening sleeping stem cells. They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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