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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot


August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

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When do we turn adult - at 21 or 30?


July 30th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) For many people it may remain a puzzle throughout their lifetime but Australian researchers feel the traditional belief of many individuals viewing age 21 to be ... Read more...

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‘Women hunched over desks for long gain weight’


July 11th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Middle-aged working women who spend long hours hunched over their desks are more likely to gain greater weight, say Australian researchers.The study analysed the impact of ... Read more...

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Try sprinting to shed belly fat


July 1st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 1 (IANS) Want to shed that belly fat? Try sprinting, say Australian researchers.Just 20 minutes of sprints on an exercise bike, three times a week, will do.It ... Read more...

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Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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Cheese, milk diet vital for smarter brain


March 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Dairy products such as cheese and milk may be a strict no-no for their alleged links with heart disease and obesity but new research suggests that ... Read more...

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Eating cheese, milk could make you brainier


March 6th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Dairy food could be essential for a healthy brain, a new study suggests.The study, by US and Australian researchers, involving 1,000 adults, found those who regularly ... Read more...

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Beyonce now subject of university course


January 28th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) After a rare fly was recently named after Beyonce Knowles by Australian researchers, the singer's life has become a new course at US' Rutgers University.Lecturer ... Read more...

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Fly named after Beyonce


January 13th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian researchers have named a rare fly after singer Beyonce in honour of its golden behind, a media report said.The Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae fly -- ... Read more...

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Flourescent lamps hurt eyes


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) You may be using fluorescent globes instead of filament bulbs to beat climate change but it could be increasing chances of eye diseases, new research says. ... Read more...

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Australia opens brain research centre


October 17th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) The world's fifth largest brain research centre was officially opened in this Australian city Monday. The $227 million Melbourne Brain Centre will host 700 researchers, who ... Read more...

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Glass of fruit juice carries cancer risk


September 26th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Beware of the hidden danger lurking in a seemingly healthy glass of fresh fruit juice -- the sugar content could actually increase chances of cancer. Australian ... Read more...

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Nasal spray helps stop diabetes


June 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, scientists have developed a nasal spray vaccine that could stop children from developing diabetes, a media report said Wednesday.The spray can stop ... Read more...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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Desk job can double bowel cancer risk


April 19th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) People who have decided to carry on with a desk job for the rest of their life may need to revisit their big decision -- a ... Read more...

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Sugars play key role in bacterial infection in humans: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed that sugars that change their shape with temperature could be a key to bacterial infection in humans.The findings could lead to new ways to ... Read more...

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‘Thinking cap’ actually makes people ‘think outside the box’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): It's official - the 'thinking cap' developed by Australian researchers really makes people 'think outside the box'.Professor Allan Snyder and Richard Chi from Sydney University's Centre of the ... Read more...

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Parrots ‘tend to be left handed’


February 4th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Just like humans, parrots too choose to use one side of their body more than the other - with more of them left handed, or left footed, according ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

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Study: Diet programs may not help dodge disease risk


January 28th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian researchers have announced that losing weight may not necessarily prevent diseases if the weight is not kept off.The research which was later published in the journal ... Read more...

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Indian, Australian experts working on new cancer treatment


January 7th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) A team of Indian and Australian researchers is developing new tools for improved identification and treatment of cancer.Wei Duan, associate professor at Deakin University, who led the Australian ... Read more...

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Study: Sex is important for men aged between 70-95 years


December 8th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian researchers say men want to continue having sex even at the advanced age of 70 to 95 years.The researchers say they interviewed about 3274 men that ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new parrot on the edge of extinction


November 24th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new, critically endangered species of ground parrot in Western Australia has been identified by a team of Australian researchers involving DNA experts from the University of Adelaide.The ... Read more...

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Alcohol intake decreases with development of disease


November 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study by Australian researchers has found that the experience of ill health is associated with subsequent reduction or cessation of alcohol consumption.In a cross-sectional study from ... Read more...

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Fish create their own mosquito nets to get good night’s sleep: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by Australian researchers has revealed that fish have developed their own mosquito nets in a bid to get good night's sleep.Scientists from the University ... Read more...

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World’s first robotic rotary dairy does the job of a farmer


November 12th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 12 (ANI): Leaving the bed at the crack of dawn could soon become a thing of the past for Oz dairy farmers-thanks to a new robotic rotary dairy that does ... Read more...

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Breaches can be found in England team’s fortress: Roebuck


November 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 7(ANI): The Andrew Staruss-led England team can be beaten, but Australia will need to be at their best, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said.England have arrived Down Under to ... Read more...

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Steroid jabs for tennis elbow do ‘more harm than good’


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has indicated that using steroid injections for tendon problems like tennis elbow could do more harm than good.It found that injections reduced pain for the ... Read more...

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Non-invasive method to heal damaged vision developed


October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) People whose vision is badly damaged by over-exposure to bright light may be able to get their sight restored. Australian researchers at the ARC Vision Centre are ... Read more...

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Fertility treatment can lead to male babies


September 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Certain types of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment may enhance odds of having a boy.Some methods tip the gender balance to as many as 128 boys being born ... Read more...

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New support for leading-edge science research between Australia, India


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.22 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese has welcomed a major new funding opportunity for leading-edge science between Indian and Australian researchers.The latest (fifth) rounds of the Indo-Australian Science ... Read more...

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Follow-up healthcare critical for childhood cancer survivors


September 6th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 6 (ANI): Australian researchers have said that follow-up healthcare is important for survivors of childhood cancer as they are at a higher risk of further cancer or early death.The researchers ... Read more...

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Perfect sports bras don’t exist, say experts


August 25th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): If you have been looking for the perfect sports bra for that gym class next week, you may have to keep looking, as scientists have claimed that there's ... Read more...

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Female birds cheat ‘to have healthy offspring’


August 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 21 (ANI): Cheating maximizes female birds' chances of having healthy offspring, according to Australian researchers.For the study, Associate Professor Simon Griffith and Dr Sarah Pryke of Sydney's Macquarie University separated ... Read more...

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