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Kalam’s ‘Turning Points’ retains top spot (IANS Books)


July 28th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's "Turning Points" retained the top spot in the non-fiction category this week, while E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" continued ... Read more...

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Memory deteriorates faster in life’s last two years


April 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A person's memory deteriorates at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of his or her life than at any other time after memory problems ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CNN founder ’spends each week with different girlfriend’


March 1st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Ted Turner, the 73-year-old billionaire founder of CNN, spends one week each month with a different girlfriend, The Telegraph reported Thursday.He revealed that he has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why good guys aren’t preferred as tough leaders


September 28th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) When the going gets tough, people prefer a dominant power-hungry guy to lead them, rather than someone good or respectable, researchers say.Respectable people may be perceived ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Queen told William to throw away wedding guest-list


September 25th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Prince William was devastated when he found out his friends were left out of his wedding guest list in favour of dignitaries. His grandmother, Queen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables


August 16th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Germs like E. coli and Salmonella lurk in raw vegetables, where it might not be possible to remove them even with repeated washing, say US scientists.These ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dependent people aren’t always passive, says study


May 4th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): The moment you think of a dependent person, an image of someone who's needy, high-maintenance, and passive comes in front. But dependent people aren't always passive, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early school time ups crash rates among sleep restricted teen drivers


April 16th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found increased automobile crash rates among Virginia Beach teen drivers who start school earlier in the morning.The study analyzed data provided by the Virginia ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Red eyed’ people perceived as sad and unattractive


April 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new study has found that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted."Red, 'bloodshot' eyes are prominent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel immune therapy for pancreatic cancer discovered


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer's scaffolding has been discovered by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression increases over time for addiction-prone women


February 19th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers has found that unlike alcohol problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leaf-cutters switch jobs to ensure efficiency


December 10th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): It seems humans could take a cue from leaf-cutter ants to remain productive for the society and know when to quit to make room for someone else to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The ’secret ingredient’ in religion that makes people happier


December 7th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Scientists have revealed the secret ingredient in religion that makes people happier."Our study offers compelling evidence that it is the social aspects of religion rather than theology or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Old age may not have role in why people become forgetful


September 16th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Old age may not be to blame for older people becoming forgetful, a recent study reveals.It suggests that the same brain lesions that are associated with dementia are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Larger head size, a boon for Alzheimer’s patients


July 13th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Alzheimer's patients with large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those sufferers who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins uncover most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a black hole


July 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope have helped scientists uncover the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

False diagnosis of TB in HIV patients is fatal


May 17th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at University of California-San Francisco and Makerere University-Kampala has shown that HIV-infected patients who are falsely diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacterial defense mechanism code cracked


April 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): American scientists have successfully discovered how some bacteria develop structures on their surfaces that enable them to cause disease and protect themselves from the body's defences simultaneously.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Family meals, adequate sleep, limited TV may cut childhood obesity risks


February 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 8 (ANI): Household routines like eating dinner together as a family, getting adequate sleep and limiting television viewing time appear to lower obesity risks in children, says a study.Principal investigator ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Training videos helpful for parents of autistic kids


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): American researchers have found that parents of children with autism can help their kids more effectively after watching instructional DVDs.It was also seen that this led to improvements ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Extended nicotine patch treatment effective in helping smokers kick the butt


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 2 (ANI): Smokers who are treated with an extended nicotine patch are more likely to abstain from cigarettes for longer period of time than those using the standard regimen, suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Stand Up Straight” Author Robert Creamer Invited To White House


December 8th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.08, (THAINDIAN NEWS) While the recent White House Dinner gate crashing event drew plenty of media attention to a couple, people failed to notice that there was an unusual guest ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Weak link in cancer cell armour identified


November 13th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a weak link in cancer cells.They have discovered that inactivation of a DNA repair gene called Hus1 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Computerised alerts can curb prescription of costly drugs


November 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Computerised alerts, which compare medication brands, can help curb the impulse to prescribe unnecessarily expensive, heavily marketed drugs, according to a new study. This would help in lowering the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Biofuels to have greatest impact on land use and habitat


August 26th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that biomass production for fuel or electricity generation will have the biggest impact on landscape and habitats.According to a report in Nature News, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How brain waves fire in unison while paying attention


May 29th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): While the neurons in human brains are known to start firing in unison when a person pays attention, scientists have now found the brain centre that controls this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zoe Saldana likens Johnny Depp to ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’


May 18th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Johnny Depp is like 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', at least that's what his 'Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl' co-star Zoe ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bond gave inspiration to real-life US agents, says book


May 7th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Fictional spy James Bond and his array of clever gadgets inspired many real-life US agents, reveals a new book.The MI6 hero along with his breathtaking devices helped the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Babyfaceness’ may benefit black CEOs (Corrected)


May 2nd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Black CEO's having warmer physical appearances or 'babyfaceness' tend to be at the helm of more prestigious corporations, a new study has revealed.Lead author Robert Livingston, Kellogg ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Babyfaceness’ may benefit black CEOs


May 1st, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Black CEO's having warmer physical appearances or 'babyfaceness' tend to be at the helm of more prestigious corporations, a new study has revealed.Lead author Robert Livingston, Kellogg ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists create safer embryonic stem cells


April 13th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) In a breakthrough, researchers have used tiny molecules called microRNAs to turn back adult mouse cells back to their embryonic state. These reprogrammed cells are pluripotent, meaning that, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Author Agatha Christies writing desk up for grabs


March 19th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): An antique desk on which renowned author Agatha Christie penned her novels is set to go under the hammer. It is expected to fetch around 1,000 pounds.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Huge CO2 releases may have amplified global warming at end of last ice age


March 13th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that natural releases of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean due to shifting wind patterns could have amplified global warming at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Education may not slow memory loss


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A higher level of education may help lower the risk of Alzheimer''s disease, but it doesn''t seem to slow memory loss once the decline starts, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain starvation as we age triggers Alzheimer’’s


December 25th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Researchers from Northwestern University''s Feinberg School of Medicine have found that a slow, chronic starvation of the brain as people grow old appears to be one of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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