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‘Make aspiring presidents declare assets’


June 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the July 19 presidential election, a think tank Tuesday said presidential candidates should be asked to declare their assets.The National Election Watch (NEW) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Partner controlling behaviors linked to relationship violence


April 5th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that having a partner who exhibits controlling behaviours appears to be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence.However, young women experiencing these ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rich, young women ‘more prone to melanoma’


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has found that the incidence of melanoma appears higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods than those living ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skin cancer’s influence on quality of life ‘more substantial for women’


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that women experience more health-related quality of life issues than men for up to 10 years following a diagnosis of the skin cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone-anchored hearing aids ‘beneficial’ for hearing-impaired kids


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that bone-anchored hearing aids appear helpful in improving hearing and quality of life in children with hearing loss in one or both ears."Since ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Suicide terrorism on the rise: US study


January 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): An increase in the frequency of suicide terrorism in recent years has been noticed, with over 90 percent of all suicide attacks from 1970-2008 occurring between 2000 and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

60-second test can tell if IVF is successful


January 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have devised a 60-second test to predict a couples' chances of having a baby through IVF.A free calculator, available online, uses the answers to nine simple questions ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Features of metabolic syndrome prevalent in people with psoriasis


December 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that people with psoriasis have a high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome.The features that make up metabolic syndrome include obesity, high blood pressure, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin found dead


December 15th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Springfield, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Springfield Mayor, Timothy J. Davlin was found dead at his house on Tuesday.Though some members of his community suspect that the mayor killed himself, the police have ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Heavy smoking in midlife ‘doubles dementia risk’


October 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Heavy smoking in middle age is linked to more than double the risk for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia two decades later, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients warned off ‘Dr Google’


September 26th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that one in five Australians misuses prescription and over-the-counter medicines and GPs are worried about the reach of 'Dr Google'.Doctors have also warned ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mars ‘will be as big as the moon’ hoax doing the rounds again


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): It's a tradition that comes on the same day, year after year - an email, which claims that planet Mars is going to come so close to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fathers experience prenatal, postpartum depression too


May 19th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A an analysis of previous research has revealed that about 10 percent of fathers experience prenatal or postpartum depression, with rates being highest in the 3 to 6 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cochlear implants ‘less beneficial’ for the elderly


May 18th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Cochlear implants are less beneficial for older adults as compared to younger patients who have similar levels of hearing impairment before surgery, according to a report.The study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-dose vitamin D tied to increased fall risk among older women


May 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Older women receiving an annual large dose of vitamin D may have an increased risk of falls and fractures, says a new study.According to the research in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet users moved by Haitian crisis


January 14th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Jay Dougherty Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) Social-networking sites have been flooded with outpourings of sympathy, calls for help, and first-hand reports of the devastation caused by the Haitian earthquake.On Twitter, people ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

First near-total face and upper-jaw transplant looks successful


November 17th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have achieved success in the first near-total face and upper jaw transplant, almost a year after it was conducted, according to a new report.The researchers have observed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

eStadium app brings replays, chat features to smartphones


November 7th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Watching a match live from the stands might be an exciting experience, but it does not allow you to have instant replays, or share opinions about the game ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google introduces turn-by-turn navigation to Mobile Maps


October 28th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mountain View, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In another revolution by Google, it has now introduced the facility of having turn-by-turn navigation to Mobile Maps. This is the latest technologically advanced application ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Noncorrectable vision problems linked to shorter lifespan in older adults


October 13th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has found that visual problems that cannot be corrected are linked to an increased risk of death in older adults.Visual impairment has been linked to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy better treatment option for kids with enlarged tonsils


October 5th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): A new study suggests radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy, a procedure that helps surgeons reduce the size of the tonsillar tissue rather than remove the tonsils entirely, to be an effective and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s what ups amyloid beta production in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains


September 4th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): An new class of medicines to effectively treat Alzheimer's disease may soon be available, for an international research group has shed light on how a fragment of a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Regulation of ’short stature’ gene crucial for growth in kids


August 26th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A team of researchers in Germany have found that not only a gene called SHOX is involved in the development of short stature, but sequences of genetic material ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Demand for private detectives on rise in Ludhiana


August 25th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Aug.25 (ANI): There is an unprecedented surge in the demand for private detectives in Ludhiana, which has created an excellent business opportunity for the detective agencies who promise ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

FACTBOX: Timeline and backgrounds on the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, Al-Megrahi’s trial and his release


August 20th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by BNO News
SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The following is a a factbox containing a timeline and background information of key events in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 and the events ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Aspirin ‘cuts colorectal cancer death risk’


August 12th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Taking aspirin on a regular basis after being diagnosed with colon cancer has been found to reduce the chances of dying from the disease, reveals a new study.Numerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rapper Corey Miller jailed for life


August 12th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Rapper Corey Miller faces a mandatory life sentence after a jury in New Orleans, Louisiana found him guilty of second-degree murder. Contactmusic.com reports that Miller, formerly known as C-Murder, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British aristocrat’s corpse may hold swine flu key


July 28th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Scientists believe the corpse of a British aristocrat who died 90 years ago could provide vital information about the swine flu epidemic.Sir Mark Sykes, a Tory MP, soldier ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find 3,600 disease ’switches’ in human body


July 18th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by researchers at University of Copenhagen and the Max Planck Institute in Germany has led to the identification of no less than 3,600 molecular ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lens implantation may treat some patients with nearsightedness


July 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Some people with nearsightedness may be provided with stable correction through the implantation of lenses made of a collagen-like substance, suggest the promising findings of a study."Laser-assisted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene-brain activity pattern combo behind difficult-to-hush babies


July 14th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): People finding it difficult to soothe their babies need not worry about their parenting skills anymore, for a new study suggests that children's temperament may be due in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snap showing MJ enjoying a gig with Tatum O’Neil in blissful anonymity resurfaces


July 10th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): An incredible picture of a 24-year-old Michael Jackson, apparently enjoying a concert with then beaming young actress Tatum O'Neil in blissful anonymity, has resurfaced. The snap was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Elections over, Bangalore NGO to monitor state MPs


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Elections over and the 15th Lok Sabha in place, it's time to monitor the work of elected representatives of the country. Bangalore-based voluntary group Daksh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vitamin C may help prevent gout in men


March 10th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Men who consume higher levels of vitamin C are less likely to develop gout, a painful type of arthritis, says a new report. "Gout is the most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a simple urine test to diagnose heart disease


January 29th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Aussie researchers have moved a step closer to developing the first urine test for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), the condition behind most heart attack cases. Lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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