biological factors

Grey matter size linked to altruism, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, July 12 (IANS) Some people who are more forthcoming with help than others can thank the size of their grey matter, housed at the junction of the two brain ... Read more...

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Trauma victims can develop schizophrenia


April 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.Previous research focused on the biological factors ... Read more...

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98.6 degrees Fahrenheit ideal to keep fungi and food at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Two researchers have discovered that 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) is ideal temperature to ward off fungal infection and keep food at bay."One of the mysteries about ... Read more...

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Our body temperature best for keeping fungi at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Our 37 degrees Celsius body temperature is just warm enough to ward off fungal infection and obviate the need for snacking, says a study. "One of the ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too prefer using their right hands


October 29th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study by Spanish scientists has revealed that humans are not the only species to prefer to use their right hand -- chimpanzees also share the trait. ... Read more...

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Tackling obesity in young people


October 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention.However, healthcare providers and other professionals ... Read more...

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Earlier, later puberty linked to anti-social boys


May 4th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Earlier or later timing of puberty in adolescents boys can trigger chemicals linked to anti-social behavior, according to researchers."Aggressive behavior can begin very early, even in pre-school, and ... Read more...

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Motivation crucial for successful weight loss


April 27th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): When it comes to losing weight, a lot of factors matter: How much and what types of food you eat, the amount and intensity of exercise to burn ... Read more...

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Changes in kids’ sleep patterns predict onset of puberty


December 24th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Changes in children's sleep patterns signal puberty before physical changes develop, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.For the study, researchers analyzed sleep patterns of 11- and ... Read more...

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Exercise in adolescence may cut brain tumor risk


October 7th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Physical activity during adolescence may help guard against a deadly form of brain tumor in adulthood, says a new study.Although very less is known about the causes of ... Read more...

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How some people maintain weight loss, others don’t


September 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Ever wondered how some people successfully maintain a significant weight loss, while others tend to regain the weight? Well, researchers at The Miriam Hospital attribute such tendencies to ... Read more...

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Personality traits associated with chronic worrying can lead to early death


August 19th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Too much worry and stress can lead to early death, at least in part, as people are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours, such as smoking, say ... Read more...

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Chronic worrying can hasten death, warns study


August 19th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Chronic worrying can hasten death because it is more likely to promote unhealthy behaviours like smoking, warns a new study. Chronic worrying, anxiety and vulnerability to depression are key ... Read more...

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Watching television before bedtime may contribute to chronic sleep debt


June 8th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Watching television before bedtime may contribute to chronic sleep debt, according to a new study.For the study, researchers included data from 21,475 people aged 15 or older who ... Read more...

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Kids love for sweet taste linked to their physical growth


March 19th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Kids heightened liking for sweet-tasting foods is linked to their physical growth, according to a new study.The study has been conducted by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Giving teens more time to sleep helps improve grades at school


March 9th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Giving teenagers more time to sleep helps boost their concentration levels, and consequently grades in school, according to a leading head teacher.Dr Paul Kelley, head of the ... Read more...

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Malaysias CID director says no cover up in Kugan case


March 6th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur,Mar.6 (ANI): Malaysian Police have dismissed allegations of a cover up of criminal culpability of police officers and men allegedly involved in, and leading to the death of suspected car ... Read more...

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Diabetes, hypertension lead to pre-term births


January 30th, 2009 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Mothers with diabetes and hypertension are much more likely to deliver pre-term babies, says a Canadian study.According to the study, mothers over 35 are much more likely to ... Read more...

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Less satisfaction from food makes obese overeat


October 17th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have suggested that obese individuals may overeat because they experience less satisfaction from eating food ... Read more...

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The more the booze, the tinier the brain


October 14th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): The more you drink alcohol, the smaller your total brain volume gets, according to a new study by Wellesley College, Massachusetts.The study found that even moderate alcohol ... Read more...

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Calorie restriction may not increase human lifespan as it does in rodents


September 25th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have revealed that calorie restriction, a diet that is low in calories and high in nutrition, may ... Read more...

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Heres why face symmetry is sexy


May 7th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Your face is not only an important source of social information, but its attractiveness is one property that is quickly noticed. Now, in a new research, scientists ... Read more...

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Fungi maybe natures eco-warrior against harmful effects of depleted uranium


May 5th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): A new report has suggested that fungi may have an important role to play in capturing potentially dangerous depleted uranium, left in the environment after recent ... Read more...

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Breast cancer in black women may be linked to neighbourhood conditions


March 18th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 18 (ANI): In a path-breaking project, researchers at the University of Chicago have found that breast cancer in black women may be linked to neighbourhood conditions.This is a ... Read more...

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Testosterone could protect against anorexia and bulimia


March 4th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Michigan State University (MSU) have suggested that testosterone plays a crucial role in protecting people against eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.The research team ... Read more...

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Experts warn of rise in infertility levels in future generations


February 15th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Experts have warned that infertility levels may rise in the generations to come.While writing in British Medical Journal, experts have said that that infertility levels may rise in ... Read more...

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Scientists divulge new approach catch autism early


January 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study at University of New South Wales has found that incorporating both psychological and biological factors helps in earlier detection of autism.The study was related to ... Read more...

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Why some depressed women lose their sense of smell


January 4th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Drowning in perfume but still cant smell yourself? Maybe youre suffering from the blues, for a new study has suggested that women who are depressed lose their sense ... Read more...

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Gay men more likely to be right-handed: Study


November 27th, 2007 - 3:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new study has provided a new twist on the connection between sexual orientation and right or left-handedness, claiming that gay or bisexual men have an elevated incidence ... Read more...

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