bodily functions

‘Ageing not linked to drop in testosterone levels’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Ageing, surprisingly, may have little to do with a gradual drop in testosterone levels, but is more likely to result from a man's behavioural and health ... Read more...

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Household chemicals ‘causing cancer, reducing fertility’


May 11th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Chemicals found in household products may be contributing to rising incidence of cancer, reduced fertility and obesity, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned.EEA warned that ... Read more...

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‘Char Din Ki Chandni’, full of loud slapstick humour (IANS Hindi Film Review)


March 10th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Chaar Din Ki Chandni"; Starring: Tusshar, Kulraj Randhawa, Om Puri, Anupam Kher;Directed by: Samir Karnik; Rating: ** 1/2Don't ask who's who, what's what, and why things happen here. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

AA battery-powered devices can relieve pain, depression


December 4th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Scientists have been exploring the healing powers of electricity, particularly microcurrent therapy (MCT), involving a plethora of domestic gadgets that seemingly relieve pain, gout or depression. ... Read more...

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Even blowing nose could trigger stroke


May 6th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Something as simple as drinking coffee, making love, getting angry or even blowing your nose can trigger a deadly stroke, says a study. Seemingly harmless activities ... Read more...

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Healing burns psychologically, via telephone


December 19th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Severe burn injuries leave behind scars -- not only physical but in the victim's mind too. The Burn Eradication Project, which now hopes to begin ... Read more...

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Information technology could help prevent, treat depression


December 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Information technology and data mining techniques can be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of depression, suggests a new study.Depression often precedes and may cause, directly or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our body clocks determine how much fat we burn


November 16th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study could explain why people burn fat more efficiently at certain times of day.UC Irvine researchers have discovered that circadian rhythms - the internal body clock ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men more likely to grant women’s wishes at 6pm


October 19th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Men are more likely to grant a woman's request if she waits until 6pm to ask for it, a UK survey has found.Wishes can range from taking out ... Read more...

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Internal body temperature regulates body clock


October 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the body's circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.A light-sensitive ... Read more...

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Astrocytes, star shaped brain cells, regulate breathing


July 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that star shaped brain cells, Astrocytes, which were previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Clothes that can hear and speak!


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A team of MIT researchers has developed fibres that can detect and produce sound.Shunji Egusa, a former postdoc in Fink's lab, and current lab members Noémie Chocat and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene that ties stress to obesity and diabetes identified


April 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene that ties stress to obesity and diabetes.Dr. Alon Chen of the Weizmann Institute's Neurobiology Department and his research team have now discovered that ... Read more...

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Scientist uncovers secret of nerve cell regeneration


February 20th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Brain researcher Hiroshi Kawabe has uncovered the secret of nerve (brain) cell regeneration. It is the working of a process that permits nerve cells to grow and form complex ... Read more...

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Eat well to boost immunity, don’t pop vitamins


November 27th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Eating food rich in nutrients is more than enough to boost your immunity against colds and flu instead of just popping too many vitamins, says a new study. "Almost ... Read more...

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Naseeruddin as an Alzheimer patient


November 20th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah believes in trying many hats at the same time, already awaiting the release of half a dozen of his films in the coming year, he has ... Read more...

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Scientists find link between gene mutations and ciliopathies


August 10th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): An international team of researchers have established a link between mutations in the INPP5E gene and ciliopathies.Led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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Kelly Clarkson boasts she can talk about anything


March 17th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 17 (ANI): When American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson boasted that she could talk about anything, she was not joking.Clarkson, 26, revealed about her health and personal hygiene, and also ... Read more...

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Clicking your fingers at waiter voted Biggest First Date Faux Pas


March 14th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Going for a date tonight? Well, make sure that you dont treat the waiter at the restaurant badly, for a new study has found that clicking fingers ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

”Nazi orgy” case cost me 30,000 pounds and my dignity: Mosley


March 11th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.11 (ANI): Motor sport boss Max Mosley has claimed that his battle to clear his name in connection with the sex-related Nazi Orgy case, cost him both money and dignity. ... Read more...

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Mosquito survives in outer space


February 22nd, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Alexander Peslyak Moscow, Feb 22 (RIA Novosti) A Russian scientist has said that a mosquito had managed to survive in the outer space for 18 months. Anatoly Grigoryev, vice president of the Russian Academy ... Read more...

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Exercising pelvic floor muscles can boost sexual arousal during sex


November 7th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 7 (ANI): Exercising pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) can enhance arousal and sensation during sex, according to an expert.The pelvic floor is a layer of muscles spanning the bottom of ... Read more...

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New stem cell therapy may help repair injured brains


May 31st, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Researchers at the University of the North Carolina School of Medicine have found that hypothermia, a condition in which an organism's temperature drops below that required for ... Read more...

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New way to block destructive rush of immune cells found


January 15th, 2008 - 10:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A collaborative study has found a new way to selectively block the ability of white blood cells to crawl toward the sites of injury and infection when such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sperm tail propellant process may power future nanorobots


December 27th, 2007 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 27 (ANI): Cornell University scientists have reached one step closer to copying the biological engine that powers a sperm's tail, in order to use it in nano-sized devices.The tiny biological ... Read more...

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WHO publishes new standard for documenting the health of children and youth


November 14th, 2007 - 2:47 am ICT by admin
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