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Antibiotics can induce obesity in children


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposing very young infants to antibiotics may cause them to bloat up in childhood, says a new research based on 11,532 children.Researchers from the New York ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plastic pollution in sea reaches alarming levels


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Plastic pollution is reaching alarming levels off the coast of Pacific Northwest, which is just as bad as the notoriously polluted North Sea.University of British Columbia ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New tool shows dinosaurs lighter than thought


June 6th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have developed a tool to measure the weight and size of dinosaurs precisely and discovered they are not as heavy as previously thought. Biologists used ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Low testosterone raises risk of diabetes


May 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Men with low levels of testosterone could be at greater risk of developing diabetes, a study has said.Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found low testosterone ... Read more...

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Mammals running speed determines eye size


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Maximum running speed practically determines mammalian eye size other than body size, says a new study.Species with larger eyes usually have higher visual acuity, says Chris Kirk, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Larger brain size not governed by shrinking gut


November 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It was believed that early humans were able to redirect energy to their brains due to a reduced digestive tract. But primatologists have disproved this, showing ... Read more...

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Cooked - not raw - food provides more energy


November 8th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, cooked food provides more energy than its raw version, which is particularly true of meat.The finding suggests humans are biologically adapted to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Early risers are slim, healthy and happy


September 15th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) People who get up early in the morning are likely to be happier, healthier and slimmer than those who do not, says a study.The researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer


July 12th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 12 (IANS) An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different way than morphine and other pharmaceuticals.Jatropha ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Amazing retina explains birds’ unparalleled vision


June 24th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Our feathered friends have something that humans lack -- an extraordinarily sharp and powerful vision.The avian retina is far more complex in structure and composition than ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nintendo Wii keeps idle people fit


May 5th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Nintendo Wii, a popular fitness game console, could get inactive or overweight people back into the exercise regime.A study on Nintendo Wii Fit found that participants, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Treating high BP, cholesterol, diabetes may delay Alzheimer’s


April 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Retain your muscle strength in old age


April 1st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age but the golden years can be a time to get ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Resistance exercise builds muscle, ups strength among older adults


April 1st, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Getting older does not mean giving up muscle strength, for the experts at the University of Michigan Health System have indicated that not only can adults fight the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discrimination increases health problems in obese people


March 4th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that the discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Controlling adipose tissue key to tackling obesity: study


December 30th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A thesis by biologist Aline Jelenkovic from University of the Basque Country found that apart from BMI, the amount of adipose tissue should also be considered in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity increases death risk in vehicle crashes


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Obesity spells a higher death risk in severe vehicular crashes. In a motor crash or collision, a moderately obese driver faces a 21 percent higher risk of death, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lazy lifestyles ‘killing people’


November 30th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): Queensland authorities have said that it's high time that people realize their lazy lifestyles are killing them.The Health of Queenslanders 2010 biennial report showed escalating rates of obesity, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chromium has no nutritional effect: Study


November 28th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new research has stated that Chromium III, which is considered as an essential component of healthy diet, has no nutritional benefits.A paper authored by University of Alabama ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why kids tire more quickly than adults when out for a walk


November 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Ever wondered why children get tired quickly than adults when walking? Well, scientists had long recognized that smaller people use more energy per kilogram body mass than larger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New equation that calculates how much energy we use while walking


November 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the equation for how much energy we use while walking.Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University has linked the effect that body size has on physiological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny cricket possesses world’s ‘biggest’ testicles


November 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) It may only be half the size of a human finger, but the tuberous bushcricket has the biggest testicles in the world relative to its body weight! ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bushcrickets have ‘the largest testicles as per body weight’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study has found that Tuberous Bushcricket (Platycleis affinis) produces testes, which are 14percent of the male body mass, making it a species that has the largest testicles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pterosaurs could fly non-stop for 10,000 miles


October 20th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Giant pterosaurs may have been capable of flying up to 10,000 miles (16,000 km) non-stop, according to a new research. The huge flying creatures, some ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Moving country could affect men’s libido


October 16th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Men should be careful when considering moving country, for a new study suggests that it could affect their libido and susceptibility to disease by changing their testosterone levels.Sex ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turn off the light at night to lose weight


October 12th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): It is well known that too much junk food and lack of exercise makes us fat. But a new research suggests there may be another factor at play: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Good night’s sleep helps you stay slim


October 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A good night's sleep can help you stay slim, a study has found.Dieters who get a good night's rest lose twice as much fat than those who scrimp ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bottle milk makes babies fat: Study


September 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A study has found that bottle-fed babies are primed for a life of obesity.Babies who gain pounds too fast in their first months are more likely to become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insomniacs four times more likely to die early


September 1st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Men with severe insomnia are four times more likely to die early, a new research says. Researchers followed 741 late middle-aged men over 14 years, four percent of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oz woman let off for drink driving over lack of public transport!


August 4th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 4 (ANI): A woman in Australia has been acquitted of a drink driving charge because she lives in an area where there is no public transport.Jasmin Clair Henley, 27, had ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Energy efficient’ orangutans need less food fuel than we do


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Orangutans are more economical - in terms of food fuel needs, than any other primate, including humans, a new study has found.According to the research, orangutans need less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-protein diet should begin with breakfast


July 25th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Here's how you can maintain muscle mass, curb hunger, reduce abdominal fat, and prevent age-related bone loss - starting your day with a high-protein breakfast.While humans maintain the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fungus preys on ‘meditating monk’s’ mummy (With Images)


July 8th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Geu (Himachal Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) The mummified body of a 'meditating monk' believed to be 550 years old is wasting away. Fungus has set in and loss of body ... Read more...

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