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Canada’s cancer death rate declines


May 10th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 10 (IANS) Canada's cancer death rate declined over the past 19 years thanks to healthy lifestyles, improvements in screening and early detection, statistics released by the Canadian Cancer ... Read more...

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Animals in confined shelters harm human health


January 11th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Confinement of animals in industrial facilities threatens human health, degrades the environment and diminishes income-earning opportunities in rural areas, a report said Wednesday.The Impact of ... Read more...

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An egg a day keeps unwanted calories at bay


December 11th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) While an apple a day is known for keeping the doctor away, researchers suggest going to work on an egg everyday could be the best way ... Read more...

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Smart fish species always get their prey


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Fish species might not be all that dumb and seem to use their innate intelligence to obtain prey."There is an increasing body of evidence that suggests ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice could ease workplace stress


June 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Drinking pomegranate juice daily could ease one's stress at the workplace by reducing blood pressure and lowering stress hormone levels. Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

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Dogs ‘likelier to bond better with male owners than female’


April 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A pilot study about human-canine interactions has found that dogs owned by men, especially neurotic men, approach their owners more often than dogs of female owners.The findings ... Read more...

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Radiation is good for you, says Ann Coulter


March 19th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 19 (ANI): Right-wing blowhard Ann Coulter has become the latest celebrity to cause a stir with her controversial remarks on the disaster in Japan.During a segment on Bill ... Read more...

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Brain function linked to birth size in new study


February 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists in UK have found the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements contribute to breast cancer risk: Study


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the offspring of rats that took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as ... Read more...

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Why slopes seem steeper than they are when gazed at


February 11th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have finally found that our perception of climbing or descending hills being dangerous is because our view is clouded by the expected physical exertion or danger of ... Read more...

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Why stress, anxiety may be both good and bad for your brain


January 20th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study explains why stress and anxiety may be both a boon as well as a bane for your brain."That edge sounds good. It sounds adaptive. It ... Read more...

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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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Footballers’ high profile affairs ‘make adultery seem normal to boys’


December 29th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Soccer stars like Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney's extra-marital affairs are making kids think that marriages are not meant to last, warn experts.The footballers, whose alleged infidelity was ... Read more...

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Women shy away from fathers during ovulation


November 30th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that women tend to shy away from their fathers during ovulation. They have based their study on cell phone records of 48 women aged ... Read more...

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Putting tobacco out of sight helps put it out of mind: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered that putting tobacco out of sight in shops can change the attitude of young people to smoking, while not hitting ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D in patients with leukemia ‘ups death risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have found a significant difference in cancer progression and death in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who had sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood compared to ... Read more...

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Starting HIV treatment early preserves immune function


September 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected individuals who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after acquiring the virus may have stronger immune responses to other pathogens than HIV-infected ... Read more...

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Chocolate eaters ‘less likely to have heart disease’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Good news for chocoholics: A new US study has shown that people who ate chocolate more than five times a week were 57 per cent less likely to ... Read more...

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Bariatric ops reduce chances of gestational diabetes


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that obese women who have undergone bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy are three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women ... Read more...

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‘Active travel’ one of the keys to healthy lifestyle


August 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that communities with more walkers and cyclists are healthier than those where people must rely on cars to get around.Researchers analyzed city- and ... Read more...

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It’s official! Marriage and committed romance can buffer against stress


August 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that exchanging marital vows is good for people's health, and now, a new study suggests that having that long-term commitment also alters hormones in ... Read more...

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Vivid dreams improve our memories


August 15th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Vivid dreams have a way of boosting our memories, making us better problem solvers. People who go through a dream-filled sleep can recall information more easily and link ... Read more...

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‘Junk DNA’ supports development in less-than-ideal growth conditions


July 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Repeated instructional regions in the DNA of fruit fly may contribute to normal development under less-than-ideal growth conditions by making sure that genes are turned on and off ... Read more...

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Swiftest sprinters tend to be of African ancestry


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) The swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white. A study of the elite athletes over the past 100 years ... Read more...

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Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin


July 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered why the world's fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body ... Read more...

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Having BFFs helps female baboons live longer


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has found that female baboons that maintain closer ties with other members of their troop live substantially longer than do those whose social bonds are ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for cognitive function


June 26th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.The study was led by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker ... Read more...

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Drunkenness ups risk for violent behaviour in people who suppress anger


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): People who suppress anger are more likely to become violent when drunk, a new study has found.Thor Norstrom and Hilde Pape, researchers involved in the study, applied an ... Read more...

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Apple juice perks up mood in Alzheimer’s patients


June 15th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Apple juice can improve mood swings in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients, says a new study. Indoor AD patients administered two four-ounce glasses of apple juice daily for ... Read more...

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Apple juice ‘can enhance Alzheimer’s patients’ mood’


June 15th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that those suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) can enhance their mood with apple juice.In the study, after institutionalized AD patients consumed two 4-oz glasses of ... Read more...

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Scientists find cholesterol regulating ‘remote-control’ in brain


June 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Researchers have found a potential new target for pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels - a hormone called ghrelin in the brain that signals hunger pangs and regulates cholesterol ... Read more...

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Hidden factors that shape our relationships - smell, proximity, temperature


June 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): It's not just words and gestures that shape human social interactions, hidden factors such as smell, proximity, and even temperature, influence how we relate to others, say researchers.Gun ... Read more...

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Eat eggs for breakfast to lose weight


April 13th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Wondering how to shed those extra kilos? Then eat an egg for breakfast, a new study suggests. According to researchers from the University of Connecticut, eating eggs for breakfast ... Read more...

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Regular exercise cuts down patient anxiety 20 percent


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The anxiety that often accompanies a chronic illness can chip away at the quality of life and make patients less likely to follow their treatment plan. But regular ... Read more...

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