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Child health advice on Internet ‘unreliable’


April 12th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Browsing the internet in the hope of finding a good advice for your child's medical problem is a waste of time, say UK researchers who claim that medical ... Read more...

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Lightning-like electricity makes mushrooms multiply


April 11th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): When exposed to lightning-like electricity, mushrooms start multiplying, according to an ongoing research.For decades, farmers in Japan have welcomed storms over their fields, as they believe that ... Read more...

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PANDAS are not a big fan of stress


April 11th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections, or PANDAS, do not like stress.The diagnosis, PANDAS, was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep ... Read more...

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World needs a “barometer of natural life”, say scientists


April 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): A group of well-known scientists has warned that the world needs a "barometer of life" for the prevention of ecosystems and species being lost forever.In the journal Science, ... Read more...

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No link between dyslexia and lack of musical ability


April 9th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists in Belgium have found no link between dyslexia and a lack of musical ability.What's more, the scientists say, attempts to treat dyslexia with music therapy are unwarranted.The ... Read more...

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Married people twice as likely to become fat than their single counterparts


March 20th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 20 (ANI): Wondering what wedding present to buy for your friend? Well, a gym membership might be a good idea. A new study has claimed that people who are married ... Read more...

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Short bursts of intensive exercise as good as hours of training


March 13th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): The secret to staying fit is doing less exercise. Shocked? Well, a new study says short but intensive bursts of exercise lasting ten minutes are as effective as ... Read more...

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Obesity, alcohol join forces to increase liver disease risk


March 12th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Obesity and alcohol act together to increase the risk of liver disease in both men and women, say researchers.Two studies published on bmj.com today conclude that, from a ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘provides no help with IVF’


March 10th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Acupuncture do nothing to increase the chance of getting pregnant through IVF, fertility experts have said.Before issuing the new guidance, experts at the British Fertility Society analysed 14 ... Read more...

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‘Pain gene’ discovered


March 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene which may help explain why some people are more sensitive to and less able to tolerate pain.Dr Geoffrey Woods, of Cambridge University, said ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ... Read more...

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Teaching kids self-control skills reduces classroom problems


March 6th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Children who are taught self-control skills, such as monitoring and controlling anger and other emotions, face significantly fewer school disciplinary referrals and suspensions, says a study.Researchers at University ... Read more...

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Computers ‘understand women more than men’


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Voice recognition computers find men harder to understand than women, Edinburgh University scientists have found.In the study, researchers recorded phone calls and studied how much of conversations a ... Read more...

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Study shows link between vitamin D, skin cancer


March 5th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University has explained a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a discovery which could lead scientists to better ... Read more...

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Think like a marathon runner to reduce work stress


March 4th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A marathon mindset, i.e. starting slow but picking up pace, can help people reduce their stress load and perform better at work, researchers have pointed out.Experts at Tel ... Read more...

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Hand-held home device could ease migraine sufferers’ pain


March 4th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): A new hand-held device could prove to be an alternative treatment in relieving migraine sufferers from pain, a trial of the gadget has shown.Experts from the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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Fish use ‘UV vision’ to distinguish faces


February 26th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 26 (ANI): Fish can easily tell one species from another based entirely on the shape of the ultraviolet (UV) patterns on their faces, scientists have found.Although scientists have long known ... Read more...

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Anti-booze adverts ‘raise alcohol use’


February 25th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Advertising campaigns that warn against alcohol abuse can actually spur increase in drinking among target audiences, claims a new study.The research from the Indiana University Kelley School of ... Read more...

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Curvy women ‘give men the same high as alcohol or drugs’


February 25th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Looking at curvy women's bodies has the same effect on men as taking drugs or drinking alcohol, says a new study.According to the research, blokes use the same ... Read more...

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We’re most content at 74


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Some say school days are the happiest, some feel life begins at 40, but according to scientists, we are most content only when we hit 74.And the reasons ... Read more...

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“Healthy” chocolate bar contains water instead of fat!


February 20th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a "healthy" chocolate in which fat has been replaced with water.The low-fat chocolate, which contains almost two thirds water, apparently tastes identical to ... Read more...

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Mild traumatic brain injury may not be so mild after all


February 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Overlooking mild traumatic brain injury may amount to ignoring a major health issue, researchers have warned.Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair and professor ... Read more...

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New technique shakes brain cancer cells to death


February 20th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center have created a technique to combat brain cancer using tiny, nano-sized ... Read more...

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Personalized blood tests for cancer developed


February 19th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have developed personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing.Boffins have used data from the whole genome sequencing of cancer patients ... Read more...

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Blame parents for lack of boyfriends


February 17th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Wondering why you're always single while your friends move from man to man? Well, a new study shows it might be all your parents' fault.According to University of ... Read more...

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Walking, shellfish supplement may help ease arthritis pain


February 17th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): "Progressive walking" and a shellfish supplement every day can significantly lessen arthritis pain and improve physical function, says a new study.Writing in BioMed Central's open-access journal Arthritis Research ... Read more...

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Artificial foot that recycles energy offers hope for amputees


February 17th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed an artificial foot which they claim recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps.With the discovery, boffins hope walking for amputees would become an easy task."For ... Read more...

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Poverty linked to breast cancer gene damage


February 16th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Dundee University researchers have established a link between poverty and mutation of a gene, which may help explain why women from poor backgrounds are less likely to fight ... Read more...

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Herpes drug ‘can delay’ HIV progression


February 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A common treatment for herpes can also slow progression of the AIDS virus among co-infected patients, say US researchers.Most people infected with HIV are also coincidentally infected with ... Read more...

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Time constraints make older adults turn to net to find love


February 14th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Older adults turn to the Internet to find "The One" largely because of the time constraints in their busy lives, experts have observed.Alicia Cast, the Iowa State University ... Read more...

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Air pollution exposure ‘can lead to cardiovascular disease’


February 13th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Exposure to air pollution accelerates the thickening of artery walls that leads to cardiovascular disease, say researchers.The study, by boffins at the Keck School of Medicine of the ... Read more...

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Burglar’s trainer of choice: Reebok Classic!


February 12th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Reebok Classic is the burglar's trainer of choice, claim scientists.After examining footprints found at 155 crime scenes, University of Leicester boffins concluded that 59.99-pound trainers are thieves' top ... Read more...

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Strong ’sweet tooth’ in kids linked to alcoholism, depression


February 11th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Children with an extra-sweet tooth may be depressed or at higher risk of alcohol problems in adulthood, researchers say.According to scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, certain ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘cuts risk of developing painful gallstones’


February 10th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Intense exercise lowers the risk of developing painful gallstones, say British researchers.In the University of East Anglia study of 25,000 men and women, researchers found that those who ... Read more...

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Complex smells can make food more satisfying


February 10th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Including complex smells into what you eat could pave way for more satisfying foods, say researchers.The study, by Rianne Ruijschop at Nizo Food Research in Ede, the Netherlands, ... Read more...

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