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Now, gorge on the moon and stars for breakfast


May 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Breakfasts for children just got more exciting with the introduction of a whole grain cereal in crescent-shaped moons and chocolaty stars."It provides essential nutrients like fibre, ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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Vitamin D boosts sperm quality


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Would-be fathers should spend time under the sun as its exposure boosts sperm quality, say experts.A study of 340 men found that vitamin D, produced by ... Read more...

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Seaweed shake- an effective way to cut your flab!


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Finding a healthy way to lose weight? Try a seaweed shake.Scientists have found that adding the seaweed extract alginate to a chocolate milkshake suppresses hunger pangs.Men and women ... Read more...

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Seaweed shake keeps you slim by suppressing hunger


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A seaweed shake could help you stay slim by suppressing hunger pangs. Men and women who drank the seaweed extract alginate-based drink for breakfast felt almost ... Read more...

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Women’s breast riddled with metal by mistake


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers inadvertently left hundreds of tiny particles in the breasts of about thirty women who underwent breast cancer study. The particles were in a device used ... Read more...

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Drinking milk every day ‘keeps cancer at bay’


February 6th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A new research has found that kids who drink milk are 40 per cent less likely to suffer bowel cancer as adults.Scientists from New Zealand found that half ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cheers! Drinking a pint of beer a day ‘is good for your health’


January 14th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Doctors have suggested that drinking up to a pint of beer a day is good for the health and can reduce the risk of diabetes and high blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tests support effectiveness of Chinese drug for cataracts


January 13th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A widely used non-prescription drug in China and certain other countries can prevent and treat cataracts, scientists have reported.In the study, Tzu-Hua Wu, Fu-Yung Huang, Shih-Hsiung Wu and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chocolates made of jaggery developed in UP


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Dec.3 (ANI): Pantnagar University of Agriculture and Technology scientists have developed chocolates made of jaggery in Uttarakhand's Pantnagar District.The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, an apex organisation that promotes research ... Read more...

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First coca leaves chewed 8,000 years ago: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Archaeological evidence has shown that Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago.Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca ... Read more...

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Underground CO2 leakage could contaminate drinking water


November 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that leakage of carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could turn up in drinking water aquifers near the surface, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drinking 100 pc fruit juice means higher intake of essential nutrients


November 10th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Fruit juice drinkers were more likely than non-consumers to meet recommended levels of certain key nutrients, reveal researchers at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Baylor College ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, it would be possible to ‘delete painful memories’!


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): It might sound like a scene straight from a science fiction flick, but scientists claim they have found a way to permanently delete painful memories from the mind.John ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers discover how to erase memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has revealed that a particular protein at the portion of the brain where fear is recalled from, is responsible for recalling bad experiences. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise ‘cuts risk of fractures in elderly’


September 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Home-based exercises followed by voluntary home training could cut the risk of hip fractures among elderly women, says a new study.Researchers found that exercise is apparently linked with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Manganese in drinking water affects kids’ IQ


September 20th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): A new study in North America has shown that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in drinking water performed worse on tests of intellectual functioning than children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walking to school cuts risk of heart attack later


August 13th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Walking to one's school could reduce the risk of heart attack later in life. Children who walk down to school have lower stress levels and even smaller ... Read more...

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Discovery of new type of supernova may shed light on mysteries of universe


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Scientists at Weizmann Institute of Science, in collaboration with others around the world, have identified a new type of exploding star, called supernova-a feat that could shed Light ... Read more...

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Researcher verifies brain’s master switch


May 9th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A researcher at Iowa State University has verified the protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch that allows brains to function.Yeon-Kyun Shin, ... Read more...

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Smart coating helps surgical implants bond with bone, ward off infection


February 4th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from North Carolina State University have developed what they call a "smart coating" that will help surgical implants bond more closely with bone and ward off infection.When ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Good dental hygiene may not stop tooth enamel from decaying


January 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Good dental hygiene does not necessarily stop tooth enamel from decaying.Experts have pointed the two factors - too little saliva and inadequate fluoride - that can contribute to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single atom controls how bacteria walk


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that a single atom - a calcium, can control how bacteria walk.Bacteria can swim, propelling ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D helps kids improve bone density


November 9th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Calcium and vitamin D supplements can improve bone density during a crucial growth period for young girls. A six-month study looked at identical twin girls aged between nine and ... Read more...

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Why coelic disease patients develop osteoporosis


October 8th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): People suffering from coelic disease, a digestive condition, are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, as their immune system attacks bone tissue, say researchers.It was previously believed ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan confirms moon was once completely molten: Scientist


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Chandrayaan's moon mineralogy mapper has confirmed the magma ocean hypothesis, meaning that the moon was once completely molten, a senior scientist said Wednesday. "It proves beyond doubt ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Molecular sensor to detect zinc in cells for improved diagnostics


August 31st, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new molecular sensor that can detect the presence of zinc in cells and help improve diagnostics. Zinc is involved in many processes in the ... Read more...

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Animal-food consumption doesn’t up breast cancer risk


August 15th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Three human studies conducted in the U.S. have shown that there is no evidence to suggest that animal-food consumption increases or decreases the risk of breast cancer among ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Punjab villagers benefiting from Reverse Osmosis plants


July 17th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, July 17 (ANI): Many Punjab villagers are benefiting from a clean drinking water programme run by a non-governmental organization, which is establishing Reverse Osmosis (R.O) plants.So far, Naandi foundation has established ... Read more...

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Americans consume more than twice recommended salt intake


March 30th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Most Americans consume more than double the amount of their daily recommended salt intake, says a new study. A study by the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Milk supplement reduces falls among elderly


March 24th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) A simple and cheap nutrition supplement can reduce falls amongst the elderly, according to a study. The two-year study was based on 1,200 residents at 20 old age ... Read more...

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Vitamin D boosts muscle performance in girls


February 5th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Teenaged girls with higher levels of key nutrient Vitamin D may be able to jump higher and faster than their peers with lower levels, a study has shown.Not ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sack lunches may not provide adequate nutrients to preschoolers


January 7th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Packing lunch for your child might not be a good idea, for a new study has found that sack lunches may not regularly provide adequate nutrients for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flies sense noxious heat through ”painless” protein


October 1st, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A group of Japanese researchers has found that flies can sense hazardous heat by a specific sensor, namely ''Painless'' protein.The research group, led by Prof Makoto Tominaga ... Read more...

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Mineral-rich diet may cut heart disease, stroke risk


July 9th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A diet rich in minerals such as potassium, and possibly magnesium and calcium may cut a persons risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a ... Read more...

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