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South Asians more prone to knee arthritis: Expert


September 10th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Senior citizens in the Indian sub-continent suffer a 15 percent more severe attack of osteo-arthritis in their knee joints as compared to their counterpart Caucasians from ... Read more...

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Facial cues can be misinterpreted in different cultures


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Facial expressions, perceived as the 'universal language of emotions', can lead to misinterpretation as they are viewed in different ways by different cultures, says a new ... Read more...

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Alcohol consumption on the rise, finds research


September 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has found that due to various factors, including social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, more people are drinking than 20 years ago.A UT Southwestern ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Racial disparities in head, neck cancer more to do with society than biology


September 27th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioural factors than biological differences, especially ... Read more...

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Genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis.Scientists from University of North Carolina and Interleukin Genetics, Inc. revealed the findings from a large clinical study to evaluate ... Read more...

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Asians, Caucasians recognise faces differently


January 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): In a study on Caucasians and Asians, the researchers found that people of different races recognise faces differently.PhD student Caroline Blais, of the Universite de Montreal Department ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Barriers associated with regular exercise in health clubs


December 18th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that negative emotions prevent people from exercising regularly in health clubs.Researchers at The George Washington University Medical Center explored and compared the barriers ... Read more...

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Researchers uncover genetic link to heart failure


December 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, have identified a group of 12 genetic variants in the HSPB7 gene, which is linked to heart failure in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian student accuses Scottish university of racial discrimination


October 24th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Aberdeen (Scotland), Oct. 24 (ANI): An Indian student has accused Scotland's Aberdeen University of racial discrimination.The 35-year-old female student, who hails from Bangalore, Karnataka, and was studying for a post-graduate degree in ... Read more...

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Australia to apologise to British child migrants


August 30th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (DPA) Australia plans to apologise to thousands of British children admitted to orphanages where brutality and sexual abuse were everyday occurrences, a cabinet minister said Sunday. "This is a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Harmless’ gene mutation can trigger bowel cancer


July 16th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) A widespread gene mutation, once thought to be a trivial abnormality, adds significantly to the risk of developing bowel cancer, according to a new study. Western Australian Institute ... Read more...

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Music may help treat heart attack and stroke victims


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Music could one day be used as a therapeutic tool for blood pressure control and heart patient rehabilitation, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that music ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover malfunctioning gene behind gout


June 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a malfunctioning gene they helped uncover last year can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissue ... Read more...

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Why methamphetamine is so addictive and damaging to brain


October 15th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A study has cast new light on why the drug methamphetamine is very addictive and damaging to the brain. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) ... Read more...

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Biracial Asian Americans twice as likely to suffer from psychological disorder as monoracials


August 18th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Biracial Asian Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with a psychological disorder as monoracial Asian Americans, a new study suggests.Researchers at the Asian American ... Read more...

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Cases of new, deadly form of cancer on the rise: Study


July 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that the incidence of mantle cell lymphoma, a deadly form of non-Hodgkin''s lymphoma, is on ... Read more...

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Genetic variation in mitochondria may boost vision disorder risk


May 7th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre has revealed that genetic variation in the DNA of mitochondria may increase a persons risk of developing age-related macular ... Read more...

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Scientists map out genetic locus for triglycerides


April 26th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A group of researchers have mapped out a region on human chromosome 1 that contributes to genetically elevated blood triglyceride levels, a major risk factor for heart ... Read more...

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India a ‘genetically secular’ country: study


April 25th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Genes found among Indians have similarity with genes found among Europeans, Australians, Americans and others across the globe, says a mega study released Friday by the Council ... Read more...

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Asian women at double the risk of arterial abnormality


February 8th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has found that Asian women are at an increased risk to have an arterial abnormality that can cause heart attack and sudden death in adults. A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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