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Shared commute key to good marriage?


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) A shared commute, just like shared dreams and ambitions, can help make a successful relationship, according to a study.Married couples are happier if they travel to ... Read more...

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Multi-tasking good for brain


April 14th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Juggling too much technology at once - such as texting or browsing online while watching TV - is said to make you less efficient. But researchers ... Read more...

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Heavy shopping bags cause stress


December 28th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Something as simple as carrying heavy shopping bags can trigger depression, reveals a study. In the study, one group of participants were told to hold shopping ... Read more...

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Banned pesticide found in human milk


September 14th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Banned agricultural pesticide DDT, which can cause cancer, is still widely found in human bodies, new research claims.In a study of 146 human milk samples, most ... Read more...

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Antioxidant in apple extends lifespan


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Apples contain an antioxidant, nutrients which slowdown process of ageing and some ailments, that extends average lifespan by 10 percent, a study says.The results, obtained with ... Read more...

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Eating apples could extend lifespan by 10pc: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' is an old proverb.Now, researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong have reported the first evidence that the antioxidants ... Read more...

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How things get complicated when a friend is a service provider


February 15th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that when a friend is a service provider, things can get complicated as it can lead to feelings of betrayal or empathy.How consumers ... Read more...

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Acupuncture may help treat lazy eye


December 14th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that acupuncture could potentially become an alternative to patching for treating amblyopia (lazy eye) in some older children.About one-third to one-half of the ... Read more...

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Baby’s genome lurks in mother’s blood: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has brought the step of sequencing foetal genome from the mother's DNA one step closer.The discovery may offer prospective parents a non-invasive way of testing ... Read more...

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How airborne influenza may spread


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Influenza usually spreads through direct contact and droplets, but a new study examines aerosol transmission as a possible way.On April 4, 2008, seven inpatients in a Hong Kong ... Read more...

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Humble red onion may be good for heart


October 7th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Red onion, commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, could help prevent heart disease. Scientists have discovered that it helps remove bad cholesterol - which can cause ... Read more...

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The humble red onion could help prevent heart disease


October 7th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the humble red onion could help prevent heart disease.They have discovered that the vegetable - commonly used in Mediterranean and Indian cuisine - helps ... Read more...

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Competing for female attention can shorten men’s lifespan


August 10th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): Ratios between males and females affect human longevity, a new study has found.Men who reach sexual maturity in a context in which they far outnumber women live, on ... Read more...

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Pandemic flu concerns have positive effect on personal hygiene behaviour


May 28th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Concerns over pandemic flu has positive impact on personal hygiene behaviours, a new research has found.A team led by Joseph T.F. Lau, PhD, a professor at the Chinese ... Read more...

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Green tea helps prevent eye disease


April 25th, 2010 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Green tea has always been known for its antioxidant effects and disease fighting properties, but now researchers say the benefits could help the eyes. The report, the first to ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Green tea, renowned for its powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties, has been found to help protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases. The new study, the first documenting how ... Read more...

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Shaking hands over the net may soon be possible!


April 15th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Hong Kong scientists have developed a robotic hand that allows friends and family to hold hands with there loved ones over the Internet.The cyber-hand plugs into a computer ... Read more...

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Robotic hand to allow people to hold hands over internet


April 15th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Specially-designed robotic hands would soon allow friends and family to hold hands over the internet and help them experience the sensation of touch. It plugs into a computer and ... Read more...

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Western parents more dominating than East Asian counterparts


November 6th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that parents in Western countries are more controlling and dominating over their children compared to those in East Asian countries.The research led by ... Read more...

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Weather can help predict dengue fever outbreaks


October 27th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): High temperatures, humidity and low wind speed are linked to high occurrence of dengue fever, a new study has found.Published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, ... Read more...

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Kao, Willard and Boyle win Nobel Physics Prize (Lead)


October 6th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 6 (DPA) Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith have won this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for discoveries of importance for the internet and the digital ... Read more...

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Junk food cholesterol may pose the greatest heart disease risk


August 21st, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Health freaks know that high levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol can increase the risk of heart attacks. Now, scientists have discovered a little-known type of cholesterol ... Read more...

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Wrist acupuncture can prevent nausea from anesthesia


April 15th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has found that wrist acupunture or acupressure can significantly reduce vomiting and nausea symptoms, which are generally experienced after surgery.The researchers have found that by ... Read more...

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Buy a pen to restore your shaken self-confidence


January 27th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): People who have momentarily lost confidence in their intelligence are likely to buy a pen because it will help restore their self confidence, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Rice that protects chicken from bird flu developed


January 16th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 16 (DPA) Hong Kong scientists Friday claimed to have created a genetically modified rice that provides protection for chickens from the bird flu virus.The rice contains genetic material from ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple and safer blood test to detect fetal diseases


November 27th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): With just a drop of the mother''s blood, it may soon be possible to determine whether an unborn baby has a genetic disorder, say researchers.The scientists hope ... Read more...

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Moths can be trained to sniff out different smells


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 3 (ANI): An international team of U.S. and Hong Kong researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has shown that it is possible to train insects to perform certain behaviours when ... Read more...

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Gefitinib shows promise in treating Asian nonsmokers with lung cancer


September 16th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers in Hong Kong have suggested that gefitinib should be considered a first-line therapy for non-smoking Asian patients with one of the most common types of lung ... Read more...

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Chinese herbs may help treat eczema


March 13th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 13 (ANI): A traditional combinations of five Chinese herbs may help treat people suffering from eczema, a new study by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong suggests. In ... Read more...

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