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‘Arguments with mom can keep teens away from drinks’


June 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Teens who have arguments with their moms are better placed to resist peer pressure and avoid drinks or drugs, says a new study. Arguing actually gives ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why isn’t the answer always on the tip of the tongue?


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Do you often find that a word is on the tip of your tongue but are unable to vocalise it? If so, you're not alone. New ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Father’s love greatly impacts personality development


June 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) A father's love contributes as much - and sometimes more - to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists discover microbes that survive extreme environment


June 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth and appear to have a different way of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Milk compound tough on waistline isolated


June 6th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have identified a natural milk compound that keeps obesity at bay in mice even as they continue to enjoy high-fat diets. "This is present in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Policy needed for South Asian women migrants, says UN report


June 4th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With South Asia contributing over six million international women migrants, a report Monday said lack of information and proper documentation has been hindering their ... Read more...

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A biosensor to detect drugs!


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generation of biosensors that can spot microscopic traces of contaminants in less than an hour.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘India’s growth at the cost of environment’


May 20th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The making of global India is at the cost of the environment, authors Ashish Kothari and Aseem Shrivastava say in their new work "Churning The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Parenting leads to greater happiness


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning in life than people who have no children, according to a new study. Parents also are happier when ... Read more...

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‘People see bold pictures of women as objects’


May 16th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Perfume ads, beer billboards, movie posters: everywhere you look, women's sexualised bodies are on display, which men and women see as objects, says a new study. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Multiple channels help brain avoid traffic overload


May 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Multiple signalling channels within the brain ensure that they don't overload the organ with too much traffic at their busiest roundabouts and keep it healthy and ... Read more...

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Playing basketball, soccer staves off Osteoporosis


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 7 (IANS) Young men who play load bearing games such as volleyball and basketball for four hours a week or more increase bone mass, which may ensure protection ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sexual competition makes women more jealous than men


May 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Sexual competition hurts women more than men at the workplace. However, a rival's social skills provoke jealousy and envy equally in both sexes, shows a recent ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Loss of biodiversity rivals climate change impact’


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity seems to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, says a new study.The study is ... Read more...

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Passive smoking worsens asthmic children’s health


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.Results showed that 53 percent of children exposed to passive smoking ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Atheists, agnostics kinder than religious people


May 1st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When it comes to kindness or helping a stranger, atheists and agnostics fare much better than their highly religious counterparts. The findings challenge a widespread assumption ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Light weights just as good for muscle building’


May 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Lifting less weight more times is just as good at building muscle as doing it with heavy weights, says a new finding. "We found that loads ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year’


April 29th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.Working on a research sailboat gliding over the Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis


April 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.According to the report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... Read more...

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Cooperation, teamwork fathered intelligence, bigger brains


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin constructed computer models of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Loss of predators tied with deforestation


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The unbridled growth of moose, deer and other herbivore populations is contributing to deforestation thanks to the loss of predators such as wolves.This loss has allowed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Invasive heart test grossly overused


April 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) An invasive test for routine heart function is being grossly overused, especially among patients who recently underwent similar, more effective tests. "This adds both risk to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Internet fosters pro-democratic attitudes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The net may have spurred democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but a new study suggests the it is most likely to play a role only ... Read more...

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Lack of employment options fuel burnout in job


April 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Sticking to an organisation out of obligation or for lack of job options can fuel emotional exhaustion, a chronic state of burnout resulting from continuous stress ... Read more...

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Scientists say earth makeup differs from sun


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Scientists are rejecting a century-old assumption that the earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun."This theory is based on the idea that everything in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Excessive protein in scalp linked to male baldness


April 1st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Excessive quantity of the protein Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) in in men's scalps may be causing hair loss, a new study says. The finding potentially opens the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tests identify Earth as moon’s sole parent


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The latest evidence based on lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts nixes the theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object resulted in ... Read more...

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