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By 2030, nearly a third of Cubans will be over 60


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) People over 60 will make up 31 percent of Cuba's population by 2030, the official weekly Trabajadores said days before the start of the island's 2012 ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity linked to bladder, urinary cancer


July 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 24 (IANS) Obesity in childhood has a direct link with bladder and urinary tract (urothelial) and colorectal cancers in adulthood, warn Israeli researchers.Hence, maintaining a healthy weight ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cricket to curry, Indian students energise US B-school


September 25th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) From cricket to curry, Indian students who account for one of the largest overseas groups at the premier Darden B-school in the US have a ... Read more...

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Indian millionaires will see wealth grow fastest over next decade


August 17th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Millionaires in India are likely to see their wealth grow by a whopping 405 percent over the next decade -- the fastest in the world, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Early intervention may prevent smoking


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A School of Nursing professor has shed light on the fact that nicotine addiction can start well before smokers are old enough to legally buy cigarettes.Using data from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, a nation of hard working super geeks


March 4th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.4 (ANI): India has about as many illiterate adults as the entire population of the United States, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that it possesses the ingredients ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Infantood influences how couples bounce back after row


February 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The ability of couples to bounce back from a row may depend on what both partners were like as infants. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How couples recover after argument depends on their infant relationships


February 19th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A University of Minnesota research has suggested that couples' ability to bounce back from a fight may depend on what both partners were like as infants.The researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A family that plays together really does stay together


February 15th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Most of us are familiar with an old adage 'A family that plays together stays together'.Now, a new study has confirmed this old maxim.Researchers from Concordia University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men likelier to commit faster than women: Survey


February 4th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A survey has shown that the stereotype that men are sceptical about commitment and women aren't may be finally turning on its head. What's more, it found that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema.The research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Starting hormone therapy at menopause ‘ups breast cancer risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that starting hormone therapy at around the time of menopause is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer compared to starting after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New find may offer protection against hepatitis C treatment-related anemia


January 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two functional variants in the inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) gene that protect patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) against anemia brought on by antiviral treatment.The ability ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chopin suffered from epilepsy, says research


January 25th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Famed 19th century Polish composer Frederic Chopin was always haunted by terrifying visions of strange creatures crawling out of his piano. Those visions were caused by epilepsy, says ... Read more...

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Composer Frederic Chopin’s hallucinations may be linked to epilepsy


January 25th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Polish composer Frederic Chopin, who was hounded by hallucinations during his relatively short life, probably had epilepsy, according to a new study.Chopin, who was plagued by poor health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lifetime risk of adult rheumatoid arthritis determined


January 6th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women."We estimated the lifetime risk for rheumatic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TB patients ‘more prone to lung cancer’


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A new study has provided compelling evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Scientists at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: Study


January 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1(ANI): A new study has found evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Per Capita Income to double in nine years with current growth rate: Ahluwalia


December 17th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 17 (ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Friday said with the current growth rate, the 'Per Capita Income' (PCI) of India will get doubled in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Body fat distribution linked to a higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inhaled corticosteroids may increase diabetes risk


December 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Although inhaled corticosteriods are widely used for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), these drugs may be associated with diabetes development progression, says a study.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High vitamin D levels may not reduce frailty risk in older women


December 9th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): Lower and higher vitamin D levels are associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women, a new study has found.Women with vitamin D levels between ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most low birth weight babies ‘turn out to be productive adults’


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 02 (ANI): A new study by a Michigan State University economist found that most survivors of extremely low birth weight grow up to become productive adults.Extremely low birth weight is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than 50pc of depressed patients give up their treatment


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): With the number of depression cases going up every year, a study has underlined that more than half of the patients give up their treatment before the prescribed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes linking puberty to body fat in women discovered


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women.Many of these genes are also known to act on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breast density linked to breast cancer risk


October 30th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has found that women with dense breasts and no lobular involution are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer than those with non-dense breasts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene variants ‘raise risk of childhood obesity’


October 17th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Genes have a strong influence on childhood obesity, according to a new study by pediatric researchers.The study team searched across the whole genomes of thousands of obese children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study confirms smoking, cancer link


October 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported.Scientists have suspected that smoking causes so-called epigenetic changes, such as methylation, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sobhraj flays court for punishing his girlfriend, lawyer


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 2 (IANS) From his tightly guarded cell in Kathmandu's Central Jail, yesteryear's "Bikini Killer" Charles Sobhraj has lashed out at a court verdict against his Nepali girlfriend Nihita Biswas and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Short nighttime sleep duration among infants, young kids ‘ups obesity risk’


September 7th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 07 (ANI): A new study has found that insufficient amounts of nighttime sleep among infants and preschool-aged children may be a significant risk factor for developing childhood obesity.Additionally, napping does ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Generation X more loyal to religion than baby boomers


August 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): If you thought Generation X was only a rules-rejecting, authority-questioning group, then get a reality check-when it comes to religion, Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Vande Mataram’ Follows ‘Unnai Pol Oruvan’


August 26th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The earnest factors connecting these two films are the presence of Malayalam actors and the same occasion of theatrical release. Kamal Haasan's previous film "Unnai Pol ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gene related to chronic pain discovered


August 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a gene, which is linked with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans.Darvasi and an international ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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