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New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... Read more...

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Stressful pregnancy could harm child


August 1st, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A study in Britain has revealed that stress during pregnancy could have its affect on the unborn child's health in years to come and researchers suggest ... Read more...

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A breakthrough in Alzhemier’s or Parkinson’s treatment?


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Injecting a protein into the brain could protect its nerve cells from prion disease, a condition which causes the brain to wither away, says a new ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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London 2012 anti-doping laboratory receives seal of approval


April 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Tuesday received accreditation for its Anti-Doping Laboratory. The accreditation, granted by the World Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Patients’ perceptions of illness affects outcome


January 30th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) What you think about your illness matters just as much, if not more, than the factors and conditions that determine your health condition.Keith Petrie of the ... Read more...

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Did Libya witness biggest theft in archaeological history?


October 31st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) A gang of looters in Libya have targetted the invaluable treasure of gold and silver coins that are believed to date to the era of ... Read more...

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Security expert rules out cyber warfare


October 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Cyber war - long considered by many defence experts to be a significant threat - may never happen, a security expert says.Thomas Rid, expert in war ... Read more...

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Reservists back from war may have mental problems


August 20th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British Army reserves returning from war-torn Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely to have mental health problems in comparison to full-time troops, as they have to ... Read more...

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Lower enzyme levels linked with schizophrenia


July 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Lower levels of an enzyme called p35, which is vital for activating a protein called Cdk5 for brain development, may be linked with schizophrenia.Professor Giese, Institute ... Read more...

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Little babies can make out when you’re sad


July 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Three-month-old babies can recognise human voices and make out when your're sad. A UK study shows that the brain areas devoted to processing speech, develop quicker ... Read more...

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Shockwaves can heal broken bones


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Those suffering from unyielding bone fractures faced a stark choice -- painful surgery, followed by months of rehabilitation or a lifetime of pain and immobility. But ... Read more...

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Stressed moms-to-be more likely to have unruly kids


May 8th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Pregnant moms who are stressed are more likely to have unruly, short-tempered kids, thanks to the presence of stress hormones in their wombs. The research, which ... Read more...

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Genes that hold key to a long, healthy life identified


April 15th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified eight genes, which could slow down the ageing process - and help people live longer, healthier lives.The key to stop the distressing signs of ageing ... Read more...

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How anti-depressants create brain cell


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have finally discovered how anti-depressants make new brain cells, which could help researchers develop better and more efficient drugs to combat depression.The study by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Natalie smoked weed in college


April 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman has admitted she used to smoke marijuana at college. However, she says she had quit the habit soon, reports thesun.co.uk."I love ... Read more...

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Bone marrow cells that convert into skin cells could revolutionise wound treatment


April 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue.Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan ... Read more...

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For terminally ill, quality of life more important than length of time left


March 24th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study has found that more people would want to improve the quality of their life if they were terminally ill rather than lengthen it.The majority surveyed ... Read more...

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Kids ‘fail to detect’ cars travelling faster than 20mph


March 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 20 (ANI): A new study has found that the inability of children to judge the speed of cars traveling at more than 20mph means they are at greater risk of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that causes severe osteoporosis disorder


March 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scientists at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' have discovered the gene that is responsible for severe osteoporosis disorder.The study gives vital insight into possible causes ... Read more...

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“Unknown perpetrators” killed bulk of 90,000 Iraqi civilians during 2003 to 2008: study


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Feb.16 (ANI): A study has claimed that nearly 90, 000 people have been killed over five years from March 2003 to 2008 during the Iraq war, and majority of these were ... Read more...

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Genetic factors influence how well students take advantage of education


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that measures used to judge the effectiveness of schools are partly influenced by genetic factors in students.The study, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), ... Read more...

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‘Robotic surgery needs multi-disciplinary approach in India’


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) One of the most renowned urologists across the globe, Prokar Dasgupta feels robotic surgery needs to be made multi-disciplinary to reduce cost and increase its popularity in India. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New device promises noiseless dental drill


January 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) An innovative device, which cancels the noise of the dental drill, could ease anxiety about visits to the dentist. The sound of the dental drill is known ... Read more...

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Fish may have once swum across the Sahara


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A new discovery that fish may have once swum across the Sahara could shed light on how humanity made its way out of Africa, say researchers.The cradle of ... Read more...

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Garlic can reduce risk of arthritis


December 19th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) It may do no favours for your breath, but enjoying a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks could reduce your risk of developing the most common form ... Read more...

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Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis


December 17th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis, suggests a new study.The findings, by researchers ... Read more...

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Overseas call centre workers’ spelling gaffes costing UK customers dearly


December 8th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): What's in a name, you ask? A lot, apparently. Research has shown that a slip of the keyboard from a call centre typist can cause serious issues for ... Read more...

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Gene linked to common birth defect in male genitalia identified


November 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A research team has discovered a new gene associated with Hypospadias, the congenital malformation of the male genitalia.The study, conducted by King's College London, in collaboration with ... Read more...

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More beauty spots mean better health, younger looks


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) An abundance of moles can be a matter of embarrassment to many, but scientists say people who have more than 100 beauty spots have tougher bones and ... Read more...

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Having facial moles ‘could mean fewer wrinkles, healthier heart’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Having moles is usually a cause for embarrassment, but not any more, according to scientists.A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have tougher ... Read more...

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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...

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Global dimming threatening Beijing, Delhi the most, warn scientists


November 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): Scientists and environmental experts scheduled to attend a UN-sponsored Environment Program in Cancun, Mexico, this month, have warned that "global dimming" is emerging as the latest threat to planet ... Read more...

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Hathaway wants to finish college


November 6th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway wants to take an extended break from acting so that she can finish her college degree.The actress put her Hollywood career on hold ... Read more...

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al-Awlaki’s sermons influenced Muslim woman student to stab British MP


November 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Roshanara Choudhry, a 21-year-old student who has been jailed for life for trying to assassinate British MP Stephen Timms in May this year, told police she had wanted ... Read more...

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