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Program developed to help children say ‘no’ to alcohol, substance abuse


April 20th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A team of scientists have developed a program to help children and young adults stay away from alcohol and substance abuse.Dr Karina Weichold of the Jena University (Germany) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook can boost self-esteem: Study


March 6th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Facebook can have a positive influence on the self-esteem of college students, according to a new study.This is probably because Facebook allows them to put their best ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New help in abstaining from alcohol


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Alcoholism is a tough addiction to kick. But new research is trying to devise ways to turn around the attraction to alcohol into avoidance behaviour.Heavy drinkers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cognitive-bias modification to help alcoholics stay sober


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Dutch and German psychologists have developed a short-term regime that promises to help alcoholics stay sober.Heavy drinkers tend to behave impulsively in response to temptation. Their 'reflective', ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Does psychotherapy induce changes in the brain?


February 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 15 (IANS) Medication and psychotherapy both help people with an anxiety disorder. But research on the effects of psychotherapy on nerve cells has lagged far behind that on medication-induced changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Folic acid supplements contribute to breast cancer risk: Study


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the offspring of rats that took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social, emotional skills boost success at school


February 6th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Success at school comes with a combination of social, emotional and academic savviness. A new analysis of school-based social and emotional learning programmmes has found that these ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Social and emotional learning programs boost students’ skills


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has found that social and emotional learning programs improve students' attitudes and behaviors, and in some cases, even boost academic performance.Researchers at Loyola University Chicago ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Psychopaths lack empathy just like patients with frontal head injury


January 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A University of Haifa study has suggested that people diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury."Our findings show that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell patch may improve function after heart attack


November 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that applying a stem cell-infused patch may result in improved function following a heart attack.University of Cincinnati researchers also found that function improved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain hyperactivity ‘responsible for involuntary flashbacks’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Researchers from Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Minnesota have revealed that increased circuit activity in the right side of the brain causes involuntary flashbacks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A moment on the lips really does mean a lifetime on the hips


August 25th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have proved that 'a moment on the lips' really does lead to 'a lifetime on the hips'.Asa Ernersson and a team of researchers from Linkoping University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rheumatoid arthritis may protect against Alzheimer’s disease


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): In a recent experiment, a protein released during rheumatoid arthritis lessened the intensity of Alzheimer's disease in mice.University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Allergic asthmatics more vulnerable during flu season


May 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): People with allergic asthma face double trouble during flu season, according to a new American study.The research, conducted by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, appears in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin A supplementation ‘does not reduce maternal mortality’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality, a trial in Ghana has shown.The finding contradicts previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Play soccer to remain fit


April 7th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Do you play soccer? If not, it's time you joined those playing in the field close to your house. You may not score a goal, but you are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Turtles can change color like chameleons to deceive predators


December 26th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that turtles are similar to chameleons, in the sense that their skin and shells often match the color of their habitat's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turtles can act like chameleons to deceive predators and prey alike


December 14th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that turtles can act like chameleons, by matching the color of their skin and shells to the color of their habitat's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Virtual reality games can help children escape bullying


November 11th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers from University of Warwick have designed special virtual reality games that can help children escape bullying.The research showed that children who took part in a three-week anti-bullying ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People with migraine more prone to hangover headaches


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Those suffering from migraine are more vulnerable to alcohol-induced headaches, according to a study.Michael Oshinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Half of cot deaths ‘happen while co-sleeping’


October 14th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): More than half of sudden unexplained infant deaths happen while the baby is in bed or on a sofa with a parent, a new study suggests.The research has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell phones may help smokers kick the butt


October 7th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): A new review from New Zealand suggests that cellular phones can help smokers kick the butt.Led by Robyn Whittaker, a public health physician at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Childbearing ups women’s odds of developing metabolic syndrome


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that childbearing makes women prone to the metabolic syndrome-abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease risk factors-and that the risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

College students less likely to drink if they know peers’ actual habits


July 10th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): While peer pressure is known to play a vital role in alcohol misuse among college students, a new study has shown that when the students learn that they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Personalised feedback on drinking behaviours could reduce alcohol misuse


July 8th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): If students are given personalised feedback on their drinking behaviour and the social norms associated with the problem, it could help them reduce alcohol misuse, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel targeted therapy shows promise to eliminate leukaemia stem cells


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A piece of research has shown that it is possible to eliminate stem cells related to human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a notoriously treatment-resistant blood cancer, using a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Web- and computer-based programs effective in helping adults quit smoking


May 26th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers have found evidence supporting the use of online or other computer-based smoking cessation programs for helping adults quit smoking.Dr Seung-Kwon Myung, from the National Cancer Centre, Goyang, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell transplant in embryo protects mice from cardiac injury in adulthood


May 15th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Stem cells, when transplanted into mouse embryos, have been found to halt or reverse cardiac injury after heart attack in adulthood, according to a new study.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells transplanted into mice embryo protect heart


May 15th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Stem cells help rejuvenate heart muscles by drawing on cells that develop into heart muscle, according to a new research conducted on mice. In the past, stem cells have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Combo inhaler may simplify asthma treatment


April 15th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): People with chronic asthma have been offered a new hope in the form of an inhaler that contains two medicines.Asthma sufferers use maintenance or preventive medication regularly to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study confirms link between social rejection and aggression


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study seems to have confirmed the link between social exclusion and aggression by showing that people who feel socially rejected are more likely to see ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mild brain stimulation enhances motor skill learning


January 20th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A mild electrical stimulation of a specific brain area help people learn and perform a complex motor task better than those in control groups, a new study has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Vitamin E may help ease chronic inflammation


December 5th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois in America have shown that Vitamin E may be help ease chronic inflammation. Lead researcher Kimberly Huey, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Maintenance therapy for advanced hepatitis C doesnt work, say boffins


December 4th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers from Saint Louis University have revealed that maintenance therapy involving low-dose peginterferon has been found ineffective in patients with advanced hepatitis C.Instead, the study showed that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How night shift workers can improve their job performance


December 1st, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI); Wearing dark sunglasses when outside in daytime and a strict sleep schedule can improve job performance and alertness in night shift workers, say researchers.The research team revealed ... Read more...

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