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Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed with eye test


August 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Now Alzheimer's can be diagnosed with a simple eye test, according to researchers.Trevor Crawford, psychologist from the Centre for Ageing Research, Lancaster University, said: "The diagnosis ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Giving babies antibiotics could make them obese later


August 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Babies given antibiotics before they were six months were more likely to be overweight by the age of three, a British study has found.A study of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obesity does not impact exam results


July 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) In what could be relief to parents of fat kids, being overweight has nothing to do with academic brightness, asserts a new study, saying that obesity ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Worrying, intelligence may have co-evolved


April 13th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, says a recent study.Jeremy Coplan, professor of psychiatry at University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Foes seem fearsome when holding a weapon


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Holding a weapon makes men look taller and more muscular, which only confirms what scrawny thugs have long known, new research says.Researchers, led by Daniel Fessler ... Read more...

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Paracetamol takes pain out of rejection


February 26th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A dose of paracetamol is enough to take the pain out of rejection and a broken heart, scientists say. The cure emerged in a study by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Love to scratch your back? Here’s why


January 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) An itch can be the most vexing when it occurs on your ankles or your back, also providing the greatest relief when the particular part is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Internet more comprehensive in tracking epidemics


January 11th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Monitoring the Internet may prove to be a better way for hospital authorities to prepare for epidemics, compared to waiting for outdated official reports. Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Caffeine levels in water tied to contamination


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 22 (IANS) Traces of caffeine in water indicates the presence of contaminants, including deadly pathogens coming from sewers, says a study."Our study has determined that there is a ... Read more...

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Crime Novelist: Jane Austen killed by arsenic poisoning


November 15th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crime novelist has concluded that Jane Austen was killed with arsenic. It’s been almost two centuries since Austen died but the mystery surrounding her death has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Financial woes push older people to alcohol, smoking


November 14th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) During financially hard times, older people may turn to alcohol or smoking to de-stress themselves.Based on 2,300 older Americans, the study found that some, particularly those ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Illusion of control bolsters a sense of luck


September 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) We often delude ourselves into believing that we can control circumstances and events to our advantage. This "illusion of control" can bolster our luck.For instance, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Let your kids play freely: Experts


August 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Overprotective parents who do not allow their children to play freely could be doing more harm than good to them, experts have warned.Parents who restrict unstructured ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Some 45 million Indians rose above $1.25 a day: Report


August 18th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Nearly nine million Indian households, or 45 million individuals, saw their incomes rise above the threshold of $1.25 a day, or Rs.56, in the two decades ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

GM Viswanathan Anand pleased with children taking to chess


July 6th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) World chess champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand Wednesday expressed happiness that young minds are taking to the game."It is heartening to note that young children ... Read more...

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Early initiation into sex drives risky behaviours - myth undone


May 18th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Early initiation into sex seems to drive risky behaviour like promiscuity later in life -- but does delaying such acts help? A new research claims to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Birds too possess personality traits


April 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds also possess personality traits like humans - they can be bold or timid, curious or cautious, gregarious or loners.A new study led by Kathryn Arnold, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Powerful people ‘likelier to cheat’, irrespective of gender!


April 28th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have scraped the old notion that men are more likely to stray than women.They now believe that it is a person's power, rather than gender, that plays ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Positive emotions don’t help Asians recover from stress and depression


April 26th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Psychotherapies emphasizing positives, which can relieve stress and depression in white populations, may not work for Asians, according to a new study.Thinking happy thoughts, focusing on the good ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jobless men ‘at greater risk of dying prematurely’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that unemployment increases the risk of premature mortality by 63 per cent.McGill Sociology Professor Eran Shor, working in collaboration with researchers from Stony ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Partner controlling behaviors linked to relationship violence


April 5th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that having a partner who exhibits controlling behaviours appears to be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence.However, young women experiencing these ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study says that eating fish leads to stronger bones


April 1st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that older adults who consume more fish end up having strong bones compared with those who consume less. The scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Protein could be used to protect pancreas from alcohol’s toxic effects


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered that a protein provides protection against the effects of alcohol in the pancreas.The findings of the study could lead to the development ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ten things women hate about men


March 5th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Be it a wet towel on the bed or making disparaging comments about your TV habits, your man knows very well how to get on your nerves, isn't ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Want to live longer? Study hard!


February 28th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): If you want to live longer, pay attention at school, study hard, and go to college, according to a new study.Researchers at Brown University's Department of Community Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dairy products aren’t necessarily bad for your health


February 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): A new study has challenged the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Experts concluded that "single risk factors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

El Nino, La Nina can determine whether Australia wins or lose Ashes series


February 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 6(ANI): A scan of Ashes results over more than a century indicates that there is an uncanny correlation between Australia's fortunes and the weather patterns known as El Nino and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Study finds ‘no link between dark matter, black holes’


January 21st, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has found that there is no direct connection between black holes and dark matter.The theory first took root when massive black holes were found at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using phone while driving makes you more cautious of other drivers


January 14th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 14 (ANI): A new research has suggested that using mobile phone while driving may not be as dangerous as it is believed.Despite existing research stating that driving while using ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Study sheds light on quantity of MRSA at different body sites


January 6th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has provided new insights into the quantity of MRSA at different body sites as well as the relationship between the quantities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Political leanings could be wired into brain


December 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Our political allegiances could be hard-wired into our brains, according to neuroscientists who conducted scans on over 90 students. But it is not precise enough to be able ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Facebook-related crimes in Britain hit 100,000-mark


December 14th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Crimes committed in Britain that were later linked to social networking website Facebook have reached over 100,000 in the last five years, a media report said Tuesday.Police ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Facebook crime rises by ‘540pct in 3yrs in UK’


December 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Police chiefs have reported that crimes linked to Facebook have reached more than 100,000 across Britain in the last five years.Police chiefs in 16 forces made the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A few steps could lead to big gains for hospitalized elderly patients


December 11th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new US study has revealed that hospitalized elderly patients who take even short walks around a hospital unit tend to leave the hospital sooner than their more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lightening could help monitor volcanic ash cloud


December 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lightening could be a new way of monitoring volcanic ash cloud, such as in the case of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull.UK Met ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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