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Standing long hours affects babies’ growth


June 28th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Pregnant women who work more than 25 hours a week and those who stand "often" in jobs more likely to have smaller children, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Potent new drugs likely from witches’ brew


October 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A brew administered by African witch doctors to pregnant women to hasten labour and delivery could be a source of promising new drugs.The brew, concocted from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How bitter taste induces nausea


April 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A new study from the Monell Center has highlighted the vital role taste plays as the body's gatekeeper.It has shown that strong bitter taste can cause people to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea ‘fights dementia and cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Newcastle University has suggested that regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spoonful of honey boosts energy


December 12th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Ancient Greek athletes consumed honey to boost their energy and performance levels during Olympics events as it contains glucose and fructose, known to produce tremendous reserves of glycogen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New discovery could shrink dengue-spreading mosquito population


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): University of California researchers have identified a microRNA in female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that when deactivated disrupts the mosquito's blood digestion and egg development.The discovery could help control ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Probiotic drinks don’t promote health, says EU study


October 20th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Probiotic drinks and yogurts, popular with millions of consumers trying to stay healthy, don't really help people's digestion, finds a recent study. Products such as Yakult, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Elizabeth Hurley wants to eat slowly


October 20th, 2010 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Hurley is making a conscious effort to get rid of her "terrible" habit of eating too quickly."I have got into a terrible habit of wolfing my ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Social rejection puts the brakes on your heart


September 29th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that being rejected by another person makes your heart rate drop for a moment.Research has shown that the brain processes physical and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A glass of milk takes garlic breath away!


August 31st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): Scientists say the best way to combat garlic's lingering odour is to have a glass of milk.Drinking milk was found to reduce garlic breath when even brushing your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, recharge laptops and cell phones with soda pop, vegetable oil


August 26th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Ever thought of "recharging" your cell phones, laptops and other portable electronics with a sugar fix from a shared sip of soda pop or even a dose of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potato salad with barbeque cuts cancer risk


June 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Potato salad can help cut the cancer risk posed by eating red meat, according to a new Aussie research.Flinders University researchers have confirmed that the starch contained in ... Read more...

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Platypus could help beat superbugs, battle climate change


May 6th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 6 (ANI): The platypus - a semi-aquatic mammal - could help beat superbugs and fight climate change.In a first, researchers at Victoria's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have isolated, synthesised ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jennifer Aniston ‘eats baby food to get in shape’


May 5th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 5 (ANI): Former 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston has reportedly been following a baby food diet to get in shape.The actress wanted to lose some weight before flying out to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian-origin sisters lose stomachs to cut cancer risk


December 10th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Two sisters of Indian origin in the UK with a rare hereditary condition have had their stomachs removed to cut the risk of cancer.Meeta and Ravindra Singh ... Read more...

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Brain-damaged kids often have cold hands and feet


October 20th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Many children with neurological disorders using wheelchair have much colder hands and feet than other kids, according to thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mermaid Girl: Shiloh The Enthusiast


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by GD
This picture might seem very unusual to you, but it is a real picture of an 8 year old girl, Shiloh Pepin who was born with fused legs. Miraculously, she has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Fossil throws up oldest example of insect-parasite cooperation


May 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A termite, entombed for 100 million years in amber, has helped researchers unravel the oldest example of insect-parasite cooperation or 'mutualism'. Mutualism is a natural process in which ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Thieving bacteria steal iron from us


February 21st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) make more tools for stealing from their host than friendly versions of the same bacteria found in the gut, according to ... Read more...

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Mitochondria powers new explosives detector


December 17th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a bioelectronic sensor, the size of a postage stamp, which uses cell mitochondria to sniff out bombs and other explosives.Common explosives detectors are not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Digestion of harmful protein linked to Alzheimers


July 28th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): New research from NYU Langone Medical Center ties digestion of a harmful protein to Alzheimers disease.During the study, Assistant Professor Dun-Sheng Yang and colleagues genetically enhanced ... Read more...

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A daily glass of orange juice can increase diabetes risk


July 24th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Just one glass of tangy orange juice a day can increase your chances of developing diabetes, a new study has found.The studys researchers found that women who ... Read more...

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Red meat-red wine combo may be beneficial for health


July 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 3 (ANI): The red meat and red wine combination is not just about taste sensation, it also has some health benefits, according to researchers.A new study on rats using ... Read more...

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Dont just drink beer, bathe in it the Czech way


April 27th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Apr 27 (ANI): The Czech adage goes like where beer is brewed, life is good and the Chodovar Family Brewery lives by it. Not content simply to drink the stuff, ... Read more...

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Bile acids may aid in development of new vitamin D therapies


March 16th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, have found that bile acids could aid in developing new vitamin D therapies for conditions beyond just ... Read more...

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Scientists identify seven new risk regions in coelic disease


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Researchers at University of London have made advancement in coelic disease pathology by identifying seven new gene regions responsible for the condition.Coeliac disease is a disorder triggered by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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