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Want to sleep better? Switch off laptops, TVs an hour before bed


March 7th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Experts suggest switching off the TV, computer and mobile phone an hour before going to bed to get a good night's sleep.Nine in ten people admit using electronics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook friends ‘can stress you out’


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): The more Facebook 'friends' you have, the more likely you are to feel stressed out by the social networking site, according to a new study.Researchers at Edinburgh ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indo-Canadian cleared of killing son after 19 years


January 21st, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian man, who was convicted in the death of his five-year-old son 19 years ago, Thursday was cleared of murder charges.Wiping tears from his eyes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bogus physiotherapist in UK faces jail for sexually assaulting women


January 20th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A man in Britain, who falsely claimed to be a physiotherapist, is facing a lengthy prison sentence after he sexually assaulted a number of women in his surgery.Charles ... Read more...

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Our eyes evolved to see dark world


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 22 (ANI): New research has revealed that human eyes evolved to see a world that contains more darkness than light.In humans, cells that respond to a dark spot on a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oral supplements enhance Botox injection’s effects


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consuming oral dietary supplements four days before receiving Botox injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients.Dr. Charles Soparkar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating lunch off toilet seats safer than office desk!


July 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 20 (ANI): Having lunch off a toilet seat is safer than a typical office desk, according to an American microbiologist."There's more faecal bacteria in your kitchen sink than in your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Golfer’s curse’ blamed on writer’s cramp-like disorder


April 20th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20(ANI): Some of the best golfers often find it hard to make as simple as 3 feet putts. Now, neurologists have suggested that it could be because of a movement ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Genetic test may help ‘personalize’ drugs for cancer patients


March 1st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A genetic test that predicts how well chemotherapy will work in cancer patients is being developed by scientists.According to creators, the revolutionary test will allow doctors to prescribe ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New melatonin-based drinks may not be too safe to guzzle regularly


February 8th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 8 (ANI): New melatonin-based drinks like iChill, RelaxZen and Dream Water might be helping restless people sleep faster, but according to experts, they might not be too safe to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

International relief efforts need to be improved to deal with Haiti-like disasters


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): A group of trauma surgeons on bmj.com has said that despite the frightening regularity of humanitarian disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, international responses remain fragmented and must ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease found


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a molecular trigger that may explain how dietary restriction and high-caloric diet produce protective effects against aging and disease.Lead ... Read more...

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Increasing number of Asian women getting boobs bigger to improve self-esteem


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 3 (ANI): An increasing number of Asian women are going for boob-boosting surgeries to improve their self-esteem.The rise in the number is also due to the techniques, which are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Promising new path for treating traumatic injuries discovered


October 26th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists from Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have made a new a discovery that would help save lives threatened by traumatic injuries like those sustained in car crashes or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People who possess guns for defence more likely to be shot than others


October 1st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): People who possess a gun for personal defence are 4.5 times more likely than those not having one to be shot in an assault, according to a first-of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists manufacture first vaccine for dreaded ‘cruise ship virus’ in a tobacco plant


August 19th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A tobacco plant has yielded a unique vaccine for norovirus, a dreaded cause of diarrhoea and vomiting.Also known as the "cruise ship virus", this microbe can spread ... Read more...

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Daily antiretroviral therapy may prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission


July 23rd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A daily dose of antiretroviral syrup to breastfeeding infants or treating their HIV-infected mothers with highly active antiretroviral drugs could be a safe way to prevent mother-to-child HIV ... Read more...

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An invention that could save million of gallons of fuel every day


July 5th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): A scientist has come up with an invention that could save million of gallons of fuel every day.Called the 'Plug-in Hybrid Retrofit Kit', it has been developed by ... Read more...

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Super-size deposits of frozen carbon in Arctic a growing threat to climate


July 1st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study has estimated that the vast amount of carbon stored in the arctic and boreal regions of the world is more than double that previously estimated, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nasal spray can permanently damage sense of smell, warns FDA


June 17th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers to stop using certain Zicam nasal cold remedy products, saying they can cause users to lose their sense of ... Read more...

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Common chemotherapy drug can cause fatal reaction


June 9th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer is associated with fatal allergic reactions, say U.S. researchers.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine identified 287 unique cases of ... Read more...

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Cognitive behaviour therapy beneficial for persistent insomnia


May 20th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Cognitive behaviour therapy has been found effective in treating persistent insomnia, according to a new study.The research team from Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada has shown that a combination ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug rituximab may lead to oft-fatal viral brain infection


May 19th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that the popular cancer drug, rituximab, may increase a person's chances of acquiring an often fatal viral brain infection, known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalitis (PML), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Overpopulation is world’s No.1 environmental issue


April 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): The faculty of a US university has determined that an overpopulated planet is the biggest problem that we face today, followed by climate change and a need for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists create ’switch’ that turns stem cells into muscle


March 31st, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): American scientists have created a "switch" that allows mutations or light signals to be turned on in muscle stem cells to monitor muscle regeneration in a living mammal.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lost continent of Atlantis may have been found by Google Ocean


February 20th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): If rumors are to be believed, the lost city of Atlantis might have been found 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Geneticists make ’significant’ malaria control discovery


February 5th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) In what was described as “a significant step” in malaria control, a team of international scientists Thursday said they have identified specific mosquito genes associated with resistance to ... Read more...

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Breakthrough discovery in fight against malaria


February 5th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific mosquito genes associated with resistance to a common class of insecticide, which could pave the way for developing new target in fight against ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Junk food may raise miscarriage risk


September 20th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Gorging on junk food during pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage, suggest scientists.According to researchers, high levels of trans fats in many burgers, pies, cakes ... Read more...

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TomKats daughter Suri is too old to drink from bottle


July 18th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 18 (ANI): Paediatricians believe that Hollywoods star couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Suri, 2, is too old to drink through bottle.Dr. Charles Czerepak, a paediatric dentist ... Read more...

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New find may help prevent yellow fever mosquitoes from breeding


July 8th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered why pregnant yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti), one of the most important disease transmitters worldwide choose certain places to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

iPods do not affect pacemaker function: Study


March 29th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Disapproving a recent suggestion that errant electronic noise from iPods may cause implantable cardiac pacemakers to malfunction, cardiac electrophysiologists at Children's Hospital Boston say that they have ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Breastfeeding for first six months helps babies develop asthma tolerance


January 28th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 28 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that breast milk can help in developing tolerance against asthma in the infants.More than 300 million people globally suffer from allergic asthma and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex education should be imparted to kids as young as five


December 30th, 2007 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A leading public health doctor has suggested that sex education lessons should be imparted to schoolchildren as young as five, in an effort to fight the rising levels ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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