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Influx of foreign-trained medics in UK can put patients’ lives at risk: Experts


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): The tide of foreign-trained medics in the United Kingdom could put patients' lives at risk because some may have poor English language skills, experts have warned.The warning comes after ... Read more...

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Obese pregnant women ‘more likely to have complicated births’


January 26th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study at Liverpool University has found that overweight pregnant women are more likely to be overdue and have more complicated births.Women who were overweight or obese ... Read more...

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Half of women don’t check their breasts for cancer


October 4th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Almost fifty percent of women do not check their breasts for signs of cancer, claims a new survey.Amongst the participants, one in four said they just forgot to ... Read more...

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Female birds cheat ‘to have healthy offspring’


August 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 21 (ANI): Cheating maximizes female birds' chances of having healthy offspring, according to Australian researchers.For the study, Associate Professor Simon Griffith and Dr Sarah Pryke of Sydney's Macquarie University separated ... Read more...

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Overweight, obese mums ‘at higher risk of premature births’


July 21st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Being overweight and obese could up your risk of giving birth to a premature baby, says a new study.The babies could also suffer from numerous health problems due ... Read more...

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Conditions that boost snail’s memory identified


June 30th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified which environmental stress conditions encourage pond snails to remember and which make them forget.The find could help scientists understand how memory works in humans.When ... Read more...

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Here’s why teens can’t concentrate


June 1st, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Researchers have given a scientific explanation to why teenagers can't concentrate.According to scientists, teenagers' brains continue developing far longer into adulthood than previously thought. Moreover, adolescents may look ... Read more...

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Distress After Sept 11 Possibly Caused Rise in Miscarriages


May 27th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new study which has recently been released, the emotional stress, and overall shock which was felt by pregnant women after the horrific attack on the ... Read more...

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Frozen veggies ‘more nutritious than fresh ones’


March 5th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A new report has claimed that frozen vegetables can often contain more nutrients than fresh ones.Scientists from the Institute of Food Research claimed that produce which is frozen ... Read more...

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Friendship may help control obesity rise in children


January 12th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Having a nice group of friends may help stem rise in obesity among children, say researchers.It is well known that friends have a significant impact on children's behaviour ... Read more...

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Universe peppered with ‘blue fuzzies’, discover astronomers


November 26th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 26 (ANI): Australian astronomers have discovered that the universe is peppered with tiny blue dwarf galaxies known as 'blue fuzzies'.These tiny galaxies are made up mostly of young hot stars ... Read more...

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Statins ‘cut healthy women’s heart attack risk’


November 18th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI) Healthy women who take statins have decreased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to a study in America.The finding could pressurise family doctors to prescribe ... Read more...

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Fungi’s closest pal wins war between the sexes


November 11th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): War between the sexes is a common phenomenon throughout the animal kingdom. Now, a new study shows that certain plants, with some help from fungal friends, may also ... Read more...

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Why do some people have curly hair


November 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): Wondering why do some people have curly hair? Well, Australian scientists claim to have identified a gene responsible for creating such tresses.Professor Nick Martin and Dr Sarah Medland ... Read more...

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Leopards can be fussy about where they live


October 10th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): In a new survey, scientists have found that leopards can be particularly fussy about where they live, actively avoiding certain areas.The survey was carried out by scientists from ... Read more...

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Difficulties in performing daily activities linked to dementia


September 15th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): People with mild cognitive impairment, who have problems in performing routine activities, are likely to progress quickly to dementia, suggests a new study.Mild cognitive impairment is recognized as ... Read more...

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Brits too lazy to have sex, change TV channel!


August 12th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 12 (ANI): Britons' lazy lifestyle is destroying their sex lives. According to a new survey, three-quarters of couples in the UK have trouble mustering enough energy at the end of ... Read more...

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Brits ‘too unfit’ for sex


August 10th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): More than a third of 2,000 Brits were said to be unfit for sex, with Glasgow being named the laziest city because 75 per cent of the people ... Read more...

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Meet UK’s only ’saviour’ twins created to save sick older brother


August 10th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): Meet Britain's only 'saviour sibling' twins who have been created to be donors for their sick older brother.Amy and Anthony Maguire, both two years old, were born after ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle comeback


June 9th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle, who shot to world-wide stardom with her appearance on the British television show Britain’s Got Talent is set to make a return after being treated for ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle to have round-the-clock doctor during Britain’s Got Talent tour


June 9th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Susan Boyle will reportedly have a doctor round-the-clock if she performs in the upcoming Britain's Got Talent tour.The singing sensation had sparked health concerns after she was ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle set to begin rehearsals for tour


June 9th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Susan Boyle, who was admitted to a clinic after she lost the reality show "Britain's Got Talent", has been cleared by her doctor to start rehearsals for the ... Read more...

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‘Carefree’ Susan Boyle goes on shopping spree


June 6th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle is back to her superstar self after the rehab stint, as she went on a shopping spree.Following an "emotional breakdown", the singer ... Read more...

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Buying drugs on the net can adversely affect your body


April 16th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Buying drugs on the Internet can seriously damage your health, warn doctors.British doctors have issued a stark warning to people who buy medicines over the Internet after it ... Read more...

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Sleep terrors may run in the family


December 3rd, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 3 (ANI): A Canadian study of twins suggests that night terrors, which send children into sudden inconsolable screaming, may run in the family. "Our results show that there is a ... Read more...

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Many women ”do not check breasts for cancer signs”


September 14th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): A new survey suggests that around 35 percent of women regularly check their breasts for signs of cancer and 23 percent seldom or never do.To reach the ... Read more...

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Every second Brit mum drinks to beat stress


September 1st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): A new survey has found that stress is driving millions of mothers to drink as much as a bottle of wine three or four nights a week.The ... Read more...

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Understanding malaria parasites ‘family plan’ may help stop the disease


May 29th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (ANI): Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that parasites ensure the spread of malaria by being able to produce more sons than daughters when conditions are difficult.According to ... Read more...

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Researchers identify mechanisms of memory


April 24th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 24 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol have taken a major step forward in understanding how memory works, by identifying cellular and molecular mechanisms that may provide ... Read more...

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Eating pistachios may keep your heart healthy


April 9th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Snacking on pistachios can prove beneficial in reducing inflammation, which is one of the prominent cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Alcohol intake may increase blood pressure more than previously thought


March 4th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Bristol have suggested that alcohol intake may elevate blood pressure more than previously thought.Prior studies have shown that heavy alcohol intake is ... Read more...

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Why you can hold your drink better at 20 than 30


December 21st, 2007 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Unlike the twenty somethings, people in the age group of 30-50 years are not able to deal with the effects of heavy drinking. It is so because as the ... Read more...

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People over 30 still not clear about booze limits


December 21st, 2007 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Just like the twenty somethings, people in the age group of 30-50 years are not well aware of boozing limits, says a poll.A YouGov poll has found ... Read more...

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