environmental factors

Urban kids more likely to develop food allergies


June 8th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Children living in cities tend to have more food allergies than their rural counterparts, says a new study. "We have found for the first time that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Environment not genes govern testosterone levels


May 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Comparing testosterone levels of five-month-old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, researchers have found the hormone's levels are governed by environmental factors, not genes."Testosterone is ... Read more...

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Google patents environment-based ads


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Google has been awarded a patent on technology that will serve up targeted advertising based on a smartphone user's environment, The Telegraph reported Friday.The web giant ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Both brain halves vital for problem solving


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 2 (IANS) Whenever we are engaged in a task, one half of our brain is more active than the other -- but some problems require both halves to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Impulsive kids hooked on video games


February 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Impulsive children with a poor attention span play more video games, while other kids who are hooked on video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in growing sperm in lab dish


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) For the first time in the world, researchers have grown mouse sperm from a few cells in a lab potentially paving the way for infertile men ... Read more...

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Healing damaged liver tissues


December 5th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Damaged liver tissues, which cause scars, can bring on cirrhosis -- where the organ is unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting agents. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ozone not healing


October 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists worldwide are looking for evidence that the ozone layer is beginning to heal, but this year's data from Antarctica does not hint at a turnaround.National ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity


October 11th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Gut microbes have a vital bearing on our health by producing vitamins, priming our immune system and developing resistance to pathogens.For example, studies have shown that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Is one in 25 bosses a psychopath?


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) For occupying high positions in any company, many individuals are viewed as highly successful people worth being role models. A study, however, says business leaders are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lower enzyme levels linked with schizophrenia


July 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Lower levels of an enzyme called p35, which is vital for activating a protein called Cdk5 for brain development, may be linked with schizophrenia.Professor Giese, Institute ... Read more...

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Titicaca, world’s highest lake, at risk


July 11th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), July 11 (IANS) Lake Titicaca, the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, located on the border of Peru and Bolivia, is at risk from at least ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Healthier women tend to produce twins


May 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Stronger, healthier women are more likely to produce twins, live longer, have more children than expected and bear babies at shorter intervals over a longer period ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Girls’ first period linked to genes, not diet: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists claim that genetic factors have a major influence on the age women begin menstruating, and these could have an impact on breast cancer risk.In recent decades it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are men, women becoming similar facially?


April 6th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Facial distinctions between men and women are becoming blurred, as borne out by an examination of hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls, spanning four centuries."Improving our ... Read more...

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Men and women look more alike today: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries, shows that differences in the craniofacial features of men and women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight loss surgery can help alleviate migraines


March 29th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study from The Miriam Hospital has revealed that bariatric surgery may provide an added benefit to severely obese patients besides weight loss: it can also help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise decreases salt’s effect on blood pressure


March 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that the more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet."Patients should be advised to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physical activity counters salt’s effect on blood pressure


March 24th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) There's some good news for people who like their snacks well salted. Physical activity ensures that your blood pressure remains under control even if you like ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

I am being made a Frankenstein: Jairam Ramesh


March 18th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Friday said he is often "made a Frankenstein" by the Indian media for enforcing laws."I am surprised, and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Not all cases of chronic pancreatitis are alcohol-induced: Study


March 12th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the relative rate of alcohol-related chronic pancreatitis (CP) is lower when compared to other causes.Patients with no identifiable cause for their disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to sunlight ‘helps fight multiple sclerosis’


March 7th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that people with multiple sclerosis should lie in the sun to fight the disease.This was said after a new research shows that patients with higher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Children living on farms ‘less prone to asthma than others’


February 24th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that children living on farms are significantly less likely to develop asthma than others.The study conducted by an international team of researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Callous-unemotional traits help identify kids at risk of antisocial behavior


February 21st, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have highlighted the importance of callous-unemotional traits (CU) in identifying children at risk of antisocial behavior and other adjustment problems.Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Nathalie M.G. Fontaine, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression increases over time for addiction-prone women


February 19th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers has found that unlike alcohol problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Higher CO2 could change plant evolution


February 17th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have suggested that rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being nice or being nasty is in a woman’s genes


February 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A Scottish research suggests that being nice or being nasty is in your genes - particularly if you're a woman.The study of almost 1,000 pairs of identical and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plants adapt genetically to survive unfavourable environments


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A Purdue University study has discovered genetic evidence of how some plants adapt to live in unfavourable conditions.The findings could one day be used to help food crops ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How environmental changes affect bird behaviors


January 12th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has shown an important link between the natural variation in climate conditions and complex behaviors among birds.Researchers Walter Jetz from Yale University and Dustin Rubenstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women at higher genetic risk for multiple sclerosis: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research has found that women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have a gene associated with multiple sclerosis than men with the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Controlling adipose tissue key to tackling obesity: study


December 30th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A thesis by biologist Aline Jelenkovic from University of the Basque Country found that apart from BMI, the amount of adipose tissue should also be considered in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Living near freeway may be linked to autism


December 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell phone use by pregnant mums linked to behavioural problems in kids


December 7th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that pregnant mothers who use mobile phones regularly are likely to give birth to kids with behavioural problems, especially if those children start ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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