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Genes invest you with unique facial identity


September 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have isolated genes that shape our facial form and structure, besides explaining why twins and siblings have more similar faces than unrelated people.This study, ... Read more...

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Thumbs down to benefits of chocolate, red wine


August 29th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) There is no proof to show that chocolate and red wine protect the heart, even though a study has suggested that they lower cardiac risk ... Read more...

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Fracture prone? Blame your genes


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a ... Read more...

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Lookout for your coffee gene!


September 18th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Coffee and your genes have a strong connection - a particular gene could be playing a role in your liking for coffee, new research says.A small ... Read more...

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Geneticists seek ban on mail-order DNA testing kits


May 31st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Geneticists are pressing for a ban on mail-order DNA kits that claim to forecast your chances of developing chronic or life-threatening diseases. The first independent research ... Read more...

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Does equality result in increased status spending?


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that while people are happier when goods are more equally distributed, equality makes them to spend more to get ahead of their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells from belly fat can help heart patients


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Stem cells extracted from waist fat can help heart attack patients recoup from damage to the organ.Scientists injected such stem cells into the hearts of coronary patients and ... Read more...

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Ground-Breaking Dutch Research Finds That ‘Spare Tyre’ Could Save Lives


November 17th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A ground-breaking ‘pilot research’ named Apollo from the Netherlands has detected that stem cells, captured from waistline fat, can be utilized to mitigate cardiological attacks ... Read more...

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Why our brains ‘light up’ over celebrity endorsements


July 14th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): If you were to watch Charlize Theron selling a pair of Jimmy Choos, chances are you would remember it for a longer time because she is a celebrity.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How companies can save brands against ‘Tiger Woods’ backlashes


May 19th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): When a firm picks a single celebrity to endorse their brand, it can backfire - just like Tiger Woods' recent indiscretions affected Accenture. Now, a new research ... Read more...

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How companies can secure brand loyalty


May 19th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): When a firm picks a single celebrity to endorse their brand, it can backfire - just like Tiger Woods' recent indiscretions affected Accenture. Now, a new research ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists identify genes involved in human eye color


May 7th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Boffins have identified three new genetic loci which are involved in the subtle and quantitative variation of human eye colour.The study, led by Manfred Kayser of the ... Read more...

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Consumers prefer nostalgic products when they feel the need to belong


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Ever wondered why you sometimes like to watch an old episode of 'Friends' instead of your current favourite TV show? Well, a new research seems to have found ... Read more...

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Use abstract language when convincing someone


January 20th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Want to convince someone? Well, then opt for abstract rather than concrete language.As per a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when consumers talk to each ... Read more...

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How media deflates fat women’s self-esteem, inflates skinny females’


October 14th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the self-esteem of overweight women goes down when they view photographs of models of any size, while underweight women's esteem increases.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Media exposure dashes self-esteem of overweight women


October 14th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Self-esteem of overweight women deflates when they view pictures of models of any size, while the reverse happens in case of their underweight counterparts, says a new study. Authors ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu can travel to the lungs and gut


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): The deadly swine flu virus has the potential to reach deep into the respiratory system, and even as far as the intestines, according to two new studies on ... Read more...

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Now, test that predicts when a woman will reach menopause


May 26th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery that might be of great help for women planning to have babies later in life.For the first time, scientists have been ... Read more...

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DNA can reveal eye colour


March 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): As part of a breakthrough in human genetics, Netherlands scientists can now predict with 90 percent accuracy if a person has blue or brown eyes by analysing ... Read more...

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Victorian era scientists height predictor rule still most accurate


March 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): If your parents are tall, there''s a very good chance you will be too, suggests a new study, which claims that a rule of thumb from the ... Read more...

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Consumers cant be fooled twice


February 24th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A high price tag, a label, or an ingredient can trick us into believing that the mediocre product we have bought is of high-quality, but one such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Native language ads appeal more to shoppers emotions


December 16th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Marketing messages expressed in people''s native languages are most effective at triggering emotional reactions, according to a new study.Researchers Stefano Puntoni, Bart de Langhe, and Stijn van ... Read more...

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Happiness can add several years to your life


August 15th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Aug 15 (ANI): Forget long walks and calorie-controlled diets, the best way to boost lifespan is: be happy.Thats the conclusion of a new study, which shows that being happy can ... Read more...

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Worrying about the future makes us gobble more cookies


May 30th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): Gobbling cookies can provide a sweet escape from worrying about the future, finds a new study.It has long been shown that thoughts about death can spur buying ... Read more...

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Greater wealth linked to lower risk of stroke in 50 to 64 year olds


April 25th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): Money can't buy you happiness, but it can surely protect you against stroke, according to a new study.In a study of more than 1,500 stroke patients, wealth ... Read more...

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Depression increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease


April 8th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Depressed people are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with a more positive outlook to life, says a new study. The finding is based on a ... Read more...

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Aspirin and ibuprofen effective for short-term relief of low-back pain


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Non steroidal painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen are effective for reducing low-back pain in the short-term, says a Cochrane Systematic Review.Low back pain is a major health ... Read more...

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Its f@#$%^g believable - swearing makes you more credible!


November 26th, 2007 - 6:55 pm ICT by admin
London , Nov 26 (ANI): If you think that using foul language and swear words is indecent and forbidden than you may be highly mistaken, for a research has revealed that swearing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Paracetamol and keeping active may be the best cure for back pain


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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