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Low-calorie diets good in long run: experts


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Low-energy diets or short-spell diets which combine to less than 800 calories a day can have long term benefits, researchers said here Monday.Researchers at Britain-based ... Read more...

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Poor diet can bring on mental health problems


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Poor diet may be linked to mental health problems during adolescence, researchers found.In a study of 3,000 adolescents, Deakin University researchers revealed that diet quality could ... Read more...

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Social media catalysed massive Arab protests


September 15th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Facebook and other social media played a crucial role in catalysing massive political protests during the Arab Spring. This has been revealed in an analysis ... Read more...

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Music eases anxiety among cancer patients


August 10th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Music may be useful as a complementary treatment for people with cancer as it eases their disease-related anxiety.Researchers analysed evidence from 1,891 patients taking part in ... Read more...

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Some fish smart enough to use tools


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Fish are not exactly known to be smart, but new evidence suggests that they may even be able to use simple tools.Researchers from Macquarie University and ... Read more...

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Violent video game is indeed harmful to teens


April 21st, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Three scientists have provided strong evidence that supports exposure to violent video game can certainly harm teens.They came to the conclusion after analysing the research output of ... Read more...

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Sibling rivalry ups kids’ social skills, vocabulary and development


April 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): Scientists at Cambridge University have found that children who argue with their siblings are likely to do better in later life, and younger offspring arguing with their older ... Read more...

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Weight-loss surgery successfully treats overweight teens


March 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that bariatric surgery can result in significant weight loss in severely obese adolescents.'Bariatric surgery' refers to several different surgical procedures designed to assist ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

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Gene makes ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may explain why ovarian cancer is resistant to chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of the genetic makeup ... Read more...

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Backache problem is as old as the Stone Age


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): An archaeologist has found that backache is not a modern problem - even cavemen suffered from it.A damaged spine found in northern Spain, with other fossil evidence, suggests ... Read more...

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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...

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New hope in the fight against melanoma


December 14th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope in the fight against melanoma, most aggressive form of skin cancer.This past summer saw a revolution in melanoma therapy. Patients whose melanoma lesions ... Read more...

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Marriage ‘doesn’t stabilize relationships’


July 7th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Although married couples are less likely to separate than live-in couples, marriage is not the reason behind this phenomenon, claims IFS, an influential UK think-tank.The Institute for ... Read more...

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Bail denied to top medical official


May 3rd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A city court Monday dismissed the bail plea of Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai who has been accused of accepting a bribe of Rs.2 ... Read more...

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Unauthorised Breast Implants Pulled Off


April 1st, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Paris, France, Apr 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A particular form of breast implants have been taken off the market by the authorities in France. the product, which is being described as ... Read more...

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IPCC should investigate ‘warming bias’ in its report, says former climate chief


February 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): The former chief of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that the climate body must investigate an apparent bias in its report that resulted in ... Read more...

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School classrooms ‘more polluted than outdoors’


January 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): School classrooms are more polluted than outdoor places, a new study claims.Scientists in Australia and Germany insist some school classrooms may contain higher levels of airborne ultrafine particles.The ... Read more...

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School classroom air ‘more polluted’ than outdoor air


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists in Australia and Germany have said that the air in some school classrooms may contain higher levels of certain toxic pollutants than polluted outdoor air.Lidia Morawska and ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes that imbue us with uniquely human traits


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Humans and chimpanzees are genetically very similar yet clearly distinct in many ways. Scientists have isolated genes that evolved in humans after branching off from other primates, making ... Read more...

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What makes us uniquely human


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a remarkable piece of detective work, scientists working at Trinity College Dublin have discovered three genes that are unique to humans.In the study published online in Genome ... Read more...

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Global 3D map indicates presence of water in certain areas of Earth’s mantle


August 20th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists from Oregon State University in the US have created the first global three-dimensional map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle, which suggests that that enhanced conductivity ... Read more...

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UV light exposure ‘boosts vitamin D levels in mushrooms’


May 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 05 (ANI): Exposing mushrooms to UV light can make them a major source of vitamin D, Australian researchers have found.Mushrooms contain a high level of the ingredient ergosterol, needed for ... Read more...

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Women immolates self, parents alleges dowry death


April 17th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by immolating herself in Rajouri Garden here, the police said Friday. The police came to know about the incident after a ... Read more...

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US judge clears way for deportation of Nazi guard


April 7th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (DPA) A US judge Monday cleared the way for John Demjanjuk, a war-crimes suspect from the Nazi era, to be deported to Germany. The US Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia, ... Read more...

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Facebook could jeopardize your health


February 19th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Social-networking sites like Facebook could be could be jeopardising your health by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, warns an expert.According to Dr Aric Sigman, the sites, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shade trees can protect coffee crops from climate change


October 2nd, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Researchers from University of Michigan suggest that shade trees can protect coffee crops from ravages of climate change.With the increase in coffee production in recent decades the ... Read more...

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Bring-your-own-beef barbecues in stone age?


September 12th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Animal remains at a site near Britain's Stonehenge region suggest that Neolithic people from as far away as Wales had brought their own livestock to barbecue at cultural ... Read more...

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Air in modern aircraft cabin far better than in other crowded places: Report


June 10th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): You need not worry about catching an infectious disease or bug next time you climb on board an aeroplane packed with people, for a study suggests that ... Read more...

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Astronomers make clearest observation of innermost region of black hole


April 24th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Using the National Science Foundations (NSF) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and a host of international telescope partners, a team of researchers has made the clearest observation ... Read more...

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Fresh evidence depicts Da Vinci’s mother as a Slave


April 10th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Newly discovered evidence suggests that the greatest genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci, was the son of a slave girl, and had at least 21 half-siblings. ... Read more...

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Two brothers commit suicide over family dispute


March 9th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Patna, March 9 (IANS) Two brothers ended their lives by consuming poison in the Bihar capital. Police said Sunday that a family dispute was the reason for the extreme step. Raman Thakur, ... Read more...

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Fear of putting on weight may keep women from kicking the butt


November 14th, 2007 - 8:33 am ICT by admin
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Stretching doesn’t prevent muscle soreness after a workout


November 14th, 2007 - 2:24 am ICT by admin
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