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Olive oil enriched diet protects bone


August 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) A Mediterranean style diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables, supplemented with olive oil for two years, may have a protective effect on your bones, suggests ... Read more...

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Watermelon reduces hardening of arteries


October 28th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Watermelon is good in the case of atherosclerosis or hardening of arteries.The model used for a study involved mice with diet-induced high cholesterol. One group was ... Read more...

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Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

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Believe in free will for better performance


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) We are likely to succeed if we persist to believe that we are the masters of our fates -- unless someone jolts our belief."Folk psychology tells ... Read more...

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Acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury.The study involved a ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells accelerate diabetic wound healing


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Korean scientists have found that transplanting human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) 'significantly accelerate' wound closure in diabetic mouse models.Diabetes is often associated with impaired wound ... Read more...

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Twitter can give a boost to students’ grades


November 14th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A study has suggested that using social networking sites like Twitter as a tool in university courses can help increase student engagement and also boost their grades.The research ... Read more...

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Study on hibernating marmots may help understand obesity


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new American research on appetite stimulants for hibernating marmots could help understand obesity.Professor Greg Florant, a biologist at the Colorado State University, discovered he could slowly release ... Read more...

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New mums can beat the blues with exercise


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) New mums can beat the blues and increase their well-being with exercise, says a new study. In a first study of its kind, 161 postnatal women with no previous ... Read more...

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Acupuncture may help treat pregnancy depression


February 5th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Pregnant women with depression can get relief from acupuncture, a new study has suggested."Depression during pregnancy is an issue of concern because it has negative effects on both ... Read more...

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Virtual partners to help you exercise harder, longer


November 14th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Researchers will be pairing college students with a virtual workout partner, to make them exercise harder, longer and more frequently. Deborah Feltz, who heads Michigan State University (MSU) ... Read more...

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Exercise counselling, fitness centre training improve muscular strength in type 2 diabetics


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A combination of exercise counselling by physical therapists and fitness centre training can prove very helpful in improving muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 ... Read more...

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Popular antioxidant doesn’t boost athletic performance


September 4th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Contrary to popular belief, antioxidant quercetin doesn't boost athletic performance, say researchers.Quercetin is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skins of fruits, leafy vegetables, and berries, as ... Read more...

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Reduce tension, keep plants in offices, classrooms


September 4th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) House plants can help reduce tension and stress among office workers, who spend more than 80 percent of the day indoors. Researchers found the presence of plants in ... Read more...

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Holding breath may be bad for your brain


August 4th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): The next time you hold your breath for fun, please note that this may adversely affect your brain.A study conducted by researchers in Sweden found that divers ... Read more...

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New Study says Red Yeast Rice may lower cholesterol


June 16th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by GD
According to a new study revelations, red yeast rice may be the answer to many people's prayer to lead a cholesterol free healthy life. The study reveals that the red yeast rice ... Read more...

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Mind-body technique cuts down stress levels in 5 days


May 20th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an emerging mind-body technique, adapted from traditional Chinese medicine and practised by thousands in China, cuts down stress levels in just five days. The integrative ... Read more...

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Osteoblast cell injections may speed up fracture healing


February 12th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Osteoblast cell obtained from a patient''s own bone marrow can help quicken the healing of a long bone fracture, according to a new study.Dr Seok-Jung Kim from ... Read more...

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Computerized brain exercises can improve memory in elderly


February 12th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): In a novel study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that computerized brain exercises can help boost memory power in older adults.The team led by Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ... Read more...

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Improving brain processing speed helps memory


February 11th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Healthy, older adults who participated in a training programme to improve the speed and accuracy of brain processing, registered twice the improvement in certain aspects of memory. "What's ... Read more...

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Improving brain-processing speed helps boost memory


February 11th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): In a novel study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that improving brain-processing speed may help boost memory power in older adults.The team found that healthy, older adults ... Read more...

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Perception of time pressure impairs performance


February 11th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): If you feel that you don''t have enough time to finish a task in hand, then chances are your finished work won''t be up to the mark, ... Read more...

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Vitamin B12 offers effective treatment for canker sore


February 10th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A dose of vitamin B12 every night is a simple, effective and low risk therapy to prevent Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), better known as "canker sores, according ... Read more...

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When it comes to sex, male butterflies use dipstick method to beat rivals


January 14th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): When it comes to butterflies, sex is not as graceful an affair as one might think, claims a new study, which found that male monarch butterflies decide ... Read more...

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How night shift workers can improve their job performance


December 1st, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI); Wearing dark sunglasses when outside in daytime and a strict sleep schedule can improve job performance and alertness in night shift workers, say researchers.The research team revealed ... Read more...

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Why do low-income people buy lottery tickets?


July 25th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Why do people from the low income group invest a large percentage of their income on lottery tickets than do their richer counterparts. A new Carnegie Mellon University ... Read more...

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Online self-help program may improve insomnia in adults


June 12th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A self-help program delivered online can significantly improve insomnia in adults, according to a new study.The study, authored by Lee Ritterband, PhD, of the University of Virginia, ... Read more...

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Cell phone addiction robs teens of sleep: study


June 10th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Teenagers addicted to their mobile phones tend to experience disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue, according to a new study. The study, authored by researchers at the Sahlgren's ... Read more...

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Excessive mobile phone use linked to stress, sleep problems in teens


June 10th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Researchers at Sahlgrens Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, have found that teenagers who use mobile phones "excessively" are more prone to disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue.The study, ... Read more...

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Study links altered dopamine activity to social phobia


May 13th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists in The Netherlands have unearthed evidence that altered dopamine activity in the brain may give rise to social phobia.The finding reported by researchers at the ... Read more...

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Male seagulls more vulnerable to environment during embryonic development


May 8th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): According to a new study by British scientists, male seagulls may be more vulnerable to their environment during embryonic development than females.In many birds, siblings hatch at ... Read more...

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Fewer but stronger doses of radiation best for breast cancer: Study


March 19th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Lesser use of radiation therapy, but higher doses appear to be just as effective as conventional doses for women recovering from breast cancer, suggests a new research ... Read more...

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Viruses could soon be shaken to death


February 6th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb 6 (ANI): If scientists get their way then soon viruses would be shaken to death. The new study has shown that shown that laser pulses tuned to the right frequency ... Read more...

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Older men may derive only limited benefit from testosterone supplementation


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): Older men can derive only limited benefits from testosterone supplementation, according to a new study.Dr. Marielle H. Emmelot-Vonk, a researcher at the Netherlands-based University Medical Center Utrecht, revealed ... Read more...

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Early exposure to environmental toxins makes monkeys Alzheimers-prone later in life


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A report issued by the Society for Neuroscience suggests that early exposure to environmental toxins may lead to Alzheimers disease much later in life.The finding is based on ... Read more...

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