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Women exposed to PFCs have obese babies


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Pregnant women who are exposed to common environmental chemicals, especially polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), have smaller babies at birth but larger at 20 months, according to an ... Read more...

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World’s reef fish systems threatened by human overpopulation


April 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has found that the highly diverse reef fish systems are the most vulnerable to human threats.In a large collaborative analysis, 55 scientists from 49 ... Read more...

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Angry? Say a prayer


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Praying may be the best antidote to anger, especially after someone has left you fuming.A series of studies showed that people who were provoked by insulting ... Read more...

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Prayer really can help people cope with their anger


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Feeling angry? Say a prayer and see your wrath fade away!New research suggests that saying a prayer could help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively ... Read more...

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Fish develop ‘mosquito nets’ for good sleep


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) To avoid being constantly bitten by nocturnal predators and get a good night's sleep, fish develop their own "mosquito nets".Alexandra Grutter from University of Queensland Centre for Marine ... Read more...

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Fish create their own mosquito nets to get good night’s sleep: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by Australian researchers has revealed that fish have developed their own mosquito nets in a bid to get good night's sleep.Scientists from the University ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking reduces mortality among older adults


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Moderate drinking- one to less than three drinks per day-reduces mortality among middle-aged and older adults, found a new study.The study that examined drinking and mortality during a ... Read more...

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Reforestation may lower climate change mitigation potential of forests


May 29th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Reforestation and afforestation, the creation of new forests, may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening, scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University ... Read more...

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Cleaning teeth twice a day can prevent heart attack


May 29th, 2010 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Brushing your teeth twice day can help protect against heart attack, reveals a new study. According to scientists, those who fail to keep their teeth clean have a higher ... Read more...

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Clean your teeth twice a day to stave off heart attack


May 28th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): If you don't brush your teeth twice a day, you're more likely to develop heart disease, according to a new study.The study, published on BMJ.com, claims that people ... Read more...

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Drug prototype shows promise of female arousal


April 14th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A prototype drug has shown promise in stimulating sexual arousal among women and is helping scientists learn more about its mechanisms. A team of researchers based at Pfizer's ... Read more...

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Northern climate stops spread of beautiful killer plant


February 28th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Canadian scientists have found that the invasive spread of a beautiful killer plant known as the purple loosestrife can be stopped by the northern climate.Purple loosestrife has been ... Read more...

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Water droplets can cause forest fires


January 11th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Those with green fingers may have known that watering a garden in the midday sun can burn plants, but science has only now caught up with the fact. ... Read more...

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Sunlight water droplets can lead to burnt plants


January 11th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A new study by scientists has found that in some cases, watering your garden in the midday can lead to burnt plants because of sunlit water droplets."The problem ... Read more...

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Diet foods promote overeating


June 14th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Scientists at University of Bristol have found why sticking slavishly to low-calorie meals often still fails to shift the pounds.They have found that when people choose lower-calorie dishes, ... Read more...

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Human-generated sounds may be killing marine life


March 14th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): A new study has determined that human-generated sounds significantly affect the lives of aquatic animals, from the individual animals well-being, right through to its reproduction, migration and ... Read more...

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Challenge, not gore, keeps players hooked to video games


January 17th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): It''s the challenge, not the craving for bloodshed, that keeps players addicted to war and conflict video games, says a new study. The research by investigators at the ... Read more...

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A good night’’s sleep protects against parasite infestation


January 9th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany have found that animals that sleep longer do not suffer from parasite infestation.They hope that the ... Read more...

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Kids who sleep less more likely to be obese as adults: Study


November 3rd, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 3 (ANI): Kids who sleep less are more likely to be obese as adults, according to a New Zealand study.For the study, researchers at the University of Otago followed ... Read more...

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Tempting foods surprisingly increase willpower


September 16th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Tempting foods can increase moderation, says a new study.Although it seems conflicting, the study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, shows that consumers have greater self-control ... Read more...

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Temptations are good for you


September 16th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Temptations, which test human will, might end up doing some good because they actually increase moderation, according to the latest study, particularly in case of consumers who have ... Read more...

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Birds go by what they hear, not what they see


June 19th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Birdsongs are not just soothing, they are vital for decision-making in birds, says a new study that contends that our feathered friends are guided more by what they ... Read more...

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Birds eavesdrop on songs to find the best breeding spots


June 19th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): While human beings thumb through real estate listings and drive around neighbourhoods to find the best place to live and raise a family, some birds have an ... Read more...

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Non-human primates vital for neuroscience research


May 16th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
London, May 16 (ANI): Monkeys have long been used as an alternative to humans for various experimental studies, and now a new review has backed the concept by claiming that non-human ... Read more...

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Stun guns might stimulate heart


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on evidence that stun guns might stimulate the heart, overturning current theories that they only affect skeletal muscles. "The frequency and the shape of the ... Read more...

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Teens who eat breakfast daily have healthier diets than those who dont


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Skipping breakfast might seem like a good way to many teens to save on calories but a new study suggests the opposite, and says that eating healthy breakfast ... Read more...

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Eat breakfast, avoid obesity


March 3rd, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Those who eat breakfast every morning are more physically active than those who skip the first meal of the day, especially during adolescence. That's the conclusion of a ... Read more...

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Not enough or too much sleep linked to diabetes


December 3rd, 2007 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Not getting enough sleep or getting too much of it can be a bad thing, for researchers at the Columbia University in New York have found a link ... Read more...

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Loyalty and disloyalty play a part in how kids treat their friends


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
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