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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Superconducting ‘pseudogap’ is a new phase of matter


March 25th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Assam scam accused files poll papers from jail


March 17th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) Mohit Hojai, one of the key accused in a Rs.1,000-crore financial scam, Thursday filed his nomination papers from jail for the Assam assembly elections as a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Anti-drug ads ‘effectively reduce marijuana use among teens’


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A study, led by a researcher from Ohio Sate University, has provided evidence that anti-drug campaigns effectively reduce marijuana use among teenagers.It looked at self-reported exposure to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can’t quit smoking? Blame it on faulty brain receptor


February 1st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Do you know why it is so fiendishly difficult to quit smoking - because of a faulty receptor in the brain. It can lead to an uncontrollable ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Addicted to smoking? blame your genes


January 31st, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Those who say they cannot quit smoking, no matter how hard they try, could now blame their genes.Scientists have discovered a brain pathway which, if not functioning correctly, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Government funds siphoned off to Assam terror outfit: NIA chargesheet


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which investigates terror related crimes, has come up with startling revelations indicating that government funds worth millions of rupees ... Read more...

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Majority of American women view Obama’s economic policies a ‘failure’: Poll


October 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A majority of American women view President Barack Obama administration as a 'failure' as far as the health care reform and the economic stimulus package are concerned, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spin soliton to revolutionize cell phone communication


September 16th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists have found theoretical evidence of a new way to generate the high-frequency waves used in modern communication devices such as cell phonesThe analysis by researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Online professional development helps teachers, students


August 17th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A study on the impact of online professional development for educators has found that it is not only student who are gaining from it, but the teachers as ... Read more...

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Genetic changes linked to diet, alcohol could predict breast cancer severity


July 31st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Epigenetic changes to DNA in breast cancers are directly linked with diet, alcohol, and tumour size, and could hence give a glimpse of the severity of the disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Co-ordination between home, preschool, school key to child’s progress


May 14th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Co-ordination between home, preschool, and school is fundamental to child's progress, a new study claims.Robert Crosnoe, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seal romance-related items away to get over split


March 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): If you're finding hard to get over a failed love interest, then here's something that can help you: stick your disappointment in a box or envelope and you'll ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Oestrogen-only HRT ‘raises asthma risk after menopause’


February 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may put menopausal women at increased asthma risk.Compared with women who had never used any form of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

300 Species Discovered By Kew Botanists Including Endangered Berlinia Korupensis


December 28th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a major development, botanists in United Kingdom have discovered an astounding number of 300 new plants and fungi. One of the most significant revelations of ... Read more...

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Mature students register more positive gains from sex


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Mature students are likely to register more positive gains from sex than their less emotionally sound counterparts, research says. In a study on emotional experiences and sexual behaviours, including ... Read more...

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Maturity raises sex benefits


December 19th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Emotionally mature students may get more positive benefits from sex than their less-mature counterparts, says a new study.In the study on emotional experiences and sexual behaviours, which included ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanowires may help in developing ultrasmall transistors


November 27th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): After a key discovery by scientists, a new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires are closer to reality.The researchers, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Genetic “switch” that makes fruit flies alcohol tolerant identified


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Fruit flies have a genetic "switch" that makes them more tolerant to alcohol, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.This metabolic switch also has implications for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood abuse raises psychosis risk in women


April 1st, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Women with a history of childhood abuse are twice as likely to suffer from severe mental problem, suggests a new study.However, the same association has not been found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain scans unravel roots of dyslexia


March 13th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, have shed light on the roots of dyslexia, a learning disability that affects four to ten percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rogue protein behind breast cancer found


January 15th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 15 (IANS) A new Canadian study has found a protein that is linked to the progression of breast cancer.Researchers at the University of Montreal and the University of Alberta say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Functional link between reward and stress offers new targets for treating addiction


December 17th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): An American study has uncovered a functional link between reward and stress, which points to new targets for treating alcohol and drug addiction. Researchers at the Vanderbilt ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibody that can reduce food craving, expand calorie burn identified


October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research have identified an antibody that works against the gastric hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to weight gain and fat storage through ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How Brazilian palm berrys antioxidants get absorbed in human body


October 7th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): A Brazilian palm berry called acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE), known to contain numerous antioxidants, has proven its ability to be absorbed in the human body when consumed both ... Read more...

Posted in National |

DNA forensics may prevent elephant poaching


August 21st, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A new study has determined that extracting elephant DNA from confiscated ivory could be an important tool to help wildlife investigations stop elephant poaching at its source. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why poor people bank more on lottery tickets


July 25th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): When it comes to buying lottery tickets, people with lower incomes invest their money more in the game than do the wealthier sections of the society. Now, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Teens who resist liquor ads, peer pressure less likely to become alcoholic


March 1st, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Adolescents who have the ability to resist alcohol advertising gimmicks and peer pressure are less likely to indulge in alcohol use, according to a new study.Previous studies have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Curriculum-based prevention program reduces bullying among students


February 24th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of Denver suggest that a curriculum-based bullying prevention program can reduce the incidents of bullying among elementary school children.The study led by Jeffrey M. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Local bars, not liquor stores, linked to binge drinking


November 15th, 2007 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that bars and nightclubs, but not liquor stores, are associated with excessive alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking in adults who live nearby.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dietary advice leads to modest improvement in coronary disease risks


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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