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‘Green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests


January 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a key amino acid, methionine, vital for human nutrition, can also knock out caterpillars threatening the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, ... Read more...

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Scholastic success can keep kids away from drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Children who did better at school were also less likely to use drugs and alcohol or steal or break into fights than their non-performing peers."Higher performance ... Read more...

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MRSA danger in gyms may be exaggerated


March 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission.MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can lead to severe ... Read more...

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Alcohol taxes can reduce death rates among chronic heavy drinkers


August 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Adjusting the alcohol tax in Florida to account for inflation since 1983 would prevent 600 to 800 deaths each year in the state from diseases caused by chronic ... Read more...

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Folate could prevent alcohol-induced congenital heart defects in mice


May 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): High levels of the B-vitamin folate (folic acid) could prevent heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy, a condition known as foetal alcohol syndrome, according ... Read more...

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Antibiotic regimen found effective for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis


April 29th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A combination of antibiotics has been found to be an effective treatment for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis, a major step forward in the management, and possibly cure, of this ... Read more...

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Tax imposition may help curb alcohol abuse


January 16th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Increasing the cost of liquor by imposing taxes can significantly reduce alcohol abuse, with a new study showing that less number of people are likely to drink ... Read more...

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MRI brain scans may offer accurate, early Alzhimers diagnosis


December 19th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): A study has lent some force to the suggestion that MRI scans, which detect shrinkage in specific regions of the mid-brain, can accurately diagnose Alzheimers disease before ... Read more...

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Common sweetener ups obesity risk without warning


October 16th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 16 (ANI): Experiments on rats have shown that eating too much fructose, common sweetener found in many foods, increases the risk of leptin resistance, a condition that can lead ... Read more...

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Activating oestrogen brain receptor improves memory


July 30th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Activating the oestrogen brain receptor can counteract low levels of the hormone in women as well as protecting them against neurological disorders. The discovery has enabled researchers improve ... Read more...

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Supplement containing blueberry, green tea extract protects against stroke damage


March 5th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers from University of South Florida College of Medicine (Tampa) and the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta) have found that a dietary supplement made out of Blueberry, green ... Read more...

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