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Magnetic pulses could overcome depression, schizophrenia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Magnetic pulses could stamp out neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke after researchers unravelled how they work to stimulate the brain.Jennifer Rodger, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Major selective sweeps did not drive human evolution, says study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that selective sweeps, which were thought to drive human evolution, may not have done so. In fact, such events may have been rare, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oral vaccines are ‘alternative to jab’


February 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that oral vaccines could be used to immunise individuals against a wide range of diseases.The research found that salivary glands are able to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increasing use of mobiles, music players causing ‘text neck’ epidemic


November 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 19 (ANI): Technology is a pain in the neck - literally.As use of mobiles and handheld music players is on the rise, so are the cases of 'text neck' - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify first fish that switched from ultraviolet vision to violet vision


October 17th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): Researchers from Emory University, US, have identified the first fish known to have switched from ultraviolet vision to violet vision, or the ability to see blue light.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Cannabis safer than alcohol,’ UK Government helpline tells kids


April 19th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 19 (ANI): The British Government's drugs helpline is telling children that cannabis is safer than alcohol, and its ecstasy won't harm their health, a shocking Sunday Times report has revealed.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Childhood trauma may lead to chronic fatigue syndrome in adulthood


January 6th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): People who undergo trauma during childhood are more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome as adults, according to a new study.Also, the study found that neuroendocrine dysfunction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress during pregnancy may have adverse impact on offspring


October 28th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Stress during pregnancy can have an adverse impact on offspring, leading to slow development, learning and attention difficulties and even autism, say researchers.It can also cause developmental ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Surfing the net boosts brain health


October 15th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): Web search activity may be helpful in stimulating and possibly improving brain function, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How smokers brains get affected by withdrawal symptoms revealed


September 19th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): Scientists have gained significant insights into the functional changes in the brain that make it difficult for a smoker to kick the butt, and also into how ... Read more...

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder, brain activity linked: study


July 18th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Researchers in Britain have discovered that measuring specific activities of the brain could help the early and more precise detection of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Current diagnosis of the disorder, ... Read more...

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Snoring may increase chronic bronchitis risk


January 29th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): People who snore regularly are more likely to develop chronic bronchitis, according to a new study.Chronic bronchitis involves inflammation of the lower airways accompanied by a persistent cough ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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