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‘Changing plate’s colour helps you shed weight’


June 17th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Scientists have suggested an easy way out for those who want to shed pounds. They should simply change the colour of their plates. People tend to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mom’s voice perks up premature baby’s condition


March 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Premature babies, thrust into a highly specialised neo-natal unit which protects them from the ravages of untimely birth, sorely miss the soothing maternal sound. But, new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

One in three British teenage girls ’sexually assaulted’


March 5th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London March 5 (IANS) A British survey has found that a third of teenage girls become victims of sexual violence by their boyfriends. Experts fear that some do not even ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Research reveals that ‘Slow walking might be linked with dementia’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research says the speed of a person’s walk can predict the chances of a person developing dementia later on in life. The researchers report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sunscreen chemical may cause cancer


December 1st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 1 (IANS) A metal compound commonly found in consumer products and sunscreens lotions could potentially cause cancer.Zinc oxide is used to absorb harmful ultra violet light. But when ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sri Lanka’s central bank keeps monetary policy unchanged


October 11th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 11 (IANS) Citing strong economic growth, Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to leave its monetary policy and repo rates for October unchanged, the bank said in a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Occupational hazards in pregnancy can cause asthma in kids


September 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Mothers exposed to certain substances and chemicals while in their jobs during pregnancy could give birth to children with higher chances of asthma. This research included ... Read more...

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Cell phones can reduce fertility by 30 percent: Survey


June 20th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Cell phones, even when not in use, can reduce fertility in males by as much as 30 percent, a recent study has revealed.The latest warning ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pomegranate juice could ease workplace stress


June 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Drinking pomegranate juice daily could ease one's stress at the workplace by reducing blood pressure and lowering stress hormone levels. Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

L-lysine alongside normal medication may benefit schizophrenia patients


April 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who received L-lysine alongside their normal medication found some reduction in the severity of their symptoms.Schizophrenia is a serious mental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Horticultural interventions could bring kids closer to nature


April 5th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Researchers in Finland think that horticultural interventions can bring children closer to nature.The study compares urban and rural children's relationships with plants and recommends horticultural interventions, especially for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Today’s kids do engage in active play during leisure time


March 18th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new UK study has found today's kids indeed engage in active play during leisure time.It said that encouraging children to engage in active play, tailored according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise may increase cravings


March 9th, 2011 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Exercise may increase our desire to feast on doughnuts and chocolate, making it difficult to shed the extra pounds, a study has revealed.The research suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Exercise can make you want sugary foods even more


March 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Exercise can increase people's desire to eat sugary foods such as doughnuts, making it difficult to lose weight, a study has revealed.The finding suggests that nearly half of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain molecule found to protect against epileptic seizures


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A new Brown University study has found that molecule putrescine present in the brain an epileptic seizure actually protect against them hours later.The scientists have found that putrescine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IIM-Calcutta to boost research and upgrade lab


February 28th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) plans to utilise the Rs.20 crore special budgetary grant to help students do research in global finance markets and to upgrade ... Read more...

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Zinc ‘can treat the common cold’


February 16th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A team of scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, believes that zinc supplements can reduce the severity and duration of illness caused by the common cold.The findings, based on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA Announces Existence Of An Ancient Galaxy


January 27th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists at NASA have reported the existence of a galaxy that seems to have formed less than 500 million years after the formation of the universe. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oz Army Chief’s vision is to recruit more women, popularize force through Facebook


January 21st, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 21(ANI): Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie has said that attracting more women recruits and lifting the army's profile through social networking sites like Facebook are part of ... Read more...

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Using Mother Nature’s method to save oceans’ marine life


January 20th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists at Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz have found a way to encourage oceans' marine life by using seawater and calcium to remove carbon dioxide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Free milk at schools ‘key to lower bowel cancer’


January 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 17 (ANI): A study has found that those who drank free milk supplied at schools have a reduced risk of bowel cancer.Associate Professor Brian Cox and Dr Mary Jane Sneyd ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Macho-looking’ men more attractive to fertile women


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study claims that men who look masculine are more attractive to fertile women.But women with masculine-looking partners do not necessarily become more attracted to their partners, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough: Culprit’s DNA can be used to predict probable hair colour


January 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that DNA extracted from a person's blood, sperm, saliva or other biological materials can be used to predict people's probable hair colour.The approach allows them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Placebos work - even if patients know they are fake


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that patients could benefit from dummy pills even if they are told they contain no active ingredient.The findings by the researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Side effects that are actually beneficial for you


December 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Side effects that come with medicines are often perceived as a bad thing, but sometimes they can bring surprising benefits.Luscious eyelashes emerged as an unexpected extra in patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep deprivation wipes out memories associated with fear


December 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): It's a common conception that sleeping on a problem might drive it away, but a new study suggests that that's not necessarily true.An important component of anxiety disorders, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secondhand smoke exposure ‘ups hearing loss risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-smokers who repeatedly breathe in others' tobacco smoke are more likely to have some degree of hearing loss.Researchers studied a total of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell transplant ‘doubles muscle mass’


November 11th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at University of Colorado transplanted stem cells into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells bulk up muscle, halt ageing


November 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that transplanting specially treated repair stem cells into damaged muscle makes them twice as big and strong, and also stops them from ageing. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Girls likelier to have unprotected first sexual encounter than boys: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A study into adolescent sexual habits has revealed that females are more likely to have an unprotected first sexual encounter than their male counterparts.Nicole Weller, an Arizona State ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High levels of coumarin in cassia cinnamon linked to liver damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists are reporting that a 'huge' variation exists in the amounts of coumarin in bark samples of cassia cinnamon from trees growing in Indonesia.That natural ingredient in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating peanuts during pregnancy ‘ups child’s risk for peanut allergy’


November 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new research has found that pregnant women who eat peanuts might be putting their children at an increased risk for peanut allergy.Scott H. Sicherer at Mount Sinai ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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