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Small weight gain enough to raise BP


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 7 (IANS) New research suggests that weight gain of just 1.5 pounds or 0.6 kg per year is fraught with risk, enough to raise blood pressure in college ... Read more...

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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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Forensic tool developed to track ivory traders


August 7th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Even though trade in ivory has been banned, the poaching of tuskers continues unabated, threatening African elephants.However, Alfred Roca, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, ... Read more...

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Too much, too little noise erodes creativity


May 15th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Too much or too little noise can erode creativity among consumers, something which both marketers and admen should take note of, says a new research. Ambient ... Read more...

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Energy drinks severely damage tooth enamel: Study


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) An alarming spike in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among teens, is irreversibly damaging the tooth enamel with their high acid content, says ... Read more...

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Does membership of elite group shore up performance?


April 25th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Does being labelled as a member of an elite group shore up your performance on tasks related to your area of expertise?Not necessarily, say researchers who ... Read more...

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Soy protein can lower fat accumulation in liver


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Eating soy protein could significantly lower fat accumulation in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signalling pathway in the ... Read more...

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Slimming before pregnancy ensures healthier births


April 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Even if obese women eat healthy during pregnancy, their babies may suffer future health problems. So it is advisable to lose body weight before going in ... Read more...

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Misplaced motivation could bring on failures


March 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The motivation to change bad habits with self-control might be misplaced as you could be setting yourself up for failure, says a new study."Popular views of ... Read more...

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Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A modified osteoporosis drug may prove to be a boon in fighting malaria, which works at very low concentrations and has no side-effects. Osteoporosis is the ... Read more...

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More screening could mean less secure airports


February 1st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Intensive screening makes airport security unsafe by targeting low risk passengers rather than those who pose real threats, and this is particularly true after 9/11, ... Read more...

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Exercise helps in calming hostile bosses


January 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) If your boss is giving you a hard time, lying, making fun of you in public and humiliating you, he or she is likely to benefit ... Read more...

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Latin brew bumps off colon cancer cells


January 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) A taste for Latin brew could be a potent and easy way of protecting oneself against the ravages of colon cancer.These cancer cells, when exposed to ... Read more...

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Ban on junk food ads cuts consumption


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Banning ads that promote junk foods among children is likely to cut down their consumption, says a study based on an experiment in a Canadian ... Read more...

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Researchers create self-healing electronics


December 21st, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A tiny crack within an integrated chip could shut down the whole device. But what if it could fix itself so fast that the user never ... Read more...

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Boys develop social skills through kindergarten friendships


November 30th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) High-quality friendships in kindergarten spell better social skills in the first and third grades for boys and also fewer behaviour problems as compared to girls. ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing H. pylori bug spurs cell death


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how cancer-causing bug H. pylori, which infects half the world's population, attacks a cell's innards, causing it to die by self-destructing.The finding ... Read more...

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More people turn to god in societies under stress


August 9th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Many more people turn to god in stressed societies and also seem happier. However, when peace and plenty reign, people are happier independently of their religious ... Read more...

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Proactive defence can deter cyber-attacks


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) A proactive defence -- detecting intrusions, tracing the attacker and executing a counterstrike -- can act as a powerful deterrent against cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare that threaten ... Read more...

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Your bodies resist weight loss efforts


June 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) If you've been trying to lose weight and suspect your body is working against you, you may indeed be right."When obese people reduce their food intake ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy programmes baby for diabetes


May 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic."We found that exposure to ... Read more...

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Reverse gear: obesity fuelling increased auto usage


May 12th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The biggest public health enemy may very well be the one staple of modern life most Americans can't do without - the automobile. But it looks ... Read more...

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Try dietary calcium, Vitamin D for bone building


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Has a bone density scan placed you at risk for osteoporosis, tempting your doctor to prescribe a widely advertised bone-building medication? However, an effective first course ... Read more...

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People more generous, sociable in green surroundings


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A walk in a park is more than just a nice way to spend an afternoon -- it makes you more generous and sociable too."Through the ... Read more...

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Expert opinion on new product could be misleading


March 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) If you're contemplating a new purchase, you had better avoid asking experts as they are falliable since they have a hard time recalling product features. So, ... Read more...

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New design extends battery life in e-devices


March 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An ultra-low-power digital memory, that is not only faster but uses 100 times less energy than similar devices, could give future devices much longer battery life."I ... Read more...

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New surgical tool peers into heart non invasively


March 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside patients' hearts non invasively, enabling more efficient diagnosis and treatment of irregular heart beats known as ... Read more...

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Happiness key to longevity, well being


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) There is a "clear and compelling evidence" that happy people live longer and experience greater well being than their unhappy peers, a study says.The findings, based ... Read more...

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Three ingredients to ease life of asthmatic kids


February 6th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Eliminating distractions like cell phones and TV, involving behaviour control such as mild discipline and allowing communication that shows genuine interest and concern are the ways to ease ... Read more...

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Food-borne bug causes fatal heart infection


January 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that particular strains of a food-borne bug are able to invade the heart, causing serious and difficult-to-treat infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly found ... Read more...

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Lot of fish good for baby’s brain development


August 25th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Your toddler needs lot of fish for brain and nerve development. "First, babies need a lot of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish for brain, nerve, and ... Read more...

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Customised bone replacements to uplift facial surgery


July 13th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Patients needing facial reconstruction may soon have the option of customised bone replacements. Using an engineering technique called topology optimisation, researchers from the University of Illinois and Ohio State ... Read more...

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‘Genes, environment influence each other’


November 7th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Recent studies of social creatures like birds and bees show that interaction between genes and behaviour is a two-way street.Genes in the brain are malleable, turning on or ... Read more...

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