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Low calorie diet doesn’t add to longevity


August 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) After all the hype over a low calorie diet being the tried and tested way to shed unwanted pounds or adding years to your life, comes ... Read more...

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Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumours in mice


March 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Treatment with vitamin D has shown promise in shriking uterine fibroids in lab rats, which tend to develop the benign tumours, says a new study.Uterine ... Read more...

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Stem cell implants can heal traumatic brain injury


January 16th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Implanted stem cells have substantially improved cerebral function in animals with brain trauma, but how they did it has remained a mystery. Now an important part ... Read more...

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Pure maple syrup promotes healthy liver


September 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Here's good news for those suffering from fatty liver disease - pure maple syrup is likely to boost your liver, new research suggests.Keiko Abe of the ... Read more...

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Natural compound prevents diabetes


September 4th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in grapes, mulberries and peanuts is effective against diabetes, claims a study.Resveratrol has been shown to extend the lifespan of many ... Read more...

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Fat substitutes in snacks may trigger weight gain


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Beware of fat substitutes in popular snacks - instead of helping you shed weight, they may promote weight gain, says a new study."These substitutes are meant ... Read more...

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Blueberries help build sturdy bones


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Blueberry compounds help build sturdy, healthy bones, if results from studies on lab rats also hold true for humans.Jin-Ran Chen, assistant professor in paediatrics, ... Read more...

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Soon, a supplement that makes workouts more enjoyable


March 28th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 28 (ANI): Nutritional Physiology Research Centre researchers at the University of South Australia are working on a supplement that will make exercise more fun."We are looking at the combination of ... Read more...

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Is Spider venom better than viagra?


February 24th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say that a bite from a spider that is found in South America is better than viagra in correcting erectile dysfunction.The spider is called banana ... Read more...

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Coffee and Aspirin is “Best Hangover Cure” in Rats


January 21st, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to scientists, the best cure for a hangover is not “hair of the dog” as suggested before, which means that a person should drink a small amount ... Read more...

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Email has turned office workers into ‘hi-tech lab rats’, says expert (re-iaaue)


December 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 08 (ANI): A leading expert has claimed that email has turned office workers into no more than lab rats desperately craving "pellets of social interaction".Increasing levels of information overload from ... Read more...

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Email addiction turns us into lab rats expecting rewards


December 8th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Using the internet and an obsession with email is turning us into 'lab rats' looking for rewards, says an expert. Nicholas Carr, former executive editor of the Harvard ... Read more...

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Email has turned office workers into ‘hi-tech lab rats’, says expert


December 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): A leading expert has claimed that email has turned office workers into no more than lab rats desperately craving "pellets of social interaction".Increasing levels of information overload from ... Read more...

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Soon, nose drops to treat brain cancer


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported the development and testing of a drug that could treat brain cancer, and can be given as nose drops rather than an injection.The new form ... Read more...

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Breakthrough fertility technique could herald end of ‘biological clock’


September 15th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A new fertility technique could herald the end of the 'biological clock - by allowing women to have babies well into their 50s and 60s.The treatment, to ... Read more...

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Berries help protect brain against ageing


August 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Eating berries could be a pleasant way of protecting the brain against ageing and memory loss. Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are rich in compounds called polyphenolics, which help ... Read more...

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Chili pepper ingredient helps fight obesity


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): If you love chili peppers, you are in luck - as new research suggests it has an ingredient that helps fight fat.The study conducted by Jong Won Yun ... Read more...

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Exercise can heal early brain stress


July 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Athletes have long known about the natural "high" that exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can also reverse the effects ... Read more...

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Study: Common soil Bacteria have antidepressant effects


June 15th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jun 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Studies by United Kingdom scientists have identified that a common soil bacteria have antidepressant effects. “These studies help us understand how the body communicates with the brain ... Read more...

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Chilli peppers can help you shed weight


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Capsaicin, the stuff that gives chilli peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat build-up by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body, says a ... Read more...

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Chili pepper may help fight fat


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Chili peppers contain an ingredient that may cause weight loss and fight fat, scientists have reported.According to boffins, capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may ... Read more...

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Sniffing local anaesthetic could replace needle at dentist’s


May 14th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Sniffing a local anaesthetic is likely to replace the needle used by the dentist for many procedures. Administered as nose drops or a nasal spray, it travels through ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Green tea, renowned for its powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties, has been found to help protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases. The new study, the first documenting how ... Read more...

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Rats use whiskers like human fingers


April 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Rats use their whiskers much like humans use their fingertips to feel objects as both of them process these sensations in the same part of the brain and ... Read more...

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Brief exercise regimen key to heart health


January 24th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): When it comes to heart health, even a little bit of exercise can prove beneficial, suggests a new study.John Quindry, director of Auburn University's Cardioprotection Research Laboratory, said ... Read more...

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First transgenic prairie voles created to unravel genetic secrets of pairing


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): By successfully generating the first transgenic prairie voles, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have taken an important step towards unlocking the genetic secrets ... Read more...

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Nano-capsule to boost person’s absorption of curcumin


November 16th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A nano-sized capsule being developed by researchers boosts the person's uptake of curcumin, the main ingredient in tumeric powder, and can be used in treatment of several ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘alert status’ opens up new ways of treating coma: Study


September 15th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) An 'alert status' area in the brain potentially opens up new ways of treating insomnia, excessive sleepiness, reversible coma or loss of consciousness, says a new study. Hebrew University ... Read more...

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Injectable gel helps regenerate brain tissue in traumatic injuries


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, a Clemson University bioengineer has successfully regenerated brain at the site of a traumatic brain injury with the help of a novel biomaterial gel.Assistant ... Read more...

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Kudzu extract shows promise as dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome


August 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, can be used as a dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.Scientists in Alabama ... Read more...

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Freshly crushed garlic serves heart better than processed


July 30th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects than dried garlic, scientists have claimed.In the study, which will be published in the Aug. 12 issue of the ... Read more...

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Crushed garlic better than dried for heart, finds Indian American


July 30th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A team of researchers led by an Indian American has unearthed new evidence that freshly crushed garlic has more benefits for the heart than dried garlic. The evidence ... Read more...

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Try natural scents to de-stress yourself


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Feeling stressed or fretful? Try savouring the scent of lemon, mango, lavender or other fragrant plants to calm yourself. Scientists in Japan are presenting the first scientific evidence that ... Read more...

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Flowers’ smell really can soothe stress


July 23rd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Wondering how to de-stress yourself? Well, then try savour the smell of flowers, lemon or mango, for a new study has revealed that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene ... Read more...

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