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Poor mental health linked to reduced lifespan


August 1st, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) People with poor mental health may have a shorter lifespan, according to a large-scale population based study.Researchers from University College London (UCL) and University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

KMSS to launch stir over non-repair of embankments


July 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam's powerful pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has vowed to launch a mass movement from Aug 1 against the state government's failure to protect ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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Kerala plans to insert chips in sandalwood trees


June 12th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) Kerala Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar Tuesday informed the state assembly that plans are being worked out to insert microchips in sandalwood trees at Marayur, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fish make sacrifices to play great dads


March 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Cardinal fish can go to great lengths to protect their young. That means starving or even putting up with a jealous spouse - and often, dying ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fasting develops smarter brain, shapelier you


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all.Fasting has been seen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tiny alcohol amounts double worm’s life


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Tiny portions of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm known as C elegans.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chandy demands new dam in place of Mullaperiyar


December 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said a new dam should be built in place of the more than century-old Mullaperiyar Dam, reiterating that Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Traces from old n-tests found in Antarctic moss


November 30th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Nuclear weapons, tested 50 years ago, have left their imprint on living moss shoots in the Antarctica.These imprints, known as atmospheric radiocarbon 14C or bomb spikes, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Death toll rises to 12 after bridge collapses on Indonesia’s Borneo island


November 28th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after a bridge collapsed on the Indonesian island of Borneo during the weekend has risen to at least twelve, officials said on Monday. More than ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China puts French satellite into space


October 8th, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) China Friday successfully put a French telecom satellite into space from its Xichang launch centre.A Long March-III2 carrier rocket, launched from Xichang in southern China, put ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

15 minutes’ exercise extends life by three years


August 16th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) People who spare even 15 minutes daily for exercise could extend their lifespan by three years.While initial exercise cut death rates by 14 percent, additional 15 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Paranoid’ insects double mating time with females


August 9th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Male insects which become 'paranoid' in a rival's presence, double the mating time with a female even though her risk of being fertilised by another male ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Mediterranean diet’ can help one live longer


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A 'Mediterranean diet' can increase a woman's lifespan by as much as 15 years, and increase a man's life by eight years, says a study. What ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists unravel secret to a long life


July 18th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Scientists have claimed to develop a technique that they say may lead to a longer life. Unfortunately, the treatment is only fit for pets at the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pollution can cause brain damage, depression


July 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems. Mice tests showed that, in the long term, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Some HIV drugs cause premature ageing


June 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A class of drugs commonly prescribed for HIV in low-income countries can cause premature ageing, a study says. The study shows these drugs damage DNA in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China and Venezuela sign agreement for satellite construction


May 27th, 2011 - 5:12 am ICT by BNO News
CARCAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- China and Venezuela on Thursday signed an agreement for the construction of the South American country's second satellite, the state-run AVN news agency reported.China will provide support ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to launch two space modules


April 30th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China will launch two unmanned space modules in the second half of this year, a media report said.The modules, named Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8, will take part ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beware, being skinny could hasten one’s death


April 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) People who gobble up mounds of cakes and chocolates without piling on the pounds, beware. You may be hastening your own death, compared to those who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Queen bees survive 40-times longer than workers


April 25th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study has found that queen bees live 40 times longer than their workers - a royal difference that is owed entirely to a miraculous nutrient in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Common lab dye may be the key to longevity


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience laboratories around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gambling problems ‘more common than drinking problems’


March 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions have found that after age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among adults than alcohol dependence, even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

German Chancellor Merkel delays extending lifespan of nuclear reactors


March 15th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday announced that the government decided to delay by three months the plans for extending the running time of its nuclear reactors, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China to put man on the moon by 2030


March 4th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China plans to make a manned moon landing by 2030, but the purpose of exploration of the moon should be seen as "peaceful" rather than a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Solar panel energy - way to greener technology, or is it?


February 24th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Solar energy is synonymous to green technology but what many don't know is that the process of making solar panels involves the use of potentially toxic substances and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How lithium in ordinary tap water increases lifespan in humans


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that lithium, which is found in vegetables and drinking water, can increase life expectancy in humans.Professor Dr. Michael Ristow's team along with Japanese ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

President calls upon medical fraternity to prevent female foeticide


January 28th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday called upon the medial fraternity to prevent female foeticide.Addressing the 64th National Conference of India Radiology and Imaging Association here, President ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Aging-related protein holds breast cancer clues


January 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has linked a common type of breast cancer in older women to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.The study, led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin E may extend lifespan of certain men


January 21st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may extend the lifespan of restricted groups of men, depending on their vitamin C intake and the level of smoking, according to a new study.Several ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Synthetic blood gets closer to reality


January 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coach Flower prepared to pull England players out of IPL


January 10th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.10 (ANI): Coach Andy Flower has said he would pull England players out of the Indian Premier League in order to keep them fresh for national duty."I don't blame any of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Andy Flower warns his players of IPL pitfalls


January 9th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) England team director Andy Flower Sunday warned his players about the perils of taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying the hectic scheduling of the cash-rich ... Read more...

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