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Renowned F1 doctor Watkins passes away


September 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former FIA medical delegate Professor Sid Watkins, who served for nearly three decades as Formula One's doctor and medical chief, has died at the age of ... Read more...

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Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure ... Read more...

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Nasheed held world’s first underwater cabinet meeting


February 7th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives 44-year-old President Mohamed Nasheed, who quit Tuesday, hit the global headlines three years ago when he held a cabinet meeting under water to highlight ... Read more...

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This jab could revolutionise cancer treatment


April 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) TeloVac, a new generation of drug, could revolutionise cancer treatment within two years.TeloVac harnesses the body's own immune system to fight the disease, freezing tumours. ... Read more...

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Obese pregnant women ‘more likely to have complicated births’


January 26th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study at Liverpool University has found that overweight pregnant women are more likely to be overdue and have more complicated births.Women who were overweight or obese ... Read more...

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Are 3D films really bad for you?


January 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): There is still no scientific evidence which proves whether the eyestrain, blurred vision, dizziness, headaches or nausea reportedly caused by watching 3D content, will cause long term damage, ... Read more...

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High hormone levels drove cavemen to promiscuity


November 4th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) High hormone levels drove primitive men to promiscuity and combativeness.Our ancient ancestors had far higher levels of the male sex hormone testosterone than people living today, a study ... Read more...

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New Test Can Predict Whether Expectant Mothers Need C-Section


August 30th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new test comes as a ray of hope for all those pregnant mothers who have to duel with hours of labor pain but later end ... Read more...

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Now, a test to predict Caesarean need


August 29th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): Researchers in Sweden has developed a new test which could stop women labouring for hours in the hope of a "normal" birth only to end up with a ... Read more...

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Decoding wheat genome key to tackling global food shortage


August 27th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists at Liverpool, University of Bristol and the John Innes Centre, have sequenced the entire wheat genome that will help crop breeders select key agricultural traits for breeding ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli and plantain could reduce bouts of Crohn’s disease


August 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Plantain and broccoli fibre could help prevent relapses of Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.Crohn's disease is a condition, in which the intestines can become painfully inflamed, ... Read more...

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Mystery behind mummy’s missing toe solved after 50 yrs


April 17th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): The age-old mystery of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten's lost left big toe has been solved-it has been residing in Liverpool for the past 50 years.And this week, the toe ... Read more...

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Sick patients being misdiagnosed by swine flu hotline: UK study


November 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A new UK study has found that almost 9 out of 10 sick patients calling up the swine flu hotline have been diagnosed wrongly.Merely three out of 30 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How orangutans excel in moving through tree-tops


October 13th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Movement through a complex meshwork of small branches at tree-top levels can be quite challenging for animals wanting to forage. But scientists have found out that the bulky ... Read more...

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Murray inspires growth of tennis, Brit economy


September 14th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.14 (ANI): Tennis star Andy Murray's success with the racquet has contributed a 400 million pound boost for the British economy generated by tennis in 2009, a new study claims.According to ... Read more...

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How whales evolved to dive in the sea


June 29th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study has explained how marine mammals like seals and whales evolved to dive in the sea, and cope with the needs of a life in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers identify genes that protect during ageing


April 21st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) A new method developed by scientists will help researchers isolate genes that can protect the body during the ageing process. They developed a method of analysing genes in multiple ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drugs ‘could make you even fatter’


April 20th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Diet pills, which the manufacturers say, can help shed those extra pounds might be making you even fatter, experts have warned.The anti-obesity drugs sold over the counter cannot ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak to reject UK’s decision to deport Manchester suspects


April 14th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 14 (ANI): Pakistan may not accept UK's decision to deport 12 Pakistani students, who were arrested on alleged charges of being involved in the Manchester terror plot.Pakistan High Commission sources ... Read more...

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New tool to detect early signs of plaque build-up


January 17th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A new dental probe developed by scientists will detect the very earliest signs of plaque build-up.The toothbrush-sized product has a blue light at its tip, which, when shone ... Read more...

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Retina unravels deadly secrets of brain malaria


January 15th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 15 (IANS) The retina in the eye of patients with cerebral malaria has provided scientists with vital clues into why it is so deadly. One of the world's biggest killers, ... Read more...

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Eyes act as ”window into the brain” to uncover deadly secrets of malaria


January 15th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): The retina in the eyes of patients with cerebral malaria acts as a window into the brain to reveal why malaria infection in the brain is so ... Read more...

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`Blitz Spirit” behind fall in suicide rates in UK following 9/11, 7/7 terror strikes


January 6th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.6 (ANI): There has been a drop in suicide rates in Britain to the tune of 40 percent in the aftermath of terror attacks such as 9/11 and 7/7, scientists ... Read more...

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Therapy improves recovery for depressed mothers


November 11th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) A therapy developed by Liverpool University and Pakistani scientists will be a boon to millions of depressed women in developing countries. The impact of depression - a major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene mutation in worms key to alcohol tolerance


October 23rd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Liverpool University reseachers, picking up from a study by the Oregon Health and Science University on the linkage between gene mutation and tolerance to alchohol in mice, investigated ... Read more...

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Ancient Christian amulet declared a hoax


September 19th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): Scientists at the Liverpool University have declared that a tiny silver cross, which was hailed as the earliest Christian artifact by historians, is most certainly a fake.A ... Read more...

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How a terrorist embarks on the ”pathway to terror”


September 12th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): A team of scientists have said that they have a clearer idea of what makes a terrorist after interviewing a group of Islamic extremists in Pakistan. According ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A soothing touch really does make pain go away


September 11th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A soothing touch really can ease away pain, according to a group of researchers.The scientists found that gentle stroking activates pleasure nerves beneath the skin, which then ... Read more...

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Saharan dust storms sustain life in Atlantic Ocean


July 21st, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Saharan dust storms help sustain life over large regions of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to a latest study. Liverpool University researchers found that plants are able to ... Read more...

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Pakistanis, Bangladeshis blamed for British vote-rigging


April 29th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 29 (IANS) The use of Biraderis - extended clan or tribal systems - by first generation Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims as well as their political masters is ... Read more...

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Madonna effect raising kids dumping in orphanages


April 9th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Apr 9 (ANI): Celebs like Madonna who adopt children from poor countries are doing more harm than good, according to a new research.Melbourne, Apr 9 (ANI): Celebs like Madonna who ... Read more...

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UK female Muslim medics protest new hygiene rules’


February 4th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.4 (ANI): Muslim women training in several hospitals in England have objected to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it ... Read more...

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Even prawns do feel pain


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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Genes that make drinking riskier identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
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