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Honey’s immunity boosting secrets cracked


April 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 9 (IANS) Paving the way for a range of new wound-healing products, researchers have identified key compounds in honey that boosts the immune system.The ground-breaking research, carried out ... Read more...

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Predators too prefer food with nutritional value


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Predators can also be quite finicky about food, preferring that which offers high nutritional value rather than calorie content.A new study has found that such insect ... Read more...

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Social networking may promote alcohol use


December 13th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) Social networking may be promoting alcohol use among young people in so subtle a manner that users are not even aware of it."It (social networking) ... Read more...

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Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 12 (IANS) Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and ... Read more...

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UV light good for veggies


August 8th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Intense ultraviolet (UV) light might be bad for your skin, but it works wonders for vegetables by boosting their size and output.Jason Wargent, senior lecturer at ... Read more...

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How to make fussy eaters fall in line?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Fussy eaters are more likely to fall in line when they see others tucking in a healthy meal.Most small children go through a phase of being ... Read more...

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New plant species offers insights into how evolution works


March 18th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants.The new plant species, Tragopogon miscellus, appeared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Watching Japan coverage can up traumatic symptoms


March 18th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Round the clock media coverage of the Japan earthquake disaster could put people at greater risk of developing traumatic reactions, says a clinical psychologist.Ian de Terte ... Read more...

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Debate on relationship between sports, alcohol to be held in New Zealand


January 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 15 (ANI): A conference aimed to spark debate on the role alcohol played in sport is to be held in New Zealand.A Massey University conference will bring together Government officials, ... Read more...

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Meet the virtual Eve who can detect nine facial expressions


December 20th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 20 (ANI): An avatar that was created to teach maths to primary school students is said to have the ability to detect nine facial expressions.The 'Easy with Eve' avatar uses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex addiction is controllable, says expert


December 17th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 17 (ANI): Sex addiction is controllable, according to an expert, who says her new research could help treat the problem by dealing with the issues causing impulsive sexual behaviour."When people ... Read more...

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Calls hold clues to a male’s paternal potential


July 13th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that courtship calls help females penguin decide which males are likely to be devoted dads.Penguin calls may not be music to our ears, ... Read more...

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High caffeine energy ’shots’ harmful for youngsters


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 3 (ANI): Energy 'shots' and drinks containing high levels of caffeine are unsuitable for youngsters, especially teenagers, pregnant women and people sensitive to caffeine, food safety officials say.The New Zealand ... Read more...

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Exercising on empty stomach good for male fitness


May 25th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Exercising on an empty stomach may be good for male fitness, says a new study conducted by the Massey University (MU). "Training is all about putting the body under ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast before exercise benefits male athletes


May 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 25 (ANI): Male athletes can skip breakfast before training, suggests a new research.In fact, the study from Massey University claims that missing the first meal of the day benefits male ... Read more...

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All modern life on Earth originated from common ancestor


May 17th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): All life on earth in today's date must have stemmed from a common ancestor rather than multiple sources, suggests a new statistical analysis.Scenarios featuring a universal common ancestor ... Read more...

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Kiwi workplace rife with bullies


April 15th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 15 (ANI): A study has found that workplaces are rife with bullies, and none more so than in the health and education sectors.The multi-university study of 1728 education, health, hospitality ... Read more...

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Asian job seekers abandoning traditional surnames to find work in New Zealand


April 3rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Apr. 3 (ANI): In the hope of easily finding work in New Zealand, Asian job-seekers are not only Anglicising their first names but also abandoning their traditional surnames all-together.One Chinese woman ... Read more...

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Ancestor of emu and cassowary lost flight after becoming fat and lazy


January 26th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, January 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the flighted ancestor of birds such as the Australian emu and cassowary became too heavy to fly after the extinction of dinosaurs ... Read more...

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How a baseball outfielder gets to the right place at the right time to catch a fly ball


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): New research conducted at Brown University has tried to explain how a baseball outfielder manages to run to the right place at the right time to catch a ... Read more...

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Animals really do feel the pain of religious slaughter


October 14th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): When calves are slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law, they really do feel the pain, that's what a new study suggests."I think our work is the ... Read more...

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Women engaged in agriculture more prone to cancer


June 16th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 16 (ANI): Women working in the agricultural sector face the highest risk of contracting leukaemia, according to Massey University scientists.The finding comes from the recently released analysis by the university's ... Read more...

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Employees who surf web may be doing their bosses a favour


April 21st, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Employees who use the net at the office for sending or receiving e-mails or browse the web may be doing their bosses a favour because they are ... Read more...

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Faith healers outdo God in terms of popularity


April 5th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 5 (ANI): People have started to show more faith in soothsayers and faith healers than God, say researchers at New Zealand-based Massey University.The researchers came to this conclusion after ... Read more...

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“Make religion more appealing”: Hindu statesman Zed suggests New Zealand religious leaders


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:03 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Reacting to Massey University study concluding "New Zealanders becoming less religious", acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed suggested to organizations and leaders of various religions and denominations in New Zealand to make ... Read more...

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Solar power cells printed like money


February 26th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a previously untested method, solar power cells have been produced by printing presses normally used to make Australian dollar bills.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Watching movies helps children exercise mind


January 30th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Parents need not overly worry about kids spending most of their time indoors. They could be watching their favourite movies and exercising their minds. This perception is borne ... Read more...

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Alcohol retards athletic performance, says study


January 15th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Even moderate amounts of alcohol slows down recovery from athletic performance, besides doubling muscle performance loss, a new study has found. "If you're there to perform, you shouldn't ... Read more...

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Meet Nicole the glamorous virtual PA who sits on your desktop!


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 3 (ANI): Sick and tired of your incompetent personal assistant who often forgets one thing or the other? Well, then Nicole, the virtual PA, might just turn out to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bod Pod to help fight obesity


November 18th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 18 (IANS) A new Bod Pod will accurately measure fat and muscle mass with the potential to boost research on obesity and athletic performance. The space capsule-like pod is ... Read more...

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Cushioned stiletto set to make hurting heels history


November 11th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 11 (ANI): Sick of the pain that your stilettos cause to your feet? Well, then try the three-inch polyurethane high heels, designed by a Massey University student.Aimie Whitings high ... Read more...

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Its official: Ice cream tastes better when licked than eaten from a spoon


October 22nd, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 22 (ANI): Ice cream tastes better when it''s licked from a cone than eaten from a spoon, according to an expert.The question of whether ice cream tastes better from ... Read more...

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Toddlers flourish in secure learning environments: Study


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Infants develop a spirit of inquiry and flourish in secure yet flexible learning environments, fostered by teachers, according to new research findings. A team led by Massey University ... Read more...

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Farm kids suffer less from asthma, allergies (Lead)


September 2nd, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Pre-natal exposure to farm animals and plants helps protect children from asthma, allergies and eczema, says a New Zealand study. Researchers from Massey University's Centre for Public Health ... Read more...

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Farm kids less likely to develop asthma


August 31st, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Researchers in New Zealand have found that living on a farm during pregnancy may help reduce the chance of the child developing asthma, eczema and even hayfever.They ... Read more...

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