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Record number of free condoms for Olympians (Olympic diary)


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms -- an average of 15 per athlete -- ... Read more...

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Chicks can be ‘woken’ up inside eggs


May 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Chicken embryos can be "woken up" in the egg long before hatching by rousing them with the sound of clucking hens, a study has found.Other noises ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors who set new goals are healthier


April 24th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Most people go through life setting goals for themselves. But what happens when a sudden hardship or illness throws their life into disarray?A new study by ... Read more...

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Nerve cell memory holds key erasing pain


February 14th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers have found the key to how memories of pain are stored in the brain, especially in nerve cells (neurons), and how they can be erased ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Can parent’s education affect offspring’s mental health?


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) It is quite possible that depression in adulthood could spring from a parent's level of education, a Canadian study suggests. Amelie Quesnel-Vallee from McGill University and ... Read more...

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Defective cellular battery triggers brain disease


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) A defective mitochondria, which acts as a cellular battery, could be the trigger for a devastating neurodegenerative disease, showing up in toddlers just as they begin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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Nutrition-starved bugs become resistant to antibiotics


November 18th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs starved of nutrition during infection become resistant to nearly every type of antibiotics, even if they are exposed to some of them for the first ... Read more...

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Harsh discipline prompts lying among kids


October 25th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) Harsh discipline at school prompts young children into lying more readily about their misdemeanours than their peers from less stricter institutions, new research says.The study of ... Read more...

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Kids punished harshly fumble at tasks


July 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 27 (IANS) Children in schools that mete out harsh punishments fumble at tasks involving planning and abstract thinking.The findings suggest that a harshly punitive environment may have long-term ... Read more...

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Relief from chronic back pain normalises brain activity


May 18th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Freedom from chronic low back pain normalises brain activity, a research has revealed.Commonly found in adults, low back pain affects brain parts linked with pain processing ... Read more...

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Soon, stroke patients to recover hand mobility using sensor glove


April 27th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Stroke patients may soon be able to recover hand mobility as they play video games motion -- thanks to a glove developed at McGill University in Montreal.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Biological invasions ‘may be more damaging than natural disasters’


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Biological invasions get less attention than natural disasters, but can be more economically damaging, according to biologists.Anthony Ricciardi of McGill University and his colleagues said that species invasions ... Read more...

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Deep-sea volcanoes not only produce lava flows, but they also explode!


March 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Researchers at McGill University have discovered high concentrations of CO2 at mid-ocean ridges, confirming the explosive nature of certain volcanic eruptions.By using an ion microprobe, Christoph Helo, student ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Bilingual’ neurons may help uncover secrets of brain disease


March 19th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have discovered a type of "cellular bilingualism" - a phenomenon that allows a single neuron to use two different methods of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Universal blood could make blood grouping redundant


March 10th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) Scientists are developing a universal blood product that would do away with the necessity of matching blood groups before transfusion.Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues from McGill University ... Read more...

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Even moderate sleep loss could adversely affect kids with ADHD


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

900 percent fee hike by McGill University fuels anger


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 2 (IANS) Canada's world-famous McGill University, which is the first-choice destination for Indian and other foreign students seeking to study in this country, faces fine for 900 percent ... Read more...

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Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency


February 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): McGill researchers have come up with a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Overuse leading to decline in world’s phosphorus stock


February 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has warned that overuse of phosphorus in the industrialized world may lead to global phosphorus stock getting depleted forever.Stephen Carpenter of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For some, music gives the same high as sex


January 13th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study from the McGill University has revealed that listening to music is just as pleasurable as food, drugs and sex.Listening to music releases dopamine, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inhaled corticosteroids may increase diabetes risk


December 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Although inhaled corticosteriods are widely used for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), these drugs may be associated with diabetes development progression, says a study.The researchers ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that can read and learn like a human!


December 7th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): UK scientists have developed a robot that can read and learn in the real world like a human.Marge creators, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Looking at meat could have a calming effect on you


November 26th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Want to calm down your hubby after a stressful day? If yes, then you should cook him a steak, say experts.Contrary to popular belief that red meat makes ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with deep vein thrombosis


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A six-month exercise training program designed to increase leg strength, leg flexibility and overall fitness may improve post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent, chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis, suggests ... Read more...

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A hot steak dinner could cool your man


November 9th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 09 (ANI): Want to calm down your hubby after a stressful day? If yes, then you should cook him a steak, say experts.Contrary to popular belief that red meat makes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For first time since 2001, Taliban feels political power within its grasp again


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto/Kabul, Oct. 22 (ANI): Bolstered by summer success on the battlefield, the Taliban, for the first time since they were ousted from power by U.S.-led forces in October 2001, believes that ... Read more...

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Surgeon DaVinci meets anaesthetist McSleepy in first all-robo operation


October 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In the world's first all-robotic operation, surgical robot DaVinci and anaesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy performed a surgery on a prostatectomy patient at the Montreal General Hospital."Collaboration between DaVinci, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our brain can ’see’ an object just by ‘listening to it’


October 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists at The Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University have discovered that our brains have the ability to determine the shape of an object simply by processing specially-coded ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breast cancer linked to traffic-related air pollution


October 7th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Air pollution, which has already been linked to a range of health problems, may put women at risk of for another deadly disease.A ground breaking new study suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early life stress has lasting effects on gene vital to normal brain function


September 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new animal study has suggested that early life stress, such as an extreme lack of parental affection, has lasting effects on a gene important to normal brain ... Read more...

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Insulin spray could treat ‘diabetes of the brain’


September 24th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): New studies are showing that insulin could play a key role in treating 'diabetes of the brain'.Many experts have held Alzheimer's disease akin to diabetes of the brain. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How body recycles itself captured on camera


September 14th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered how cells decide what to recycle and have captured it on camera.Our bodies recycle proteins, the fundamental building blocks that enable cell growth and development. ... Read more...

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