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Balanced lifestyle secret to healthy life later


September 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A British study has found that a healthy old age depends on how much balanced lifestyle we maintain during prime years of life.It says careful eating, ... Read more...

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Why men don’t want to chat after sex?


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Men really do need to sleep after sex because the male brain is designed to switch off at that point, scientists claim.They scanned men's brains before ... Read more...

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Gut feelings override rational thought in financial matters


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Our 'gut feelings' influence our decisions, overriding 'rational' thought, when we are faced with financial offers that we deem unfair, says a new study. Even when ... Read more...

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Chronic liver disease cure on the horizon


March 6th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have made an important breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.At present such illnesses can only be ... Read more...

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Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific protein which will target the most virulent strain of the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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Britons driving to parties to avoid drinking


December 13th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A number of middle-aged people in Britain are driving to dinner parties so that they could excuse themselves from drinking, a study has revealed.A study conducted ... Read more...

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Weight Watchers’ members lose twice as many kilos


September 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Obese people on a Weight Watchers programme lose twice as many kilos as those following a doctor's advice, a new study shows. The core approach of ... Read more...

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Overweight people will stay that way for ever


July 26th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) It's bad news for overweight people. A 55-year study in Britain has found out that once people gain weight, they can never return to their original ... Read more...

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Fat people can’t get slim


July 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) If you are fat, you can't get slim, say experts.Scientists have confirmed that the majority of overweight people who try to lose weight either by cutting ... Read more...

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Laughter lights up our faces, brains


June 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Our brains as well as our faces virtually 'light up', especially when we laugh on hearing or seeing something funny. The more hilarious a joke is, ... Read more...

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Teenage obesity raises cancer risk


June 16th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Men who were overweight or obese as teenagers are more likely to die from cancer in later life, says a study.Even losing weight during middle age ... Read more...

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Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

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DIY DNA tests tell couples about their unborn baby’s genetic disease risk


March 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): A new do-it-yourself DNA kit, set to be launched by an Australian company, will allow couples to find out if they could pass on a genetic disease to ... Read more...

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Bunion deformity more common in women, elderly: Study


February 24th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A UK population-based study has found that bunion deformity, or hallux valgus, occurs more frequently in women and older individuals.It also determined that an increase in the severity ... Read more...

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Brain function linked to birth size in new study


February 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists in UK have found the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight ... Read more...

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Genetic factors influence how well students take advantage of education


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that measures used to judge the effectiveness of schools are partly influenced by genetic factors in students.The study, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), ... Read more...

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Our gut feelings can cut both ways - good or bad


January 5th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our 'gut feelings' or intuition can cut both ways, good or bad. Its trustworthiness is influenced by what is happening physically in our ... Read more...

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Why we must follow gut instinct, but not always


January 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): We often turn to our own minds in times where we have to take decisions solely based on whether it 'feels' good - or what is popularly known ... Read more...

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80pc Aussies disapprove of sex-selective abortions


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A recent Australian survey has found that most people Down Under disapprove of abortion based on sex of the baby.Dr Rebecca Kippen from the School of Population Health ... Read more...

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Survey finds 1 in 3 South African men admitting to rape


November 26th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): In a recent survey, more than one in three South African men admitted to rape.The finding is the latest evidence in the country of a violent culture ... Read more...

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Greediness gene dooms dieting


November 15th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Your dieting resolve can be doomed if you are carrying a 'greediness' gene, a study shows.Researchers have shown that a rogue gene linked to obesity makes us fat ... Read more...

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‘Greediness gene’ causes diets to fail even before they start


November 15th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever thought why your diet fails just within a few days because you can't resist temptation? It may be the 'greediness gene' in you, says a new study.Briton ... Read more...

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New breakthrough paves way for vaccines against pneumonia, meningitis


November 12th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists in Dublin and Leicester have announced a new breakthrough in the fight against pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia.The discovery will lead to a dramatic shift in our understanding ... Read more...

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Exceeding ‘cell fat storage capacity’ might trigger type-2 diabetes


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has found that fat cells and tissues of acutely obese people and animals have a limit of storing fat after which further expansion may trigger ... Read more...

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How tarantulas trigger panic alarm in human brains


November 9th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Treating people with phobias could be possible one day with better understanding of which brain regions fail to function normally when confronted with fear, say scientists.A large network ... Read more...

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First step to developing a test for MND


November 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified a common signature of nerve damage in the brains of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients.The study was funded by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, ... Read more...

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New Study Proves Common Cold Virus Could Have A Cure


November 4th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery of a mechanism in the immune system that could help in creating a cure for the common cold. A media ... Read more...

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British researchers find the ‘Cold Virus Clue’


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have announced that they have found new mechanism that the body uses to fight diseases. Scientists initially believed that the body fought infections by blocking ... Read more...

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Cure for the common cold a step closer


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to a cure for the common cold and the winter vomiting bug after they pinpointed a vital mechanism the body uses to ... Read more...

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Is cure for common cold in sight?


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A cure for common cold seems to be in sight after scientists identified a vital mechanism that fights off viruses.The breakthrough by scientists at a Medical Research Council ... Read more...

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Wheezing and allergies in kids could be determined in the womb


October 26th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that whether a child will develop allergies or wheezing is closely related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the ... Read more...

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Gene linked to Alzheimer’s found


September 28th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke or brain tumours. The gene, Sox9, plays a critical role in how ... Read more...

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Scientists identify faulty gene behind migraine


September 27th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) The discovery of a faulty gene behind migraine - an extremely painful condition - offers a ray of hope to millions of sufferers. The finding potentially opens the way ... Read more...

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Exercise Has Minor Effect On Weight Loss, Claim New Studies


September 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you thought that exercising regularly would help you lose those extra kilos in your body, then perhaps you are wrong. A latest study suggests that ... Read more...

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