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Anushka wants to set right example, says eating less stupid


April 6th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who is popular among the youth for her perfect figure, suggests to young girls not to follow any body-type blindly. She feels that ... Read more...

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Video games benefit older women socially


April 5th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Video games tend to be associated with laziness, isolation and pre-teens and are rarely known to improve lifestyles, communication and mobility for people over 50 years ... Read more...

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Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

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Indulge - but sensibly - to stay fit this New Year


December 29th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) It's the year-end with cocktail parties, sinful gastronomical delights and lots of alcohol on the cards for party hoppers. Linked with all that merry-making is ... Read more...

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Severe burn injuries in children ’cause depletion of Vitamin E’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that severe burn injuries in children have been shown to rapidly deplete the levels of vitamin E in their body's adipose, or fat ... Read more...

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Fitness fanatics are aggressive


October 17th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Fitness fanatics are more likely to be aggressive, dominant and highly sexed, according to scientists who have identified a link between exercise and personality.Their findings confirm the old ... Read more...

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Bearded ’super’ fish helps salvage ocean dead zone


July 17th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a resilient fish, thriving in an inhospitable, jellyfish-infested region off Africa's south-west coast, is helping to keep the local ecosystem going, and preserving an ... Read more...

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New weight-loss pill made of hot chili peppers may help fight obesity


July 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 9 (ANI): A new weight-loss pill that is made from hot chili peppers is said to be so effective that it can help dieters shed loads of flab ... Read more...

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Study shows crocs dive less in warmer waters


July 7th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): A study on the diving behaviour of freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) has shown that they dive less in warmer waters.A team led by Dr Hamish Campbell, from the ... Read more...

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Docile dogs live longer


April 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): Disobedient dog breeds tend to die earlier than docile dogs, according to a study.The research, which compared the longevity of different breeds, has been published in The American ... Read more...

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Gene that ties stress to diabetes, depression identified


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified the gene changes in whose activity due to stress cause anxiety disorders and depression, as well as metabolic disorders like obesity, type 2 diabetes and ... Read more...

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New artificial foot recycles energy for easy walking


February 17th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say. "For amputees, what they experience when ... Read more...

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Artificial foot that recycles energy offers hope for amputees


February 17th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed an artificial foot which they claim recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps.With the discovery, boffins hope walking for amputees would become an easy task."For ... Read more...

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Tri-pepper blend supplement burns as many calories as 20-min walk


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new weight loss supplement called the tri-pepper blend has been found to burn as many calories as 20-minute walk.It contains black pepper, caffeine and a concentrated form ... Read more...

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“Cookie diet” too sweet to handle, says health expert


October 24th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): A health expert has warned sweet-tooths off "cookie diet" that claims slimmers can eat half a dozen of the treats and still lose weight.Popularised by celebrities like Kim ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ gene may help control obesity


September 4th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan claim to have discovered a gene, which when switched off, can control obesity in mice and help them remain thin.According to Alan Saltiel, ... Read more...

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Why we swing our arms while walking


July 29th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A practice that has long irked scientific curiosity may have been solved - why we swing our arms when we walk.Scientists have discovered that swinging is more energy-efficient ... Read more...

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Evolution in animals is faster in regions with warmer climates


June 25th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found out that evolution in animals is faster in regions with warmer climates, which could help explain why the warm topics are ... Read more...

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Night shifts can make you fat and play havoc with metabolism


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Working at night might make you fat, claim scientists, who found that unsociable working hours slow the body''s natural metabolism.After closely monitoring people with disrupted sleep patterns, ... Read more...

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Cutting down calories does not prolong life, warns Indian American scientist


January 24th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Cutting down on calories may reduce weight, but it does not necessarily increase one's life span, warns an Indian American expert. "Today there are a lot of very ... Read more...

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Tuna fish oil helps premature babies develop normally


January 15th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Tuna fish oil in high doses helps premature babies develop normally, according to a new study. A six-year study led by Maria Makrides of Women's & Children's Health ... Read more...

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”Negative wi-fi energy” upsets Glastonbury residents


December 28th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Glastonbury, regarded as an oasis of calm and tranquillity and Englands capital for alternative health therapies as well as spiritual healing remedies, is at the centre of ... Read more...

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Natural selection favors only some species based on their metabolism rate


November 4th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research by ecologists has determined that natural selection favors only some species based on their rate of metabolism, meaning how fast a species consumes energy, ... Read more...

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Antibody that can reduce food craving, expand calorie burn identified


October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research have identified an antibody that works against the gastric hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to weight gain and fat storage through ... Read more...

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”Gaunt” Madonna pic was just a bad shot, says rep


July 30th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 30 (ANI): Queen of pop Madonna raised a few eyebrows when she was pictured looking very gaunt recently, but according to her rep, Liz Rosenberg, it was just ... Read more...

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Detox diets can cause brain damage, warn doctors


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A detox diet might be the quick way of getting rid of those love handles, but according to health experts, the hydration diet is dangerous and must ... Read more...

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Be active to reduce your chances of developing cancer


July 10th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 10 (ANI): Individuals whore active physically are less likely to develop cancer than their sedentary counterparts, says a new research.The study, led by the Japanese health ministry, surveyed around ... Read more...

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Moderate fitness may lower death risk in men with type 2 diabetes


June 17th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Even moderate fitness can reduce the risk of death among men with type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study.The study led by Roshney Jacob-Issac has shown that ... Read more...

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Excessive screen-time shrinking Canadian kids physical activity levels


May 28th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 28 (ANI): A majority of kids have been spending more time in front of televisions and computer screens rather than being physically active, according to a new study conducted ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums fatty diet linked to baby’s obesity


April 4th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 4 (ANI): Mothers who eat foods rich in trans fats while pregnant or breastfeeding are more likely to give birth to fatter babies, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Sewer gas exposure sends mice into instant suspended animation


March 26th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): A new study at Massachusetts General Hospital has revealed that low doses of the toxic gas Hydrogen sulfide, found in sewers, can safely and reversibly depress both ... Read more...

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Sewer gases can also be a boon in surgery


March 25th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Hydrogen sulphide, whose presence one associates with the smell of rotten eggs, is not only known to kill workers in sewers, but also improve chances of survival in ... Read more...

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PETs targeted imaging may lead to early diagnosis of dementia


March 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers have been able to classify different types of dementia with the help of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), raising hopes that it ... Read more...

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Lipoic acid supplements may reduce atherosclerosis, weight gain


January 15th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15(ANI): Researchers at Oregon State University have found that supplements of lipoic acid, a naturally occurring nutrient found at low levels in green leafy vegetables, potatoes and meats, especially organ ... Read more...

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