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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Lopez stays curvy, toned with small meals


July 16th, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez eats four small meals a day in order to maintain her curvy-yet-toned body.The 42-year-old is famed for her body and sources say ... Read more...

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Kareena working with Salman, training for Aamir


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Katrina Kaif is super busy. In Thailand, she's reportedly shooting heavy duty action sequences with Salman Khan for "Ek Tha Tiger" by day, and training ... Read more...

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Parineeti’s weight issues


May 6th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who had to shed extra pounds for her role in "Ishaqzaade", says she easily gains weight while her cousin Priyanka Chopra doesn't ... Read more...

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Pleasure eating may fuel obesity


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study."'Hedonic hunger' refers to the ... Read more...

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Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome


April 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation ... Read more...

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Scientists discover better drugs for sleep problems


April 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The discovery of cellular switches in the bio-clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food may lead to new drugs to treat sleep ... Read more...

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Exercise won’t help you if you are sedentary


March 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) One way to achieve fitness is by exercising, but long sedentary periods can also be risky, healthwise, in spite of physical activity. When the muscles are ... Read more...

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Man survive two months in car in -30C


February 20th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A Swedish man was pulled of a snow-covered car after having survived two months in sub-zero temperatures.Peter Skyllberg, 44, had eaten nothing but handfuls of snow ... Read more...

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Having desserts for breakfast good for slimming


February 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Those with a weakness for sweets can now include cookies and cake in a 600 calorie breakfast menu with some proteins and carbs to shed ... Read more...

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Cold wave kills over 40 in Ukraine


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As many as 43 people have fallen victim to freezing temperatures that hit Ukraine in the last few days, the country's Emergencies Ministry has stated.According ... Read more...

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Bollywood choreographers and their weighty issues (With Images)


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) They have made several Bollywood stars lose inches with their dance moves. But ever wondered why the industry's top-notch choreographers - be it Saroj ... Read more...

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Bugs can convert drugs into deadly toxins


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Bugs can convert traces of drugs, present in sewage, into deadly toxins, especially during the water treatment process. The process mimics a similar transformation in the ... Read more...

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Scientists say that turtles communicate with each other before hatching


November 30th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Australia say turtles communicate with each other when hatching so that the weaker ones could have the chance to survive. The researchers concluded that stronger ... Read more...

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Found! Brain tumour culprit


October 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have pinned down a culprit that allows brain tumours to survive and grow.An international team identified the key role played by kynurenine, by-product of the ... Read more...

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Dr Oz: 7 Days to Boost Weight Loss & Cut Carb Cravings


October 11th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On today's 'Dr Oz Show', the doctor, along with Personal Trainer and Transformation Specialist from the television show 'Extreme Makeover-Weight Loss Edition', Chris Powell tackled weight loss and ... Read more...

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Overweight mothers give birth fat babies


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Childhood obesity originates in the mother's womb, says a new study which used the latest technology to monitor fat levels in unborn babies. These babies, part ... Read more...

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Bickering, bitterness can actually make you ill


August 10th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Remember family elders telling you not to harbour ill-will if you wanted to be in sound health? A study shows they were right after all. Researchers ... Read more...

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Nitric oxide can ward off deadly infections


July 24th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Nitric oxide acts against Salmonella -- a common food poisoning bug -- by disrupting its metabolism, thereby keeping infection at bay. "Nitric oxide is naturally produced ... Read more...

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Vitamin D safe for healthy pregnant women


June 29th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is safe and effective for healthy women, says a new study.Even at the highest dosage, vitamin D was found ... Read more...

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Asses’ milk - latest in weight reduction armoury


May 27th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Asses' milk happened to be the secret lotion in Cleopatra's beauty armoury, but now scientists say its consumption could help you lose weight effectively, while ... Read more...

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Flame retardants in blood of pet dogs at higher level than in humans


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that chemical flame-retardants in the blood of pet dogs are at a higher level than in humans.Indiana University scientists found the concentrations to be five ... Read more...

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Pet dogs can sense toxic compounds


April 27th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Pet dogs could serve as 'biosentinels' for monitoring human exposure to toxic compounds present in shared households.Marta Venier and Ronald Hites environmental scientists from the Indiana ... Read more...

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Men drinking tap water at risk of turning pear-shaped


April 21st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has warned that men could start turning pear-shaped from drinking tap water.Experts are starting to link chemicals called "foreign oestrogens" - that get into the ... Read more...

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New weight loss plan, ‘The 17 Day Diet’, goes viral


April 8th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new diet plan that promises to help people lose weight for a lifetime has gone viral, after appearing on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, ... Read more...

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‘The 17 Day Diet’ by Dr. Michael Moreno promises results


April 8th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dieters are jumping on Dr. Michael Moreno’s new diet plan that promises results in 17 days. Dr. Moreno promises that his diet plan would give his ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for breast cancer identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein that alters nutrition of breast cancer cells, which can be a potential therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for the disease.They ... Read more...

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Bare-faced beauty Megan Fox’s steamy Armani lingerie advert


March 26th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Megan Fox's has shot a steamy advertisement for Emporio Armani's lingerie collection, showing off her bare-faced beauty that needed little touching up.The footage has been shot on location ... Read more...

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Study says that sleep-deprived people eat more


March 24th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers at the Columbia University have concluded that sleep-deprived people tend to eat more than when they have had enough sleep.For years scientists have been baffled ... Read more...

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Exercise decreases salt’s effect on blood pressure


March 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that the more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet."Patients should be advised to ... Read more...

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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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Synchrotron-based imaging technique for ultra-clear pictures of tissues


March 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered a new synchrotron-based imaging technique - with a million times brighter intensity than sunlight - that offers high-resolution pictures of ... Read more...

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New targeted drug could aid in smoking reduction therapy


March 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy.The new drug slows down the metabolism of nicotine, which would help smokers to ... Read more...

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Megan Fox not anorexic, says trainer


March 10th, 2011 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Megan Fox looked quite skeletal in a new advertisement for fashion label Armani, but her personal trainer says the actress is not anorexic at all.Celebrity fitness ... Read more...

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Megan Fox ‘not suffering from anorexia’


March 9th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Megan Fox's personal trainer has dismissed rumours that the actress is suffering from anorexia.The beauty has come under attack in recent weeks for appearing gaunt and skeletal in ... Read more...

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