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Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity


October 11th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Gut microbes have a vital bearing on our health by producing vitamins, priming our immune system and developing resistance to pathogens.For example, studies have shown that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a dog that glows in the dark


July 30th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) South Korean scientists have created a dog that glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light after antibiotic drugs are put in its food.The dog named Tagon - ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Frog feet could solve sticky medical problems


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) White's tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could solve some of the sticky medical problems as they could provide a re-useable, effective adhesive."Tree frog ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Millions could be protected from worm-related infections


May 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have identified a mucus that protects some people from harmful parasitic worms, opening the way to new therapies for millions of people worldwide.It is a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A diet change may bring relief in asthma and allergies


April 19th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): An alteration in dietary habits can be helpful in bringing relief to those suffering from asthma or allergies.Spring, with its warmer weather could be an unpleasant time for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mucus may play active role in penetration of toxins into our cells


March 31st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A study has found that mucus may play an active role in the penetration of hydrophobic substances, including toxins and carcinogens, into our cells.The finding was revealed by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female hormone could be key to ‘ideal’ male contraceptive


March 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough that could be used to design a new class of contraceptive pills.A sperm's path to an egg is more a deadly obstacle course ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a universal vaccine that kills all strains of flu virus


February 7th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Oxford University scientists have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.The treatment-using a new technique and tested for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital after spitting blood


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after she began spitting blood and mucus.Gabor's husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt said the legendary actress was being ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fish develop ‘mosquito nets’ for good sleep


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) To avoid being constantly bitten by nocturnal predators and get a good night's sleep, fish develop their own "mosquito nets".Alexandra Grutter from University of Queensland Centre for Marine ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

“The Sound Of Music” Cast Reunites For The First Time Since Its Premier


October 29th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Oprah Winfrey Show" definitely became few of many viewers' favorite things, when the whole cast of the classic "Sound Of Music" reunited in her show ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sea-snot blizzard ’caused by Gulf spill’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Researchers say that 'sea snot'-sticky clumps of phytoplankton - have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins come closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis causes lung disease


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new American research has made an advance in scientists' understanding of how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition.The study by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

200,000 Chinese children suffer from hand-foot-mouth disease


April 27th, 2010 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Over 200,000 children in China have been infected by the hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) in 2010 and 94 of them have died from the illness so far this year. Parents ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fermented milk has therapeutic effect on chronic gastritis


April 10th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Fermented milk is effective in the therapeutic treatment of chronic gastritis, according to a study.Gastritis produced by acetyl-salicylic acid (ASA) consumption is a common disorder worldwide.The use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male fish punish females for misbehaving during meal times


January 8th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers from the Zoological Society of London, University of Queensland and the University of Neuchatel have discovered that males of a certain fish species will punish females when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kicking the butt beneficial for asthmatics


December 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, De 7 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has suggested that asthmatic smokers can reverse some of the damage to their lungs that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find protein to boost power of probiotics


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a protein that may help digestion. "Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut (in the gastro-intestinal tract) to have a beneficial effect and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists cast doubts on long-term use of sinus treatment


November 9th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have cast doubts over the efficacy of nasal saline irrigation (NSI, or Neti Pot) in the treatment of sinus disease.The study led by Dr Talal M. Nsouli, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Respiratory cells rely on taste buds to detect poisons


July 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has found that the mechanism which helps detect bad tasting and potentially poisonous foods also protects lungs from harmful substances. Alok Shah, study co-author and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Tasting’ mechanism helps protect airway detect and clear harmful substances


July 25th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine say that the mechanism that lets people detect bad-tasting and potentially poisonous foods ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soy protects lungs from chronic disease


June 29th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Consuming soy milk and tofu could cut down the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which develops as a result of smoking, can cause coughing that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Modified’ Botox may help treat asthma, cancer


June 9th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Botox, used to iron out skin wrinkles, has now been modified so that it could one day be used to treat asthma and possibly even cancer, say scientists.Botulinum ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study validates gastric anti-ulcer properties of herb medicine Rocket ‘Eruca sativa’


May 8th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A study conducted by Saudi Arabian researchers has confirmed that a herb called Rocket "Eruca sativa L." (EER), a member of the Brassicacae family, has potential anti-ulcer medicinal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Eloquent’, ‘love’ top pretty word chart, ‘vomit’, ‘moist’ ugly


April 12th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): "Eloquent," "love" and "symphony"-these are just some of the words that grab students' eyeballs and ears as they find them pretty, but words like "vomit," "moist" and "puke" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify protein that helps breast cancer spread


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Researchers from UC Davis Cancer Centre have identified a protein that may allow breast cancer to spread and make it resistant to drugs.The research team led by Kermit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use of popular inhalers increases pneumonia risk


February 11th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. It can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms.Wake Forest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleeping less than seven hours a night raises common cold risk


January 13th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Sleeping less than seven hours a night greatly raises the risk of catching a cold, according to a new study.The research indicates that those who sleep approximately ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scarlett Johanssons sneezed-on tissue fetches $5300 on eBay!


December 24th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 24 (ANI): A tissue used by cold-infected Scarlett Johansson, which had been put on eBay auction for charity, has fetched 5,300 dollars.The Girl with a Pearl Earring star had ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scarlett Johansson used tissue on eBay auction reaches bid over $3k!


December 19th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 19 (ANI): A tissue used by cold-infected Scarlett Johansson, had been put on eBay auction for charity, crossing bids over 3,000 dollars.The singer-actress had told on The Tonight Show ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dogs wet noses vital to their keen sense of smell


November 27th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
London, November 27 (ANI): Dogs wet noses often leave their owners wondering what purpose do they serve apart from making a mess of windows and clothes, but now an American research ... Read more...

Posted in National |

When Russell Crowe played a dirty sneezing prank on Leonardo Dicaprio


September 30th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Aussie actor Russell Crowe has revealed all about the sneezing prank he pulled on his The Quick And The Dead co-star Leonardo Dicaprio.Crowe, who owned up to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Snake venom, snail slime, placenta the bizarre ingredients of face creams


May 30th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): The next time you reach for your favourite face cream dont forget to glance through its label, for there is a big possibility that the brands ingredients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough may pave way for personalized asthma, COPD therapy


May 19th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
London, May 19 (ANI): Researchers have defined a new type of immune response in patients with severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder - a finding that could pave way for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snoring may increase chronic bronchitis risk


January 29th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): People who snore regularly are more likely to develop chronic bronchitis, according to a new study.Chronic bronchitis involves inflammation of the lower airways accompanied by a persistent cough ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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