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Human lungs can sweep out intruders


August 26th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose ... Read more...

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Sudden BP drop tied to greater chances of heart failure


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) People who suffer from a sudden drop in blood pressure (BP) when they stand up from a lying position, may face greater chances of heart failure.The ... Read more...

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Suppressing compassion might make you act immorally


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) You might feel like giving a beggar a coin when you are passing by him but then quickly suppress the feeling. This could put you at ... Read more...

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Cancer drug successfully purges hidden HIV virus


March 9th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Researchers have flushed HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to target lymphoma, a cancer affecting immune cells, potentially opening the way to an AIDS ... Read more...

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Climate change alters bird migration patterns


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Rising temperatures, triggered by climate change, are forcing birds to alter their migration patterns.The finding is based on data from eBird, a database containing 10 years' ... Read more...

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Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... Read more...

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Common roundworm reveals pancreatic cancer pathway


January 20th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill carried out a new study on pancreatic cancer with the help of a simpler organism and have made an ... Read more...

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Baby’s nappy reveals mum’s smoking habits


August 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that the first stools that a baby passes after being born can actually be used to determine how much their mother smoked, or if she ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ‘ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications’


May 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy ... Read more...

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Online questionnaire effective screening tool for mental health problems


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A one-page, 27-item questionnaire, available free online, is an effective tool to aid primary care doctors screen patients for four common psychiatric illnesses, a new American research has ... Read more...

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Basic six emotions could have pride, confusion as modern additions


January 14th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 14 (ANI): The basic six emotions could have more obscure ones such as elevation, gratitude, pride and confusion as their 21st-century companions, according to researchers.Experts have suggested that the present ... Read more...

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Mysterious ‘dark flow’ may be sign of neighboring universe


November 17th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 17 (ANI): An analysis of the mysterious 'dark flow' seen in outer space has suggested that something big is out there beyond the visible edge of our universe, which may ... Read more...

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Disadvantaged teens with mentors twice as likely to attend college


November 5th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): The odds of disadvantaged students attending college are doubled when they have an adult mentor, according to a study.The research also found that having an adult mentor increased ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to identify stroke survivors at risk of another cardiovascular event


August 28th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A simple blood test would soon help identify stroke survivors at risk of another cardiovascular event, say researchers.The research team from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill suggests ... Read more...

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Warmer oceans may increase food for fish


August 25th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that plankton, the basis of marine food webs, might grow faster in warmed up oceans.The sheer diversity of ocean food webs ... Read more...

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Indian-American to study Bollywood music’s effect on Mumbai youth


July 10th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Tina Wadhwa, an Indian-American graduate of Columbia University, has bagged the prestigious Fulbright-mtvU scholarship to create a documentary exploring the impact and influence of Bollywood music on underprivileged ... Read more...

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Family, friends, schools contribute to teens’ alcohol misuse


November 14th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Family members, friends, schools and neighbourhoods, all contribute actively or passively to alcohol misuse by adolescents.Characteristics present in the these four social environments contribute to whether teens misuse ... Read more...

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Early parenting key to infants” response to stress


September 17th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that early parenting, as early as 6 months, plays a crucial role in changing the impact of genes that may put infants ... Read more...

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Womens sexual dysfunction is real medical condition


July 25th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Sexual dysfunction among women can no longer be treated as an outcome of their mental state only, for a new study suggests that it may result from ... Read more...

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Tiny microbes beneath the sea floor may account for one-tenth of the Earths living biomass


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new research has determined that tiny microbes beneath the sea floor, distinct from life on the Earths surface, may account for one-tenth of the Earths living ... Read more...

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Majority of ethnic minority teens dont hang out with ethnic school crowds


May 15th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): In a study on peer-relationships of teens in school, researchers found that ethnic minority teens were less keen to hang out with crowds made up of their ... Read more...

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Even low impact injuries in American football can result in brain damages


February 4th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new research using high-tech helmets has shown that even low-impact head hits in sports like American football can cause brain injuries, a finding which might lead to ... Read more...

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Shorter people more prone to arthiritis


January 14th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan1 4 (ANI): A study conducted by an international team supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that shorter people are more prone to arthiritis.Researchers ... Read more...

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Brain overgrowth in 1-year-olds may lead to onset of autism


December 9th, 2007 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 09 (ANI): A new study has found that brain overgrowth in the latter part of an infants first year may lead to the onset of autistic characteristics.The findings, presented ... Read more...

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