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Environment not genes govern testosterone levels


May 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Comparing testosterone levels of five-month-old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, researchers have found the hormone's levels are governed by environmental factors, not genes."Testosterone is ... Read more...

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Mexican woman with nine babies a fraud, say doctors


May 1st, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) A 32-year-old Mexican woman, who said she was pregnant with nine babies, was not pregnant at all and "just obese". She could not be expecting because ... Read more...

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Mexican woman pregnant with nine babies


April 27th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Mexican woman, who has already given birth to triplets, is now pregnant with nine babies.Karla Vanessa Perez -- whose age was not disclosed -- is ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to risk of heart disease, stroke


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The drugs used in chasing away blues could also make your arteries thicker, restricting blood flow and upping the risk of heart disease and stroke, a ... Read more...

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Antidepressant use linked to thicker arteries


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): In a study of twin veterans, antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke.Depression can heighten the risk ... Read more...

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Do-gooders are born, not made


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) You can thank your genes more than your upbringing for being a do-gooder in real life.Psychologists from Edinburgh University in Britain surveyed 958 pairs of twins, including 361 ... 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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ADHD and reading disability have common genetic influences


December 9th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and developmental reading disability (RD) in children frequently occur together.If a child is experiencing trouble with reading, ... Read more...

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Family, culture decides whether intelligence leads to education


September 28th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Intelligence indeed decides how much education a person gets, but family, culture, and other factors too play a big role in a person's academic success, says a new ... Read more...

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Blame genes for eating disorders


June 5th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) In a groundbreaking study, scientists have stumbled on a possible biological culprit in the development of eating disorders during puberty: a type of estrogen called estradiol. The study, led ... Read more...

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Environment can subdue kids’ natural urge to exercise


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Children may inherit the urge to exercise, but their environment often stops them from doing so, say researchers. In a study of over 100 pairs of twins, the ... Read more...

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Exposure to industrial cleaner increases Parkinson’s disease risk


February 8th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has linked an industrial cleaner to increased risk of Parkinson's disease.According to the research, exposure to tricholorethylene (TCE), a chemical once used to clean metal ... Read more...

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Long term exposure to sun damages structure of skin


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Long-term exposure to sun causes physical and structural changes to the skin and photodamage, says a new report. Unlike typical skin ageing, characterised by fine wrinkles and skin ... Read more...

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Smoking, weight linked to skin ageing


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): A new study conducted on twins has shown that smoking, weight and not using sunscreen is linked to sun damage and ageing of skin on the face.Kathryn ... Read more...

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Kerala village has over 200 pairs of twins


June 6th, 2009 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), June 6 (IANS) It was a phenomenon that had gone unnoticed for several years, even by the residents. But now a village in Kerala with over 200 twins and a ... Read more...

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Genes ‘time virginity loss’


April 1st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1 (ANI): There's a genetic link to the age at which a person loses his or her virginity, says a new study.And the correlation can be explained by inherited behavioural ... Read more...

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Nazi doctor not responsible for creating town of twins in Brazil


January 28th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have rejected claims that the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who was notorious for his experiments at Auschwitz in Poland, was responsible for creating a tribe of ... Read more...

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Mental toughness is mostly inherited


October 30th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 30 (ANI): A Canadian study of 219 pairs of twins has revealed that a persons genetic makeup governs his/her mental toughness. Lead researcher Tony Vernon, from the University of Western ... Read more...

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Olive leaf extract can help lower BP


August 27th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): An olive leaf extract can lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to a new study.According to the study, taking 1000mg of ... Read more...

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Floss your teeth to keep gum disease at bay


August 7th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Dentists often tell patients to floss their teeth to protect them from decay and periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. A recent study showed ... Read more...

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British cruel humour is ‘dictated by their genetics’


March 10th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Brits penchant for cruel comedy at the cost of others is dictated by their genes, according to a new research.The nations obsession with sarcasm and self-deprecation has been ... Read more...

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