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Balanced lifestyle secret to healthy life later


September 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A British study has found that a healthy old age depends on how much balanced lifestyle we maintain during prime years of life.It says careful eating, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Antarctic Penguins counted in satellite census


April 14th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A satellite census has revealed that the population of emperor penguin in Antarctic was twice as much as earlier estimated, an article in the PLoS ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists reveal that eating fruits and vegetables could make people cuter


March 8th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For years, scientists have outlined the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. The two groups of food are classified as the healthy diets but a new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Babies can sense your unfair play with them


October 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Children as young as 15-month-old possess the basic sense of what is fair, researchers have found.A study has found how the children noticed the difference ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Japan nuclear fallout has far-reaching effects in San Francisco


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Japanese nuclear disaster had far reaching impact on the planet than many people thought. Scientists in San Francisco Bay have confirmed that radioactive materials from the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study.While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diclofenac ban to slow down vulture decline: Study


May 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The ban on veterinary drug diclofenac, which was administered to cattle in India, is expected to slow down the decline in the number of vultures ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist’s gene therapy shows promise in slowing AMD


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new in vivo study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine has found that a gene therapy approach using a protein called CD59, or protectin, shows ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug for rare childhood cancer may help prevent prostate cancer spread


April 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug developed to treat Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, may also help prevent human prostate cancer from spreading.Researchers at Georgetown ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain ‘programmed from birth to recognize day and night cycle’


April 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new research on circadian rhythms shows that our brains are apparently programmed from birth to recognize and react to sunrise and sunset.Scientists at the University of Chicago ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecule able to fight brain cancer found


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Extending the hope to live longer than expected for patients suffering from brain cancer, a team of scientists has found a molecule that is able ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes


April 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study examines brain processes behind facial recognition


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Wondering why you don't see a face in the clouds or in the moon upside down?It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some TV programmes are painful to watch


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): British and German scientists have found out why some TV programmes are almost too painful to watch.They showed that the part of the brain that we use to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic changes responsible for sweet tooth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that the substance ghrelin, which plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ravens reconcile after a brawl if they are close allies


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Plenty of primates and other mammals reconcile after a conflict, but previously no birds were known to do so.Now, scientists have found that angry ravens might kick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We are ready to go an extra mile for our friends


April 1st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A new study has found that people are actually willing to do more for their friends than themselves.In an intriguing experiment, volunteers were asked to squat against a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

No two people are alike, even if they’re identical twins: Study


March 29th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found that no two people are alike, even if they're identical twins.Molecular geneticist Shiva Singh, from The University of Western ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How beach beetles use wheel locomotion to roll away from danger


March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Biologists have discovered how a beach beetle rolls away from danger across the sand - it simply leaps into the air and curves its body into a perfect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds hearing impact of ‘turning up the volume in a noisy place’


March 10th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Do you like to turn up the volume on your iPod or cell phone when you listen to music? If yes, this study may contain an important message ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Run on the treadmill to get rid of those pot cravings, says study


March 6th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 06 (ANI): A new study has indicated heavy users of marijuana show a significant decrease in their cravings and daily use after just a few sessions of running on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human activity displaces predators more than prey


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study from the University of Calgary has suggested that human activity displaces predators more than prey.It found that while predatory animals like wolves, cougars, and bears ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The top male tennis player of all time - Jimmy Connors


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study that set out to find the best male tennis player of all time threw up some surprising results.A new ranking system developed by a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Struggling with yo-yo diet? Key protein could end your weight woes soon


February 24th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists claim they have discovered a key protein that signals whether you will be more vulnerable to weight gain after coming off a diet.Yo-yo dieters constantly grapple with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists accidentally discover possible cure for hair loss


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): UCLA scientists may have found a possible solution to an age-old problem - hair loss.The researchers, along with the Veterans Administration that was investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toxin that plays key role in triggering Parkinson’s disease identified


February 11th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease.After research in an animal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chernobyl birds ‘have 5 percent smaller brains’


February 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5 percent smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, give your brain an ‘electric thinking cap’ to solve complex issues


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A University of Sydney study has found that it may be possible to stimulate the brain to see the world anew-an electric thinking cap.Research by Richard Chi and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): It seems like even the luscious green flora at shopping malls and airports will be keeping a tab on terrorists in the future - thanks to some genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel finding could lead to new therapies for asthma, COPD


January 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have demonstrated that a single "master switch" enzyme, known as aldose reductase, is key in producing excess mucous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fox ‘may have been early man’s best friend’


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): New findings by University of Cambridge-led team suggest that early man may have preferred the fox as a pet rather than dogs.Scientists analysing remains at a prehistoric burial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating poorly ‘can increase the risk of depression’


January 27th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has found that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression while olive oil protects against this mental illness.Scientists from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough in MRI allows brain scans more than 7 times faster


January 6th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): An international team of physicists and neuroscientists has made a breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that makes brain scanning more than 7 times faster.A physicist from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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