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‘Fathers responsive to kids have low testosterone’


September 10th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Like mothers, fathers too can be biologically responsive to their children, especially when they experience a drop in testosterone levels sleeping next to their offsprings.Notre Dame ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Images of high-calorie food create craving


June 26th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Viewing images of high-fat foods and drinking sweetened beverages lights up the appetite and reward centres in the brain. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why do people salivate at objects of desire?


September 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?"One possibility is... that all objects of desire, whether ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cancer drug can reverse heart failure


May 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A promising cancer drug can reverse a heart failure resulting from high blood pressure (BP).The drug, a type of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being evaluated in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Are you cued into your sex appeal for success in dating?


May 29th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Your success in dating depends on your picking up cues whether other people find you attractive and how they respond to your raw sex appeal. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Employees with respected reputation benefit from work-family programs


May 4th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Prior research studies have shown employees participating in work-family programs are at risk of fewer promotions and lower wages than those who do not.But, a new study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple recall exercises make science learning easier: Study


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Putting down those science textbooks and working at recalling information from memory is the new way to boost science learning, suggests a new study.The new research from Purdue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘kill bacteria’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A recent clinical research suggests that statins, widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, can reduce the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy drink intake may lead to alcohol dependence


November 17th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has suggested that college students who frequently consume heavily-caffeinated energy drinks are more likely to become alcohol-dependent.Individuals who have a high frequency of energy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Negative personality traits good for being a leader


October 20th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that when it comes to leading, some of the negative personality traits aren't such a bad thing.Researchers of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How leptin therapy improves type 1 diabetes


October 20th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes has been found by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers."Our findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood hardship may lead to unhealthy stress response later in life


October 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has shown that seemingly healthy adults, if they were abused or neglected during childhood, have an elevated inflammatory response to stress compared to adults who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Short and long sleep ups blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): A new study has indicated that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel discoveries offer new ways to design HIV vaccine


September 30th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Paving a new way for designing AIDS vaccines, researchers have made novel discoveries about the immune defenses of rare HIV patients who produce antibodies that prevent infection.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Presidential election outcomes directly influence suicide rates: US study


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Presidential election outcomes in US directly influence suicide rates among voters, according to a new longitudinal study that analysed suicide rates at a state level from 1981- 2005.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being online can boost your love life


August 17th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A recent research has revealed that adults who have Internet access at home are more likely to be in romantic relationships than adults without Internet access."Although prior research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain chemical boosts body heat, helps burn excess calories


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): An enzyme in the brain known as PI3 kinase might control the increased generation of body heat that helps burn off excess calories after eating a high-fat meal, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moms’ favouritism negatively affects kids in adulthood


June 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A mother showing favouritism to one child can have lasting effects - her children can show depressive symptoms in middle-age, says a new studyThe recent survey of 275 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parenting style can prevent heavy drinking


June 24th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Parenting style strongly and directly affects teenagers when it comes to heavy drinking -- defined as having five or more drinks in a row, says a new Brigham ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tobacco tax hike could curb smoking


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 03 (ANI): Imposing higher taxes on tobacco items can reduce smoking among individuals with alcohol, drug or mental disorders, a study has found.The research from the David Geffen School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More women falling prey to rheumatoid arthritis


May 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) More and more women are falling prey to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), currently afflicting between one and two million Americans, says a new study. RA is a chronic inflammatory ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Female rheumatoid arthritis ‘on the rise’


May 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A newly published study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic has shown that the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in women has risen during the period of 1995 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny termite, not lion, lords over African Savannah


May 26th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) The tiny termite eclipses much larger and mightier animals likes lions, elephants and giraffes when it comes to lording over African grasslands. Ecologists say they've found these humble ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Termite, not the lion or elephant, could be king of Africa’s savanna


May 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Always associated African savanna with fierce lions, massive elephantsand towering giraffes? Well, it's not these big animals, but the humble termite, that appears to be the king of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PANDAS are not a big fan of stress


April 11th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections, or PANDAS, do not like stress.The diagnosis, PANDAS, was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain-hormone circuit that helps police diabetes, female fertility unraveled


April 9th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): The hormones leptin and insulin work together in specific neurons in the hypothalamus region of the brain to affect both the regulation of blood sugar levels in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smokers more likely to get their daughters vaccinated against HPV


February 8th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): Parents who smoke or have been smokers in the past are more likely to get their daughters vaccinated against HPV, a new study claims.The study results, on correlates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consumers open up to wide varieties of garlic


November 4th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that the demand for various varieties of garlic is growing in the world, with results of a recent study of 10 garlic cultivars touted to help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds gap in consumers’ green attitudes, actual behavior at hotels


October 18th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study has found a significant gap between consumers' attitudes towards "green" initiatives in the hospitality industry and their actual behavior.Two hospitality and tourism management graduate students ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Statins ‘don’t cut’ pneumonia risk in elderly


June 17th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Popular cholesterol lowering drugs such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) fail to lower the risk of pneumonia in older adults, finds a new study."Prior research based on automated claims data ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Extreme’ college drinking, sensation-seeking attitude linked to alcohol-related injuries


May 23rd, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Excessive drinking and a sensation-seeking attitude among college students are the biggest reasons behind risk of alcohol-related injuries, according to a study.The study examined the "dose-response" effect of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cramped shoppers seek more variety


May 13th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) When shoppers feel cramped in narrow aisles, they react by seeking greater variety in what they buy, according to a new study. Jonathan Levav (Columbia University) and Rui ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shopping in narrow lanes makes people seek variety


May 13th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): While wandering in the narrow aisles of a supermarket, people have the tendency to look for variety in a bid to overcome the confined environment, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Babyface’ catalyzes ascension of African-American CEOs


May 1st, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Even as Obama commemorates his 100th day as the country's first African-American president, a new study examines the intersection of race and power in corporate America. African-American CEOs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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