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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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High school students in Oz grow up to be heart attack victims: Study


February 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): A survey of secondary students in Australia has revealed that teens of today will end up being victims of heart attack in the future.The largest survey of Australian ... Read more...

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Telescope captures star-forming region - Lagoon Nebula


January 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) UK-designed and built VISTA telescope has captured a new image of a star-forming region known as the Lagoon Nebula that lies about 4,000 ... Read more...

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Stem cells from testicles could offer diabetes treatment


December 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 14 (ANI): It may soon be possible for men with type 1 diabetes to use stem cells from their testicles to replace their damaged insulin-secreting beta islet cells, say US ... Read more...

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Our eyes evolved to see dark world


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 22 (ANI): New research has revealed that human eyes evolved to see a world that contains more darkness than light.In humans, cells that respond to a dark spot on a ... Read more...

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Oz women have fastest rising obesity rate in the world


February 1st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Aussie women have the fastest rising obesity rate in the world, new research has revealed.According to the Daily Telegraph, for the first time Australian women are close to ... Read more...

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New genetic map to speed up plant breeding of medicinal herb


January 15th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new genetic map to accelerate plant breeding of the medicinal herb Artemisia annua and rapidly develop the species into a high-yielding crop has been published by plant ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic targets for lung diseases discovered


December 14th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): Scientists have found five genetic variants that are linked to the health of the human lung.A total of 96 scientists from 63 centres in Europe and Australia ... Read more...

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Britons’ trust in politicians hits the floor


September 27th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): According to a British opinion poll, the public's trust in politicians and business leaders has dipped after the revelation of the MPs' expenses scandal and the multi-billion pound ... Read more...

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World’s last remaining “pristine” forest under threat


August 26th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, August 26 (ANI): A team of international researchers has found that the world's last remaining "pristine" forest, namely the boreal forest across large stretches of Russia, Canada and other northern countries, ... Read more...

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Soon, soundwaves may help find early dental decay


August 25th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Aussie researchers are developing a tool that can use sound waves to identify early stages of tooth decay by measuring the mineral content of teeth.Tooth decay begins by ... Read more...

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Four pints of beer a week may mean higher hospitalisation risk


July 4th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): Men who drink four pints of beer a week are likely to spend more time in the hospital during their lifetime, says a new study.The research involving ... Read more...

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10pct men, 4pct women in UK on brink of becoming alcoholics, says report


May 21st, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A new British survey has revealed that almost one in 10 men, and one in 25 women, shows signs of alcohol dependence.The poll showed that a quarter of ... Read more...

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Longer bouts of exercise may keep childhood obesity at bay


March 19th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Queens University researchers have found that kids who exercise in bouts of activity lasting five minutes or longer are less likely to become obese than those whose ... Read more...

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Most people have no idea what Galileo discovered 400 years ago


February 19th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): The result of a survey in the UK has established the fact that most people dont know that Galileo discovered 400 years ago that the Earth orbits ... Read more...

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Obese kids at increased cancer risk as adults


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 2 (ANI): Overweight and obese kids are at an increased risk of developing cancer in later life, according to experts.Professor Ian Olver, Chief Executive of Cancer Council Australia, points ... Read more...

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Kids can avoid becoming shortsighted by spending time in sun


January 7th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, January 7 (ANI): An Australian study suggests that it is a lack of exposure to sunlight, rather than too much time spent watching TV and playing computer games, that damages ... Read more...

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Scientists link premature births to mental illness


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 1 (ANI): Researchers at Sweden''s Karolinska Institute have found a link between premature births and mental illness.The study involving more than 500,000 infants found that preemies were twice as ... Read more...

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Binge drinking can lead to long-term brain damage


December 29th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): While binge drinkers are already known to be at increased risk of accidents, violence and engaging in unprotected sex, it has now emerged that only a few ... Read more...

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Lung cancer becomes biggest killer of Australian women


December 19th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): Lung cancer has for the first time overtaken breast cancer to become the top killer of women Down Under, according to a report.With the change in the ... Read more...

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Goji berry can protect against skin cancer


November 18th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): A red-coloured tiny berry, which is known for its antioxidant qualities, can help protect against skin damage that leads to cancer, a new research has shown.According to ... Read more...

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Brainy kids likely to vote for Green Party as adults


November 3rd, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Children with higher IQs are more likely to vote for Green Party or Liberal Democrats as adults, a new study has found.The study led by the University ... Read more...

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Why some kids turn anti-social


October 1st, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a link between reduced levels of the ''stress hormone'' cortisol and antisocial behaviour in male adolescents.Levels of cortisol in ... Read more...

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Anti-social behaviour may be a mental illness


September 30th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): Anti-social behaviour can be a form of mental illness, claim scientists at Cambridge University.The research team believes that adolescent males becoming unruly could be linked to a ... Read more...

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Lawyers most prone to depression


September 18th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 18 (ANI): A new survey has found that over 40 percent of law students suffer from depression, with little improvement in sight when they become barristers and solicitors.According to ... Read more...

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Nicotine-based drugs ”may help treat dementia”


July 14th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Nicotine has toxic effects and carries a strong risk of addiction, but now scientists at King''s College London have found that it may hold the key to ... Read more...

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Study provides new insights into C. difficile superbug prevention


June 2nd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study provides fresh insights into the prevention of the superbug Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), often spread in hospitals, and which can sometimes be fatal.C. difficile ... Read more...

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Ancient Mexican crystal skulls in British, US museums may not be authentic


May 24th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A British Museum skull that appears in Steven Spielbergs new film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and a larger white quartz skull from ... Read more...

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Baby-bottle feeding linked to premature puberty, breast cancer risk


May 13th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
Wellington, May 13 (ANI): A Canterbury toxicologist has warned against the use of plastic bottles for feeding babies, as it may contain potentially harmful chemicals that may lead to premature puberty ... Read more...

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Aspirin could help reduce breast cancer by up to 20 pct


March 7th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A review of research published over the last 27 years has found that anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin could help reduce breast cancer by up to 20 per ... Read more...

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Genes that triple bowel cancer risk identified


December 17th, 2007 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research have identified two genetic mutations that could triple a persons risk of developing bowel cancer.A previous study found the first ... Read more...

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Booze bender culture puts 40% more Brit kids in rehab


November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
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Genes that make drinking riskier identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
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Booze-culture claims twice as many female lives as 15 years ago: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 2:38 am ICT by admin
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Statins may lower heart attack risk ‘for life’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:01 am ICT by admin
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