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Aspirin cuts cancer risk


March 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) An aspirin a day for as little as three years can significantly reduce the risk of cancer in middle-aged people, a study has said.Aspirin not only ... Read more...

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Insects watch skies to navigate


January 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now ... Read more...

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‘Dual switch’ that regulates fat formation may harbour obesity cure


April 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study has identified a key regulator of fat cell development that may provide a target for obesity and diabetes drugs.The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute ... Read more...

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Brit man vows to get back on motorbike after three resuscitations, 38 ops


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A man in Britain, who was brought back to life three times and needed 38 operations following a motorcycle crash, has vowed to not only walk again but ... Read more...

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Stem cells Can Be used In Mending Broken Hearts


February 2nd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A top heart charity of UK started a research project worth $80 million recently to discover the potential of stem cell for regenerating cardiac tissues and ... Read more...

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Making rain? Rubbished idea that may work


January 31st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) At the height of the Vietnam War, soldiers who heard US aircraft flying high over the Ho Chi Minh trail might have feared bombs were about to fall ... Read more...

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Risks of cyber war ‘over-exaggerated’, says study


January 18th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A study has said that the risks involved in a cyber war have been "over-exaggerated" with the vast majority of hi-tech attacks not deserving the name at all.The ... Read more...

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Combined computer attacks could have ‘catastrophic’ global effects


January 17th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study has found that coordinated computer attacks could have 'catastrophic' global effects.The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that multiple cyber ... Read more...

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Acne bug ‘could be the cause of infections’


January 12th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has said that P. acnes already within the body may be the cause of infections.The researchers insisted that people diagnosed incorrectly may go on to ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen could treble stroke risk


January 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Large regular doses of ibuprofen and similar painkillers could treble the risk of stroke and up the likelihood of heart attacks, scientists warn.Researchers have found that high doses ... Read more...

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Feeling guilty about eating too much butter? Don’t - it’s good for you


December 28th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): It's holiday season and that means rich and butter-laden food - cookies, pudding, cakes - almost every other dish; so should you feel guilty every time you take ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Device that wakes up drivers snoozing at the wheel


November 11th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): In an aim to help keep drowsy drivers alert on the road, a team of German scientists have invented a built-in sensor that will sound an alarm the ... Read more...

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Scorpion sting could be used to stop heart bypass failures


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers have said that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing.Margatoxin, from the venom of the Central American bark scorpion, proved ... Read more...

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Taking aspirin daily may help prevent bowel cancer


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a daily aspirin tablet helps protect against bowel cancer.Oxford University found it cut cases by a quarter and deaths by more than ... Read more...

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Fitness fanatics are aggressive


October 17th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Fitness fanatics are more likely to be aggressive, dominant and highly sexed, according to scientists who have identified a link between exercise and personality.Their findings confirm the old ... Read more...

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46p-a-day pill ‘could save lives of hundreds of arthritis patients’


October 6th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A 46p-a-day tablet could save the lives of hundreds of arthritis patients, according to new reports.The Axorid pill costs just 46p a day and could stop people crippled ... Read more...

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Transgenic cassava roots could address vitamin A deficiency


October 5th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A natural variation shows promise for increasing provitamin A in cassava roots using transgenic or conventional methods.Professor Peter Beyer from Freiberg University in Germany, together with researchers at ... Read more...

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Vaccine against four dengue strains to go on trial


September 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers are about to try out a new vaccine to protect against all four strains of the potentially devastating dengue fever. The study is being conducted by the Vaccine ... Read more...

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Popular supplements to fight joint pain don’t work: Study


September 17th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Two popular supplements to combat joint pain taken by millions of people around the world do not work, according to a new study.The supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin, are ... Read more...

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Fish good for your child’s brain


August 25th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Your child needs lot of fish for brain and nerve development, says a University of Illinois food science professor."First, babies need a lot of the omega-3 fatty acids ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Indian’ superbug hits Australia


August 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 11 (ANI): Experts have revealed that a new bacterial gene resistant to antibiotics has been discovered in at least three Australian patients.This comes after the release of an international study ... Read more...

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Consumer awareness has revitalised UK’s struggling brewery industry: Study


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Britain's beer drinkers can serve as role models for the nation as it struggles to emerge from recession, according to a University of Nottingham study.The country's real ale ... Read more...

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Classified papers reveal a ‘Floating bunker’ to help Queen escape nuke attack


July 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh would have been put on the Royal Yacht Britannia in the event of a nuclear attack, according to newly-classified papers.According ... Read more...

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How complex genetic variations determine our height


June 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): The combined effect of numerous minute genetic variations in many of our genes determines our height, according to a new Australian study.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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New computer game to spot how blind to change are you


June 12th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): Do you often fail to notice a friend's radical new haircut or miss a road sign showing a change in the speed limit? Well, then such ignorance to ... Read more...

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Belgian bishop resigns over sex abuse case


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 23 (DPA) A bishop in the Belgian city of Bruges has resigned over a sexual abuse case, the Belga news agency reported Friday, quoting a relative of the prelate. However, no ... Read more...

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Music may damage hearing


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
London, April 21(IANS) Young people are putting their hearing at risk by listening to music as loud as a jet engine, a researcher has warned. Playing music at high volume and using earphones ... Read more...

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Listening to iPods at ‘jet’ volume can make you deaf


April 21st, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Listening to personal music players for several hours a day at high volume could put your hearing at risk, an expert has warned.Writing in the British Medical Journal, ... Read more...

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Experts say UK water use ‘worsening global crisis’


April 19th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.19 (ANI): The report, focusing on the UK, says two-thirds of the water used to make UK imports is used outside its borders.The BBC quotes the Engineering the Future alliance ... Read more...

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Facebook blamed for soaring sex diseases


March 24th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 24 (ANI): Popular social networking websites such as Facebook have been blamed for the rise in cases of syphilis as members go for unprotected sex with partners they meet ... Read more...

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2012 London Olympics could face ‘blended’ physical, cyber attack: Security expert


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23(ANI): A British cyber security expert has warned that terrorists could use a "blended attack" to hit both physical targets and disrupt cyber systems simultaneously during the 2012 London ... Read more...

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Cheaper painkillers soon thanks to opium breakthrough


March 15th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 15 (IANS) Canadian researchers have decoded opium poppy which will lead to cheaper and mass production of the current costly pain killers. Currently, the morphine is the most used painkiller ... Read more...

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Blood pressure fluctuations ‘a new stroke risk factor’


March 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Extremely variable blood pressure, and not just high blood pressure, can greatly increase a person's risk of stroke, researchers have said.To reach the conclusion, UK and Swedish researchers ... Read more...

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Antifreeze proteins can stop ice melt


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that the same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract relieves acute hemorrhoids symptoms


January 13th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that natural extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree could help relieve symptoms of acute hemorrhoids and even prevent new ... Read more...

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