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Stethoscope helps doctors win patients’ trust


August 13th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Doctors sporting 'iconic' medical symbols like stethoscope during e-consultations seem to win their patient's trust, says a new Australian research.The six-month e-health project was undertaken by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Traditional Chinese medicines carry toxic compounds


April 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) also carry potentially lethal plant ingredients, allergens and traces of endangered species, according to a new research, which warned the consumers to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

15 minutes’ exercise extends life by three years


August 16th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) People who spare even 15 minutes daily for exercise could extend their lifespan by three years.While initial exercise cut death rates by 14 percent, additional 15 ... Read more...

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Now watch licensed movies on Yahoo!


August 16th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) It is said that over 30 million internet users download and watch 1.7 billion videos every month across India and to tap that online portal Yahoo! ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tallness linked to cancer


July 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Taller people are more likely to get cancer, a study shows.The risk of developing the disease in all forms rises 16 percent for every extra four ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Apple pushes BlackBerry to third spot in smartphone market


July 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) There is more bad news for slipping BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM). According to the latest smartphone market data, BlackBerry is at third place as ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now, design 3D objects, turn them into chocolate


July 4th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have designed a technology to enable people to design their own 3D objects which can be reproduced in chocolate. Researchers hope an online retail business ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BlackBerry downgraded on soft Torch sales


May 10th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) With its PlayBook tablet showing modest sales and BlackBerry smart phone sales slowing, Research In Motion (RIM) was Monday downgraded by a top Canadian capital markets ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scot scientists pull fingerprints from fabrics


January 31st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Scottish scientists have pioneered a new technique that could help solve more serious crimes and change the face of forensics forever.For the first time, fingerprints can now be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blue-tinted light to wake up drowsy pupils


November 26th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) A school has become the first to try out a special blue-tinted light designed to wake up children and become more alert by affecting their internal body clock.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Happy marriage also eases arthritis pain


November 18th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A happy marriage can also ease the agony of arthritis, a study says.Patients who had the support of a loving husband or wife reported less joint pain and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hand sanitizers no better than ordinary soaps in battling colds or flu


September 15th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 15 (ANI): Hand sanitizers are no better than ordinary soaps in protecting you against colds and flu, but they sure protect you against gastrointestinal illness, found a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bats too have regional accents


September 13th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 13 (ANI): It's not only humans who have accents, for even bats from different regions speak differently, say Aussie scientists.'Bats in different regions have different calls. You may have the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Botox can make people feel happy


July 21st, 2010 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A study has revealed that Botox can make people feel happy because it stops them frowning when they are unhappy. The anti-wrinkle drug sends back the signal to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Socializing ‘can help fight cancer’


July 9th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that living in an environment rich with physical, mental and social stimulation - a setting that causes mild stress - might by itself ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World leaders ‘fail to stem biodiversity loss’


April 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): A major study has confirmed that the world's governments will not be able to meet their internationally agreed target of curbing the loss of species and nature by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Better breed of plants may help revive rugged western rangelands in US


February 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): In a long term study, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have been developing a better breed of grasses and forages that could help revive the rugged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nasal spray raises hope for autistics


February 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A nasal spray containing oxytocin, the "bonding" hormone, can help alleviate some symptoms of autism, scientists have found.In the study, which was carried out on 13 patients with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away


January 20th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): 'Friendly' bacteria in the gut simply adore the humble apple, finds a new study on rats.Published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology, the latest research contributes to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First UK patient receives ‘reconditioned’ lungs in pioneering surgery


December 16th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A British man has been given unusable donor lungs that were 'reconditioned' to make them suitable for use.Scientists have hailed the pioneering operation as having the potential to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even Australasian gannets divorce: Study


November 24th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 24 (ANI): Defying previous beliefs about Australasian gannets, researchers at Auckland University have said that these seabirds are not monogamous, but have a significant "divorce" rate.Research leader Steffi Ismar said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Schizophrenics, psychotics more likely to die of heart disease


November 16th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) People with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders are more likely to die of heart disease than normal people, says a new study. Moreover, smoking and physical inactivity - ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

3 worlds that may have life on them


October 14th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new index to measure a world's fitness for life, and have decided upon three names that are most likely to harbor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Age of nanomedicine: microchip to detect cancers, other diseases (Lead)


September 30th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the detection of cancers and other deadly diseases, Canadian researchers have developed an inexpensive microchip that is sensitive enough to detect ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New chip can detect cancer early


September 30th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for early cancer detection, Canadian researchers have developed an inexpensive microchip that is sensitive enough to detect the type and severity of the disease. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Killer whales have to raise their voices to be heard over ship noise


September 11th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A new research has determined that killer whales have to raise their voices to be heard over ship noise, and the effort may be wearing the whales ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One of astronomy’s long held myths about star formation debunked


August 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers has debunked one of astronomy's long held beliefs about how stars are formed.Since the 1950s, astronomers have thought that in a family of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cure for multiple sclerosis now possible


August 13th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Canadian researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in rodents, spelling hope for humans. Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease in which the body's own immune response attacks the central ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gut hormone can lower sugar levels in diabetics


August 7th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 7 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that a hormone in the human gut could be used to lower sugar levels in diabetics. Researchers of the Toronto General Research Institute and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers discover a simpler way to send data faster


June 29th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a new and simpler way of manipulating light to enable quicker, more secure data transfer. The discovery is based on existing optical technology, but ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Breakthrough in AIDS as virus’s hiding places found


June 22nd, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for AIDS cure, Canadian scientists have finally found where the HIV virus hides in the human body to become impervious to medical treatment. This breakthrough ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists discover natural deep earth pump that’s crucial in quake formation


June 19th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the presence of a natural deep earth pump that is a crucial element in the formation of ore deposits and earthquakes. The process, called creep ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s official: Gossiping is good for women’s health!


June 11th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Next time you indulge in gossiping, don't carry any guilt, for a new study has concluded that a nice chat is good for health.According to scientists at the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gossiping is good for women’s health


June 11th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Next time you indulge in gossiping, don't carry any guilt, for a new study has concluded that a nice chat is good for health.According to scientists at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study opens new avenues to study how TB’s close relative bacteria ‘hibernate’, spread


June 9th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Uppsala University scientists have found that a close relative of the microorganism that causes tuberculosis (TB) in humans forms spores.The researchers say that this is a sensational ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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