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Scientists uncover ‘dark side’ of beta-carotene


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.Scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Myth: Video games sharpen brain


September 16th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) That playing video games makes the brain smarter and improves concentration might be a myth fostered by a host of studies."Despite the hype, in reality, there ... Read more...

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Our own social status determines our brain’s response to others’ rank!


April 29th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that our own social status influences the way our brains respond to others of higher or lower rank.People of higher subjective socio-economic status ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How bilingual brain withstand aging


April 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A recent study has shown that older bilingual adults compensate for age-related declines in brainpower by developing new strategies to process language.Concordia University researchers studied two groups of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Text messaging helps smokers kick the butt


March 9th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A pair of related studies on smoking cessation have isolated the brain regions most active in controlling urges to smoke and demonstrated the effectiveness of text-messaging to measure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How quickly you learn those dance moves may be in your genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Do you find it easy to pick up a dance move or are you the kind with two left feet? Either way, you have your genes to thank ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression linked to body’s 24-hour clock


November 11th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that depression is associated with a molecular-level disturbance in the body's 24-hour clock.Scientists examined genes that regulate circadian rhythm in people with and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Smoking doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia


October 27th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that smoking heavily during midlife increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by more than 150%.The new study that was published ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Personal political views shape our interpretation of political messages


April 28th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): People interpret a politician's statement according to their personal political views, a new British research has revealed.Martin McKee, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and ... Read more...

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Taking ibuprofen regularly cuts Parkinson’s disease risk


February 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): People who regularly take ibuprofen may reduce their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggests a new research.The study involved 136,474 people who did not have Parkinson's disease at ... Read more...

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Magnesium is good for your memory


January 29th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Magnesium plays an important part in improving memory, says new international research. The research by Canadian, Chinese, American and Israeli universities shows that an increase in magnesium levels in ... Read more...

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Political views may influence skin tone perception


November 28th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): People's political affinity can affect how light or dark they perceive a political candidate to be, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Booth ... Read more...

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How brain processes what eyes see


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Shedding new light on how the brain processes what the eyes see, scientists have found that although visual input obtained during eye movements is being processed by the ... Read more...

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Drinking black tea daily keeps heart disease away


April 13th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Drinking just a cup of black tea regularly may help protect against cardiovascular disease, according to the latest study. The research, conducted by University of L'Aquila in Italy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress, depression can retard healing of back injuries


March 30th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) You may take longer to recover from a back injury if you are stressed over your job or are living alone, according to a recent study. University of Queensland's ... Read more...

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Proteins that could yield predictive markers for pancreatic cancer identified


March 11th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have identified a handful of proteins in incredibly tiny amounts that may one day help doctors distinguish between a harmless lesion ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Older people more prone to distraction than younger ones


November 26th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A Canadian study has provided further evidence that older adults are less capable than their younger counterparts in filtering out distracting information. Scientists with the Rotman Research ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Referees inured to abuses from players, spectators


September 18th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Players hurling expletives at referees during World Cup soccer matches are a fairly common sight, but TV watchers might wonder how clubs manage to engage these whistle blowers ... Read more...

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Why poor people bank more on lottery tickets


July 25th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): When it comes to buying lottery tickets, people with lower incomes invest their money more in the game than do the wealthier sections of the society. Now, ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids ”could slow acute wound healing”


July 24th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Ohio State University has shown that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils may have a detrimental effect on the healing ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Seeing as important as doing for honing your skills


July 15th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The age-old adage of practice makes you perfect has now been challenged as a new study by Dartmouth researchers has cited that watching, and not just doing, ... Read more...

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Concord grape juice may help improve memory in older adults


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Drinking polyphenol-rich Concord grape juice may improve memory in older adults, finds a new study.The study, led by Robert Krikorian, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati ... Read more...

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Teenage suicides: Study advocates greater family support


April 22nd, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
London, April 22 (IANS) Rising teen suicides have prompted demands for improved prevention strategies, in which the family physician or the general practitioner is expected to play a pivotal part. Researchers from ... Read more...

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Human brain processes images in two distinct ways


March 11th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new study suggests that the human brain processes images in two very distinct ways.Tzvi Ganel, a psychologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and his colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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