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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks, study shows


April 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new ... Read more...

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Mexican traffickers use minors to carry drugs into US


March 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
San Diego, March 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of minors transporting drugs across the Mexico-US border continues to rise, as does the number of "blind mules" who transport dope without their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Money, fame, self drives today’s young


March 15th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Young people today are more fixated on money, fame and self-aggrandizement, rather than serving the society or the community, according to a study."Popular views of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women’s role in Hollywood reduced: Study


August 24th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The number of women, both in front of and behind the cameras, in Hollywood has dramatically fallen during the 2010-11 television season, indicating that their roles ... Read more...

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Parental monitoring ‘decreases alcohol-related problems in young adults’


March 16th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study suggests that those young adults whose parents monitor their social interactions may be less likely to display impulsive behavior traits and to have alcohol-related problems. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Body of missing American student found in Madrid river


March 8th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by BNO News
MADRID, SPAIN (BNO NEWS) -- The body of a missing American college student was found in a river in Madrid, Spain, after more than a week of search efforts, officials said Tuesday.Austin ... Read more...

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The most FAQs about microbes and oil spills


February 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): The American Academy of Microbiology has created a dataset of the most frequently asked questions concerning microbes and oil spills."Long before the Gulf oil spill microbes evolved the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CPAP therapy cuts fatigue, ups energy level in sleep apnea patients


January 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that that three weeks of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces fatigue and increases energy in obstructive sleep apnea patients.These results have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Season, time of day ‘predict higher UV levels’


November 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels may remain high during winters, so adults participating in outdoor sports should rely on the season and time of day when judging the need ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wayne Gretzky’s Son Selects Baseball As Career


October 14th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Trevor Gretzky who is the son of Wayne Gretzky, the National Hockey League's ace scoring leader has decided to play baseball next year at San Diego ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US seeks $4.4 bn Globemaster deal before Obama visit


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) The United States and India are working on a $4.4 billion deal for the Indian Air Force to acquire ten C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft ahead ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Business ties, AfPak to be ‘big focus’ of Obama visit


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) The White House expects world economy, bilateral business relationships and Afghanistan and Pakistan situation to be a "big focus" of US President Barack Obama's visit ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How noise pollution affects marine life


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has developed an approach that integrates advanced computing, X-ray CT scanners, and modern computational methods that give a 3D simulated look inside the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Gay guys are thinner


June 9th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New study by researchers in Boston said that the gay men are 50% less likely to be obese than their heterosexual counterparts. However the same research ironically said that the lesbians are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

GenY workers value leisure more than Gen Xers


March 10th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): The young generation of workers, sometimes called GenY, GenMe, or Millennials, have markedly different work values from previous generations, researchers have observed.Principal investigator Jean M. Twenge, professor of ... Read more...

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All languages are created in the same brain areas


February 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Be it American Sign Language or English, language is created in the same areas of the brain, claim scientists.Karen Emmorey, a professor of speech language at San Diego ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s why we have those tip-of-the-tongue moments


February 27th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 27 (ANI): Remember scratching your head when you couldn't recall the word you intended to use and it kept hanging at the tip of your tongue but never came out? ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nine facts about fitness


January 7th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 7 (ANI): Experts have examined latest evidence and exploded some myths from several studies to put together benefits of exercise on the heart and circulation, as well as on almost ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Space-age scanners show how whale’s hearing is affected


November 25th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Space-age scanners are making sense of how sounds generated by navy sonar might affect the hearing of whale - or if they hear it at all. The type of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cigarette butts found toxic to saltwater and freshwater fish


November 20th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A single cigarette butt is enough to kill 50 percent of fish in ponds, lakes, streams and the ocean, reveals a new study.The research team led by Elli ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Same brain regions translate words and gestures


November 10th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): The ability to make sense of words and gestures takes place in the same regions of the brain, says a new study.Researchers have shown that the brain regions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wetter Arctic tundra emits more CO2


August 5th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): In the largest experiment of its kind to date, ecologists have found that the wetter the Arctic tundra becomes, the more carbon dioxide (CO2) it gives off.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sidewalks make people more physically active


April 17th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): People who have easy access to stores, transit stops and sidewalks are two times more likely to be physically active than those without these amenities, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists observe the largest exploding star yet seen


March 24th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science and San Diego State University have observed the largest exploding star yet seen, which is the size of 50 suns.While ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise for 30 minutes a day for real health benefits


March 18th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) For real health benefits, people should exercise for 30 minutes a day five times a week, a new study has found. Although pedometers (which measure how much we ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

5 minutes of sustained physical activity prevents obesity in kids


March 18th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Just five minutes of sustained physical activity can help prevent childhood obesity, according to a study.Researchers from Queens University in Ontario, Canada, have revealed that several bursts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walking 100 steps a minute achieves moderate intensity activity


March 17th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): While moderate physical activity is known to be beneficial to health, researchers are now suggesting people to walk 150 minutes a week, which is equivalent to 30 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prenatal alcohol exposure linked to cognitive dysfunction


December 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 20 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to alcohol increases the risk of cognitive dysfunction, according to a new study. The results of the study suggest that alcohol can damage white matternerve ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Virtual mega-quake may help big cities to develop early warning systems


February 27th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have created a supercomputer-driven simulation of a mega earthquake measuring 9.0 magnitudes on the Richter scale for the region of Pacific Northwest, which may help big cities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

This is how a whale hears


February 4th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of California have discovered a new pathway for sound entering the head and ears in an unusual whale ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Young women likely to drink more heavily than men at theme parties


January 4th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Young women at theme parties, especially with sexualised themes and costumes, drink more heavily than men, a study has revealed.The study, led by James A. Cranford, research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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