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China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nintendo Wii helps stroke patients recover


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Stroke patients considered too far gone to regain use of affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilises the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Breathing device helps kids with sleep apnea


February 13th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Children and adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea fared much better in terms of attention, anxiety and quality of life after treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP). ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tart cherry juice drinkers sleep better


December 9th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Tart cherry juice seems to be tailormade for people seeking a better night's sleep.Adults who daily drank two glasses of tart cherry juice slept 39 minutes ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Breast reconstruction helps women regain sexual wellness


October 24th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 24 (IANS) Reconstruction of breasts after their whole or partial removal during mastectomy may help women improve their psychosocial and sexual well-being. Mastectomy is the medical term for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Marriage can kill the criminal in you


September 27th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Marriage can help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control.Walter Forrest, criminologist, Monash University and associate professor Carter Hay from Florida State University found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Infuse more funds into Air India but with conditions: CAG


September 8th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The official auditor in its report on flag-carrier Air India tabled in parliament Thursday asked the government to consider further equity infusion into the airline ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

AIIMS improves animal care facilities


June 15th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) After three years of campaign by animal rights group PETA, Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has made significant improvements in the care ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Viruses can boost solar-cell efficiency: MIT study


April 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): MIT researchers have enlisted tiny viruses to help assemble solar cells and make significant improvements in their power-conversion efficiency.Graduate students Xiangnan Dang and Hyunjung Yi - working with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tai chi benefits people with chronic heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): The ancient Chinese meditative exercise of tai chi appears to improve the quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy for people suffering from chronic heart failure, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sprints better than marathon for heart health


April 6th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): New research has suggested that high intensity exercise is more beneficial than traditional endurance training when it comes to heart health."Our research examines the effects of brief, intense ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet program helps young children and moms sleep well


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): An Internet-based intervention was found to be effective at reducing infant and toddler sleep disturbances, as well as providing positive, indirect benefits for maternal sleep, mood and confidence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Erectile dysfunction drug helps young people with congenital heart disease


March 11th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use-helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise, scientists have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity can lead to permanent knee damage: Studies


February 14th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): New studies have been presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to look at the effect that obesity has on knee ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘iron sandwich’ solar cells could help ‘buildings generate electricity’


January 31st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists at Melbourne's Monash University have developed a new generation of solar cells that they say could lead to significant improvements in solar panel efficiency.The team used dye ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

USDA Issues Mandate For Healthier School Lunches


January 14th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In its bid to grapple with the menace of childhood obesity in United States which is haunting a majority of children in the country, the U.S. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weight-loss surgery benefits women more


January 7th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that women who underwent gastric band surgery to lose weight reported significant improvements in urinary function and quality of life after the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whey supplements ’significantly reduce blood pressure’


December 9th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A Washington State University study has found that beverages supplemented by whey-based protein can significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.Research led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Umpire Decision Review System helping in overcoming umpiring errors: ICC


November 11th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov 11(ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) General Manager Cricket David Richardson has backed the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), saying that it has brought significant improvements in overcoming umpiring errors in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Gastric bypass ‘alters preference for sweet substances’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have found that gastric bypass surgery decreases the preference for sweet-tasting substances in obese rats.The study could help in developing safer treatments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight loss from surgery cuts risk for cardiovascular disease in women


September 17th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that significant weight loss after bariatric surgery can significantly improve the lipoprotein profiles of women within a year.Significant weight loss not only improves daily life ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do our senses evoke vivid memories?


August 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) New research explains why a whiff of perfume reminds us of the fun-filled days spent with our grandmother or why the tinkling of a bicycle bell takes us ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered stem cells may improve cardiac function after heart attack


July 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Genetically engineered stem cells have been shown to reduce organ damage and improve cardiac function after a heart attack, according to a new animal study.The study was led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ecstasy can cure post-traumatic stress


July 19th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Ecstasy may prove useful to distressed victims of post-traumatic stress in overcoming their demons, research has revealed.During a test, scientists found dramatic effect on previously untreatable patients who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delayed school start time linked to improved adolescent behaviours


July 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A slight delay in school start time is likely to be associated with significant improvements in adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a new study."Beginning at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Psychological intervention program could help those with bowel diseases


June 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Psychologists at the University of Georgia have developed a new cognitive-behavioural, skills-based treatment intervention program that could help patients with bowel diseases.Teenagers with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

England can gain advantage by beating Aussies in ODI series ahead of Ashes: Strauss


June 10th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 10 (ANI): Skipper Andrew Strauss is convinced England can gain a key advantage by beating Australia in the five-match one-day series starting on June 22, in order to set things ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Air traffic set to become major factor in global warming


May 27th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A study has found that airplanes, which are a source of carbon dioxide emissions, are set to become a major factor in global warming in the future.The first ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coronary artery calcium may help predict heart disease risk


April 28th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new research suggests that adding coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) to traditional risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) events significantly improves predictions of risk, and results ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flash CS5 Released, Should The Users Upgrade?


April 16th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Adobe Systems Inc has released the Creative Suite 5 which also includes the latest version of its web animation and authoring software Flash. The web designers ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

New mums can beat the blues with exercise


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) New mums can beat the blues and increase their well-being with exercise, says a new study. In a first study of its kind, 161 postnatal women with no previous ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Michelle Obama begins official campaign against childhood obesity


January 30th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Michelle Obama kicked off an official drive against childhood obesity when she opened up about a warning from the First Family's doctor that her own daughters were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

National report ranks Kentucky second in stimulus transparency


January 28th, 2010 - 3:45 am ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) A national report on Wednesday showed significant improvements, ranking Kentucky's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act transparency Web site number two in the country in terms of fiscal openness ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Micro-nutrient benefits in some mental disorders


January 21st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A micro-nutrient supplement may confer big benefits on sufferers of mental illness, according to a clinical psychologist. Julia Rucklidge, associate professor of psychology at the University of Canterbury, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

First-of-its-kind microscope to lead to better solar cells


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A team of scientists from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) are all set to build a first-of-its-kind microscope that could ultimately help in the development of better ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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