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‘Smartphones can be a boon for visually impaired’


May 17th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) iPhones and other smartphones can be a boon to those with low visions, but few doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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Beehive extract may arrest prostate cancer


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from beehives slows down the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumours in mice, says a new study.Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, ... Read more...

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Gene duplication gave humans powerful brain


May 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The genetic changes that account for the bulk of differences between humans and primates boils down to a single factor - gene duplication, which gave us ... Read more...

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Computer-exercise combo prevents memory loss


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The time that you spend on your computer and moderate exercise seems to prevent memory loss more than carrying on with either of these activities alone, ... Read more...

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Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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Anticipating SMSes, calls too contribute to car crashes


April 30th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Anticipating calls or text messages too while driving may contribute to car crashes, says a new study which explores how cell phone use is responsible for ... Read more...

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Peg or two lowers risk of liver disease


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume a peg or two daily are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-alcoholics with the same ... Read more...

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Researchers create antidote to deadly bio-attacks


April 20th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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Alcohol can help you solve riddles faster


April 12th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Strange but true... scientists say that drinking some beer before solving brain teasers can help you do better than those who attempt the riddles in a ... Read more...

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Stroke risk much higher if sibling had stroke


April 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 11 (IANS) If your sibling of either sex had a stroke, you may be atleast 60 percent more likely to have one too, says a finding from a ... Read more...

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Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

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Satellite records Antarctica ice shelf’s retreat


April 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 8 (IANS) The European Space Agency's Envisat satellite continues to record the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to atmospheric warming. Envisat mapped a loss ... Read more...

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Memory deteriorates faster in life’s last two years


April 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A person's memory deteriorates at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of his or her life than at any other time after memory problems ... Read more...

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iPads boost doctors’ efficiency


March 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Providing doctors with iPads multiplies their efficiency, cuts down delays in patient care and enhances continuity of care, says a new study. In November 2010, the ... Read more...

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Kids do better when told failure is ‘normal’


March 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 13 (IANS) Children do better at school and feel more upbeat if they are told that failure is a just a part of learning, rather than being pressurised ... Read more...

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Chronic stress clouds thinking, memory


March 11th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Being subject to chronic stress not only clouds your thinking but also impairs memory, new research says. It uncovered a neural (brain cell) mechanism that directly ... Read more...

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Delating a gene works up smarter brain


March 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) A genetic deletion helps work up a smarter brain by not only growing more brain cells during ageing but also making anti-depressants more effective in ... Read more...

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Long term diabetics exposed to triple stroke-risk


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) People suffering from diabetes for 10 years or more face triple the risk of stroke, compared to non-diabetics, says a new study.This is the first study ... Read more...

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Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Sleeping pills cause higher death risk


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) People taking pills for a good night's rest could be facing a 4.6 times higher death risk and also significant increase in cancer cases, report said.These ... Read more...

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Stroke leaves victims exposed to malnutrition risk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 17 (IANS) A stroke could leave you with eating problems, with more than half risking malnutrition even three months after the attack.Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, studied ... Read more...

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Overeating may double risk of memory loss


February 13th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Overeating is likely to double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 years and older, a study reveals."We observed ... Read more...

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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

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Stent like device effective for removing blood clots


February 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An experimental stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment, a study reveals.Named SOLITAIRE, it has a self-expanding, stent-like design ... Read more...

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Exercise improves survival in prostate cancer patients


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified 184 genes in men that may explain how vigorous exercise improves survival chances in low-grade prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Severe memory loss linked to fatal strokes


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) People who died after a stroke had severe memory loss in the years before stroke, compared to people who survived the stroke or people who didn't ... Read more...

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Immunologists rule out virus’ role in mental illness


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Immunologists have ruled out the role of Borna disease virus (BDV) in bipolar depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia.They based their findings on the first blinded, ... Read more...

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How birds avoid hitting trees


January 25th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Birds don't have to bother about overcrowded roads, but they do stick to a speed limit to avoid hitting trees or other objects.Researchers from the Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Women suffer pain more intensely than men


January 24th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Women suffer pain more intensely than men in virtually every disease category, according to an exhaustive analysis.Stanford University scientists based the findings on a novel database ... Read more...

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Brain quickly adjusts for broken arm


January 17th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) An injured arm causes the brain to enlarge in areas that compensate the injured side and decreases the areas that are not being used owing to ... Read more...

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Anthrax shot protects simians from lethal infection


January 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A new vaccine designed as a bacterial capsule confers protection on monkeys against lethal anthrax infection, reveals a study. Bacterial capsules are commonly used in licensed ... Read more...

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Latest microscopy reveals inner working of viruses


January 13th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique which uses cutting edge technology to peer inside living viruses, the tiniest among micro-organisms, says a study. The technique combines ... Read more...

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