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Hovering moms have anxious kids


August 21st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Parents, especially mothers, who hover nervously over their children and are "over-involved" with them, make kids anxious and lacking in confidence.Psychologists at Sydney's Macquarie University studied ... Read more...

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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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British scientists to study how cows make friends!


July 30th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Cows have attracted the curiosity of British scientists as to how they make friends among themselves.In a three-year study, funded by the Department for Environment, Food ... Read more...

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Premature babies survive better in neonatal ICUs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Premature babies have greater chances of surviving in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in general hospitals, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously ... Read more...

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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Chicks can be ‘woken’ up inside eggs


May 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Chicken embryos can be "woken up" in the egg long before hatching by rousing them with the sound of clucking hens, a study has found.Other noises ... Read more...

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Stress could tell harder on women’s hearts


April 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Emotional upheaval is more likely to impose a heavier burden on women's hearts than men's, says a study.These findings show that coronary (heart related) blood flow ... Read more...

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Green vegetables vital for breast cancer patients


April 5th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to survive if they eat up their greens, a study suggests.A Chinese study has found a link between ... Read more...

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Your home is indeed where your heart is


March 30th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A study has observed how people tend to "fall in love" with a house once they come across their dream home.A massive 56 percent of buyers ... Read more...

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Abnormal breathing in sleep triggers hyperactivity in kids


March 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Young children who have difficulty in breathing while asleep tend to develop hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.The study, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that migraines may lead to depression in women


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that women who have migraine are 40 percent more likely to develop depression during their lifetime. The risk of developing the ... Read more...

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Ants can smell out rivals


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Weaver ants share a collective memory of odour of ants in rival nests, similar to how sports fans know one another instantly by their unique colours, ... Read more...

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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...

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Exercise can undo effects of maternal obesity


February 10th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Physical activity can help offsprings undo the negative metabolic effects passed on to them by their obese mothers, a study reveals.An overweight mother can powerfully impact ... Read more...

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E-prescribing slashes prescription errors


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Prescribing errors can be slashed by 66 percent with the introduction of electronic methods in hospitals.University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers reviewed 3,291 patient records ... Read more...

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MRI scan ‘better’ than invasive tests for heart patients


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A five-year study by the University of Leeds involving 752 patients has shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a more reliable way of ... Read more...

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Why H1N1 increased mortality in healthy kids?


November 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) During the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. A nationwide investigation in the US ... Read more...

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A new drug to reverse diabetes?


October 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) American researchers are working on a drug that could help prevent or even reserve Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease linked to ... Read more...

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Red wine compound can halt breast cancer


October 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) A compound found in red wine and grape skin, known to stave off heart attacks, also halts breast cancer in its tracks.Lab tests have shown that ... Read more...

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Drug creates lasting personality change


September 29th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) A single dose of drug psilocybin, a mushroom hallucinogen, was enough to bring about personality changes in nearly 60 percent of the people in a research. ... Read more...

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Sharks were once small, harmless fish


September 12th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) In popular imagination, sharks are fearsome predators looking for their next unfortunate victim. But researchers say many shark species were relatively small, harmless fishes living in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Menopause not linked to heart attack


September 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Ageing alone explains increasing number of deaths among women, which has nothing to do with the hormonal impact of menopause, researchers say. The findings by Johns ... Read more...

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Marriage, divorce play role in weight gain


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you have been thinking that you are putting on weight since being married, you are probably right. For, a research has found marriage and divorce ... Read more...

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Alcohol may be depriving you of sleep


August 16th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking alcohol before bedtime has long been viewed by many as one of the ways to sleep. But a new study has found that alcohol in ... Read more...

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Largest water body discovered in universe


July 24th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Astronomers have detected the largest water body in universe whose volume is enough to fill the earth's oceans by more than 100 trillion times.The water body ... Read more...

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Copper effective against new E. coli strains


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) The Escherichia coli (E-coli) outbreak in Germany shows that it is a strain seen for the first time, according to the World Health Organisation.However, the latest ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to sadness can cause depression relapse


May 31st, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) The brains of people who have been depressed can show whether they are likely to relapse, especially if they are experiencing mild sadness. "Part of what ... Read more...

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Overeating during pregnancy causes lifetime obesity


May 18th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Overeating during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to obesity for a lifetime, latest research has revealed.Study leader Abigail Fraser of Bristol University said women should avoid overeating, ... Read more...

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Defy ageing process with education


May 12th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Good education is the key to staying young and healthy, a study has shown.In contrast, people who leave school with no qualifications age much quicker, reports ... Read more...

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Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds living in cities have larger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that birds living in cities have larger brains while species with smaller brains are found almost exclusively in rural locations.Researchers at Sweden's ... Read more...

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Lost Mayan city discovered under Guatemala rain forest


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The ancient Maya city of Holtun, or Head of Stone, which has been hidden for centuries has been discovered under Guatemalan rain forest.According to research presented earlier ... Read more...

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Youths addicted to mobile phones, computers: Study


April 19th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Youngsters are inseparably hooked to gadgets like mobile phones and computers, with some so addicted that they seem to have lost a limb when they are ... Read more...

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More effective schizophrenia cure promised


April 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, can be tackled through the amino acid L-lysine, a study suggests. Preliminary research ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding moms not considered for jobs


April 17th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Breastfeeding may confer a number of health benefits on both mother and child, but it comes with a flip side - many consider such women as ... Read more...

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