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Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

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Breastfed babies ‘grow up to be more intelligent’


March 14th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent, suggests a new study.The most comprehensive British study of breastfeeding to date has shown that it continues to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes linking puberty to body fat in women discovered


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women.Many of these genes are also known to act on ... Read more...

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Nice guys actually get the girl in the end


October 14th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): New research suggests that nice guys really do finish first when it comes to getting the girl.According to psychologists, traits such as selflessness and altruism have become part ... Read more...

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6-year-old kids with squint less likely to be invited to b’day parties


August 19th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has found that six year old kids with a squint are significantly less likely to be invited to birthday parties than their peers with normally ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to develop problems with alcohol use


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Religiosity can moderate genetic effects on problem alcohol use during adolescence, says a new study.The heritability of an alcohol-related phenotype (measurable and/or observable traits or behaviours) depends upon ... Read more...

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Genetic factors tied to gambling disorders in both sexes


June 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Genetic factors may be associated with development of gambling disorders in men and women, a new study.To investigate potential genetic and environmental risk factors for development of disordered ... Read more...

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Genes determine our face recognition ability


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Our genes determine our ability to recognise faces, according to a study at UCL (University College London).In the study, scientists found that identical twins were twice as similar ... Read more...

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Smoking, weight linked to skin ageing


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): A new study conducted on twins has shown that smoking, weight and not using sunscreen is linked to sun damage and ageing of skin on the face.Kathryn ... Read more...

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‘You’ll live longer if you look young’


December 14th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): A new study ha shown that people who look young for their age enjoy a longer life than those who look older than their years.The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Twin study sheds new light on links between depression and coronary artery disease


August 4th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Studying how major depression and coronary artery disease interact over time and in twin pairs, scientists have painted a more complex picture of the associations between the conditions.A ... Read more...

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Rock-solid self-confidence is in the genes


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): If you always attributed a rock-solid self-confidence to upbringing and other environmental factors then better think again, for an unshakeable self belief is in the genes, according to ... Read more...

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Sleep duration linked to weight gain


June 12th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): According to a new study, Body Mass Index (BMI) varies as a function of habitual sleep duration.The study has been presented at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting ... Read more...

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Stress-induced sleep genetically linked to intrusive thinking


June 9th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Genetic factors behind increased sleep problems during times of stress are the same as those responsible for intrusive and ruminative thoughts leading to insomnia in people, according to ... Read more...

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Anxiety, depression and insomnia are genetically linked


June 8th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that anxiety, depression, and insomnia are genetically linked.Dr. Phillip Gehrman, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School Of ... Read more...

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Genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young kids found


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): British scientists have for the first time found a genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young children.Researchers at Goldsmiths College in London say that genetics ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder in kids, depression genetically linked


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Genetics could help explain the link between sleep problems in early life and later development of depression, according to a study. Results of the study show that sleep ... Read more...

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Olive leaf extract can help lower BP


August 27th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): An olive leaf extract can lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to a new study.According to the study, taking 1000mg of ... Read more...

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Voluntary physical activity seems not to reduce anxiety, depression


August 5th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): They say exercising is a good way to cheer up your mood, but a new research has challenged this notion by suggesting that voluntary physical activity does ... Read more...

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Exercise doesn’t seem to ease anxiety, depression


August 5th, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Exercise doesn't seem to ease anxiety or depression, says a recent study conducted in the Netherlands among twins, one of whom exercised, while the other didn't. Marleen HM ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists uncover protein biomarker for schizophrenia risk


July 9th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the UK-based University of Cambridge say that a protein found in immune cells may be a reliable marker for schizophrenia risk.Sabine Bahn of the ... Read more...

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Homosexual behaviour largely shaped by genetics, environmental factors


June 30th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A new study of twins suggests that genetics and random environmental factors play a significant role in the development of homosexual behaviour.Published in the scientific journal Archives ... Read more...

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Genes, environs shape gay behaviour


June 29th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) The world's biggest study on twins has thrown up enough evidence to suggest that a combination of genes and environmental factors shape homosexual behaviour. The study, led by ... Read more...

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Lifestyle can change gene activity, cause insulin resistance


June 20th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 20 (ANI): In a study of identical twins, Finnish researchers have found that lifestyle contributes more than heredity in altering gene activity, which in turn can lead to ... Read more...

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Genes, environment contribute differently to drinking among teens


May 6th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new twins study by researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen have suggested that genes and the environment contribute differently to drinking among young adolescents.The study demonstrated that ... Read more...

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Study casts light on role of genetics, environment in alcohol dependence


April 4th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new study on 3,546 female twins has revealed that genetic and environmental factors differently influence the 'pathway of risk' leading to alcohol dependence (AD).Carolyn E. Sartor, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Half of our happiness lies in our genes


March 5th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Happiness in life is as much attributable to having the right genetic mix as it is to external factors such as relationships, health and careers, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes may be responsible for age-related hearing loss


November 15th, 2007 - 5:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study of twins has revealed that genes play a significant role in the level of hearing loss that often appears in late middle age.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Viruses may be behind obesity in humans


November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
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