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Windows killing 22 million birds in Canada


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) As many as 22 million birds are killed in Canada every year after colliding with glass windows, vastly depleting their numbers, a study says.Objects as seemingly ... Read more...

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Kidney stones double risk of dialysis


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Kindey stones could double the risk of dialysis or kidney transplant later in life for people who have had them, says a study.University of Alberta faculty ... Read more...

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Salty diets tied to kidney stones, osteoporosis


July 25th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 25 (IANS) People eating high salt diets tend to develop kidney stones and osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to increased risk of fracture, says a study.Principal investigator ... Read more...

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‘Bad to invest in firms with political ties’


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 23 (IANS) Politically connected companies with excess cash holdings may be placing political interests before profitability, a study says.The company may pay to invest, but it might be ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may elevate bladder cancer risk


July 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) Pioglitazone, a drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes, may also elevate bladder cancer risk, says a new Canadian research. In a bid to link pioglitazone ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acid boosts brainpower


June 29th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA in fish boosts our memory and brainpower, says a study.Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team from the University of ... Read more...

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Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels secret of T.rex’s fearsome snarl


March 19th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The most fearsome feature of any T. rex's full-sized model is its array of massive flesh-ripping, bone-crushing teeth. But scientists have now discovered that beyond the ... Read more...

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Jagged teeth lent cutting edge to T. Rex ferocity


February 29th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 29 (IANS) Serrated teeth lent an unparalled cutting-edge to T. Rex, the most fearsome dinosaur, says a new study. Until recently, most researchers only noted the varying size ... Read more...

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Thinning of bones linked to heart failure


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 3 (IANS) Heart failure could also be linked to thinning of bones (osteoporosis), an offshoot of old age. "Our study demonstrates for the first time that heart failure ... Read more...

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Saffron may help protect brain cells from lasting damage


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) A key ingredient in the Indian spice saffron may potentially protect brain cells from diseases involving neuro-inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Inflammation is a protective ... Read more...

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Food in small packets make people eat more


October 28th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) People tend to eat more of a particular food item when it comes in small packs rather than regular sizes, especially when it comes to chocolates ... Read more...

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Can it hurt consumers to tell white lies?


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid offending service providers are actually shielding those who inconvenience them. "Most consumers have told an inquiring server that ... Read more...

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Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest evidence unearthed by scientists. The most primitive form of aerobic respiring ... Read more...

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A dinosaur who was speedy hunter


October 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 16 (IANS) Carnotaurus, a seven-meter-long flesh-eating dinosaur with a huge tail muscle, was one of the fastest hunters, says new research.A scrutiny of the tail bones of Carnotaurus ... Read more...

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Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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Natural compound prevents diabetes


September 4th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in grapes, mulberries and peanuts is effective against diabetes, claims a study.Resveratrol has been shown to extend the lifespan of many ... Read more...

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Go by gut feeling, you would be right


August 31st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) While setting goals one should go by his or her gut feeling, as more often than not it will be right, say researchers.According to a study ... Read more...

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Brain protein shows promise in checking obesity


August 10th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Research by an Indian-origin scientist has shown that brain protein may actually hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar under control and keep unwanted ... Read more...

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Seafood could carry toxic levels of mercury


April 28th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) That succulent lobster you order at a fancy restaurant might be carrying toxic levels of mercury.University of Alberta researchers found that harmless inorganic mercury, discharged by ... Read more...

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Indian American Satish Tripathi appointed US varsity president


April 21st, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Reputed Indian American computer scientist Satish K. Tripathi, a Banaras Hindu University alumnus, has been appointed president of the prestigious University at Buffalo (UB) in New ... Read more...

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Heart needs exercise not rest after heart attack, claims study


April 15th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has found that early exercise as well as prolonged exercise is the best remedy for patients who have suffered a heart attack.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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After heart attack, some exercise helps


April 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Early and prolonged exercise and not rest seems to be the best option after a heart attack.A new study shows that the heart tends to become ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants use found to have long-term benefits


April 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): An epidemiologist has suggested that the use of anti-depressants may have long-term benefits.Ian Colman, an epidemiologist in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, reviewed ... Read more...

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Combination ACE inhibitor therapy raises risk of kidney failure, death


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has warned that elderly patients who have been prescribed combination angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Here’s what signing your name means in the marketplace


March 18th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new study has found that signing your name on the dotted line heightens your sense of self and leads to purchase behavior that affirms your self-identity.However, ... Read more...

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Swipe your mobile 3 times a day with saline wipes to keep it bacteria-free


March 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Swiping your pager or cell phone just three times with a simple tissue moistened with saline would help you get rid of most of the bacteria, according to ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to sex hormone linked with genius


March 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) High IQ in some people may be linked to exposure of sex hormone in the womb, says a new study. University of Alberta researcher Marty Mrazik, ... Read more...

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Genius linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone


March 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta has said that being bright is linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone.According to Marty Mrazik, in the same ... Read more...

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7000-yr-old remains of Siberian dog show ‘canine lived with humans’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Experts have found 7000-year-old remains of a Husky-like dog in Siberia that suggest that people saw it as a thinking, social being.They believe it probably lived and died ... Read more...

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Diets high in fish oil ‘help maintain weight during chemotherapy’


February 28th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has found that fish oil may help cancer patients-who undergo tremendous weight loss during chemotherapy-regain weight.Researchers suspect that supplementing the diet with fish oil-which contains ... Read more...

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Fish oil fights weight loss from chemotherapy


February 28th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Supplementing diet with fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. The process can cause cancer patients to lose ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 compounds detected in blood samples


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have detected the presence of a mind boggling 4,229 compounds in human blood samples, up from the dozen or so listed medically, based on a three-year exhaustive ... Read more...

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Cannabis ingredient ‘can boost cancer patients’ appetites, sense of taste’


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the active ingredient in cannabis can help cancer patients regain their appetites and sense of taste.Loss of appetite is common among cancer ... Read more...

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Polar bear births could plummet due to climate change


February 9th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Researchers have studied the reproductive ecology of polar bears in Hudson Bay and have linked declining litter sizes with loss of sea ice.The University of Alberta researchers Peter ... Read more...

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