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Blueberries help build sturdy bones


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Blueberry compounds help build sturdy, healthy bones, if results from studies on lab rats also hold true for humans.Jin-Ran Chen, assistant professor in paediatrics, ... Read more...

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Now, cheap, efficient method to convert algae into renewable fuel


March 6th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of Arkansas researchers have developed a method for converting common algae into butanol-a renewable fuel that can be used in existing combustible engines."We can make cars go. ... Read more...

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How companies can perk up depressed workers during recession


November 30th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers in business and management have formulated a model of how employee engagement could change during an economic downturn.The model could help management identify and acknowledge the ... Read more...

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Graphic images on cigarette packs influence intentions to quit smoking


November 14th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Highly graphic images of the negative consequences of smoking have the greatest impact on smokers' intentions to quit, say researchers at the University of Arkansas, Villanova University and ... Read more...

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Don’t blame greenhouse gas emissions on dairy cows


October 17th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Dairy industry is responsible for only about 2.0 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.The study, led by the University of Arkansas in ... Read more...

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Blueberries could help fight hardening of the arteries


September 30th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Start eating blueberries if you have atherosclerosis, for the humble fruit can actually help fight artery hardening associated with the disease, revealed a study with laboratory mice.The research ... Read more...

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Saunas ’safe in moderation, lethal if taken too much’


August 12th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Hot steam in a closed room at the end of a harrowing day may be your idea of relaxation, but taking too much sauna may be lethal, say ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees kill for territory


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Bands of chimpanzees violently kill others from rival groups in a bid to expand their own territory, says a new research which provides the first definitive evidence for ... Read more...

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Dreaming, waking brain mechanisms could be key to new stimulants


June 4th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists may be able to develop more effective anaesthetics and stimulants by studying the brain's waking and dreaming mechanisms, according to a new study.Neuroscientists at the University of ... Read more...

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Simplified test for early breast cancer detection on the anvil


April 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A library of synthetically produced antibodies that can detect and rapidly validate proteins secreted by breast cancer cells is being built by University of Arkansas researchers.The researchers' work ... Read more...

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To enjoy symphony, skip the program notes


April 11th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Reading program notes before hearing music can significantly lessen a listener's enjoyment, says a new study."Listeners are less likely to simply let the music wash over them if ... Read more...

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Five-step plan for Obama to help give up smoking


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Experts have come up with a five-step plan to help smokers around the world, including US President Barack Obama, quit smoking.Susan Rausch, health educator at the Pat ... Read more...

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Age, not decrease in estrogen, behind osteoporosis


March 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have identified an age-related mechanism - not a decrease of the hormone estrogen - as the primary culprit ... Read more...

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: ‘19th Duggar baby doing well’


January 29th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Little Rock, Jan 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The stars of “18 Kids and Counting” who have had their 19th baby – Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have revealed to the media that ... Read more...

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Duggar Family Show Put On Hold


January 21st, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For most of the parents, one child is perfect. However, for the couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, 19 children are not enough. They want to ... Read more...

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Bimusicalism in untrained listeners revealed


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Researchers have unwrapped the first evidence for bimusicalism in untrained music listeners.Elizabeth Margulis, who studies music cognition, University of Arkansas, and colleagues Patrick C.M. Wong and Anil K. ... Read more...

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The 19th Duggar kid - Josie Duggar is a month old


January 12th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Little Rock, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 19th kid of the Duggars – Josie Duggar is a month old now. Josie was born 3 months premature on 10th of December 2009. ... Read more...

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Duggar Baby No.19 Spends Christmas With Her Family


December 27th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Arkansas, Dec.27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the newest member of the Duggar family, Josie Brooklyn had to spent her first Christmas in a hospital, her family decided to make the occasion ... Read more...

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Duggar Baby No. 19 Josie Brooklyn is a Christmas miracle


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arkansas, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This can well be called a Christmas miracle, because the 19th Duggar baby came into this world 3 months early, at just 25 weeks, but ... Read more...

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Duggar baby no. 19 Josie Brooklyn is under constant surveillance


December 22nd, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arkansas, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) She was due in March, but she arrived almost 3 months premature into this world, but thankfully she is doing well. Michelle Duggar’s daughter Josie Brooklyn ... Read more...

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Duggar Baby No. 19 Josie Brooklyn doing well


December 21st, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arkansas, Dec date (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michelle Duggar’s daughter Josie Brooklyn who is the Duggar Baby no. 19 is doing well, despite being born quite prematurely at just 25 weeks. Josie is still ... Read more...

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US ’supermom’ gives birth to 19th child


December 12th, 2009 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Dec 12 (DPA) An American reality TV star has given birth to her 19th child following an emergency C-section, it was announced. Michelle Duggar, star of 18 Kids and Counting, The ... Read more...

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Duggars welcome their baby no. 19 by emergency C-section


December 12th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arkansas, Dec 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 19th baby for the Duggars popped in a bit early at just 25 weeks. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar welcomed their daughter Josie Brooklyn, who ... Read more...

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Student, faculty researchers capturing history of Tibetans in exile


December 5th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Fayetteville (Arkansas, US), Dec. 5 (ANI): Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Tibetan monk who teaches at the University of Arkansas, Sidney Burris and 15 students from the university, are working on a text ... Read more...

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Earth formed from meteoritic material, say scientists


November 14th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): A University of Arkansas professor and his colleagues have shown that the Earth's mantle contains the same isotopic signatures from magnesium as meteorites do, suggesting that the planet ... Read more...

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Ancient “Lucy” ate a different diet than previously believed


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have said that a research examining microscopic marks on the teeth of the "Lucy" species suggests that the ancient hominid ... Read more...

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Nanotubes can boost plant growth


October 5th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): If the results of a new research are anything to go by, carbon nanotubes are able fertilizers that can boost germination in plants.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Steroid use by bodybuilders not dependant on body image concerns


July 1st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Steroid use is not necessary to be heavily concerned with muscularity and leanness, suggest researchers.According to Timothy Baghurst, a visiting assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of ... Read more...

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Computer games can leave you sleepless, sick


June 11th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Playing computer games for more than seven hours a week can leave you sleepless, and vulnerable to health problems, say scientists.The doctors believe that the bright light from ... Read more...

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Gaming addicts suffer from poor sleep hygiene, increased sleepiness


June 8th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Gamers who are hooked on to their computers or consoles for more than seven hours a week, and who identified themselves as addicts, tend to sleep less during ... Read more...

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General public’s ability to spot wanted fugitives is 7 percent: Study


April 26th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): The general public's ability to correctly identify wanted fugitives is as low as 7 percent, according to a new study.Researchers from University of Arkansas conducted a series of ... Read more...

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Surgeon removes kidney, prostate through single, small incision


April 25th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A surgeon has become the first US national to use the da Vinci Surgical System robot to remove a patient's cancerous kidney and cancerous prostate through a single, ... Read more...

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Junk food makes kids fatter but merrier


April 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Fast food and soft drinks may be fattening children but they are also making them merrier, a new study has found. One way of tackling childhood obesity ... Read more...

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Junk food makes kids fatter, but happier


April 15th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Burgers, pizzas, chips and soft drinks might be making children fatter but they also make them happy, concludes a new study.According to Professor Hung-Hao Chang from National Taiwan ... Read more...

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Nutritional data on restaurant menus leads to healthier choices


April 1st, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Providing calorie and nutrient information on restaurant menus and menu boards influences consumers' food-related evaluations and choices, a new study has found."Using only the sense of taste, smell, ... Read more...

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