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Label your fear to get over it


September 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Can describing your feelings when you are particularly stressed make you less anxious? A new study suggests it may very well be so.A new psychology study ... Read more...

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Handful of walnuts can boost love life


August 17th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) While having an apple a day is believed to be enough for keeping the doctor away, a US study has suggested a handful of walnuts a ... Read more...

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Forgiving and forgetting is good for heart


July 30th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Forgiving others, no matter how badly they may have hurt us, could actually prove to be beneficial for our health, a US study has found.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Women who flirt get better deal


July 29th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Feminine charm is a measurable phenomenon, scientists have established, with women who employ it enjoying the most success in negotiations, The Independent reported Sunday.Results from the ... Read more...

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Dried grapes as good as energy bars


July 26th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Raisins can help power the body when exercising just as well as expensive sports nutrient bars, a study suggests.The dried grapes give athletes all they need ... Read more...

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Being overweight does not carry higher death risk


July 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Those who are overweight need not worry - it does not necessarily carry a higher death risk, say researchers from the University of California-Davis.Compared to those ... Read more...

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Men aren’t hard-wired to be unfaithful after all?


June 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A study has undermined the long-accepted theory that men are hard-wired to be unfaithful while women seek monogamy.University of California researchers examined the fruit fly study ... Read more...

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Why women need reading glasses so early?


June 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Women end up requiring reading glasses early on because they hold books and other reading material closer to their eyes than men, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Promotion best for the heart!


June 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Employees with better promotion prospects are 20 percent less likely to suffer heart disease than those with slender chances of improving their situation. So says a ... Read more...

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Ignoring emails could be good for your heart


May 24th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Ignoring email messages altogether could have a positive effect on your heart as it will help reduce stress, a study suggests.Scientists who attached heart rate monitors ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Foes seem fearsome when holding a weapon


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Holding a weapon makes men look taller and more muscular, which only confirms what scrawny thugs have long known, new research says.Researchers, led by Daniel Fessler ... Read more...

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Chocolates may help you stay slim


March 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) People regularly eating chocolate tend to be thin, suggests a new study.The findings have been made from a study of nearly 1,000 people in the US ... Read more...

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Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real


March 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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School to equip students with iPads


March 27th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A top-tier high school in China is considering equipping its seniors with iPads, the first in China to do so, China Daily reported Tuesday.Starting in September, ... Read more...

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Discus thrower Seema Antil qualifies for London Olympics


March 25th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India's female discus thrower Seema Antil qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after she achieved the 'A' qualifying standard with a throw of 62.60 metres ... Read more...

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Parents can motivate kids into shedding weight


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Parents can motivate their obese children to shed weight by working out to knock off their unwanted pounds themselves, says a new study."We looked at things ... Read more...

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Phone scanner detects if leftover food is safe


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A mobile phone that can detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to a store near you, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Statins stave off depression in heart patients


February 26th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins are less likely to develop depression than those who did not. Mary Whooley, professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

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Injectable gel to heal damaged hearts


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A new injectable hydrogel could safely and effectively heal any damage caused by heart attacks and help minimise invasive surgeries. The hydrogel would open a new ... Read more...

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Deaf quicker at catching body language


January 13th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Deaf people who rely on sign language are quicker at catching on to body language than people with normal hearing, reveals a study. The latest study ... Read more...

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Bug’s signal helps its army as also alert target


December 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A signal emanating from invading bugs not only helps them organise but also alerts their intended target, the rice plants, to activate their defence mechanisms! This ... Read more...

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Occupy Oakland protestors find a new camp for their campaign


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oakland, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Occupy Oakland protesters have found a new camp for their campaign. The group made up of about 30 protesters have camped at a foreclosed property in Oakland. ... Read more...

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Mirror trick could ease arthritis pain


November 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Arthritic pain can be eased by an optical illusion relying on mirrors to trick the brain. A simple trick makes it seem as if the painful ... Read more...

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Foetus can sense mum’s mental condition


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how brain cells keep us awake


November 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified brain cells that respond to bright light, secreting a substance that keeps us wake. Jerome Siegel, professor of psychiatry at the University of ... Read more...

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California varsity woos Indian students


November 4th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The University of California - Irvine (UCI) has launched courses in engineering and biology in a bid to attract Indian students, a statement said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Oscar producer Gilbert Cates dies at 77


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Gilbert Cates, the US film and stage director who produced a record 14 Academy Award shows, has died at the age of 77.The famous producer was ... Read more...

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UTV to produce ‘Delhi Belly’ writer’s film


October 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Scriptwriter Akshat Verma, who received critical acclaim for his debut project "Delhi Belly", is all set to don the director's hat for a comic-thriller that will ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear fallout has far-reaching effects in San Francisco


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Japanese nuclear disaster had far reaching impact on the planet than many people thought. Scientists in San Francisco Bay have confirmed that radioactive materials from the ... Read more...

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Genes that regenerate nerves after injury isolated


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Biologists have identified 76 genes that play a vital role in regenerating nerves after injury. This opens the way to develop therapies to repair spinal cord ... Read more...

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Douglas to be honoured with award for film excellence


September 9th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Actor Michael Douglas will be honoured with Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.The Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film serves as a fundraiser for ... Read more...

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Last chance to view the Supernova


September 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space watchers around the world will have the last chance to take a look at the new supernova on the 8th of September. The supernova is located ... Read more...

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Nursing mothers more aggressive in defending babies


September 1st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Breast-feeding moms seem to protect their infants and themselves far more aggressively than women who bottle feed babies.Breast feeding gives women the extra courage they need ... Read more...

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Dream big to live happily


August 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Ambitious people with high goals lead a more satisfactory life than those who have low expectations and thus often end up leading a miserable life, a ... Read more...

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