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US cinema shooting suspect mentally ill, say attorneys


August 10th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) James Holmes, the suspect in Denver's midnight movie theatre shooting incident in the US state of Colorado, is "mentally ill", his attorneys have said.Twelve people were ... Read more...

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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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Katie Medley survives theatre shooting and then gives birth to a baby boy


July 24th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Denver, July 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A gunman went wild at a screening of the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and he killed 12 people and injured many. Katie and Caleb Medley had been ... Read more...

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Scientists discover microbes that survive extreme environment


June 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth and appear to have a different way of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

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Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese


May 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in ... Read more...

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Intense light reduces heart attack risks


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Intense white light may be the latest way to prevent heart attacks besides other ways like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), aspirin and clot-busters, according to a study."The ... Read more...

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Discovery could boost morphine’s effectiveness


April 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) A major discovery could open the way to more effective treatment of severe pain with the help of morphine, says a study. Morphine is an extremely ... Read more...

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Practice really does make you perfect


February 10th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Practice makes perfect is an old truism. And now science is proving that those who practise tasks repeatedly, especially after mastering them, exert less energy, performing ... Read more...

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Grape seed extract kills cancer cells


January 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Cancer cells, which kill nearly 12,000 people in the US alone every year and affect more than half a million worldwide, could be eradicated with grape ... Read more...

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Jaitapur n-plant site not immune to quake: Experts


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) Two leading geologists have warned that a magnitude 6-plus earthquake cannot be ruled out in Jaitapur - the proposed site of India's largest 9,900 MW nuclear ... Read more...

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Obama’s plan to ease student loan burden


October 27th, 2011 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday unveiled a plan that would help relieve the burden of students struggling to pay their loans."We should be doing everything ... Read more...

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Hormone to predict premature death


September 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) High levels of a specific hormone in a patient of kidney ailment can tell who will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely."This discovery allows ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise protects you from forgetting things


August 10th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Getting older by the day and you feel you're forgetting things? A bit of muscle flexing could help you, says a new research.The findings suggest moderate ... Read more...

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Melting ice turning the earth obese


July 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland is swelling the volume of oceans, with the excess water gravitating towards the equator, fattening the planet in its ... Read more...

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Strong quake may hit Kashmir by 2055: Expert


July 7th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 7 (IANS) A "great earthquake" measuring eight or above on the Richter scale may rock Jammu and Kashmir by 2055, a geologist warned Thursday.The state was hit by ... Read more...

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Early men stayed at home while their females worked


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Early species of cavemen who roamed the earth two million years ago did not go to work but stayed at home and looked after the kids, ... Read more...

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A new device to tap more solar energy invented


May 17th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) An engineer here claims to have invented a device that can tap solar energy more efficiently than a solar panel.The biggest failing of solar panels is ... Read more...

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Cutting fat may actually shorten your life


May 4th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that restricting fatty food may not lengthen the life span, as was widely believed, but may have a contrary effect, i.e. shortened life.Researchers ... Read more...

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Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere


May 4th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Liposuction if fraught with unwanted consequences that can turn other parts of a patient's body fatter. Even as the fat will not return to the areas ... Read more...

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Study reveals that liposuction fat comes back in a year


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study on the after effects of liposuction has managed to shock a lot of people. The results of the study revealed that all the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Presence of obese people prompts us to eat more


April 20th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Consumers are likely to gorge on food especially in the presence of someone who is overweight."Why do people often think back on a pleasant evening with ... Read more...

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We tend to eat more after seeing overweight people: Study


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new study has indicated that consumers will choose and eat more indulgent food after they see someone who is overweight-unless they consciously think about their health goals."Why ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Living at high altitude guards against heart disease


March 27th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) People living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from a heart disease and tend to live longer than others."If living in a lower ... Read more...

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How smells are detected and processed by the brain


March 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a previously unknown step in how odors are detected and processed by the brain.The four year study, focusing on how mice respond to odors, showed ... Read more...

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Stress levels can lower immunity through bacteria


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Stress levels can make you more vulnerable to illness by altering the composition of bugs living in your gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help ... Read more...

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Neanderthals penetrated into cold Europe without fire


March 15th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A review of supposed archaeological hearths in Europe have suggested humans expanded into cold northern climates without the warmth of fire.The second major finding of the study was ... Read more...

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Drug that stops progression of Parkinson’s disease in mice found


March 9th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a drug that stops the progression of Parkinson's disease in mice and is currently being tested on ... Read more...

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How the Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study shows that the Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.Mountains generally form where continental ... Read more...

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Jobless spouse can affect partner’s performance


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Stresses of an unemployed spouse can hurt the job performance of the partner but ignoring the stresses of a spouse's job search does not bode well for the ... Read more...

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Stress of unemployed spouse can affect job performance of other spouse


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The stress of an unemployed spouse can affect the productivity and home life of the employed partner, according to a new study.University of Colorado Boulder associate professor Maw-Der ... Read more...

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Study explores link between hypoxia and inflammation in athletes


February 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has explored the link between lack of oxygen, called hypoxia, and the inflammation that can injure or ... Read more...

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66pc permafrost to melt by 2200, speed up global warming in coming years


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has warned that global warming could cause up to two-thirds of the Earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, releasing carbon equal to half the emissions ... Read more...

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Two thirds of permafrost likely to melt by 2200


February 17th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Two-thirds of permafrost is likely to melt by 2200, thanks to global warming which will loft vast quantities of carbon into the air. "The carbon resides in permanently ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New measles vaccine that can be inhaled shows promise


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.The team was led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ... Read more...

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