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‘30 minutes of daily exercise enough to lower weight’


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 23 (IANS) Thirty minutes of daily exercise provides an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as does a 60-minute routine, according to a Danish research.Forty percent ... Read more...

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Ice age to interglacial period: Greatest climate change


July 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 24 (IANS) The greatest climate change ever recorded by the world over the last 100,000 years has been the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial ... Read more...

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Diabetics face four times greater TB risk


July 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 10 (IANS) A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB ... Read more...

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Experts find new evidence supporting John the Baptist bones theory


June 15th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sveti Ivan Island, June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeology experts have found new evidence that the remains discovered in the ruins of a Bulgaria 5th century monastery belong to St John the Baptist. ... Read more...

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Non oral contraceptives carry higher clot risks


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 11 (IANS) Certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives, skin patches, implants and vaginal rings carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than others, says a new study. Several studies ... Read more...

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Finnish professor charged with spying for Russia


April 14th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Finnish academic has been charged by Denmark with aiding alleged Russian spies in Copenhagen.According to Finland's national broadcaster YLE, 49-year-old Timo Kivimäki was first ... Read more...

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Biodiversity crisis overshadows climate changes


January 20th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The challenges of conserving the world's species against their rapid decline are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change, scientists ... Read more...

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Encounter with bugs gears infants against allergies


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Infants who encounter a wide range of bacteria are less at risk of developing allergies later in life."In our study of over 400 children, we observed ... Read more...

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Some pills more likely to cause blood clots


October 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Certain contraceptive pills are more likely to cause serious blood clots, new research says.One such clot is VTE or venous thromboembolism. This forms in the deep ... Read more...

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Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by 2100


October 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by the end of the century and by another 180 cm over the next four centuries, submerging many low-lying ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mosquitoes disappear in some parts of Africa


August 31st, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have been left baffled with reports that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, BBC reported.Figures in the Malaria Journal say control methods ... Read more...

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Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful


July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chemist solves riddle of killer anthrax, meningitis


June 24th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Anthrax, septicemia and meningitis are some of the planet's most lethal infections. Now a chemist has uncovered the mechanism behind these deadly infections.Christian Marcus Pedersen from ... Read more...

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Vitamin D boosts sperm quality


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Would-be fathers should spend time under the sun as its exposure boosts sperm quality, say experts.A study of 340 men found that vitamin D, produced by ... Read more...

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Box jellyfish have 4 unique eyes to view world above the water!


April 30th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists have known for more than a century that box jellyfish had a unique array of eyes. It was known that they could rely on vision to respond ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

EPO doping ‘can cut cerebral malaria related deaths’


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): EPO- the doping drug known from professional cycling- can significantly reduce cerebral malaria related deaths, according to the researchers at the University of Copenhagen.When more than 700,000 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wasting time on Internet at work makes you ‘a better employee’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): A Danish study has claimed that wasting time on the Internet might actually be beneficial to the work environment.Scientists at the University of Copenhagen divided a selection of ... Read more...

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Early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease revealed in dream sleep


March 29th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Danish researchers have discovered that very early symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be revealed in dream or REM sleep.Parkinson's disease is a brain disease best known for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green rust can guard groundwater from radioactive contamination


March 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Neptunium, a waste product from uranium reactors, could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into groundwater - even five million years after it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactivity


March 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Neptunium, a radioactive waste product from uranium reactors, can be captured now. It could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New vaccine technology shows promise against hepatitis C virus


February 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): University of Copenhagen scientists have succeeded in developing a vaccine, which provides future hope for medical protection from hepatitis C.In this type of hepatitis the virus hides in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even infants understand social dominance: Study


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Copenhagen and Harvard University have found that infants less than one year old understand social dominance and use relative size to predict who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Curved carbon to pave way for future nanoelectronics


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new scientific discovery has paved the way for unprecedented control over the spin of electrons and may have a big impact on applications for spin-based nanoelectronics.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beware! Your partner’s nagging could invite heartache


December 24th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) This could be a valid reason for your partner to stop nagging -- it significantly increases your risk of suffering angina. Angina is a pain or discomfort in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study examines socio-economic consequences of sleep disorders


December 18th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research has examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia, revealing that ... Read more...

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Human body can create its own vaccine to boost the immune system


December 15th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the human body can create its own vaccine, which boosts the immune system and helps prevent chronic inflammatory diseases.Researchers at the Biotech Research and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anaesthetic gasses also contribute to global warming: Scientists


December 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Atmosphere scientists have warned that anaesthetic gasses that are conveniently used during surgeries have a global warming potential.These gases are as harmful for the environment as a refrigerant, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the man who goes temporarily blind every time he has sex


November 30th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A man, whose identity could not be revealed, was forced to seek medical help after temporarily losing his sight every time he had sex.As per the NCBI ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Researchers crack dietary code for weight loss


November 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) If you really want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins with more lean meat, low-fat dairy products and fewer white bread ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

World’s largest diet study finally solves obesity riddle


November 25th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): University of Copenhagen researchers have finally solved the obesity riddle.If you want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins with more lean ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dopamine model could aid treatment of schizophrenia, drug addiction


October 21st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine - the model could be used to understand drug ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria linked to asthma attacks in children


October 8th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Danish Paediatric Asthma Centre (DPAC) at the University of Copenhagen and Gentofte Hospital have discovered that bacterial infections can cause asthma attacks.The discovery could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Umbilical cord blood not the right indicator to measure allergy risk


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): While testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy, researchers have found that the biomarker in the blood that indicates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress can ‘control the activity of our genes’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Stress that affects your entire body and mind can also arise at the cellular level after exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke, bacterial toxins, possibly causing cellular diseases.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is it possible to predict future climate change?


August 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Climate change is a topic for hot debate across countries right now, but is it possible to predict future climate change?Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute at the University ... Read more...

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