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Single kids likely to be obese?


September 18th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) A single child has a more than 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese than those with siblings, as borne out by a study ... Read more...

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‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

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Heavy use of mobile, PC affects sleep, mental health


June 12th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 12 (IANS) Youths who heavily use mobile phones and computers run a greater risk of sleep disturbances, stress and affecting their mental health. "Public health advice should, therefore, ... Read more...

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Low-carb diet may not be good for heart: Study


June 11th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) A low-carbohydrate diet may not be good for the heart as it has been linked with higher cholesterol levels, a study says.The research, conducted in Sweden ... Read more...

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Most people brush their teeth the wrong way


May 16th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) Almost all Swedes regularly brush with fluoride toothpaste, yet only one in 10 knows how to wield the brush to prevent tooth decay. In two separate ... Read more...

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Playing basketball, soccer staves off Osteoporosis


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 7 (IANS) Young men who play load bearing games such as volleyball and basketball for four hours a week or more increase bone mass, which may ensure protection ... Read more...

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A third of men on Facebook provoke others


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 3 (IANS) Women spend 81 minutes daily on Facebook, writing more about emotions and relationships, while men devoted 64 minutes per day. What's more, a third of ... Read more...

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Rubbing toothpaste on gums protects against cavities


March 28th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Brushing your teeth twice daily may be sensible advice, but rubbing toothpaste on your gums after lunch also hugely lowers the risk of developing cavities."Rubbing toothpaste ... Read more...

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Music de-stresses, evokes positive emotions


March 6th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 6 (IANS) Listening to music daily can evoke positive emotions and bring down your stress levels, being a simple and effective way to enhance well-being and health.The thesis ... Read more...

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Tapping spirituality to reset corporate goals


January 4th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 4 (IANS) The global economic meltdown, for which corporate greed in the developed world is mainly blamed, seems to be prompting management experts to bank on spirituality ... Read more...

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Old people more outgoing, sexually active


November 1st, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) As the number of elderly rises worldwide, researchers find that old people today have more sex, are more likely to be divorced, are cleverer and feel ... Read more...

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Fewer calories spell longer life, protection from diabetes


November 1st, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Consuming fewer calories can benefit you in a number of ways -- it can slow down ageing and keep at bay cancer and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Watching another being caressed acts as turn-on


October 18th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Humans love and enjoy sensual caresses but the brain reacts just as powerfully to seeing another person being caressed, new research says.Being gently caressed by another ... Read more...

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Sea urchins see with their body - minus eyes


July 1st, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Sea urchins are one of the rarest of creatures who can see with their whole body, without any eyes.Previous studies have shown that they have a ... Read more...

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Pill doesn’t cause weight gain among women


June 9th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) There is some cheerful news for the figure conscious young women who are on the contraceptive pill - it doesn't actually cause weight gain.Many women want ... Read more...

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Traits that job ads seek unchanged over 50 years


May 24th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Advertisements for jobs still seek traits like "able to cooperate, driven and independent," characteristics virtually unchanged since the 1950s, according to a thesis.Karin Helgesson from University ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Plastic toys can harm your children


May 17th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Plastic toys could be injurious to your child's health -- these plastic products can release dangerous chemicals, a recent study has claimed.One out of three plastic ... Read more...

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Youngsters are sexually active by 16 but only half use protection


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study has found that most youngsters make their sexual debut at the average age of 16, but only half use condoms.The survey on the sexual habits, attitudes ... Read more...

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Immediate treatment by physiotherapist can alleviate future back problems


April 19th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has found that getting immediate treatment for recurring low back pain from a physiotherapist can help reduce problems.The study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden said ... Read more...

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More effective schizophrenia cure promised


April 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, can be tackled through the amino acid L-lysine, a study suggests. Preliminary research ... Read more...

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New technique to identify potential atherosclerosis risk found


April 12th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new technique, which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, has been discovered.The movement of the carotid artery can reveal the risk ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance spreads rapidly between bacteria: Study


April 12th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A research team at the University of Gothenburg in cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology has indicated that the part of bacterial DNA that often carries antibiotic resistance ... Read more...

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Just four out of ten patients know they have genital herpes


April 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has found that just four out of ten patients with genital herpes actually knew that they had the disorder.The study, from the University of Gothenburg, ... Read more...

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Soon, oestrogen therapy with no side-effects!


April 12th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found a way of utilising the positive effects of oestrogen in mice so that only the skeleton is acted on.Oestrogen is the hormone that principally ... Read more...

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Genes a crucial factor in urinary incontinence


April 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study of twins at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) has revealed that genetic factors can explain half of people's susceptibility to urinary incontinence.Urinary incontinence ... Read more...

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Novel way to identify heart disease earlier during sleep found


April 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that a specially customised pulse oximeter attached to the finger can be used to detect changes in heart ... Read more...

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Genetic changes responsible for sweet tooth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that the substance ghrelin, which plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating, ... Read more...

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Womb transplants possible next year: Expert


March 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Womb transplants that would allow childless women to have babies could be possible early next year, according to a medical expert. The forecast will bring hope ... Read more...

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Indian river turned into ‘hotspot for dumped drugs’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An Indian river has turned into a dumping ground for drugs from a waste-water treatment plant in Patancheru, near Hyderabad.The continual discharge of antibiotic-contaminated water has created a ... Read more...

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Play was central element of people’s lives in Mohenjodaro 4000yrs back


February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An archaeology thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that play was a central element of people's lives even 4000 years ago.Elke Rogersdotter is investigating the ... Read more...

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Verbal methods of lie detection work better than non-verbal ones


February 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that verbal methods of lie detection may work far better than non-verbal ones.Aldert Vrij of the University of Portsmouth, Anders Granhag of the ... Read more...

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Genes of the immune system linked to increased risk of mental illness


February 8th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has revealed that genes linked to the immune system can affect healthy people's personality traits as well as the ... Read more...

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Every 10th find in Indus Valley Civilisation games-related


February 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Every 10th find from the ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation 4,000 years ago relates to some sort of game, says a recent study from Sweden. Elke Rogersdotter ... Read more...

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Women involved in leisure activities consume less alcohol


February 8th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that women who are satisfied with everyday life and are involved in leisure activities rarely have problems with alcohol.Occupational ... Read more...

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