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Clouds to help tame hurricanes


August 24th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Hurricanes are among the most destructive natural forces on earth, but now scientists are working to tame their fury - through clouds.Rather than seeding storm clouds ... Read more...

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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Space dust changing weather conditions?


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this ... Read more...

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Having a friend helps stick to resolutions


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) People begin New Year resolutions seriously enough -- only to abandon them midway. But having a friend can boost the likelihood of sticking to them, suggests ... Read more...

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MRI scan ‘better’ than invasive tests for heart patients


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A five-year study by the University of Leeds involving 752 patients has shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a more reliable way of ... Read more...

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Legs - vital clues in heart failure


November 1st, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Doctors tend to treat heart muscles when the organ reels under an attack, overlooking the condition of the legs, which could provide vital clues in treating ... Read more...

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Social exclusion fuelled looting, arson in London: Experts


August 10th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Social exclusion and breakdown of law and order could have spurred looters to disregard social norms, a media report said, quoting experts Tuesday."Many of the people ... Read more...

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Buying herbal products can be harmful


August 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) If you thought herbal supplements were safe by virtue of being 'natural,' then you could be wrong. They do have side effects, says a new research. ... Read more...

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Laughter is the best medicine


March 10th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Laughter is a tonic that speeds up healing by boosting blood circulation in patients, say researchers.A five-year study of patients with leg ulcers has established that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Laughter is the best medicine for patients with leg ulcers


March 9th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): For patients with venous leg ulcers, the best prescription is good quality nursing care - and the occasional belly laugh!According to a five-year study, led from the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

13 genes behind heart disease uncovered


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 7 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered 13 genes linked to increased risks of coronary artery disease (CAD).CAD symptoms include chest pain, also called angina, shortness of breath during exercise, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dead bones give clues to heal back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The bones of people long dead could be the key to healing chronic back pain, says a new research. It is combining the latest computer modelling ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Old bones being used in development of new treatments for modern back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists are using the bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago for the development of new treatments for chronic back pain.The work is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2 severe Amazon droughts in 5 years stir climate fear


February 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that two severe and unexpected droughts in the Amazon basin in just five years have devastated the region's rainforests, and could make global ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic study sheds light on how humans colonised the Pacific


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): University of Leeds researchers have found new evidence that may overturn the current theories of how humans colonised the Pacific.The islands of Polynesia were first inhabited around 3,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amazon droughts alarm scientists


February 4th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) The 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region's rainforests than the unusual 2005 drought that was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event.Analyses ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously believed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Second-hand Smoke To Be Banned In Cars Carrying Kids?


January 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has indicated that children can become vulnerable to second hand smoke while they are in a car. The researchers also think that irrespective ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New dye will end running colours in laundry


December 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) It is the bane of any laundry day - the stray red sock that finds its way into a load of white clothing leaving it an unintended shade ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Media coverage on HIV/AIDS down by 70pc in developed world: Study


November 30th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that media coverage on HIV/AIDS has fallen by more than 70 percent in developed countries over the last 20 years.While in ... Read more...

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TB-drugome may pave way for anti-TB drug discovery


November 9th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has discovered that one-third of the drugs examined have the potential to be repurposed to treat tuberculosis and many currently unexploited M. tuberculosis proteins could ... Read more...

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Keyhole bowel cancer surgery is safe and effective: Study


November 5th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A new research by University of Leeds has suggested that laparoscopic or 'keyhole' surgery is a safe, effective way of removing bowel tumours and should be offered to ... Read more...

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Scorpion sting could be used to stop heart bypass failures


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers have said that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing.Margatoxin, from the venom of the Central American bark scorpion, proved ... Read more...

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100-million-year-old gene mutation provides snapshot of evolution


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a snapshot of evolution in progress, by tracing how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts ... Read more...

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Large-scale crop failures to increase under climate change, finds study


October 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that large-scale crop failures like the one that caused the recent Russian wheat crisis are likely to become more common under climate change ... Read more...

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Food prices may soar due to global warming


October 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Large-scale crop failures are likely to become more common in the wake of climate change and lead to spiralling prices.Rising temperatures could trigger events such as the wheat ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists a step closer to 100pc lead-free electronics


October 5th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 05 (ANI): A new research by materials engineers from the University of Leeds has paved the way for 100 pc lead-free electronics.The work, carried out at the UK's synchrotron facility, ... Read more...

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Study to investigate if Fish Oil and Aspirin would help against bowel cancer


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study by researchers from the University of Leeds will investigate whether consuming two pills of combination of fish oil and aspirin a day could help avert ... Read more...

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Now, drug that kills deadly superbugs within 5 minutes


September 19th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 19 (ANI): British scientists have developed a drug that may hold the key to eliminating deadly superbugs.The new anti-bacterial drug, code-named XF-73, kills superbugs within five minutes, meaning deadly ... Read more...

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A pot belly increases your risk of bowel cancer


September 13th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): That beer belly or a "muffin top" your friends find cute is more dangerous than it appears-it can dramatically increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to a ... Read more...

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1 in 4 lap dancers has a degree, reveals UK study


August 27th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): A study about the lap dancing industry in UK has revealed that one in four lap dancers has a degree and only joined the profession for the money.The ... Read more...

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Undersea River Discovered Beneath The Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The researchers working in the area of the Black Sea have discovered an undersea river which flows along a channel below the surface of ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover River Under Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 7, (THAIDIAN NEWS) There lies a deep channel equivalent to a terrestrial river under the Black Sea whose water current is 350 times greater than the River Thames. The ... Read more...

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UK scientists to study coolest life forms on Earth


August 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): British scientists are planning to travel to one of the coldest places on Earth - an expedition that, they believe, will help them understand how life could exist ... Read more...

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Undersea River Discovered By British Researchers


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A river which flows underneath the Black Sea has been uncovered by the researchers. The gushing water flow has all the characteristics of ... Read more...

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