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Women cat lovers may end up killing themselves


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Women cat owners are likely to develop mental health problems and commit suicide since they could be infected with a common parasite which can be caught ... Read more...

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Most Americans oppose Israeli strike on Iran


March 14th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Seventy-five percent of Americans oppose Israel conducting a military strike against Iran's nuclear programme, says a survey.Nearly seven out of 10 favour negotiating with Iran, a ... Read more...

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Long lost Mummy finally returns Baltimore


November 11th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port Huron, Mich., Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) University of Maryland has taken possession of a long lost mummy. The mummy was returned to the university’s School of Medicine after officers completed their ... Read more...

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Bat’s sonar more sophisticated than thought


September 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The way fruit bats use sonar to navigate through complex environments is more advanced than first thought.A study examines Egyptian fruit bats which use echolocation to ... Read more...

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India showcases its biotech strength in US


June 30th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) India is showcasing its biotechnology strength to attract global players for partnership, investments and business development at the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest such ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda had been one of most lethal organisations under bin-Laden: Study


May 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Al-Qaeda, under the leadership of Osama bin-Laden, had been one of the most lethal terrorist organisations in the world, as it was responsible for over 10,000 deaths and ... Read more...

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Youths addicted to mobile phones, computers: Study


April 19th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Youngsters are inseparably hooked to gadgets like mobile phones and computers, with some so addicted that they seem to have lost a limb when they are ... Read more...

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Youths inseparably hooked to mobile phones


April 19th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Young people today are so inseparably hooked to mobile phones that they seem to feel they have lost a limb when they are without them. Some ... Read more...

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Low-intensity treadmill exercise may benefit Parkinson’s patients


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease who walk on a treadmill at a comfortable, low-intensity speed for a longer duration may be able to improve their gait and mobility, according ... Read more...

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Scientists find youngsters suffer gadget ‘withdrawal’


April 8th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that many young people suffer from gadget "withdrawal" when they are banned from using their computer or mobile phones.The study claims that the withdrawal ... Read more...

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‘Red eyed’ people perceived as sad and unattractive


April 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new study has found that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted."Red, 'bloodshot' eyes are prominent ... Read more...

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Negative classroom environment harmful for kids’ mental health


March 9th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has found that children in classrooms with inadequate material resources and children whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health ... Read more...

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LHC could prove ‘God Particle’ theory within 2 yrs: Experts


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Large Hadron Collider scientists have said that the existence of the so-called "God Particle" Higgs Boson theory could be proved within two years or it probably does ... Read more...

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190mn-yr-old bird-hipped dino fossils found in Antarctic mountains


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the fossil remains of fabrosaur, about 190 million years old in the Antarctic mountains.William Hammer of Augustana College found the fossils belonging to ornithischian or ... Read more...

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Escape blame by being a victim, not a hero: Study


February 17th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): To escape blame, one needs to be a victim and not a hero, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Maryland and Harvard University have found ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s departure will mark “beginning of a process” for Egyptian people: Middle East Expert


February 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): An expert on terrorism, Middle East politics and Homeland Security issues has said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's exit will usher a new political process in Egypt.Institute for ... Read more...

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Suicide terrorism on the rise: US study


January 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): An increase in the frequency of suicide terrorism in recent years has been noticed, with over 90 percent of all suicide attacks from 1970-2008 occurring between 2000 and ... Read more...

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Mini choppers inspired by spinning seeds could soon be a reality


January 29th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Technology gets inspiration from nature very often - and a new study is just another example of that - a mini helicopter that mimics flying tree seeds.Standard mini ... Read more...

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Highly-caffeinated energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks


January 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A research team has warned that highly-caffeinated energy drinks - even those containing no alcohol - may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Maryland Terrapins’ Coach Ralph Friedgen Forced To Resign?


December 19th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) University of Maryland officials have reportedly told Ralph Friedgen, the head coach of its football team that he would not have to return for the next ... Read more...

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Excess of energy drinks drives alcohol dependency


November 17th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Many college students tend to have large quantities of energy drinks to stay awake but they are blissfully unaware how overindulgence could lead to bouts of heavy drinking ... Read more...

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Study: Fewer young women are getting the HPV vaccine


November 11th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that fewer women than expected are taking the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is used to protect young women from ... Read more...

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Fewer Young Women Getting HPV Vaccine, Research Reveals


November 11th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has divulged that fewer women take the vaccine for human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) and those who actually start taking the vaccine do not ... Read more...

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Study: Bitter receptors in lungs may be a boon for asthma patients


October 26th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research by researchers from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore has revealed that the human lungs and airways also contain bitter receptors.The ... Read more...

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Bitter Taste Receptors Discovered in Lung Which May Help Asthma Sufferers


October 26th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have recently discovered that the mouth is not the only place on the human body which contains taste receptors. This knowledge promises to give scientists more to ... Read more...

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Computational model of swimming fish could inspire medical prosthetics


October 19th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland and Tulane University have developed a computational model of a swimming fish that will help design medical prosthetics for humans, which work ... Read more...

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Nuke-armed Iran would be positive for Middle East: Arab poll


August 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): For the first time, a majority of Arabs believe that a nuclear-armed Iran would be a positive for the Middle East.Over seven out of ten Arabs participating ... Read more...

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New material that turns oil into solid gel could help clean Gulf spill mess


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new material containing soap like molecules, that can turn oil into a solid gel - a property that could help clean the Gulf oil ... Read more...

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Arab opinion on Obama dims in 2010 as compared to 2009


August 5th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.5 (ANI): A 2010 Arab Public Opinion poll to be released Thursday at the Brookings Institution by Shibley Telhami, of the University of Maryland and Brookings' Saban Center for Middle East ... Read more...

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Roaming teens a recipe for violence, even in better neighbourhoods


July 27th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A new study suggests that even in good communities, parents should be wary about letting teens gather with nothing to do and with no adult supervision.After studying Chicago ... Read more...

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How mice sniff out whether food is safe to eat


July 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how mice sniff out scent of food on the breath of their fellow mice to decide whether it's safe to eat or not.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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UK, US researchers present report on de-radicalizing the radicals


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Individual de-radicalization and disengagement programs, such as those in Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Indonesia and other nations, 'can make a difference,' according to researchers at the National Consortium for the ... Read more...

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Study: Teen girls drinking more


June 30th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Jun 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Historically teenage boys have always drunk more alcohol than the opposite sex. However the tide seems to be steadily changing. New information from the Partnership for a ... Read more...

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Ten tips to being a better dad


June 19th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): As Father's Day hits its centennial Sunday, June 20, an American professor is offering men 10 valuable tips to become better dads.Professor Geoffrey Greif, of the University of ... Read more...

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Crayfish brain offers new insight into human decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Crayfish, just like organisms of higher complexity, observe their environment, and then make value-based decisions- a trait that could offer new insights into human decision making.According to a ... Read more...

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