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‘Gut bugs help in getting more from food’


September 13th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Some of the food we consume is shared with microbes populating our digestive tracts and they promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine leading ... Read more...

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Older obese kids eat less than healthy peers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Obese kids who are older actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy peers, while younger overweight children consume more calories than their healthy peers.These ... Read more...

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Human lungs can sweep out intruders


August 26th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose ... Read more...

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Cure for AIDS a step closer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A cure for AIDS has got a step closer after it was found that a common cancer drug can purge the disease as it lies dormant ... Read more...

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Musical device to help premature babies feed better


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Many premature babies face typically unpleasant medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives. To help address one of ... Read more...

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Prostitution scandal claims more US Secret Service agents


April 25th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US Secret Service Tuesday announced the fate of five remaining agents implicated in a scandal involving agency personnel and prostitutes during a presidential visit ... Read more...

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Software combo that turns computers impregnable


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A triple combo of protective software on your computer foolproofs it against identity or password theft, snooping and malware installation, according to a criminology study.Computer users ... Read more...

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Sudden BP drop tied to greater chances of heart failure


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) People who suffer from a sudden drop in blood pressure (BP) when they stand up from a lying position, may face greater chances of heart failure.The ... Read more...

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Suppressing compassion might make you act immorally


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) You might feel like giving a beggar a coin when you are passing by him but then quickly suppress the feeling. This could put you at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change alters bird migration patterns


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Rising temperatures, triggered by climate change, are forcing birds to alter their migration patterns.The finding is based on data from eBird, a database containing 10 years' ... Read more...

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Ultrasound zap could work as male contraceptive


January 30th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Zapping a male's private parts with ultrasound could be one of the most effective and non-invasive forms of contraception. Experiments conducted by James Tsuruta, from the ... Read more...

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High fibre diets don’t protect gut health


January 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) High fibre diets, surprisingly, may not protect gut health, but they do heighten your chances of developing diverticulosis.The condition is characterised by small bulging pouches forming ... Read more...

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Statin can prevent strokes, besides lowering lipids


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecular pathway to lower cholestrol and clotting using statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, reveals a study.People with high cholestrol are at ... Read more...

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Working moms happier than stay-at-home moms


December 13th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Moms who hold jobs are healthier and happier than those who stay at home during their children's infancy and pre-school years.Researchers analysed the National Institute for ... Read more...

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Rising temperatures could render some species homeless


November 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Mass migration of animal and plant species, forced by rising temperatures, could leave some marine species virtually homeless. An international team, led by Mike Burrows from ... Read more...

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Obese more vulnerable to flu


October 26th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) If you're fat, you need extra protection from flu. New research says that excess weight makes flu vaccines less effective."The results suggest that overweight people would ... Read more...

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In death, they were together


October 23rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Human skeletons of a pair buried holding each other's hands have been discovered in Italy by archaeologists.The couple is believed to have been buried 1,500 years ... Read more...

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Eating location, food source determine childhood obesity


July 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Food eaten outside the home, as well as fast food eaten at home, are fuelling an increase in calorie intake and obesity among children, a study ... Read more...

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Brain enlargement in children with autism due to changes before age 2


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that brain enlargement in children with autism is due to brain changes that occur before the age of 2.In 2005, researchers from the University ... Read more...

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How data helps to know people’s mind


April 29th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): An author has described how psychologists can use their data to learn about the different ways that people's minds work.Most psychology research is done by asking a big ... Read more...

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Link between high-fat diets, type 2 diabetes clarified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A new study has clarified the link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes.A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to type 2 diabetes, a ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Binge drinking in teen years affects brain behaviour


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Binge drinking during adolescence, which marks a critical period for brain development, can impact its growth, affecting behaviour. "The question is, what impact does alcohol binge-drinking ... Read more...

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Poor behaviour doesn’t always lead to poor grades


March 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, poor behaviour in the classroom does not always lead to poor grades.Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, followed 350 students ... Read more...

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Poor behavior students ‘not always poor in academics’


March 30th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Students who have poor behavior in the classroom do not always have poor grades, according to a new study.For the finding, researchers from the University of North Carolina ... Read more...

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Molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease identified


March 11th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease.Circulating through the bloodstream of every human being is a rare and powerful type of cell, ... Read more...

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As far as evolution goes ‘bigger really is better’, says study


March 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has claimed that as far as evolution goes, 'bigger really is the better'.Organisms with bigger bodies or faster growth rates tend to live longer, mate ... Read more...

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How young migrating turtles find their way back home


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have finally solved the mystery of how young loggerhead sea turtles find their way back home after a transoceanic ... Read more...

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Taking aspirin for heart disease prevention is less costly, more effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using aspirin for coronary heart prevention is less costly and more effective than doing nothing in men older than 45 with more ... Read more...

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Scientists find gene critical in protection against some heart diseases


February 5th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a gene which is critical to heart function.In mice that were predisposed to dilated ... Read more...

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Muslim-American terrorism study: Not many incidents, but it only takes one


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.3 (ANI): In the years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the number of Muslim-American terrorism suspects and perpetrators has averaged about 16 per year.In 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Certain types of gut bacteria linked to fatty liver


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the abundance or scarcity of certain types of bacteria in the gut may also help predict susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver.In a ... Read more...

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Biomarker test shows promise for diagnosis of melanoma


January 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.University of North Carolina School ... Read more...

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Common roundworm reveals pancreatic cancer pathway


January 20th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill carried out a new study on pancreatic cancer with the help of a simpler organism and have made an ... Read more...

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New molecule may save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke


January 19th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A molecule that can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death or apoptosis has been discovered by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The ... Read more...

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