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Parents with more kids less likely to catch cold


July 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) If you are a parent, then you are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents, says a latest research."We have had a long-term ... Read more...

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Amazing gel could breathe feeling in robots


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An amazing oscillating gel could imbue robots with feeling in the near future, says a new study.These findings pave the way for the development of a ... Read more...

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Drug counters bone-damaging effects of breast cancer medication


October 10th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An osteoporosis drug counteracts the bone damaging side-effects of some breast cancer medications.The study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition ... Read more...

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Unknown viruses found in sewage


October 6th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Raw sewage houses thousands of undiscovered viruses, some of which could have a direct bearing on human health.James Pipas, Roger Hendrix and Michael Grabe of the ... Read more...

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Teens who prefer music to books are more likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has revealed that adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, ... Read more...

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Teens who read less likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music. The study was ... Read more...

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Protein that contributes to ulcerative colitis revealed


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a protein called PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis) contributes to ulcerative colitis.Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to ... Read more...

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Mums who drink early in pregnancy ‘more likely to have unruly kids’


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Teenagers whose mothers drank early in pregnancy are more likely to become unruly, aggressive and badly behaved, researchers claim.According to their study, the risk of anti-social behaviour rose ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV vaginal gel deemed safe for rectal use too


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a change in the formulation of tenofovir gel, an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use, may make it safer for rectal use ... Read more...

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Emotional response could predict how your body responds to stress


February 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that your emotional response to challenging situations could predict how your body responds to stress."People who reported high levels of anger and anxiety ... Read more...

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Get angry easily? Beware of inflammatory diseases


February 18th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Those who become angry or anxious easily are more prone to inflammatory diseases like cardiovascular ailments than others, says a new study."This could help explain why some people ... Read more...

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Star Trek skin gun heals burn wounds


February 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Burn victims around the world have been handed hope after doctors invented a gun that can spray stem cells onto their burnt skin.The invention is most ... Read more...

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Heal burns fast - with stem cell spray gun


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed an amazing spray gun that speedily heals severe burn injuries with stem cells.Jörg Gerlach from the University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, ... Read more...

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New findings offer hope to patients with damaged kidneys


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons and improve kidney function.Many non-mammalian vertebrates generate nephrons throughout ... Read more...

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Scientists grow arteries with most elastic protein reported


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have grown arteries that exhibit the elasticity of natural blood vessels at the highest levels reported.The new development could overcome a major ... Read more...

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Household chores can send BP soaring!


January 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Doing routine household chores like cooking and cleaning can send your stress levels and blood pressure (BP) soaring. A study suggests that stresses and strains of ... Read more...

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Suicide risk greater for those living at higher altitudes


January 14th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A 20-year analysis of mortality data from counties across the United States has found that living at higher altitudes may be a risk factor for suicide.The study was ... Read more...

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Housework ‘can be bad for the heart’


January 14th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Forget workplace pressure, it's the stress of running a household that sends blood pressure soaring, suggests a new study.The research shows that simple household chores from cleaning and ... Read more...

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Increase In Walking Speed Increases Life Span, Research Says


January 7th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent study it has been found that the walking speed of every human being is actually a life span determiner. Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Walking faster key to survival among elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A higher walking speed could be the key to older adults surviving for longer, a study suggests.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh in the US and her ... Read more...

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Marvin Lewis Unlikely To Continue With Cincinnati Bengals


January 4th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) No one is still sure about the future of Marvin Lewis, as the head coach of Cincinnati Bengals. Especially when he has no dearth of opportunities, ... Read more...

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Loud snoring, insomnia symptoms linked to metabolic syndrome


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study found that loud snoring and two common insomnia symptoms - difficulty falling asleep and unrefreshing sleep - each significantly predicted the development of the metabolic ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis ‘can lead to typing difficulties’


November 8th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A new research at University of Pittsburgh has revealed that joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis can lead to difficulties in typing.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that ... Read more...

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Moving country could affect men’s libido


October 16th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Men should be careful when considering moving country, for a new study suggests that it could affect their libido and susceptibility to disease by changing their testosterone levels.Sex ... Read more...

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Walking helps retain memory in old age


October 14th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Walking at least 10 km per week may protect your brain size and preserve memory in old age, suggests a new study."Brain size shrinks in late adulthood, which ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new DNA repair mechanism


October 4th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that detects and repairs a common form of DNA damage called alkylation.Researchers at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of ... Read more...

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Clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies revealed


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed how our immune systems detect invading organisms to be destroyed and removed from our bodies.The should ultimately help lead to the development of ... Read more...

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Women facing baby blues process negative emotions differently


September 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Your hormones have nothing to do with those recurring baby blues, for a new study has found that the brains of women with post-natal depression process negative emotions ... Read more...

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Protein that induces self-destructing behaviour in cells identified


September 7th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): A multi-function protein makes cells to eat parts of themselves, according to a study.Cells often respond to hunger or stress by digesting some of their contents.And this form ... Read more...

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How eyes move when mind wanders while reading


August 31st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Eye movements can indicate if you zone out while reading, says a new study.Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh recorded eye movements during reading and found that the ... Read more...

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Moms who don’t breastfeed at risk of diabetes


August 29th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Women who don't breastfeed their babies are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, later in life than mothers who did. ... Read more...

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Mothers who don’t breastfeed more likely to develop diabetes


August 27th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Mothers who don't breastfeed their babies are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers."We have seen ... Read more...

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Childhood adversity ‘can increase heart disease risk in adulthood’


August 15th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that early life adversity through poverty, social isolation or abuse in childhood is linked to heightened reactivity, which can lead to heart disease later on."Many ... Read more...

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Physical fitness can minimise your risk of falling


June 10th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Remaining physically fit and sticking to a regular exercise routine could minimise your risk of falling, says new research. About 19,000 people die every year in the US ... Read more...

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Regular exercise can lower your risk of taking a tumble


June 9th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that remaining physically fit and sticking to a regular exercise routine could lower your risk of taking a tumble.Although falls are the leading ... Read more...

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