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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related cancers up by 70 percent


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) There has been a 70 percent increase in cancers diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy, based on a study of 1.3 million births between 1994 and ... Read more...

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How solitary locusts turn maurading bands


August 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Vast locust swarms, spread over many square kilometres, can blot out the sky and destroy standing crops whenever they land. The scourge has been well recorded ... Read more...

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Infrared light heals vision damaged by Parkisnon’s


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) A non-invasive treatment with a soft infra-red light can protect and heal the damage to the human retina in Parkinson's disease, says a study."Near infra-red light ... Read more...

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Warm parenting offers hope for callous, unemotional kids


July 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 25 (IANS) If a child receives consistent and warm parenting in a secure family environment, it can prevent them from psychopathic acts and violent crime in adulthood, says ... Read more...

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Neanderthals ate vegetables, used plants as medicine


July 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Neanderthals were more sophisticated than they have been credited with. This has been corroborated by the first ever evidence that suggests they cooked plants for food ... Read more...

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Radio waves from black hole detected


July 11th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Surprisingly, scientists have for the first time ever detected the radio waves emanating from a mid-sized black hole, called the HLX-1, around 300 million light years ... Read more...

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New mosquito species doesn’t need blood before laying eggs


June 21st, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 21 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a secretive and exotic species of mosquito, which, unlike others of its kind, do not require a blood meal before laying eggs. Researchers ... Read more...

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Sahaja Yoga confers good health, busts stress: Australian study


June 12th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Sahaja Yoga founded by Mata Nirmala Devi, that is gaining greater acceptance worldwide for calming the mind and busting stress, contributes to promoting mental and ... Read more...

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Scientists map global trade endangering wildlife


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Your coffee and cocoa drinking and use of wood products every day puts 30 percent of world's under-threat species at still greater risk because of loss ... Read more...

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Clue to early diagnosis of pregnancy-related disease


May 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Doctors will now be able to identify early on whether a mother will develop pre-eclampsia, the most common and severe pregnancy-related disease, a study says. "It ... Read more...

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‘Sahaja Yoga fosters better health’


May 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Performing Sahaja Yoga induces 'mental silence,' which calms the mind, fosters better health and wellbeing, a new study says. Fifty-two percent of study respondents said that ... Read more...

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Australian to graduate at 97!


May 4th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A 97-year-old Australian is set to create another world record by becoming the world's oldest university graduate.Allan Stewart, from Tea Gardens on the New South Wales ... Read more...

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Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning


April 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.Previous efforts to find hypervirulent strains were unsuccessful since bugs ... Read more...

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Fatty acids can fight cancer spread


April 11th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Omega-3 agents could potentially block the path of primary cancer tumours, preventing more advanced cancers, according to researchers. Michael Murray, professor of pharmogenetics at the University ... Read more...

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Daily soft drinks could affect cardiac health


April 4th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Children who consume soft drinks daily had narrow arteries at the back of their eyes, which could increase their chances of heart disease and high blood ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation boosts problem-solving capacity


March 30th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Stimulating the brain can boost one's ability to solve complex problems, a new study suggests."The results suggest non-invasive brain stimulation could assist people in solving tasks ... Read more...

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Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Consumers tell lies to get rewards (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who tell lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a positive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consumers can tell lies to get rewards


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who resort to lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a ... Read more...

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Space travel could thrill but also kill


March 13th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Space travel could be the ultimate in human adventure but there's a catch - it could thrill but also kill and destroy everything within sight.It could ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids boon for undersized babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine and plant oils could be a boon for undersized babies in preventing heart attack or strokes when they grow ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals


February 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says."We have found that sea cucumbers play a vital ... Read more...

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New mobile app helps choose healthy food


January 21st, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) You can scan bar codes, see what's in a food item and switch to a healthier choice in an instant, thanks to a new mobile application. ... Read more...

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Online gambling big hit with people


January 19th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Online gambling is becoming a big hit with people because of its easy availability and convenience."Overall, the research showed internet gamblers were not more likely to ... Read more...

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Predators too prefer food with nutritional value


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Predators can also be quite finicky about food, preferring that which offers high nutritional value rather than calorie content.A new study has found that such insect ... Read more...

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Plasma knocks out deadly viruses


December 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Adenoviruses that can cause respiratory, eye, and intestinal tract infections, must adopt the cellular machinery of infected organisms to produce more of their own, scientists suggest. ... Read more...

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Old stars reveal sun’s future


December 14th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Old stars, called red giants, have offered insight into what our sun will look like after five billion years -- its outer layer will expand and ... Read more...

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Adults ‘not losing any sleep’ over computers


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) The pervasive belief that computers and mobile phones are eating into our sleep has been challenged by researchers.Nicholas Glozier, associate professor of psychological medicine, University of ... Read more...

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Student vet mauled to death by pygmy elephant


December 8th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Borneo, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A student of Australia’s University of Sydney has been mauled to death by a pygmy elephant in a Malaysian wildlife park. Painfully, veterinarian Jenna O'Grady Donley ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Grief can literally break your heart


December 1st, 2011 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of a loved one can really break your heart, scientists have warned. Anastasia Susie Mihailidou, from the University of Sydney Medical School, says when ... Read more...

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Why India broke off from supercontinent


November 16th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) The discovery of two sunken islands in the Indian Ocean could provide the missing link to why India, Australia and Antarctica broke off from supercontinent Gondwana.Researchers ... Read more...

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Humans, climate changed wiped out Ice Age mammals


November 6th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 6 (IANS) What particularly caused the extinction of iconic Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth?It was believed that drastic climate changes killed large ... Read more...

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