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People fib when pressed for time


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 6 (IANS) People are more likely to fib when they are pressed for time, says a study that set out to determine whaat factors tend to influence dishonest ... Read more...

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A single click protects kids from pedophiles


July 8th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 8 (IANS) A new Facebook app can help parents protect children from snooping with a single click and also keep them safe from pedophiles.The Social Privacy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Female recruiters discriminate against beautiful women


April 19th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Female employers are less likely to recruit good looking women out of jealously, or because they fear competing with the newcomers, according to a study. A ... Read more...

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Elderly don’t see pedestrians as well as younger drivers


March 8th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): New study suggests that elderly drivers are half as likely to see pedestrians on the sidewalk due to a limited field of view, and compensate in part by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bylines paved the way towards journalistic stardom: Study


December 24th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Today when we read a newspaper, we know whose article we are reading. But getting recognition for their work wasn't a smooth journey for journalists.A study by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soaring is better than flapping for big and small birds


December 9th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The flight patterns of large birds have been well studied. They save energy on the flight to their wintering grounds by soaring through the air on thermal currents. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drinking milk can help you shed weight


September 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Drinking milk regularly could help you shed weight, finds a recent study. In a two-year weight loss study, milk drinkers had an advantage over those who skipped the milk, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

U.S. women happier going to church than shopping on Sundays


September 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 01 (ANI): Women in the United States generally derive more happiness from religious participation than from shopping on Sundays, says a new study.The research by a Ben-Gurion University of the ... Read more...

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Low-carb, low-fat and Mediterranean diets ‘reverse atherosclerosis in fat people’


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A low-carbohydrate diet, a low-fat diet and the Mediterranean diet have been found effective in helping obese people to reverse carotid atherosclerosis, researchers have reported.The study has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Doctors’ moods affect patients’ care


January 12th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new Israeli study suggests that a physician's mood affects the quality of care a patient receives, which includes the number of prescriptions, referrals and lab tests.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New device may help in early detection of cancerous skin tumours


November 25th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are pioneering a new technique that would help detect cancerous skin tumours, including melanomas that aren't visible to the naked eye.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drugs that block folic acid in pregnancy double birth defects risk


October 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has warned that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the ... Read more...

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Heartburn drugs safe for foetuses, says Israeli study


October 8th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study done by Israeli scientists has shown that heartburn drugs are safe for the foetus.The study, conducted by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, ... Read more...

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Fatty apron over stomach, intestines may help grow patches of cells for heart repair


August 30th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): A team of researchers in Israel have successfully grown patches of cells for heart repair by conducting experiments on rats.Smadar Cohen, a tissue engineer at Ben-Gurion University ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘patch’ to mend broken hearts


August 25th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists in Israel have developed a 'patch' from heart muscle that can be used to fix scarring left over from a heart attack.The researchers showed that the ... Read more...

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Signalling pathway operational in intra-abdominal fat identified


July 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers and Germany-based University of Leipzig experts have announced the identification of a signalling pathway that is operational in intra-abdominal fat, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mutations help increase chances of cancer


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Genetic mutations that once helped humans survive may increase the possibility of diseases, including cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) National ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bariatric surgery reduces pregnancy complications for obese women


March 25th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev''s (BGU) Faculty of Health Sciences has suggested that obese women can reduce the risk of medical and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cracks in Earth may contribute to global warming


February 20th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has found that the cracks in Earths surface exhale large quantities of gas, perhaps enough to contribute to global warming.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin B12 offers effective treatment for canker sore


February 10th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A dose of vitamin B12 every night is a simple, effective and low risk therapy to prevent Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), better known as "canker sores, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hypnosis can induce synesthesia


October 24th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have established that hypnosis can trigger "synesthetic" experiences where one sense triggers the involuntary use of another within an average brain.The findings ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Negative life events up womens breast cancer risk


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): Women who experience negative life events are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.The research published in the open access journal ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Happiness can cut breast cancer risk


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A happy and optimistic outlook can cut a woman''s risk of developing breast cancer, says a new study.The research published in the open access journal BMC Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Low-carb, Mediterranean diet just as safe as low-fat diet for losing weight


July 17th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A medically prescribed low fat-diet is not the only way to shed those extra kilos, for a low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diet may turn out to be a ... Read more...

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Drunken bats love to binge on junk food!


April 16th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 16 (ANI): If you consider drunken behaviour and junk food only humans domain, heres something interesting for you, under-the-influence bats are more likely than their sober counterparts to eat ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Human brain processes images in two distinct ways


March 11th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new study suggests that the human brain processes images in two very distinct ways.Tzvi Ganel, a psychologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and his colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop new technology that makes 3-D imaging quicker, easier


February 18th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a technology that can make three-dimensional imaging quicker, easier, less expensive and more accurate.Gary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heres how you turn cockroaches into ‘zombie slaves’


November 30th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a neurological trick used by a species of wasp that live in tropical regions of India, Africa and the Pacific Islands, to turn cockroaches into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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