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Parental divorce stokes stroke risk three-fold in males: Study


September 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Parental divorce triggers stroke risk by three times in males, especially if the event takes place before they turn 18, as compared to peers from intact ... Read more...

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Childhood sexual abuse spurs heart attacks in men


September 7th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Men who go through childhood sexual abuse are thrice as likely to suffer a heart attack than men who had not experienced similar abuse as children, ... Read more...

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Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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Indian firm gets Gates Foundation grant for `eToilet’


August 16th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seattle, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian firm has won a grant of more than $450,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make public toilets more accessible to ... Read more...

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Popping raisins curbs calorie intake in children


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 3 (IANS) Eating raisins, or dried grapes, as an after-school snack curbs calorie intake and promotes a feeling of fullness as compared to other snacks, says a study.The ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.According to the report, ... Read more...

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Tighter cultural norms frown on women as leaders


March 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) Countries strictly upholding cultural norms are more likely on frown on women as leaders - unless those norms support equal opportunities for both sexes, says a ... Read more...

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Oldest dinosaur nest discovered


January 27th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) A 190 million-year-old dinosaur nesting site - the oldest ever - has been unearthed in South Africa.The discovery of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus has revealed significant ... Read more...

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Fossils reveal 500 million-year-old tulip-shaped creature


January 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) A tulip-shaped creature inhabiting ocean depths more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Named ... Read more...

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‘India requires gender-based teaching’


January 8th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians attending the Pravasi Bharati Diwas (PBD) here Jan 7-9 feel that to become a developed country, India requires to fill the gaps mainly in ... Read more...

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Liquor gives a kick, but may also kick in unsafe sex


December 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) Alcohol consumption, which gives a high, has long been associated with unsafe sex. Now, a new study directly relates it to HIV infection.In spite of ... Read more...

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Prejudice rooted in survival instincts of man


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) Prejudice is a trait that might be rooted in sheer survival as our ancestors avoided outsiders who might have been carriers of disease or plague, reveals ... Read more...

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New generation plastic OLEDs developed


November 1st, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have developing the world's most efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in plastic. OLEDs provide high-contrast and low-energy displays and are becoming the dominant technology for ... Read more...

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Killer stress? Study on insects could help research


October 28th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) A fish predator's mere presence can trigger enough stress to kill a dragonfly. Scientists suggest that the finding could be used as a model for studies ... Read more...

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Breast reconstruction helps women regain sexual wellness


October 24th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 24 (IANS) Reconstruction of breasts after their whole or partial removal during mastectomy may help women improve their psychosocial and sexual well-being. Mastectomy is the medical term for ... Read more...

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Seasonal depression can send markets crashing


October 17th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 17 (IANS) People who experience seasonal depression avoid financial risk-taking during autumn, when the days are darker, contributing to market crashes. "We've never, until now, been able to ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble upon failed dwarf ’stars’


October 12th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 12 (IANS) Astronomers have come across over 24 new free-floating brown dwarfs, including a lightweight youngster only about six times heftier than Jupiter, that reside in two young ... Read more...

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Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss found


October 5th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an unprecedented depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring.The depletion was caused by an unusually ... Read more...

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To bust Chinese hackers, NATO sees an ally in India


September 9th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 9 (IANS) Faced with a common cyber security threat from Chinese hackers, NATO is eyeing India as an ally in securing its computers that hold sensitive information and ... Read more...

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Historian R.S. Sharma dead


August 21st, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Noted historian R.S. Sharma died at a private nursing home here late Saturday after brief illness. He was 92.The Bihar government has announced that it ... Read more...

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Why good posture makes you tougher


July 13th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Mothers have for ages been telling their children to stop slouching. It turns out that they are right -- poor posture not only makes a bad ... Read more...

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Forest trees retain memories of their origin


July 12th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 12 (IANS) Trees may not be all that different from humans when it comes to certain memories about their origins. And they could, therefore, respond to stress situations ... Read more...

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‘India should use Canada to boost trade with US’


July 4th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) India's route to boost its trade with the US lies through Canada, says a report here.With a free US-India trade accord nowhere in sight, New Delhi ... Read more...

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Power, alcohol, anonymity make you drop guard


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Power can either lead to great acts of altruism, or corruptive, unethical behaviour. Being intoxicated can lead to a first date, or a bar brawl. And ... Read more...

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Molecular glue to impart cutting edge to chemotherapy


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) When you drop a cake of soap into a sink full of greasy water, the grease recoils and retreats to the edges of the sink.Now, what ... Read more...

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Fertile women can tell straight from gay


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) A woman can more accurately tell whether a guy is gay or straight by looking at his face during her most fertile period."This suggests that fertility ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to sadness can cause depression relapse


May 31st, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) The brains of people who have been depressed can show whether they are likely to relapse, especially if they are experiencing mild sadness. "Part of what ... Read more...

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Facebook turned into tool for identifying fish


May 15th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) Facebook is well-known for connecting friends, publicising events and allowing people ample space for themselves. But recently, a scientist conducted a fish survey using the ... Read more...

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Knowing the duration of a bad event makes it worse


May 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Knowing how long an unpleasant experience will last only makes it worse, researchers say.People assume that knowing the duration of a pleasant event will "kill the ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation makes people act more rationally


April 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sustained training in mindfulness meditation may impact distinct domains of human decision-making, enabling them to make decisions rationally.Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor ... Read more...

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Indian American Satish Tripathi appointed US varsity president


April 21st, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Reputed Indian American computer scientist Satish K. Tripathi, a Banaras Hindu University alumnus, has been appointed president of the prestigious University at Buffalo (UB) in New ... Read more...

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Ancient reptiles too had oral infections


April 19th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) Our susceptibility to oral infection parallels those of ancient reptiles that evolved to eat a diet incorporating plants in addition to meat, a study says. Robert ... Read more...

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‘Running away from problems’ may help you achieve work-life balance


March 31st, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Having trouble achieving work-life balance? Worry not, for a new research has suggested that a little self-reflection could do us all a world of good.The study was carried ... Read more...

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New device uses submarine technology to detect stroke quickly


March 30th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A medical device developed by retired US Navy sonar experts, using submarine technology, has become the new tool for the detection, diagnosis and monitoring of stroke.Development of the ... Read more...

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The dark side of spring - melting snow releases toxins


March 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Spring is finally in the air, but it has a dark side too - melting snow releasing toxins, according to a Canadian researcher."During the winter months, contaminants ... Read more...

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