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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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‘Arguments with mom can keep teens away from drinks’


June 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Teens who have arguments with their moms are better placed to resist peer pressure and avoid drinks or drugs, says a new study. Arguing actually gives ... Read more...

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High fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected


April 4th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A high fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected and is the first in a series of steps that cause high blood pressure (BP).With age, increasing ... Read more...

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Teens vocal with moms resist peer pressure to use drugs


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Teens who are more vocal with their moms, even if they disagree, are able to resist peer pressure to use drugs or drink. This is the ... Read more...

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Could ozone from rocks warn us of impending quakes?


November 18th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could warn us of impending earthquakes.Researchers are looking for ways to accurately forecast quakes, focusing on seismic clues that, if ... Read more...

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Your breath can tell toxic substances


September 29th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Testing exhaled breath could be a swift way to tell whether people have been exposed to toxic substances.Scientists have designed a simple, non-invasive hand-held device to ... Read more...

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Fast-paced TV shows erode kids’ learning skills


September 12th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Being glued to fast-paced unreal TV shows might severely compromise a child's learning skills, US psychologists say. University of Virginia psychologists tested four-year-old children immediately after ... Read more...

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Narcissists too self-centred to make good leaders


August 11th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Narcissists--people with excessive self-love are supposed to make good leaders, seemingly because of traits like self-confidence, authority and self-esteem. But that doesn't seem to be true, ... Read more...

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Somdev-Huey go down in Farmer’s Classic final


August 1st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles (US), Aug 1 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of the Philippines went down fighting 6-7(3), 6-7(10) to Mark Knowles of the Bahamas and Xavier Malisse ... Read more...

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Web-based tool supports sustainable living choices


February 27th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Those who want to live sustainably can now measure their impact on the environment. Scientists have created a Web-based tool that calculates an individual's 'nitrogen footprint.'The device ... Read more...

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Dogs could be the key to getting sedentary teens off the couch


February 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study on dog ownership and adolescent physical activity has revealed that the key to get your sedentary teen off the couch is bringing a 'fun loving', ... Read more...

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Women find men’s seeming indifference more attractive


February 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Are you still looking for a date on Valentine's Day? It turns out there may be something to "playing hard to get". A woman is seemingly more ... Read more...

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Women ‘more attracted to men whose feelings are unclear’


February 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A woman is more attracted to a man when she is uncertain about how much he likes her, says a new study.On the one hand, a lot ... Read more...

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Kids blindly trust things told to them, finds Indian-origin scientist’s study


October 15th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kids blindly trust things told to them, finds Indian-origin scientist's studyWashington, Oct 15 (ANI): The next time you tell your three-year-old a fantasy story make sure he knows it's not real-as a ... Read more...

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Study Reveals That Hand Sanitizers Can Not Prevent Cold Or Flu


September 17th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a common perception that the hand sanitizers are better than common soaps against germs and bacteria infection. However, a recent study carried out by ... Read more...

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Couples who pray together really do stay together


August 13th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Couples who share religious practices tend to be happier than those who don't, according to a new study.True to the aphorism, couples who pray together stay together, said ... Read more...

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SpermCheck technology to let men test sperm count from home


June 19th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Men could soon be able to test their sperm count from the comfort and privacy of their homes, all thanks to a new technology from the University of ... Read more...

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Moving frequently in childhood linked to poorer quality-of-life in adulthood


June 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Frequent relocations in childhood are related to poorer well-being in adulthood, especially among people who are more introverted or neurotic, according to a new study.The researchers tested the ... Read more...

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American study analyses effects of testosterone on birds


May 14th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new American research demonstrates the costs and benefits of testosterone in birds.Individual male birds can differ dramatically in their behaviour, and this difference is often due in ... Read more...

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UVA Students Seek Path To Atonement


May 10th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Virginia, May 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Students of the University of Virginia got together to pay homage to one of their fellow students, Yeardley Love, after the latter passed away earlier ... Read more...

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UVA Lacrosse Player Found Dead In Apartment


May 4th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Virginia, May 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The atmosphere inside the University of Virginia held a very somber look today after news spread that a 22 year old UVA Lacrosse player was ... Read more...

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How immune system’s T cells boost learning


May 4th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed how the immune system's T cells can impact learning and memory.Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental ... Read more...

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Charges Made In University of Virginia Lacrosse Slaying


May 4th, 2010 - 4:24 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to authorities, a male lacrosse player from the University of Virginia has been arrested and charged with the murder of a female lacrosse player from the ... Read more...

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Somdev touches career-best ranking


April 12th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman continues to prosper on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour and has risen to a career-high ranking of 110 on its ... Read more...

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Computer simulations as effective as direct observations


February 12th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new research suggests that computer simulations can be just as effective as direct observations in learning some science concepts.The Ohio State University study led by Associate Professor ... Read more...

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Friendly teens use Facebook, MySpace to strengthen existing ties


January 26th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Sceptical about the ill effects of social media web sites like Facebook and MySpace on your kids? Well, it's time to get rid of such worries, for ... Read more...

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Running shoes and high heels are equally bad


January 13th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a surprisingly study it has been revealed that the running shoes are as bad as high heels. This study was revealed in a journal ... Read more...

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Teresa Sullivan To Become UVA’s Next President


January 12th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, the University of Michigan's executive vice president and provost, Teresa Sullivan has been selected as the University of Virginia's next president. She ... Read more...

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Giant intergalactic gas stream longer than previously thought


January 5th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered that a giant stream of gas flowing from neighbor galaxies around our own Milky Way is much longer and older than previously thought.The astronomers used ... Read more...

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Head Coach Al Groh Dismissed By University Of Virginia


November 30th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov.30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Al Groh, head coach of the football team of University of Virginia has been fired on Sunday after his team lost to rival Virginia Tech in the ... Read more...

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Nutty Putty Cave To Be Shut Following Student’s Death


November 28th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Utah, Nov.28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The popular Nutty Putty Cave where a 26 year old University of Virginia student died earlier this week is scheduled to be sealed and closed permanently ... Read more...

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How to help teenagers grow up before they grow old


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Too much parental nurturing is making adolescents less independent, less skilled at common tasks. Now, a new book provides tips on how to help the teenagers grow up ... Read more...

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Oral history of Bush presidency to be recorded


November 14th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Charlottesville, Nov 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs is all set to record an oral history of President George W. Bush's presidency. The center announced ... Read more...

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Somdev goes down fighting to Kim


November 9th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Charlottesville (Virginia), Nov 9 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman saved three match points but fell short against American Kevin Kim 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6 in the final of the $50,000 Association of ... Read more...

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Somdev in Charlottesville challenger semis; Sanam bows out


November 7th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Charlottesville (Virginia), Nov 7 (IANS) India's No.1 Somdev Devvarman stormed into the semifinals while compatriot Sanam Singh went down fighting in the $50,000 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) challenger. ... Read more...

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