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DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... Read more...

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Coconut oil combats tooth decay


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that attacks the bacteria causing tooth decay. It could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... Read more...

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More is less when it falls below expectation


June 10th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Getting more money may not make you happier, especially if you are a neurotic, as a salary hike may be viewed as a failure if it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Looks may decide whether to trust a person’


May 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Looks more likely decide who we would trust with our money rather than their reputation, says a new study. Researchers from Britain's University of Warwick Business ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aging, obesity no bar to happiness


March 9th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Here's a piece of good news for the elderly and the plump -- gathering years and obesity are no bar to happiness or well-being, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why human brains can’t get any smarter


December 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Human brains can't get any smarter because they seem to have hit an evolutionary roadblock. You can't have too much of a good thing when it ... Read more...

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Boost her confidence, and she’ll park well too


December 8th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) If you are one of those who always wondered why many women struggle while parking their cars, it's better to understand that it happens simply due ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Trip to zoo can teach kids more than books


May 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A trip to the zoo can be more informative for a child than all the books on science and conservation or even classroom teaching. Research conducted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Happiest places have the highest suicide rates


April 25th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For years observers have been baffled as to why places identified as ‘happiest’ to live in often have highest rates of suicide. Previous studies have shown ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Highest suicide rates occur in happiest places


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that happiest places tend to have the highest suicide rates.The research found that a range of nations, including Canada, the US, Iceland, Ireland ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crying babies ‘likelier to have behavioural problems in childhood’


April 21st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Babies who persistently cry and those who have difficulties with sleeping or feeding are more likely to develop behavioural problems in later life, according to a new study.Around ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men see in black and white, women perceive in grey


April 19th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) An experiment has thrown up the first real evidence that men tend to make judgements in terms of black and white, while women see more shades ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Diabetes drug may provide protection against endometrial cancer


April 6th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes and also women with Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS), may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer, researchers at the University of Warwick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids of older women ‘fare better’


April 6th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 06 (ANI): An international study of children born to women over 40 has revealed that older mothers make better parents.Their offspring are less likely to be injured in accidents, less ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Eating 3 bananas a day could ’slash stroke risk by 21pc’


April 6th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): British and Italian researchers have found that eating three bananas cuts the risk of a stroke.They said that having one banana for breakfast, one for lunch and one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Burger King CEO criticized for calling Brit women ‘ugly’ and UK food ‘terrible’


March 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.14 (ANI): Bernardo Hees, CEO of the fast food chain Burger King, has been criticized for telling students that British women are ugly and UK food is terrible.Hees was speaking to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global boss of Burger King brands UK food ‘terrible’, women ‘unattractive’


March 14th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The global boss of Burger King has apologised after calling British women 'unattractive' and describing English food as 'terrible'.The comments were made as Brazilian-born Bernardo Hees, 40, spoke ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One in 10 Britons takes sleeping pills


March 4th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) At least one in 10 people in Britain is taking pills to get to sleep at least three times a week, according to a latest study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Late to bed, early to rise way to heart attack


February 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Sleeping for less than six hours a night boosts the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke. But beware -- those who have too much sleep ... Read more...

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Late nights ‘increase risk of strokes, heart attacks’


February 9th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications, new research from Warwick Medical School shows.Leading academics from the University have linked lack of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cloud exploding from Sun ripples like clouds on Earth


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists studying new images of clouds of material exploding from the Sun have spotted instabilities forming in that exploding cloud that are similar to those seen in clouds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Five NRIs named for Padma Shri


January 25th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Five NRIs and people of Indian origin and three foreigners are among 84 people named for the Padma Shri honours Tuesday.Azad Moopen, a renowned physician-turned-entrepreneur based in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New video technology can be used in CCTVs, surgery and football fields!


January 19th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new video technology developed by University of Warwick researchers can perform a multitude of operations - from surveillance camera operators and surgeries to camera crews following a ... Read more...

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New technology to recycle most challenging Christmas plastic wrapping


December 26th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): University of Warwick researchers have developed a new technology that could process 100 percent of Christmas and other household plastic instead of the tiny fraction that currently gets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nira Radia: The lobbyist who flew too high


December 11th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) She can talk casually about a designer gown she hasn't found an occasion to wear with industrialist Ratan Tata and chat up with the same ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Blue light could be highly in potent platinum-based cancer treatment


December 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study from the University of Warwick has found a way to use blue light to activate what could be a highly potent platinum-based cancer treatment.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Only children happier than those with siblings: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that only children are happier than those forced to fight for their parents' attention with their siblings.One of the reasons single-children appear more ... Read more...

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Star system that resembles a game of snooker


November 9th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered an unusual star system which looks like a game of snooker.Experts from the Warwick and Sheffield universities in Britain were part of an international consortium ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bt cotton farming revolutionizes women’s employment in India: Study


July 29th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): One of the first genetically modified crops, Bt cotton, has been the source of increasing employment for Indian women, says a new study.Dr Arjunan Subramanian of WMG (Warwick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The chicken may have come before the egg, sort of


July 14th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"According to a team, comprising researchers from the ... Read more...

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What came first the chicken or the egg?


July 10th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"According to a team, comprising researchers from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Short sleep ups risk of premature death


May 5th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) People who sleep for less than six hours each night were 12 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who get the recommended six to eight hours. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Short sleep ‘ups death risk’, long sleep ‘indicates serious illness’


May 5th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): People who sleep for less than six hours each night are 12 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who get the recommended 6-8 hours, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Family tree research can open Pandora’s Box of rifts


April 10th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) People researching their ancestors can open a Pandora's Box of secrets that may cause conflict and widen rifts in the family, says a new study. While most people derive ... Read more...

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