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‘Crows highly social like humans’


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Crows are far more socially well connected and seem to share information than suspected, a Scotland research claims, saying they have human-like networks of friends and ... Read more...

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Bugs bask in sunlight to fight germs


August 26th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) A North American bug species basks in sunlight to fend off germs on the body, according to a new discovery.Western Boxelder Bugs (WBB), found largely in ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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Half of inhaled diesel soot sticks to lungs


June 29th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 29 (IANS) The exhaust from diesel-run vehicles, wood fires and coal fired power stations contains soot particles that not only pollute the air, but more dangerously, stick to ... Read more...

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Parental neglect turns kids into couch potatoes


June 24th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Parental neglect is turning kids into couch potatoes, rather than the much maligned TV, say two new studies. Oregon State University researchers examined how parenting style ... Read more...

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Drowsiness linked with learning problems at school


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) may have learning, attention and behaviour problems even though clinical tests show they are sleeping long enough at night.Penn ... Read more...

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Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

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Pain killers retard recovery from heart attack


April 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Giving pain killers to heart attack patients may actually retard their recovery. The stabbing ache in the chest, for instance, is felt when it actually stimulates ... Read more...

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One out of 30 babies born in US is a twin


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Women conceiving at older ages, thanks to the availability of fertility treatments, has spurred the birth of twins.In 2009, one in every 30 babies born in ... Read more...

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Your dog at office could be a great stress buster


April 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Taking your dog to the office could act as a real stress buster and also promote goodwill, new research says.Stress is known to contribute to employee ... Read more...

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Scientists crack riddle of clot-busting enzyme


March 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the riddle of a clot-busting enzyme, potentially opening the way to more effective therapy for stroke, heart attack and cancer.Monash University researchers, led ... Read more...

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Some probiotics better in surviving, promoting health


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Probiotics are bugs known to promote health, but only some are able to survive the harsh environment of the human digestive tract.For instance, the lactobacilli strains ... Read more...

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Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy tied to breast cancer


December 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Post-menopausal women should think twice before going in for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because it is tied to breast cancer globally, reveals a study. The study ... Read more...

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Harnessing stem cells to prevent hearing loss


December 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Scientists have set out to harness stem cells to overcome hearing loss associated with age. Keele University researchers in North Staffordshire are attempting the growth of ... Read more...

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Brisk walk cuts chocolate consumption by half


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) A brisk 15-minute walk seems to be the easiest way to cut down chocolate consumption by half at the workplace.Even in stressful situations, office workers eat ... Read more...

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Experts devise ‘defence’ against Facebook spying


December 5th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Scientists have created an interface that will help Facebook users to keep their personal information secret.Signing up for an app or game, Facebook users could ... Read more...

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Brain parasite affects reward producing chemical


November 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which infects more than 60 million people in the US alone, directly affects the output of dopamine, a key chemical that controls ... Read more...

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Commuting long distances bad for health


October 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Daily long distance commuting seems worthwhile if it is for a better job or house, but it could be bad for your health.New research shows that ... Read more...

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Profanity in visual media spurs teen aggression


October 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Profanity in the visual media is likely to increase aggression levels among teenagers, a new study says. Researchers examined the impact of profanity in the media, ... Read more...

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Elders know better: Study


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Elders can make better decisions than those who are younger, a study claims.The study found that adults aged 60 and over were better at strategising their ... Read more...

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Poor diet can bring on mental health problems


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Poor diet may be linked to mental health problems during adolescence, researchers found.In a study of 3,000 adolescents, Deakin University researchers revealed that diet quality could ... Read more...

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Lasers to treat human heart after attack


August 12th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A new laser technology has been developed that helps stem cells in the heart to reduce scarring of the organ immediately after an attack, claim Isrealite ... Read more...

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Modern humans scripted Neanderthals’ disappearance


July 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) What befell our Neanderthal ancestors to make them vanish after their domination of the world for 300,000 years? Modern humans, say scientists. According to Cambridge University ... Read more...

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Natural vitamin E protects brain cells after stroke


July 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A natural form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol can activate mechanisms that clear toxins from nerve cells, preventing their death following a stroke. This process is ... Read more...

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Antibiotic dosing guidelines to help counteract superbugs


July 5th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Doctors can now more confidently administer a drug that protects against bacterial superbugs, thanks to dosing guidelines for the antibiotic colistin.Colistin treats serious infections in critically ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet can cure diabetes


June 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Diabetic patients who consumed just 600 calories a day were able to live without their pills at the end of a two-month trial, say experts.Eleven men ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may cause high BP (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Long term exposure to estrogen, which is found in oral contraceptives, can cause high blood pressure.Doctors have traditionally believed the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives ... Read more...

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Greenland ice loss can fill world’s 11th largest lake


May 25th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Two of the three largest glaciers draining a frozen Greenland have lost so much ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie, the world's 11th ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria cause behavioural changes


May 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Intestinal bacteria affect human brains leading to behavioural changes, a recent research has revealed.McMaster University researchers have come up with the first ever evidence to show ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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Study reveals gender bias in kids’ books


May 4th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has uncovered gender bias in children's books with male characters, including male animals, leading the fictional pack.The findings of Florida State University researchers are based ... Read more...

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Just looking at a neighbourhood can give pointers to its safety


April 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one has the capacity to judge urban neighbourhood safety just by looking at its physical structures.Through a combination of interrelated studies, Binghamton ... Read more...

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Decrease in protein levels could be sign child will develop diabetes


April 26th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation could be a sign that a child will develop diabetes.Georgia Health Sciences ... Read more...

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