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London launches Paralympic torch relay


August 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) A ceremonial cauldron was lit by former event rider Claire Lomas in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay Friday.Lomas, who was paralysed ... Read more...

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Judge orders drinks to help witness spur his memory


July 18th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) A judge during a murder trial in Germany had to order drinks for a homeless alcoholic whose withdrawal symptoms started to affect his memory while testifying ... Read more...

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Steroids can kill: Dark side of body building (Health Feature)


July 13th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Twenty-eight-year-old Dev Luthra desired perfect six-pack abs before his marriage. An overdose of steroids promising to tone his physique in no time led to the ... Read more...

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Internet addiction is like drugs: Study


January 12th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Addiction to the internet could cause damage to the brain similar to that by use of alcohol and drugs, a Chinese study has said.According to scientists, ... Read more...

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(After 12) For life without a cellphone - dial in (Feature)


December 2nd, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Ankit Varma pores over his worn out, slightly yellowed diary, tracks his own smudged handwriting for a number and thumbs in the digits on his ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza facing withdrawal symptoms (Movie Snippets)


November 1st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Dia Mirza is facing a big void after producing "Love Breakups Zindagi", and says she is missing the fun on sets and her crew."After working ... Read more...

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Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed


November 1st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) A breakthrough could help drug addicts avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms.Researchers have shown how a protein in nerve cells drives the withdrawal response, a complex and intensely ... Read more...

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Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s


April 28th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the University of South Florida has found that Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques ... Read more...

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Youths inseparably hooked to mobile phones


April 19th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Young people today are so inseparably hooked to mobile phones that they seem to feel they have lost a limb when they are without them. Some ... Read more...

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Scientists find youngsters suffer gadget ‘withdrawal’


April 8th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that many young people suffer from gadget "withdrawal" when they are banned from using their computer or mobile phones.The study claims that the withdrawal ... Read more...

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3-year-old is Britain’s youngest booze sufferer


March 14th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): In what has been called a 'horrifying' case, a child aged just three years old has been treated for alcoholism at a hospital.Doctors diagnosed the West Midlands toddler ... Read more...

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Binge drinking? Blame it on your genes


March 1st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Two genes that seem to trigger binge drinking have been identified, potentially paving the way to better treatments for excessive alcohol consumption. Researchers found that manipulating two ... Read more...

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Pills to bust blues raise heart attack risk


December 14th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Pills to bust the blues carry fatal heart attack risks too, says a new research. The latest study by Mark Hamer of the University College, London shows ... Read more...

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Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to kick the butt


October 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers may now have a reason to explain why many smokers struggle to kick the butt.According to a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center ... Read more...

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Facebook Down - Don’t Panic


September 24th, 2010 - 2:28 am ICT by admin
By Sajal Kayan Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook, the social networking site is currently down. Dutch based BNO News is reporting that the site is offline due to "technical fault". On attempting ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation leads to ‘effortless’ smoking cessation, weight loss


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new case report revealed that electrical stimulation of the brain in a patient with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) led to some unanticipated benefits-"effortless" smoking cessation and weight ... Read more...

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NASA turns down Chilean miners request for alcohol, cigarettes


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.2 (ANI): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the executive branch agency of the United States Government, which is responsible for the nation's civilian space, has reportedly turned down requests for ... Read more...

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Meet the Chinese man who has eaten over 1000 light bulbs in 40yrs!


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A Chinese, man who is addicted to eating light bulbs, has eaten more than 1000 light bulbs since he first ate it as a dare.Wang, 52, has even ... Read more...

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With heavy heart, a proud South Africa bid adieu to the world


July 10th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) Irrespective of whoever wins or loses World Cup 2010, the month-long party will come to an end for South Africa Sunday night as they prepare ... Read more...

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Bachchan-Balki team up for 15 minute film


June 18th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Director R. Balakrishnan and superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who together gave two extremely unconventional hits - "Cheeni Kam" and "Paa" - will now team up ... Read more...

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Bachchan-Balki Get Together For A 15-Minute, Short-Film


June 18th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Even as Balki puts finishing touches to the script for his third film featuring the Big B in ... Read more...

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‘Natural’ new pill could boost women’s sex drive


June 13th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 13 (ANI): Australian institutions are taking part in a worldwide trial to find out whether a new contraceptive pill - the first to contain a natural form of oestrogen - ... Read more...

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Drinking alcohol over long period affects brain


May 6th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Drinking alcohol over a long period profoundly affects the brain, which adapts to the intoxicant and causes withdrawal symptoms when consumption stops. Neuroscientists from the University of Southampton's School ... Read more...

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‘Hair of the dog’ may help cure hangover, but increase alcohol dependency


May 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Neuroscientists from the University of Southampton's School of Biological Sciences claim that the "hair of the dog" may cure a hangover but it can also increase alcohol dependency.Drinking ... Read more...

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E-cigarettes can help kick the butt


April 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Nicotine delivered via an e-cigarette can help curb the urge to smoke, says new research. E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery devices that resemble cigarettes but do not use tobacco. ... Read more...

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Is your teenager addicted to the internet?


April 11th, 2010 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A survey has revealed that teenagers are addicted to online computer games, social networking sites and e-mails and discovered that many of them find it hard to control ... Read more...

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Teenage smoking ‘leads to increased susceptibility to alcohol withdrawal in adulthood’


March 7th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Smoking cigarettes in adolescence makes people more susceptible to the negative effects of alcohol withdrawal later in life, Baylor University researchers have said.Scientists have found that the chronic ... Read more...

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‘Food addiction’ plays major role in obesity epidemic


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Food addiction is a reality in some individuals and should be considered as a major factor while managing the obesity epidemic, according to a new study.Compulsive and out ... Read more...

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Passive tobacco smoke exposure ‘can lead to nicotine dependence’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study on rats has shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence.Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure ... Read more...

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Long-term antidepressant drug use causes rise in prescriptions: Study


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southampton have found that a dramatic rise in antidepressant prescriptions issued by GPs has been caused by a year on year increase in ... Read more...

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Beware of exercise addiction, it could prove fatal


October 23rd, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The six-pack or the eight-pack abs of Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan may look mighty impressive but it's inspiring many youngsters to pump ... Read more...

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Orissa pays compensation for custodial death of a prisoner


September 14th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.14 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today welcomed the payment of compensation of Rs 100,000 by the Orissa government to the family members of Takala alias Muktikanta ... Read more...

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Quit smoking before surgery, heal faster


September 4th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) People who start nicotine replacement therapy at least four weeks before surgery can halve their risk of poor wound healing, says a new analysis. "It is not easy ... Read more...

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Nicotine replacement therapy can cut complication risk after surgery


September 4th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Nicotine replacement therapy at least four weeks before surgery can almost halve the risk of poor wound healing in smokers, suggest researchers."It is not easy to quit smoking ... Read more...

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Extreme exercise can be physically addicting


August 18th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Hard-runners, beware. A new study on mice has found that excessive running shares similarities with drug-taking behavior.The scientists who conducted the study reason that if excessive exercise is ... Read more...

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