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Some women may be genetically susceptible to smoking-related hot flashes

May 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Women who smoke and carry specific variations in the genes that impact their metabolism are at higher risk of developing hot flashes in comparison with smokers who do not carry these gene variants, researchers have found.

Now, bra that allows women to stash cellphones and other valuables

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): A small Seattle-based start-up has designed a novel bra dubbed 'JoeyBra', that has a side pocket for storing your debit card, ID and phone irrespective of bust size.

'Loss of biodiversity rivals climate change impact'

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity seems to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, says a new study.


Cassava, staple of millions, contaminated by cyanide

May 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Cassava, a staple crop found in southeast Africa, contains cyanide toxins above levels considered safe for human consumption, says a new study.

Energy drinks severely damage tooth enamel: Study

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) An alarming spike in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among teens, is irreversibly damaging the tooth enamel with their high acid content, says a study.

UK school smashes world record for largest ever human Olympic rings

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): More than 2000 students and their teachers in Britain joined together in colourful clothing to form the world's largest ever human Olympic rings logo.

Dog faeces to be used to light street lamps

May 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

London, May 2 (IANS) A 41-year-old former banker in Britain has come up with a pioneering scheme where he aims to collect four tonnes of dog waste every day across just one county and then process the faeces to light street lamps.

'Obese women receive lower starting salaries'

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and also receive lower starting salaries than their slim colleagues, an Australian study says.

British teachers to be paid for performance?

May 1, 2012 at 7:54 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) School teachers in Britain should be paid according to their performance in the classroom, British MPs have recommended.

New brain stimulation technology eases chronic migraine pain

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): A team of researchers have come out with a brain stimulation technology, which they claim could prevent migraine attacks from occurring.

Chinese teen commits suicide over dress code

May 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A 14-year-old student who jumped to her death in China to protest her school's dress code has triggered an online debate among the netizens.

Obese girls show greater poise when happy with their shape

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Young women who may be obese but are happy with their size or shape show greater levels of self-possession, which offsets any ridicule they are likely to face.

US High School claims record for having 16 sets of twins in same class

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): 32 students from Staples High School in Westport are looking forward to set a world record for being the largest throng of twins in one class.

Overweight teens 'with high body satisfaction are less depressed'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Overweight young women who are happy with the size and shape of their bodies show higher levels of self-esteem, a new study has revealed.

Six Indian-Americans win fellowships

April 28, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Six Indian Americans are among 30 immigrants and children of immigrants from 20 countries who have won 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowships to pursue advanced degrees.

NephroPlus to set up 100 dialysis centres in three years

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) NephroPlus, a leading kidney care clinic group, Friday said it plans to set up 100 dialysis centres across India over the next three years.

Zac Efron says kissing Michelle Pfeiffer was dream come true

April 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Zac Efron, who got to smooch Michelle Pfeiffer in 'New Year's Eve', has revealed that he had a secret crush on the actress since he was 18.

Watercress prevents damage caused by workout: Study

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Antioxidant-rich watercress can relieve the stress placed on the body by a strenuous workout. Even those who ate the leafy vegetable just two hours before high level exercise experienced the same level of protection, a study said.

Oil palm on peatlands trigger greenhouse gas: Study

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, April 27 (IANS) The oil palm plantations on Borneo island, a part of which falls in Indonesia, would become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 if they continue to grow unchecked, says a new study.

Strong daylight may help prevent and treat heart attacks

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, April 26 (ANI): CU medical school researchers have revealed that intense light could be used to treat heart attacks.

'Self-repair' mechanism may help identify and fix head and facial defects

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a "self-correcting" mechanism by which developing organisms recognize and repair abnormalities in the head and face.

Fish oil could be adjunct therapy for periodontal disease

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Taking fish oil may help reduce symptoms of Periodontitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth, say researchers.

Warm-up enhances body's perfromance

April 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Performing low-load luteal muscle exercises involving the buttocks boosts strength and power in the lower body, especially before a workout.

Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes

April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University.

Zac Efron looks for 'Mrs. Right'

April 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): Zac Efron is having a good time looking for the woman he would want to spend his rest of the life with but hasn't found her.

Additional BP screening may cut incidence of CVD events and death by 3pc

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): A 25 per cent increase in high blood pressure screening in 19 developing countries would reduce the number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and deaths that occur each year by up to 3 per cent in these countries, a new study has suggested.

Sticking with job you hate may lead to 'emotional exhaustion'

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Staying in an organization out of a sense of obligation or for lack of alternatives may make you emotionally exhausted, a chronic state of physical and mental depletion resulting from continuous stress and excessive job demands, a new study has suggested.

Protein that can protect nerve cells during stroke and epilepsy discovered

April 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): Neuroscientists have identified a key protein that may be activated to protect nerve cells from damage during heart failure or epileptic seizure.

Oxnard teacher who allegedly appeared in porn film wants job back

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Washington, April 22 (ANI): An Oxnard teacher who was fired for allegedly appearing in a pornographic movie is now fighting to get her job back.

Exposure to lead dust from vehicles increases violence rates

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Washington, April 22 (ANI): Childhood exposure to lead dust may have lasting physical and behavioural effects, it has been revealed.

Brain areas responsible for spirituality revealed

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

London, April 21 (IANS) The areas of brain responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences have been revealed by US researchers.

Meet, the girl with 'perfect face'

April 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

London, Apr 21 (ANI): For centuries people have pondered over 'the perfect face', and a teenage student seems to be simply the blessed one.

Achilles' heel for life-threatening malaria identified

April 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): A link between different strains of malaria parasites that cause severe disease has been identified, which could help develop vaccines or drugs against life-threatening cases of the infection.

Modest alcohol consumption 'halves risk and severity of hepatitis'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume alcohol in modest amounts, no more than one or two servings per day, are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, a new study has claimed.

Several areas of the brain are linked to spirituality

April 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM

For a very longtime scientists were speculating about a 'God spot,' a specific area of the human brain linked to spirituality, but actually several areas of the brain may be linked to such experiences, reveals a study.

Is there a 'God spot' in the brain?

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) Scientists have long speculated on a 'God spot,' a distinct area of the human brain responsible for spirituality, but actually multiple areas of the organ may be linked with such experiences, says a study.

I got prison official pregnant while in jail, says Mike Tyson

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Mike Tyson has claimed that he got a corrections official pregnant while serving a jail sentence.

Depression is more likely in teens using speed and ecstasy

April 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM

A new research has proved that Synthetic drugs are likely to put teenagers at high risk of experiencing symptoms of depression.

Teens using speed and ecstasy likelier to suffer depression

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): Synthetic drug use may put teenagers at greater risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, say researchers.

Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation and production of stringy discharge from the eyes -- reveals a study.

Acidic oceans endangering baby corals

April 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.

100 students suffer food poisoning on China campus

April 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) About 100 university students in China's Sichuan province required medication for vomiting and diarrhea Wednesday afternoon following a suspected food poisoning incident, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Artificial brain-muscle connections restore monkeys' hand movement after paralysis

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

London, April 19 (ANI): Researchers have found that an artificial connection between the brain and muscles can restore complex hand movements in monkeys following paralysis.

Reasons behind kidney stones found

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.

Mystery of kidney stone solved

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): A new study has provided evidence to explain why some people are more prone to developing kidney stones than others.

Kids get more active when given more toy choices

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): Giving children more toy choices markedly increases their physical play, especially in girls.

Sunlight plus lime juice can quickly get rid of harmful bacteria in water

April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists have found an inexpensive and effective way to quickly improve the quality of drinking water.

Caffeine intake may help improve treatment of dry eye syndrome

April 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): Researchers have found that consumption of caffeine can significantly increase the eye's ability to produce tears, suggesting that it could offer relief for millions of people with dry eye syndrome.

Genes that influence hippocampal volume identified

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered four loci that seem to be associated with decreasing the volume of the hippocampus.

Beware! Baby food very low in micro-nutrients

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, April 16 (IANS) Micro-nutrients in readymade baby meals contain less than a fifth of the recommended daily supply of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and other minerals, says a new study.

Changes in gene expression may cause high blood pressure in pregnancy

April 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that changes in the gene expression of a key enzyme may contribute to high blood pressure and increase susceptibility to forming blood clots in pregnant women with preeclampsia.

NASA's Viking robots found life on Mars 36 years ago

April 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows that NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists have revealed.

'Master switches' in colon cancer unveiled

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new mechanism by which colon cancer develops.

Jindal Global Law School signs MoUs with leading US law schools

April 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Sonipat (Haryana), April 12 (IANS) The Jindal Global Law School here has signed wide-ranging partnership agreements with three leading American law Schools to enrich academic programmes in both India and the US.

NDA gets an Army Public School

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, an officer said.

NZ school kids send 'sex images' using smartphones

April 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Wellington, Apr 12 (ANI): Misuse of cellphone by school children has forced a major policy review of mobiles and Internet by a school in New Zealand.

Overweight moms with moderately high blood sugar 'at higher health risk'

April 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Obese women who are just above average for weight and blood sugar are at a higher risk of bad pregnancy outcomes than previously known, a new study has claimed.

Achilles heel of dengue virus identified

April 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified the region on dengue virus that is neutralized in people who overcome infection with the deadly pathogen.

Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks

April 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Washington, April 12 (IANS) Overweight women with moderately elevated blood sugar are at a higher pregnancy risk than their obese counterparts with normal blood sugar or those who have gestational diabetes but normal weight.

'Pseudo-seizures' that mimic epilepsy symptoms tied to stress and poor coping skills

April 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): A number of patients admitted for treatment of intractable seizures have been discovered to have stress-triggered symptoms rather than a true seizure disorder, according to a new study.

Antioxidant could disrupt Alzheimer's

April 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): There is presently no treatment that alters the course of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Quitting job could boost your paycheck

April 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Finding a new job may be the only way to get a big pay raise, according to a new research.

300 Chinese kids ill after having school lunch

April 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Beijing, April 10 (IANS) More than 300 children fell ill after eating lunch at a school in southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said Tuesday.

Invasive heart test grossly overused

April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) An invasive test for routine heart function is being grossly overused, especially among patients who recently underwent similar, more effective tests.

Dentures may be teeming with MRSA superbugs

April 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

London, Apr 8 (ANI): Dentures may not be as clean as they look as they could be contaminated with killer bugs like MRSA, a new study has revealed.

Skipping breakfast could cause diabetes in men

April 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

London, April 7 (IANS) If you happen to be one of those who doesn't mind avoiding breakfast, watch out. For scientists have found that men regularly skipping their morning meal are more likely to develop diabetes.

Twenty million Pak children not in school: UNICEF

April 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 7(ANI): Around 20 million children in Pakistan, including an estimated 7.3 million of primary school age are not in school, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Eating berries can reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease in men

April 5, 2012 at 1:23 PM

A recent study has suggested that, consumption of strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease in men to a great extent.

Eating berries can protect men against Parkinson's disease

April 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Washington, April 5 (ANI): Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries can significantly reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease in men, suggest researchers.

Lack of employment options fuel burnout in job

April 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Sticking to an organisation out of obligation or for lack of job options can fuel emotional exhaustion, a chronic state of burnout resulting from continuous stress and excessive job demands.

New compound may check the growth of malarial parasite

April 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM

A new study has revealed that a specific drug has shown the capability of nullifying the growth of dangerous bacteria also thwarts malarial parasite.

New compound may halt growth of malaria parasite

April 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A drug candidate that has shown promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria also thwarts malarial parasite from growing, a new study has revealed.

DNA sequencing can help to identify 'driver' mutations in cancer

April 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

A recent study revealed that an effective DNA sequencing technology can not only help to identify the mutations undergone in the root of the tumor of a patient that is important for incorporating the treatment of cancer but the technology can now help to get the genetic map of evolution of the disease that can help the doctors to monitor the response to the treatment.

Climate model may help predict malaria outbreaks in India

April 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): UK researchers are working with computer modelling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are most vulnerable to malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall.

Metformin may protect against liver cancer

April 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Washington, April 2 (IANS) Metformin, a well-tolerated drug prescribed for diabetics, may also protect against liver cancer, says a new study.

More than 50 percent cancers can be prevented

April 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM

A recent study revealed that more than of all cancer is preventable. The only thing needed is to proper knowledge of information to the society to act upon.

More than 50 pc cancers preventable

April 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.

Scientists say earth makeup differs from sun

April 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Scientists are rejecting a century-old assumption that the earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun.

Noah Stewart becomes first black artist to top Brit classical album charts

April 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM

London, Apr 2 (ANI): Noah Stewart, who worked as a receptionist in a concert call few years back, has become the first black musician to top the British classical music charts, with his debut album "Noah".

DNA sequencing may help identify `driver` mutations in cancer

April 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Powerful DNA sequencing technology may not only help identify mutations at the root of a patient's tumour - considered vital for personalizing cancer treatment - but to map the genetic evolution of disease and monitor response to treatment, a new study has revealed.

Your dog at office could be a great stress buster

April 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Washington, April 1 (IANS) Taking your dog to the office could act as a real stress buster and also promote goodwill, new research says.

Fans keep sending me oriental styled pyjamas, says Rupert Grint

March 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

London, Mar 31 (ANI): Rupert Grint, who played the role of Ron Weasly in 'Harry Potter', has revealed that he doesn't know the reason why fans keep sending him pyjamas.

India to help Vietnamese teachers in English training

March 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Vietnam will be sending teachers to India for English training, besides sourcing English teachers from India, according to the ministry of human resource development. The objective behind the entire exercise will be to prepare 20,000 English teachers in Vietnam over the next few years.

Yale University brings Hindi debating to America

March 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Washington, March 29 (IANS) Students from America's top universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia are all set for a debate on the theme of "Higher education is not worth it" -- in Hindi!

Mahindra NBA Challenge tournament starts in Delhi

March 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The third season of the Mahindra NBA Challenge entered into its 2nd days and audience observed interesting matches at the Modern School ground

Texas journalist outed for leading double life as stripper

March 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM

New York, Mar 28 (ANI): A New York University graduate, who is a reporter by day and becomes a stripper at night, has been outed for leading a double life.

Researchers identifies the gene responsible for fatty liver disease in obese kids

March 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

A team of researchers has reached to the conclusion that obese youths with specific genetic variants may be more susceptible to fatty liver disease, a leading cause of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in developed countries.

Kerala teachers to get opportunity to teach in Brazil

March 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Around 500 teachers from Kerala might get an opportunity to teach in Brazilian schools in the near future, say officials.

Harvard meet on where India is headed

March 24, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Boston, March 24 (IANS) International leaders from government, business, non-profit, media and entertainment sectors are meeting here over the weekend to discuss where India stands currently and where it is headed over the next decade.

Stress in the Beta cell may provoke the development of type-1diabetes

March 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

In a recent study, Scientists found that a specialized cellular stress takes place in pancreatic beta cells before the inception of type 1 diabetes.

Beta cell stress may trigger development of type 1diabetes

March 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specific type of cellular stress takes place in pancreatic beta cells before the onset of type 1 diabetes.

Why WikiLeaks' radical transparency vision failed

March 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): The scale and implication of the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures were overstated, according to a new research.

Why WikiLeaks' radical transparency vision failed

March 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): The scale and implication of the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures were overstated, according to a new research.

Powerful cheek cells offer promise for combating immune system diseases

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Washington, March 22 (ANI): Scientists have created powerful new cells from cheek lining tissue, which could offer the answer to disorders of the immune system.

Posh puts culinary skills to work for sons' International Food day

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Victoria Beckham has been getting busy in the kitchen to prepare food for her sons Romeo and Cruz's International Food Day at school.

Ex Miss America Kirsten Haglund reveals teenage battle with anorexia

March 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

London, March 22 (ANI): Kirsten Haglund, who was crowned Miss America in 2008, has admitted that she suffered from anorexia nervosa during her early teens.

Ex Miss America Kirsten Haglund reveals teenage battle with anorexia

March 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

London, March 22 (ANI): Kirsten Haglund, who was crowned Miss America in 2008, has admitted that she suffered from anorexia nervosa during her early teens.

Posh puts culinary skills to work for sons' International Food day

March 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Victoria Beckham has been getting busy in the kitchen to prepare food for her sons Romeo and Cruz's International Food Day at school.

Powerful cheek cells offer promise for combating immune system diseases

March 22, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Washington, March 22 (ANI): Scientists have created powerful new cells from cheek lining tissue, which could offer the answer to disorders of the immune system.

English-speaking countries do well in global business

March 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Washington, March 21 (ANI): Countries that have English as at least one of their official languages, or whose main languages are linguistically close to English have higher rates of investment in other countries, according to a new study.

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