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Adoption preferences differ for gays,straights

April 3, 2009 3:01:20 pm

A study says gay men are more likely to have a gender preference for their adopted child whereas heterosexual men are the least likely.

Maternal smoking ‘could kill babies’

April 3, 2009 2:39:32 pm

A new study says that maternal smoking impairs the arousal ability of babies and increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Beverage consumption bigger factor in weight loss: Study

April 3, 2009 12:56:27 pm

Desperate to shed flab? A new study says that beverage consumption is actually a bigger factor when it comes to weight loss.

Blood protein ‘may hold key to preventing tumour growth’

April 3, 2009 12:44:37 pm

Researchers have identified a protein that can help in shutting down blood vessel growth,which could inhibit tumour growth in cancer patients.

A revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure?

April 2, 2009 3:36:05 pm

Scientists have developed a 'world-first' treatment to lower high blood pressure and risk of sudden death,a finding they claim could revolutionise treatment for hypertension.

Screening can reduce prostate cancer: Cambridge study

April 2, 2009 2:41:18 pm

Screening for prostate cancer using prostate specific antigen (PSA) would lead to a reduction in advanced stage prostate cancer by up to 54 per cent.

Female doctors more caring to depression patients than male

April 2, 2009 12:41:50 pm

Female doctors are more caring while treating patients suffering from depression,a new Australian study has found.

Marijuana component has anti-cancer properties: Study

April 2, 2009 11:30:16 am

Infamous for being a narcotic agent,marijuana also has anti-cancer properties which could be used to treat malignant cells in the brain,a new study has claimed.

Stem cell study launched for acute brain-stroke patients

April 1, 2009 3:43:53 pm

Doctors in the US have launched an experimental study to therapeutically treat acute brain-stroke patients with their own stem cells.

Sleep problems may up suicide risk,study finds

April 1, 2009 11:15:40 am

People who suffer chronic sleep problems are more likely to think about suicide or actually try to kill themselves,researchers said.

Men are the weaker sex: Health study

April 1, 2009 10:41:09 am

Are men the weaker sex? Well,a new study has found scientific evidence that a male baby is born with more associated risks than his female counterparts.

Now,a nano diagnostic device for deadly diseases

March 31, 2009 4:11:12 pm

Bigtec has developed hand held device that can be used in remote areas to diagnose infectious diseases.

Australian plant may produce anti-HIV microbicide gel

March 31, 2009 12:24:17 pm

A genetically-altered Australian cousin of tobacco plant could become the source of a potent chemical that promises to contain spread of HIV.

‘Five-in-one’ pill may halve heart problems: Indian study

March 31, 2009 11:36:34 am

Touted as the ‘magic bullet’,it aims to treat multiple components of heart disease,so that people have to take lesser number of medications and thus increase compliance.

Being thin is what ages us most,says study

March 31, 2009 11:14:06 am

For women who think being slim makes you look younger,a new study has found that people over 40 look younger if they have fatter face.

Rise in late preterm births cause for concern: Study

March 31, 2009 10:27:47 am

Babies born just a few weeks prematurely are more likely to have developmental and behavior problems later on.

Scientists use radiowaves to reduce BP,sugar

March 31, 2009 10:27:09 am

Australian scientists have come up with an idea to treat high BP and blood sugar by radio waves to silence or destroy nerves in arteries supplying blood to the kidneys.

Fat infants at risk of being obese toddlers: Study

March 31, 2009 10:24:54 am

Infants who gain too much weight as babies are more likely to grow into obese toddlers,showing the importance of early eating habits.

Some girls are born to be anorexic: Study

March 30, 2009 4:31:22 pm

A new study has busted decades of belief that anorexia is mainly caused by social factors,after researchers have found some girls are born to be anorexic.

Women’s ‘time of the month’ determines shopping desire!

March 30, 2009 3:56:15 pm

Ladies,now you have the perfect excuse to go on a shopping spree – researchers claim that it's a woman's 'time of the month' which determines her purchasing desire.

Read to reduce stress,says study

March 30, 2009 3:05:52 pm

A new study has now claimed that reading works better and faster than listening to music when it comes to calming frazzled nerves.

Playing violent computer games ‘can improve eyesight’

March 30, 2009 2:03:00 pm

A new study has revealed that playing violent action games,which involve killing opponents,can help in enhancing people's ability to see subtle changes of light and dark against a uniform background.

Pope is ‘distorting condom science’: Journal

March 27, 2009 4:43:43 pm

Prestigious medical journal,the Lancet,has blamed the Pope for distorting science by saying that condoms are not the answer to HIV/AIDS.

Drinking hot tea ‘raises the risk of throat cancer’

March 27, 2009 11:09:49 am

Relish your tea,for researchers have claimed that sipping scalding tea could raise the risk of developing throat cancer.

Scientists find safer way to make human stem cells

March 27, 2009 10:40:30 am

U.S. researchers said they have found a safer way to coax human skin cells into becoming powerful embryonic-like stem cells.

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