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Night-shift can make you obese,prone to heart disease

March 3, 2009 11:33:01 am

A study has revealed that it can make one obese because it slows down the natural metabolism,raising the risk of cardio-vascular disease and diabetes.

Viewing TV two hours a day ‘doubles asthma risk’

March 3, 2009 10:47:13 am

Young children who spend more than two hours glued to the TV every day double their risk of developing asthma,a study has found.

Hormone patch to perk up women’s sex drive ‘may not work’

March 3, 2009 10:39:08 am

Hormone patch designed to pep up a woman’s flagging sex drive after womb and ovary removal may not work,according to researchers.

Alcohol abuse may lead to depression: Study

March 3, 2009 9:51:51 am

Excessive alcohol drinking may increase the risk of depression,a long-term study conducted over 25 years has found.

Distracted kindergarteners become gamblers: Study

March 3, 2009 9:43:30 am

Children rated as impulsive in kindergarten appear more likely to begin gambling behaviours like playing cards or placing bets before they hit middle school.

Scientists on track of ‘spare part’ stem cell treatments

March 2, 2009 4:02:41 pm

Researchers are on track to develop wide-ranging 'spare part' stem cell treatments without having to destroy human embryos.

Vitamin B12 can prevent major birth defects

March 2, 2009 3:11:37 pm

Before becoming pregnant,women need to get enough vitamin B12 in addition to folic acid to cut their risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect.

Unhappy kids ‘more likely to have poor health later in life’

March 2, 2009 3:04:10 pm

A study found that kids described as ‘miserable’ or ‘unhappy’ by teachers were five times more likely to be off work through ill-health in middle age.

TV may do no harm or good to babies: Study

March 2, 2009 2:43:53 pm

Whether watching television hurts or helps babies' development has divided researchers and parents. A study released concluded it does neither.

Long-term use of nutrient supplements ‘ups cancer risk’

February 27, 2009 3:37:31 pm

Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements could raise the risk of lung cancer.

Lack of motivation,home environment cause dyslexia: Book

February 27, 2009 1:35:51 pm

Lack of motivation and absence of a literate environment at home are mainly responsible for difficulties in reading among kids,a new book says.

Doodling ‘helps with memory’

February 27, 2009 12:50:53 pm

Doodling signals boredom and lack of attention but scribbling on a piece of paper while someone is talking actually helps one to remember the details.

Modern lifestyle habits help prevent tooth decay

February 27, 2009 12:24:49 pm

The effects of fluoride toothpaste,good oral hygiene and health education,might override the effects of food alone on tooth decay.

Houseplants have positive effects on old people

February 27, 2009 12:06:06 pm

Caring for houseplants can have very positive effects on the lives of retirement community residents,according to a new study.

Research reveals some of Alzheimer’s secrets

February 27, 2009 10:09:22 am

Scientists are unraveling some of the mechanisms behind the plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease,offering new leads to treat the brain-wasting disease.

HIV quickly evolving among large groups: Study

February 26, 2009 1:02:40 pm

The AIDS virus is quickly adapting across large groups of people to avoid triggering the human immune system,posing another challenge in the search for a potential vaccine.

Meditation is the best stress-buster for college students

February 25, 2009 3:33:46 pm

Students who meditate are better off when it comes to dealing with stress in college,according to a new research at American University.

Too much PlayStation may damage hands

February 25, 2009 12:50:09 pm

Keeping too tight a grip on the console and furiously pushing the buttons can cause a newly identified skin disorder marked by painful lumps on the palms.

Yoga cuts depression by half in breast cancer patients

February 25, 2009 12:38:43 pm

Yoga not only provides emotional benefits to women with breast cancer,but also reduces their chances of depression.

Bird flu vaccine production still lags: Study

February 24, 2009 4:54:37 pm

Drug companies have increased their capacity by 300 per cent but will still need four years to meet global demand in the event of a pandemic.

How to avoid mood-induced overindulgence

February 24, 2009 4:31:26 pm

For people who overindulge in food or shopping when excited or sad a new report recommends some simple techniques that can help them act wisely.

Going grey? Hair ‘bleaches itself as people age’

February 24, 2009 4:21:43 pm

Why people turn grey is no longer a grey area,for scientists have finally solved the mystery by discovering that hair bleaches itself as people age.

Social websites ‘harm children’s brains’

February 24, 2009 3:54:41 pm

Popular social networking sites shorten attention spans,encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centred,a scientist says.

Mental fatigue can lower physical endurance

February 24, 2009 3:46:24 pm

When performing a mentally fatiguing task prior to a difficult exercise test,people reach exhaustion faster than when they did the same when mentally rested.

‘Trust your heart’ be it choosing ice cream or life partner

February 24, 2009 2:30:51 pm

‘Trust your heart’ is the mantra,when it comes to picking out clothing or choosing a flavour of ice cream,a house and even a life partner,says a new study.