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Study ties passive smoking to dementia

February 13, 2009 11:18:52 am

Passive smoking appears to significantly raise a person's risk of dementia and other forms of cognitive problems,British and US researchers said.

Obesity may raise migraine risk: US study

February 13, 2009 11:11:35 am

Obesity may raise the risk of getting migraines,the latest health problem to be associated with being much too heavy,US researchers said.

Scientists ‘map DNA of common cold for the first time’

February 13, 2009 10:32:06 am

Scientists have deciphered the genetic code of common cold for the first time,a breakthrough which they claim could herald effective new treatments for the ubiquitous virus.

Sahara to invest Rs 2k cr in 2-3 yrs in healthcare sector

February 12, 2009 4:45:01 pm

Sahara has said that it will invest Rs 2,000 cr in the next two-three years for setting up three super specialty hospitals in different parts of the country.

Now,a novel approach to starve tumours of cancer proteins

February 12, 2009 3:53:42 pm

A group of scientists have identified a new mechanism whereby tumours develop.

‘Green’ plastics could help reduce carbon footprint

February 12, 2009 3:30:39 pm

A study has suggested that renewable plastic made from plants could significantly reduce carbon footprint.

Female seed beetles are ‘sex-thirsty’

February 12, 2009 3:23:43 pm

According to a new study,the female insects seek out intimate moments not to increase their chances of becoming fertilized,but for hydration.

Multiracial identity linked to social and personal well-being

February 11, 2009 4:52:28 pm

Multiracial identity is associated with better social and personal well-being,according to a new study.

Brain-training games ‘do more harm than good’

February 11, 2009 4:39:06 pm

If you ignore physical workout and think that brain-training games would hold back the onset of mental decline as you age,think again.

Two-step chemical process turns raw biomass into biofuel

February 11, 2009 3:18:21 pm

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,US,have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel.

Swinging arms contribute nothing to human gait

February 11, 2009 3:09:08 pm

Contrary to the common belief that swinging arms help drive the human gait,a new study has revealed that they contribute nothing to the way of walking.

Patients’ expectations behind prescribing injections: Doctors

February 11, 2009 1:57:53 pm

Psychological relief to the patients and their expectations of a faster relief can supersede the rational reasons for the doctor while prescribing injections.

Now,hair restoration gets regulatory body

February 11, 2009 1:33:15 pm

Hair restoration has come a long way since the Middle Ages when a rancid rhino fat and rosemary concoction was applied on bald pates by virgins!

Alarming increase in cancer cases in TN textile hub

February 11, 2009 1:07:11 pm

Erode district is witnessing an alarming number of cancer cases due to drinking water contamination by various factory units into Kalaingarayan canal.

Immune system may worsen chronic lung diseases in smokers

February 10, 2009 5:37:26 pm

The immune system of smokers with chronic lung diseases can backfire,and actually worsen their condition,according to new research.

Enjoy heart-healthy V-Day with chocolate,wine and romance

February 10, 2009 4:51:09 pm

Researcher says that chocolate,wine and romance can turn out to be really good for your heart,if taken in moderation.

Multvitamins no shield against cancer,heart diseases

February 10, 2009 4:23:27 pm

Multivitamin supplements are unable to prevent the risk of cancer or cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women,says a study.

Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: Study

February 10, 2009 4:20:26 pm

Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer,in particular a more aggressive form of the disease,according to a study.

Female intelligence increases during motherhood: Study

February 9, 2009 3:14:58 pm

If you think that pregnant women suffer lapses in memory,think again,for a study has revealed that the 'baby brain' concept is nothing but a myth.

Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: Study

February 9, 2009 3:04:46 pm

Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer,in particular a more aggressive form of the disease,according to a US study.