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Gene discovery sheds light on childhood cancer

April 20, 2009 10:53:14 am

Researchers have found an unexpected genetic mutation that causes a rare type of early childhood cancer.

Cancer ‘culprits’ in tobacco smoke revealed

April 20, 2009 10:48:05 am

Scientists have detected two substances in tobacco smoke that directly cause lung cancer.

Sidewalks make people more physically active

April 17, 2009 3:53:41 pm

People who have easy access to stores,transit stops and sidewalks are two times more likely to be physically active than those without these amenities.

Laugh your way to a healthy heart!

April 17, 2009 3:14:57 pm

Researchers have claimed that just 30 minutes of hearty laugh a day can reduce a person's levels of stress hormones as well as compounds that are linked to heart disease.

Moms who exercise in pregnancy ‘produce healthy babies’

April 17, 2009 11:28:29 am

A new study says that women who exercise during pregnancy produce healthy babies and reduce the risk of cot death too.

Snoring: a sign of trouble in preschoolers?

April 16, 2009 11:17:27 am

Three- to six-year-old children who snore have more symptoms of depression and anxiety,as well as attention and language problems.

Being a career woman could affect fertility: Study

April 16, 2009 11:06:09 am

Women with successful careers and high stress levels to match may be damaging their chances of having children,a study has found.

Walking around in early labour ‘better than lying flat’

April 15, 2009 11:33:25 am

Moms-to-be,please note! Walking around in early labour is better than lying flat,researchers have claimed.

Stem cell therapy helps diabetics become insulin free

April 15, 2009 11:11:40 am

A group of patients were freed from daily insulin injections for up to four years following a transplant using their own stem cells.

New treatment may restore speech to stroke,brain injury sufferers

April 15, 2009 11:04:21 am

A new treatment may prove effective in curing speech disorder in people who have suffered a stroke or brain injury.

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A baby’s first dreams: Mystery solved?

April 14, 2009 12:40:41 pm

A team has discovered that very immature foetuses can enter a dreaming sleep-like state just weeks before the first rapid eye movement is seen.

Family bonding key to reducing teen suicide

April 14, 2009 12:30:28 pm

When a teen is depressed or has attempted suicide,it’s family support,and not peer support,that provides protection in reducing future suicidal behaviour.

Skin cells form quick defence in body: Study

April 14, 2009 10:59:49 am

Scientists claim to have discovered that certain skin cells can recognise viruses and respond right away.

Bacterial count on skin rises after hand wash with soap: Study

April 13, 2009 5:52:39 pm

Hand washing with soap and water has shown paradoxical increase in bacterial counts on the skin.

‘Holy grail’ drug may make scars a thing of the past

April 10, 2009 5:09:04 pm

At the site of the wound before and after an incision,the drug,a synthetic cell- signalling agent,is injected under the skin.

Early antiretroviral therapy can reduce HIV deaths by 28%

April 10, 2009 4:06:02 pm

Early administration of antiretroviral treatment can reduce the rate of AIDS development and deaths in HIV-positive patients,an international study says.

Unhappy marriage? ‘Blame the kids’

April 10, 2009 2:49:05 pm

Nine out of ten couples suffer a downturn in "marital satisfaction" once the first child is born,the 'Daily Mail' reported.

Job promotion can be bad for mental health

April 10, 2009 12:36:22 pm

A research has found that job promotion on average produces 10 pct more mental strain.

25 lakh cancer patients in India

April 10, 2009 12:11:54 pm

Nearly 25 lakh patients in the country currently suffering from the deadly disease,according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Love at first sight real? Genetics has the answer

April 8, 2009 2:48:18 pm

An study found that at the genetic level,some males and females are more compatible than others,and this plays an important role in mate selection.

British women getting slimmer,assets larger: Study

April 8, 2009 2:19:23 pm

Researchers found out that the average bra size thinned to 34 from last year's 36 inches but the average cup size has shot up from C to D.

Indian doctors establish superbug presence on mobiles

April 8, 2009 1:52:32 pm

Navi Mumbai doctors have joined the world scientific study to establish the deadly hospital superbug MRSA in mobile phones of doctors,nurses,technicians and ward boys.

Exercise safely improves quality of life in heart patients

April 8, 2009 11:02:38 am

Heart failure patients who add regular,moderate physical activity to medical therapy generally have a higher quality of life compared to patients who receive medical therapy only.

Weight bias prevents women from becoming CEOs

April 8, 2009 10:50:07 am

Weight bias may contribute to the glass ceiling on the advancement of women to the top levels of management,according to a study.

Indian women turn surrogates to beat recession

April 8, 2009 10:22:50 am

More women are signing up to be surrogates,even nurses and teachers are lining up,as their husbands lose their jobs.