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Beauty is in the sex of the beholder: Study

February 24, 2009 10:55:40 am

The differences are likely linked to known differences in the way male and female brains process spatial information,and probably are unique to humans.

Strong support for anti-smoking rules: Survey

February 24, 2009 10:46:14 am

The Health Minister's anti-smoking crusade has won overwhelming support in a survey carried out in four metros of the country.

Anger really can kill you: Study

February 24, 2009 10:35:42 am

Anger and other strong emotions can trigger potentially deadly heart rhythms in certain vulnerable people,US researchers said.

A gene that controls production of tooth enamel

February 24, 2009 10:25:06 am

Scientists have identified a gene that controls production of tooth enamel,promising replacement of teeth which can be grown on demand.

R-rated movies make kids more prone to smoking

February 23, 2009 1:09:32 pm

Kids who watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it’s easy to get a cigarette than those who don’t watch such films,according to a new study.

Sleeve Gastrectomy popular for fighting obesity

February 23, 2009 12:21:16 pm

The widely resorted to surgery in the developed nations is now promising to help Indians reduce 'accumulated fat' and may even help diabetics go off insulin.

Brain injury raises epilepsy risk for years: Study

February 23, 2009 12:03:14 pm

A severe brain injury puts people at high risk of epilepsy for more than a decade after they are first hurt,a finding that suggests there may be a window to prevent the condition.

Motion-induced blindness? Eyes create ‘illusion’ to help see

February 23, 2009 11:23:07 am

Motion-induced blindness is a striking visual illusion,in which moving objects can make stationary objects seem to disappear right before one's eyes.

Kids should ‘get dirty’

February 21, 2009 1:48:21 pm

Parents,if you don't want your children to become a 'couch potato',please encourage them to play outdoor and get dirty as well,experts have suggested.

UN watchdog concerned about ‘rogue internet pharmacies’

February 20, 2009 4:43:31 pm

Growing sophistication of organised drug trade,rise of 'rogue internet pharmacies' and high opium harvest in Afghanistan are prominent issues figuring in a UN watchdog report.

Violent video games desensitise us to other’s sufferings

February 20, 2009 12:22:33 pm

People who play violent video games become insensitive towards the pain and suffering of others,according to new research.

Ending prostate PSA test safe for most elderly men

February 20, 2009 12:11:40 pm

Most men over age 75 can safely discontinue screening for prostate cancer with the PSA blood test,although such screening may still benefit some older men.

Living near fast foods joints bad for heart: Study

February 20, 2009 11:25:33 am

People who live in neighbourhoods packed with fast-food restaurants are more likely to suffer strokes,US researchers said.

Facebook,MySpace could increase risk of cancer

February 19, 2009 3:59:07 pm

Are you a frequent visitor to social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace? Then there is some bad news for you.

A glass of wine a day increases risk of cancer by 168%

February 19, 2009 11:44:27 am

The study says that consuming just a 125ml glass of wine increases the chance of developing mouth and throat cancer by 168 per cent.

Why men like wet kisses with more ‘tongue action’

February 18, 2009 1:35:45 pm

US scientists have found that modern man uses smooch to pick up traces of oestrogen in a woman’s saliva and thus gauge her fertility.

Pottery,computer games could help prevent memory loss

February 18, 2009 12:40:37 pm

Playing computer games,reading magazines or crafting in middle age or later in life can delay or prevent memory loss,says a new study.

Secure mom-kid attachments predict good friendships later

February 18, 2009 12:23:07 pm

Toddlers who are strongly attached to their mothers are more likely to form closer friendships in the early grade-school years.

Test may find hidden colorectal cancers: Study

February 18, 2009 11:37:26 am

A more sensitive screening test may one day help doctors determine how far colorectal cancer has spread,US researchers said.

Vaccine book brings out hidden support,author says

February 18, 2009 11:20:29 am

Dr Paul Offit,paediatrician and vaccine inventor,is a prominent defender of childhood vaccines,tackling those who have argued that immunizations can cause autism.

Stress hormone ‘makes people brave or coward’

February 17, 2009 3:11:34 pm

Those who rise to the challenge don't experience the stress hormone rush of those who fall to pieces when the going gets tough.

Kids’ cholesterol study reassuring,US doctors say

February 17, 2009 2:51:34 pm

Fewer than 1 per cent of American teens are likely to need cholesterol drugs,says a new study that offers some reassuring news on childhood obesity.

‘Rising Life Expectancy makes India vulnerable to Parkinsonism’

February 16, 2009 6:09:23 pm

It was a first of its kind get-together where the patients suffering from an ailment had not only the opportunity to interact with the global specialists of the disease but also educated themselves on the various aspects of the same.

Loneliness ‘as harmful as smoking and obesity’

February 16, 2009 3:38:06 pm

A study reveals that loneliness raises blood pressure and stress levels,general wear and tear,and the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss: Study

February 16, 2009 1:42:06 pm

Studies tracking runners for more than 7 years found that it reduced the risk of both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.