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Children of older fathers perform less well in intelligentsia

March 10, 2009 10:59:42 am

Children of older fathers perform less well in intelligence tests during infancy and early childhood,Australian researchers have found.

Hot weather can trigger migraine: Study

March 10, 2009 10:47:30 am

A new study has finally confirmed what many have long observed – hot weather 'triggers migraine and other debilitating types of head pain'.

Insurance cover denied to Aussies with genetic fault

March 10, 2009 10:43:26 am

The first study in the world revealing genetic discrimination has found number of Australians being denied insurance protection because of their genetic make-up.

Indian-origin scientist uses hair ‘to manage AIDS’

March 9, 2009 4:24:37 pm

Scientists have discovered that examining the levels of antiretroviral drugs in 'hair samples' of HIV patients' on therapy can strongly predict the treatment's success.

Ecstasy may help in psychiatric treatment

March 9, 2009 2:03:17 pm

The pharmaceutical version of the drug also known as MDMA has been found effective in treating patients undergoing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Regular family meals improve teens’ eating habits

March 9, 2009 12:54:43 pm

Adolescents participating in regular family meals report more healthful diets and meal patterns compared to adolescents without regular family meals.

Giving teens more time to sleep helps studies

March 9, 2009 12:02:47 pm

Giving teenagers more time to sleep helps boost their concentration levels,and consequently grades in school,according to a leading head teacher.

Not too bright? Blame it on your father

March 8, 2009 4:20:47 pm

Not too bright? Now,you can blame it on your old man,for a new study has revealed that children with older fathers have low IQs.

Valley’s first ‘conjointed’ twins to go under the knife

March 7, 2009 3:08:19 pm

Shaheena,20,delivered conjointed twins,the first such case in Kashmir and doctors believe that they have low chances of survival.

Microbicide gel offers promising HIV prevention for women

March 6, 2009 4:04:38 pm

A vaginal microbicide gel has for the first time shown some promise to prevent HIV infection in women in a clinical trial.

Depression due to recession more in men: Study

March 6, 2009 1:14:00 pm

A new study has found that males who think they may lose their jobs become more depressed and stressed than women in the same situation.

Green tea ‘helps promote healthy teeth,gums’

March 6, 2009 1:06:09 pm

A study found that people who drink green tea regularly have superior periodontal health than those who had less green tea.

Earlier family violence worsens older women’s well-being

March 6, 2009 12:47:49 pm

Older women exposed to high levels of family violence during lifetimes are likely to have poor health,according to a new study.

Coming soon: A vaccine for diabetes?

March 6, 2009 12:34:46 pm

Scientists have claimed that a vaccine to prevent children from developing diabetes could be developed,after they discovered a link between a family of viruses and the disease.

Sugar overdose can accelerate ageing

March 6, 2009 12:21:16 pm

You need not search for that fountain of youth to stay young,for ageing can be kept at bay just by cutting back on sugar intake.

Older boozers get plastered faster than younger ones

March 6, 2009 12:13:23 pm

After all of their admonitions about safe drinking,it turns out older adults can’t handle booze as well as they think.

Optimists live longer and healthier lives: Study

March 6, 2009 11:30:13 am

Optimists live longer,healthier lives than pessimists,US researchers said in a study that may give pessimists one more reason to grumble.

More proof that it’s never too late to start exercise

March 6, 2009 11:20:03 am

People who put off regular exercise until they hit the age of 50 can still benefit from physical activity but it appears to take 10 years for the effects to kick in.

Belly fat makes breathing hard: Study

March 6, 2009 11:11:27 am

Carrying excess weight around the middle can impair lung function,adding to a long list of health problems associated with belly fat,French researchers said.

A bad marriage raises cardiac risk in women

March 5, 2009 11:44:32 am

Women in strained marriages are more likely than other wives to have high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease.

Elderly control emotions better than young adults

March 5, 2009 11:25:11 am

While regulating a feeling of disgust,elderly carry out memory-intensive tasks better than young adults,says a new study.

Depression ups heart disease risk more than genetics

March 5, 2009 11:11:09 am

Men with depression are twice as likely to develop heart disease with the passing years,compared to those without history of depression.

Mobile while travelling dangerous for drivers,pedestrians

March 5, 2009 10:44:08 am

Whether travellers use the phone while driving or while walking,it is increasing the deaths of pedestrians as well drivers and passengers,studies show.

We’re friendlier ‘to people who resemble us’

March 4, 2009 3:40:19 pm

People are more naturally drawn to people who look like them than their own relatives – if the resemblance was too strong.

Teens respond positively to parents’ ‘no smoking’ advice

March 4, 2009 2:26:29 pm

Teenagers are more positive today towards parents’ attempts to discourage them from smoking,regardless of whether or not they smoked,than in the past.