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‘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.

Medical facilities to foreign patients not at cost of Indians: Govt

February 24, 2009 2:27:54 pm

The Government today denied that special medical facilities are provided to foreigners at the cost of domestic patients for promoting medical tourism in the country.

Music therapy ‘can cure Alzheimer’s’

February 24, 2009 11:50:07 am

People suffering from Alzheimer's can slow the relentless course of the disease by tuning into their favourite songs,an international team said.

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.