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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.

Alzheimer’s can be tackled ‘by treating livers of patients’

February 16, 2009 1:35:31 pm

Alzheimer's disease could be well staved off by treating the liver of sufferers,which will help them dispose of a 'toxic' protein linked to the disease.

Penning poems ‘helps brain cope with emotional turmoil’

February 16, 2009 1:26:55 pm

Penning a poem is about observing the world within you or around you,it's said. But researchers have now claimed that its also good for health.

Anti-HIV vaginal gel shows signs of success

February 14, 2009 12:24:43 pm

A vaginal gel,intended to prevent HIV infection,has shown encouraging signs of success in the 'first human clinical trial' in women,scientists have claimed.

‘Studying without playtime may stunt kids’ development’

February 13, 2009 1:58:29 pm

Parents who prefer traditional classroom-style learning to playtime in preschool and kindergarten may actually be stunting the overall development of their children.

Women ignore healthy lifestyle guidelines before pregnancy

February 13, 2009 12:51:44 pm

A new study has found that many women are not complying with the nutrition and lifestyle advice before pregnancy,even when it is planned.

Babies who gesture have bigger vocabularies: Study

February 13, 2009 12:12:45 pm

Babies who use many gestures to communicate when they are 14 months-old have much larger vocabularies when they start school than those who don't.

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!