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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.

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.