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Tadpoles ‘could prevent skin cancer’

January 30, 2009 10:32:01 am

A team at the University of East Anglia has identified a compound which blocks the movement of the pigment cells that give the tadpoles their distinctive markings.

Lowly worm offers new clues on stroke,heart drugs

January 30, 2009 10:22:58 am

Worms that can survive with almost no oxygen are teaching scientists how to rescue oxygen-starved cells in humans who suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Stem cell transplants show promise for multiple sclerosis

January 30, 2009 9:55:33 am

US researchers have reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in early stage patients by using bone marrow stem cell transplants to reset the immune system.

Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine

January 29, 2009 4:16:33 pm

Researchers in Japan said they had developed a flu vaccine that works against multiple viruses and could prevent a deadly pandemic of bird flu mutations.

Diabetes can be curbed by lifestyle modifications

January 29, 2009 2:44:12 pm

The alarming incidence of diabetes in India can be curbed by lifestyle modification measures and dietary changes,leading endocrinologist has said.

Parent’s tobacco use influences teens’ smoking

January 29, 2009 12:41:11 pm

The effect is particularly strong if young people are exposed to a parent's tobacco use before their teen years,research said.

Want a good night’s sleep? Find the right partner

January 29, 2009 12:22:43 pm

Women who were happily married or in a good relationship reported better sleep at night,a new study has found.

Kidney donation appears safe in long term

January 29, 2009 12:06:21 pm

Carefully selected kidney donors can expect to live just as long as non-donors do and to experience no significant decline in kidney function.

More evidence pre-term birth tied to autism: Study

January 29, 2009 11:56:05 am

A US study looking at children born more than three months prematurely provided fresh evidence linking pre-term birth and autism.

Effects of concussion last decades,study suggests

January 29, 2009 11:39:09 am

A single concussion early in an athlete's career can take a toll on memory,attention and reaction time 30 years later.

Cured meats tied to childhood leukaemia risk

January 29, 2009 11:19:32 am

Children who regularly eat cured meats may have a heightened risk of leukaemia,while vegetables and soy products may help protect against cancer.

People buying ‘fake’ drugs online ‘may be funding terrorism’

January 28, 2009 4:26:34 pm

People buying ‘fake’ drugs on the Internet unknowingly could be supporting terrorism apart from risking their own lives.

Owners may spread germs to dogs by not washing hands

January 28, 2009 4:15:09 pm

Dog owners are more likely to spread germs to their pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with them,or getting licks on the face.

Brain scanning shows stress disrupts thinking in men

January 28, 2009 3:29:50 pm

Scanning the brains of 20 male medical students preparing for their board exams,a research team has found that stress disrupts human thinking.

Want to get healthy? Exercise 7 minutes a week

January 28, 2009 12:28:39 pm

Rigorous workouts lasting as little as three minutes may help prevent diabetes by helping control blood sugar,British researchers said.

Plastic chemical may stay in body longer: Study

January 28, 2009 11:26:07 am

A controversial chemical used in many plastic products may remain in the body longer than previously thought,US researchers said.

Medical hoax: ‘Cello scrotum’ was just a test tickle

January 28, 2009 11:08:01 am

A top doctor who is also a member of Britain's House of Lords has admitted to a prank 34-years-ago – inventing an oddball medical condition called 'cello scrotum'.

Two doner kebabs can give a week’s worth of saturated fat

January 27, 2009 5:01:05 pm

Just two doner kebabs,the most popular post-pub snack in the UK,can give people their recommended saturated fat intake for a week.

People buy a pen to restore shaken self-confidence: Study

January 27, 2009 3:20:54 pm

People who have momentarily lost confidence in their intelligence are likely to buy a pen because it will help restore their self confidence.

Sitting on plane’s window seat raises blood clot risk

January 27, 2009 3:00:51 pm

A new study has claimed that sitting close to the window on a plane can raise a passenger's chance of developing a deep vein thrombosis.

Health info technology saves lives,costs: Study

January 27, 2009 12:01:57 pm

Hospitals that used computers to keep track of patient records and manage care had lower rates of deaths,complications and costs.

Using water in toilet ‘serious health risk’; employee fired

January 27, 2009 11:50:29 am

An Australian-based engineering firm has reportedly sacked an employee for using water instead of toilet paper in the washroom.

Aus thong lovers at greater risk of developing skin cancer

January 27, 2009 11:43:45 am

Australia's thong lovers,who relish spending time under the sun with exposed feet,are at a greater risk of developing skin cancer.

Aerobic,resistance best exercises for elderly

January 27, 2009 11:21:32 am

Older,obese adults who do a combination of aerobic and resistance exercises have less insulin resistance and are better able to do simple tasks.

Alcohol can improve men’s sexual performance: Aus study

January 27, 2009 11:03:05 am

Alcohol improves rather than damages men's performance in the bedroom if taken within safe guidelines,a new study has revealed.