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New Horse Therapy Gives Hope to Cancer Patients: Study

Based on assumption that regular horse ride or getting in touch with a horse could radically improve the physical and psychological well-being of patients, a new horse therapy has become popular now. Horses give patients a sense of empowerment and a path to peace and tranquility. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside ...

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Peanut Allergy? Oral Immunotherapy Safe, Effective, says Study

For peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective as it suppresses allergic immune responses to peanut in children, said a study. The OIT treatment of peanut allergy consists of eating small amount of peanut protein daily and increasing it gradually. As some studies have already shown that peanut OIT in older children can provide protection against potentially ...

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Increasing Filtered Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Cirrhosis in Kidney: Study

Brushing aside the side effects of caffeine, drinking coffee may reduce cirrhosis or liver damage from food and alcohol, said a new study by researchers at Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Analyzing data of more than 430,000 participants, researchers found that drinking two additional cups of coffee daily has resulted in lowering the risk of developing cirrhosis by 44%. ...

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Changes in Teenagers’ Brains Not Negative But Faster, Productive: UCLA Study

All over the world, adolescence get a bad rap with parents grappling with their behavior changes, mood swings and raging hormones, of immaturity and rebellion. Daniel J. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, however, says that it is all wrong. In his best-selling book, “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain,” Siegel writes about new findings to ...

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High Arsenic Found in US Red Wines, Health Risk Not Ruled Out

A team from the University of Washington found that out of 65 wines produced from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — all but one have arsenic levels far exceeding the limit permitted. The US Environmental Protection Agency allows drinking water to contain no more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic but ...

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Night Blindness Found in Dogs Too

Night blindness found humans is not confined to them alone but also dogs too can get affected with a form of night blindness, said researchers, which included an Indian-origin scientist. Known as Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB), those who have normal vision during the daytime can’t find objects in the night and it varies from person to person depending on ...

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Piecing Together How Crew Survived 1813 Shipwreck in Alaska…

  The wreck of the frigate Neva, which occurred in January 1813 near the city of Sitka, has been surrounded by stories and legends for two centuries though the survivors were rescued a month later and taken to Sitka. With no official records of the wreck available, researchers are seeking to verify the wreck location and confirm the site of a ...

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Without Humans, How the World Would Have Been?

Without humans, the whole world would have looked like Serengeti, says a new study that projected a scenario of the natural worldwide diversity patterns of mammals in the absence of past and present humans. Since the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa, which reflects past human activities – and not climatic or other environmental constraints, the new ...

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Smokers Gain Weight after Quitting, Confirms Study

Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting, said a new study. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked daily and current body mass index (BMI) are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain ...

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Want to Improve Your Sperm Quality? Try Having Casual Sex: Study

Man produce healthier and better sperm in a shorter amount of time during an encounter with unfamiliar sexual partners according to a new study. According to an interesting research Men who sleep with a variety of different partners produce better quality sperm and more promiscuous men reach orgasm faster. Also read: Xiaomi’s First ‘Made in India’ Smartphone Redmi 2 Prime Launched ...

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What’s the Origin of Kissing? Is it Practised in all Cultures?

Kissing is for sitcoms and movies with little to do in most cultures and many traditions abhor the open kissing as uncomfortable and even flat-out repulsive act. How did it origin by the way? Going by some anthropological studies, kissing is not universal and some cultures abhor it while some interesting studies show that kissing originated from chimapnzees. Justin Garcia ...

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Omega-3 fatty acids may help cancer patients, but risk of prostate cancer looms

Using omega-3 fatty acids in anti-tumor medications may improve cancer treatment said a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom, notwithstanding the fact that a year ago another study linked these acids to an increased risk of prostate cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), examined 50 ...

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Hatha Yoga Helps Memory Retention Compared to Treadmill Run, Aerobics: Study

In a sample-based research conducted on 30 subjects, ‘Hatha’ Yoga was found to be helpful in improving brain functions compared to those who had opted for aerobic exercises for the same period of time. The study conducted by Indian-origin student Neha Gothe and her group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed that just yoga postures called Hatha Yoga ...

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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites, hope to find alien life soon

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life, though it could be in microform. The researchers examined samples from six meteorites of volcanic rock that originated on Mars and found that the meteorites contain gases in the same proportion and with the same isotopic composition as the ...

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In Praise of Canola Oil to Reduce Your Cholesterol, Belly Fat

While research is in praise of olive oil till now, new study has thrown light on similar health benefits for canola oil that is extracted from the canola plant for use as kitchen oil. Besides its nutritional value, canola oil is billed as weight-reducing agent to tackle obesity and lifestyle risks in modern day food habits. With its taste-less and ...

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Sharing Toothbrush or paste leads to bacterial infections: Study

Bacteria can pass on easily if people share toothbrushes and even paste as the bacteria fecal coliforms spread far wide and faster and results in the willies in the intestines, says a study. Traceable to similar studies in the past, bathrooms or washrooms are the focal points of baterial infections coming under researchers’ radar increasingly of late. Lauren Aber of ...

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Why Smokers Don’t Vote? Mistrust or Marginalisation?

As a latest study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center showed people who smoke are less likely to vote than their non-smoking peers, while many studies earlier attributed it to political mistrust in institutions. “We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and activities and with less interpersonal trust than nonsmokers. ...

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Indian Metros Host 255 Malls but 90% Bleeding in Losses

According to property consultants JLL India, out of 255 malls in major Indian cities, merely 10 percent are running in break-even or profitable condition, while the rest are bleeding and making huge losses or loosing stream fast. Giving initial figures for Delhi NCR region, the report said out of 100, just 12 are making sense in the capital region known ...

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Aspirin thrice a week reduces lung disease risk: Study

While apsirin was known to have some positive effects on cardiovascular diseases, a latest study said the decades-old wonder drug can also slow down, if not eliminate, emphysema lung disease. Emphysema, triggered by smoking cigarettes, damages the air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs, leading to shortness in breathing and finally turning fatal. It is one of several lung diseases known ...

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