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Teens involved in dating violence are also violent with siblings, peers
A new study has found that people who physically assault dating partners have a history of perpetrating violence involving siblings and peers. ANI

Exposure to seasonal flu made middle-aged prone to H1N1
A new study has suggested that faulty antibodies from previous infections boosted severity of swine flu in the middle-aged. ANI

Coming soon: A new system that 'tastes' purity of water every minute
German scientists have developed a new system that tests the purity of water every minute. ANI

103mn-yr-old first horned dino identified in South Korea
An international team of scientists has identified a new horned dinosaur that lived about 103 million years ago, in South Korea.he newly identified genus, Koreaceratops hwaseongensis, lived during the late Early Cretaceous period. It is the first specimen of the Ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Korean peninsula. ANI

Toddlers learn faster if exposed to diverse objects
A University of Iowa study has suggested that 18-month-olds who played with diversely shaped objects are likely to learn new words twice as fast as those who played with more similar objects. ANI

The 'secret ingredient' in religion that makes people happier
Scientists have revealed the secret ingredient in religion that makes people happier. ANI

Choice of colour impacts response to hypnotherapy
A new study involving a colour test showed that people who choose positive colours were nine times more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than those who chose a negative colour or no colour at all. ANI

Gene linked to congenital heart defect found
New treatment for congenital heart defects may be on its way as Princeton researchers have identified the gene that can cause the birth defect. ANI

Heart attack risk rises by 60 pc post diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
Just a year after a patient is diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, the risk of a heart attack goes up by 60 percent, reveals a new study. ANI

LGBT teens 40 pc likelier to be punished than normal teens: Study
A Yale University research has revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts. ANI

Stress and neck pain more common in women
A new study has revealed that neck pain is more common in women, irrespective of occupation of age. ANI

Study finds new tool for early detection of bowel disease
Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed a new kind of endoscope to aid the early detection and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. ANI

Email has turned office workers into 'hi-tech lab rats', says expert
A leading expert has claimed that email has turned office workers into no more than lab rats desperately craving "pellets of social interaction". ANI

Social stress accelerates development of atherosclerosis
A new study has shown that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis. ANI

Taking an active role in learning enhances memory: Study
A recent study has found out how an active participation in learning is a good way of enhancing memory. ANI

Researchers discover way to reduce food-irradiation by 50pc
A new research has developed a method, which could significantly reduce the amount of irradiation needed to kill 99.99 percent of Salmonella, E.coli and other pathogens on fresh produce. ANI

Facebook denies 'paedophiles' are behind cartoon profile campaign
Social networking site Facebook has denied rumours that paedophiles are behind the cartoon profile campaign. ANI

Starting dialysis early 'ups risk of death'
A new study has suggested that patients who are starting dialysis too early are at an increased risk of death. ANI

Daily sunscreen prevents melanoma in adults
An Australian study has shown that using sunscreen daily can prevent melanoma in adults. ANI

Psychotic-like symptoms linked to poor outcomes in depression patients
The presence of many aspects of illness in patients with depression does not appear to be associated with treatment resistance-evidence against the common hypothesis that some cases of difficult-to-treat depression are actually unrecognised bipolar disorder, according to a new study. ANI

Scientists learn to mask ginseng bitterness
Do you find ginseng bitter? Well, you won't anymore for University of Illinois scientists have learned to mask the bitterness of ginseng, a common ingredient of energy drinks. ANI

Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). ANI

How to increase the life of your Christmas tree
Researchers have discovered what causes Christmas tree needles to drop off, and how to double the lifespan of Christmas trees in homes. ANI

Sex, race and where you live impact risk of developing high blood pressure
A new study claims that s*x, race and the place of residence influences incidence of high blood pressure. ANI

Exposure to death and dying can have positive effects
Professionals who are constantly surrounded by death or dying people have a better understanding of the meaning of life, says a new study. ANI

It's easier to understand others if you imitate their accents
The next time you imitate someone's accent, do it well. ANI

Experts call for ban on e-ciggies until safety concerns are addressed
Electronic cigarettes should be banned unless the safety concerns have been addressed, say researchers. ANI

Mindfulness-based therapy 'prevents depression relapse'
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the same effect as antidepressant medication for preventing relapse among patients treated for depression, say researchers. ANI

10th-century Peru site used for sacrificing children uncovered
An anthropologist has discovered a site where inhabitants of 10th-century Peru brought sinister novelty to their rites by slaughtering children. ANI

New microbe species found in Titanic 'rusticles'
A new species of microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic. ANI

How TB bacteria to survive in infected organs
Indian researchers at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, have identified how tuberculosis bacteria thrive in infected organs. ANI

Social networking could help 'control HIV, other STDs'
A new research has indicated that online social networking sites could help control the rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in homeless youth in Los Angeles. ANI

Hanging out with healthy friends 'best way to keep fit'
Spending time with healthy peers might be the best way to keep fit, says a new study. ANI

Like humans, fish feel pain too
A new book by Penn State professor Victoria Braithwaite has suggested that fish, like most other organisms, are capable of experiencing pain and that humans can cause fish to suffer. ANI

'Calming drugs' to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome identified
In a new study, researchers have identified the molecular cause of severe depression condition and prevented it by injecting calming drugs into the brain with five hours of traumatic event. ANI

Universal influenza vaccine 'on the anvil'
Taking various seasonal flu vaccines may become a thing of the past if researchers are able design a vaccine that gives decades-long protection from any flu virus strain. ANI

Now, a robot that can read and learn like a human!
UK scientists have developed a robot that can read and learn in the real world like a human. ANI

Scientists find new method to develop flu vaccine tool
Scientist has found a new method of producing a flu vaccine that was earlier dependent on the availability of hundreds of millions of eggs. ANI

An aspirin a day 'cuts cancer death rate by 50pc'
Popping an aspirin every day is likely to decrease the risk of dying from a number of common cancers, say Brit researchers. ANI

287mn-yr-old pre-dino era predator found with fangs intact
A rare skull-complete with fangs-of a pre-dinosaur era predator that lived 287 million years ago has been found in a Texas dig. ANI

Zuckerberg did not start Facebook 'to get girls'
Giving his verdict on the Hollywood movie 'The Social Network,' Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, has denied that he set up the company in order to "get girls". ANI

New diabetes drug provides better sugar control, promotes weight loss
Combining the newer diabetes drug exenatide with insulin provides better blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes than insulin alone and helps promote weight loss, a new study has found. ANI

Parkinson's drug effective in treating restless leg syndrome
A new study has claimed that a drug prescribed for Parkinson's disease could also treat restless leg syndrome (RLS) without the adverse side effects of current therapies. ANI

Marriage makes men less 'antisocial'
The mystery of why married men behave better seems to have been finally unraveled thanks to the Michigan State University scientists. ANI

Cell phone use by pregnant mums linked to behavioural problems in kids
A new study has suggested that pregnant mothers who use mobile phones regularly are likely to give birth to kids with behavioural problems, especially if those children start using mobile phones early themselves. ANI

Family acceptance protects LGBT youth against depression, suicide
Scientists have established a link between accepting family attitudes and behaviours towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. ANI

Youngsters' over-reactive immune response 'fatal during pandemic flu'
A new study has claimed that in young adults, a strong immune response can overreact in a violent and uncontrolled fashion, resulting in fatalities. ANI

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