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Study says yoga reduces anxiety and improves mood
Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than other forms of exercise, according to a study published in the November edition of prestigious monthly Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. ANI

New study paves for novel treatments for regenerating liver, bone marrow
A new study has shed light on how the liver regenerates itself by demonstrating that endothelial cells-the cells that form the lining of blood vessels-play a key role. ANI

Scientists identify Grand Challenges to address global sustainability
Five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change have been identified by the international scientific community. ANI

Worms 'effective in the fight against irritable bowel disease, allergies'
The next time you feel sick to your stomach or suffer from severe hay fever, swallow a worm instead of medicines. ANI

Almonds can boost men's s*x lives
Here's a piece of advice for men who want a healthy s*x life - start taking more almonds. ANI

'Ice-free' surfaces to repel freezing water
Scientists have designed and demonstrated ice-free nanostructured materials that literally repel water droplets before they even have the chance to freeze. ANI

Mathematical model of red blood cells' life cycle may predict anemia risk
Scientists have developed a mathematical model reflecting how red blood cells change in size and hemoglobin content during their four-month lifespan. ANI

Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since then about preventing, controlling and treating influenza. ANI

Fruit fly study sheds light on brain development and diseases
Scientists have identified a new genetic marker that makes fruit fly a better model for brain development and diseases. ANI

Obstructive sleep apnea may shrink brain's gray matter
A new research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in problems with cognitive functions such as attention and memory. ANI

Scientists move one step closer to vaccine for urinary tract infections
A vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections caused by E. coli may one day become a reality, thanks to a new research. ANI

Leonid meteor shower to brighten November sky next week
Astronomy enthusiasts will be treated with best viewing of the Leonid meteor shower in the two to three hours before dawn on November 17 and 18, says the StarDate magazine. ANI

Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating
Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say scientists. ANI

Satellites produce up-to-date information on global snow cover
Gathering fresh information on the snow situation right after a snowfall was not possible before when only land-based observations were available. ANI

Rock-burning, sea-zapping geoengineering may help fight climate change
Rocks that suck carbon dioxide out of the air could be key in the fight against climate change, say scientists. ANI

Sleep reorganizes memories to help produce new and creative ideas
It is already known that sleep helps consolidate memories, fixing them in the brain so we can retrieve them later. Now, a new study has shown that sleep also reorganizes memories, picking out the emotional details and reconfiguring the memories to help produce new and creative ideas. ANI

Can't remember faces? Blame your superior reading skills
Do you have bad memory for faces? Well, your superior reading skills may be to blame, according to a new brain-scan study. ANI

Scientists solve the 'annoying wet dog shake' mystery
Seeing a dog shake and shimmy after a bath is a common sight - and now scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have figured how fast a sopping wet pooch must shimmy to dry himself off. ANI

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