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Chinese herbs can complement proven allergy treatments
Allergists say complementary medicine when combined with traditional therapies may give allergy and asthma sufferers new options for treating symptoms. ANI

IPhone app that lets you 'scan and taste' beer!
Australia's oldest existing brewery, Cascade in Tasmania, has developed a world-first iPhone application that allows beer-lovers to scan and get tasting notes on nearly 500 beers, as well as track what beers their friends are drinking and where. ANI

DNA sequencing to get quicker and cheaper!
DNA sequencing is set to become cheaper as scientists have made a new technique that would allow rapid, low cost reading of whole genomes, through recognition of the basic chemical units-the nucleotide bases that make up the DNA double helix. ANI

'Demon' device that converts information to energy!
Contrary to the laws of physics that you can't get energy for nothing; scientists from the University of Tokyo have generated energy from information. ANI

Scientists develop nanoscale 'Etch-a-Sketch' light sensor
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices with new functionality. ANI

8 things your hair tells about your health
Our hair says a lot more about us than how closely we follow the latest styles and its health could be a major tip-off to a wide variety of health conditions, say experts. ANI

Cholesterol deposits on eyelids 'predicts higher risk of heart attack'
Cholesterol deposits on eyelids-xanthelasmata-are a warning for heart attack, artery disease and early death, reveals a Danish study. ANI

More sleep may trigger stroke risk in women
A new study has found that women who slept for 10 hours or more had a 63 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept seven hours per night. ANI

Genes 'regulating obesity' in men found
Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men. ANI

Biodiversity in Amazon 'over 20mn yrs older than previously thought'
A new study has found that the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon region is over 20 million years older than thought. ANI

Brain scan 'predicts if kids with anxiety disorder will respond to talk therapy'
Neuroscientists at the Georgetown University Medical Center have pointed out that a brain scan with functional MRI (fMRI) was enough to predict which patients with paediatric anxiety disorder will respond to 'talk therapy', and so may not need to use psychiatric medication. ANI

No need to ban peanuts in schools, airlines: Study
An allergist has said that banning peanuts from schools and airlines was not necessary since allergists could provide an action plan to help acute peanut allergy sufferers. ANI

'Echoing' Maya pyramids 'were built to inspire spirituality'
Experts are trying to solve the acoustic riddles posed by the ancient Mayan pyramids. ANI

Study uncovers DNA sequence variations that make the heart beat
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat. ANI

New protocol to cut children's radiation exposure during cardiac treatment
According to a new research, a protocol that uses continuous real-time radiation monitoring, low-dose imaging programs and requires physician awareness of radiation dose, significantly reduced radiation exposure during electrophysiology procedures and catheter ablations to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias in children. ANI

Former heavy smokers are at an increased risk of heart failure: Study
A study from University of Alabama at Birmingham found that despite 15 years of smoking abstinence, former heavy smokers still face risk of heart failure. ANI

Survey shows decreasing trend of smoking in last 30 yrs
A new research has shown that the trend of smoking has been steadily declining in the last 30 years. ANI

New implant synchronizes and strengthens fading heart beat: Study
A study led by University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) proves that a new therapeutic implant synchronizes and strengthens a fading heart beat while reducing risk of death by 24percent compared to the current treatment. ANI

Scientists find extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury
New treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries may become possible one day, as scientists have shown unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates. ANI

Poor sleep ups risk of heart disease, stroke: Study
People who sleep poorly or don't get enough of it are a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, researchers have found. ANI

Vit D deficiency 'doubles stroke risk in whites, not in blacks'
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks. ANI

Why hospitalized daytime cardiac arrest patients are likely to survive
A new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study has indicated that Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day. ANI

11pc Brits 'have had s*x with someone they met on Facebook'
A survey has revealed that eleven percent of adults have had s*x with someone they met on Facebook. ANI

Only children happier than those with siblings: Study
A new study has revealed that only children are happier than those forced to fight for their parents' attention with their siblings. ANI

Tiny molecules that protect from dangers of s*x identified
Scientists have discovered a gene-silencing pathway that protects fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating. ANI

Prolonged cell use, body piercing, tattoos trigger allergic reaction
The next time you chat endlessly on your cell phone, better be careful, as it can lead to an allergic reaction, say allergists. ANI

Chinese supercomputer ranked world's fastest
A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest machine in a list issued by US and European researchers. ANI

How mums can hear a baby cry even in a noisy party
Ever wondered how a mother hears the sound of a baby crying at the other end of the room in a noisy party, even if it's not hers? ANI

How giant dinos soared the high skies
Scientists have revealed that the huge pterosaur dinosaurs were capable of flying and used the combined power of its legs and winged arms as 'engines' to push itself off the ground. ANI

Native Aussies observed "supernova-impostor" event in 1800s
A new study has supported the assertion that aboriginal Australians were active observers of the night sky and incorporated significant astronomical events into their oral traditions. ANI

Male s*x hormones that mutate in prostate cancer identified
Scientists have claimed that a major discovery of a cause of prostate cancer could pave the way for new treatments. ANI

It really is possible to die of a broken heart
Scientists have found that immense grief of losing a loved one means that many people die within three years of their husband or wife. ANI

Low salt intake in teens' diets 'cuts heart disease, stroke risk in adulthood'
A research has indicated that eating smaller amounts of salt each day as a teenager could reduce high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke in adulthood. ANI

'Greediness gene' causes diets to fail even before they start
Ever thought why your diet fails just within a few days because you can't resist temptation? It may be the 'greediness gene' in you, says a new study. ANI

Cocoa genome discovery to ensure healthier, tastier chocolate!
The public release of the genome of the cacao tree - which produces chocolate - will not only ensure that the chocolate industry is saved from collapse, but also that it would a lot more tastier and healthier. ANI

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