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Kids offered alcohol by people other than parents '6 times likelier to binge'
A new study has found that teenagers are six times more likely to binge drink if they are given alcohol by someone other than their parents. ANI

Large Hadron Collider recreates 'mini Big Bang'
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have succeeded in recreating the Big Bang on a miniature scale. ANI

Mayans converted wetlands to farmland: Study
A new research has found that the ancient Maya civilization coped with tough environmental conditions by developing ingenious methods to grow crops in wetland areas. ANI

Prolonged separation from mum 'may up chances of breast cancer'
A new study has suggested that young mice separated from their mums for longer periods are likely to develop mammary tumours twice as fast as mice that experienced short or no maternal separation. ANI

Silicone implants 'more satisfactory' than saline implants: Study
A study has revealed that breast cancer patients who undergo silicone implantation are a lot more satisfied than those who get saline implants. ANI

Mobile phones can save lives of mothers in childbirth, infants and children
Cell phones can save the lives of mothers in childbirth, and improve the care of newborns and children, reaching underserved populations in remote areas, according to experts. ANI

Rheumatoid arthritis 'can lead to typing difficulties'
A new research at University of Pittsburgh has revealed that joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis can lead to difficulties in typing. ANI

Ultrasound improves efficacy of knee jabs in osteoarthritis patients
Ultrasound needle guidance improves the performance, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of knee injections in people with osteoarthritis, according to new research. ANI

Study sheds light on chronic lower back pain condition 'Spondyloarthritis'
According to new research, chronic lower backache may be related to a condition called axial spondyloarthritis. ANI

Helmets don't contribute to road safety: Research
A research conducted by University of Sydney suggests that forcing people to wear bike helmets is of no use in road safety measures. ANI

Genes determine a lot more than just our looks
A study has suggested that the two sets of chromosomes we humans inherit from our parents do not only determine our physical traits but also how we develop. ANI

Study clears misconception linked to joint pain from breast cancer drugs
A new study has suggested that women can continue popping aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, as these drugs do have any risk of inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease, as previously thought. ANI

High levels of uric acid linked to high blood pressure
A new study has revealed that people with high levels of uric acid in their blood are more likely to develop high blood pressure. ANI

Vitamin D 'doesn't help knee osteoarthritis sufferers'
Increasing intake of vitamin D is not likely to slow the progression knee osteoarthritis, a new study has revealed. ANI

Study reveals how ageing impacts the brain
A Swedish research has suggested that measuring the lactic acid levels in the brain could reveal the aging process, in mice at least. ANI

Egyptian secrets of sun worship revealed in new discovery
Egyptologist Barry Kemp has said that the artefacts unearthed recently from an ancient burial site in the city of Amarna shed light on the existence of sun worship in ancient Egypt. ANI

Statins of 'no use for general pediatric lupus population'
Routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, reports a study. ANI

Erectile dysfunction drug 'could prevent hand, finger ulcers'
A research has suggested that adding tadalafil to the treatment of people with scleroderma can improve Raynaud's phenomenon symptoms and heal and prevent hand and finger ulcers associated with it. ANI

Foot disorders may be hereditary, indicates research
A research has indicated that foot disorders might be passed down from one generation to the next. ANI

Hysterectomies should be performed 'vaginally or laparoscopically'
The AAGL, a medical specialty society of over 5,000 gynecologic surgeons has advised that most hysterectomies, which are performed to treat benign disorders of the pelvis, should be performed vaginally or laparoscopically rather than abdominal incision, as it reduces morbidity and facilitates a faster recovery period. ANI

10 commandments of Facebook
Wonder how much of personal information is fine on Facebook? Well, an expert tells you the dos and don'ts of being a part of the social networking giant. ANI

New test 'to triple' chances of IVF success
A new screening technique developed by UK-based researchers could double or triple current IVF success rates. ANI

What goes on in a woman's mind during an orgasm
Sneak-a-peek inside a woman's brain while she is having orgasm would now be possible, thanks to a scan developed by American scientists. ANI

Tai Chi improves arthritis pain, fatigue, stiffness: Study
Participants who were recruited in the largest study of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, have shown improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being. ANI

Scientists turn human skin into blood!
Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin. ANI

Now, ultra-hard graphite that can crack diamonds!
Scientists have shown that when compressed, graphite can crack a diamond. ANI

Protein study sheds light on insulin response and cancer cell growth
The United States and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer. ANI

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