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Cell phone radiation linked to cancer, memory loss, sterility
Cellphones-a basic necessity to us like water, food-emit radiation that is harmful for us, a new book has suggested. ANI

Magnets may help treat major depression
Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression. ANI

Gene variants 'raise risk of childhood obesity'
Genes have a strong influence on childhood Obesity, according to a new study by pediatric researchers. ANI

'No scientific evidence' of gay youth suicide epidemic
Ritch Savin-Williams, professor of developmental psychology and director of Cornell University's Sex and Gender Lab, has said that there is absolutely no scientific evidence of an 'epidemic of gay youth suicide,' or even that gay youth kill themselves more frequently than do straight youth. ANI

Bacteria found in yogurt turned into 'silver bullets' to fight flu
Scientists are hailing a breakthrough that could provide a cure for the common cold. ANI

Don't blame greenhouse gas emissions on dairy cows
Dairy industry is responsible for only about 2.0 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report. ANI

Facebook, Twitter 'encourage kids to spread gossip and insults'
A leading headmaster in the UK has slammed social networking websites Facebook and Twitter for undermining kids' moral development by rewarding the use of 'inneuendo, half-truth and insult'. ANI

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