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Growing public awareness halting obesity epidemic in kids
Growing public awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic is contributing to overall reductions in body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity in children, a new research has found. ANI

Suicide prevention programmes for teens highly effective: Study
A suicide prevention program has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a new study. ANI

Sleep apnea returns quickly upon withdrawal of CPAP therapy
Obstructive sleep apnea returns quickly with a bang when use of continuous positive airway pressure machines are withdrawn, according to a new study. ANI

UK teens facing jail for "killing a million cops" Facebook riot call
A teenager is facing jail after inciting his 2000 friends on Facebook to"kill a million police officers" during the London riots. ANI

Gene mutation linked to juvenile ALS identified
Scientists have discovered a gene mutation that may be linked to the development of juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. ANI

Social rejection linked to poor physical health, early death
People who are socially rejected and isolated tend to have poor physical health, and die sooner than people who have the support of others, according to a new study. ANI

Scientists mimic ways viruses infect human cells
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have mimicked the mechanisms by which viruses infect human cells and deliver their genetic material. ANI

Ferguson believes in timely dose of 'working-class principles' for Man U millionaires
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he keeps his 'millionaire' players grounded by making them believe that they are working-class heroes. ANI

Kids with mild kidney disease face poor growth, late puberty and heart problems
Even a moderately impaired kidney function can lead to poor growth, delayed puberty, and heart problems in children, according to a new study. ANI

Mexican marine reserve is 'world's most robust'
A thriving undersea wildlife park near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula is the most robust marine reserve in the world, US researchers say. ANI

92pc of Internet users use search engines and email
Using search engines and email still are the two most popular online activities, a new research has found. ANI

Women with higher sex hormone levels more susceptible to breast cancer
Women, who naturally produce higher levels of a protein called aromatase in their br**ts, may face an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new research has suggested. ANI

New treatment options underway for advanced prostate cancer
Researchers at Lund University are developing new methods for treating advanced prostate cancer by attacking stem cell-like cells that allow the disease to survive, spread and resist treatment. ANI

Soon, new treatments to bring relief from delayed asthma attacks
Researchers have found a potential new treatment for thousands of asthma patients who experience a 'late phase' of symptoms several hours after exposure to allergens, causing breathing difficulties which can last up to 24 hours. ANI

Low fat diets help obese people 'taste' fat to stop overeating
Australian researchers have found a novel way of helping overweight people drop some kilos - retraining their taste buds by switching to low-fat diet. ANI

New vaccine could protect against chikungunya virus for life
A shot of a new vaccine could protect against chikungunya virus for years, maybe even a lifetime, US researchers say. ANI

Australian schools spying on students' activities on social networking sites
Australian schools are hiring internet monitoring companies to spy on students' activities on social networking sites. ANI

Visual system perceives moving objects one by one, not all at once
Our visual system fools us into thinking that we are looking at all moving objects simultaneously, but in fact we are looking at them one by one by one, a new research has found. ANI

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