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Technology News on February 12, 2011

Alcohol kills 2.5mn a year: WHO
A World Health Organization (WHO) report, profiling 193 countries on alcohol controls, has concluded that alcohol approximately kills 2.5 million people in a year. ANI

Oz scientists find 10,000-year-old stone carvings
Australian scientists have stumbled upon ancient stone carvings in an East Timorese cave dating back at least 10,000 years. ANI

'Brazilian blowout' hair straightening process is a health hazard
Using expensive keratin treatments to transform frizzy, untamed locks into glossy, straight hair may not be a safe option, scientists have indicated. ANI

Alcohol-free antibacterial mouth-rinse cuts incidence of preterm birth
A new study has found that use of non-alcohol antibacterial mouth-rinse containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) decreases the incidence of preterm birth (PTB). ANI

Maps show how last British ice sheet shrunk during Ice Age
For the first time ever, a set of maps created by the University of Sheffield have shown how the last British ice sheet shrunk during the Ice Age. ANI

Dairy products aren't necessarily bad for your health
A new study has challenged the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).xperts concluded that "single risk factors have limitations when considered on their own because the effects of diet on CVD risk are mediated by many pathways, with blood lipids being only one." ANI

Severely obese women need to watch weight during pregnancy
Severely obese women who gain less than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are likely to stay healthy, suggests a new study. ANI

ADHD kids '2 to 3 times more prone to substance abuse problems'
According to a study by UCLA psychologists and colleagues at the University of South Carolina, children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two to three times more likely than children without the disorder to develop serious substance abuse problems in adolescence and adulthood. ANI

Folic acid supplements contribute to breast cancer risk: Study
A new study has found that the offspring of rats that took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats. ANI

Outrage talk 'bad on political left, but worse on right'
A new study has found that outrage talk, although quite bad on the political left, is worse on the right side. ANI

Stroke, cardio diseases take 'enormous toll' on Hollywood stars
A new study from University of California, Los Angeles, has revealed that stroke and cardiovascular diseases take an enormous toll on Hollywood actors. ANI

Acute anemia ups risk of silent strokes in kids
A new study has suggested that severely anemic kids, especially those with sickle cell disease, are at a higher risk of having silent strokes. ANI

Gold nanoparticles may help detect tumor cells in blood
Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have found that tiny gold particles can help doctors detect tumor cells circulating in the blood of patients with head and neck cancer. ANI

Naturally occurring brain mechanism ups Parkinson's understanding
A University of South Florida study has suggested that targeting the neuroinflammatory causes Parkinson's disease with a brain chemical signal may lead to better understanding of the disease and pave way for better therapies. ANI

A romantic partner who recovers well from conflict is good for you!
If your partner recovers well after a spat, you reap the benefits, suggests a study. ANI

Now, watch 3-D films on your cell phone!
Watching 3-D films on your cell phone would now be possible thanks to researchers who have combined the new mobile radio standard LTE-Advanced with a video coding technique. ANI

NASA spacecraft, comet set for Valentine's Day rendezvous
In yet another incident of cosmic togetherness, NASA's Stardust spacecraft would be redirected to pass within 200 kilometers of comet Tempel 1 on the Valentine's Day. ANI

Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer's disease before symptoms occur
Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear. ANI

Now, high-tech prosthetic arms that can be controlled with thoughts!
Northwestern University scientists have developed high-tech prosthetic arms that can be controlled using thoughts instead of a motor. ANI

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