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How women fend off domestic violence
A woman's arsenal of defences for resisting violence critically depends on her position within the family and community, according to a new study. ANI

Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life
Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study. ANI

Spinal manipulation may ease chronic lower back pain: Study
Patients suffering from chronic lower back pain frequently turn to painkillers, which can cause side effects and be addictive, or to physical therapy, which is time-consuming and expensive. ANI

Scientists provide genetic evidence that antioxidants can help treat cancer
Scientists have provided genetic evidence suggesting the antioxidant drugs currently used to treat lung disease, malaria and even the common cold can also help prevent and treat cancers because they fight against mitochondrial oxidative stress-a culprit in driving tumor growth. ANI

Scientists create device that remotely blasts improvised land mines
Scientists at EPFL in Switzerland have created a new device that enables the remote explosion of land mines using energy from their electromagnetic impulses. ANI

How video games can reveal a child's core competencies
A researcher from Florida State University has presented an approach wherein a learning experience can be made more enjoyable by creating video games into which educational content and assessment tools have been surreptitiously added - and to incorporate such games into school curricula. ANI

Why problem drinking during adolescence is never 'just a phase'
A new study of Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) has found that problem drinking during adolescence is never just a phase. ANI

Gene study uncovers clues to memory and learning
Scientists have explored the function of a single gene that governs how neurons form new connections. ANI

How diets high in fish oil fight Alzheimer's
Scientists have found how diets high in Omega 3 oils and low in cholesterol fight Alzheimer's. ANI

A helpful partner may not that helpful when it comes to achieving goals
If you think that a loving partner helps keep you on track when it comes to achieving goals, you could be wrong. ANI

Ecstasy use does not decrease mental ability: Study
In contrast to many prior studies, ecstasy users in a new study showed no signs of cognitive impairment attributable to drug use. ANI

Peer support shows promise in the fight against depression
A new study has found that peer support offers promise as an effective, low-cost tool for fighting depression. ANI

Poor sleep quality linked to greater disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Researchers have found that poor sleep quality is associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). ANI

Heart's response to early beat can predict cardiac death risk
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the manner in which the heart responds to an early beat is predictive of cardiac death, even in seemingly healthy people. ANI

Now, access Facebook on your mobile phone at the touch of a button!
Now, just press a button on your mobile phone and it will connect you to your Facebook account. ANI

Thick disc of older stars discovered in nearby Andromeda galaxy
Scientists have identified for the first time a thick stellar disc in the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way. ANI

News on blogs spreads 'just like earthquakes'
A new study has found that the manner in which news spreads through online blogs is very similar to the statistical behaviour of earthquakes. ANI

Dinos witnessed Oz bushfires that appeared 50mn yrs earlier than thought
A new study has found that bushfires appeared in Australia more than 50 million years earlier than thought, which means that dinosaurs were witness to these events. ANI

Washing va**ina with soap 'ups risk of HIV infection'
A new study has suggested that some intravaginal practices used by women, such as washing the va**ina with soap, may increase the acquisition of HIV infection and should be avoided. ANI

Oil, water helped US win World War II: Study
In World War II, the US had two major strategic advantages over the Axis - oil and water, according to a new study. ANI

NASA spacecraft clicks closest view ever of comet Tempel 1
NASA spacecraft Stardust flew within 112 miles of the Tempel 1, revisiting a comet at close range for the first time in the history of space exploration. ANI

Boozing aggravates sleeping problems more in women than men
A new study from University of Michigan has found that intoxication from alcohol can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time disrupt actual sleep measures in healthy women more than in healthy men. ANI

Love really can last a lifetime
Ever wondered why some people cheat in relationships while others' love remains intense even after years? Now, science tells you why. ANI

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