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Self-rated health important indicator of physical well-being
People who rate their health as poor have an unhealthier lifestyle, are often in a fragile state of health or are already sick, a new study has found. ANI

Conclusive evidence of malaria's effect on foetal growth found
Ultrasound scans have provided the first direct evidence that malaria infection reduces early foetal growth, a study claims. ANI

Zebra's stripes help it to stave off horseflies
The stripes on a Zebra are useful to the animal as they help to keep blood-sucking insects at bay, says a new study. ANI

New prenatal genetic test 'much more powerful at detecting foetal abnormalities'
Testing a developing foetus' DNA through chromosomal microarray (CMA) provides more information about potential disorders than the standard method of prenatal testing, which is to visually examine the chromosomes (karyotyping), according to a new study. ANI

Physically abused kids show higher levels of psychosomatic symptoms
Children who show multiple psychosomatic symptoms, like regular aches, pains, sleep and appetite problems, are more than twice as likely to be suffering from physical abuse at home than kids who do not display such signs, a new study has revealed. ANI

Altered brain function behind weight gain
Researchers have found new evidence for the role of the brain in obesity and weight gain. ANI

Red wine alone may not be the elixir of life, finds new study
Previous scientific research on resveratrol, a constituent of red wine and other vegetable products, has revealed that in high doses, it may increase longevity of life and reduce metabolic diseases of aging. ANI

Google manufacturing home entertainment device
Google is working on a home entertainment device, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. ANI

How brain differentiates between left and right
A study conducted by an Indian origin researcher and his colleagues, has revealed a lot about how the brain sorts out confusing perceptions, like distinguishing between right and left hand. ANI

Being shy could make people call you mentally ill
Shyness, grieving and fetishes are soon to be classified as mental illness by a new international diagnostic manual, according to specialists. ANI

Apple supplier Foxconn hacked in factory protest
Apple's controversial Chinese supplier Foxconn was battling on Thursday to contain a security breach after hackers joined the mounting protest over iPhone factory conditions by leaking the login details of its entire staff. ANI

Cancer drug quickly reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in mice
In a mice study, a cancer drug was found to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's - a breakthrough in finding cure for the progressive brain disease. ANI

Male fruit flies prefer females with youthful smell regardless of age
A sexy, youthful smell may make up for advancing age, at least for fruit flies, according to a new study. ANI

Coming Soon: Google's Drive Cloud storage
Google is likely to launch Drive Cloud storage, rivalling Dropbox and Apple's iCloud in the next few weeks, sources have said. ANI

Now, learn how to think more inventively
There will always be a wild and erratic quality to creativity and invention because an 'Aha moment' is rare and reaching it implies prevailing over formidable mental barriers. ANI

How bacterial systems export disease-causing toxins into humans, plants
Scientists have discovered the mechanisms behind some of the bacteria that kill hundreds of thousands every year, possibly paving the way for more effective antibiotics against infections. ANI

Apple iPad 3 to be unveiled 'in early March'
Apple will unveil the iPad 3 in the first week of March, sources have said. ANI

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