Monday, April 1, 2013

Science:4/1/2013 5:29:51 PM

Chinese herbs may reduce hot flashes

Among women taking an herbal mix called Er-xian decoction (EXD), the frequency of daily hot flashes dropped by 62 percent, compared to a 52-percent drop among women taking placebo.

​Smoking right after waking up raises cancer risk

Smoking a cigarette immediately after waking up in the morning may increase the risk of developing lung or oral cancer, a new study has warned.

​Shakespeare was a tax evader & black marketeer?

The team found documents in the court and tax archives showing he was repeatedly dragged before the courts and fined for illegally stockpiling food and was threatened with jail for evading tax payments.

​Like us, mice can cough too

Mice can apparently cough, according to a new study which suggests that the rodents can be used in research to fight coughing in humans.

​'Green rock in Morocco may be meteorite from Mercury'

Scientists have discovered that the green meteorite found in Morocco last year may be the first ever to have originated from Mercury — the closest planet to the Sun.

Only 10% persons aware of side-effects of popping pills

Only one in ten persons is aware of the side effects of self-medication, according to a study conducted by Gandhi Medical College (GMC).

Teachers' gestures make algebra easy to learn

Is teaching mathematics to your little one a cause for stress? A research from Michigan State University states that students learn and perform better when their instructors – be it a teacher or parents – uses gestures to underline a point.

Smoking on waking increase cancer risk

It is well known that smoking is injurious to health, but what is now emerging is that smokers who light up first thing in the morning are more likely than other smokers to suffer from lung or oral cancer.

Now, your iPhone can double up as a hearing aid

Move over bionic ears and hearing devices, i-ears are here. A team from the University of Essex has developed a free mobile application that can turn the iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid.

Better educated parents feed less fat & sugar

This is the message given by one of Europe's most comprehensive studies on children and nutrition which has found that children of educated parents consumed less sugar and fat food than other children.

After menopause, cells less willing to part with fat

Concordia University 's assistant professor Sylvia Santosa has shown that menopause changes fat storage process at a cellular level.

Outcast black holes living on the edge of our Milky Way galaxy, study finds

As many as 2,000 black holes kicked away from their homes are now living on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study.

112-million-year old mammal jaw found in Japan

Japanese scientists have discovered the jaw of a 112-million-year old tiny primitive mammal from the early Cretaceous period.

Morning smoking may up cancer risk: Study

Researchers found that around 32 per cent of the participants they examined smoked their first cigarette of the day within 5 minutes of waking.

Green meteorite found in Morocco may be from Mercury

A meteorite scientist has claimed that the green rock found in Morocco last year may be the first known visitor from the solar system's innermost planet, Mercury.

​The Emily Posts of the Digital Age

Sick of the irony, rudeness and snark prevalent in their online lives, youngsters are making a return to the world of manners.

​Unhappy? clean house

With spring comes the idea of spring cleaning, of purging the home and letting in light and air. This annual purgation has grown from a prosaic necessity to a psychological apotheosis: the clean home as the foundation of contentment.

​Offline contact helps kids

Most of us are aware of the convenience that instant electronic access provides. Less has been said about the costs.

New vaccine design developed against HIV

American scientists have developed a new approach to vaccine design that could be useful against HIV and other viruses which change their structure quickly, says a new study.

Surgery to treat chronic diabetes?

Soon, chronic diabetes patients in the city might take to surgery to beat their fluctuating blood sugar levels.

One drug for many types of cancers, human trials to begin

Researchers from Stanford University have found a drug that can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, Science magazine reports.

Canadian researchers develop energy storage system

Canadian researchers have developed a ground-breaking method which may ultimately enable excess energy created by wind turbines and solar panels to be stored for later use.

Smoking a sign of psychiatric illness

Smoking may be a sign of psychiatric illness, according to a new UK report, which found a third of smokers to have mental disorders.

Sunday a rest day? No, it is the busiest

Weekend myth busted! Sunday is no longer a day of rest as the average person carries out up to 15 chores, mainly washing and cleaning, a new United Kingdom study has found.

New laser system to make Large Hadron Colliders?

Physicists have proposed a revolutionary new laser system to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which aided the discovery of a Higgs boson.

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