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'Imprinted' genes influence age of puberty in girls

Both types of imprinted genes were identified as determining puberty timing in girls.(Thinkstock)

Researchers found that the age of puberty in girls is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-s...

They tested four different herbs, either greenhouse-grown or dried commercial versions.(Thinkstock)
Rosemary and oregano can help fight diabetes
Recent research has shown that herbs could provide a natural way to help lower glucose in blood ...

Modest drinking can improve your sense of smell

Yaara Endevelt of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and her colleagues investiga...

HIV treatment pills show more promise to prevent infection

Truvada is used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

Paracetamol doesn't work for back pain: study

Paracetamol is a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain.

Checking pulse could help detect risk of a second stroke

Stroke patients and their families can be taught to monitor the patient’s pulse...
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iPhone users focus on health, Android users prefer fitness
iPhone and Android users are conscious about their welfare with slight, but telling, differences...
Worrying about smells can make asthma worse
In the study, 17 individuals characterised as moderate asthmatics were exposed to the odour phenylet...
Vitamin D deficiency doubles schizophrenia risk
People with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as compared ...
You eat 92 per cent of what's on your plate!
The average adult eats 92 per cent of whatever he or she puts on the plate...
Extra exercise helps depressed smokers kick the butt faster
Extra exercise can reduce the compulsion to reach for a cigarette in depressed smokers...
Fly-inspired device could help you hear better
Scientists have developed a tiny prototype device that mimics a parasitic fly's hearing mechanism wh...
'HIV-killing condoms' to be sold by Australian firm
A new condom capable of deactivating up to 99.9 per cent of HIV, herpes and human papillomavirus has...
Fat's healing properties may be used to fight heart disease
Scientists have found that the right kind of dietary fat can keep the heart healthy.
Acid used for toilet cleaning may cause respiratory diseases
Almost 91 per cent of doctors link acids used as toilet cleaners with respiratory and other health p...
Probiotics may lower blood pressure
Consuming beneficial bacteria through foods such as yogurt or taking probiotic supplements may reduc...
Missing sleep may lead to false memories
Lack of night sleep can lead to errors in memory, a new study has warned.
High-fat diet may hurt sense of smell
Florida State University neuroscientists have for the first time demonstrated a solid link between a...
Parents rank their obese kids as 'very healthy'
Parents of obese children often fail to recognise the potentially serious health consequences of chi...
Young women with heart attack fare worse than men
Younger women are more likely to die in the hospital after a heart attack as compared with younger m...
Cancer treatment clears two Australian men of HIV
In a discovery that raises hope for AIDS cure, two Australian men have been found to be HIV-free aft...
Probiotics may cut fat accumulation in liver
The accumulation of fat in the liver is called steatosis and it constitutes the first stage in the N...
Owning a dog can make you feel 10 years younger
Pets not only keep you active they can also make you feel and act younger...
New technique maps life's effects on our DNA
The technique can be used to map all of the 'epigenetic marks' on the DNA within a single cell.
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