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Arthritis linked to surprise heart attack, says study

Arthritis, a common ailment in elderly people is also one of the causes of sudden heart attacks in about one-fourth of them, said a new research study. The risk was same irrespective of smoking or debetes, they noted.  The researchers studied the presence of ischaemia and infarction secondary to atherosclerotic disease (coronary artery disease) in 91 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ...

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Tracing Gondwanaland: MIT Study Shows How India Drifted Faster Than Ever to Join Eurasia 80 Million Years Ago

How did Indian peninsula or Gondwana island drifted northward to join the Eurasia 80 million years ago? The decades-old mystery re-surfaced again with geologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) coining their own version. The study says that India was pulled by two subduction zones in the Earth’s mantle when the edge of one tectonic plate sinks under another ...

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Robotic telescope discovers 3 super-sized Earth-like planets in neighborhood

Using a robotic telescope at Lick Observatory that scans the sky night after night, astronomers have discovered three planets – supersized Earths ‑ around a nearby star. “The three planets are unlike anything in our solar system, with masses seven to eight times the mass of Earth and orbits very close to their host star,” said UC Berkeley graduate student ...

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11th Century ‘Ghost’ Manuscript in Welsh Mentioning King Arthur, Merlin Unearthed

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have unearthed a hidden ancient medieval manuscript containing doodles, marginalia and secret verse with earliest references to King Arthur and Merlin dating back to 1250. The ‘Black Book of Carmarthen’ written in Welsh is a collection of poetry written between the 9th century to 12th century reflecting the medieval tradition of drawings of Welsh ...

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Archeologists unearth Maya ‘melting pot’

Archaeologists working in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilization’s transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a stable life. Previous research believes that sedentary and mobile groups co-existed in various parts of the world but most people thought the sedentary and mobile communities were separate even though they were in relatively close areas. “Our study presents the ...

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Love Harmone Oxytocin Helps Reduce Weight Too

Love harmone oxytocin will be the saviour for millions of people who are obese and wish to reduce their weight significantly to lead a normal life. Harvard Medical School researchers have found that oxytocin-based nasal spray could reduce appetite among a small number of people it studied and wants to undertake a biger trial now. Essentially, researchers found that oxytocin, ...

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An aggressive form of HIV found in Cuba

Engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners increases the risk of contracting multiple strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Once inside a host, these strains can recombine into a new variant of the virus. One such recombinant variant observed in patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive than other known forms of HIV. Patients progress to ...

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