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Folic acid ''helps treat allergies, asthma''

Folic acid ''helps treat allergies, asthma''Washington, Apr 30 : Folic acid, or vitamin B9, may suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children''s Center.

Folic acid is essential for red blood cell health and long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects.

Edwards'' cheating ways made his wife sick to her stomach

 Edwards'' cheating ways made his wife sick to her stomachNew York, Apr. 30 : After the former presidential hopeful John Edwards confessed to having an affair, his wife Elizabeth Edwards writes in her new book, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up."

Elizabeth, 59, who is terminally ill with cancer, speaks in far more detail than before about her husband''s infidelity in her new memoir, "Resilience," due to be published May 12 by Broadway Books.

How scientists made fast quantum communication possible

How scientists made fast quantum communication possibleWashington, April 30 : Researchers from Toshiba and Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory have developed high speed detectors that are capable of receiving information with much higher key rates, thereby able to receive more information faster, in a technique known as quantum cryptography.

Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group

 Native Americans descended from a single ancestral groupWashington, April 30 : In a new research, an international team of scientists has determined that the Native Americans, who came to the New World, descended from a single ancestral group.

"Our work provides strong evidence that, in general, Native Americans are more closely related to each other than to any other existing Asian populations, except those that live at the very edge of the Bering Strait," said Kari Britt Schroeder, a lecturer at the University of California, Davis, and the first author on the paper describing the study.

‘Chevrons’ are not evidence of megatsunamis, say scientists

 ‘Chevrons’ are not evidence of megatsunamis, say scientistsWashington, April 30 : A new research has refuted the hypothesis that `chevrons', large U- or V-shaped formations found in some of the world's coastal areas, are evidence of megatsunamis caused by asteroids or comets slamming into the ocean.

The research was done by University of Washington (UW) geologist and tsunami expert Jody Bourgeois.

Anxiety drug can treat restless legs syndrome, improve sleep

Anxiety drug can treat restless legs syndrome, improve sleepWashington, Apr 30 : A drug, called pregabalin-commonly used to treat seizures and anxiety-has now been implicated as an effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a study.

The 12-week study involved 58 people with RLS, out of which, 30 received the drug pregabalin and the rest received placebo.

The researchers performed sleep studies at the beginning and end of the research.

Almost two-thirds of the people who took pregabalin were found to have no RLS symptoms while taking the drug.

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