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Sustained drinking may lead to early stroke: New study


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) People taking three or more alcoholic drinks in daily life may be at a higher risk of stroke earlier in life than those who do not ... Read more...

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Eating cheese, milk could make you brainier


March 6th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Dairy food could be essential for a healthy brain, a new study suggests.The study, by US and Australian researchers, involving 1,000 adults, found those who regularly ... Read more...

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Study reveals that migraines may lead to depression in women


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that women who have migraine are 40 percent more likely to develop depression during their lifetime. The risk of developing the ... Read more...

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Sleep problems and Alzheimer’s disease linked?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has linked sleep difficulties with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say staying awake in the night for hours affected the brain and increases the risk ... Read more...

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Briskness of walk in middle-age foretells stroke risk


February 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Walking speed and hand grip strength may determine how a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke, says a new research."These are basic office tests which ... Read more...

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Overeating may double risk of memory loss


February 13th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Overeating is likely to double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 years and older, a study reveals."We observed ... Read more...

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Study says that olive oil reduces stroke risk


June 20th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Olive oil reduces the risk of getting stroke, a new research has concluded. The research was published in the American Academy of Neurology’s journal Neurology.The authors of ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate brain part linked with embarrassment


April 17th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washinton, April 17 (IANS) With the help of a Karaoke experiment -- recording people belting out an old tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing minus ... Read more...

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Not able to detect lies may be sign of dementia


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Getting the aged to analyse videos of chatting people would show up whether they are able to detect sarcasm and lies and so help diagnose degenerative ... Read more...

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Karaoke experiment reveals neurological basis for embarrassment


April 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists conducted a Karaoke experiment to find out what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and ... Read more...

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High cholesterol, high BP in middle age linked to early memory problems


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk ... Read more...

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Using amphetamines ‘ups risk of Parkinson’s disease’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.The two are often prescribed to increase ... Read more...

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Eating berries could cut risk of Parkinson’s


February 14th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that those who eat berries stand lesser chances of developing Parkinson's disease.Berries, citrus fruits like oranges and chocolates contain compounds called flavanoids that ... Read more...

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People with memory problems ‘may be at higher risk for stroke’


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who have memory problems or other declines in their mental abilities may be at higher risk for stroke.For the study, researchers ... Read more...

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People with HIV ‘three times more likely to have a stroke’


January 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be up to three times more likely to have a stroke compared to those not affected with HIV, new research ... Read more...

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Multiple sclerosis activity ‘can increase during spring and summer months’


August 31st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 31 (ANI): Multiple sclerosis (MS) activity can increase during spring and summer months, shows new research."Our results showed that the appearance of lesions on brain scans was two to three ... Read more...

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Old age falling tied to altered blood flow in brain


May 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Altered blood flow in the brain due to high blood pressure and other conditions may lead to falls in elderly people, a new study has shown.The research has ... Read more...

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Heart drug ‘helps treat muscular dystrophy symptom’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug most often used to treat heart arrhythmias also reduces a central symptom of myotonic dystrophy, the most common type of ... Read more...

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‘Golfer’s curse’ blamed on writer’s cramp-like disorder


April 20th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20(ANI): Some of the best golfers often find it hard to make as simple as 3 feet putts. Now, neurologists have suggested that it could be because of a movement ... Read more...

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New gene linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk identified


April 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease has been identified by researchers.The research will be presented as part of the late-breaking ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘counteracts moderate drinking benefit on stroke risk’


April 14th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Any beneficial effect of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol on stroke may be counteracted by cigarette smoking, says a new study.The research will be presented as part of ... Read more...

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Smoking may up multiple sclerosis risk in some


April 8th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Smoking may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who also have specific established risk factors for MS, a new study has shown.The research is published ... Read more...

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Taking ibuprofen regularly cuts Parkinson’s disease risk


February 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): People who regularly take ibuprofen may reduce their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggests a new research.The study involved 136,474 people who did not have Parkinson's disease at ... Read more...

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Migraine more common in female multiple sclerosis patients


February 17th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Migraine is more common in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) than those without, according to a new study.The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's ... Read more...

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Simple test to determine concussion in athletes


February 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have devised a simple test that may help judge concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) in athletes.The test may also indicate when athletes are ready to play again.Study ... Read more...

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TV medical shows do not depict proper first aid for seizures


February 15th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that most TV medical shows do not depict proper first aid for seizures.Scientists screened the most popular medical dramas and discovered that doctors ... Read more...

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Do popular TV shows depict proper first aid for seizures?


February 15th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 15 (IANS) Watching popular medical dramas on TV like "ER" or "Grey's Anatomy" might not be the best way to learn what to do when someone has a seizure. Researchers ... Read more...

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Eat chocolates, lower stroke risk


February 12th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 12 (IANS) Eating chocolate may lower your risk of a stroke, says an analysis of available research. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which may have a protective effect ... Read more...

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‘A chocolate a day keeps strokes at bay’


February 12th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Eating chocolate every day might protect you against strokes, says a new study.According to an analysis of available research that will be released today and presented at the ... Read more...

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People exposed to World Trade Center dust, fumes may still have headaches


February 11th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A study has found that people who were exposed to dust, fumes during the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 still frequently report having ... Read more...

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Drinking milk during pregnancy ‘cuts baby’s multiple sclerosis risk’


February 10th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Drinking milk during pregnancy can reduce baby's risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, a new study has found.The preliminary study will be presented at the American ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet likely to lower brain damage risk


February 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, says a new study. The study ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet ‘helps keep the mind sharp’


February 9th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Mediterranean diet, which includes a high intake of veggies, whole grains, and fish, a low intake of saturated fat and meat and moderate alcohol use, can help people ... Read more...

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Exposure to industrial cleaner increases Parkinson’s disease risk


February 8th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has linked an industrial cleaner to increased risk of Parkinson's disease.According to the research, exposure to tricholorethylene (TCE), a chemical once used to clean metal ... Read more...

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Widely used device not recommended for chronic low back pain


December 31st, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), a widely used pain therapy involving a portable device, is not effective in treating chronic low-back pain that has persisted for three months ... Read more...

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