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Omega-3 pills unable to prevent heart attacks


September 12th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Popping pills of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, the type found in oily fish like salmon, may not help prevent heart attacks, although previous research suggested that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

ECG can also predict heart attacks


April 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, found a higher risk of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Antibiotics of no use in sinus infections


February 15th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Antibiotics prescribed for sinus infections are ineffective as they do not reduce symptoms any better than an inactive placebo."Our results show that antibiotics aren't necessary for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

PFCs weaken immune response to vaccine shots in childhood


January 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and fast-food packaging, seem to lower immune response to vaccination in children.A new Harvard study is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin E supplement ups chances of prostate cancer


October 12th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Daily intake of a vitamin E supplement, once thought to reduce cancer risk, increases chances of prostate cancer among men, new research says. The finding is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study reveals that Sleep apnea is linked to dementia


August 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that sleep apnea is linked to memory degradation and dementia. The study was conducted by a group of researchers led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Asking adolescents what they wish for, could be eye opening


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has found that while trying to figure out what's going on in an adolescent's mind can be challenging, simply asking them what they wish for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin E can fight fatty liver disease in kids


April 28th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A specific form of Vitamin E can improve the most severe form of fatty liver disease in some children.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin E helps cut fatty liver disease in kids


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a specific form of vitamin E improved the most severe form of fatty liver disease in some children.Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study says that Tai Chi is good for heart patients


April 26th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard have concluded a study that suggest that heart attack patients’ lives are improved if they practice the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Survey reveals that smoking kills half million Americans annually


April 1st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey has concluded that half-a-million Americans die from smoke-related illness each year. That is quite significant considering that smoking has gone down in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Irregular physical activity can trigger heart attacks


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A new research suggests that spikes in physical activity -- such as during sex -- can have the opposite effect -- triggering heart attacks and cardiac ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

More sensitive blood test could improve diagnosis of heart attacks


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a highly sensitive blood test could help identify heart attacks in thousands of patients who would otherwise have gone undiagnosed.The test, which identifies heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Having a fling or one-night stand ‘can give you a heart attack’


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Having a fling or one-night stand can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to a new study.Researchers from the Tufts Medical Centre and Harvard School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Take a vitamin pill to mitigate the effects of radiation: NASA


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): With astronauts facing risks from radiation on long-duration space missions, NASA has recommended a simple solution - take a vitamin pill.Astronauts are exposed to more radiation than nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why HIV-uninfected babies of mums with HIV are more prone to infections


February 9th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that babies whose mothers have HIV, but are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HIV-infected teens ‘at high risk for pregnancy, complications’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed that teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Highly-caffeinated energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks


January 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A research team has warned that highly-caffeinated energy drinks - even those containing no alcohol - may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Debate rages whether E-cigarettes are miracle cure or menace


January 26th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are being touted as the latest 'stop smoking' device, are facing a ban in New York as debate rages whether they are a miracle cure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shingles vaccine cuts risk by 55 pc: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has found that receiving the herpes zoster vaccine is associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, a painful, lingering disease.The Kaiser Permanente ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Walking speed predicts life span


January 7th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have found a new way to predict how long an individual can live.A new study has found that older people who walk much quicker are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increase In Walking Speed Increases Life Span, Research Says


January 7th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent study it has been found that the walking speed of every human being is actually a life span determiner. Researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene Linked To Stress And Depression, Study Reveals


January 7th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prof. Dr. Srijan Sen, a University of Michigan psychiatrist has recently conducted a study that stated that a gene that carries a chemical, called serotonin, can ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Walking faster key to survival among elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A higher walking speed could be the key to older adults surviving for longer, a study suggests.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh in the US and her ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weightlifting cuts lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment


December 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment."Lymphedema is a dreaded, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New blood test predicts heart trouble years ahead


December 8th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a more sensitive version of a blood test, typically used to confirm that someone is having a heart attack, could indicate whether a seemingly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Fish oil supplements are not much help during pregnancy


October 21st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new Australian study has revealed that taking fish oil capsule during pregnancy does little to nothing to boost the mental development of the fetus or stop ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fish Oil Supplements Hardly Of Any Use During Pregnancy, Study Says


October 21st, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pregnant women are often given the advice to have fish oil supplements which are believed to accentuate brain development in the unborn baby while also helping ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fish oil in pregnancy doesn’t boost baby’s brain power


October 20th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Taking fish oil during pregnancy does not reduce the chance of post-natal depression or boost brain development in babies, research has shown. Many women take supplements including ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fish oil during pregnancy ‘does not cut risk of post-natal depression’


October 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): There is no evidence to confirm that taking fish oil during pregnancy reduces the risk of post-natal depression, according to a new study from the University of Adelaide.Professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American Study Reveals That Hands-Only CPR Can Save More Lives


October 8th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A recent study in America showed that hands only CPR can actually help to save a lot more lives when compared to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lust for mega-profits fuels drive for female viagra


September 28th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Driven by the quest for mega-profits, drug firms seem to be fostering the myth that four in 10 women have low libido and fuel their drive for a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Doctors Too Work While Sick, Studies Find


September 17th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Chicago, Sep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent survey has found that more than fifty percent junior doctors had turned up at their work place while sick at least once. Increasing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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