annals of internal medicine

Working 11 hours can up heart attack risk by 67 percent


April 5th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) People who spend more than 11 hours a day at work increase their chances of having a heart attack by 67 percent, a study has found. ... Read more...

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11-hour work days ‘can increase heart attack risk by 67pc’


April 5th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Those who spend more than 11 hours at work increase their chance of having a heart attack by two thirds, according to a new study.Researchers from University College ... Read more...

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Heart attack survival tied to hospital culture, organization of care


March 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that hospital culture and organization of care, including factors like the values and goals of the organization, and senior management involvement, may explain ... Read more...

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Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life


February 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study.Obesity and OA are among the most frequent chronic conditions in older ... Read more...

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Study: Echinacea isn’t an effective treatment for the common cold


December 21st, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Herbal medicine enthusiasts were very happy when it emerged that Echinacea does indeed cure cold.They might be disappointed now because latest study has revealed that the plant ... Read more...

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Common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in ... Read more...

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Skipping sleep halves fat loss


October 5th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Dieters should get a full night's sleep to be able to lose fat, says a new study.Cutting back on sleep more than halved the amount of fat ... Read more...

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Low Carb Diets Beat Low Fat for Heart Health


August 4th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research is suggesting that although a low fat diet may work just as well as a low carb one for weight loss, it may be better for ... Read more...

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Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet By Increasing Good Cholesterol


August 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): New research study results have revealed that a low-carb diet may actually be more beneficial than a low-fat diet, especially when you are trying ... Read more...

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Cocaine can rot your skin and flesh


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Cocaine contains agents that contribute to low white cell count or dying skin tissue, giving people the appearance of wearing rotting flesh, says a study.Reported by Time.com, the ... Read more...

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Contaminated cocaine can even cause the flash to rot


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is bad news for cocaine addicts. Recent research has indicated that contaminated cocaine can even cause the flesh to rot. And that is not all, ... Read more...

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Odds of heart attack depend on where you live


June 1st, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The odds of surviving cardiac arrest may depend on which part of town you live and whether anyone in the vicinity attempts to give you cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The ... Read more...

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Human growth hormone ‘makes sprinters faster’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): For the time, researchers have shown a positive effect of growth hormone on athletic performance.It showed a .4 second improvement in a 10-second sprint, enough to turn a ... Read more...

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Your social network may affect your drinking habits


April 10th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The drinking habits of the people in your extended social group play a major role in determining your own rate of alcohol consumption, says a new study. Researchers used ... Read more...

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Reduction of salt in processed foods could save lives, money


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has found that reducing salt in processed foods could prevent strokes and heart attacks and also save billions of dollars in medical costs.According to researchers ... Read more...

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Combination menopausal hormone therapy ups heart disease risk


February 17th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Combination hormone therapy increases the risk of heart disease in healthy postmenopausal women, new analyses from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) have confirmed.Researchers from the Harvard School ... Read more...

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Extended nicotine patch treatment effective in helping smokers kick the butt


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 2 (ANI): Smokers who are treated with an extended nicotine patch are more likely to abstain from cigarettes for longer period of time than those using the standard regimen, suggests ... Read more...

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Higher statin doses may not prevent coronary artery disease


January 19th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): New research suggests that higher doses of statin may not always work to prevent diseases of the coronary artery.Statins have been found to be highly efficient in lowering ... Read more...

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Higher opioid doses may cause overdose in chronic pain patients


January 19th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Patients who are prescribed higher doses of opioids to relieve chronic pain are at an increased overdose risk, say researchers.The study links risk of fatal and nonfatal opioid ... Read more...

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Beware of kitchen spoons when administering syrups


January 5th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Beware of innocuous kitchen spoons - they can be unwittingly dangerous, especially when administering liquid medicine. Former cold and flu sufferers were asked to pour one teaspoon of nighttime ... Read more...

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Using kitchen spoon may lead to dosage errors


January 5th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Consuming liquid medicine using a kitchen spoon might prove to be either ineffective or dangerous, say researchers.Lead researcher Dr. Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand ... Read more...

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Giving up smoking may actually increase diabetes risk


January 5th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): People who give up smoking are at a greater risk of developing diabetes because people who kick the habit put on weight, says a new study.Researchers from Johns ... Read more...

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Pre-surgery stress tests not necessary


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Physicians should desist from ordering stress tests and prescribing beta blockers to patients before non-cardiac surgeries, says a new study. Since such pre-operative tests and medications do not ... Read more...

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Breast cancer medication may have side effects


September 21st, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Three drugs that reduce a woman's chance of getting breast cancer have also been shown to cause adverse effects, according to a new report. The report is based on ... Read more...

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New Study says Red Yeast Rice may lower cholesterol


June 16th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by GD
According to a new study revelations, red yeast rice may be the answer to many people's prayer to lead a cholesterol free healthy life. The study reveals that the red yeast rice ... Read more...

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‘Dowager’s hump’ could increase early death risk in elderly women


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Hyperkyphosis, or "dowager's hump", the exaggerated forward curvature of the upper spine, could put elderly women at increased risk of early death whether or not they have vertebral ... Read more...

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Scientists studying shorter, safer treatment for latent tuberculosis


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have come up with a potential new treatment for the latent form of tuberculosis (TB). ... Read more...

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Blood thinners dont address long-term problems in Thrombosis patients


December 3rd, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): A multi-centre Canadian study has shown that blood thinners do not cure long-term consequences of Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), the formation of blood clots in the lower ... Read more...

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Researchers developing anti-frailty pill for elders


November 5th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) A daily dose of an experimental drug has increased muscle mass in the arms and legs of healthy older adults, sans serious side-effects, suggesting that it may be ... Read more...

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A drug that can help combat frailty in elderly


November 5th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A daily dose of an investigational drug, known as MK-677, which stimulates growth hormone secretion in the body can boost muscle mass in older adults, report researchers ... Read more...

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Meat and dairy diet could up prostate cancer risk


October 8th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Eating large amounts of meat and dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer, a new research has found.The foods raise the levels of a hormone ... Read more...

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Media fail to report potential sources of bias in medical stories


October 1st, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): News media often fails to project potential sources of bias while reporting medical studies, according to a new study. Dr. Michael Hochman, a researchers at the Cambridge ... Read more...

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75+ men should not be screened for prostate cancer: Experts


August 6th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Men age 75 and above should not undergo prostate cancer screening, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.The recommendation also states ... Read more...

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Prehypertension in youth ups atherosclerosis risk in adulthood


July 15th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Young adults with prehypertension are more likely to have atherosclerosis in adulthood, according to a new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.In order to reach the ... Read more...

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Hormonal boost to athletic performance suspect: study


March 23rd, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 23 (IANS) Athletes who risk their careers by taking banned growth hormones to improve performance may not be getting the benefits they anticipate, according to a new study by ... Read more...

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