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Harnessing deadly fumes to reverse heart disease?


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon a unique method to open up clogged arteries and reverse heart disease -- using toxic chemicals in vehicle exhaust fumes for ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking helps in improved life quality


June 25th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Drinking in moderation helped one perform better on index measuring dexterity, emotion, mobility and the ability to understand, than abstaining completely. Researchers from US-based Boston University ... Read more...

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Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks


June 12th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received ... Read more...

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Love your wine? Strawberries can help!


October 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) There's some good news for those who can't help resist the sight of liquor -- taking strawberries could minimise damage to stomach lining caused by alcohol. ... Read more...

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Overseas businesses in London see benefits from 2012 Olympics


June 17th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Overseas firms are likely to increase their investments in London on the back of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that business feels would bring long-term ... Read more...

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Too much or too little sleep may accelerate cognitive aging by 4 to 7 years


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found how changes in sleep that occur over a five-year period in late middle age affect cognitive function in later life.The findings suggest that women ... Read more...

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L-lysine alongside normal medication may benefit schizophrenia patients


April 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who received L-lysine alongside their normal medication found some reduction in the severity of their symptoms.Schizophrenia is a serious mental ... Read more...

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Antidepressants could help with stroke recovery


April 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo, a University of Iowa ... Read more...

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High-fiber diet ‘cuts heart disease risk’


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make.The study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of ... Read more...

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Swimming too often in chlorinated water ‘ups bladder cancer risk’


March 17th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Spanish researchers have warned that people who regularly swim in chlorinated water or take lots of showers or baths could increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.They ... Read more...

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Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema.The research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which ... Read more...

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Prozac restores movement after paralysing stroke attack


January 10th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Taking Prozac, an anti-depressant, may help restore movement in stroke victims and ease paralysis. The drug may aid recovery after a stroke whether patients are depressed or not, ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements ‘reduce incidence of measles and diarrhoea’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A new research has strongly endorsed the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programmes, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhoea and ultimately save lives.Most of the low ... Read more...

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Retirement ‘leads to a substantial reduction in tiredness, depression’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms.However, the research has also concluded that retirement does ... Read more...

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Potential life-saving treatment for sepsis - Vitamin C


November 18th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that vitamin C can not only prevent the onset of sepsis, but can also reverse the disease.According to Dr. Karel Tyml and ... Read more...

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Probiotics cut duration of stomach upsets


November 11th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Probiotics cut the duration of stomach upsets like diarrhoea, says a comprehensive new review study. A review of 63 studies involving more than 8,000 people found that ... Read more...

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Munching on almonds can stave off infections


November 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Eating almonds regularly can help you stave off viral infections like the common cold and flu. A new study has revealed that naturally occurring chemicals found in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Selenium intake linked to decreased risk of bladder cancer


September 1st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Increasing selenium intake may decrease the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study.Selenium is an essential micronutrient that is incorporated into about 25 proteins, called selenoproteins. ... Read more...

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Decongestant use during pregnancy cuts risk of premature birth: Study


August 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): The results of a new study indicate that the use of over-the-counter decongestants during pregnancy cuts the risk of premature births.Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) epidemiologist ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli and plantain could reduce bouts of Crohn’s disease


August 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Plantain and broccoli fibre could help prevent relapses of Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.Crohn's disease is a condition, in which the intestines can become painfully inflamed, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to wide array of diseases


August 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Researchers have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA - and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences.The study highlights the ... Read more...

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Zapping potatoes with electricity makes them healthier


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Zapping humble potatoes with electricity makes them even healthier, scientists have found. The electric shot tricked the tubers into producing a slew of antioxidants known to keep the ... Read more...

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Walnuts can help fight Alzheimer


July 13th, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Walnuts might be helpful in reducing or delaying the process of Alzheimer, a research has found. According to Abha Chauhan who led the research, Walnuts may have a beneficial ... Read more...

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Walnuts can keep dementia at bay


July 12th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Eating walnuts everyday can help ward off dementia, say scientists.In the study, Dr. Abha Chauhan and his team from the New York State Institute found that mice deprived ... Read more...

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Some kinds of excitement lead to unhealthy choices


June 22nd, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) You might want to avoid shopping for food right after a heavy workout or drinking after an intense day of high-powered negotiations if you want to avoid ... Read more...

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Being aroused ‘can lead to unhealthy choices’


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Being aroused in any way may make you feel positive and happy, but that can come at the cost of your health, says a new study."While happy ... Read more...

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Exercise is good for banishing anger


June 7th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Exercise is likely to have a beneficial effect on anger in men, says a new study. A research team assessed angry mood and emotions in males. The subjects viewed ... Read more...

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Using sari to filter water can provide protection against cholera


May 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Sari cloth is a simple, sustainable protector from cholera, a study conducted in Bangladesh has revealed.Using the sari to filter household water protects not only the household from ... 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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Oestrogen-only HRT ‘raises asthma risk after menopause’


February 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may put menopausal women at increased asthma risk.Compared with women who had never used any form of ... Read more...

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Antidepressant may help improve cognitive function after stroke


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Antidepressant escitalopram may help improve thinking, learning and memory skills in stroke patients, says a new study.The study has been published in the February issue of Archives of ... Read more...

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Champagne is good for the heart


December 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A glass or two of champagne is good for heart and blood circulation, say researchers.According to Reading University researchers, the fizz made with black grapes has the potential ... Read more...

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Scientists find protein to boost power of probiotics


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a protein that may help digestion. "Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut (in the gastro-intestinal tract) to have a beneficial effect and ... Read more...

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Little evidence linking HRT to heart risk in menopausal women


November 24th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have found little evidence suggesting that menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy are at an increased cardiovascular disease risk.Although the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on ... Read more...

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