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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Night shifts raise heart attack risk


July 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Shift work can dramatically increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, warn researchers.A study of two million people found shift workers are almost 25 percent ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Poor oral hygiene linked to cancer deaths


June 12th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Poor oral hygiene seems to elevate the risk of death from cancer, because too much of dental plaque has been linked to premature cancer death by ... Read more...

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Experts challenge FDA approval for Alzheimer’s drug


March 25th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Experts have challenged approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer's drug by the FDA which not only "breached" its own "regulatory standard" but causes ... Read more...

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Left, right arm differences in BP lowers survival chances


March 21st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Patients of hypertension who have different blood pressure (BP) readings from each arm have reduced chances of survival over 10 years, says a new study.National guidelines ... Read more...

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Arthritis invites higher risk of heart attacks


March 9th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Arthritis sufferers have 40 percent higher risk of developing erratic heartbeat which can trigger heart attacks and death, warn researchers.The researchers believe the inflammation of joints ... Read more...

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Smoking can kill 40 mn more people


October 5th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Smoking could cause 40 million excess deaths among smokers, who also suffer from tuberculosis (TB), by 2050, new research says.Once smokers develop the disease, they are ... Read more...

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Low-energy diet can improve sleep disorder


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea - a the sleep disorder - could benefit from following a low energy diet to lose weight.Sufferers rarely feel refreshed after ... Read more...

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DNA test to detect early bowel cancer could be 1 step closer


March 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A DNA test to detect the early signs of bowel cancer could be one step closer, thanks to a new discovery.Tests on two distinct genes were highly accurate ... Read more...

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Kids who use cell phones ‘5 times more likely to develop brain tumour’


February 1st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 01 (ANI): Experts have claimed that Kids who use cell phones could be up to five times more likely to develop a brain tumour than adults.The potential risk could be ... Read more...

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Travel websites should inform people about risks of malaria, say docs


January 19th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Health experts in UK have suggested that travel websites, especially those that offer 'last minute' deals, should inform people about the risks of malaria and the need to ... Read more...

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MMR scare was ‘deliberate fraud’: British Medical Journal


January 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): The British Medical Journal has declared that an infamous article in Lancet last year that linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to a new combined disorder of ... Read more...

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Doctors need not fear redheads, says expert


December 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): In a recent study, scientists have found that people with red hair do not bleed any more than other patients, as it was popularly believed.The authors, led by ... Read more...

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Controlled oxygen therapy slashes death rate among COPD patients


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Controlled oxygen therapy can slash death rate among patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by up to 78 percent. COPD is a chronic lung disease that affects ... Read more...

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Calcium Supplements Associated With Amplification In Heart Attacks


August 1st, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A worldwide squad of scientists that assessed information from numerous trials has ascertained that adopting calcium supplements is connected to a bigger jeopardy of ... Read more...

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Calcium Supplements May Increase Chances Of Heart Attack, Says New Study


August 1st, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is bad news for every person young and old who think that a calcium tablet can be considered as a supplement for calcium in their ... Read more...

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Breast screening debate ‘misleading women’


June 25th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A senior doctor is calling for an end to the polarised arguments about the benefits and harms of breast screening.Women are unable to make informed decisions on screening ... Read more...

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Scientists support WHO H1N1 pandemic warning


June 9th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Scientists have rejected views of two investigations that suggest that the World Health Organisation (WHO) exaggerated a pharmaceutical industry warning of the H1N1 flu becoming a pandemic.Both reports-one conducted by the British ... Read more...

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Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO


June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

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EU critics say WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat


June 5th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic has intensified with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat ... Read more...

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Staying away from sun causes depression: Study


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Hiding away from sun rays to protect oneself from skin diseases can harm one's health in many other ways, says an expert. A study published in the British Medical ... Read more...

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Indian child brides’ kids risk malnutrition more, says study


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 22 (IANS) Babies born to child brides in India have a higher risk of malnutrition than those born to adult mothers, according to research published Friday.The study ... Read more...

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High-blood-pressure treatment ‘too aggressive’ for people over 80


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): An expert has cautioned that high blood pressure treatment for people over 80 years is too aggressive.Dr James Wright has said that the latest evidence suggests that less ... Read more...

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H1N1 drug Tamiflu effectiveness questioned


December 12th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): The medical journal BMJ (British Medical Journal) has claimed that anti-viral drugs, such as Tamiflu, may be ineffective against influenza viruses, including the H1N1 swine flu virus, when ... Read more...

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Tamiflu effectiveness questioned


December 9th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found no clear evidence that Tamiflu prevents complications like pneumonia in people infected with flu.The study conducted by British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Channel ... Read more...

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Sunbeds ’significantly increase skin cancer risk among kids’


November 13th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 13 (ANI): Sunbeds are increasingly putting children at risk of skin cancer, according to experts.Researchers have estimated that a quarter of a million 11-17 year olds in England have chances ... Read more...

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Now, recovery from chronic backache possible


October 8th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Over a third of patients will recover from chronic low back pain within nine months and four out of 10 will do so within a year, according to ... Read more...

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More exercise in middle age prolongs life, says long-term study


March 5th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Increased physical activity in middle age prolongs life, though it may take five to 10 years before an effect is seen, concludes a study published Thursday. Physical activity ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction gives early warning of a heart attack


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Erectile dysfunction is the best predictor of cardiovascular risk in men, according to an expert.Dr Geoffrey Hackett from the Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham says that erectile ... Read more...

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Food additives linked to ADHD in kids


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Conventional medicine has hitherto dismissed the notion that artificial colours and preservatives in foods are linked to hyperactivity in children -- but that link is now being taken ... Read more...

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Kids with Downs syndrome impervious to antioxidants and nutrients


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
London , Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has cited that providing antioxidants and nutrients to children suffering from Downs syndrome does not result in any kind of improvement in their condition.The ... Read more...

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Climate fluctuation- a major threat to human health


January 25th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington. Jan 25 (ANI): Fluctuating climate can have a devastating impact on human health, says an expert.While writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Professor McMichael, from the Australian National University highlighted ... Read more...

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7 common medical myths busted


December 21st, 2007 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 21(ANI): A recent study has shown common medical beliefs such as drinking eight glasses of water a day is essential or reading in dim light can damage eyesight are unproven ... Read more...

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Footballers from high altitudes have significant edge over lowland counterparts


December 21st, 2007 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Footballers from high altitude countries have a significant edge over their counterparts from the lowlands, says a new research.The research, by Patrick McSharry at the University of Oxford, ... Read more...

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