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Single kids likely to be obese?


September 18th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) A single child has a more than 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese than those with siblings, as borne out by a study ... Read more...

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Can you really work up an appetite?


September 13th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) US scientists are challenging the popular notion that we can "work up an appetite" with vigorous exercise, saying it actually reduces a person's motivation for food.James ... Read more...

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‘Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay’


September 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about ... Read more...

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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical may cause heart disease: Study


September 5th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Exposure to perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), a man-made chemical used in the manufacture of lubricants, polishes, paper and textile coatings and food packaging, may be linked with ... Read more...

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‘30 minutes of daily exercise enough to lower weight’


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 23 (IANS) Thirty minutes of daily exercise provides an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as does a 60-minute routine, according to a Danish research.Forty percent ... Read more...

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Giving babies antibiotics could make them obese later


August 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Babies given antibiotics before they were six months were more likely to be overweight by the age of three, a British study has found.A study of ... Read more...

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Kids’ self-control linked to lower weight


August 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Exercising some self control and delaying gratification for longer periods among children at four years of age is linked with a lower body mass index (BMI) ... Read more...

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Stressed out men prefer larger women, study shows


August 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Men usually prefer slim and younger-looking women as they appear healthier and more fertile, but during tough times stressed out men turn to larger women for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Strong hearts help kids secure higher grades


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Having a healthy heart and lungs may help middle school students secure higher grades in math and reading, says a new research."Cardiorespiratory fitness was the only ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Marijuana doubles premature birth risk


July 19th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Women who quaff marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to an international study.Preterm or premature birth, at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UP working on ‘Guarantee To Health’ scheme for children


June 30th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is working on an ambitious project under the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) to give "complete and sustained healthcare" to about 7.3 ... Read more...

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British court orders force-feeding for dying anorexic woman


June 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) An anorexic woman, who started controlling her eating habits at 11 and was described as having an "obsessive fear of weight gain", should be force-fed, a ... Read more...

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Unhealthy lifestyle does not affect sperm quality: Study


June 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled, says latest research. Current guidelines warn infertile men about the dangers of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Less sleep enhances stroke risk among middle-aged


June 11th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Habitually sleeping less than six hours at night significantly elevates risk of stroke among middle-aged and older adults of normal weight at low risk for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

American obese population to rise


May 8th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Almost 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030.If that happens, the US healthcare system could be burdened with 32 million more obese people within ... Read more...

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Obese women face higher risk of vein clots


April 20th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 20 (IANS) Overweight and obese middle-aged women are more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots within leg veins than their normal weight counterparts, says a study.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Be nutty for good health


April 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Chomping on nuts leads to higher levels of good cholesterol (Hdl, high-density lipoprotein) and lower levels of C-reactive protein, which can trigger chronic diseases including heart ... Read more...

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Almost half of Brazilians overweight


April 11th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released ... Read more...

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Women take longer to deliver babies than 50 years ago


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Women take longer to deliver babies today than they did 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries, conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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Chocolates may help you stay slim


March 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) People regularly eating chocolate tend to be thin, suggests a new study.The findings have been made from a study of nearly 1,000 people in the US ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Daily stroll can halve your obesity risk


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) An hour-long brisk walk undertaken every day can reduce the risk of turning obese by half, scientists have found.Scientists have discovered that the secret to staving ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cool hands: Simple mantra to stick with workouts


March 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) There is a simple mantra to stick to monotonous exercises and workouts - cool palms, a new study says. Stacy T. Sims, exercise physiologist at Stanford ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gut bug link to type 2 diabetes


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) H. pylori, a gut bug, may be linked to type 2 diabetes, the commonest form of this condition, particularly in obese individuals, a study reveals. H. ... Read more...

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Aging, obesity no bar to happiness


March 9th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Here's a piece of good news for the elderly and the plump -- gathering years and obesity are no bar to happiness or well-being, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hungry people are fixated on food


March 6th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Hungry people seem to be fixated on food, seeing food-related words more clearly than people who have just eaten, says a new research.Psychologists have known for ... Read more...

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Hungry people are fixated on food


March 6th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Hungry people seem to be fixated on food, seeing food-related words more clearly than people who have just eaten, says a new research.Psychologists have known for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Recession beats dieting, gym in slimming people


March 4th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) What hours of exercising, visits to the gym or dieting could not accomplish - helping people shed unwanted pounds - has been pulled off by recession. ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle lowers mid-age cardiac risk


March 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from your 20s into your 40s may spell lower cardiovascular risk in mid-age, says a new study. "The problem is few adults ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ban skinny models from catwalk


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Skinny models should be banned from the catwalk, say experts.Academics at the London School of Economics said restricting the use of photographs of underweight models in ... Read more...

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Dr Oz’s health effort gets its 1 millionth participant


February 9th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 1 millionth participant of the "The Dr. Oz Show" has signed up to the program. The number is still growing as the chase for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Putting it down on paper can help lose to weight


January 6th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Writing your most important values on a piece of paper can literally knock you into shape as it might make you feel better and obliterate the ... Read more...

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Forgetting to eat can thin out Alzheimer’s victims


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Old people afflicted with the Alzheimer's may forget to eat and eventually lose weight, a new study reveals.Being fat in middle age could bring on ... Read more...

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Popping too many pills ruins bedroom performance


November 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The habit of popping several pills daily could hit your bedroom performance and send it plummeting to a zero, a new study reveals. The study by ... Read more...

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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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