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Teens prefer a shot of liquor to a bottle of beer, finds study


March 9th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that nearly 50 percent of American teenagers would rather have a shot of liquor than a bottle of beer.Teens who prefer liquor are ... Read more...

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E-ciggies ‘are a promising tool to help smokers quit’


February 9th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has found that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional nicotine replacement products.The ... Read more...

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Energy drinks don’t blunt alcohol’s effects: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that mixing caffeinated 'energy' drinks with alcohol has no effect on enhancing performance on a driving test or improving sustained attention or reaction ... Read more...

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E- ciggies much safer than real ones: Study


December 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that provide tobacco-less doses of nicotine in a vaporized solution, are much safer than real cigarettes.Boston University ... Read more...

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Cost-effective, life-saving intervention for severe childhood malaria


November 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Community-based treatment of malaria, pneumonia could save lives: Study


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new study has found that community workers can play an important role in combating diseases like malaria, pneumonia and save lives.Researchers at the Boston University School of ... 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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Youths who drink wine at family meals less likely to become heavy drinkers


August 20th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that youths whose parents allowed them to have alcohol with meals while they were growing up are less likely to develop harmful drinking ... Read more...

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In India, physical abuse by in-laws common during and after pregnancy


August 17th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Physical abuse and ill treatment by in-laws during and after pregnancy is a common occurrence in India, says a new study.Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher ... Read more...

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Widely used chemicals linked to ADHD in kids


July 21st, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in ... Read more...

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Prepregnancy, obesity, gestational weight gain influence preterm birth risk


February 11th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain are associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, say researchers at Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center and ... Read more...

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Neighbourhood plays vital role in type 2 diabetes incidence


February 10th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that neighbourhood socio-economic status has direct impact on the incidence of type 2 diabetes in women.Previous studies have shown that the socioeconomic characteristics ... Read more...

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Malnutrition higher in children born to child brides


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Infants born to child brides in India have a higher risk of malnutrition than children born to older mothers, according to the latest research. However, low birth weight and ... Read more...

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Malnutrition higher in kids born to Indian child brides


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Babies born to child brides in India (married before the age of 18) run a higher risk of malnourishment compared to those born to older mothers, according to ... Read more...

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Alcohol firms target youths with mag ads


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 03 (ANI): Alcoholic beverages popular among youths pull more advertisement in magazines than those favoured by adults, leading to a higher exposure of alcohol among youngsters, a new study claims. ... Read more...

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Wearing high heels can make women wince later in life


September 29th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Wearing high heels early in life can make women wince in pain in later years, says a new research. Men, however, do not experience the same foot pain as ... Read more...

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Exposure to PCE-contaminated water linked to birth defects


September 24th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Expectant mothers exposed to drinking water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene or perchlorethylene (PCE) are likely to give birth to kids with congenital defects, according to a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Total knee replacement surgery can boost mobility in elderly


June 26th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Total knee replacement surgery can significantly improve physical functioning and motor skills of older patients with osteoarthritis, according to Duke researchers.The study showed that recipients of total knee ... Read more...

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Baby formula, pacifier use may prevent proper breastfeeding


March 20th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Researchers at Boston University School of Public Health say that hospital practices like supplementing newborns with formula or water, or giving them pacifiers, might reduces new mothers ... Read more...

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Scientists integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks


March 13th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): Health experts in the U.S. have successful integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks who fled violent religious persecution. The achievement was recently made ... Read more...

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Child marriage leading to rampant multiple fertility risks in India: Lancet


March 10th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 10 (ANI): Despite India''s law giving 18 as the minimum age for marriage, a large proportion of children - particularly girls - are still married off at an early ... Read more...

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Prevalence of child marriage in India fuels pregnancy, fertility risks


March 10th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Economic and educational reforms in India have not dented the prevalence of child marriages, fuelling risks of multiple unwanted pregnancies, their termination and sterilisations, according to a new ... Read more...

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Strict household smoking bans prevent teens from lighting up


August 14th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Teenagers who have strict household smoking ban are less likely to experiment with cigarettes, according to a new study.Youths who lived with nonsmokers but didnt have a ... Read more...

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Home treatment for kids with severe pneumonia as effective as treatment in hospital: WHO


January 4th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Geneva, Jan.4 (ANI): A new study which shows that treating children with severe pneumonia at home is just as effective as treating them in hospitals could significantly change the way the illness ... Read more...

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