british medical journal

Cutting down on red meat lowers heart disease, diabetes


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Minimising the consumption of red and processed meat would not only lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by three to 12 percent, ... Read more...

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Kidney stones double risk of dialysis


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Kindey stones could double the risk of dialysis or kidney transplant later in life for people who have had them, says a study.University of Alberta faculty ... Read more...

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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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Poor mental health linked to reduced lifespan


August 1st, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) People with poor mental health may have a shorter lifespan, according to a large-scale population based study.Researchers from University College London (UCL) and University of ... 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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Experts wary of Lancet’s study on good cholesterol


June 14th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Reacting to a study report that 'good cholesterol' - known to check harmful cholesterol from blood - does not lower risk of heart diseases, international ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities


June 4th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate's blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering ... Read more...

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Non oral contraceptives carry higher clot risks


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 11 (IANS) Certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives, skin patches, implants and vaginal rings carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than others, says a new study. Several studies ... 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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White rice increases risk of type 2 diabetes


March 16th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) White rice might be pleasing to the palate, but it significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes when eaten regularly.Researchers from the Harvard School of ... Read more...

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Babies born early may have poor health


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Babies born a few weeks early have a higher risk of poor health than those born later, a study suggests.The earlier a baby is born, the ... Read more...

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David Domoney: ‘Viagra is good for plants too’


January 19th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Plant lovers have the excuse to buy Viagra. In the first of its kind, the blockbuster drug has been found to be beneficial to plants as well. ... Read more...

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Brain starts going downhill after 45, shows study


January 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Memory and other brain skills begin to decline at the age of 45, say researchers.The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension starts waning in middle ... Read more...

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Pen removed from woman’s tummy after 25 years


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) An elderly woman in Britain had a pen stuck in her stomach for 25 years. The 76-year-old accidentally swallowed the felt-tip pen in the 1980s when ... Read more...

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‘Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism’


December 4th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The scare abroad over the superbug or NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) last year was deliberately created to tarnish India's image as a medical tourism ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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High-fibre diet cuts bowel cancer risk


November 12th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Eating enough fibre can cut bowel cancer risk by almost 20 percent.Although a high-fibre diet has been known to be good for the gut and protective ... Read more...

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Some pills more likely to cause blood clots


October 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Certain contraceptive pills are more likely to cause serious blood clots, new research says.One such clot is VTE or venous thromboembolism. This forms in the deep ... Read more...

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Panel stresses on infection control in hospitals


October 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Hospital acquired infections (HAI), including those caused by the multi-drug resistant superbug, can be countered by better hygiene and safety management, the country's apex panel ... Read more...

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HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

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Delhi government meeting on superbug Friday


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia would Friday meet all stakeholders and discuss issues related to the alleged prevalence of antibiotic-resistant superbug in the city."We will ... 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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Don’t undermine superbug’s presence: Former ICMR chief


October 4th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Even as the health ministry has denied any threat by superbug NDM-1 alleged to be found in Delhi's sewage and drinking water, former Indian Council ... Read more...

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Bereaved parents may not live for long


September 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) While it is commonly believed that people may die of a 'broken heart' on losing a partner, a new study has indicated parents, who lose their ... Read more...

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Menopause not linked to heart attack


September 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Ageing alone explains increasing number of deaths among women, which has nothing to do with the hormonal impact of menopause, researchers say. The findings by Johns ... Read more...

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‘Drinking eight glasses of water is nonsense’


July 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration is a "thoroughly debunked nonsense", says an expert.There is currently no clear ... Read more...

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Mills and Boon ’cause marital breakdown, unwanted pregnancies’


July 8th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Romantic novels like Mills and Boons are a danger to relationships and sexual health, a British medical journal has said.They are also a cause of marital ... Read more...

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Sitting for long periods can cause heart problem


July 5th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Something as simple as sitting for long periods in one posture daily is fraught with grave risks, especially for women. Such women are two to three ... Read more...

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Obesity - premature killer of non-smoking women


June 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) While smoking is known to be linked to premature death, obesity has emerged as a premature killer of women who have never smoked, especially in low ... Read more...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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Antibiotics can control superbug: Expert


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 4 (IANS) Disciplined use of antibiotics can control the multi-drug resistant Delhi superbug, which created widespread controversy last month, a top microbiologist said here Wednesday."A superbug in a ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements cause heart problems in women?


April 24th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) There is growing evidence that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart attacks among older women, say researchers.Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women ... Read more...

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Third generation contraceptive pills much riskier


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Tens of thousands of women should reconsider use of the so-called third generation contraceptive pill to reduce the risk of a potential blood clot. Women taking ... Read more...

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New contraceptive pills ‘likelier to double blood clot risk’


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A U.S. study has found that newer brands of contraceptive pill may increase more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots compared with older types.It is known ... Read more...

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