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Inflammation drug promising in depression


September 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A drug that eases inflammation may offer new hope for people with difficult-to-treat depression, says a new study."Inflammation is the body's natural response to infection or ... Read more...

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Dormant virus might make you diabetic


August 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Most people infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) carry it for a lifetime without any ill effects, but should the dormant virus become active, because of a weakened ... 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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Chronic brain inflammation ‘linked to memory loss in older adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Chronic brain inflammation has been linked to some elements of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a new study.Inflammation is part of the ... Read more...

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Tart cherries may reduce inflammation, risk factors for heart disease


April 13th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and inflammation.In a series ... Read more...

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Eating apples every day keep women’s cholesterol at bay


April 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): An apple a day can really keep the doctor away - by reducing bad cholesterol levels in women, according to a new study.Apples are truly a miracle fruit ... Read more...

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Drugs combo ‘yields up to nearly 10 pc weight loss’


April 11th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Duke University Medical Center, has found that an investigational combination of drugs already approved to treat obesity, migraine ... Read more...

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High consumption of omega-3s ‘cuts obesity-related disease risk’


March 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a high intake of omega-3 fats found in fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.The scientists come ... Read more...

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Unhealthy diet raises heart risk for obese teens


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese teens may feel healthy, but blood tests show they have inflammation, insulin resistance, and high homocysteine levels."The metabolic abnormalities suggest ... Read more...

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Study examines aspirin’s ability to protect against colorectal cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study says that elevations in a particular inflammatory factor in the blood may determine whether colorectal cancer risk can be reduced by taking aspirin or other ... Read more...

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Taking regular breaks from sitting good for heart, waistline


January 12th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Get up and move around as often as you can, for it's good for your heart and waistline, says a new study.The study links the total amount of ... Read more...

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Features of metabolic syndrome prevalent in people with psoriasis


December 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that people with psoriasis have a high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome.The features that make up metabolic syndrome include obesity, high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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COPD could be an auto-immunity problem


November 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be an auto-immunity problem.The researchers from Spain studied the presence of auto-antibodies in ... Read more...

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Poor sleep ups risk of heart disease, stroke: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): People who sleep poorly or don't get enough of it are a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, researchers have found.Emory University School of Medicine researchers surveyed ... Read more...

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Statins of ‘no use for general pediatric lupus population’


November 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, reports a study.Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes widespread inflammation and ... Read more...

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Diet rich in walnuts, walnut oil can fight stress


October 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): If daily stress is taking a toll on your health, it's time to eat walnuts, as they help fight stress, says a new study."We wanted to find out ... Read more...

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Pine-bark extract offers no heart benefit: Study


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that use of pine bark doesn't have any positive effect on the heart as previously thought.The study has indicated that use of pine ... Read more...

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Biomarkers for postmenopausal cardiovascular disease found


July 28th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): New biomarkers for stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been revealed.The research has been published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine. It found that beta-2 ... Read more...

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Clean your teeth twice a day to stave off heart attack


May 28th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): If you don't brush your teeth twice a day, you're more likely to develop heart disease, according to a new study.The study, published on BMJ.com, claims that people ... Read more...

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Ready-to-eat cereals and bread with wheat aleurone ‘good for health’


May 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study has offered evidence that consuming wheat aleurone as part of ready-to-eat cereals and bread is good for health.Wheat aleurone is a novel wheat grain fraction ... Read more...

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Blood test for inflammation could also show risk for colon cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Scientists say that a blood test used to determine the level of inflammation in the body may offer some help in assessing colon cancer risk.Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Gong ... Read more...

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Fat kids as young as 3 show early warning signs for future heart disease


March 1st, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for ... Read more...

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Exposure to everyday germs may prevent diseases in adulthood


December 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents shouldn't stop their kids from playing in the mud, for a new study suggests that early microbial exposures affect inflammatory processes related to diseases associated with aging ... Read more...

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Mangosteen juice may help prevent heart disease, diabetes in the obese


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): XanGo Juice- a market-leading, premium mangosteen beverage-has anti-inflammatory properties, which could help prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients, according to a randomised, double-blind, ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder, inflammation linked to heightened pain in arthritis patients


October 29th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): A new study has found that inflammation and sleep problems are associated with increased pain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.Researchers from the Division of Rheumatology and Pain Management ... Read more...

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Protein ‘predicts heart attack, early death, but not stroke’


October 20th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Higher levels of a protein called C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for inflammation in the blood, may increase a person's of heart attack and death but not stroke, ... Read more...

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Mangosteen juice may help prevent heart disease, diabetes in the obese


October 20th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Exotic 'superfruit' mangosteen has anti-inflammatory properties which could help prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients.The study, published in BioMed Central's open access Nutrition ... Read more...

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Depression leads to increased inflammatory protein linked to heart disease


October 6th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Depression leads to elevated inflammatory proteins in the human body, according to researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.Led by Dr. Jesse Stewart, researchers found that depressive symptoms are ... Read more...

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Marriage ‘cuts men’s risk of health problems’


August 23rd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): No matter how much you bicker after marriage, but walking down the aisle is actually good for health, especially for men, say scientists.In the University of Arizona study, ... Read more...

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Fatigue during radiotherapy ’caused by inflammation’


August 19th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that fatigue during radiotherapy for breast or prostate cancer might be caused by inflammation.Lead researcher Dr Julie Bower, an associate professor in the ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep puts women at higher disease risk than men


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Lack of sleep raises a woman's risk of heart disease more than it does for a man, according to a new study.Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours ... Read more...

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Lap-band weight-loss surgery can cure obese teens of metabolic syndrome


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery - the "Lap-Band" procedure - not only helps obese adolescents achieve significant weight loss but can also improve and even reverse metabolic syndrome, reducing ... Read more...

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Biomarkers’ ability to improve prediction of heart risk minimal, say experts


July 1st, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that measuring the known biomarkers modestly improves the prediction of future heart attack, but not enough to change preventive therapies.Although conventional ... Read more...

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Scientists cast doubts on key protein’s role in heart disease


July 1st, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study has found that C-reactive protein, an enticing target for scientists working on new treatments for coronary heart disease, may not have a role in causing ... Read more...

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Testosterone replacement improves men’s liver function


June 13th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study suggests that testosterone replacement for men with low levels of the hormone greatly improves their fatty liver disease as well as their risk factors for ... Read more...

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