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Survey shows wealth equals health in Canada


August 14th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Aug 14 (IANS) Does wealth equal health? It seems so in Canada, according to the results of a public opinion survey. Only 39 percent of those earning less than ... Read more...

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Iron supplements lower fatigue in non-anaemic women


July 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, July 10 (IANS) Iron supplements lowered fatigue by almost 50 percent in women who are low in iron but not anaemic.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, dizziness, pallor, hair ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may elevate bladder cancer risk


July 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) Pioglitazone, a drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes, may also elevate bladder cancer risk, says a new Canadian research. In a bid to link pioglitazone ... Read more...

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Flu shots ensure birth of healthy babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Immunising pregnant women against flu virus seems to ensure the birth of healthy and normal weight babies, says a new study.The study, a randomized controlled trial ... Read more...

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Punishment makes children more aggressive


February 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 7 (IANS) Corporal punishment makes children more aggressive and can harm them in the long term, says a study."Virtually without exception, these studies found that physical punishment was ... Read more...

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Painkillers double risk of miscarriage: Study


September 7th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Painkillers such as ibuprofen double the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women, a study claims.Scientists warn that tens of thousands of expectant mothers are taking the ... Read more...

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Married men seek treatment for heart attacks sooner


July 19th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Surprisingly, men who are married or are in live-in relations seek medical care sooner for heart attacks compared with single, divorced or widowed men, according to ... Read more...

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Frailty increases through aging, not age


April 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): The prevalence of frailty, which is linked to earlier death, increases throughout adulthood as people age and not just after age 65, according to a new study.Frailty ... Read more...

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Combination ACE inhibitor therapy raises risk of kidney failure, death


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has warned that elderly patients who have been prescribed combination angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Exposure to low-dose radiation ‘ups cancer risk’


February 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to low-dose radiation from cardiac imaging and other procedures after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of cancer.The ... Read more...

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Poor work ability linked to faster deterioration of health


February 1st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01 (ANI): A study has shown that poor work ability in midlife may be associated with an accelerated deterioration of health and functioning in old age.In a 28-year follow-up population-based ... Read more...

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Sex during pregnancy is generally safe


February 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study claims that sex during pregnancy is usually safe, with few complications.The risks of sex during this time include premature labour, pelvic inflammatory disease, hemorrhage in ... Read more...

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Common antibiotics, BP medications a bad mix: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study has found that mixing commonly used antibiotics with common blood pressure medications may cause hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure) and induce shock in older patients, ... Read more...

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Binge drinking problem ‘getting out of control’


January 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Binge drinking, prevalent among young people, is getting out of control and it's high time for a wake-up call, according to a new editorial in a Canadian medical ... Read more...

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Acid suppressive drugs may increase pneumonia risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using acid suppressive medications, such as proton pump inhibitors and histamine2 receptor antagonists, may increase the risk of pneumonia.Acid suppressive drugs are ... Read more...

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Starting dialysis early ‘ups risk of death’


December 7th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that patients who are starting dialysis too early are at an increased risk of death.Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a test that describes ... Read more...

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Exposure to death and dying can have positive effects


December 7th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Professionals who are constantly surrounded by death or dying people have a better understanding of the meaning of life, says a new study."Participants reported that their work provided ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with deep vein thrombosis


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A six-month exercise training program designed to increase leg strength, leg flexibility and overall fitness may improve post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent, chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis, suggests ... Read more...

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Adding monounsaturated fats to diet ‘improves cholesterol levels’


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A new study found that the addition of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by ... Read more...

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Soy intake lowers breast cancer recurrence in hormone-sensitive cancers


October 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research found that post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers who consumed high amounts of soy isoflavones had a lower risk of recurrence.Soy isoflavones are similar ... Read more...

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Malnutrition ups risk of prolonged hospital stay


October 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that hospital patients admitted with malnutrition or who don't eat for several days are at greater risk of a prolonged hospital stay.The study, ... Read more...

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Seasonal Flu Shot Lowers Heart Attack Risk Significantly


October 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A recent study conducted by researchers has revealed that a seasonal flu shot lowers heart attack risk significantly among individuals. Researchers found that there ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘does not aid in stroke recovery’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Acupuncture does not appear to help in stroke recovery, reveals a new study.Acupuncture is often used to supplement traditional stroke rehabilitation, although its effectiveness is uncertain.This study, ... Read more...

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Seasonal flu vaccine ‘lowers first heart attack risk’


September 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A new study has found that the seasonal flu vaccine is associated with a 19pc reduction in the rate of first heart attack and early vaccination in the ... Read more...

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Flu Shot Said to Reduce Heart Attack Risk


September 21st, 2010 - 3:21 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to Reuters Health, a study was published on Monday which showed that if you get the flu shot as a middle aged or older adult, you may ... Read more...

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Liquid nitrogen ‘best treatment for common warts’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is the most effective method to remove common warts.The study, a randomized controlled trial, looked at 240 participants ... Read more...

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Pot Might Act As Chronic Pain Reliever, Study Says


September 7th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Ottawa, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is some great news for all the marijuana enthusiasts out there. A research which was conducted by scientists in Canada has highlighted that smoking ... Read more...

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Smoked cannabis relieves chronic pain


August 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Smoked cannabis provides relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, improves mood and helps sleep, according to a new research.Oral cannabinoids have shown success in treating some types ... Read more...

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Energy drinks ‘pose serious threat to kids’ health’


July 27th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 27 (ANI): Highly-caffeinated energy drinks pose serious health risk to children, according to an editorial.It argues that the growing availability of energy drinks is a potential danger to the health ... Read more...

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Large waistline, high triglyceride levels up coronary heart disease risk


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): People with a larger waistline and high triglyceride levels are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new research."Among individuals classified at low coronary heart ... Read more...

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Diabetics ‘at higher liver disease risk’


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at higher long-term risk of serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver failure.It is well-known ... Read more...

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Botox jabs can ease tennis elbow pain


April 27th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Botulinum toxin, which irons out facial wrinkles through injections of the drug Botox, can provide relief for "tennis elbow", claims a new study.But the injection of botulinum toxin ... Read more...

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Web surveillance can keep lethal infections at bay


March 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) Integrating real-time web-based infectious disease surveillance with knowledge of worldwide air traffic patterns could help keep lethal infections at bay at mass gatherings. For instance, during the 1991 International ... Read more...

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Increased Tamiflu dosage not necessary for critically ill H1N1patients


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has found that a high dosage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for patients with critical illness is unlikely to be required for the treatment of pandemic (H1N1) ... Read more...

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Handgrip strength in the oldest old related to poor survival


February 9th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has found that handgrip strength in the oldest old is associated with poor survival.The findings of the study, which has appeared in CMAJ (Canadian Medical ... Read more...

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