cardiovascular disease

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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TV addiction boosts diabetes risk among elderly


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are aged 60 or above.The study, ... Read more...

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Chinese hides father’s corpse to collect pension


July 24th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese man hid his father's death for half a year so that he could claim his pension.Li, whose father died in January due to cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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Bile pigment could stave off cancer, heart disease


June 26th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Bilirubin, a pigment found in bile, boosts the presence of antioxidants in the blood which could help stave off cancer and cardiovascular disease, potentially opening ... Read more...

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Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk


April 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.The ... Read more...

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BP drug lowers weight in spite of high fat diet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor captopril (CAP), a drug commonly used for the treatment of hypertension and cardiac conditions, can reduce the weight of mice even on ... Read more...

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Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Exercising beneficial for the obese


February 21st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Exercise is beneficial for you, especially if you are obese or have diabetes, maintain researchers.Daniel Green professor at The University of Western Australia School of Sports ... Read more...

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Reducing salt in crisps, yet keeping it tasty


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Food scientists have found a way of reducing salt content in crisps without compromising taste. Ian Fisk, lecturer of food sciences at the University of Nottingham, ... Read more...

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Young women often fail to spot weight gain


January 11th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Texas, Jan 11 (IANS) Young women fail to recognize weight gain which may be as much as 5 kg, putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-related conditions. ... Read more...

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Chances of heart attack, stroke rise with BP


December 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Chances of a heart attack or stroke are greater if blood pressure (BP) levels go up during the middle age, reveals a study. Men and women ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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Urine test can predict fatal condition in pregnant women


November 13th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) A simple urine test during mid-pregnancy could tell which women will suffer from pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal complication.The key problem so far has been separating which ... Read more...

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Take Vitamin B to lower work stress


November 10th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Taking more Vitamin B, found in meat, beans and wholegrains, seems to significantly lower work-related stress.These were the findings of a three-month trial, conducted by Con ... Read more...

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ICMR to develop affordable diabetes test strip: Azad


November 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been tasked with developing affordable test strips for diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."Diabetes is ... Read more...

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Testosterone might not be the fountainhead of youth


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) Ageing men who look to testosterone for a bit of rejuvenation might be in for disappointment to know that it is not all that effective. Researchers ... Read more...

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Soccer halves risk of early death among homeless


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Playing soccer on the streets twice or thrice a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.Research led by the Universities of Exeter ... Read more...

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Infertile men face heart disease risk


September 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Men unable to procreate are more likely to die of heart disease than those with children, a study says.Researchers tracking a sample of infertile men for ... Read more...

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Scientists developing safer, more effective contraceptive


September 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new contraceptive that is safer and lot more effective for women than current pills. Unlike "the pill" approved by the Food and ... Read more...

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Mentally ill prone to poor teeth


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) People suffering from severe mental illnesses are thrice as likely to lose their teeth because of poor oral health as compared to that of the general ... Read more...

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Stress killed Shanghai’s bus drivers


July 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Old age and stress are the major reasons behind the sudden death of eight bus drivers while on duty in Shanghai, a study said.Pressure of work ... Read more...

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Poor pre-pregnancy diet ups baby’s risk of diabetes, obesity


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A poor diet before conception could put the baby at risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity, researchers say.Mice that were fed a low protein ... Read more...

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Sweetener keeps obesity at bay among kids


June 29th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Children and adolescents who eat candy tend to weigh less than their non-consuming peers."The study illustrates that children and adolescents who consume candy are less likely ... Read more...

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Prolonged sitting raises risk of death: Study


June 25th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) People who sit for extended periods are more likely to die early than those who spend less time sitting. It raises the risk by 40 percent ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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Unique approach to ‘improve dental hygiene in dementia patients’ found


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A pilot study by a team of nurses has now found a tailored approach to improve dental hygiene in dementia patients."Poor oral health can lead to pneumonia and ... Read more...

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Majority of obese teens are vitamin D deficient


April 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Most obese adolescents are deficient in vitamin D, which may increase their risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to new study.Researchers at Hasbro Children's ... Read more...

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Half of US population breathes polluted air: report


April 28th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Air pollution poses a threat to the health of about 154 million Americans or more than half of the US population, the American Lung Association ... Read more...

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Injectable gel offers hope for arthritis sufferers


April 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a potentially new way to treat arthritis.They have made an injectable gel that could spell the future for treating ... Read more...

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Drinking 100-pc fruit juice ‘as healthy as eating whole fruits’


April 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that drinking 100 percent fruit juices could have protective health benefits similar to those of whole fruits.Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research ... Read more...

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Video games benefit older women socially


April 5th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Video games tend to be associated with laziness, isolation and pre-teens and are rarely known to improve lifestyles, communication and mobility for people over 50 years ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to stiff arteries


April 4th, 2011 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D deficiency in people could result in stiffer arteries, says a study.The results add to evidence that lack of vitamin D can lead to impaired ... Read more...

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Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

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How air pollution can aggravate heart problems


March 10th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have shown exactly how air pollution can aggravate heart problems.They are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles - which we take in with every breath we ... Read more...

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