cochrane library

Extra calcium may not prevent premature birth


October 9th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Calcium intake has no effect on preventing premature birth or low infant birth weight, a review of its potential benefits suggests.Experts agree that during pregnancy, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oral vaccine could prevent up to 60pc of cholera cases


March 16th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has found that oral vaccines could prevent up to 60 percent of cholera cases in the first two years after vaccination.The vaccines have been shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chatting is just as effective as brain-training


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Holding a simple chat could be just as effective as playing popular "brain-training" games that have spawned a multi-million pound industry.Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Memory drills not best bet for reducing ’senior moments’


January 20th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new evidence review has suggested that memory training regimes are not any better than simple conversations at improving memory in older adults.Some studies show that healthy older ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Music ‘eases’ stress of assisted breathing


December 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study suggested that patients who need assistance to breathe through mechanical ventilation might benefit from listening to music.The researchers found that music listening may relax patients, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Probiotics cut duration of stomach upsets


November 11th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Probiotics cut the duration of stomach upsets like diarrhoea, says a comprehensive new review study. A review of 63 studies involving more than 8,000 people found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

No reliable cure for morning sickness, finds study


September 8th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Morning sickness is beyond the pale of any cure, researchers concluded after reviewing studies of remedies commonly used by pregnant women. Nearly half the pregnant women suffer a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hormonal contraceptives less effective for obese women


July 25th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Hormonal contraceptives seem to be less effective in preventing pregnancy among obese or overweight women, a study says. Four of seven studies examined in a review comprising 39,531 women ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hormonal contraceptives have mixed success among obese women


July 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that hormonal contraceptives have mixed success among overweight women.Four of seven studies examined in a recent research review comprising 39,531 women suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can mobile phones help smokers kick the butt?


July 4th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 04 (ANI): Mobile phones could be the next weapon in the fight against smoking, says a scientist.According to The Mercury, Dr Stuart Ferguson, researcher at the University of Tasmania, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Synthetic sutures ‘less painful for stitches after birth’


June 16th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that synthetic sutures cause less pain than natural "catgut" sutures in women who receive stitches after a vaginal birth.A team of researchers, led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gum disease treatment may lower blood sugar levels in diabetics


May 12th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The treatment of serious gum (periodontal) disease in diabetics with Type 2 diabetes may lower their blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.Published in the latest issue of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chiropractic treatment may provide relief for early low back pain


April 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Chiropractors can help provide some relief to low-back pain sufferers, suggest researchers.People with low back pain can seek relief from any number of health professionals, orthopedists, physical therapists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking ban works, says study


April 14th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A study has found that in countries and states that have introduced policies that restrict smoking in public, people are being exposed less to second-hand smoke.And a reduction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Morning-after pill doesn’t cut teen pregnancy: Study


March 19th, 2010 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Providing the morning-after pill in advance does nothing to cut teenage pregnancy rates, researchers claim. The use of emergency contraception doubled in just six years, but the latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Flexibility at work boosts employees’ well being


February 19th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Giving employees greater flexibility at work is likely to boost their health and well being, according to new evidence. Greater flexibility "has the potential to promote a healthier ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

More flexibility in work schedules boosts employees’ health


February 18th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that giving employees more flexibility over their work schedules is likely to boost their health.However, interventions that are motivated or dictated by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Motivating, not judging, might help smokers kick the butt


January 21st, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Motivating smokers without judging them can prove to be an effective way of kicking the habit, says a new study.According to a new review of studies, such a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Treadmill training boosts movements in Parkinson’s patients


January 20th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Treadmill training can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their walking movements, say researchers.According to Cochrane Researchers, treadmill training could be used to improve specific gait parameters in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chili peppers can ease tingling nerve pain


October 19th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Millions suffer peripheral pain and other troubling sensations from diseases as varied as diabetes, AIDS, shingles and arthritis. Now a new review suggests that four out of 10 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chilli peppers may help relive tingling nerve pain


October 14th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study by British researchers suggests that people suffering peripheral pain - which produces stinging sensations, numbness, weakness, burning pain - can get respite by taking capsaicin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise training ‘improves mobility in stroke patients’


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Exercise training after stroke can significantly help patients to walk faster and longer, say researchers.A Cochrane review showed that stroke patients who participate in a post-stroke walking program ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hormone replacement therapy may worsen incontinence in postmenopausal women


October 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may worsen incontinence in postmenopausal women."Our main finding, which comes in particular from one huge trial, is that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea does not help in all cancer types, says study


July 15th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to keep cancer at bay, more and more people are turning to green tea. However, a new review of studies on the effect of green ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weight-loss drug increases blood pressure: Review


July 10th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Weight-loss drug increases blood pressure, posing a risk to obese patients who hope to reduce hypertension by shedding pounds, a new review of existing research has confirmed.Review lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel device may help with bladder control


April 15th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): People with urinary incontinence have been offered a new hope in the form of an electrical device that controls the bladder.The battery-operated implant works with two small electrodes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Combo inhaler may simplify asthma treatment


April 15th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): People with chronic asthma have been offered a new hope in the form of an inhaler that contains two medicines.Asthma sufferers use maintenance or preventive medication regularly to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds no definitive role of diets in rheumatoid arthritis treatment


January 28th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A new review of 15 studies has found that there is no definitive evidence that changing ones diet can help treat rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ankle splints help stroke patients regain mobility


January 25th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Ankle and foot splints can help stroke patients regain the ability to walk and keep their balance, says a new study.Although splints also called orthotics offer less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetics can control blood sugar by consuming low glycemic index diet


January 21st, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Patients with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can effectively control their blood glucose levels by following a low glycemic index diet, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Negative results of clinical trials dont always get published


January 21st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): While trials showing a positive treatment effect, or those with important or striking findings easily make it to the pages of scientific journals, studies that come out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diet, exercise, culturally sensitive care may help control diabetes


August 1st, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A healthy diet, regular exercise, and culturally sensitive care may be helpful in preventing and controlling diabetes, say researchers.The findings are based on recent reviews that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise not the ”perfect” answer to dementia


July 20th, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Exercising is a good answer for almost any disease. But, when it comes to dementia, a group of researchers say that, at the moment, physical activity is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Breast self-exams may be doing more harm than good


July 16th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new review challenges the effectiveness of breast self-exams, claiming that there is no evidence that would prove that it actually reduces breast cancer deaths.In fact, the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Removable splints better than cast after ankle surgery’


July 16th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) People recover faster after ankle surgery if they are provided with a removable cast or splint to enable them to exercise, instead of having their foot plastered. In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe