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BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patients


April 11th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 11 (IANS) Losartan, prescribed for lowering high blood pressure (BP), may not be linked with higher death risk in heart failure patients, says a new study.Henrik Svanstrom of ... Read more...

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Diesel fumes may hasten lung cancer mortality


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Human beings exposed to heavy diesel exhaust may hasten their lung cancer mortality, a new finding says. Starting in the 1980s, studies have investigated a ... Read more...

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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

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Kids born with HIV growing up well: Study


April 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Once facing an almost certain death, most children born with HIV are now faring well into adolescence and adulthood, says a study."About two-thirds of these kids, ... Read more...

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Severe psoriasis associated with major adverse cardiac events


April 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed an increased incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with severe psoriasis.Psoriasis is ... Read more...

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Body weight influences death risk among Asians: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) People of normal weight are far less likely to die from any cause compared to individuals who were overweight or obese, says a recent study on ... Read more...

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Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm


February 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation (AF).AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Atrial ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels ‘up respiratory infections in newborns’


December 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that newborns with low levels of vitamin D levels are at a higher risk of respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing during ... Read more...

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Poor Vit D levels in newborns up risk of respiratory infections


December 27th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Newborns with low vitamin D levels seem to be more vulnerable to respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing. Researchers analysed data from the New Zealand Asthma ... Read more...

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Retirement ‘leads to a substantial reduction in tiredness, depression’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms.However, the research has also concluded that retirement does ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy use may increase or decrease dementia risk


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Kaiser Permanente researchers have indicated that compared to women never on hormone therapy, those taking hormone therapy only at midlife had a 26 percent decreased risk of dementia; ... Read more...

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Lower back, foot pain linked to more severe knee osteoarthritis symptoms


November 18th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee who also have pain in other joints are more likely to experience greater knee pain, says a new study.Specifically, pain ... Read more...

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Dense boobs linked to breast cancer return


October 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Patients with a very early form of breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS) who have higher mammographic density may be at increased risk for subsequent breast ... Read more...

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to flu protection in infants


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Infants whose mothers receive influenza vaccines during pregnancy are less likely to be infected with flu or hospitalised for respiratory illnesses in their first six months of life, ... Read more...

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Higher levels of vitamin B6, common amino acid linked to lower lung cancer risk


June 16th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): People with higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine (found in most protein) have a lower risk of lung cancer, according to a ... Read more...

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Potentially deadly infection associated with frequent cow exposure


February 19th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Frequent contact with cows may be harmful for healthy female adults, says a new study.The research showed that a common bacteria found in many healthy adult females that ... Read more...

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Exposure to industrial cleaner increases Parkinson’s disease risk


February 8th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has linked an industrial cleaner to increased risk of Parkinson's disease.According to the research, exposure to tricholorethylene (TCE), a chemical once used to clean metal ... Read more...

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Endoscopic surgery improves chronic sinusitis patients’ quality of life


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): Chronic rhinosinusitis patients (CRS) experience improved quality of life (QOL) after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), according to a new research.The study has been published in the January 2010 ... Read more...

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Maternal HAART cuts postnatal HIV transmission risk


November 28th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that HIV positive mothers receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) while breastfeeding are less likely to transmit the virus to their kids.Although formula ... Read more...

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Strict diet, exercise alone unlikely to cure obstructive sleep apnea in fat patients


October 15th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): While a strict diet and exercise program may prove beneficial for obese patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is unlikely to eliminate the condition, ... Read more...

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‘Fish plays no major role in preventing heart attacks’


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Contrary to popular perception, eating fish has no major role in preventing heart failure, says a new study. The study, which got underway in 1990 and involved men ... Read more...

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Eating fish ‘doesn’t save you from heart failure’


September 30th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Fish plays no role in the prevention of heart failure, but it can be partly beneficial for people with diabetes, according to a large prospective population study.The ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea quiet common in adults with Down syndrome


August 16th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Adults with Down syndrome frequently suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) too, according to study.However, complications of untreated OSA-such as cardiovascular disease, daytime sleepiness and impaired cognitive functioning-overlap ... 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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Anxiety, depression and insomnia are genetically linked


June 8th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that anxiety, depression, and insomnia are genetically linked.Dr. Phillip Gehrman, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School Of ... Read more...

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Simple urine test may help predict lung cancer risk in smokers


April 20th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A simple urine test could predict if a smoker is at the risk of developing lung cancer or not, according to a new study.Lung cancer afflicts some smokers ... Read more...

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Fast-food diet negates breastfeeding benefits in preventing asthma


January 27th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): While breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma, a new study has revealed that eating fast food more than once or twice a week ... Read more...

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Smoking claimed 673,000 Chinese lives in 2005


January 8th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A multinational research team, led by scientists at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has lent more force to the suggestion that smoking is ... Read more...

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Smoking, alcohol linked to esophageal, stomach cancer


November 18th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): Smoking and boozing can raise the risk of certain common throat and stomach cancers, according to Dutch researchers.The study has found that smoking is associated with two ... Read more...

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People with sleep apnea run higher death risk


August 2nd, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) People with severe sleep apnea face a much higher risk of mortality than 'normal' people, which increases when the condition is untreated. Results show that people who have ... Read more...

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Testosterone predominance may be significant predictor of heart disease during menopause


July 30th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study conducted by scientists at Rush University Medical Center suggests that testosterone predominance may be a pathway by which cardiovascular disease increases during menopause.The study ... Read more...

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Alcohol impacts cardiovascular risks in men and women differently


July 11th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A Japanese study has revealed that the quantity of alcohol consumption may affect heart and stroke risk in men and women differently. An amount of alcohol that may ... Read more...

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Owning a cat may trigger eczema in some babies


June 24th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Parents, who own a cat, might increase their kids chances of developing Eczema in infancy, for a new study has suggested that cat exposure at birth along ... Read more...

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Soy milk-peanut allergies link dispelled


June 19th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 19 (ANI): Debunking the soy milk allergy myth, a Melbourne scientist has revealed that soy milk does not cause peanut allergies.Jennifer Koplin, a PhD student at the University of ... Read more...

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Soy-milk doesn’t cause peanut allergies in kids


June 19th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Parents need not worry about giving their children soy milk or soy-based formula. It is not likely to trigger peanut allergy, according to a new study. "Our results ... Read more...

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