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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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Hormone free male pill closer to reality


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a small molecule that may offer the first effective and hormone-free contraception for males, ever since the development of condoms.The study shows that ... Read more...

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Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... Read more...

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Coastal populations healthier than inland cousins


July 18th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) People living near the coast tend to have better health than those living inland, according to the findings of a new study.Researchers from the European Centre ... Read more...

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Living on the seaside is healthier


July 18th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Living on the seaside could help us in leading a healthy life, suggests a British study which found individuals living near the coast tend to be ... Read more...

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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour


April 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive ... Read more...

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Stress could tell harder on women’s hearts


April 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Emotional upheaval is more likely to impose a heavier burden on women's hearts than men's, says a study.These findings show that coronary (heart related) blood flow ... Read more...

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Being near the sea is good for you


April 20th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside ... Read more...

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Left, right arm differences in BP lowers survival chances


March 21st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Patients of hypertension who have different blood pressure (BP) readings from each arm have reduced chances of survival over 10 years, says a new study.National guidelines ... Read more...

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Abnormal breathing in sleep triggers hyperactivity in kids


March 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Young children who have difficulty in breathing while asleep tend to develop hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.The study, ... Read more...

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Men more prone to stroke during extra-marital-sex


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Men who cheat on their other halves are more likely to die during sex.The revelation emerged from a report published by the American Heart Association, looking ... Read more...

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Cold air bad for heart patients


February 29th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Cold air is bad for heart patients, especially when they are undertaking physical activity, because they are unable to cope with the higher oxygen demanded by ... Read more...

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Potency wrecking compound linked to heart disease


February 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists are now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease.People with higher urine concentrations of ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in brain, say US researchers


February 4th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The female hormone estrogen found in the human brain plays a key role in obesity, which is not necessarily the problem of hips, thighs and bellies, ... Read more...

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‘Green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests


January 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a key amino acid, methionine, vital for human nutrition, can also knock out caterpillars threatening the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Low vitamin C levels elevates heart failure risk


November 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 14 (IANS) Patients with low count of vitamin C are 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a protein that risks inflammation and heart disease, ... Read more...

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Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... Read more...

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Prolonged stress can shrink the brain


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Being stressed for lengthy periods can actually shrink the brain and cause dementia, new research says. Types of stress linked to the condition include those suffered ... Read more...

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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency


September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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TB shot found promising in animal tests


September 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A tuberculosis (TB) shot developed by researchers has proved both potent and safe in animal studies.TB kills an estimated 1.7 million people every year globally, according ... Read more...

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Like your morning cigarette? You’re at greater risk!


August 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Smokers who are inclined to take a few puffs soon after waking up may face an increased risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers than ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Clogged arteries can also cause clouded thinking


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Clogged arteries or atherosclerosis that causes heart disease can bring on dementia by restricting blood flow to the brain.Dementia includes difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory, ... Read more...

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Your bodies resist weight loss efforts


June 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) If you've been trying to lose weight and suspect your body is working against you, you may indeed be right."When obese people reduce their food intake ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery linked to increased fracture risk


June 5th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) People who have had gastric bypass (bariatric) or other weight-loss surgeries have an even higher risk of fractures than previously found.Such people have 2.3 times the ... Read more...

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Sleepy child? Factor in obesity, asthma


May 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) If your child dozes off too much in the day time, there could be more to it than meets the eye. Obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed ... Read more...

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Brain key to near-perfect visual search


May 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Mammals survive in the wild because they can see and evade predators lurking in the shadowy bushes. This ability to recognise target objects surrounded by distracters ... Read more...

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Cellular protein that acts as receptor for Ebola virus identified


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified a cellular protein that acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus.Furthermore, the team showed that an antibody, which binds ... Read more...

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Exposure to toxic chemical linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Exposure to Bisphenol A or BPA, a toxic chemical found in many consumer products, during early pregnancy may be linked to wheezing in children.BPA is found ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to chemical in plastic linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A Penn State College of Medicine researcher has indicated that exposure to chemical bisphenol A during early pregnancy may be associated with wheezing in children.Bisphenol A, or BPA, ... Read more...

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Second gene linked with specific congenital heart defects identified


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital has found that a gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that ... Read more...

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Broccoli and brussels sprouts boost sunscreens’ cancer fighting abilities


April 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have revealed that a topical compound called ISC-4 found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts may increase sunscreens' abilities to ... Read more...

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