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Stressed out men prefer larger women, study shows


August 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Men usually prefer slim and younger-looking women as they appear healthier and more fertile, but during tough times stressed out men turn to larger women for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Telling lies bad for health


August 8th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Honesty is the best policy after all! Researchers have found that telling fewer lies can improve your physical and mental health.A study found that people experienced ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lowly yoghurt could boost male virility too


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Eating probiotic yoghurt calms upset tummies and does more besides - it could boost your virility as well, say scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis


April 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

Posted in World |

High fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected


April 4th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A high fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected and is the first in a series of steps that cause high blood pressure (BP).With age, increasing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hypnosis effective in treating irritable bowels


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 3 (IANS) Hypnosis can be highly effective in treating the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), characterised by abdominal pain, abdominal distension and bloating.Studies based on 346 patients conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cool hands: Simple mantra to stick with workouts


March 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) There is a simple mantra to stick to monotonous exercises and workouts - cool palms, a new study says. Stacy T. Sims, exercise physiologist at Stanford ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Omega-3 fatty acids boon for undersized babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine and plant oils could be a boon for undersized babies in preventing heart attack or strokes when they grow ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Active kids more likely to avoid heart disease


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Physically active children are more likely to keep diabetes and heart disease at bay, a new study reveals.The study, led by researchers Glenn McConell and Mary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Endurance tests can detect nerve disease early


January 27th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) Muscle endurance tests can detect abormalities in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings, reveals a study.Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Putting it down on paper can help lose to weight


January 6th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Writing your most important values on a piece of paper can literally knock you into shape as it might make you feel better and obliterate the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exercise cuts bowel cancer risk, shows study


January 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) People who are most physically active have a lower risk of bowel cancer than the least active, according to an Australian study.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poor sleep aggravates young diabetics’ condition


January 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Young diabetics who struggle to get a good night's sleep are at greater risk as it worsens blood sugar control and leads to poorer performance and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Can caring mothers prevent drug use?


December 10th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) While mothers' crucial role in their children's upbringing is well known, an attentive, nurturing mother can be the key in helping her children resist temptations of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Reading to dogs maintains skill among school kids


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) School kids who read out aloud to dogs during the summer break seemed to improve their reading skills.Veterinary researchers from Tufts University in the US paired ... Read more...

Posted in World |

What makes for more healthy eggs?


August 4th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Eggs, one of the most popular edible items in the world, have always been mired in controversy. Research by Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University indicates ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sleep disorder could lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, which involves abnormal behaviour when one experiences nightmares and vivid dreams, could lead to Parkinson's disease.People find themselves screaming, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tomato compound may help prevent prostate cancer


July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Lycopene, a red pigment that gives tomatoes their distinctive colour, could help prevent prostate cancer, say scientists.Lycopene is a potent antioxidant and some studies have shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sports help cool aggression among boys


July 7th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Physical education teaches children about fitness and encourages them to adopt a healthy lifestyle, a study says. A researcher in Tel Aviv University in Israel has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drug discovery combats ovarian cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 5 (IANS) A drug discovery can increase an ovarian cancer patients' life expectancy by up to eight months -- the biggest breakthrough in 20 years of its treatment. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Some video games seem to keep kids fit


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children, says a broad-based survey.The two-year study, conducted by The University of Auckland, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Computer games can help kids fight obesity


May 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (IANS) While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Your culture may influence perception of death


May 25th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Contemplating mortality can be terrifying. But not everyone responds to the thought of it in the same way. European Americans get worried and try to protect ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Perception of death influences one’s action


May 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) People who specifically think about their own death are more likely to demonstrate concern for society by donating blood, a study says.Laura E.R. Blackie, doctoral student ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Women smokers, hit the gym to curb nicotine craving


May 20th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Ladies, addicted to smoking? Well, hitting the gym may just be your solution.Moderate exercise can help women smokers curb their nicotine cravings, but only for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spinal ozone jab can relieve back pain


May 17th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A shot of ozone, a form of oxygen found naturally in the atmosphere where it shields us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, could relieve your ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Structured exercise training helps lower diabetics’ blood sugar


May 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Results of an analysis of previous studies have indicated that implementing structured exercise training, including aerobic, resistance or both, was associated with a greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere


May 4th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Liposuction if fraught with unwanted consequences that can turn other parts of a patient's body fatter. Even as the fat will not return to the areas ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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