disease risk

Out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure


September 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure by causing its muscle to malfunction.Scientists have known for a while that several heart proteins ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Prebiotic helps lower colon cancer risk: study


May 4th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) A prebiotic has shown promise in helping the body's own natural killer cells fight bacterial infection and lower colon cancer risk, a study says. Prebiotics are ... Read more...

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Puffing could expose your kid to leukaemia


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Smokers beware. Your heavy puffing around the time of conception greatly increases the chances of your child developing the most common form of childhood cancer, ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Geneticists seek ban on mail-order DNA testing kits


May 31st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Geneticists are pressing for a ban on mail-order DNA kits that claim to forecast your chances of developing chronic or life-threatening diseases. The first independent research ... Read more...

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Pesticides near workplace raises Parkinson’s risk: Study


May 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) People exposed to pesticides at workplace are at a greater risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder among the aged, a study by the ... Read more...

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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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DIY DNA tests tell couples about their unborn baby’s genetic disease risk


March 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): A new do-it-yourself DNA kit, set to be launched by an Australian company, will allow couples to find out if they could pass on a genetic disease to ... Read more...

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New ‘dissolvable tobacco’ products up mouth disease risk


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the new genre of 'dissolvable tobacco' products - pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes - has the potential to cause mouth diseases as well ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eat more tomatoes to slash the risk of killer diseases


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Tomatoes are widely available, cost-effective, and people of all ages and cultures like them.Now, a review research has shown that eating more tomatoes and tomato products could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hearing loss linked to development of dementia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older adults with hearing loss may be more likely to develop dementia, and their risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe.Frank ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diet Programs May Not Cut Disease Risk


January 28th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Many weight loss programs, pill manufacturers, and other diet aides have been preaching for quite some time how dieting can help improve health, and that weight loss programs ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study: Diet programs may not help dodge disease risk


January 28th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian researchers have announced that losing weight may not necessarily prevent diseases if the weight is not kept off.The research which was later published in the journal ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diet Programs Do Not Reduce Disease Risk, Study Says


January 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Warding off your increasing waistline and losing the additional calories is often pitched as the best way to improve health and led a disease-free life. However, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Good bacteria’ in yogurt may not be as healthy as you think!


December 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): Probiotic yoghurts and yoghurt drinks may not be as healthy as they are claimed to be - the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that there is ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that up gynecological disease risk found


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genetic variants that increase the risk of developing endometriosis-a common gynaecological disease.Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease affecting an estimated 6 to 10 per ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids


December 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed.Researcher Chien-Chang Lee ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Largest genetic study of anorexia nervosa detects common, rare variants


November 20th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, researchers at The ... Read more...

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Dietary intervention in infancy can cut diabetes risk among kids


November 11th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Dietary intervention in infancy can prevent the initiation of the disease process leading to Type 1 diabetes among high-risk children, a Finnish study has shown.The study population comprised ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taller men at higher risk of testicular cancer


October 27th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Taller men are more at risk of testicular cancer than shorter men, says a new research. Scientists have found that for every two inches above the average ... Read more...

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Women With Big Thighs & Bottoms Have Less Disease Risk


October 6th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
According to recent studies, women who have larger thighs and bottoms are actually healthier and at less risk for disease. Those women who have too much fat on the bellies, have a ... Read more...

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Abdomen weight gain ups metabolic disease risk, while thigh weight lowers it


October 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): By using ice cream, candy bars and energy drinks to help volunteers gain weight, researchers have found that increased abdominal fat seems to heighten risk for metabolic disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twins help Oz researchers find genes for blindness


September 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Several studies in Australia have found new genes that affect eyesight, all thanks to twins.Stuart MacGregor from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said, "Using data collected ... Read more...

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UN warns 3.5 million children at water-borne disease risk in flood-hit Pakistan


August 17th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): As millions of people struggle to wade through country's worst floods in the last 80 years, the United Nations (UN) has warned that nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan ... Read more...

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China faces disease risk after floods, toll reaches 1,117


August 11th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Risk of water-borne diseases was growing in China as floods and mudslides wiped out its sanitation facilities, while people were scurrying for food and drinking water, with the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eating liquorice during pregnancy ‘ups kids’ disease risk in adulthood’


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Pregnant women who eat liquorice could be increasing their unborn child's risk of diseases later in life, a new study has found.Experts London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking ‘influences gene function’


July 14th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers found that exposure to cigarette smoke can alter gene expression - the process by which a gene's information is converted into the structures ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low vitamin D levels lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have shown that low vitamin D levels can help predict whether someone will later develop Parkinson's disease, according to an editorial.The study on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Abuse may raise risk of heart attack, stroke in migraine sufferers


June 24th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that patients who suffer from acute migraine and have had childhood abuse experiences are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular (CV) disease.Scientists found a linear ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetics ‘at higher liver disease risk’


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at higher long-term risk of serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver failure.It is well-known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes, pesticide exposure interact to increase Parkinson’s disease risk


June 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that genetic mutations and exposure to insecticides in workplaces interact to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, especially in men."In most cases, the etiology of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Windscreen water ups Legionnaires’ disease risk


June 14th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): People who don't use screenwash to clean their car's windscreen wipers risk contracting Legionnaires' disease.According to the UK's Health Protection Agency, windscreen wiper water could be the cause ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fluctuating BP linked to cerebrovascular disease risk


May 11th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Individuals who have fluctuating blood pressure in addition to high blood pressure are at a higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases, according to a new study.The study appears in ... Read more...

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Lots of nuts, poultry and less of red meat, butter ‘can cut Alzheimer’s risk’


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Eating lots of vegetables, fish, fruit, nuts and poultry, and less of red meat and butter may reduce a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a new report.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity, alcohol join forces to increase liver disease risk


March 12th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Obesity and alcohol act together to increase the risk of liver disease in both men and women, say researchers.Two studies published on bmj.com today conclude that, from a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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