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Gel combo shows promise as male contraceptive


June 27th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A hormonal gel combo applied daily to the skin showed promise as a male contraceptive by reducing sperm production, say US scientists. About 89 percent of ... Read more...

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Treating Vit D deficiency could ease depression


June 27th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Women with moderate to severe depression reported substantial improvement after undergoing treatment to overcome Vitamin D deficiency, according to a new find. "Vitamin D may have ... Read more...

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‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

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High-fat diet may injure brain cells regulating weight


June 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Obesity among people who eat a high-fat diet may injure neurons, or nerve cells, in a key part of the brain that controls body weight."The possibility ... Read more...

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This asthma drug can burn your fat


June 8th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Formoterol, a new generation asthma drug, has shown great promise in improving fat and protein metabolism.Endocrinologist Paul Lee from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research focused ... Read more...

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Facial wrinkles may predict bone density in early menopause


June 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jun 5 (IANS) The worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is."In post-menopausal women, the appearance of the ... 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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Higher metabolic rate can make you age faster!


April 28th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that higher metabolic rates can predict early natural mortality, indicating that higher energy turnover may accelerate aging in humans.To investigate whether higher ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation


March 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Mother's obesity could lead to infertility in the next generation, according to a new study.Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study ... Read more...

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Fatty liver ‘independently increases Type 2 diabetes risk’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver.This higher ... Read more...

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New test to detect Turner syndrome early


February 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers have come up with a new inexpensive, accurate and practical diagnostic test for Turner syndrome that can be done in a doctor's office.Prevalent ... Read more...

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High vitamin D levels may not reduce frailty risk in older women


December 9th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): Lower and higher vitamin D levels are associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women, a new study has found.Women with vitamin D levels between ... Read more...

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Stress ups ‘risk of death five-fold’


September 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol strongly predict cardiovascular death among both persons with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.In stressful situations, ... Read more...

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Appetite hormones may predict dieter’s success


September 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Regaining weight after dieting is something that frustrates many people. However, the results of a new study may point way to effective weight-loss maintenance.The latest research has revealed ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency ‘ups risk of heart disease, stroke in black teens’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in black teens, a new study has found."While we think of the ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs ‘increase risk for fractures in patients’


July 30th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that postmenopausal women with diabetes taking thiazolidinediones (TZDS), including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, may be at increased risk for fractures.Men with diabetes taking both ... Read more...

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Oz women’s breasts bursting out of bras sans implants


July 19th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 19 (ANI): A survey has shown that women are now developing bigger and larger breasts than they did before, and that too without the help of implants.The survey showed the ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D linked to metabolic syndrome in elderly people


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has linked lack of vitamin D to metabolic syndrome in elderly people."Because the metabolic syndrome increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, an adequate ... Read more...

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New scientific statement weighs pros and cons of menopausal hormone therapy


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists have presented a comprehensive, objective evaluation of the benefits and risks associated with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the Endocrine Society Scientific Statement.MHT is a new term ... Read more...

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Possible link between preschoolers’ cavities and excess body fat


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has indicated that there may be a possible link between dental problems and increasing obesity amongst children."Dental decay is the most common chronic disease of ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to BPA may raise breast cancer risk


May 29th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Exposure in the womb to chemicals like Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Diethylstilbestrol (DES) can increase an offspring's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.Researchers at Yale School ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical linked to breast cancer


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Adult women who were exposed prenatally to bisphenol-A (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) or diethylstilbestrol (DES) could be at increased risk of breast cancer, ... Read more...

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Gymnastic training improves bone health in girls


May 6th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Long-term rhythmic gymnastics exerts positive effects on bone density among adolescent girls, a new study shows. Symeon Tournis, who led the study at the University of Athens in Greece, ... Read more...

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Just one sleepless night can induce insulin resistance


May 6th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Just one night of short sleep duration can induce insulin resistance, a component of type 2 diabetes, says a new study.The study will be published in The Endocrine ... Read more...

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Gymnastic training boosts girls’ bone health


May 6th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Long-term elite rhythmic gymnastics exerts positive effects on volumetric bone density and bone geometry in adolescent girls, according to a new study.The study will be published in The ... Read more...

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Male obesity tied to low testosterone levels


May 4th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Obese men are more likely than others to have low levels of sex hormone testosterone, claims a new study.Published in the journal Diabetes Care, the study conducted by ... Read more...

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Fat type affects obese girls’ bone health


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that fat type can affect obese girls' bone health.The research showed that obese teenage girls with a greater ratio of visceral fat (fat ... Read more...

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Fat helps build bone mass in girls


January 6th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Fat helps increase bone size and thickness in girls, according to research. Fat mass is the amount of fat, measured in grams. Lean mass (total body weight minus fat) ... Read more...

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Fat mass helps build bone mass in girls


January 6th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Fat mass is important in increasing bone size and thickness, but this effect is much more stronger in girls than boys, claims a new study.The research will be ... Read more...

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HIV-infected postmenopausal women at increased bone fracture risk


January 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Postmenopausal HIV-infected women have a high prevalence of low bone mineral density and high bone turnover placing them at high risk for future bone fractures, says a new ... Read more...

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Red grape molecule shows promise in treating diabetes


October 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Resveratrol, a molecule found in red grapes, has been shown to improve diabetes when delivered orally to rodents, but it is only now that scientists have discovered how ... Read more...

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Exercise can improve insulin sensitivity in obese sedentary adolescents


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 2 (ANI): A moderate aerobic exercise program alone-without weight loss-has been found to improve insulin sensitivity in both lean and obese sedentary adolescents, as part of a new study.Accepted ... Read more...

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Insufficient sleep may up diabetes risk


August 11th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Insufficient sleep may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may increase the long-term risk of diabetes, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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Insufficient sleep ‘ups diabetes risk’


August 4th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Short sleep times may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may elevate the risk of diabetes, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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Belly fat ‘can lead to risky chronic diseases’


July 21st, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 21 (ANI): Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and German researchers claim that fat cells in the abdomen "communicate" with bodily organs and set in motion a variety of risky chronic ... Read more...

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