epidemiology

Low-calorie diets good in long run: experts


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Low-energy diets or short-spell diets which combine to less than 800 calories a day can have long term benefits, researchers said here Monday.Researchers at Britain-based ... Read more...

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Piramal initiates course in clinical research at Harvard


August 15th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Swati Piramal, director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd., has initiated a course in clinical research at the Harvard School of Public Health, a company statement said.Piramal was ... Read more...

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Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

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‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

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Peafowl in Hasanpur died of hunger and thirst: Experts


June 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 13 (IANS) The peafowl that died in Hasanpur village, near here, early this week succumbed to hunger and thirst, the post-mortem examinations of the birds revealed Wednesday.At least ... Read more...

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Promotion best for the heart!


June 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Employees with better promotion prospects are 20 percent less likely to suffer heart disease than those with slender chances of improving their situation. So says a ... Read more...

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Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

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Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a ... Read more...

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Vietnam testing avian flu vaccine


February 21st, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vietnam, which recently faced a nationwide outbreak of the avian flu virus, has been working on a drug since 2005 to prevent the disease and plans ... Read more...

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Mother-baby emotional bonds influence teen-age obesity


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) How a mother handles her toddler emotionally could determine whether the latter would pile on the pounds during adolescence, says a new US study. The lower ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Sleep apnea is linked to dementia


August 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that sleep apnea is linked to memory degradation and dementia. The study was conducted by a group of researchers led by ... Read more...

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‘Mediterranean diet’ can help one live longer


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A 'Mediterranean diet' can increase a woman's lifespan by as much as 15 years, and increase a man's life by eight years, says a study. What ... Read more...

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Disordered eating behaviours continue into adulthood


June 27th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Adolescents who develop disordered eating behaviours carry these unhealthy practices into young adulthood and beyond, a study said. Disordered eating comprises unhealthy and extreme weight control ... Read more...

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Too much or too little sleep may accelerate cognitive aging by 4 to 7 years


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found how changes in sleep that occur over a five-year period in late middle age affect cognitive function in later life.The findings suggest that women ... Read more...

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Too little or too much sleep linked with cognitive decline


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Middle-aged adults who sleep too less or too much may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline, a study suggests.According to the study, less than ... Read more...

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New link shows mother’s pregnancy diet influences child’s chances of obesity


April 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including ... Read more...

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Statins reduce pneumonia death rates: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested that taking statins could help prevent people dying from pneumonia.The researchers found that the ... Read more...

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Mentholated ciggies ‘no more harmful than regular ones’


March 24th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that smokers of mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer than other smokers.In fact, contrary to a popular hypothesis, menthol ... Read more...

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Weekend drinking is more lethal than daily downing


January 18th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) There is bad news for exclusive weekend drinkers - they could be harming themselves more than what daily drinkers get.Researchers at Toulouse University in France compared the drinking ... Read more...

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English language has doubled in size over last century


December 17th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) The English language is enjoying unprecedented growth and has nearly doubled in size over the last century. Researchers at Harvard University and Google found that the language ... Read more...

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Vitamin D ‘cuts breast cancer risk by 43 pc’


December 12th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that high levels of sunlight combined with a diet packed with Vitamin D can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 43 per ... Read more...

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Vitamin D, sun exposure cuts breast cancer risk


December 12th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A diet that combines Vitamin D with plenty of sunlight can reduce breast cancer risk in women by 43 percent. A new study of 70,000 women conducted ... 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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Painkiller Darvocet Recalled Due To Its Fatal Side Effects


November 20th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On the request of FDA, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recalled the popular painkillers Darvocet and Darvon on Friday afternoon, as a recent test has determined that this ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer treatment ‘ups risk of colorectal cancer’


November 16th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that men treated with hormone-based therapy for prostate cancer faced a 30 percent to 40 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer, compared ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums using paracetamol ‘may up risk of childhood asthma’


November 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Team of UK scientists has found an evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother.Led ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related morning sickness could be hereditary


November 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Women whose sisters experienced extreme morning sickness, are 17 times more likely to develop the condition, suggests a new study.Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an extreme form of nausea ... Read more...

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Sodas, other sugary beverages linked to diabetes risk


October 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, reveals a new study. ... Read more...

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236,000 killed in disasters in 2010: UN


October 14th, 2010 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) More than 236,000 people have been killed worldwide in different natural disasters this year so far, the UN has said on International Day for Disaster Reduction.The latest figures ... Read more...

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Smoking, drinking, poor diet double oral cancer cases


October 6th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Drinking, smoking and unhealthy diets have fuelled a doubling in mouth, throat and food pipe cancers in young people.Every year the diseases, known as upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) ... Read more...

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Genes that make people tall or short identified


September 30th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found that a seemingly simple inherited trait - height - springs from hundreds of genetic causes.The study identified hundreds of gene variants ... Read more...

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Children with pet dogs ‘more active’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists from St George's, University of London, have suggested that owning a dog could help reduce the risk of childhood obesity.A study of 78 inner-city primary schools in ... Read more...

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Statins do not cause cancer: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Statins, which help to slash cholesterol levels, do not cause cancer, a recent major study has revealed.Statins had previously been linked to an increased risk of developing tumours.However, ... Read more...

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Moms who don’t breastfeed at risk of diabetes


August 29th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Women who don't breastfeed their babies are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, later in life than mothers who did. ... Read more...

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Mothers who don’t breastfeed more likely to develop diabetes


August 27th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Mothers who don't breastfeed their babies are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers."We have seen ... Read more...

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