epidemiology unit

Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

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Brain function linked to birth size in new study


February 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists in UK have found the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight ... Read more...

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Obesity is avoidable even if it runs in the family: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Blaming your genes for those extra pounds? Well, you might not be able to use that as an excuse anymore, for scientists have revealed that even people with ... Read more...

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Heart disease, gunplay make NYC men die 6yrs younger than women: Study


August 26th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 26 (ANI): Heart disease and homicide together make men in New York City die six years younger than women, at 76 instead of 82, revealed a new Health Department ... Read more...

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Stress ‘ups dementia risk’


August 17th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found that psychological stress in middle age could lead to the development of dementia later in life.Based on ... Read more...

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Too much TV increases heart risk


June 25th, 2010 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Every hour spent in front of television increases the risk of dying from heart disease by 7 percent, a study has revealed. Those looking at their favourite progammes for ... Read more...

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Meat-eaters more prone to cancer than vegetarians, fish eaters: study


July 1st, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Vegetarians are less likely than meat eaters to develop some cancers, a major study has found. The study involving 61,566 people found that vegetarians developed fewer cancers of the ... Read more...

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Schoolgirl dies, 27 more hospitalised after vaccination in Sri Lanka


March 20th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) A schoolgirl died and 27 more had to be hospitalised after receiving vaccination against Rubella in Sri Lanka's southern Matara province, officials here said Friday. M.D. Wanninayakka, media secretary ... Read more...

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New obesity genes found in brain


December 15th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified six new genes that are associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI), the most commonly used measure of obesity. Five of the genes identified are ... Read more...

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Gene behind body clock linked to increased diabetes risk


December 8th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified a new gene involved in regulating a persons body clock which may be linked to increased risk of type 2 ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover genetic link to weight and obesity


May 5th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered new genetic variants that might lead to bulging waistlines among individuals.The variants map close to a gene called MC4R. MC4R protein plays a key ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt really does decrease acute coronary events


February 12th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Quitting smoking can significantly decrease the number of acute coronary events such as heart attack in adults, says a new study.A team of researchers in Rome have ... Read more...

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Cervical cancer risk posed by the Pill ‘reversible’


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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Gene behind rheumatoid arthritis identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:31 am ICT by admin
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