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Tummy out after pain killers? Kolkata scientists find a cure


August 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Pill popping has become a reflex action to aid quick pain relief, often leading to gastro complications and sometimes even hospitalisation. Now, relief could be at ... Read more...

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Beware: Fresh look of vegetables could be due to hazardous chemicals


July 26th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The soft, shiny red exterior of tomatoes or the lush, green texture of peas and leafy veggies might tempt one's taste buds and their "freshness" might ... Read more...

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Watercress prevents damage caused by workout: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Antioxidant-rich watercress can relieve the stress placed on the body by a strenuous workout. Even those who ate the leafy vegetable just two hours before high ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks, study shows


April 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new ... Read more...

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Vitamin E prevents muscle wasting, repairs cells


December 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Vitamin E is rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of ageing and is consumed by runners to improve endurance. But scientists now have found how ... Read more...

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Vegetables, grain cut stroke risk in women


December 4th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Women eating an antioxidant-rich diet suffered fewer strokes independently of whether they had past history of cardiovascular disease or not, a new study reveals. "Eating antioxidant-rich ... Read more...

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Pomegranate perks up sex life, fights heart disease


November 11th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life.A two million pounds study has found ... Read more...

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Love your wine? Strawberries can help!


October 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) There's some good news for those who can't help resist the sight of liquor -- taking strawberries could minimise damage to stomach lining caused by alcohol. ... Read more...

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Antioxidants show promise in treating infertility


July 30th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Antioxidants have shown promise in treating infertility both in men and women, including erectile dysfunction (ED), say researchers. Fertility problems are often an early indicator of ... Read more...

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Antioxidants boost sperm health


July 19th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene help maintain male fertility and offer the best protection against sperm damage. In a study of crickets, researchers found that a ... Read more...

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A bug that nips malaria in the bud


May 13th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a bug that nips malaria in the bud by halting the development of the parasite, plasmodium falciparum, that causes it.The enterobacter ... Read more...

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Caffeine’s antioxidant effects can protect Alzheimer’s, heart disease


May 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that coffee is one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants in the average person's diet - protecting against conditions ... Read more...

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Antioxidant may prevent alcohol-induced liver damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) An antioxidant may prevent liver damage caused by excessive alcohol. The findings potentially open the way to treating and reversing steatosis, or fatty deposits in the ... Read more...

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Antioxidant may prevent liver damage caused by excessive alcohol intake


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has suggested that an antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol.The findings may ... Read more...

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Olive leaf pill may help combat heart trouble


April 16th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Researchers have said that a pill made out of the leaves of olive tree can be useful in combating heart disease.In the study, patients who took the olive ... Read more...

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Blame your mum for your high BP


April 1st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A research has suggested that a specific genetic defect in one Chinese family have shown that high blood pressure was inherited from the female parent.The defect results from ... Read more...

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Antioxidant in apple extends lifespan


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Apples contain an antioxidant, nutrients which slowdown process of ageing and some ailments, that extends average lifespan by 10 percent, a study says.The results, obtained with ... Read more...

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Eating apples could extend lifespan by 10pc: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' is an old proverb.Now, researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong have reported the first evidence that the antioxidants ... Read more...

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Statins may prevent diabetic-related blindness


February 18th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a statin drug that is often known by the brand-name Lipitor may help prevent blindness in people with diabetes.In ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking may increase risk of muscle-wasting disease


February 15th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that cigarette smoking may be associated with an increased risk of developing the muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).To examine the association between cigarette smoking ... Read more...

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Coffee beans roasted till dark brown produces valued antioxidants


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A study by food scientists has found that when coffee is roasted to a dark brown it produces very valuable antioxidants.Researchers at the University of British Columbia have ... Read more...

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Why a whole orange is better for you


December 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Brigham Young University are squeezing all the healthy compounds out of oranges to find the right mixture responsible for their age-old health benefits.The popular ... Read more...

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Radiation-resisting hardy bugs may survive a million years on Mars


November 24th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): University College London researchers have found that hardy bugs like Deinococcus radiodurans could survive dormant on Mars for over a million years, at least in theory.Lewis Dartnell and ... Read more...

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How eating less can make you live longer


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has discovered a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process and could explain why eating less could extend lifespan."We're getting closer ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s risk increases with maternal inheritance


November 16th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): It is well known that individuals with a parental history of Alzheimer's are at increased risk for developing the disorder, but a new study suggests that which of ... Read more...

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Premature death of brain neurons ‘may trigger Parkinson’s’


November 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that dopamine-releasing neurons in a region of the brain called the substantia nigra lead a lifestyle that requires lots of energy, creating stress ... Read more...

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Secrets behind what makes people attractive revealed


October 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A study into why some people are more attractive than others has found that it may all be due to oxidative stress and antioxidants.Psychologists have discovered that men ... Read more...

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Why some people feel tipsier than others just after a few drinks


October 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene variant that is associated with a person's response to alcohol and may help protect one against alcoholism.Researchers from the University of North Carolina ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘elixir of life’


October 6th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): An 'elixir of life' cocktail that could increase life expectancy has been created by scientists.A new study has found that when mice are given drinking water laced with ... Read more...

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DARPA eyes mind-controlling helmets for soldiers


September 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 11 (ANI): The US Army's science department is working to develop helmets that can influence a soldier's brain.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it is researching technology that ... Read more...

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ME illness caused by virus, not in the mind: Experts


September 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) is a crippling condition, caused by a virus and is not 'all in the mind', claim scientists. Previously, doctors dismissed these symptoms as being in ... Read more...

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Organic strawberries ‘are more nutritious’


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 02 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that organic strawberries are both tastier and better for health.Naturally produced strawberries also have a longer shelf life and a richer, fruitier flavour, according to ... Read more...

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Cheers! Drinking red wine ‘can help you live longer’


July 31st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Drinking red wine can help people live a longer and healthier life, according to a new study.The study showed that a popular plant extract, found in the skin ... Read more...

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Cheers! Red wine can suppress inflammation in humans


July 30th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 30 (ANI): A popular plant extract, called resveratrol, can suppress inflammation in humans, according to a new study.The extract is already known to prolong life in yeast and ... Read more...

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Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy


July 6th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Dietary antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, if taken as supplements over a long period of time, keep arteries healthy and supple in patients who drink ... Read more...

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