genetic epidemiology

Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

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Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

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Study: Short people are at a greater risk of heart problems


June 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A new study has determined that short people have a greater risk of contracting heart problems. They also have a greater risk of dying from the heart problems, as compared to their ... Read more...

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Milk-renal cell cancer risk: No concrete proof


May 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A study has cast doubt on previous research that suggested drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer."The data in this ... Read more...

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New test for early diagnosis of osteoarthritis


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified novel ways of measuring biological markers in the blood, which could be used to diagnose osteoarthritis earlier.The new biochemical test called metabolomics allows the scientists ... Read more...

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Excessive alcohol intake may increase cancer risk


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Excessive alcohol intake may increase the risk of cancer and even lead to premature aging, research shows. This is due to shortening of telomeres, a region of DNA sequences ... Read more...

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Genetic variant raises lung cancer risk for light smokers


March 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Individuals who carry a particular genetic variant are at much higher risk of developing lung cancer from exposure to second-hand smoke than others, even if they rarely come ... Read more...

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Sunshine warnings over skin cancer risk ‘overstated’


July 12th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): It's not sunlight but moles that have the highest role in increasing the risk of skin cancer, say scientists who have claimed that the perils of sunbathing are ... Read more...

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Lung cancer susceptibility gene identified


April 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A gene, known as RGS17, has been identified as a distinct gene linked to increased lung cancer susceptibility and development in a new study.Cancer cell biologists at the ... Read more...

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Why some drinkers, smokers die young and others dont


January 19th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Two newly identified genes hold the key to why some people who indulge in smoking and boozing die young, while others continue into old age.While smoking and ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to male baldness found


October 16th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have found two DNA variants in Caucasian men that could be linked to higher risk of male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is the most common form ... Read more...

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Gene variant turns Caucasian men bald


October 13th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants in Caucasians that increases the risk of baldness sevenfold among males, according to a study. About a third of all men are ... Read more...

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