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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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Mumbai industrialist elected as Harvard Overseer (With image)


May 30th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Top-notch Mumbai industrialist and director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd., Swati Piramal has been elected member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, a company statement said ... Read more...

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Some ‘good’ cholesterol unable to protect heart


May 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A sub-class of high-density lipoprotein (HDl) cholesterol, known as "good" cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease (CHD) and in fact may be harmful, says ... Read more...

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Positive outlook keeps heart healthy


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Optimistic people are up to 50 percent less likely to suffer a coronary or a stroke, American researchers say.Earlier medical studies have shown that negative states ... Read more...

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Common pesticide behind beehive collapse


April 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Imidacloprid, a common pesticide, may have been responsible for the sharp worldwide decline of honeybee colonies since 2006, says a study.Pinpointing the cause of the problem ... Read more...

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Berries cut Parkinson’s risk by 40 percent


April 5th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries could help protect against Parkinson's disease in men, researchers say.Men who ate the fruits along with other foods rich in ... Read more...

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Daily stroll can halve your obesity risk


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) An hour-long brisk walk undertaken every day can reduce the risk of turning obese by half, scientists have found.Scientists have discovered that the secret to staving ... Read more...

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White rice increases risk of type 2 diabetes


March 16th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) White rice might be pleasing to the palate, but it significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes when eaten regularly.Researchers from the Harvard School of ... Read more...

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Red meat passport to death from heart disease


March 13th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Eating red meat regularly could be a passport to higher risk of death from heart disease, new research says.The US study is among the first to ... Read more...

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India’s youth, like world over, are seeking change: US professor


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Citing the example of India, a noted US professor has outlined how, frustrated and angry, the world's young people are demanding change, from Europe and ... Read more...

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Exercise improves survival in prostate cancer patients


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified 184 genes in men that may explain how vigorous exercise improves survival chances in low-grade prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Severe memory loss linked to fatal strokes


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) People who died after a stroke had severe memory loss in the years before stroke, compared to people who survived the stroke or people who didn't ... Read more...

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Tablet computers cause postural problems


January 25th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London Jan 25 (IANS) The use of tablet computers such as the Apple iPad cause postural problems, which can be improved by placing them higher to avoid low gaze angles."Compared ... Read more...

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PFCs weaken immune response to vaccine shots in childhood


January 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and fast-food packaging, seem to lower immune response to vaccination in children.A new Harvard study is ... Read more...

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La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific, a study has found.The study ... Read more...

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Coffee may protect against cancer of the uterus


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Long-term consumption of coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the endometrium -- or the lining of the uterus or womb, says ... Read more...

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Fizzy soft drinks spur teens’ aggressiveness


October 25th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Drinking more than five cans of non-diet fizzy soft drinks every week fosters aggressiveness among teens, new research says.This includes carrying a weapon and perpetrating violence ... Read more...

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Foetal exposure to chemical BPA causes problems in girls


October 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Foetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A or BPA, used in making plastic containers and other consumer goods, can cause behavioural and emotional problems among young ... Read more...

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Healthy diet helps in fathering children


October 19th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Sperm quality is better among men who eat more fresh fish, fruits and vegetables and less junk food or red meat, researchers said. Three studies bring ... Read more...

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Coffee chases away depression in women


September 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Drinking coffee might help depressed women in chasing away their blues, a new study has found.Caffeine is the most popular stimulant in the world and about ... Read more...

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Low-fat curd in pregnancy could trigger asthma in children


September 18th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Low-fat curd intake by pregnant women can trigger asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis) in their children, according to a Harvard study.Women who ate low-fat yoghurt ... Read more...

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Wine can help women in middle-age


September 8th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) While it is said an apple a day can keep the doctor away, a new study has suggested a couple of glasses of wine a day ... Read more...

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Satisfaction key to keeping heart ailments away


July 6th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) As many individuals remain unhappy no matter how much they achieve in daily life, a study has found people who are satisfied with life are less ... Read more...

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Three hours of sunlight can halve breast cancer risk


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Exposure to three hours of sunlight daily can practically halve breast cancer risk.The research suggests that regular exposure to sun's rays may have a powerful anti-cancer ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects about 350 mn adults globally


June 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The number of adults with diabetes reached a staggering 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980, according to a major international study.Diabetes ... Read more...

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Eat quality food to lose weight


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) There is a simple way to stay slim. Eat quality food instead of worrying about the amount of food you eat, say experts.Consuming bigger amounts of ... Read more...

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Teenage obesity raises cancer risk


June 16th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Men who were overweight or obese as teenagers are more likely to die from cancer in later life, says a study.Even losing weight during middle age ... Read more...

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Brisk walking benefits men with prostate cancer


May 25th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Brisk walking seems to benefit patients with prostate cancer in early stages, says a new study based on a survey of 1,455 US men diagnosed with ... Read more...

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Even rich, educated abort second girl child, shows study


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Even rich and educated Indian families with a girl as the first child choose to abort their second child if prenatal test shows it to ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of prostate cancer: Study


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 21 (IANS) Men who are heavy coffee drinkers are at lower risk for prostate cancer, says a study.The researchers found that those who consumed six or more ... Read more...

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Guns at home pose risk to women, children


May 1st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Guns at home pose a deadly risk to women and children without according any potential benefit to anyone. "There is compelling evidence that a gun at ... Read more...

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Genes that aid antimalarial drug resistance identified


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Using a pair of powerful genome-search techniques, researchers have identified several genes that may be implicated in the malaria parasite's notorious ability to rapidly evade drug treatments.Further ... Read more...

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Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Traces of mercury found in albatross feathers up to 120 years old have helped determine how much sea birds and global systems are being threatened by ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Having a fling or one-night stand ‘can give you a heart attack’


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Having a fling or one-night stand can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to a new study.Researchers from the Tufts Medical Centre and Harvard School of ... Read more...

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