health behaviours

Parental divorce stokes stroke risk three-fold in males: Study


September 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Parental divorce triggers stroke risk by three times in males, especially if the event takes place before they turn 18, as compared to peers from intact ... Read more...

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Less sleep enhances stroke risk among middle-aged


June 11th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Habitually sleeping less than six hours at night significantly elevates risk of stroke among middle-aged and older adults of normal weight at low risk for ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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How social influences affect weight status in young adults


January 12th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): While previous research has detailed the impact of social influence on health behaviours, no previous study has examined whether social ties influence weight status and weight loss intentions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Poor healthcare’ jeopardizing Indian economic growth


January 12th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Indian economic growth would not be able to flourish properly unless quick action is taken to improve the health of its growing population, suggests a report.The report has ... Read more...

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Celebrity journalism ‘contribute positively to consumer health behaviours’


October 19th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research has found something positive about celebrity journalism amid the plethora of negatives reviews.Researchers from Missouri University have found that celebrity journalism is often discounted due ... Read more...

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Childhood physical abuse linked to heart disease


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of heart disease in adulthood.The findings were based on data from a 2005 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tackling obesity in women means healthier society


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Women are most hit by obesity issues, and only tackling them will lead to a healthier society overall, says a new study."We rely on women to serve as ... Read more...

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Moderate tea, coffee consumption reduces heart disease


June 19th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Moderate consumption of tea and coffee can reduce heart disease, says a new Dutch study. Drinking more than six cups of tea daily is associated with a 36 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bad genes an easy excuse for poor health


June 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) People find it easier to blame bad genes for poor health rather than taking the initiative to change their lifestyle. And this comes despite knowing that genes are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Your social network may affect your drinking habits


April 10th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The drinking habits of the people in your extended social group play a major role in determining your own rate of alcohol consumption, says a new study. Researchers used ... Read more...

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Severely obese less likely to feel they can lose weight


February 6th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) The more severely obese a person is, the less likely they feel they can reduce their weight, says a new study. Researchers from Monash University (MU) interviewed 141 obese ... Read more...

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Severely obese feel powerless when it comes to losing weight


February 6th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): The more severely obese a person is, the less likely they feel they can reduce their weight, concludes a new study.The Monash University-led study is the first of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Future-minded people make better decisions for their health


December 24th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): People with a long-term perspective are more likely to make positive decisions about their health, whether it's how much they drink, what to eat, reveals a new study.During ... Read more...

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Intervention program helps kids live healthier lives


September 27th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): Researchers have developed a program that offers a more comprehensive approach to tackle childhood obesity and encourage kids to live healthier lives.They found that a family, school and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Young women exercise less than young men: Study


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ann Arbor (Michigan), Aug 23 (IANS) Despite mounting public health concerns about obesity and persistent social pressures dictating that slim is beautiful, young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young ... Read more...

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Young women exercise less than male counterparts: Study


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has shown that young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young men, despite mounting public health concerns about ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can detect molecular marker of ageing in humans


June 17th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A simple blood can detect a protein called p16INK4a, the molecular biomarker of ageing in humans which is present in cells called T-lymphocytes (T-cells), according to a study.In ... Read more...

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Health habits predict cancer survival


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients who smoke, drink, don't exercise or don't eat enough ... Read more...

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Health worries make older adults engage less in physical activity


March 25th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Older adults who worry about their health are less likely to engage in physical activity, and report having difficulty in walking, says a new study.Lead researcher Kin-Kit ... Read more...

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Smoking, boozing, less exercise and veggies intake ”doubles stroke risk”


February 20th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): People who lead unhealthy lifestyles are at a significantly higher risk of suffering from stroke, warns a new research. The British Medical Journal study found that lifestyle behaviours ... Read more...

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Most women ignoring healthy lifestyle guidelines before pregnancy


February 13th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has found that many women are not complying with the nutrition and lifestyle advice before pregnancy, even when it is planned.Good health and nutrition ... Read more...

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Religion helps people exercise self-control


December 31st, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Religion facilitates the exercise of self-control and attainment of long-term goals, says a new study from University of Miami.The study found that religious people have more self-control ... Read more...

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Religious people are more successful and disciplined: eight-decade study


December 31st, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Religious people are better off than their atheistic counterparts in many ways - having greater discipline which is critical to success and being better at pursuing and achieving ... Read more...

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Risky sexual activity reducing methods equally effective across all teens


November 26th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Interventions aimed at reducing sexual activity is equally effective in teens indulging in risky health behaviours as it is in vigilant peers, says a new study.Usually, it ... Read more...

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Psychological interventions may improve survival in breast cancer patients


November 17th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that psychological intervention programs can improve breast cancer patients quality of life, and significantly increase survival rates.Dr. Barbara L. Andersen, who led ... Read more...

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Flavoured condoms used to sweeten milk necessary for Oz inmates sexual health!


May 28th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): Inmates at a Queensland, Australia prison are once again going to be issued condoms despite the fact that they used the flavored condoms to sweeten their milk ... Read more...

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Social networks influence smokers to quit


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Most smokers quit the habit not singly but in droves, comprising spouses, friends, siblings and co-workers, thanks to the influence exerted by social networks, according to a new ... Read more...

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Smokers stick together when kicking the butt


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new study has found that when smokers quit the habit, odds are that the health triumph doesn't occur in isolation.Instead, the decision to quit smoking is ... Read more...

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Men more at risk of death from pneumonia


May 19th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 19 (IANS) Men hospitalised after contracting pneumonia are more likely than women to die the next year, in spite of aggressive treatment, according to a study. University of Pittsburgh researchers, ... Read more...

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Men more likely to die from pneumonia than women


May 19th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian scientist has found that men who come to the hospital with pneumonia usually are sicker than women and are more ... Read more...

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Mass media campaigns effective in convincing young adults for safer sex


April 11th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Two researchers from University of Kentucky department of communication have found that targeted mass media campaigns can effectively convince young adults to adopt safer sex practices.The study ... Read more...

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Women who move to UK develop poor maternal health behaviours


April 11th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 11 (ANI): A new study has found that women who immigrate to the UK pick up worse health behaviours the longer they live in the country.The study discovered that ... Read more...

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Psychological intervention program improves breast cancer patients health


January 29th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University has suggested that psychological interventions not only reduce emotional distress among cancer patients but also improve their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The 4 health behaviours that can help you live an extra 14 years


January 8th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): All those people who do not smoking, exercise, intake moderate amounts of alcohol and eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day live on average an additional ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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