health consequences

Protect skin with sunscreen, but use lightly


May 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's good to apply sunscreen before you step out of home in the scorching sun. But don't use it too frequently or in large dabs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fast-food ads prompt kids to pile on pounds


April 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) If youngsters hooked on fast food have greater chances of becoming overweight, then blame fast-food ads on TV which entice them in the first place. "We ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE to host international road workshop


March 25th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host an international symposium in April to highlight social, health and economic impact of road accidents.The symposium will be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Low dietary iron lessens brain disease risk


October 5th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Just the right amount of iron is needed for proper cell functioning but an excess could trigger brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, new research says.Men ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

One in five Indian executives smoke: Survey


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Around 20 percent of professionals working with the corporate sector smoke, a survey by a private hospital said here Thursday.The study by Max Healthcare spanned ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure to vehicle pollution causes brain damage in mice


April 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that mice, which are exposed to short-term vehicle pollution, show significant brain damage, including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan’s nuclear plant’s radioactive plume reaches U.S., but experts assure no threat to Americans


March 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A very low level radioactive plume from the earthquake-cum-tsunami affected nuclear complex in Japan has reportedly been detected in Sacramento, US, but health experts are of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan radiation plume reaches US, but poses no risk: Report


March 19th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Faint traces of very low levels of radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan have been detected in Sacramento, California, the New York ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan’s nuclear crisis could create serious health problems


March 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A professor of pharmaceutical sciences has said that the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan could create serious health problems if too much radiation is released into the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bariatric surgery can ’safely’ cut health risk in severely obese


March 15th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.The statement is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with H. pylori infection have lower levels of iron


March 8th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A University of Texas Health Science Center study has found that children without previous iron deficiencies or anemia who remained infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had significantly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unemployed people ’suffer from health problems more often’


February 5th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that compared to people in employment, men and women who are unemployed suffer more often and longer from both physical and emotional complaints.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

President Obama signs 9/11 first responders bill


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by BNO News
HONOLULU (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Sunday signed a bill which will provide assistance to survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to rescue workers who became ill ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Tiny blood vessels in the eye show pollution-heart disease link


December 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): By digitally photographing tiny blood vessels in our eyes, researchers have found a way to link exposure to air pollution with a higher risk of heart disease.New ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insomnia on the rise among IT engineers: Study


November 27th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new study has found that an increasing number of software engineers are suffering from insomnia and have poor quality of life.Sara Sarrafi Zadeh and Khyrunnisa Begum from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secondhand smoke exposure ‘ups hearing loss risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-smokers who repeatedly breathe in others' tobacco smoke are more likely to have some degree of hearing loss.Researchers studied a total of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Developing nations facing ‘obesity epidemic’


November 11th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A global policy group has called on the governments of developing nations to take comprehensive action to tackle the rising incidence of obesity.According to a new report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why lack of sleep keeps some chirpy while others grumpy


October 26th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Ever wondered how some stay perky all day with just a few hours of sleep, while others remain cranky all day? Scientists believe it's all in the genes. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Surgery effective for aggressive prostate cancer patients


September 28th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Surgery provides high survival rates for patients with aggressive prostate cancer, found a new study.The study is one of the first to focus exclusively on the outcomes after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global cost of Alzheimer’s: 1pc of global GDP - and growing: Report


September 21st, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia revealed that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are taking a massive toll on the global economy, and the problem ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Need to speed up global solutions for chronic diseases, say researchers


September 16th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): There is a need for policymakers to speed up their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study provides answers to obesity trinity


September 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study provides three ways to de-program the 1950s obesity trinity underlying the current obesity epidemic and protect future generations from its health consequences.Dr. Melinda Sothern, Director ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Passive smoking doing more harm than people may think


August 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): In a discovery that supports public smoking bans, researchers have found that an infrequent smoke, or being exposed to secondhand smoke, may be doing more harm than people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Recognizing warning signs may prevent kidney injury


July 30th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that people with reduced kidney function and protein in the urine are more likely to have kidney injury.The results have also suggested that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ can damage eyes


July 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Though Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' video from her second album "The Fame Monster" has topped charts and got positive reviews from critics, optometrists have given it a big ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US warns India about dietary supplements with steroids


July 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The US food and drug regulatory organisation has warned India about the possibility of some products containing steroids entering the Indian markets as dietary supplements, a health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Extremely obese kids ‘at 40pc higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus’


July 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that extremely obese children have a 40 percent higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and children who are moderately obese have a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NGOs slam delay in pictorial warning on tobacco packs


June 29th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The central government's decision to postpone the display of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products was criticized by civil societies that asked why the government didn't feel ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genes can tell which kidney transplant recipients don’t need lifelong drugs


May 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A pattern of genes could soon identify kidney transplant recipients that do not need immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives, a new study has claimed.Generally, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discrimination linked to depression among minority kids


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new research has shown that children who experience discrimination are more susceptible to becoming depressed.Lee M. Pachter, co-author of the study and professor of pediatrics at Drexel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Steroid use may increase heart failure risk


April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Long-term use of steroids may weaken the heart and increase the risk of heart failure, a new study says. Anabolic-androgenic steroids mimic the naturally occurring testosterone, a muscle-building hormone ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Personal music players can imperil hearing


April 21st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Young people who listen to personal music players for several hours a day at high volume could imperil their hearing, an expert warns. Peter Rabinowitz, professor at Yale University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Listening to iPods at ‘jet’ volume can make you deaf


April 21st, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Listening to personal music players for several hours a day at high volume could put your hearing at risk, an expert has warned.Writing in the British Medical Journal, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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