health professions

Brain areas responsible for spirituality revealed


April 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) The areas of brain responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences have been revealed by US researchers.Scientists have speculated for years that the human brain ... Read more...

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Is there a ‘God spot’ in the brain?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Scientists have long speculated on a 'God spot,' a distinct area of the human brain responsible for spirituality, but actually multiple areas of the organ may ... Read more...

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High Vitamin D levels ‘may prevent age-related vision loss’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A University at Buffalo study has found that women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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University defines new parameters for studying, treating DCD


April 5th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A university has defined new parameters for studying and treating Developmental Coordination Disorder.Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) affects as many as six percent of all children, causing them to ... Read more...

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Listening to music benefits patients on mechanical ventilation


December 5th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A team of Cochrane researchers has revealed the benefits of listening to music for patients on mechanical ventilation.The team was led by Drexel University College of Nursing and ... Read more...

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Women grapple with chemotherapy effects even after treatment ends


October 21st, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers have studied the after effects of chemotherapy as for some women, the effects of breast cancer, the most common cancer affecting women, do not end when they ... Read more...

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Comparing Indian and classical singing could help find speech disorder cure


October 5th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): By comparing Hindustani singing, a North Indian traditional style of singing, and classical singing, such as the music of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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‘Go Greek’ with foods to prevent skin cancer


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Love basking in the sun, but scared of those harmful sunrays? Well, now there's a safer way to make fun in the sun safer-stick to a Mediterranean diet.Dr. ... Read more...

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New research promises treatment for swallowing disorders


April 29th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Lou Gehrig's patients could soon be receiving advanced treatment, thanks to the efforts of an American researcher who is developing a test to diagnose the origins of swallowing ... Read more...

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Night shift, overtime, shortened sleep ‘can raise heart disease risk’


November 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): Cops working in the night shift, putting in overtime and having short and disrupted sleep are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), primarily heart disease and stroke, ... Read more...

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Too much texting may lead to neck, shoulder pain


November 11th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Excessive text messaging among youngsters can put them at increased risk of suffering from neck and shoulder pain, say researchers.Judith Gold, an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the ... Read more...

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Adrienne Bailon Confirms Her Break Up With Rob Kardashian


November 9th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov. 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rumor mills in Hollywood have gone abuzz with the latest news of Rob Kardashian's alleged break up with his girlfriend Adrienne Bailon. The news surfaced after ... Read more...

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Binge eating more severe among Caucasian women than Afro-American women


October 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Caucasian college age women are more likely to meet criteria for binge eating than African American women, according to a study.Melissa Napolitano, clinical psychologist at the Center ... Read more...

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Smoking, binge drinking should be addressed together in adolescents, say researchers


August 9th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): A new study conducted by Temple researchers has shown that children who engage in heavy drinking will more than likely also engage in heavy smoking, suggesting that health ... Read more...

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Caffeine, Internet, SMSs ruining teens’ sleep patterns


July 26th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Caffeine-drinking teens are likely to stay up late at night and doze off during the day, according to a new study.The researchers said that web surfing, text messaging ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy hits patient’s quality of life after treatment stops


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Previous studies have shown decreases in cognitive functioning among cancer survivors following chemotherapy treatment. Now, a new study has revealed how these cognitive declines might affect daily tasks ... Read more...

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ADHD drug may help individuals with aphasia regain language abilities


February 18th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A medication commonly prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can also treat aphasia a condition where a person loses his ability to recall and produce common ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements can prevent hearing loss


February 18th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists have edged closer to developing a pill to stave off noise-induced or age-related hearing loss in humans, after vitamin supplements given to lab animals protected hearing. These supplements ... Read more...

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Perception of less favourable treatment than siblings doesnt mar happiness in adulthood


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): While parental treatment during early childhood is important to later well-being, adults who perceive themselves to be treated less favourably than their siblings are still content in ... Read more...

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Living to be a 100 can be a pretty depressing affair


November 24th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Most elderly people, who make it to 100 years, suffer from depression that is poorly understood and under diagnosed, according to a new study.The centenarians face numerous ... Read more...

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Education-exercise combo proves beneficial for arthritis patients


October 9th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Adults with arthritis who receive exercise interventions, which include educational components, significantly increase patients'' activity levels and they experience improvements in pain and physical functioning, says a ... Read more...

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Misuse of child safety seats by parents puts kids at 10 times greater risk of injury


June 22nd, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): While child safety and booster seats are provided in vehicles to avert injuries, a large number of parents misuse these seats and in fact avoid using them ... Read more...

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Your bones can tell how fast youll age


April 10th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Stopping the aging process may not be possible, but predicting it sure is.Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new biological marker that represents the age ... Read more...

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Yoga may help prevent falls among elderly women


April 5th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Researchers at Temple University say that a specific type of yoga can help improve stability and balance in women over age 65 and, thereby, help prevent falls.Dr. ... Read more...

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Regular exercise reduces risk of heart disease post menopause


March 18th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Working out regularly wont only help the fairer sex keep off those extra pounds, but as it turns out it will also reduce the risk of heart ... Read more...

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Distance learning doesnt benefit everyone


February 27th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Online courses may be very popular among busy adults, but not everyone can successfully learn through them, says a new study.The study was conduced by Shawna L. Strickland, ... Read more...

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