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Tai chi can help heart failure patients


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi can perk up mood and prospects of patients with chronic heart failure."Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have ... Read more...

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Internet Kiosks help reduce infant mortality rates in rural India


February 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that that Internet kiosks providing information on prenatal and postnatal care for mother and baby have helped reduce infant, child and maternal mortality ... Read more...

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Shed those extra kilos before pregnancy for a healthy baby


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A mice study has found that if obese women shed some extra weight before pregnancy, it has health benefits for their offspring.In the study, researchers with the Center ... Read more...

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Exercising to piano music ‘helps reduce falls among elderly’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A music-based multitask exercise program may lead to improved gait (manner or style of walking), balance and a reduction in the rate of falling among elderly people, suggests ... Read more...

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Dietary intervention in infancy can cut diabetes risk among kids


November 11th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Dietary intervention in infancy can prevent the initiation of the disease process leading to Type 1 diabetes among high-risk children, a Finnish study has shown.The study population comprised ... Read more...

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Tai Chi improves arthritis pain, fatigue, stiffness: Study


November 8th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Participants who were recruited in the largest study of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, have shown improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.Their ability to ... Read more...

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Benefit of exercise in patients with hypertension insufficiently investigated


October 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new report has suggested that informative clinical studies are necessary to measure the implications of regular exercising on patients with increased blood pressure (hypertension).People with increased blood ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention program cuts risk of type 2 diabetes


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): Four-year results of the Look AHEAD study have shown that an intensive lifestyle intervention program designed to achieve and maintain weight loss improves diabetes control and cardiovascular disease ... Read more...

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New tool may prevent twin births after IVF


October 1st, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists have developed an important tool to prevent twin birth due to in vitro fertilisation (IVF).The new strategy to encourage single embryo transfer after in IVF could prove ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention ‘offers long-term benefits to obese patients with diabetes’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Experts have suggested that an intensive lifestyle intervention helps individuals with type 2 diabetes lose weight and keep it off, along with improving fitness, control of blood glucose ... Read more...

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Community-based treatment of malaria, pneumonia could save lives: Study


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new study has found that community workers can play an important role in combating diseases like malaria, pneumonia and save lives.Researchers at the Boston University School of ... Read more...

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Diet, exercise intervention ‘benefits patients at heart disease risk’


September 14th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that an intervention delivered in a primary care setting aimed at getting patients at risk for heart disease to increase their physical activity ... Read more...

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A moment on the lips really does mean a lifetime on the hips


August 25th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have proved that 'a moment on the lips' really does lead to 'a lifetime on the hips'.Asa Ernersson and a team of researchers from Linkoping University ... Read more...

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Brain fitness programs may help weak elderly walk faster


August 11th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that brain fitness programs may help frail elderly walk faster, ... Read more...

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Supportive community programs can prevent weight-gain in women


July 14th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Women who attend programmes with about healthy eating are less likely to gain weight and become more physically active than women who receive a one-off information session on ... Read more...

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Weight loss program improves hot flushes in obese menopausal women


July 13th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): An intensive weight loss intervention program could bring improvements in bothersome hot flushes during menopause among overweight and obese women, according to a study.Alison J. Huang, M.D., ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis patients


June 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Cardio-respiratory aerobic exercise is safe for patients with stable rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggest researchers in France.The team from the University of Grenoble Medical School in France found that ... Read more...

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Peer counseling, support can improve breastfeeding success in obese women


April 26th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Using a very powerful scientific method employing randomization and intervention groups, Scientists from the University of Connecticut, Hartford's Hispanic Health Council, the Hartford Hospital, and Yale University, studied 154 women recruited during ... Read more...

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Physical activity at school keeps child fit


February 24th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) A structured physical activity programme at school can improve children's fitness and decrease body fat, confirms a new study. Researchers in Switzerland studied 540 seven and 11-year-olds in 15 ... Read more...

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Watch less TV and burn more calories!


December 15th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Lessening the time spent in front on television can help burn calories, according to a new study.As per the background information of the study, an average adult watches ... Read more...

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Eat pistachios to cut down cancer risk (Lead)


December 9th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Eating pistachios daily can cut down the risk of lung and other cancers, according to a new study. These nuts are known to produce a cholesterol-lowering effect and ... Read more...

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Nuts can help you cut down lung cancer risk


December 9th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Munching on pistachios daily can cut down the risk of lung and other cancers, according to a new study. These nuts are known to produce a cholesterol-lowering effect ... Read more...

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Pistachios ‘can cut lung cancer risk’


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A daily dose of pistachios can help keep lung cancer at bay, concludes a new study.According to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in ... Read more...

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Daily exercise at school benefits kids from lower socioeconomic status


November 18th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that daily physical exercise at school can significantly improve well-being of students from low socioeconomic background.In a study of German school children with ... Read more...

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Virtual reality games can help children escape bullying


November 11th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers from University of Warwick have designed special virtual reality games that can help children escape bullying.The research showed that children who took part in a three-week anti-bullying ... Read more...

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Family-based intervention program can reduce anxiety risk in kids


October 11th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Centre have found that a family-based program can reduce symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among children.The study suggests that ... Read more...

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Web-based screening, interventions ‘help fight alcoholism in undergrads’


September 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Web-based screening and personalized interventions can help fight the menace of alcoholism among undergraduate students, say researchers.Young people at university have a particularly high prevalence of unhealthy alcohol ... Read more...

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School-based program can prevent dating violence among teens


August 4th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): A school-based program that talks about healthy relationships can significantly reduce adolescent dating violence, according to researchers.The program known as the 'Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships', for ... Read more...

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It’s official: Reduced salt intake lowers BP


July 30th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Using less amount of salt in diet can lead to slight reduction in blood pressure in the medium term, a new study has claimed.However, whether in the ... Read more...

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UK Govt. awareness program to cut teen pregnancies ineffective


July 8th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A government awareness program in England, devised to cut down teenage pregnancies, drunkenness or cannabis use, had no impact, suggests a study.Lead authors Meg Wiggins of the ... Read more...

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Exercise benefits patients with fatty liver disease


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Increased physical activity benefits patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), independently of weight change, according to the latest research. NAFLD is the most common chronic liver disease ... Read more...

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Intervention ‘effective in treating patients with pain, depression’


May 27th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): An intervention including individually tailored antidepressant therapy and a pain self-management program could benefit those suffering from pain and depression, a new study has suggested.Kurt Kroenke, M.D., of ... Read more...

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Workplace e-mail intervention program is an effective way to get healthy


May 19th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an e-mail intervention program is an effective way to significantly improve diet and physical activity by helping people move more, sit less, ... Read more...

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Diet, exercise slow cancer survivors’ functional decline


May 13th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Practicing healthy lifestyle behaviours can reduce the rate of functional decline among older, overweight long-term survivors of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer, a study has suggested.A home-based diet ... Read more...

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Is co-parenting possible when violent marriage ends?


March 18th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) When a marriage brimming with violence goes to pieces, is co-parenting possible? It depends on whether intimate terrorism or situational violence was involved, says a new study. "There's ... Read more...

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