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Exposure to chemical may cause heart disease: Study


September 5th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Exposure to perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), a man-made chemical used in the manufacture of lubricants, polishes, paper and textile coatings and food packaging, may be linked with ... Read more...

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Inflammation drug promising in depression


September 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A drug that eases inflammation may offer new hope for people with difficult-to-treat depression, says a new study."Inflammation is the body's natural response to infection or ... Read more...

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Heartburn pills could increase cancer risk: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A class of drugs that bring instant relief from heartburn could actually increase your chances of getting cancer, according to a study.It suggests that if you ... Read more...

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Living alone spells higher mortality risk for heart patients


June 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Living alone could hasten one's death, especially among those who have suffered heart attack and stroke, says a new study. Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Watching TV linked to unhealthy eating


May 14th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Don't allow your children to be glued to TV if you want them to eat healthy. Television viewing time is associated with lower odds of ... Read more...

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Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Simple surgery will correct crossed eyes


February 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) People with crossed eyes need no longer suffer the taunts and jeers of their otherwise well meaning friends and acquaintances.A single, simplified surgical procedure allows for ... Read more...

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Does air pollution erode mental sharpness?


February 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Older women might wonder why they are unable to recall names or places or where they keep their things. Chronic exposure to particulate air pollution might ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drinking tea cuts blood pressure


January 28th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Drinking up to eight cups of tea a day lowers blood pressure and could prevent heart disease, Australian scientists have found.Researchers at the University of Western ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Radical technique repairs damaged eardrum in minutes


January 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) A radical technique that requires only about 20 minutes in an outpatient clinic may replace long and costly eardrum surgery in children. The quick procedure, requiring ... Read more...

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All study, no play making your Jack a dull boy: Study


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Ever thought why does your child fail to perform better in classroom or be cheerful? Well, you can get your answer the sooner you understand the ... Read more...

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Boost her confidence, and she’ll park well too


December 8th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) If you are one of those who always wondered why many women struggle while parking their cars, it's better to understand that it happens simply due ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Confidence boosts women’s parking skills


December 6th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Spatial skills, which include parking and map-reading, could come more easily to a woman who is being made to feel good about herself, researchers say. Previous ... Read more...

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Premature kids likely to face behavioural problems


December 6th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Children born prematurely have greater chances of experiencing behavioural or emotional problems or both in the pre-school years, a study reveals. While the rate of premature ... Read more...

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Jab that halts Alzheimer’s


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A jab that could halt Alzheimer's in its earliest stages is being tested on British patients.Some 50 men and women with mild memory problems will be ... Read more...

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Depression linked to heart disease risk


November 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) Depression among young adults can have an unwanted spinoff -- it could elevate their chances of dying from heart disease.Depression or a history of suicide attempts ... Read more...

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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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US study certifies yoga does ease backache


October 25th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) One of the largest US studies on yoga certifies that it does ease chronic back pain and other associated symptoms."We found yoga classes more effective than ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Thin parents produce children with less body fat


October 4th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Children whose parents are thin are thrice as likely to be lean than those with overweight parents, new research says.The study by University College London (UCL) ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

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Beware - eating disorders might hasten death


July 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Don't take eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia lightly, they could bring on premature death, says a new research.Anorexia is characterized by refusal to maintain a ... Read more...

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Cuddling vital for long-term happiness among couples


July 5th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Cuddling and caressing are vital for long-term satisfaction in relationships, according to an international study. The couples, over 1,000 from the US, Brazil, Germany, Japan and ... Read more...

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Study reveals that breast feeding leads to lesser behavioral problems


May 12th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has identified that babies who are fed breast milk are less likely to have behavioral problems when they are compared with those who ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

HIV may be risk factor in heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure."Heavy alcohol consumption, which is ... Read more...

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Study says that surgeons who have a hangover are more likely to make mistakes


April 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Alcohol the night before a major surgery does not seem a good idea for surgeons. In a study to determine the effect of alcohol on surgeons, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Men see in black and white, women perceive in grey


April 19th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) An experiment has thrown up the first real evidence that men tend to make judgements in terms of black and white, while women see more shades ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More kids being born with flattened heads


April 6th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The prevalence of an asymmetrical flattening of the skull seems to be increasing among infants and young children."Plagiocephaly (flattened head) is characterised by unilateral flattening of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alcohol addiction more likely among those it peps up


April 5th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks - those who get ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Teens who read less likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music. The study was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study finds low cancer risk from airport scanners


March 29th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that the cancer risk associated with one type of airport security scanners is low based on the amount of radiation these devices emit, as long ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cardiac rehab ‘can improve heart patients’ quality of life’


February 15th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have said that healthcare practitioners can increase the number of patients with heart disease referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fibre intake lowers death risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Dietary fibre tends to lower death risk from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, a study conducted over a nine-year period says. Fibre from edible plants is known to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Light therapy could help treat depressed elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to bright light could be just as effective for depressed elderly people as taking antidepressant medication.In the Dutch study, 89 people aged 60 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes help determine our susceptibility to depression


January 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have discovered new evidence that our genes play a vital role in determining our susceptibility to depression.The new findings have challenged a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alternative remedies can be fatal for children (Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Using alternative remedies for children can be fatal, experts have warned.Parents can be misled into believing that treatments such as homeopathy are more 'natural', with fewer side-effects than ... Read more...

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