journal of preventive medicine

Long commutes could damage your health


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Overall health of people who spend long hours behind the steering wheel commuting to and from office is likely to be affected, says a study.A report ... Read more...

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American obese population to rise


May 8th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Almost 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030.If that happens, the US healthcare system could be burdened with 32 million more obese people within ... Read more...

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Minimising fat with more exercise easy way to shed weight


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Eating less fat and doing more exercise is the simplest and the straightest way to slimming, says a new study that vindicates a common sense approach ... Read more...

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Disabled men face far greater odds of sexual abuse


October 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Men with disabilities were found to be four times more likely to experience sexual assaults than other men, an Indian origin researcher in the US ... Read more...

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Misuse of over-the-counter pain relievers can cause severe liver damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that many people take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, without knowing the active ingredients they contain, such ... Read more...

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A compound for healing painful blisters


April 25th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound that shows promise in healing painful blisters known as shingles, not amenable to treatment so far.Most adults remember the fever, itchy ... Read more...

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Teens prefer a shot of liquor to a bottle of beer, finds study


March 9th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that nearly 50 percent of American teenagers would rather have a shot of liquor than a bottle of beer.Teens who prefer liquor are ... Read more...

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Depressed smokers ‘less likely to kick the butt’


December 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that smokers suffering from depression are less likely to stay tobacco free.Depressed smokers want to quit the nicotine habit just as much as ... Read more...

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Most doctors counsel weight loss in vain


October 5th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Most doctors are spending a good deal of time counselling their patients about diet and weight loss, but in vain or so it seems.Duke University Medical Center researchers ... Read more...

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Dumping car for ‘Metro’ can help you shed six pounds a year


June 30th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Dump your car and head for the Metro, for it not only helps you save the traffic trauma, but also to shed the pounds and keep you trim, ... Read more...

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Elders watch more TV time, enjoy it less: Study


June 29th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that although older adults watch more TV than children or teenagers, it doesn't do them much good either.Researchers at the Stein Institute for ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt before pregnancy could save babies’ lives


June 9th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that if more women quit smoking before they became pregnant, it would save infant ... Read more...

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Only one-third of young US girls receive HPV vaccine for cervical cancer


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Only one in three young girls receives the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, a new American study reveals.The study, conducted by researchers at Washington ... Read more...

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Print media followers make healthier choices


May 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new research claims that people who turn to print media for their daily dose of health news are at a greater advantage than those who use digital ... Read more...

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Women put on weight after marriage: study


January 26th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Married women can now blame their husbands for that extra flab as a new study has found that those living with a partner put on more weight ... Read more...

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Women living with partners put on more weight


January 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Women who live with a partner put on more weight than those without a partner or a child, according to a new study. The study conducted by Wendy ... Read more...

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Hubby + baby = Weight gain for women


January 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): They say being married is good for health, especially for men. But as far as women are concerned, it turns out that they've to pay a higher price ... Read more...

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Obesity as injurious to health as smoking


January 5th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Obesity is no less injurious to health than smoking, says a recent study. Researchers from Columbia University and The City College of New York calculate that the Quality-Adjusted Life ... Read more...

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‘Obesity now a bigger threat to people’s health than smoking’


January 5th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have warned that obesity is now a bigger threat to people's health than smoking.Their study has shown that expanding waistlines now cause as much ... Read more...

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Kids in home-based day care overexposed to TV: U.S. study


December 16th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new American study has found that a significant majority of children aged between 2 to 5 do not get sufficient physical activity and are exposed to the ... Read more...

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Most US kids aged two to five get little exercise (Lead)


December 16th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Most American children aged two to five years don't get enough physical activity and are overexposed to TV. A study of about 300 home-based childcare providers by Oregon State ... Read more...

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Kids get little exercise, overexposed to TV


December 16th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Most children aged two to five years, although well fed, are not getting enough physical activity and are overexposed to TV. A study of about 300 home-based childcare providers ... Read more...

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Traumatic childhood might take years off adult life


October 7th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington Oct 7 (IANS) Children exposed to traumatic situations may experience health problems and lifelong diseases before dying prematurely, says a new study. David W. Brown, epidemiologist at the Centres for Disease Control ... Read more...

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Attitude towards tobacco industry influences smoking behaviour


May 7th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 07 (ANI): Advertising campaigns that portray the tobacco industry in a negative light and are targeted towards young adults may be a powerful intervention to decrease young adult smoking, a ... Read more...

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Sidewalks make people more physically active


April 17th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): People who have easy access to stores, transit stops and sidewalks are two times more likely to be physically active than those without these amenities, says a new ... Read more...

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Study links teen sex to degrading songs


February 25th, 2009 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (DPA) A new study has found that kids who listen to music with raunchy lyrics are more likely to engage in sexual activity than kids who don't. The study, ... Read more...

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R-rated movies make kids more prone to smoking


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Kids who watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it''s easy to get a cigarette than those who dont watch such films, according to a ... Read more...

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Kids watching R-rated movies more likely to smoke


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Kids permitted to watch R-rated movies are more likely to believe it's easy to get a cigarette than those who aren't allowed to watch such films, according to ... Read more...

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Pregnancy test kits at home can lead to better prenatal care


February 11th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Home pregnancy test for women having unprotected sex could substantially impact the health of newborns, according to a study.Michigan State University's (MSU) Mary Nettleman found that significantly more ... Read more...

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Maintaining a food diary can double your weight loss


November 2nd, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Want to get rid of those extra pounds? Well, then all you need to do is simply write down your daily food intake, for it can double ... Read more...

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Greener neighbourhoods may help cut childhood obesity


October 28th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Kids living in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to gain weight compared to those in areas with less green space, according to a new study.The study involved ... Read more...

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Suicide rates soaring in the US


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health''s Center for Injury Research and Policy has revealed that the rate of suicide in the ... Read more...

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Teens rarely use seat belts, either as drivers or passengers


August 28th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Injury prevention experts have long understood that teens prefer not to wear seat belts while driving. Now, a new research has found that adolescent passengers also rarely ... Read more...

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Parents who spank more prone to harsher forms of punishment


August 21st, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Mothers who report that they or their partner spanked their child are more likely to use harsher forms of punishment than those who do not spank, say ... Read more...

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People in walker-friendly neighbourhoods more fit


July 29th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) People are less likely to be obese if they live in neighbourhoods that favour walking. A recent study found that pre-1950 neighbourhoods tended to favour walking, designed with ... Read more...

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