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Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

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Popping too many pills ruins bedroom performance


November 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The habit of popping several pills daily could hit your bedroom performance and send it plummeting to a zero, a new study reveals. The study by ... Read more...

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Higher testosterone helps older men preserve muscle mass


October 29th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Older men having higher levels of male hormone testosterone suffered less loss of lean muscle mass, especially those who were losing weight, scientists have found out.Men ... Read more...

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Weight gain ‘ups recurrence risk among breast cancer survivors’


April 6th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, have revealed that breast cancer survivors who experience large weight gain have an increased risk of death ... Read more...

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Sleeping your way to weight loss


March 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) What better way to lose oodles of fat than sleeping soundly through the night after making certain changes in your diet and exercise. Actually you can ... Read more...

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NSAID use linked to increased risk of erectile dysfunction


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that men who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 3 times a day for more than three months are 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction ... Read more...

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Using amphetamines ‘ups risk of Parkinson’s disease’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.The two are often prescribed to increase ... Read more...

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Shingles vaccine cuts risk by 55 pc: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has found that receiving the herpes zoster vaccine is associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, a painful, lingering disease.The Kaiser Permanente ... Read more...

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Exercise and vitamin D help reduce the risk of falls in seniors


December 26th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Exercise and Vitamin D supplements are the best ways to reduce the risk of falling in people aged 65 and over, a systematic review of over 50 clinical ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy use may increase or decrease dementia risk


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Kaiser Permanente researchers have indicated that compared to women never on hormone therapy, those taking hormone therapy only at midlife had a 26 percent decreased risk of dementia; ... Read more...

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Study: High exposure to BPA could lead to a low sperm count


October 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The health concerns linked to exposure of bisphenol-A or BPA has been highlighted again after it emerged that some Chinese factory workers who were exposed to ... Read more...

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Heavy smoking doubles Alzheimer’s risk


October 27th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Middle-aged smokers who puff 40 cigarettes a day more than double their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.The study also found that heavy smoking greatly increased ... Read more...

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Study: Smoking doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia


October 27th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that smoking heavily during midlife increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by more than 150%.The new study that was published ... Read more...

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Metabolic status prior to pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes


October 13th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that metabolic screening of women before pregnancy could help identify the possibility of developing diabetes in a subsequent pregnancy and help them take ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors with physical limitations more likely to die


September 25th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.According to the study, ... Read more...

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Absence of father at home linked to early puberty in girls


September 17th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A new research has shown that girls in homes without a biological father are more likely to hit puberty at an earlier age.According to the new study led ... Read more...

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Web weigh-ins can help keep the weight off


July 28th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The more frequently you log on to an interactive weight management website, the more weight you can keep off.That's the conclusion of a Kaiser Permanente Center for ... Read more...

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Gestational diabetes patients face increased recurrence risk in later pregnancies


July 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed the disease during their first and second pregnancies, according to a new study.The risk ... Read more...

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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...

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Combo MMRV vaccine linked to 2-fold risk of seizures


June 28th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Combination vaccines of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) pose twice as much risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-olds than same-day administration of the separate vaccine ... Read more...

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High plastic chemical levels in urine ruins males’ sex drive


May 28th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Rising levels of an organic chemical, found in a wide variety of plastic consumer products, in urine causes decreased sexual drive, more difficulty in an erection, lower ejaculation ... Read more...

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Increasing urine BPA level tied to worsening male sexual function


May 28th, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Raising Bisphenol-A levels in urine is linked to worsening male sexual function, according to a study.The Kaiser Permanente research has been published online in the Journal of Andrology.Increasing ... Read more...

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Pneumonia vaccine doesn’t cut risk of heart attack, stroke in men


May 5th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Men, at 45 and above, who received pneumococcal vaccine, had an equal risk of a heart attack or stroke, as that of those who did not receive the ... Read more...

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Exposure to 3 kinds of chemicals likely to derail puberty


April 6th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Exposure to three common chemical classes - phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens - in young girls may disrupt the timing of pubertal development, and put girls at risk for ... Read more...

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Coffee is ‘heart-friendly’


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Coffee drinkers can take heart: a new study has claimed that individuals who drink the beverage are less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances.The researchers, who ... Read more...

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Weight gain during pregnancy ‘ups gestational diabetes risk’


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Weight gain during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, could increase women's risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a new study.The study by the ... Read more...

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Aspirin, ibuprofen offer no protection against skin cancer


February 16th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and celecoxib offer no protection against a common skin cancer, according to a new study.Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ... Read more...

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Rejecting chickenpox vaccine puts kids more at risk of disease


January 5th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Kids, whose parents say no to varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, are more prone to develop the disease, according to a new study.The study said that routine childhood immunizations ... Read more...

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Study to tell how medicines affect pregnancy


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): For the first time a study has been launched that will gauge how exactly common medications affect pregnancy.The FDA and a consortium of HMOs have launched a huge ... Read more...

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More alcohol ups risk of breast cancer recurrence


December 14th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Moderate to heavy alcohol consumption may trigger increased risk of breast cancer recurrence. Post-menopausal or overweight women may be most susceptible to the effects of alcohol on recurrence, ... Read more...

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Exposure to Bisphenol A may cause male impotence


November 11th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) High levels of exposure to Bisphenol A at the workplace may saddle male workers with impotence, according to a new study. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found ... Read more...

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Workplace BPA exposure ups male sexual dysfunction risk


November 11th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Increased exposure to chemical bisphenol-A at workplace can increase the risk of reduced sexual function in men, reveals a new study.BPA is a chemical made in the production ... Read more...

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Obese women retain pregnancy weight a year later


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese women who gain more than recommended during pregnancy are likely to retain a portion of that weight up to an year ... 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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Screening newborns’ blood can lower risk of severe jaundice in infants


September 28th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): The incidence of severe jaundice in infants can be significantly decreased by screening all newborns for excessive bilirubin in the blood, according to a study.This proposition attains ... Read more...

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