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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Chocolate also insures against stroke risk


October 12th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Women who munch a bar of chocolate every week could cut stroke risk by 20 percent. The finding is based on a study of more than ... Read more...

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Low-energy diet can improve sleep disorder


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea - a the sleep disorder - could benefit from following a low energy diet to lose weight.Sufferers rarely feel refreshed after ... Read more...

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Middle aged obesity can trigger Alzheimer’s


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Piling on the pounds in middle-age makes for greater chances of developing Alzheimer's -- as high as 80 percent. The latest evidence shows maintaining a 'healthy' ... Read more...

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Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

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Technique to treat the donor larynx developed


May 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A technique to treat the donor larynx so that the recipient's body accepts it as its own have been developed by researchers.Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in ... Read more...

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Coffee drinking linked to lower stroke risk in women


March 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Consuming more than a cup of coffee a day is linked to a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, says a new study.Low or no ... Read more...

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Research shows that teenage girls aged 16 get drunk more often than boys


March 9th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has identified that 16-year-old girls are getting drunk more than boys of the same age.The researchers claim that the results do not mean girls ... Read more...

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Girls aged 16 ‘get drunk more often than their male peers’


March 9th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new European study has revealed that girls aged 16 are getting drunk more often than boys.It said that the rising numbers are knocking back the equivalent of ... Read more...

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Nitrates in spinach make you big, strong


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) The humble spinach makes you big and strong, but that is thanks to the presence of nitrates not iron.Scientists say nitrates, found abundantly in green leafy vegetables, boost ... Read more...

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Beauty sleep? It works


December 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The best way to improve your looks is to get some sound sleep, rather than spend a small fortune on lotions, potions or dresses. Those who manage eight ... Read more...

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Divorce is good for man’s health


December 9th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Getting a divorce may actually boost man's health, claims a study.Women who divorce are likely to become less fit, the Daily Express reported citing experts.The latest findings suggest ... Read more...

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Getting divorced does wonders for men’s health


December 9th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): For some it may be an agonizing thing, but divorce doesn't seem to have the same effect on all.A new study has suggested that divorced single men pay ... Read more...

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3-D egg protein structure could pave way for new contraceptives


October 27th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists have determined the three dimensional structure of the egg protein that helps the sperm stick during fertilisation.The structure could not only help determine why infertility occurs, but ... Read more...

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Inflammation linked to lower intelligence, premature death


September 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): Swedish scientists have revealed that inflammation is associated with lower intelligence and premature death."Those with low-grade inflammation performed more poorly on standardised intelligence tests, even after excluding those ... Read more...

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Cheating Gene Found In Men, Marriage Study Reveals


June 18th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Stockholm, June 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Men are likely to be doting husbands and faithful lovers if they lack a particular type of gene in their brain. A recent study in ... Read more...

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Some Men Have Cheating Genes: Study


June 18th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A new study has shown that some men have troubled relationships due to their cheating genes. This particular gene in some men is ... Read more...

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Exercise can help fight ‘obesity’ gene


May 5th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Physically active lifestyle during adolescence can reduce the effect of a mutation in a gene that predisposes someone to becoming overweight or obese, says a study led by ... Read more...

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BP control abnormal in newborns of smokers


January 26th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Blood pressure control in infants of smoking mothers is abnormal compared to that of infants from non-smoking parents, a new study has found.Swedish researchers reported in Hypertension: Journal ... Read more...

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Long periods of sitting at desk can cost you your life


January 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Sitting still for long periods of time and lack of "whole body muscular movement" are strongly associated with obesity heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say researchers.And in order ... Read more...

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‘Chilled-out’ device may help protect brain during heart attacks


November 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that rapidly cooling a person in cardiac arrest may improve his or her chance of survival without brain damage."We now have a method ... Read more...

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Phantom limbs allow amputees to attain flexible body image


October 28th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Bionic phantom arms not only make amputees sense the presence of a new limb, but can also provide them with amazing flexibility that could make their body attain ... Read more...

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Fat-rich junk food may alter genes linked with type II diabetes


September 8th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): A team of scientists in Sweden have warned that gorging too much on fat-rich junk food may cause drastic changes to a gene that helps muscle cells burn ... Read more...

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Having a sibling with obstructive sleep apnea increases kids’ risk of getting the disease


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Children who have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder, according ... Read more...

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Middle-aged singletons ‘at higher dementia risk’


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): People who live alone in middle age face nearly double the risk of developing dementia in later life compared with married or cohabiting counterparts, according to a new ... Read more...

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Babies born by C-section ‘at increased asthma risk’


June 30th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Babies born by ceasarean section are more susceptible to developing diseases including asthma and diabetes, according to a new research.And scientists hold stress experienced by children during the ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt before surgery cuts complications risk


March 13th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Giving up smoking before surgery can almost half the risk of post-op complications, says a new study."Smokers are prone to developing a number of complications after surgery, ... Read more...

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Being calm and socially active insures against dementia


January 20th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) People who are socially active and calm are less likely to develop dementia, according to the latest findings.The study involved 506 older people who did not suffer from ... Read more...

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Tsunami survivors went through complex process of trauma and grief


September 11th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Conducting in-depth interviews of people who survived the Indian Ocean tsunami or those who lost their loved ones in the disaster, nurse researchers found that such individuals ... Read more...

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India calls for global action against drug abuse


September 10th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Stressing that drug problem was not a one-country problem, Minister for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhury has called for collective action from all the civilised countries ... Read more...

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Mens infidelity lies in their genes


September 2nd, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Men''s tendency to be unfaithful may be influenced by their genes, suggests a new research.According to the study, men who inherit a genetic variant that affects an ... Read more...

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Now, an ”adapter plug” to convert antibodies into HIV killers


August 12th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 11 (ANI): In a major step towards the fight against AIDS, scientists have developed an "adapter plug" molecule that transforms spare antibodies into HIV killers.In this novel way ... Read more...

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Gay men and straight womens brains are wired similarly


June 17th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): They might have opposite preferences when it comes to choosing partners, but gay men and straight womens brains are on similar wavelengths, according to a new research.Similarly, ... Read more...

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Fat cell numbers remain constant throughout adult life


May 5th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Your rigorous workout sessions or severe dieting will not alter the number of fat-hoarding cells in your bodies, for a new study has revealed that these fat ... Read more...

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Frequent blood donation not linked to donors risk of cancers


April 9th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that frequent blood donation does not change a persons risk of developing cancer.Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found no clear ... Read more...

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