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Long work hours raise risk of heart disease


September 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80 percent, researchers say.The warning follows analysis of 12 studies dating back ... Read more...

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TV addiction boosts diabetes risk among elderly


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are aged 60 or above.The study, ... Read more...

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Cancer rising among India’s youth


April 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) More youngsters are developing cancer in India, doctors said at a conference here Thursday. However, most of those affected by the disease remain ignorant about ... Read more...

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Vaccines for heart attacks to be ready within 5 years


April 1st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Vaccines targeting the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries (plaques) could be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.It would be addressing the actual causes ... Read more...

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Sitting down makes your bum bigger


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) If you happen to sit more often you are more likely to have a bigger bottom. Experts say that the pressure put on areas of the ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis, the next big health worry for India (Oct 20 is World Osteoporosis Day)


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It is expected to affect 36 million Indians by 2013 but osteoporosis - a disease associated with brittle bones, fractures and painful recovery - remains ... Read more...

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Indians beware - smoking can cause arthritis (Oct 12 is World Arthritis Day)


October 12th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Anshuman Batra, 37, a habitual smoker, always wanted to kick the butt. What finally compelled him to give up cigarettes after 20 years was arthritis ... Read more...

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Pure maple syrup promotes healthy liver


September 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Here's good news for those suffering from fatty liver disease - pure maple syrup is likely to boost your liver, new research suggests.Keiko Abe of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

500,000 kids in Britain risk liver disease


July 4th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Over half a million overweight children in Britain are at risk of being affected by liver disease, a government expert has warned.According to Martin Lombard, national ... Read more...

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Lack of exercise increases heart risk among kids


May 13th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Children who are healthy but inactive can unwittingly risk invitation to future heart problems.A team of Swedish and Danish researchers studied 223 children -- 123 boys ... Read more...

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Women urged to love their heart also


May 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 1 (ANI): Women have been urged to think of their hearts also, with a new research showing that more women die from heart attacks than men in Australia, and yet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

10 yrs in a desk job can double bowel cancer risk even if you go to the gym!


April 20th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Here's bad news for those who sit in front of a computer all day at work.A new study has suggested that spending 10 years or more in a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britons are selfish, unfit, antisocial: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) More and more people in Britain feel miserable and suffer from depression because they are "selfish, unfit, and antisocial", says a new study.A campaign to promote ... Read more...

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‘Don’t work too hard, don’t stress’ advice may not be the key to longevity


March 12th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): It's long been said that always looking at the positive side of things and not working too hard will lead to a long and happy life, but a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Missing sugar molecule ‘increases diabetes risk’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that an evolutionary gene mutation that occurred in human millions of years ago and our subsequent inability to produce a specific kind of sugar molecule appears ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drugs, overeating, anger and sex ‘are main triggers of heart attacks’


February 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Worried about a heart attack? Well, you should read this.New research has shown that the main triggers of heart attacks are drugs, overeating, anger and sex - in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Loneliness a ‘hidden killer’ that threatens health as much as obesity


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Loneliness can affect all age groups but can be particularly harmful to the elderly, according to British campaigners.A group of charities has warned that loneliness is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Staying fat may be better for your health


January 24th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The idea that weight is harmful has been "exaggerated" and fat people may actually live longer, suggests a new study by US scientists. The University of California study, ... Read more...

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Alcohol, poor diet linked to UK breast cancer rates


January 24th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Chances are that women in Britain are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those in other developed countries because of unhealthy lifestyles, their alcohol intake ... Read more...

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Women more stressed than men


January 5th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) A fifth of women, double the number of men, feel their stress levels are out of control, according to a survey of 2,000 people. Experts say stress raises ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nearly 25 percent UK kids are obese by age 4


December 26th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Britain is facing a growing weight crisis among primary school children with a quarter already overweight or obese when they start school at the age of four, revealed ... Read more...

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Cholesterol busting drugs might be bad for you


December 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide take cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes but a new study questions whether they actually work. Hailed as 'wonder ... Read more...

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A quarter of Brit kids are overweight or obese by the age of 5


December 16th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new report has revealed that a quarter of Brit children are already overweight or obese when they start school at the age of 4.And by the time ... Read more...

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Not bad diet or lack of exercise - viruses could be to blame for weight gain


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Think it's bad diet and lack of exercise that's making you gain those extra kilos? You might be wrong, as a new study has suggested that the real ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Health impairment primarily due to bad lifestyle, not aging


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Sports scientists have revealed that impairments to health and physical performance are not primarily a result of aging but of bad lifestyle habits and lack of exercise.Sporty ... Read more...

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Obesity Linked to Heightened Sense of Smell


November 17th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, researchers have found a link between the sense of smell, and obesity. According to a new study, the sense of smell has an impact ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turn off the light at night to lose weight


October 12th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): It is well known that too much junk food and lack of exercise makes us fat. But a new research suggests there may be another factor at play: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leading an unhealthy lifestyle ‘makes workers less productive’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): A Dutch research has shown that leading an unhealthy lifestyle makes workers less productive and increases the sick leave they take.Obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking ... Read more...

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Indian doctor is Nepal’s heart king


September 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) As World Heart Day is celebrated globally Sunday, Indian doctor Bharat Rawat and his wife Anjali are preparing something special for a special heart patient admitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obesity key cause of liver problem in India


September 18th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Obesity is contributing to steep rise in liver problems in the country, a liver transplant surgeon said Saturday. Lack of exercise, lifestyle and rich diet are the main causes ... Read more...

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Diet, not exercise, key to losing weight


September 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Exercising is not the best way to lose weight because our activity levels are the same as they were 20 years ago. Rather a balanced diet is instrumental ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Trapped Chilean miners may be too fat to fit through escape hole by Xmas


August 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.26 (ANI): Chilean authorities have expressed fears that the 33 miners trapped underground in the San Jose mine in Copiapo might get too fat to fit through a 26-inch diameter escape ... Read more...

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Month of binge eating keeps fitness at bay


August 25th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A month of binge eating can keep fitness at bay - for years. Wolfing on junk food alters body size and the way it stores fat - even ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

One third of young people in UK suffer from high BP


July 30th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A new UK study has found that more than a third of young people suffer from high blood pressure - thanks to drinking, bad diet and lack of ... Read more...

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