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Alzheimer’s hits women more severely than men


August 26th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Alzheimer's hits women more severely than men, even when both are in the same stage of the disease.Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire discovered that men ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Study of interest profile better way to chose employee’


July 6th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Matching the profile of interests of a person in various works with skills required for a particular job could be a better way to evaluate a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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Wine’s role ambiguous in protecting heart


January 31st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) Do white and red wine, the latter touted for its many health benefits, really stave off heart disease? The jury is still out on that one. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Curiosity helps students perform well at school


October 30th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for students, it seems to be as important as intelligence in determining how well they perform at school.So psychological ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zinc lozenge, the sweet pill for common cold?


July 27th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Zinc lozenges have shown promise in treating common cold by shortening its duration by 40 percent.Interest in zinc lozenges was spurred by the example of a ... Read more...

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Pill poppers invite more cycles of depression


July 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Pill popping seems to be the easiest thing to do in the world, especially when trying to drive away our blues. But a study says the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stereotypes still trip women’s chances to lead


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Many women believe that stereotypes trip their chances when it comes to playing leadership roles, says a study. But a new meta-analysis (integration of a large ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Self-affirmation helps you excel in sports


May 26th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Positive self-talk while playing a sport is likely to improve your performance, researchers say.In fact, the study was born out of an on-field experience of one ... Read more...

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Structured exercise training helps lower diabetics’ blood sugar


May 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Results of an analysis of previous studies have indicated that implementing structured exercise training, including aerobic, resistance or both, was associated with a greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Autistic brains ‘focus more on visual skills’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): People with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study says that Mediterranean diet fights heart disease


March 10th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Venice, Mar 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has highlighted the benefits offered by Mediterranean diet. It has been known for a very long time that Mediterranean diet is heart healthy.The recent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

What you watch is what you do


March 8th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): A new analysis of more than 25 years of research has shown that exposure via the media to activities such as street racing, binge drinking and unprotected sex ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

13 genes behind heart disease uncovered


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 7 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered 13 genes linked to increased risks of coronary artery disease (CAD).CAD symptoms include chest pain, also called angina, shortness of breath during exercise, ... Read more...

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Scientists find 13 new genes linked to heart diseases


March 7th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists has has identified 13 new gene sites associated with the risk of coronary artery disease and validated 10 sites found in previous studies."We ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Emotional distress does not stop fertility treatment from working: Study


February 25th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Stress and tension do not stop fertility treatment from working, according to a new study.Many infertile women believe that emotional distress (for example stress and tension) is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm


February 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation (AF).AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Atrial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Psychotic illness ‘begins at younger age among those who use cannabis’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Cannabis use is linked to an earlier onset of psychotic illness, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies."There is little doubt about the existence of an association ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social and emotional learning programs boost students’ skills


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has found that social and emotional learning programs improve students' attitudes and behaviors, and in some cases, even boost academic performance.Researchers at Loyola University Chicago ... Read more...

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Breast cancer patients with diabetes ‘50pc more likely to die’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation may not be best option


December 26th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Experts have suggested that motivational interviewing, a popular counseling technique for many addictive behaviors, might not be the ideal treatment choice for those who smoke cigarettes.Peter S. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tanning beds still popular despite skin cancer risk


December 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): A new study has revealed that few tanners-male or female-mention avoiding tanning beds when asked about ways to reduce skin cancer risk.The study also suggested that women are more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents have limited influence on children’s eating habits


December 9th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): If you thought you could influence your child's eating habits, you are wrong - at least partially, for a new study claims that this influence is limited.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sodas, other sugary beverages linked to diabetes risk


October 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, reveals a new study. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Love at first sight happens in fifth of a second


October 26th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) It takes a mere fifth of a second for the brain to fill with sheer rapture and fall in love with a total stranger, say scientists.Love's lightning ... Read more...

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Meta-analysis shows folic acid supplements not beneficial for heart


October 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new meta-analysis has shown that the use of folic acid supplements does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More strokes, fewer heart attacks with carotid stents: Study


October 12th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A meta-analysis of previously published studies has shown that for patients with blockages in the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain, carotid artery stenting (a non-surgical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression during pregnancy ups risk for preterm birth, low birth weight


October 5th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 05 (ANI): A new study has found that clinical depression puts pregnant women at increased risk of delivering prematurely and of giving birth to below-normal weight infants.Risk is even higher ... Read more...

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Increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages cuts disease, crime, death rates


September 24th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that increasing the costs to consumers of beer, wine, and hard liquor significantly reduces the rates of a wide range of alcohol-related deaths, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to fight loneliness


September 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that changing how a person perceives and thinks about others is the most effective intervention for loneliness, a known risk factor for heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Selenium intake linked to decreased risk of bladder cancer


September 1st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Increasing selenium intake may decrease the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study.Selenium is an essential micronutrient that is incorporated into about 25 proteins, called selenoproteins. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Safety most important workplace issue for workers


August 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For workers, the most important workplace issue is safety, according to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.It was found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green leafy vegetables ‘cut diabetes risk’


August 20th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Eating green leafy vegetables could help cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new research suggests.The study, led by Patrice Carter at the University of Leicester, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Five out of six new drugs don’t work


August 18th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Five out of six approved prescription drugs seldom benefit patients, says a critic of the pharmacy industry. Chloresterol-lowering statins were a conspicuous example of the drugs industry over-hyping ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diabetes could harm lungs just like smoking


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): People with diabetes may have impaired lung function, which is similar to the impairment found in smokers, according to a recent study.Researchers from The Netherlands conducted a ... Read more...

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