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Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

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Religious young adults ‘more likely to become obese by middle age’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age than young ... Read more...

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Shockable cardiac arrests ‘more common in public settings than home’


January 27th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists say that cardiac arrests which can be treated by electric stimulation, also known as shockable arrests, were found at a higher frequency in public settings than in ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids experience premature loss of lung function later in life


January 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have found that severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious ... Read more...

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Common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle has biggest impact on cardiovascular health


November 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Two large studies from Northwestern Medicine have confirmed that a healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health."Health behaviors can trump a lot of your genetics," ... Read more...

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Now, simple blood test to help predict chronic kidney disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A study has revealed that measuring three biomarkers in a single blood sample might improve physicians' ability to identify patients at high risk of developing chronic kidney disease ... Read more...

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Eating whole grains may cut risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes


October 21st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of ... Read more...

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Short and long sleep ups blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): A new study has indicated that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester.The study ... Read more...

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Now, alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma


September 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could also be used for the treatment of adults whose asthma is not ... Read more...

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Sickle cell disease ‘affects brain function in adults’


May 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a new study, adults with sickle cell disease scored worse on memory function tests than healthy adults, suggesting that the blood disorder may affect brain function.As pert ... Read more...

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Potential target for treatment of obesity-related diseases identified


April 15th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified a specific gene as a potential new target for treating obesity-related diseases.Two research studies funded by grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ... Read more...

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Obese kids have stiff arteries


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Children with more body fat and less endurance have stiffer arteries at a very young age, researchers at Medical College of Georgia have said.Stiff arteries are a hallmark ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation helps in depression


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique may be an effective way to ease the symptoms of depression, according to two new studies. The studies, conducted at Charles Drew University in ... Read more...

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Vitamin C supplements don’t reduce BP risk in pregnant woman


April 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Taking vitamin C and E supplements in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for hypertensive disorders and their complications during pregnancy, says a new study. The supplements ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sleep apnea ups stroke risk


April 8th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke in men, according to a new study's results.The common disorder, in which the upper airway is intermittently narrowed ... Read more...

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Combination menopausal hormone therapy ups heart disease risk


February 17th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Combination hormone therapy increases the risk of heart disease in healthy postmenopausal women, new analyses from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) have confirmed.Researchers from the Harvard School ... Read more...

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Even mild lung condition reduces heart’s pumping ability


January 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American study has found that the common lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), brings down the heart's function even when the disorder shows no or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New H1N1 influenza vaccine trial to be launched for asthma patients


October 10th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are set to launch the first government-sponsored clinical trial in people with asthma.The trial is aimed at determining what dose of ... Read more...

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Viagra compounds found to shrink abnormally large hearts


September 25th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Compounds related to Viagra, already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way, says a new study. The results hold promise ... Read more...

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Viagra relatives could minimize abnormally large hearts


September 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A new study claims that compounds related to Viagra, which is already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way.The ... Read more...

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New approach may help uncover disease-causing genetic variants


August 17th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 17 (ANI): A group of scientists in the U.S. have shown the feasibility and value of a new strategy for identifying relatively rare genetic variants that may cause or contribute ... Read more...

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High calcium level in arteries predicts heart attack


July 28th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD), by measuring calcium levels, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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World’s First: Stem cells from own organ used to treat damaged heart


July 1st, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have for the first time repaired a heart damaged by a heart attack by growing specialised stem cells using tissue obtained from ... Read more...

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Why American Indians have higher rates of cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases


April 16th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina Kidney Center have come up with an explanation as to why American Indians at a greater risk of developing proteinuria - ... Read more...

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Exercise safely improves quality of life in heart failure patients


April 8th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Heart failure patients may slightly reduce their likelihood of death or hospitalisation by exercising regularly, without any safety risk.This suggestion is based on a study supported by ... Read more...

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Beverage consumption plays key role in weight loss plan


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat, suggest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diets good for heart also help lose weight


February 27th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein, or carbohydrate can help overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain weight loss, according to ... Read more...

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Heart-healthy, low-cal diets promote weight loss


February 26th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake - regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein, or carbohydrate - can help overweight and obese ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A bowl of cereal for breakfast is the healthiest start to the day


December 10th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Besides exercise, a bowl of cereal is the healthiest way to start a day, a 10-year study has found.The study of 2,379 teenage girls in the US ... Read more...

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Leg pain could signal peripheral vascular disease risk


November 16th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): The irritating pain in your legs after climbing the stairs could reveal more than just your ageit could indicate that you might be suffering from peripheral vascular ... Read more...

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Anti-cancer drug reverses cardiovascular damage linked to premature aging disorder


October 7th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): In a study on premature aging disorder, called progeria, scientists have shown that an experimental anti-cancer drug can prevent, and even reverse, potentially fatal cardiovascular damage associated ... Read more...

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BP drug combo can reduce heart attack death risk


September 17th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17(ANI): Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre have found that a combination of blood pressure drugs can help reduce risk of cardiac death in BP patients.The researchers suggest that ... Read more...

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Indian-origin research to lead trials of new blood clot buster technique


September 16th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher will lead the first major trial of a catheter-based treatment for deep vein thrombosis, to evaluate the use of clot-dissolving drugs in combination with ... Read more...

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BP response to stress can point to better treatment


August 15th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Two-thirds of patients' high blood pressure remains beyond control inspite of the best efforts of doctors, according to a medical expert. "We are trying to identify the mechanisms ... Read more...

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