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Poor oral hygiene linked to cancer deaths


June 12th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Poor oral hygiene seems to elevate the risk of death from cancer, because too much of dental plaque has been linked to premature cancer death by ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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Law on anti-tobacco warnings ignored in two states: Study


February 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Nearly two months after the deadline for printing harsher, coloured pictorial health warnings on packs of tobacco products, a study in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat ... Read more...

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All study, no play making your Jack a dull boy: Study


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Ever thought why does your child fail to perform better in classroom or be cheerful? Well, you can get your answer the sooner you understand the ... Read more...

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What’s good for women’s heart? Baked mackerel!


May 25th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Postmenopausal women who often consumed baked or broiled fish had a 30 percent lower risk of developing heart failure, as compared to women who seldom ate ... Read more...

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Smoking doesn’t boost breast cancer risk in obese postmenopausal women


April 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight.A significant ... Read more...

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Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.Acute ... 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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Smoking ‘ups breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women’


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 02 (ANI): A new research has found that postmenopausal women who smoke or used to smoke have up to a 16 pc higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to ... Read more...

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Menopausal hot flashes ‘may protect women’s hearts’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has found that women who suffer from hot flashes when they begin menopause may be at lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and death.For the ... Read more...

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High physical activity helps people with knee osteoarthritis walk faster


January 19th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): People with knee osteoarthritis are more likely to walk fast enough if they lead physically active lives, a new Northwestern Medicine research has shown."The more active people ... Read more...

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Platelet-rich plasma ‘a promising treatment for heart attacks’


January 18th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Platelet-rich plasma is a promising biologic treatment for myocardial infarction (heart attack), according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has already been identified ... 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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Chronic statin therapy linked to reduced postoperative mortality


December 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new French study has found that statin therapy is associated with reduced postoperative mortality.It is the first to analyze the impact of preoperative chronic statin therapy on ... 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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Most preschool-age children exceed daily screen time recommendations


October 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study suggests most preschool-age children exceed daily screen time recommendations.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents limit combined screen time from television, DVDs, computers, ... Read more...

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Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk


October 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women ... Read more...

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Keeping heart healthy may slow down brain aging


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Want to slow down the aging process of your brain? Well, then start keeping you heart healthy, suggests a new study.In the study, people whose hearts pumped less ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs ‘increase risk for fractures in patients’


July 30th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that postmenopausal women with diabetes taking thiazolidinediones (TZDS), including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, may be at increased risk for fractures.Men with diabetes taking both ... Read more...

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Drinking during pregnancy may hit semen quality in sons


June 30th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): A new study has revealed that mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy might damage the fertility of their future sons.The doctors have found that if mothers had drunk 4.5 ... Read more...

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Filtering donor blood cuts cardiac risk, lung complications


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have found another reason to filter the foreign white cells from donor blood-it dramatically reduces cardiopulmonary complications for patients who received a transfusion.The study by researchers at ... Read more...

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‘Watchful waiting’ often best strategy for low-risk prostate cancer


June 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study suggests that active surveillance or watchful waiting might be a suitable treatment option for patients with prostate cancer that has a low risk of progression. ... Read more...

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Beta-blockers ‘linked to benefits in patients with lung disease’


May 25th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Beta-blocker medications could be good for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), claim scientists.The patients may have fewer respiratory flare-ups and longer survival if they take the ... Read more...

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After deaths, cervical cancer vaccine trials stopped


April 16th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The government Friday said that the cervical cancer HPV vaccination drive in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh was indeed part of approved clinical trials. But after the death ... Read more...

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Happiness key to a healthy heart


February 18th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Staying happy and positive can help ward off heart disease, a new study has suggested.The new research showed that people who are usually happy, enthusiastic and content are ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction - a warning of future heart attacks


February 9th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Beware! Erectile disorder (ED) could be a grim warning of future heart attacks, stroke, atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure. These findings are based on 12-year research study ... Read more...

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Reduced muscle strength predicts functional impairments in elderly


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): An observational study has found that decreased muscle strength predicts functional impairments like stooping, crouching, or kneeling (SCK) in older adults.Researchers discovered that adults with SCK difficulty had ... Read more...

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Common antidepressant drugs linked to delayed lactation


January 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Women who take commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their breastfeeding goals, according to ... Read more...

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Doctors miss high blood pressure in kids with kidney disease


November 16th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who show normal blood pressure (BP) at the doctor's clinic have high BP when tested at home, indicating many of them are ... Read more...

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Long-term statin use ‘reduces risk of gallstones requiring surgery’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins for over a year can significantly lower a person's risk of developing gallstones that require surgery.Gallstones ... Read more...

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Swine flu patients with respiratory failure survive


October 13th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Most patients who experienced respiratory failure as a result of influenza A (H1N1) survived after being treated with oxygen, says a new study. Some patients developed severe acute respiratory ... Read more...

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Natalizumab drug improves quality of life of MS patients


September 13th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A new study has found that multiple sclerosis patients taking Tysabri (Natalizumab) experienced a significant improvement in both their physical function and psychological well-being."The symptoms that an MS ... Read more...

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Aspirin improves survival in postmenopausal women with heart disease


March 13th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Aspirin may reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women who have heart disease or who have had a stroke, according to a new study.The Womens Health ... Read more...

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Women’s long-term fertility linked to reduced Parkinson’s risk


February 26th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Women who are fertile for more than 39 years and have natural menopause are at a lower risk of contracting Parkinson's disease, says a new study.The study, which ... Read more...

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