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Alternative medicines potentially unsafe: Expert


May 14th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) You should go slow if you depend too much on alternative medicines as there is no way of knowing whether they are really safe, suggests ... Read more...

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Potency wrecking compound linked to heart disease


February 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists are now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease.People with higher urine concentrations of ... Read more...

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Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetics


February 25th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.The urine test, ... Read more...

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Now, genetic test to predict menopause


October 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Women might soon be able to take a genetic test in their twenties that would foresee how long they can delay bearing a child, a new study ... Read more...

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Genetic test could predict menopause in women


October 18th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A genetic test will help predict how long women in their 20s can delay having children. Researchers have found a group of genes that are linked ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘does not aid in stroke recovery’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Acupuncture does not appear to help in stroke recovery, reveals a new study.Acupuncture is often used to supplement traditional stroke rehabilitation, although its effectiveness is uncertain.This study, ... Read more...

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Chemical found in plastics ‘can increase testosterone levels in men’


August 26th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified changes in sex hormones associated with BPA exposure in men, in a large population study.An international group of researchers ... Read more...

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‘Rotten eggs’ gas may protect against joint inflammation


August 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Hydrogen sulphide is a gas mostly associated with the smell of rotten eggs, but it is also found in fluid form in the body, and may protect ... Read more...

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Popular supplements don’t help in weight loss


July 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Popular slimming supplements sold in pharmacies and health food shops are not likely to facilitate weight loss beyond the placebo effect. Two studies have found they were no ... Read more...

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Physical inactivity ‘no contributor’ to childhood obesity epidemic


July 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Scientists have challenged the notion that a lack of exercise causes fatness in children.Their study suggests that physical inactivity appears to be the result of fatness, instead ... Read more...

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Inactivity doesn’t lead to childhood obesity


July 8th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Obesity may lead to inactivity, but inactivity does not lead to obesity, says a new study. A new report from the EarlyBird Diabetes Study suggests that physical activity ... Read more...

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Lower levels of ‘rotten eggs’ gas in blood linked to obesity, diabetes


April 28th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A link between blood levels of the gas hydrogen sulfide (a gas more commonly associated with the smell of rotten eggs), obesity and type 2 diabetes has ... Read more...

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Scientists identify tumour mechanism


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of researchers has for the first time identified a key mechanism that makes certain cells become tumourous in the brain.The resulting tumours occur most often ... Read more...

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Home is where heart health is


January 20th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that there is little difference between the outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation in a hospital setting and in the home, with some positive ... Read more...

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Chemical in plastic food containers linked to heart disease, diabetes risk


January 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that people with high levels of BPA in body are more than twice as likely to have heart disease or diabetes.Bisphenol A ... Read more...

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Obesity links found between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons


July 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have found a strong obesity link between mothers and daughters and fathers and sons, but the link was absent across the gender divide.In a study of ... Read more...

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US seniors ’smarter’ than British counterparts


June 25th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that older adults in America are mentally stronger than their English counterparts.The research team from Peninsula Medical School, the University of Cambridge ... Read more...

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Genes switching on menstruation identified


May 18th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) In findings that could improve understanding of human growth, researchers have identified two genes that switch on the process of menstruation among women. The finding could help ... Read more...

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Homeopathic remedy gets first ever licence nod from Brit medicines regulator


May 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): An arnica product has become the homeopathic remedy to receive a first licence nod from the British medicines regulator under controversial new rules.The Medicines and Healthcare Products ... Read more...

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Why some pregnant women find it difficult to quit smoking


May 15th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists from Peninsula Medical School and the University of Bristol have discovered a common genetic variant that might make it difficult for women to quit smoking during ... Read more...

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Prince Charles” detox food dubbed ”outright quackery” by scientist


March 11th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Prince Charles has been accused of ''financially exploiting the gullible'' with his herbal detox tincture of globe artichoke and dandelion produced by his company Duchy Originals. Prof Ezard ... Read more...

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Gastric virus triggers diabetes in kids


March 6th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a common family of viruses (enteroviruses) in the pancreas may play an important role in triggering the development of diabetes, particularly ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke ups dementia risk


February 13th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing dementia and other neurological problems.For the study, Dr David Llewellyn and ... Read more...

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Ecstasy-induced memory difficulties rarely translate into problems in real world


February 12th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 12 (ANI): An independent body that advises the UK government on drug policy says that ecstasy causes slight memory difficulties and mild depression, but they rarely translate into problems ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help avert aging related-mental slide


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, may help to stave off the mental decline that accompanies old age, says a new study.Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, the ... Read more...

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Smoking alters thyroid function of expectant mom and fetus


January 14th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Smoking during pregnancy can damage both the mother''s and the baby''s thyroid function, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher.The study will be published in ... Read more...

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”Bad egg” gas may harbour blood pressure cure


October 24th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): American scientists have revealed that a gas released by bad eggs, known as hydrogen sulphide, acts as a muscle relaxant to regulate blood pressure in certain animal ... Read more...

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Recommended exercise for children may not fight obesity: Experts


October 11th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): A daily dose of one hour of moderate exercise for children recommended by health experts may not be enough to tackle the rising problem of childhood obesity, ... Read more...

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Chemical used in plastic bottles can cause heart disease, diabetes


September 17th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A chemical widely used in plastic products, including baby bottles, plastic food and drink containers could increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Exercise ineffective in making obese kids slim


May 27th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): Pushing your overweight child to exercise might be of no use, for a new study has revealed that exercising has no impact on weight loss in children. ... Read more...

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Scientists develop non-surgical photodynamic therapy for cancer


May 24th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): British scientists from the Peninsula Medical School in Cornwall have made a breakthrough in cancer treatment by developing a modified photodynamic therapy (PDT) treatment that can destroy ... Read more...

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Scientists identify protein key to neuro-regeneration


May 21st, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 21 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have identified a protein, called c-Jun, which plays an important role in the regeneration of damage in the peripheral nervous system.Also, ... Read more...

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Rotten eggs gas helps in regulating blood pressure


April 30th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England and Kings College London have found that hydrogen sulphide (H2S) - a gas most commonly ... Read more...

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Eating blueberries may keep your memory intact in old age


April 11th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Blueberries are exactly what you should eat if you are getting forgetful with age, says a new study.A research team from the University of Reading and the ... Read more...

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Your neighbourhood may affect your physical, intellectual health in old age


April 10th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): The type of neighbourhood you live in has an important effect on your health in later life, according to two new studies.Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School, ... Read more...

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