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Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour


April 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive ... Read more...

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Stress could tell harder on women’s hearts


April 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Emotional upheaval is more likely to impose a heavier burden on women's hearts than men's, says a study.These findings show that coronary (heart related) blood flow ... Read more...

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Cold air bad for heart patients


February 29th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Cold air is bad for heart patients, especially when they are undertaking physical activity, because they are unable to cope with the higher oxygen demanded by ... Read more...

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Like your morning cigarette? You’re at greater risk!


August 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Smokers who are inclined to take a few puffs soon after waking up may face an increased risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers than ... Read more...

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Exposure to toxic chemical linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Exposure to Bisphenol A or BPA, a toxic chemical found in many consumer products, during early pregnancy may be linked to wheezing in children.BPA is found ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to chemical in plastic linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A Penn State College of Medicine researcher has indicated that exposure to chemical bisphenol A during early pregnancy may be associated with wheezing in children.Bisphenol A, or BPA, ... Read more...

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Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

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Broccoli and brussels sprouts boost sunscreens’ cancer fighting abilities


April 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have revealed that a topical compound called ISC-4 found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts may increase sunscreens' abilities to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.They used molecular-sized bubbles filled ... Read more...

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Weight loss can improve osteoarthritis-related knee pain


February 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that weight loss can improve knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes."Our research on ... Read more...

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Giving up menthol ciggies may be harder for some smokers


December 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use.One possible reason ... Read more...

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Targeting protein helps keep melanoma tumour growth in check


December 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Targeting MIC-1 protein that promotes blood vessel development may help in checking melanoma tumour growth, say researchers."Preventing vessels from developing in tumours is one way to stop them ... Read more...

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Vapor rub effective for treating kids with cough and congestion


November 8th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have concluded that applying a vapor rub is effective for treating children with night-time cough and congestion and improves sleep for children ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass ‘alters preference for sweet substances’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have found that gastric bypass surgery decreases the preference for sweet-tasting substances in obese rats.The study could help in developing safer treatments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melanoma spreads to lungs using body’s immune system


October 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tracing the way melanoma cells use the immune system to spread and develop into lung tumours may lead to a therapy to ... Read more...

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Most Americans struggle with long-term weight loss: Study


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): Researchers have found that only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss.Penn State College of Medicine ... Read more...

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Insomniac men at four-time higher death risk than normal counterparts


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Men who are chronic insomniacs or sleep for short durations are at an increased risk of death, says a new study."We believe that cumulatively these findings will increase ... Read more...

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Insomniacs four times more likely to die early


September 1st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Men with severe insomnia are four times more likely to die early, a new research says. Researchers followed 741 late middle-aged men over 14 years, four percent of ... Read more...

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HIV replication process could be different than previously thought


July 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The process by which a retrovirus, like HIV, reproduces and assembles new viruses is different than previously thought, according to a new study.Researchers at Penn State College of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do people perceive taste of salt differently?


June 18th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Genetics influence the way people like to have different levels of salt in the food they eat, says a study. John Hayes, assistant professor of food science at ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for effective malaria vaccine


June 18th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers has made a novel discovery that offers new hope for an effective vaccine against malaria in the future.Plasmodium falciparum, a blood parasite that ... Read more...

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Why you shouldn’t light up right after waking up


June 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): People taking their first puff minutes after waking up have significantly higher cotinine levels than those who wait to smoke, irrespective of the number of cigarettes smoked, new ... Read more...

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Particulate air pollution bad for heart health


May 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers say that breathing polluted air increases stress on the heart's regulation capacity, up to six hours after inhalation of combustion-related small particles ... Read more...

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Air pollution can stop woman getting pregnant through IVF


May 12th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Excessive exposure to air pollution might increase the chance of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) failure, a new study has found. A team of fertility experts tested more than 7,000 ... Read more...

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Nitrogen dioxide exposure lowers in vitro fertilization success


April 13th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): According to a team of fertility researchers, exposure to an increased level of air pollutant nitrogen dioxide is linked to lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking early in the morning ‘ups lung cancer risk’


December 4th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Smokers who light up immediately after waking up may be at higher risk of lung cancer than those who wait, regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists isolate liver cancer stem cells prior to tumour formation


September 18th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): US researchers may have moved a step further towards gaining a deeper understanding of the role of stem cells in liver cancer.A team of experts from Penn State ... Read more...

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Insomnia, short sleep duration combo a risk factor for diabetes


June 10th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): People with insomnia and objective short sleep duration are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, a new study has found.The research abstract has been presented at SLEEP ... Read more...

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Insomniac men with less than 6hrs of nightly sleep at increased mortality risk


June 8th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Insomniac men or those who sleep for just six or less hours every night may be at an increased risk of mortality, according to a new study.Lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel discovery may offer improved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): An international team of researchers has discovered an enzyme that plays a crucial role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The researchers hope that the new finding could potentially lead ... Read more...

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Insomnia with short sleep duration linked to hypertension risk


April 1st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Chronic insomnia with short sleep duration is an independent and clinically significant risk factor for hypertension, according to a new study.In the study, researchers found that participants with ... Read more...

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Broccoli, cabbage can help fight skin cancer


March 2nd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study, conducted on mice, has found that compounds extracted from green vegetables like broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, a type ... Read more...

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Vegetable-based drug can inhibit melanoma: US researchers


March 2nd, 2009 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (Xinhua) Compounds extracted from green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, according to US cancer researchers. Tests on mice suggest that these ... Read more...

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Heres why fat folks just cant resist sweets


November 27th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): In a new mice study, researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have shown that obesity gradually numbs the taste sensation to sweet foods and drives towards ... Read more...

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