physiological effects

Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Beetroot juice could help people enjoy more active lives


December 18th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): It's not only athletes who can benefit from beetroot juice's performance enhancing properties - its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy ... Read more...

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New mice study offers hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that dynamic regulation of the chaperone protein Hsp27 is required to get rid of abnormally accumulating tau in the brains of mice ... Read more...

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Sunless days can lead to SADness


November 21st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Days when one is not exposed to sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder or SAD, which can leave you depressed and lethargic, say experts.Once dismissed by medics, ... Read more...

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Poor sleep ups risk of heart disease, stroke: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): People who sleep poorly or don't get enough of it are a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, researchers have found.Emory University School of Medicine researchers surveyed ... Read more...

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Ciggie cravings result from habit, not addiction


July 14th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that cravings from cigarettes arise from habit, and not addiction.This may be the reason why nicotine patches and gum are often ineffective in ... Read more...

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Multiple medications led to Brittany Murphy’s death


February 26th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Brittany Murphy's toxicology reports have revealed that the actress died because of multiple medications for the treatment of a "cold or other respiratory infection" in her blood ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genome of three species of parasitoid wasps


February 18th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists has sequenced the genome of three species of parasitoid wasps of the genus Nasonia.Parasitoid wasps are four times smaller than the common ... Read more...

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Mozart’s Sonata keeps preemies healthy


January 8th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that just 30 minutes of Mozart's sonata can help premature babies stay healthy.The study led by Dr. Dror Mandel and Dr. Ronit Lubetzky ... Read more...

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Older problem drinkers use more booze than younger counterparts


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): Older people have to drink more than the younger ones in order to get the same level of high, a new study claims.Researchers at Ohio State University learnt ... Read more...

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Childbearing ups women’s odds of developing metabolic syndrome


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that childbearing makes women prone to the metabolic syndrome-abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease risk factors-and that the risk ... Read more...

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Short-term stress ‘boosts anti-tumour activity’


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a study on laboratory mice, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that bouts of relatively short-term stress can boost the immune system and ... Read more...

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Online health news stories with negative, localized info attract more readers


August 28th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Readers devote more attention and memory to news about local health threats than news about distant, or non-local, health threats, according to a study at the University of ... Read more...

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Isolation and monotony would plague astronauts traveling to Mars in future


July 29th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A group of volunteers that spent 105 days locked up in a mock spaceship simulating a trip to Mars has said that the most difficult part of the ... Read more...

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Cereal, skimmed milk good alternative to expensive sports drinks


May 14th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Cereal and milk can offer a less expensive alternative to sports drinks, say scientists.Exercise physiologist Lynne Kammer, from The University of Texas at Austin, came to this ... Read more...

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Does missing a cup of coffee give you a headache?


May 4th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Stopping daily caffeine consumption produces changes in cerebral blood flow velocity that are most likely related to caffeine withdrawal symptoms including headache, drowsiness and decreased alertness, according to ... Read more...

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Exposure to violence disrupts kids’ health


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): School-going kids, who witness violence in urban communities, display post-traumatic stress symptoms, a new study has found.The researchers also found that these children suffer physiological effects with ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii holds rehabilitation benefits too


September 24th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Nintendo Wii, the popular gaming system, not just combines fun and exercise, but also holds rehabilitation benefits for those suffering from cerebral palsy, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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‘Sleep disorder suppresses sex drive’


September 13th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) A diminished sex drive may be linked with chronic oxygen deprivation in patients of obstructive sleep apnea, especially during episodes of obstructed breathing.University of Louisville (U-L) researchers found ... Read more...

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Hormonal boost to athletic performance suspect: study


March 23rd, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 23 (IANS) Athletes who risk their careers by taking banned growth hormones to improve performance may not be getting the benefits they anticipate, according to a new study by ... Read more...

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A little humour at the workplace really is a good thing


November 14th, 2007 - 8:24 am ICT by admin
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