preventive medicine

Marijuana causes testicular cancer


September 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Using marijuana could have really damaging consequences as it causes testicular cancer, for instance, which only gets worse with time, a study says.The University of Southern ... Read more...

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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

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‘US college women gravitate towards hookah’


July 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) One out of four college women in the US are gravitating towards the hookah, which originated in India and Persia, and many of them mistakenly believe ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities


June 4th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate's blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering ... Read more...

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Sudden cardiac death tied to slower electrical currents


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 22 (IANS) Electrical impulses taking a few split seconds longer to traverse lower heart chambers might cause sudden cardiac death (SCD) among men, according to the latest study. ... Read more...

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Witness to violence makes women prone to risky sex: Study


May 11th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Witnessing crimes and other forms of violence in both childhood and adulthood has a profound effect on women -- it makes them more prone to having ... Read more...

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Sudden BP drop tied to greater chances of heart failure


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) People who suffer from a sudden drop in blood pressure (BP) when they stand up from a lying position, may face greater chances of heart failure.The ... Read more...

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Obesity-sleeping pill combo raises death risk


March 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Sleeping pills taken by an obese person magnify the death risk, nearly doubling its rate even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year. ... Read more...

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11 dead in Vietnam from hand-foot-mouth disease


March 15th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 15 (IANS) At least 11 people have died and more than 12,400 cases of hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease have been reported in Vietnam this year, a media report said ... Read more...

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Sleeping pills cause higher death risk


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) People taking pills for a good night's rest could be facing a 4.6 times higher death risk and also significant increase in cancer cases, report said.These ... Read more...

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New smartphone could help you cope with blues


February 8th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) A new smart phone senses your depression and nudges you to go out with friends, a study reveals.It's the future of therapy at a new Northwestern ... Read more...

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Chances of heart attack, stroke rise with BP


December 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Chances of a heart attack or stroke are greater if blood pressure (BP) levels go up during the middle age, reveals a study. Men and women ... Read more...

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Statins could cut mortality rate for flu patients


December 18th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Cholesterol-busting drugs or statins offer a ray of hope for people infected with severe flu by keeping mortality at bay, a study reveals. "We may be ... Read more...

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India, Bulgaria ink healthcare deal


November 28th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India and Bulgaria signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on healthcare and medicine here Monday to increase cooperation in the sector, a statement said.The deal ... Read more...

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Sea salt no healthier than table salt


November 17th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Sea salt, which can be 19 times as expensive as its humbler cousin table salt, is no healthier because both kinds are overwhelmingly sodium chloride and ... Read more...

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Five get organs from man with HIV


September 30th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) Five people unknowingly received organs from an HIV-positive man in Taiwan due to "human error" at the hospital. All the organ receivers have so far tested ... Read more...

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Lifting weights can help smokers kick habit


August 10th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Weightlifting can be a simple and effective method to beat the smoking habit.The study, by Miriam Hospital's Centres for for Behavioural and Preventive Medicine, is the ... Read more...

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Obesity depends on your society


July 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Teenaged boys from well-off Chinese families who say they are physically active and eat plenty of vegetables but few sweets, are more likely to be overweight, ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of 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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Study links air pollution to premenopausal breast cancer in later life


April 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter ... Read more...

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Haryana finds remedy for doctors’ shortage


April 20th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Faced with an acute shortage of specialists in government hospitals, Haryana's health department has decided to sponsor post-graduate studies of doctors on the condition that they ... Read more...

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Obese patients at higher risk from major complications after surgery


April 19th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has contradicted the notion that a high body mass index (BMI) confers a protective effect, by saying that obese patients are at a higher risk from ... Read more...

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High-fiber diet ‘cuts heart disease risk’


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make.The study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of ... Read more...

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Higher vitamin D intake needed to cut cancer risk


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and ... Read more...

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Peripheral artery disease disables women faster than men: Study


February 5th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): For women with peripheral artery disease (PAD), small calf muscles are a major disadvantage despite being a feminine trait.Scientists at Northwestern Medicine point to the smaller calf ... Read more...

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Strong social support benefits breast cancer patients


January 21st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new research has suggested that breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or ... Read more...

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Everyone over 45 should take aspirin daily: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) People above 45 years of age should consider a daily dose of aspirin to protect themselves from heart disease and cancer, researchers say.Evidence is building that the ... Read more...

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Health Care Overhaul Might Render Birth Control Free


November 1st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of experts are likely to hold a meeting later this month to advise the government about what type of preventive care for females should ... Read more...

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Health overhaul may usher in free birth control


November 1st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Women in the United States may soon experience birth control at zero cost, thanks to the new health care reform that will soon be implemented. Well ... 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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Your job ‘could be making you fat’


October 6th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Office-workers have become less active over the last three decades and this decreased activity may partly explain the rise in obesity, according to a new study from the ... Read more...

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Watching TV, video and computer for hours can make teens fatter


September 21st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Teens who sit in front of the TV, video games and even computers for hours at stretch are more likely to gain weight than those who do not, ... Read more...

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Tiny tots able to understand irony, says study


September 15th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 15 (IANS) Tiny tots as young as four are able to understand and use irony, says a new study. "Previous studies concluded that irony wasn't understood before the age of ... Read more...

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