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Risk-glorifying video games linked to teen-age accidents


September 13th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Playing risk-glorifying video games like Grand Theft Auto is likely to prompt teenagers to become more reckless in driving and becoming involved in accidents and other ... Read more...

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Humans increasingly poisoned by reef fish


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Human beings are being poisoned by consumption of many reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with toxins, an Australian study says. The illness called ciguatera leads ... 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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Traumatic events can trigger eating disorders


April 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, abuse and sexual assault could trigger eating disorders.Even changing school or moving home can prove too much ... Read more...

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Shock treatment knocks out E. coli bug


January 12th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Shock treatment can knock out E. coli bugs growing on the surface of heavily contaminated meat, reveals a study. The technique offers a cheap and easy ... Read more...

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Pakistani cousin marriages in UK behind genetic disability baby birth boom


August 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A study has found that more than 700 children are born with genetic diseases every year in the UK due to the prevalent cousin marriage system.The research showed ... Read more...

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Mentorship program helps fight childhood obesity


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A new study found that pairing healthy young adults with urban middle school students helped the adolescents adopt healthy habits, active lifestyles and a healthy weight.The study ... Read more...

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Mobile phone users face ‘brain cancer pandemic’


June 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have warned that incessant use of mobile phones may cause a brain tumour pandemic in Britain.A recent 17 million-pounds study concluded that the risk of the disease ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent premature births


May 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby but it can also prevent preterm labour births and infections, says a new study. In ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent preterm labor/births


May 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Vitamin D intake during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby, but also can prevent preterm labor/births and infections, says a new study.The results of the ... Read more...

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Mental disorders major health issue in China


April 30th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): A national survey has found that mental disorders are becoming a major public health problem in China, with about 17.5 percent of Chinese adults suffering from different ... Read more...

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Regular use of pain killers worsens hearing in men


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Regular use of pain killers like aspirin, acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ups risk of hearing loss in men below 60. Hearing loss is the most common ... Read more...

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Painkillers ‘raise deafness risk’


March 1st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Popping painkillers such as paracetamol on a regular basis can increase the danger of going deaf, new research has revealed.Taking paracetamol at least twice a week doubles the ... Read more...

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Novel inhaled drug found effective against H5N1 avian influenza virus


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have found a novel compound highly effective against the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including some drug-resistant strains.The work by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has been ... Read more...

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Outdoor second-hand smoke a new health hazard


November 19th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): While bans on indoor smoking have forced smokers at bars and restaurants onto outdoor patios, researchers have now raised concerns over the increasing exposure to second-hand airborne smoke.They ... Read more...

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Risky driving more prevalent among younger drivers


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 22 (IANS) Risky driving habits are more likely to injure or kill youths in car crashes than older drivers, said a study based on a survey of 20,000 young drivers. ... Read more...

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Artificial sweetener may help track source of water pollution


May 26th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Swiss researchers have found that the artificial sweetener acesulfame passes through our body into wastewater, survives treatment and accumulates in groundwater, which may help track the source of ... Read more...

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‘Aliens’ who carry virus: Xenophobic face of new flu in US


May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Silvia Ayuso Washington, May 6 (DPA) The influenza A (H1N1) flu virus came from Mexicans, most likely Mexicans who are in the US illegally: the comment, spiced up with references to ... Read more...

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Junk food makes kids fatter but merrier


April 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Fast food and soft drinks may be fattening children but they are also making them merrier, a new study has found. One way of tackling childhood obesity ... Read more...

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Preemies lack ”death net” needed to fight severe infection


March 22nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Newborn infants, born either at term or prematurely, lack a DNA net, called a neutrophil extracellular trap (NET), cast by mature white blood cells to fight severe ... Read more...

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Children spread awareness about diabetes in Delhi


November 14th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Awareness is the key to check diabetes, was the message given by over 400 children, some who were themselves suffering from the disease, who participated in a ... Read more...

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Teens full of misconceptions about emergency contraception


August 20th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Minority teens need to be helped to better understand how the emergency contraception pill works and eliminate some misconceptions about side-effects, confidentiality and accessibility, according to a ... Read more...

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Simple ultrasound exam may predict osteoporosis risk


June 24th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) An ultrasound scan of the heel could predict if a woman is at heightened risk for fractures because of osteoporosis, according to a study. The radiation-free ultrasound may ... Read more...

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Simple ultrasound exam of the heel may predict osteoporosis risk in women


June 24th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 24 (ANI): A simple ultrasound examination will now be able to predict if a woman is at an increased risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, says a new ... Read more...

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Pre-pregnancy STD, UTI predispose babies to severe birth defects


June 21st, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London , June 21 (ANI): Researchers at University of Utah have suggested that women with both a pre-pregnancy sexually transmitted disease (STD) and urinary tract infection (UTI) are more likely to ... Read more...

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Hookahs on college campuses becoming public health issue


May 7th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have found that more and more U.S. college students are smoking tobacco using waterpipes, or hookahs, and it's becoming a growing public ... Read more...

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Exercise cuts heart disease risk in overweight women


April 29th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, have found that exercise reduces the risk of heart disease in overweight or obese women.However, the researchers also ... Read more...

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