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Fast food can bring on diabetes, heart disease


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) People who consume fast food even once a week elevate their risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20 percent, compared to people who avoid ... Read more...

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Eating more fruits, veggies may help kick the butt


June 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you stay off tobacco for longer, says a new study. The study, undertaken by University of Buffalo (UB) public ... Read more...

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Foetal exposure to chemical BPA causes problems in girls


October 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Foetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A or BPA, used in making plastic containers and other consumer goods, can cause behavioural and emotional problems among young ... Read more...

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Painkillers open way to high-risk behaviours


July 25th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Indiscriminate use of painkillers may open the way to drug abuse among people with a history of using both types of drugs, a study says. The ... Read more...

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Highly-caffeinated energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks


January 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A research team has warned that highly-caffeinated energy drinks - even those containing no alcohol - may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Tiny blood vessels in the eye show pollution-heart disease link


December 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): By digitally photographing tiny blood vessels in our eyes, researchers have found a way to link exposure to air pollution with a higher risk of heart disease.New ... Read more...

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Bacteria that may lead to inflammatory bowel disease identified


September 17th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A study, led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers, has found that certain bacteria that inhabit the intestine provide the environmental trigger that initiates and perpetuates chronic ... Read more...

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Presidential election outcomes directly influence suicide rates: US study


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Presidential election outcomes in US directly influence suicide rates among voters, according to a new longitudinal study that analysed suicide rates at a state level from 1981- 2005.In ... Read more...

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Widely used chemicals linked to ADHD in kids


July 21st, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in ... Read more...

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Study: Gay guys are thinner


June 9th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New study by researchers in Boston said that the gay men are 50% less likely to be obese than their heterosexual counterparts. However the same research ironically said that the lesbians are ... Read more...

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Alcohol outlets pave way for specific problems among youngsters


December 19th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): Off-premise alcohol outlets and bars have a link with traffic crashes and assaults among youngsters, claims a new study.As part of the study, researchers obtained non-public hospital ... Read more...

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Scientists decoding genomic sequences of swine flu virus from Argentina


August 1st, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers are decoding the complete genomic sequences of Swine flu pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus from patients with severe respiratory disease in Argentina.For the study, ... Read more...

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Nicotine dependence remains steady despite decline in cigarette use


June 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Although the number of people taking up smoking has declined following rigorous efforts, nicotine dependence has remained steady among adults, according to a new study.The research led by ... Read more...

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Beverage consumption plays key role in weight loss plan


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat, suggest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.The researchers ... Read more...

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Greener neighbourhoods may help cut childhood obesity


October 28th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Kids living in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to gain weight compared to those in areas with less green space, according to a new study.The study involved ... Read more...

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Bondage lovers happier normal sex counterparts!


August 25th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 25 (ANI): Contrary to the general assumption that people involved in bondage and discipline and sadomasochism (BDSM) are sexually deficient, a new sex survey has now shows that such ... Read more...

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Black girls using marijuana prone to riskier sex, higher STD rate


August 6th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 6 (ANI): Black girls who use marijuana are more likely to get involved in risky sexual acts and contract sexually transmitted diseases, reveals a new study.Conducted by Emory ... Read more...

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Statins likely to protect against memory loss too


July 29th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Common cholesterol fighting drugs or statins are likely to protect against dementia and memory loss too, a recent study has found. "We found that statin users were about ... Read more...

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Asthma attacks linked to thunderstorms: study


July 14th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Researchers have explored the link between thunderstorms and asthma attacks in the first-ever exhaustive study that has significant bearing on public health. Researchers studying a database comprising more ... Read more...

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Fruit drinks, alcohol contribute to adult obesity


November 20th, 2007 - 6:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov20: A recent study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers has revealed that its not just sugary sodas that are adding to the adult ... Read more...

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