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Iron supplements lower fatigue in non-anaemic women


July 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, July 10 (IANS) Iron supplements lowered fatigue by almost 50 percent in women who are low in iron but not anaemic.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, dizziness, pallor, hair ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Memory training can overcome forgetfulness


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) If you can't recall where you have placed your car keys or reading glasses, chances are that memory training could help. Memory training can even re-engage ... Read more...

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Flu shots ensure birth of healthy babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Immunising pregnant women against flu virus seems to ensure the birth of healthy and normal weight babies, says a new study.The study, a randomized controlled trial ... Read more...

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Problem-solving therapy may prevent suicides


September 30th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Problem-solving therapy (PST) may prevent suicides by helping people overcome a state of acute hopelessness and desperation, says new research.The trial assessed the efficacy of this ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may provide protection against endometrial cancer


April 6th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes and also women with Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS), may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer, researchers at the University of Warwick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gastric bypass surgery lead to better long-term results


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Two new studies have found that gastric bypass surgery lead to better long-term results including greater weight loss, resolution of diabetes and improved quality of life compared with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early educational enrichment can bring improved health in adulthood


January 15th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that that early educational enrichment can bring improved health and healthier behaviors in early adulthood.For the study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Education programs can increase parent-child interactions


January 4th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Two concurrent studies have shown that parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices increase parent-child play and reading activities critical for child development and school readiness ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mums who take folic acid, iron during pregnancy have smarter kids


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mothers who take folic acid, iron during pregnancy have smarter kids.In developing countries where iron deficiency is prevalent, prenatal iron-folic acid supplementation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Acupuncture may help treat lazy eye


December 14th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that acupuncture could potentially become an alternative to patching for treating amblyopia (lazy eye) in some older children.About one-third to one-half of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DHA ‘fish oil’ supplements ‘not useful for those with mild Alzheimer’s’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): In a new study, experts from Oregon Health and Science University discovered that omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements did not seem to slow cognitive, functional decline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baking soda boosts athletic performance: Study


October 26th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A study has found that dietary supplementation with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) on the morning of a tennis match allows athletes to maintain their edge.A randomized, controlled ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ultrasound ‘accelerates healing of fractures’


October 8th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new report has suggested that ultrasound can speed up the healing of fractures.A randomized controlled trial found that the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Liquid nitrogen ‘best treatment for common warts’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is the most effective method to remove common warts.The study, a randomized controlled trial, looked at 240 participants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Intravenous drips need not be changed every few days


September 13th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Small intravenous drips commonly used in the hand or arm do not need to be moved routinely every 3 days, say researchers.A randomized controlled trial comparing regular relocation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No evidence that slimming supplements facilitate weight loss: Study


July 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the slimming supplements available in the market do not facilitate weight loss beyond the placebo effect."There are scores of slimming supplements out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sensor and insulin pump combo could control blood sugar in diabetics


June 30th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Using sensors and insulin pump instead of multiple daily insulin injections could bring down average blood sugar levels in diabetics, according to a study.The study was conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monitoring cholesterol levels increases life expectancy


June 8th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Those with decreased LDL cholesterol levels can count on an increased life expectancy, according to a new study.The University of Minnesota research is published in the May 24 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Few high-quality studies on food allergies, say researchers


May 12th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): There are few high-quality studies on food allergies, with limited uniform criteria for making a diagnosis and determining prevalence and effective treatments, according to a review of previous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain-stimulation method may help fight depression


May 4th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a new treatment option for patients with depression who don't respond to antidepressant drugs, says a new research.The study has shown that a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Botox jabs can ease tennis elbow pain


April 27th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Botulinum toxin, which irons out facial wrinkles through injections of the drug Botox, can provide relief for "tennis elbow", claims a new study.But the injection of botulinum toxin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chamomile can help you beat stress


February 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Chamomile's power as a stress-buster has been around for years. And now, two researchers are trying to find how much truth is there behind the old wives' tale.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Watch less TV and burn more calories!


December 15th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Lessening the time spent in front on television can help burn calories, according to a new study.As per the background information of the study, an average adult watches ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Weightlifting improves quality of life among breast cancer survivors: Study


November 4th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed that in addition to building muscle, weightlifting is also a prescription for self-esteem ... Read more...

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Transcendental meditation cuts stress, boosts mental health among breast cancer patients


October 14th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): The Transcendental Meditation technique can help reduce stress and improve mental health and emotional well-being among women with breast cancer, says a new study.The study, "A Randomized Controlled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Workplace e-mail intervention program is an effective way to get healthy


May 19th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an e-mail intervention program is an effective way to significantly improve diet and physical activity by helping people move more, sit less, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Web-based self-help intervention can help problem drinkers kick the habit


May 13th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A web-based self-help intervention program can help problem drinkers give up alcohol in the privacy of their own homes, say researchers.An international team of researchers has developed a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug prevention programmes help teens curb risky sex


April 30th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) School-based drug education programmes for teens also help curb risky sex, according to a new study. Young adults exposed to a popular drug abuse prevention programme as adolescents were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Screening for HPV virus can check cervical cancer: study


April 2nd, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists from India and abroad have found that screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer could significantly reduce deaths by 47 percent. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise boosts knee function after replacement surgery


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Exercising after knee replacement surgery boosts the function of the new knee to nearly that of a healthy adult, according to a new study.The researchers revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fatty liver disease medication found ineffective in randomised trial


January 14th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): A commonly prescribed inhibitor of fat absorption called orlistat neither helps patients with fatty liver disease (FLD) lose weight nor improve their liver enzymes or insulin resistance, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Omega-3 fatty acid may be good for female preemies brains


January 14th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has revealed that intake of omega-3 fatty acid, which is found in fish oil, may boost cognitive development in preterm infant girls.Infants born before ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spinal surgery for back pain not always cost-effective


December 30th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A large number of people suffer from severe back pain and spend a lot of money to treat the problem. Now, researchers at Rush University Medical Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than two glasses of wine a day can cause heart trouble for women


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Women who have more than two glasses of wine a day are at a risk of developing a potentially fatal heart problem, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indigo ointment may harbour safe and effective psoriasis cure


November 18th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): An ointment derived from indigo naturalis, which is a dark blue plant-based powder used in traditional Chinese medicine, may help treat patients with psoriasis, according to a ... Read more...

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