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IMF lowers 2012 growth outlook for South Korea


September 21st, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered Friday its 2012 economic growth outlook for South Korea to 3 percent from 3.5 percent estimated in April, citing the ... Read more...

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Mouth bugs may double pancreatic cancer risks: Study


September 19th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Oral bugs may double risks of pancreatic cancer, an extremely lethal and difficult condition to detect, one which last year snuffed out Apple icon Steve Jobs ... Read more...

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Single kids likely to be obese?


September 18th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) A single child has a more than 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese than those with siblings, as borne out by a study ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related cancers up by 70 percent


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) There has been a 70 percent increase in cancers diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy, based on a study of 1.3 million births between 1994 and ... Read more...

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Childhood sexual abuse spurs heart attacks in men


September 7th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Men who go through childhood sexual abuse are thrice as likely to suffer a heart attack than men who had not experienced similar abuse as children, ... Read more...

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Japan quake triggers sharp rise in heart disease


August 28th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 28 (IANS) The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 last year, in which nearly 16,000 people were killed, also triggered a sharp rise in the ... Read more...

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Dormant virus might make you diabetic


August 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Most people infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) carry it for a lifetime without any ill effects, but should the dormant virus become active, because of a weakened ... Read more...

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Parasite in cats may lead people to suicides


August 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Exposure to a parasite hosted by cats could make people more likely to attempt suicide, says a new study.Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause toxoplasmosis, is easily ... Read more...

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Intake of egg yolks can block arteries: Study


August 14th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Egg yolks are just as bad smoking for atherosclerosis, thanks to accumulation of fat and cholesterol which causes the hardening of arteries by plaques within its ... 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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‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

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Diabetic women less likely to be sexually satisfied


July 26th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Diabetic women are just as keen on sexual activity as their non-diabetic sisters, but tend to experience lower sexual satisfaction, says a study.University of California San ... Read more...

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The less you sit the longer you live


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, says an analytical study.Similarly, cutting down ... Read more...

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Sleep loss jolts immune system into hyperactivity: Study


July 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 1 (IANS) Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into hyperactivity, producing the same response as thrown up by exposure to stress, says a study. Researchers in the ... Read more...

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Low testosterone levels could cause diabetes


May 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Low testosterone levels in males could elevate their risk of developing diabetes, says a new study.The findings from the University of Edinburgh could also help explain ... Read more...

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Low testosterone raises risk of diabetes


May 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Men with low levels of testosterone could be at greater risk of developing diabetes, a study has said.Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found low testosterone ... Read more...

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It’s not risky to work with new directors: Akshay Kumar


May 1st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) He takes pride in saying that he gave some of his biggest hits with new directors and even today Bollywood star Akshay Kumar feels there ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis


April 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a ... Read more...

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Soy protein can lower fat accumulation in liver


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Eating soy protein could significantly lower fat accumulation in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signalling pathway in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Peg or two lowers risk of liver disease


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume a peg or two daily are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-alcoholics with the same ... Read more...

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Dental x-rays linked to most common brain tumour


April 10th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Frequent dental x-rays have been linked with higher risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed primary brain tumour, says a new study.The findings suggest that ... Read more...

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Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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‘Sholay’ scene enacted in Gurdaspur Central Jail


March 19th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), March 19 (IANS) Gurdaspur Central Jail in Punjab witnessed the re-enactment of a Bollywood-style scene when a young under-trial climbed atop a water tank in the jail premises ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment improves


February 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment improved in February amid easing concerns over Europe's debt crisis, the central bank said Monday. The monthly business survey index (BSI), which ... Read more...

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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertility


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 3 (IANS) Austrian scientists have found vitamin D's deficiency, long held as a risk factor for diseases like diabetes, may cause infertility among men and women.This deficiency has ... Read more...

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Space tech to get rid of painful kidney stones


February 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Space scientists are harnessing ultrasound to not only detect painful kidney stones but also to get rid of them through a process called "twinkling artifact".The risk ... Read more...

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Well-informed people eat better


January 17th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) People who keep themselves better informed with the help of the print and electronic media and the internet tend to stick to the healthiest eating pattern ... Read more...

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Low iron levels tied to blood clot risk


December 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) People with low iron levels in their blood may have a higher risk of dangerous clots.A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

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Mini strokes elevate death risk


November 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) People who suffer stroke-like attacks have a mortality rate 20 percent higher than the general population.In one of the largest studies of its kind, over 20,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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