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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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Most people brush their teeth the wrong way


May 16th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) Almost all Swedes regularly brush with fluoride toothpaste, yet only one in 10 knows how to wield the brush to prevent tooth decay. In two separate ... Read more...

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‘Drug from lizard saliva reduces food craving’


May 16th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) A drug derived from the saliva of a monster lizard reduces the craving for food, including chocolate, said researchers after testing it successfully on rats. An ... Read more...

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Hypnosis effective in treating irritable bowels


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 3 (IANS) Hypnosis can be highly effective in treating the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), characterised by abdominal pain, abdominal distension and bloating.Studies based on 346 patients conducted by ... Read more...

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Found! Gene that make alcoholics relapse!


November 16th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have identified a particular variant of a gene that plays spoiltsport in people's recovery from alcoholism, besides subjecting them to 10 times higher risk of ... Read more...

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Exercise as good as drugs in staving off migraines


October 11th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The belief that exercise may be as good as drugs in staving off migraines -- the excruciating headaches -- seems to be validated by latest research.A ... Read more...

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Pill doesn’t cause weight gain among women


June 9th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) There is some cheerful news for the figure conscious young women who are on the contraceptive pill - it doesn't actually cause weight gain.Many women want ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Hormone improves stroke recovery


May 17th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A hormone that is associated with growth has facilitated recovery during the later phases of rehabilitation after a stroke, scientists say.Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is ... Read more...

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Immediate treatment by physiotherapist can alleviate future back problems


April 19th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has found that getting immediate treatment for recurring low back pain from a physiotherapist can help reduce problems.The study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden said ... Read more...

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New technique to identify potential atherosclerosis risk found


April 12th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new technique, which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, has been discovered.The movement of the carotid artery can reveal the risk ... Read more...

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Soon, oestrogen therapy with no side-effects!


April 12th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found a way of utilising the positive effects of oestrogen in mice so that only the skeleton is acted on.Oestrogen is the hormone that principally ... Read more...

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Safer CT scanning for kids developed


April 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed that researchers at the Queen Silvia Children's Hospital have developed a method that allows the lowest possible dose of radiation ... Read more...

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Genetic changes responsible for sweet tooth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that the substance ghrelin, which plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating, ... Read more...

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Training better than drugs and jabs in treating tennis elbow


December 21st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, suggests that training and ergonomic advice are more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections in treating tennis elbow, ... Read more...

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Nasal congestion ‘can be a sign of severe asthma’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma.This means that healthcare professionals should be extra vigilant when it comes to nasal ... Read more...

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Stress and neck pain more common in women


December 7th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that neck pain is more common in women, irrespective of occupation of age."We know that physical work with heavy lifting or assembly work ... Read more...

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Stem cells can ease lower back pain without surgery


November 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Stem cells can replace surgical procedures for treating lower back pain, researchers say.The condition is common among older people and may be caused by degeneration of the discs ... Read more...

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Stress ‘ups dementia risk’


August 17th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found that psychological stress in middle age could lead to the development of dementia later in life.Based on ... Read more...

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Increased use of intrauterine device may reduce unwanted pregnancies


June 10th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A study has shown that increased use of an intrauterine device at a younger age would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies."We found that 98 per cent of ... Read more...

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Exercise early for stronger bones in old age


May 4th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Exercises early on increase bone density and size, which may spell a reduced risk of osteoporosis later, says a study. Around 3,200 men had their bones examined and their ... Read more...

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Slow return to normal food checks weight


April 12th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) The secret to keeping weight at bay is to switch back to normal food gradually, says a Swedish study. The study also contains new research results for patients who ... Read more...

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Europe’s top football venues not prepared for treating spectators who suffer heart attacks


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new study has determined that many major sports arenas in Europe do not have adequate equipment and procedures in place to save the lives of spectators who ... Read more...

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Grandpa’s broken hip means weaker bones for grandsons


January 30th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Hip fractures in grandfathers are linked to low bone density and reduced bone size in their grandsons, new research shows. "This is the first time this risk factor for ... Read more...

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Natural cellulose better for heart bypass surgery


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Bacterial cellulose could be used for artificial blood vessels in future as it carries a lower risk of blood clots than synthetic materials currently used in bypass operations, ... Read more...

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Fatty food ‘weakens immune system’


December 9th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that fatty food is injurious to one's health and could also weaken the immune system.A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy reveals, mice fed ... Read more...

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Dentists can help determine your risk for heart attack


November 26th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, (ANI): Dentists can do more than just taking care of your oral health - they can help determine your risk for heart attack, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska ... Read more...

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Women who store waist fat likely to develop dementia


November 25th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Middle-aged women who store fat on their waist are more than twice as likely to develop dementia when they get older, reveals a new study. The most common ... Read more...

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Beer belly ‘doubles dementia risk’


November 24th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy has shown that women who store fat on their waist in middle age are more than twice as likely to develop ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for Chlamydia vaccine


November 17th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Vaccine against Chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans, may not be far away, thanks to a new discovery by scientists.A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy ... Read more...

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Vegetables can protect unborn babies from diabetes


October 28th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Pregnant women who eat vegetables daily seem to bring forth children who are much less likely to develop type-1 diabetes, says a new study. "This is the first ... Read more...

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Exposure to alkaline substances can damage teeth


October 28th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Acids are known to erode tooth enamel but a new study shows that strong alkaline substances too can damage teeth, say researchers. The study was carried out by researchers ... Read more...

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Brain-damaged kids often have cold hands, feet


October 20th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Many wheelchair-bound children with neurological disorders have much colder hands and feet than other kids and most receive no special help, says a report. "These children have a disorder ... Read more...

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New discovery to pave way for novel treatments of alcohol dependence


July 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a brain mechanism linked with alcohol addiction that involves the stomach hormone ghrelin, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for addictions like alcohol ... Read more...

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Peptic ulcer bug manipulates immune system: study


July 1st, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 01 (IANS) A bacterium found in various parts of the stomach ensures its survival by manipulating our immune system cells, a discovery that could open the way to more effective ... Read more...

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