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Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities


June 4th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate's blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering ... Read more...

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Now a portable tool to detect dengue mosquitoes!


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) A new portable tool will now help doctors detect dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes and help reduce the likelihood of human infections around the world. Every year, almost ... Read more...

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Deadly toxins in shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer’s


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The growing demand for shark fin soup is not only endangering the marine species, but is also a deadly threat to brain health because of high ... Read more...

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Immune cells govern response to alcohol


September 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Your immune cells could be governing your response to alcohol -- a finding that could help reduce alcohol dependence.Mark Hutchinson, research fellow at the University of ... Read more...

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15 minutes’ exercise extends life by three years


August 16th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) People who spare even 15 minutes daily for exercise could extend their lifespan by three years.While initial exercise cut death rates by 14 percent, additional 15 ... Read more...

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‘Mediterranean diet’ can help one live longer


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A 'Mediterranean diet' can increase a woman's lifespan by as much as 15 years, and increase a man's life by eight years, says a study. What ... Read more...

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Pet owners are healthier, happier


July 12th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Even people who aren't struggling with illness can benefit from the emotional support provided by pets, said a study.Researchers also found evidence to dispel the notion ... Read more...

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Adults with arthritis have worse health related quality of life


April 29th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A study has indicated that the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for adults with arthritis is much worse than for those without this condition.Both physical and mental healths ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding can benefit childhood cancer survivors


January 21st, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that breastfeeding can partially offset the long-term side effects of cancer treatment.Susan Ogg and colleagues from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, ... Read more...

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Enzyme may explain preeclampsia symptoms in pregnant women


January 5th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia could explain some of the symptoms associated with the ... Read more...

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Misleading size labels encourage ‘guiltless gluttony’ amongst consumers


November 16th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has revealed that size labels on food products can often mislead people into thinking that it's a "small" portion, and consequently lead to overeating.Nilufer Z. ... Read more...

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Arsenic could improve survival for leukaemia patients


November 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that arsenic, a toxic compound, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute leukaemia.Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers conducted ... Read more...

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Why lack of sleep keeps some chirpy while others grumpy


October 26th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Ever wondered how some stay perky all day with just a few hours of sleep, while others remain cranky all day? Scientists believe it's all in the genes. ... Read more...

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Mobile Manufacturers Hiding Health Risk Warnings?


October 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Health activists are nowadays pointing fingers at the top mobile handset manufacturers of deliberately hiding the risks associated with phone usage. Some of the accusations ... Read more...

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Fisher Price recalls unsafe toys


October 1st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Fisher Price Inc., renowned for their baby toys, are recalling their latest line of toys from the market. Recently, the company came ... Read more...

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Starting HIV treatment early preserves immune function


September 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected individuals who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after acquiring the virus may have stronger immune responses to other pathogens than HIV-infected ... Read more...

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Products to enhance men’s sexual performance recalled in NZ


September 24th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 24 (ANI): Kiwi health officials have ordered the recall of six products sold to enhance men's sexual performance as they contain undeclared medicines.The medicines are similar to active ingredients in ... Read more...

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E-waste recycling a ‘health and environmental hazard’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that recycling of electronic waste from computers, cell phones and other goods might be creating significant health and environmental hazards.Scientists from China and the United ... Read more...

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Oak moth pest could pose significant health risk to humans: Study


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): The caterpillar of the oak processionary moth, which damages oak trees, could pose a danger to humans too, says a study.The moth, found mostly in trees in west ... Read more...

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One third of young people suffer from high BP


July 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) More than a third of young people suffer from high blood pressure, thanks to bad diet and binge drinking, according to a survey released Friday. A worrying 35 percent ... Read more...

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Stop drug trafficking to wipe out poverty: UN


June 27th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 27 (IANS) Fighting drug abuse, trafficking and other social evils must be parts of the battle against poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said. "Our work to achieve the Millennium ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help reduce severity of influenza, other viruses


June 16th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study has found that vitamin D may help in reducing the occurrence and severity of influenza and viral respiratory tract infections.The study conducted by investigators at ... Read more...

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Think of eucalyptus smell to stave off constant cravings


May 25th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 25 (ANI): Don't know how to curb that craving for hazelnut chocolate? Well, just imagine the smell of eucalyptus and your problem will be solved.Psychology researcher Dr Eva Kemps and ... Read more...

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Invasive kudzu contributes to surface ozone pollution


May 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Kudzu, an invasive vine that is spreading across the southeastern United States and northward, is a major factor in the large-scale rise of the pollutant surface ozone, says ... Read more...

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US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert


May 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may cause cancer and other health hazards, a US-based environment watchdog has warned. Healthcare workers and general public ... Read more...

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‘Unsafe’ erectile dysfunction meds recalled in New Zealand


May 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 7 (ANI): New Zealand's Medsafe has ordered the immediate recall of four products being promoted and sold for sexual enhancement as they posed a "significant health risks" that may be ... Read more...

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March 19 2010 is Third Annual World Sleep Day


March 19th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When my boss messaged me with this assignment "btw today is world sleep day ... do a story on it..." I laughed to myself and thought,"Well this could ... Read more...

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‘Biological clock’ key to longer life


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A not-so-good night's sleep could reduce your ability to handle oxidative stress, cause impacts to your health, speed aging and ultimately cut short your life.In a study based ... Read more...

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People ‘waste time by jogging, swimming, pumping iron’, say scientists


February 4th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 4 (ANI): The efforts of millions of people who try to keep in shape with jogging, swimming or hitting the gym have been rendered useless after scientists claimed the activities ... Read more...

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The Mystery Around Avenged Sevenfold Member Rev’s Death Still Looms Large


December 31st, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) When the shocking news of Avenged Sevenfold Drummer James Own Sullivan broke out on the web it took the music industry by storm. 2009 has seen the ... Read more...

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30 minutes of daily exercise ensures healthier 2010, says expert


December 26th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Just add 30 minutes of physical activity to your daily regime and ensure a healthier 2010, according to an expert.Peter Brubaker, professor of health and exercise science at ... Read more...

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New Alternate-Day diet ‘can help you lose weight, live longer’


November 25th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): Forget tedious exercise routine and counting on calories, a simple Alternate-Day diet regime could offer significant health benefits and make you live longer.The principle behind Alternate-Day diet a.k.a. ... Read more...

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Headphones may pose risk to patients with pacemakers


November 17th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): For patients with pacemakers, headphones might pose as a significant health risk, reveals a new study.According to Kevin Fu at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, while they ... Read more...

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Lap band surgery improves health of morbidly obese kids


November 4th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Lap band surgery has been found effective in improving the health of morbidly obese adolescents, say researchers.The study found that Lap band surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding ... Read more...

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Practicing yoga or tai chi daily improves overall health


October 24th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Practicing yoga or tai chi 20 minutes each morning can help reduce stress, improve strength, limberness, provide better immune function and lower blood pressure.The major benefit of yoga ... Read more...

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