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Sustained drinking may lead to early stroke: New study


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) People taking three or more alcoholic drinks in daily life may be at a higher risk of stroke earlier in life than those who do not ... Read more...

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Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... Read more...

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Kids’ self-control linked to lower weight


August 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Exercising some self control and delaying gratification for longer periods among children at four years of age is linked with a lower body mass index (BMI) ... Read more...

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Olive oil enriched diet protects bone


August 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) A Mediterranean style diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables, supplemented with olive oil for two years, may have a protective effect on your bones, suggests ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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Worrying about office politics can trip you


August 1st, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 1 (IANS) Worrying a too much about office politics can really trip you, says a new finding from Canada.A study by University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School ... Read more...

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Kirtan Kriya meditation good at beating stress


July 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Six months after researchers showed how a specific yoga involving daily meditation cut down stress levels of those caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients now know ... Read more...

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Musical glove improves sensation in paralyzed people


July 18th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) A wireless, musical glove -- improving sensation and motor skills -- could be a boon for people with paralyzing spinal cord injury (SCI).The gadget was successfully ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks


June 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage. They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ... Read more...

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Dessert with breakfast can benefit dieters


June 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 26 (IANS) Dieters will have less hunger and craving through the day if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes a dessert. "The goal of a ... Read more...

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Bile pigment could stave off cancer, heart disease


June 26th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Bilirubin, a pigment found in bile, boosts the presence of antioxidants in the blood which could help stave off cancer and cardiovascular disease, potentially opening ... Read more...

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‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

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Traffic noise may cause heart attack, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 21 (IANS) Exposure to traffic noise could cause heart attacks, says a new study. A previous work had investigated the combined effects of both noise and air pollution ... Read more...

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Alcohol can trigger dangerous palpitations


June 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) "Holiday heart syndrome," first coined in 1978, refers to patients who experience a potentially dangerous form of palpitation after excessive drinking, especially during winter holidays. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Midlife crisis could be linked with dementia


May 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) If you are overcome by a sense of hopelessness, especially during your mid or later life, it could be a sign that your are heading for ... Read more...

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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

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Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome


April 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation ... Read more...

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Having desserts for breakfast good for slimming


February 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Those with a weakness for sweets can now include cookies and cake in a 600 calorie breakfast menu with some proteins and carbs to shed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Severe memory loss linked to fatal strokes


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) People who died after a stroke had severe memory loss in the years before stroke, compared to people who survived the stroke or people who didn't ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exposure to bodycare products linked to childhood obesity


January 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Exposure to a class of chemicals known as phthalates, found in personal care products, could be triggering obesity in young children and waist circumference. Phthalates are ... Read more...

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Online gambling big hit with people


January 19th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Online gambling is becoming a big hit with people because of its easy availability and convenience."Overall, the research showed internet gamblers were not more likely to ... Read more...

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Humans, animals still share primitive fear response


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Our primitive response to fear, a trait we share with other animals, can override our conscious anticipation or assessment of danger.These findings have implications for how ... Read more...

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Financial woes push older people to alcohol, smoking


November 14th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) During financially hard times, older people may turn to alcohol or smoking to de-stress themselves.Based on 2,300 older Americans, the study found that some, particularly those ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Men are funnier than women - just by hair’s breadth


October 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are funnier than women but just by a hair's breadth, somewhat bolstering the stereotype on gender differences and humour."The differences we find between men's and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify genetic link to suicidal behaviour


October 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Blame a specific gene if you are having morbidily suicidal thoughts about life in general.Neuroscientists have unearthed evidence that links a specific gene to suicidal behaviour, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Can cleanliness wash away guilt?


October 6th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Religious rites like baptism make sense because it is about cleansing of impurities.By washing hands, taking a shower, or even thinking of doing so, "people can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese targeted at workplace


September 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Obese individuals seem to be stigmatised at the workplace and in cultural settings, which has a negative bearing on their health, social behaviour and outcome, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

People tend to mirror mannerisms of those they like


August 1st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Two people who like each other will often unwittingly mirror each other's mannerisms, leaning forward in close synchrony, for instance, that strengthens their bond, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Yoga helps elderly stroke victims improve balance, endurance


June 5th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Elderly victims of stroke exposed to yoga produce "exciting" results, including greater confidence and balance, new research says.Researchers from Indiana University explored whether this popular mind-body ... Read more...

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Family, job pressures blamed for conflicts


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) When the demands of work and family conflict, is the job blamed, is the family role blamed, or is blame placed on both? And what are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No risk for weight reducers from high fat diets


June 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Here's some cheerful news for the obese who are wanting to slim down with moderate exercise: They don't face any risk from low-carb, higher-fat diets. "Overweight ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Psychologists demystify artful dodging


May 6th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) How can some people skirt a question without answering it, yet satisfy their listeners?A study says that people typically judge a speaker to form an opinion, ... Read more...

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Higher metabolic rate can make you age faster!


April 28th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that higher metabolic rates can predict early natural mortality, indicating that higher energy turnover may accelerate aging in humans.To investigate whether higher ... Read more...

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