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Regular jogging may increase longevity


May 4th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 4 (IANS) Regular jogging can add up more than six years to male life expectancy and 5.6 years to women's longevity, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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India, China record world’s highest urbanisation


September 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world's highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.Population growth is driving urbanisation, especially in developing ... Read more...

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Workplace noise-related hearing loss may affect quality of sleep


January 26th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that continued exposure to loud workplace noise may affect the quality of sleep in workers with occupational-related hearing loss.Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol ups risk of coronary artery disease in Chinese men


December 10th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A Chinese study has suggested that moderate-to-heavy alcohol consumption increases angiographically significant coronary artery disease.Among a large number of Chinese men presenting with chest pain or EKG changes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-microbials ‘a common cause of drug-induced liver injury and failure’


December 1st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A ten-year prospective study has revealed that anti-microbial medications are a common cause of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) leading to acute liver failure (ALF), with women and minorities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HIV pill could lessen infection risk among healthy gays


November 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) A pill used to treat people with HIV when given to healthy gay and bisexual men during a three-year global trial lessened their chances of infection, says a ... Read more...

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Poor sleep ups risk of heart disease, stroke: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): People who sleep poorly or don't get enough of it are a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, researchers have found.Emory University School of Medicine researchers surveyed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dietary intervention in infancy can cut diabetes risk among kids


November 11th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Dietary intervention in infancy can prevent the initiation of the disease process leading to Type 1 diabetes among high-risk children, a Finnish study has shown.The study population comprised ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Multipronged intervention effective in breast cancer survivors


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A programme catering to holistic, mind-body intervention was found to be doing wonders in treating constant fatigue and improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors, regardless of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Caffeine helps cut brain cancer risk


September 30th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) A daily cup of tea or coffee can protect you from brain cancer, a study has found.People who drink one cup of either hot drink can slash the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chemical found in plastics ‘can increase testosterone levels in men’


August 26th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified changes in sex hormones associated with BPA exposure in men, in a large population study.An international group of researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coffee, soft drinks not linked with colon cancer risk


May 8th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Drinking large amounts of coffee and sugar-sweetened, carbonated soft drinks is not associated with the risk of colon cancer, says a new study. Some previous studies have suggested that ... Read more...

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Coffee, soft drinks not tied to colon cancer risk


May 8th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Drinking large amounts of coffee and sugar-sweetened, carbonated soft drinks does not increase the risk of colon cancer, according to a new study.The study has been published online ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gaining a pound a year after age 20 raises women’s breast cancer risk


April 21st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Women who gain a pound or two a year after age 20 increase their risk for postmenopausal breast cancer, says a new study.The research was presented at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients at greater risk


January 28th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) - where the liver has trouble breaking down fats causing a build up in the organ tissue - suffer a higher ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse linked to migraine, other pain disorders


January 6th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Childhood maltreatment, especially emotional abuse and neglect, is linked with migraine, says a new study. Migraine patients reporting such abuse or neglect had a significantly higher number of ... Read more...

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Rejecting chickenpox vaccine puts kids more at risk of disease


January 5th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Kids, whose parents say no to varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, are more prone to develop the disease, according to a new study.The study said that routine childhood immunizations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some obese people may have misperception of body size


November 18th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has shown that some obese people misperceive that their body size is normal and think they don't need to lose weight.In the study of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemicals used in industrial applications may affect cholesterol levels


November 8th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chemicals used in commercial and industrial applications such as surfactants, paper and textile coatings and food packaging might affect serum cholesterol levels ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over-the-counter device lowers BP in diabetics


March 10th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Using a medical device called RESPeRATE 15 minutes a day can significantly lower blood pressure in non-insulin dependent diabetics, according to a new study.This study reinforces nine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese men more prone to pathetic sex lives


March 4th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): The more obese a man, the worse his sex life, concludes a new study, which claims that fatness could be biologically associated with diminished sexual quality of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Daytime sleepiness among elderly may indicate increased cardiovascular death risk


February 27th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 27 (ANI): The European Society of Cardiology has warned that elderly people, who regularly report feeling sleepy during the day, may be at an increased risk of dying from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D may help fight diabetes


December 16th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Giving children vitamin D supplements in infancy may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life, according to a new study.In the study, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taking care of ailing spouse may boost your longevity


November 26th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Forget calorie-restricted diets and exercise, if you want to live longer, then just spend at least 14 hours a week taking care of your ailing spouse, says ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Large waistline can almost double premature death risk


November 13th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Carrying too much flab around the middle can almost double your risk of dying prematurely, even if the overall weight is normal, a shocking new research has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Teens rarely use seat belts, either as drivers or passengers


August 28th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Injury prevention experts have long understood that teens prefer not to wear seat belts while driving. Now, a new research has found that adolescent passengers also rarely ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Soyfoods have no impact on sperm count


July 25th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington , July 25 (ANI): A recent study claiming soy products lower sperm count has now been questioned as experts claim that soyfoods have no impact on fertility.Researchers insist that the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Too much sleep ups ischemic risk in postmenopausal women


July 18th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Postmenopausal women whose nap time exceed nine hours may be at an increased risk of ischemic stroke, according to a new study published in Journal of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cutting salt consumption may not help control asthma


July 16th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): New research from The University of Nottingham suggests that reducing salt consumption does not appear to have any appreciable impact on asthma control.The study contradicts previous studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural variations in genes must be considered in disease studies: Expert


May 29th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A biostatistician in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies says that it is necessary that scientists, who are studying the human genome to find ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Study ties obesity, inflammatory proteins to heart failure risk


May 2nd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers at John Hopkins have revealed that obesity can lead to inflammation of heart tissue, thereby increasing the risk of heart failure.For the study, the researchers ... Read more...

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Exposure to pesticides linked to increase in testicular cancers risk


April 30th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 30 (ANI): A recent study has stated that men exposed to organochlorine pesticide metabolites, such as DDE, are more prone to developing testicular germ cell tumours.Earlier studies have ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Diabetes drugs could double fracture risk


April 29th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland have found that a widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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