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Brain insulin plays critical role in development of diabetes


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel function of brain insulin.Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the ... Read more...

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Acupuncture and exercise benefit women with PCOS


February 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that acupuncture and physical exercise improve hormone levels and menstrual bleeding pattern in women with polycystic ovary syndrome ... Read more...

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Social stress accelerates development of atherosclerosis


December 7th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis.Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, came to this conclusion after ... Read more...

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Bonding over problems can be stressful for women


November 14th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A study has found that female friends who dwell on each other's problems show an increase in stress hormone cortisol and in activity of the sympathetic nervous system.However, ... Read more...

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Water increases alertness, regulates blood pressure


July 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Water doesn't just quench thirst - it can keep you alert and regulate your blood pressure too, says a new study.David Robertson, and colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical ... Read more...

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Norepinephrine better than dopamine for shock patients


March 4th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Blood pressure of shock patients can be stabilized better with norepinephrine than dopamine, a new study claims.Daniel De Backer, at Erasme University Hospital in Belgium, compared 28-day mortality ... Read more...

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New mechanism linked to heart failure identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): University of Western Ontario scientists have identified a novel mechanism that contributes to heart failure.They used a unique genetically-modified mouse model to discover the new mechanism.It showed that ... Read more...

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Unknown factor in heart failure found


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 2 (IANS) Canadian and Brazilian scientists have revealed an unknown mechanism that contributes to heart failure. In their joint study, the scientists have found that the decreased release of the ... Read more...

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Anticipation of sweets ’causes muscles to start taking up more blood sugar’


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Even the anticipation of bingeing on donuts, ice cream and chocolate truffle can cause your muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, scientists have said.According to researchers, ... Read more...

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How stress may kill you


December 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Showing the link between the nervous and immune systems, researchers have discovered how stress may kill you.According to a report in the December 2009 print issue of the ... Read more...

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Brain’s fear centre has built-in suffocation sensor


November 26th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A new study in mice has revealed that the portion of the brain responsible for registering fear and even panic is equipped with a built-in chemical sensor that ... Read more...

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Acupuncture, exercise may help women with polycystic ovary syndrome


August 21st, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Acupuncture and exercise can bring relief to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new study.Nearly 10pct of women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS. The ... Read more...

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Stress, depression ‘worsen childhood asthma’


July 17th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Stress and depression could worsen childhood asthma, according to a new study.The study, conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo, has shown that depressed kids with asthma ... Read more...

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Snoring pregnant women at risk of diabetes


June 11th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) If you are pregnant and your husband complains about your repeated snoring, you may have bigger problems than a groggy, sleep-deprived partner. A new study by Northwestern University has ... Read more...

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Snoring pregnant women ‘at increased gestational diabetes risk’


June 11th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Pregnant women who snore are more likely to develop gestational diabetes - a condition than can cause health problems for the mother and baby.The study from researchers at ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep linked to high, worsening BP in middle age


June 9th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that middle-aged adults who sleep fewer hours are more likely to have high blood pressure and to experience adverse changes in blood pressure ... Read more...

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Low lead levels in early childhood linked to hypertension in later life


April 17th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Researchers from State University of New York have found that low levels of lead found in the blood during early childhood can increase a child's risk of developing ... Read more...

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Smoke from cigarettes, cooking oil, wood harms cardiovascular system


April 17th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Only 10 minutes exposure of small doses of second-hand tobacco smoke or smoke from cooking oil and wood could adversely affect the cardiovascular function in both men and ... Read more...

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Sex, masturbation may be best bet to ease pesky hay fever symptoms


April 6th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): Masturbating or having sex may help men suffering from hay fever clear those bunged noses, say scientists.Sina Zarrintan, a neurologist from the Tabriz Medical University in Iran, ... Read more...

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Masturbation may be the best treatment for nasal congestion


April 1st, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): Masturbating or having sex may help men suffering from hay fever clear those bunged noses, say scientists.Sina Zarrintan, a neurologist from the Tabriz Medical University in Iran, ... Read more...

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Fat cells interaction with brain may cast light on weight shedding process


February 6th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Georgia State University researchers have discovered that fat cells in the body work in the same fashion as a thermostat regulates temperature inside a housegiving feedback to ... Read more...

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Cold weather may raise blood pressure in elderly


January 13th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Cold weather may increase older adults'' blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has shown that blood pressure changes with the seasons, but few studies have ... Read more...

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Protein behind hearts ”tick-tock” identified


December 3rd, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A team of American researchers has identified a protein that plays a key role in the daily rise and fall of blood pressure and heart rate, leading ... Read more...

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Psychosocial issues may impact HIV/AIDS treatment outcomes


June 19th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Psychosocial factors such as stress, depression and trauma can have a significant impact on the treatment outcomes of people infected with HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher from ... Read more...

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Scientists identify potential new neuronal tumour suppressor


March 18th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists at Dana Farber Cancer Institute have identified a potential new neuronal tumour suppressor.It has been suspected for decades that the short arm of chromosome 1 harboured ... Read more...

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A heart-healthy diet may be good for the prostate


February 14th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A heart-healthy diet, and even moderate alcohol intake, may help decrease the risk of prostate problems in men, a new study has found. The study showed that a high-fat ... Read more...

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One drink of alcohol, wine relaxes heart but two drinks may do harm


February 13th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): One drink of alcohol or red wine is good for your heart and blood vessels. However, two drinks undo all the good work.The research was a real-time study ... Read more...

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