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US obesity epidemic shows perils to health reform

February 23, 2015 8:10:03 pm

The health insurance policies of the US are bearing the brunt from the obesity epidemic that is spreading across the country.

Cleaner air equals longer lives: Study

January 22, 2009 10:41:58 am

Dramatic improvements in US air quality over the last two decades have added 21 weeks to the life of the average American.

Kolkata takes the lead in preserving umbilical cord blood

January 21, 2009 3:32:20 pm

Umbilical cord blood is the richest source of adult stem cells which is collected,processed and cryogenically stored for future use to treat life-threatening diseases.

Physical activity in school helps even with no weight loss

January 21, 2009 3:19:15 pm

School-based physical activity have positive outcomes despite having little effect on children’s weight or the amount of exercise they do outside of school.

Abnormal heart function reduces exercise capacity

January 21, 2009 2:27:47 pm

The researchers conducted a study to examine the relationship between left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity.

Drinking in pregnancy’s initial stage ’causes’ premature birth

January 21, 2009 2:08:54 pm

Drinking as little as five goblets of wine a week in the first three months of pregnancy can raise the risk of a premature birth even if you stop later.

A credit card-sized tool to diagnose malaria

January 21, 2009 1:56:21 pm

The novel tool is so small that it can be easily slipped into a wallet,and can work even when taken out months later.

Lottery doesn’t guarantee long-term wealth or good health

January 21, 2009 12:35:14 pm

If you believe that winning a lottery would ensure financial comfort and good health,you need to think again,for a new study has found the contrary.

Gene breakthrough to pave way for nicotine-free cigarette

January 21, 2009 12:13:44 pm

Scientists have made a gene-related breakthrough which they claim could soon pave the way for nicotine-free cigarettes.

Negative results of clinical trials don’t always get published

February 24, 2015 2:19:11 pm

Trials showing a positive treatment or with striking findings easily make it to scientific journals,not so for those with negative findings.

Supplements help prevent muscle wasting: Study

January 21, 2009 10:56:42 am

Children in Niger who got a daily nutritional supplement for three months were less likely to have muscles eaten away by ‘wasting syndrome’.

Needles,not technique,may be acupuncture key

February 24, 2015 12:46:18 pm

Acupuncture prevents headaches and migraines but faked treatments when needles are incorrectly inserted appear to work nearly as well.

Relaxation ‘helps in maintaining weight’

January 20, 2009 2:33:24 pm

Obese women have a better chance of maintaining a healthy weight if they incorporate a little relaxation into their lifestyle.

Mutation in a gene can lead to heart attack: Scientists

January 20, 2009 1:13:50 pm

Mutation in the genes involved in maintaining the structure of cardiac muscle can lead to a sudden cardiac arrest,says a study.

Why men can resist sinful savouries better than women

January 20, 2009 12:07:14 pm

Researchers have found out why weight loss and staying off food is so much more harder for women than it is for men.

Go to a party to cut dementia risk: Study

January 20, 2009 11:24:23 am

Socially active people who were not easily stressed had a half the risk of developing dementia than people who were isolated and prone to distress.

Study doubts heart disease genetic testing value

January 20, 2009 11:21:51 am

A study casts doubt on the value of testing for a certain genetic trait linked to heart disease to predict one's chances of illness.

Domestic violence victims display distinct facial injuries

January 20, 2009 11:02:20 am

Facial injury patterns in victims of intimate partner violence are different than that of females with facial trauma from other causes.

Uttar Pradesh has highest maternal mortality: Unicef

January 20, 2009 10:32:10 am

The high rate of maternal mortality in India is not evenly spread with UP reporting the maximum number of deaths and Kerala the least.

Drugs used in medicines for babies are risky: UK expert

January 20, 2009 10:25:23 am

The study led by Dr Hitesh Pandya documents the non-drug ingredients present in liquid medicines given to premature infants as part of their medical care.

Horse riding eases back pain,boosts confidence

January 19, 2009 12:33:39 pm

Riding on horseback not only eases back pain,but also boosts the rider’s confidence and emotional well being,a new study says.

‘India may have 60 pc of the world’s heart patients by 2010’

January 19, 2009 11:21:07 am

Almost 1% of world population carries a genetic mutation causing heart problems,while in India the mutation reaches a frequency of 4%.

Water pollution linked to male fertility problems

January 19, 2009 10:57:13 am

A collaborative study has lent more force to the suggestion that water pollution is triggering male fertility problems.

UK firm to launch pioneering stem cell trial

January 19, 2009 10:41:34 am

A British biotechnology company is to launch a clinical trial to assess whether stem cell therapy can help patients left disabled by stroke.

Females trying to lose weight should copy males: Expert

January 19, 2009 10:10:34 am

An exercise expert has advised females trying to lose weight to ape males to build a muscular body that can help to shed weight more effectively.