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Physical activity in school helps even with no weight loss

January 21, 2009 15:19 IST

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 14:27 IST

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 14:08 IST

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 13:56 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 14:19 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 14:33 IST

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 13:13 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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 IST

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.

‘Miracle’ baby born with a foot in the brain

January 15, 2009 10:45 IST

Doctors operating on a baby’s tumour were shocked to find a fully developed foot in his brain.

Low blood oxygen on Everest offers treatment hope

January 8, 2009 11:09 IST

A team of British doctors conducting experiments in the 'Death Zone' of Mt. Everest has recorded the lowest levels of blood oxygen in humans,far below those of critically ill patients.

Kids of pregnant smokers ‘likely to be aggressive’

January 7, 2009 10:53 IST

Pregnant women who smoke risk delivering aggressive kids,according to a new Canada-Netherlands study.