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Smoking in pregnancy cuts blood flow to foetus

February 4, 2009 12:27:45 pm

Smoking during pregnancy reduces blood flow to the developing foetus and,in turn,retards growth,new research suggests.

Women’s heart rate helps detect health risks

February 4, 2009 12:04:26 pm

Measuring a woman's heart rate at rest can help predict her risk of heart attack or dying from heart disease,researchers have said.

India to study neurological impairment of HIV infected

February 4, 2009 10:08:33 am

Experts at Pune's National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) have planned a study to find the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment in HIV infected individuals.

Vanaspati,cooking oil in market unfit for consumption: CSE

February 3, 2009 4:54:15 pm

A study by CSE revealed that most oil brands and almost all vanaspati brands are unfit for consumption owing to high trans fatty acid contents.

Scientists discover new way ‘to starve out malaria’

February 3, 2009 3:59:06 pm

Researchers have developed a way to starve out malaria parasites by targeting a digestive enzyme that the disease needs to feed on blood cells.

Doctors surgically remove kidney through donor’s vagina

February 3, 2009 3:37:12 pm

Doctors in US have removed a healthy kidney through a small incision at the back of the donor's vagina 'to reduce the patient's pain'.

Too much TV time increases depression risk among teens

February 3, 2009 12:20:40 pm

Too much exposure to television and other electronic media during adolescence might lead to depression in young adulthood,especially among men.

Teens who hang out with pals a lot likelier to use marijuana

February 3, 2009 12:07:29 pm

Long-term cannabis use can have detrimental effects like poor academic performance and failure to complete schooling.

Mental illness alone not a trigger for violence

February 3, 2009 11:35:48 am

Severe mental illness and major depression do not make a person more violent than others but adding substance abuse does,researchers said.

Hormone may predict postpartum depression: Study

February 3, 2009 11:18:30 am

Spiking and sinking levels of a hormone that prepares a pregnant woman for childbirth may hold the key to why some women suffer postpartum depression.

New AIDS approach disrupts patient’s DNA

February 3, 2009 11:02:45 am

The approach is based on research that has long shown that people with a certain mutation in a gene resist infection with AIDS virus.

Heavy earrings ‘can damage ears’

February 2, 2009 5:16:54 pm

The long-swinging massive hoops and chandelier earrings may well make the fashion victims out of ears,doctors have warned.

People are what their parents ate: Study

February 2, 2009 5:06:01 pm

Researchers have found that human cells have the ability to 'remember' and could replicate effects of a poor diet for weeks,months,and even generations.

Leprosy ratio high in western Maharashtra: Survey

February 2, 2009 4:58:14 pm

A recent survey has revealed a prevalence rate three to nine times than the reported figure in certain defined areas of Western Maharashtra.

A breast cancer test ‘to predict recovery chances’

February 2, 2009 4:41:48 pm

Scientists have developed what they claim is a pioneering test that can help predict a breast cancer sufferer's chance of recovery with 80 per cent accuracy.

Oz parents to be held responsible for their kid’s obesity

February 2, 2009 4:35:29 pm

Parents,who let their child grow obese,should be forced to sign 'responsibility contracts' to manage their kid's health,suggested experts.

Compulsory rural posting for doctors from 2010

January 31, 2009 2:50:52 pm

The proposal for compulsory rural posting of doctors after completing their MBBS would be implemented from next year.

Why some people are healthy despite being fat

January 30, 2009 12:25:35 pm

Researchers have identified a protein that may help explain why some people are healthy despite being obese.

Genetic defect behind 10% sudden cardiac deaths

January 30, 2009 11:07:23 am

A group of scientists have found that about 20 per cent of sudden cardiac deaths in young people occur due to a cardiac gene defect.

Tadpoles ‘could prevent skin cancer’

January 30, 2009 10:32:01 am

A team at the University of East Anglia has identified a compound which blocks the movement of the pigment cells that give the tadpoles their distinctive markings.

Lowly worm offers new clues on stroke,heart drugs

January 30, 2009 10:22:58 am

Worms that can survive with almost no oxygen are teaching scientists how to rescue oxygen-starved cells in humans who suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Stem cell transplants show promise for multiple sclerosis

January 30, 2009 9:55:33 am

US researchers have reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in early stage patients by using bone marrow stem cell transplants to reset the immune system.

Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine

January 29, 2009 4:16:33 pm

Researchers in Japan said they had developed a flu vaccine that works against multiple viruses and could prevent a deadly pandemic of bird flu mutations.

Diabetes can be curbed by lifestyle modifications

January 29, 2009 2:44:12 pm

The alarming incidence of diabetes in India can be curbed by lifestyle modification measures and dietary changes,leading endocrinologist has said.

Parent’s tobacco use influences teens’ smoking

January 29, 2009 12:41:11 pm

The effect is particularly strong if young people are exposed to a parent's tobacco use before their teen years,research said.

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