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Large waist may boost heart failure risk

April 8, 2009 10:07:58 am

Both body mass index (BMI) and waist size influence a person's risk of being hospitalized with heart failure or dying of the condition.

Now,a spray to help men ‘with premature ejaculation’

April 7, 2009 5:35:21 pm

Having problems in bed? Fret not,for researchers have developed a spray which can help men with premature ejaculation problems.

Cardiac diseases will be major cause of death by 2020

April 7, 2009 4:27:45 pm

Although the natural calamities and other emergency situations on the rise,India is yet to have satisfactory emergency medical system,a senior government official said.

Acupuncture not helpful for menopausal hot flushes

April 7, 2009 3:53:42 pm

Acupuncture may not help relieve hot flushes in women undergoing menopause,a review of past studies involving the practice has shown.

Women better sniffers than men on body odour

April 7, 2009 3:44:38 pm

It is quite difficult to block a woman's awareness of body odour. In contrast,it seems rather easy to do so in men,said a researcher.

Quality single embryo must in IVF for future babies

April 7, 2009 2:30:07 pm

To ensure healthy future babies produced through IVF,it is important to maintain quality and number of the embryo impregnated at a time.

Travel remains top passion for Asia’s high-flyers

April 7, 2009 12:57:57 pm

Travel is the not-so-guilty passion of Asia's top money earners with people from Hong Kong and India most likely to go on a weekend get-away.

A way ‘to stop patients rejecting organ transplants’

April 7, 2009 12:06:51 pm

Scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough which could stop patients rejecting organ transplants,without using immunosuppressants.

New Oxford research on Alzheimers risk to young adults

April 7, 2009 11:11:23 am

Young adults with a genetic variant that raises their risk of developing Alzheimers disease show changes in their brain activity decades before any symptoms might arise.

Shy smiles,small talk doesn’t cut ice with guys: Study

April 6, 2009 9:32:11 pm

The research suggests that simple lines,such as 'Fancy dinner?' or 'What are you up to tonight? or 'Can I give you my number?' avoid confusion and thus have more success.

WHO guidelines a failure in Indian context

April 6, 2009 4:45:42 pm

WHO guidelines for the treatment of CNS tuberculosis have turned out to be a complete failure in the Indian context.

Stilettos may increase risk of acute,chronic problems

April 6, 2009 12:43:37 pm

Shortening of the Achilles tendon,heel pain,pain in the balls of the feet,bunions,calluses,soft corns between the toes,fractures,and sprains have become quite common.

Broccoli sprouts may help prevent stomach cancer

April 6, 2009 12:25:54 pm

Three-day-old broccoli sprouts,could prevent stomach cancer by suppressing Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections,according to a new study.

Banana may reduce sleep apnoea sufferers’ choking risk

April 6, 2009 12:10:00 pm

Obstructive sleep apnoea sufferers experience recurrent choking when the throat closes during sleep. Therefore,it is a potentially life-threatening disorder.

How scratching curbs itching

April 6, 2009 11:01:20 am

Itching brings the urge to scratch,which always works wonders,but not much is known about the physiological mechanisms behind this phenomenon.

Adoption preferences differ for gays,straights

April 3, 2009 3:01:20 pm

A study says gay men are more likely to have a gender preference for their adopted child whereas heterosexual men are the least likely.

Maternal smoking ‘could kill babies’

April 3, 2009 2:39:32 pm

A new study says that maternal smoking impairs the arousal ability of babies and increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Beverage consumption bigger factor in weight loss: Study

April 3, 2009 12:56:27 pm

Desperate to shed flab? A new study says that beverage consumption is actually a bigger factor when it comes to weight loss.

Blood protein ‘may hold key to preventing tumour growth’

April 3, 2009 12:44:37 pm

Researchers have identified a protein that can help in shutting down blood vessel growth,which could inhibit tumour growth in cancer patients.

A revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure?

April 2, 2009 3:36:05 pm

Scientists have developed a 'world-first' treatment to lower high blood pressure and risk of sudden death,a finding they claim could revolutionise treatment for hypertension.

Screening can reduce prostate cancer: Cambridge study

April 2, 2009 2:41:18 pm

Screening for prostate cancer using prostate specific antigen (PSA) would lead to a reduction in advanced stage prostate cancer by up to 54 per cent.

Female doctors more caring to depression patients than male

April 2, 2009 12:41:50 pm

Female doctors are more caring while treating patients suffering from depression,a new Australian study has found.

Marijuana component has anti-cancer properties: Study

April 2, 2009 11:30:16 am

Infamous for being a narcotic agent,marijuana also has anti-cancer properties which could be used to treat malignant cells in the brain,a new study has claimed.

Stem cell study launched for acute brain-stroke patients

April 1, 2009 3:43:53 pm

Doctors in the US have launched an experimental study to therapeutically treat acute brain-stroke patients with their own stem cells.

Sleep problems may up suicide risk,study finds

April 1, 2009 11:15:40 am

People who suffer chronic sleep problems are more likely to think about suicide or actually try to kill themselves,researchers said.