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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.

Want a good night’s sleep? Find the right partner

January 29, 2009 12:22:43 pm

Women who were happily married or in a good relationship reported better sleep at night,a new study has found.

Kidney donation appears safe in long term

January 29, 2009 12:06:21 pm

Carefully selected kidney donors can expect to live just as long as non-donors do and to experience no significant decline in kidney function.

More evidence pre-term birth tied to autism: Study

January 29, 2009 11:56:05 am

A US study looking at children born more than three months prematurely provided fresh evidence linking pre-term birth and autism.

Effects of concussion last decades,study suggests

January 29, 2009 11:39:09 am

A single concussion early in an athlete's career can take a toll on memory,attention and reaction time 30 years later.

Cured meats tied to childhood leukaemia risk

January 29, 2009 11:19:32 am

Children who regularly eat cured meats may have a heightened risk of leukaemia,while vegetables and soy products may help protect against cancer.

People buying ‘fake’ drugs online ‘may be funding terrorism’

January 28, 2009 4:26:34 pm

People buying ‘fake’ drugs on the Internet unknowingly could be supporting terrorism apart from risking their own lives.