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Belly fat makes breathing hard: Study

March 6, 2009 11:11:27 am

Carrying excess weight around the middle can impair lung function,adding to a long list of health problems associated with belly fat,French researchers said.

A bad marriage raises cardiac risk in women

March 5, 2009 11:44:32 am

Women in strained marriages are more likely than other wives to have high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease.

Elderly control emotions better than young adults

March 5, 2009 11:25:11 am

While regulating a feeling of disgust,elderly carry out memory-intensive tasks better than young adults,says a new study.

Depression ups heart disease risk more than genetics

March 5, 2009 11:11:09 am

Men with depression are twice as likely to develop heart disease with the passing years,compared to those without history of depression.

Mobile while travelling dangerous for drivers,pedestrians

March 5, 2009 10:44:08 am

Whether travellers use the phone while driving or while walking,it is increasing the deaths of pedestrians as well drivers and passengers,studies show.

We’re friendlier ‘to people who resemble us’

March 4, 2009 3:40:19 pm

People are more naturally drawn to people who look like them than their own relatives – if the resemblance was too strong.

Teens respond positively to parents’ ‘no smoking’ advice

March 4, 2009 2:26:29 pm

Teenagers are more positive today towards parents’ attempts to discourage them from smoking,regardless of whether or not they smoked,than in the past.

Healthy diet can offset ‘obesity gene’ in kids

March 4, 2009 2:20:14 pm

Eating a low energy density diet can offset the influence of a gene strongly associated with obesity in children,according to new research.

Gifted kids shape their personalities as per social stigma

March 4, 2009 1:19:27 pm

These kids know from a young age what they want to be when they grow up,but when asked why they made those choices they cannot explain.

Gene involved in pancreatic cancer ‘identified’

March 4, 2009 12:58:39 pm

A research team has pinpointed the gene called ATDC,which is overexpressed in 90 per cent of pancreatic cancers,the 'Cancer Cell' journal reported.

Obesity can affect women’s fertility

March 4, 2009 11:17:31 am

Women who are fat have alterations in their ovaries which might be responsible for an egg’s inability to make an embryo,says a new study.

Alcohol on screen drives viewers to drink: Study

March 4, 2009 10:40:43 am

Watching films and ads in which alcohol features prominently drives people to immediately reach for the bottle themselves,researchers said.

Insulin trial in India shows promise in treating diabetes

March 3, 2009 1:39:58 pm

The trial has shown that using biphasic BIAsp 30 insulin can lead to significant clinical improvements and greater patient satisfaction.

Modern women ‘ignorant and ill-equipped’ on motherhood

March 3, 2009 1:28:04 pm

With more and more women moving long distances away from close family for work,many of them are ‘ignorant and ill-equipped’ to cope with pregnancy and childbirth.

Why women store fat more ‘efficiently’ than men

March 3, 2009 1:01:04 pm

A new study has shed light on a question that has perplexed women for generations – why they store fat more efficiently than men.

Vegetarian,vegan diets beneficial for pregnant mums

March 3, 2009 12:16:44 pm

'Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle,including during pregnancy,lactation,infancy,childhood,and adolescence.'

Smoking cessation drug helps reduce alcohol cravings

March 3, 2009 12:11:17 pm

The study led by researchers from Yale School of Medicine has shown that heavy-drinking smokers were much less likely to drink after taking the drug varenicline.

New vaccination type may provide instant immunity

March 3, 2009 11:42:45 am

A new vaccination method may be used to provide instantaneous protection against diseases caused by viruses and bacteria,cancers,and even virulent toxins.

Night-shift can make you obese,prone to heart disease

March 3, 2009 11:33:01 am

A study has revealed that it can make one obese because it slows down the natural metabolism,raising the risk of cardio-vascular disease and diabetes.

Viewing TV two hours a day ‘doubles asthma risk’

March 3, 2009 10:47:13 am

Young children who spend more than two hours glued to the TV every day double their risk of developing asthma,a study has found.

Hormone patch to perk up women’s sex drive ‘may not work’

March 3, 2009 10:39:08 am

Hormone patch designed to pep up a woman’s flagging sex drive after womb and ovary removal may not work,according to researchers.

Alcohol abuse may lead to depression: Study

March 3, 2009 9:51:51 am

Excessive alcohol drinking may increase the risk of depression,a long-term study conducted over 25 years has found.

Distracted kindergarteners become gamblers: Study

March 3, 2009 9:43:30 am

Children rated as impulsive in kindergarten appear more likely to begin gambling behaviours like playing cards or placing bets before they hit middle school.

Scientists on track of ‘spare part’ stem cell treatments

March 2, 2009 4:02:41 pm

Researchers are on track to develop wide-ranging 'spare part' stem cell treatments without having to destroy human embryos.

Vitamin B12 can prevent major birth defects

March 2, 2009 3:11:37 pm

Before becoming pregnant,women need to get enough vitamin B12 in addition to folic acid to cut their risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect.