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Sleep changes could mean brain loss
Mon, 02 May 2011 10:06:15 GMT
Whether you find yourself sleeping much less or much more as you reach your middle ages, it could indicate that your brain is ageing prematurely.
Being tall, obese increase blood clot risk
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:46:27 GMT
Being tall and obese appears to increase the risk of developing potentially dangerous blood clots in the deep veins, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), especially in men.
Vit D def severs breast cancer outcome
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:32:51 GMT
Breast cancer patients with low blood levels of vitamin D may suffer from more aggressive form of the tumor which poorly responds to treatment, a new study suggests.
Acupuncture to treat lazy eye
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:11:35 GMT
Acupuncture may increase the effectiveness of wearing corrective glasses in children suffering from amblyopia, or lazy eye, a new study suggests.
Stillbirth, passive smoking linked
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:45:29 GMT
Chronic exposure to tobacco places expectant mothers at an increased risk of having a stillbirth or babies with low birth weight or small heads, a new study finds.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:49:22 GMT
'Prescription drug abuse on rise in US'
The proportion of US citizens abusing prescription drugs has significantly soared, as law enforcement agencies urge Americans to dispose of unused medicines, a study shows.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:04:24 GMT
Minister hails Iran's health achievements
Iranian Health Minister Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi has hailed the country's achievements in healthcare and called for cooperation between Iran and Russia in the field.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:54:04 GMT
Caregivers experience more depression
One in every four people taking care of sick or aging relatives may experience symptoms of depression, a figure far higher than the US population in general.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:40:01 GMT
Botox may affect communication skills
Injecting Botox may affect the consumer's ability not only to express her feelings but also to read others emotions and communicate with them, a new study reveals.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:26:13 GMT
Acupuncture eases cancer treatment
Acupuncture might reduce the frequency of hot flashes that recurrently appear due to the effects of the hormones used for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:18:50 GMT
Morning heart attacks more serious
Heart attacks which happen in the morning are associated with more serious conditions compared to those occurring later in the day, a new study says.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:12:39 GMT
Iran exports medicines to 30 countries
Head of Iran Pharmaceutical Union says the Islamic Republic exports about $100 million worth of medicines to 30 countries per year.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:44:55 GMT
Learning music good for aging brains
Elderly individuals who have more than 10 years of experience with a musical instrument show a better brain function comparing to their peers.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:43:41 GMT
Tai Chi beneficial to heart patients
Tai Chi meditative exercises may improve quality of life, mood and self-efficacy in patients with chronic heart failure, a new study says.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:20:53 GMT
Healthy diet may repair kidney damage
A ketogenic diet high in fat and low in carbohydrate may help reverse the kidney damages in patients suffering diabetes, a new study suggests.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:02 GMT
Painkillers cut antidepressants efficacy
Some of the common painkillers such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen may negatively affect the efficacy of the SSRIs, the most widely used antidepressants.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:38:21 GMT
Hot bath, heart arrest linked
Taking a hot bath on a cold day may slightly increase the risk of experiencing cardiac arrests, a Japanese study says.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:21:22 GMT
Babies' fussiness linked to ADHD risk
Babies who cry excessively and have more sleeping and feeding difficulties may have a higher risk of showing behavioral problems during childhood.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:09:17 GMT
Pesticide exposure in womb affects IQ
Children exposed to pesticides in the womb are more likely to have significant lower attention and memory at school age compared to babies with no exposure, new studies show.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:49:13 GMT
New OCP pills increase blood clot risk
The new generation of oral contraceptive (OCP) pills may increase the risk of developing blood clots in women than the classical tablets, new studies show.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:19:28 GMT
Pregnant mom's diet causes kids obesity
Expecting mother's diet may affect the DNA of the unborn and place him/her at an increased risk of developing obesity later on in life.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:03:45 GMT
Quitting tobacco lowers kidney cancer
People who are highly addicted to tobacco are at a higher risk of developing kidney cancer, particularly the more aggressive ones.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:35:51 GMT
Watching too much TV harms kid's heart
Children as young as six who watch too much TV are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes later on in life.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:56:09 GMT
Prematurity ups ADHD risk
Babies who are born prematurely are placed at an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their school years.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:55:06 GMT
Teens with chronic fatigue pay big toll
Although chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) rarely occurs in adolescents, it would make the affected ones pay a heavy toll, including long school absence.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:29:15 GMT
Hospital may affect seniors' memory
Hospitalization may cause temporary memory loss in the elderly, making it difficult for them to remember and follow discharge instructions, a new study says.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:00:16 GMT
Low blood sugar ups death risk in elders
Older diabetics who manage their blood sugar better are at a reduced risk of dying due to complications in comparison to those patients with low glucose levels.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 07:51:49 GMT
Rapid weight loss confuses wrestlers
Rapid weight loss in the days prior to wrestling matches does not affect the strength of wrestlers but may cause them to experience mental confusion, says a new study.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:46:42 GMT
Electric brain cancer treatment approved
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new noninvasive device that uses electrical energy for treatment of a deadly type of brain cancer.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:25:55 GMT
New treatment for urinary infections
Probiotic bacteria could be used in the prevention and treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) in women, a new study suggests.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:56:10 GMT
'Alcoholic parents lead kids to drinking'
Children of parents who have an alcohol use disorder (AUD) are at a considerably higher risk of developing alcoholism later in life, a study shows.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:53:56 GMT
Inability to spot sarcasm; dementia linked
People who have lost their ability to tell when someone is lying or can't detect lies and sarcasm in a conversation may be showing the first signs of dementia.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:00:50 GMT
Autism, epilepsy together up death risk
Individuals suffering from both autism and epilepsy are placed at a greater risk of dying than those who have autism alone, a new study finds.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:25:02 GMT
Pancreatic cancer vaccine underway
UK Scientists are testing a new vaccine for treating pancreatic cancer in more than 1000 patients suffering from advanced forms of the disease.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:09:04 GMT
Blood test predicts skin cancer spread
High blood levels of seven proteins can predict the spread of melanoma, the most invasive and the deadliest form of skin cancer, a new study says.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:30:09 GMT
Alcohol, energy drinks risky together
Drinking alcohol and energy drinks together causes not only alcohol toxicity but also a risky mental state of reduced impulse control, and enhanced stimulation.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:08:59 GMT
Over half of Americans take supplements
More Than half of American adults take multivitamins and other dietary supplements, according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:30:36 GMT
Losing extra weight helps memory
Weight loss may lower the overweight and obese people's greater risk for memory problems and other cognitive disabilities, a study shows.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:00:39 GMT
Half of global stillbirths preventable
About 2.6 million stillbirths occur every year in the world, mostly in developing countries, while half of the cases could be prevented by providing better health care for the mothers.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:40:27 GMT
Daily apple boosts heart health
Eating apples every day may decrease the level of bad cholesterol and help prevent cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:24:10 GMT
Fish oil may lower postnatal depression
Consuming foods or supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy may lower the risk of developing symptoms of postpartum (after childbirth) depression.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:52:45 GMT
Braids, weaves may cause balding
About 30 percent of middle-aged black women suffer from baldness, scarring in the center of their scalps, possibly because braids and weaves pull their hair too tight.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:07:33 GMT
Doctors act risky on their own treatment
Physicians usually do not follow their own recommendations and choose risky treatments instead when confronting with the same scenario themselves.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:28:25 GMT
UN urges action on reproductive health
The United Nations population fund has urged Member States and partners to take quick action to facilitate universal access to reproductive health.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:59:11 GMT
Blueberries may inhibit obesity
A new study has showed that a group of compounds found in Blueberries may fight obesity by inhibiting the formation of fat in body tissues.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:10:17 GMT
Vitamin D lowers vision loss risk
Taking vitamin D could reduce the risk for the early onset of age-related vision loss known as macular degeneration (AMD) in women younger than 75.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:19:30 GMT
Green tea, Tai chi help bone health
Drinking green tea regularly and practicing Chinese martial art improves bone strength and reduces inflammation in postmenopausal women.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:17:09 GMT
New technique helps mapping the brain
Scientists have moved closer to make a computer model of the brain by developing a technique to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells for the first time.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:06:24 GMT
Chinese milk intentionally poisoned
Police have found that nitrite-tainted milk that killed three children and sickened 36 people in northwest China was deliberately poisoned.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:04:59 GMT
Many lung cancer patients smoke
About 18 percent of lung cancer victims and their family caregivers do not stop smoking despite that the habit may jeopardize recovery and deteriorate their conditions.
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 10:10:17 GMT
Unemployment linked to early deaths
A new study suggests that having a proper job directly affects an individual's health and that unemployment increases the risk of dying prematurely, especially in men.
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:07:10 GMT
Video games may help stroke patients
Playing video games in addition to regular therapy may help patients who have had a stroke regain their upper arm strength and movement.
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 07:36:24 GMT
Pollution causes brain damage in mice
A new study has found an association between exposure to air pollution and development of brain damage in mice, causing signs such as memory loss.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:44:49 GMT
'Vegetarian diet cuts cataracts risk'
People who follow vegetarian diet may experience a lower risk of developing cataracts than those who usually eat more meat and fewer vegetables.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:36:10 GMT
New drug to treat restless legs
The Food and Drug administration (FDA) has approved gabapentin as a new medication for treatment of nightly disturbing condition called restless leg syndrome (RLS).
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:25:31 GMT
'Caffeine addiction linked to genes'
Scientists have found that two genes involved in the breakdown of caffeine in the liver are associated with the amount of caffeine people consume.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:11:25 GMT
'Alcohol increases risk of cancer'
About 10 percent of all cancers cases in men and 3 percent in women in western European countries are associated with drinking too much alcohol, a study shows.
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:20:57 GMT
'Superbug' bacteria found in New Delhi
A new strain of bacteria which is resistant to almost all antibiotics has been found in drinking water and water pools outside the Indian capital city of New Delhi.
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:17:01 GMT
Strawberries may help prevent cancer
Eating freeze-dried strawberries may help people at risk of esophageal cancer prevent the disease, a new preliminary study suggests.
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:05:45 GMT
Hormone gel lowers preterm births
Safe and relatively inexpensive progesterone hormone gel may significantly reduce the risk of early preterm birth in some high-risk pregnant women.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:24:15 GMT
Infant death higher in obese mothers
Babies born to mothers who are obese during early pregnancy are at a significantly higher risk of dying in the first year of their life, a new study suggests.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:10:45 GMT
UN raises alarm on antibiotic resistance
The UN secretary general has warned against antimicrobial resistance, stressing the need for the 'urgent' addressing of the issue through concerted international efforts.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:50:53 GMT
Estrogen HRT less risky than thought
A new study indicates that for women with a prior hysterectomy, taking estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms may be safer in their 50s than had been previously thought.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:36:50 GMT
Meditation cuts physical anguish
Brain scan study has unveiled mechanisms and paths that the ancient relaxation and meditation techniques activate the brain to control pain.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 06:34:08 GMT
Aspirin may lower pancreatic cancer risk
Taking a tablet of aspirin even once per month, whether low-dose or full strength, appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
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