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.

'Prescription drug abuse on rise in US'
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:49:22 GMT
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.

Minister hails Iran's health achievements
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:04:24 GMT
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.

Caregivers experience more depression
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:54:04 GMT
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.

Botox may affect communication skills
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:40:01 GMT
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.

Acupuncture eases cancer treatment
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:26:13 GMT
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.

Morning heart attacks more serious
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:18:50 GMT
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.

Iran exports medicines to 30 countries
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:12:39 GMT
Head of Iran Pharmaceutical Union says the Islamic Republic exports about $100 million worth of medicines to 30 countries per year.

Learning music good for aging brains
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:44:55 GMT
Elderly individuals who have more than 10 years of experience with a musical instrument show a better brain function comparing to their peers.

Tai Chi beneficial to heart patients
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:43:41 GMT
Tai Chi meditative exercises may improve quality of life, mood and self-efficacy in patients with chronic heart failure, a new study says.

Healthy diet may repair kidney damage
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:20:53 GMT
A ketogenic diet high in fat and low in carbohydrate may help reverse the kidney damages in patients suffering diabetes, a new study suggests.

Painkillers cut antidepressants efficacy
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:02 GMT
Some of the common painkillers such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen may negatively affect the efficacy of the SSRIs, the most widely used antidepressants.

Hot bath, heart arrest linked
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:38:21 GMT
Taking a hot bath on a cold day may slightly increase the risk of experiencing cardiac arrests, a Japanese study says.

Babies' fussiness linked to ADHD risk
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:21:22 GMT
Babies who cry excessively and have more sleeping and feeding difficulties may have a higher risk of showing behavioral problems during childhood.

Pesticide exposure in womb affects IQ
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:09:17 GMT
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.

New OCP pills increase blood clot risk
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:49:13 GMT
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.

Pregnant mom's diet causes kids obesity
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:19:28 GMT
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.

Quitting tobacco lowers kidney cancer
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:03:45 GMT
People who are highly addicted to tobacco are at a higher risk of developing kidney cancer, particularly the more aggressive ones.

Watching too much TV harms kid's heart
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:35:51 GMT
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.

Prematurity ups ADHD risk
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:56:09 GMT
Babies who are born prematurely are placed at an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their school years.

Teens with chronic fatigue pay big toll
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:55:06 GMT
Although chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) rarely occurs in adolescents, it would make the affected ones pay a heavy toll, including long school absence.

Hospital may affect seniors' memory
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:29:15 GMT
Hospitalization may cause temporary memory loss in the elderly, making it difficult for them to remember and follow discharge instructions, a new study says.

Low blood sugar ups death risk in elders
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:00:16 GMT
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.

Rapid weight loss confuses wrestlers
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 07:51:49 GMT
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.

Electric brain cancer treatment approved
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:46:42 GMT
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.

New treatment for urinary infections
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:25:55 GMT
Probiotic bacteria could be used in the prevention and treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) in women, a new study suggests.

'Alcoholic parents lead kids to drinking'
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:56:10 GMT
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.

Inability to spot sarcasm; dementia linked
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:53:56 GMT
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.

Autism, epilepsy together up death risk
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:00:50 GMT
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.

Pancreatic cancer vaccine underway
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:25:02 GMT
UK Scientists are testing a new vaccine for treating pancreatic cancer in more than 1000 patients suffering from advanced forms of the disease.

Blood test predicts skin cancer spread
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:09:04 GMT
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.

Alcohol, energy drinks risky together
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:30:09 GMT
Drinking alcohol and energy drinks together causes not only alcohol toxicity but also a risky mental state of reduced impulse control, and enhanced stimulation.

Over half of Americans take supplements
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:08:59 GMT
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).

Losing extra weight helps memory
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:30:36 GMT
Weight loss may lower the overweight and obese people's greater risk for memory problems and other cognitive disabilities, a study shows.

Half of global stillbirths preventable
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:00:39 GMT
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.

Daily apple boosts heart health
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:40:27 GMT
Eating apples every day may decrease the level of bad cholesterol and help prevent cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests.

Fish oil may lower postnatal depression
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:24:10 GMT
Consuming foods or supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy may lower the risk of developing symptoms of postpartum (after childbirth) depression.

Braids, weaves may cause balding
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:52:45 GMT
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.

Doctors act risky on their own treatment
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:07:33 GMT
Physicians usually do not follow their own recommendations and choose risky treatments instead when confronting with the same scenario themselves.

UN urges action on reproductive health
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:28:25 GMT
The United Nations population fund has urged Member States and partners to take quick action to facilitate universal access to reproductive health.

Blueberries may inhibit obesity
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:59:11 GMT
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.

Vitamin D lowers vision loss risk
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:10:17 GMT
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.

Green tea, Tai chi help bone health
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:19:30 GMT
Drinking green tea regularly and practicing Chinese martial art improves bone strength and reduces inflammation in postmenopausal women.

New technique helps mapping the brain
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:17:09 GMT
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.

Chinese milk intentionally poisoned
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:06:24 GMT
Police have found that nitrite-tainted milk that killed three children and sickened 36 people in northwest China was deliberately poisoned.

Many lung cancer patients smoke
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:04:59 GMT
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.

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