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New heart study finding predicts future risk for cardiac patients

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:18

Washington, D. C. Aug. 31 - A new study has found that the heart's small left ventricle with thick walls, can be the strongest predictor of morphologic remodeling, which is most likely to be considered a first step towards heart failure in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease.

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`Mixed depression` patients at higher risk committing suicide

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:02

Washington D. C., Aug 30 - A new study has claimed that patients who suffering from mixed depression are at a higher risk committing suicide.

Researchers evaluated 2811 patients suffering from depression, out of which, 628 had already attempted suicide. Each patient was interviewed by a psychiatrist as if it were a standard evaluation of a mentally-ill patient.

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Strollers can make your kids sedentary and fat, says study

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:17

Toronto, Aug 28 - A new study has found that strollers can enable inactive behavior in children and contribute to childhood obesity.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has advised parents to reduce the amount of time their children spend in strollers.

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Stressed? Start colouring to reduce anxiety

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:49

Ottawa, Aug 28 - Are you unable to cope with stress? Well, its time you start colouring, as it can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Many book stores, departmental chains and even airport gift shops are selling colouring books for adults as a way to destress, relax and calm the mind and body, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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How texting can help diabetics manage insulin doses

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:40

Washington D. C., Aug 28 - A new study has revealed that texting can help diabetics with low-income to manage their insulin doses.

New York City's Bellevue Hospital's Diabetes Program researchers designed 'Mobile Insulin Titration Intervention,' with the aim of helping patients remotely manage their insulin doses, the iHealthBeat reported.

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Bottle of water before meals could help in lose weight

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:26

Washington D.C., Aug 27 - A new study claims that drinking a bottle of water before meals could help obese adults in reducing weight.

University of Birmingham researchers believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial.

In the study, obese adult participants were recruited from general practices and monitored over a 12 week period.

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Dementia sufferers may have memory impairment up to 3 yrs before onset of disease

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:09

Washington D.C., Aug 27 - A new study has revealed that people who suffer from dementia may start to lose their memory up to three years before disease takes hold.

Author Robert S. Wilson of the Rush University Medical Center said that their findings suggested that unawareness of one's memory problems was an inevitable feature of late-life dementia, driven by a buildup of dementia- related changes in the brain.

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Omega-3 supplements have no effect on cognitive decline

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:43

Washington D. C., Aug 26 - A new study has claimed that a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids has no effect on cognitive decline in older persons.

Researcher Emily Chew of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said they did not see any benefit of Omega-3 supplements for stopping cognitive decline.

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How nature can help you to attain better sleep

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:36

Washington. D. C. Aug. 25 - A new study has found that closer the older people will be to nature, better will be their sleep.

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Women more stressful if working in male-dominated workplaces

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:12

Washington D. C., Aug 25 - A new research has revealed that women who work in highly male-dominated occupations are more likely to experience high levels of interpersonal, workplace stress.

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Physician`s starring role key to weight loss: John Hopkins

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 06:58

Washington D. C., Aug 22 - Want to drop those extra pounds? It's time to consult your doctor as a new study has revealed that physician's support is the key to successful weight loss.

Johns Hopkins researchers have said that their findings could inform the development of weight loss programs that give primary care physicians a starring role.

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Psychopaths less likely to catch 'contagious yawn'

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:15

Washington D. C., Aug 21 - A new study claims that people with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch an 'infectious yawn' than empathetic folks.

Baylor University researchers said that yawning after spotting someone else's yawn was associated with empathy and bonding, and 'catching' yawns happened with many social mammals, among them humans, chimpanzees and dogs.

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E-cigarette vapor can reduce cough reflex sensitivity

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:00

Washington D. C., Aug 21 - A new study has claimed that single use of an e-cigarette can diminish the sensitivity of cough reflex.

In the study, American College of Chest Physicians researchers tested 30 adult non-smokers with no history of asthma or respiratory diseases, and used cough tests to determine how e-cigarettes affect the cough reflex.

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Health before wealth: Study links working long hours to heart strokes

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:25

Washington DC, Aug 20 - Working extra hours in office? Well it's time to take a pause for a cause as a new study has linked working long hours to greater risk of coronary heart disease or a stroke.

In the study, researchers analysed data from 25 studies involving 6,03,838 men and women from Europe, the USA, and Australia who were followed for an average of 8.5 years.

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Shorter women have higher risk of pre-term birth: Study

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:30

Washington DC, Aug. 19 - A new study claims that shorter women may have a higher risk of pre-term birth.

According to researcher at the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center, women who are short in height have shorter pregnancies, smaller babies, and higher risk for a preterm birth.

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Quality romantic relationships linked to less psycho-social difficulties

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:43

Washington DC, Aug 19 - A new study suggests that high-quality romantic relationships are associated with fewer psycho-social difficulties in adolescence and young adulthood.

The authors were interested in learning that when in youth's development the quality of a romantic relationship begins to be protective.

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Plug into music you like for early recovery from surgery, says UK study

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:22

Washington, Aug. 17 - A new study suggests that listening to music before, during and after surgery could reduce pain and anxiety.

A Brunel University and Queen Mary University of London research team analysed 72 trials involving nearly 7000 patients and found that patients were significantly less anxious after surgery and reported significantly more satisfaction after listening to music.

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New potential treatments may soon help people with cognitive diseases

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:50

Washington DC, Aug 16 - New findings by medical researchers have revealed potential new treatments which could help people with cognitive diseases.

In the study, the researchers altered a gene in mice to inhibit the activity of an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-4B (PDE4B), which is present in many organs of the vertebrate body, including the brain.

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Vitamin D in obese teens could cause health complications, claims Indian researcher

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:28

Washington D C, Aug. 15 - In a new study, researchers have suggested that prescribing overweight teens with Vitamin D could lead to health complications.

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Low-fat diet better than low-carb one in losing weight

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 14:14

Washington DC, Aug 14 : A new study has suggested that cutting dietary fat is more helpful in losing weight more than narrowing the carbs.

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