London, September 17 : Many women are left emotional wrecks after failing on a diet and blame themselves rather than the unrealistic programme they were following, according to a study.
The study carried out by Natural Ketosis Company involved 501 women aged between 35 and 55 who were three stones or more overweight.
Ninety per cent blamed themselves for their weight.
London, Sept 16 : Researchers have developed a new drug that reduces the number of asthma attacks by more than a fifth - offering hope to hundreds of thousands of patients who suffer from the most severe form of the debilitating lung disease.
Trials on nearly 1,000 people with uncontrolled asthma showed the drug tiotropium taken through a mist inhaler opened constricted airways and appeared to improve lung function, the Daily Mail reported.
London, September 14 : A highly demanding job but having little control over it could be a deadly combination, a new study has revealed.
For the study, the researchers analysed existing studies covering nearly 200,000 people and found "job strain" was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease.
According to the study, the risk to the heart was much smaller than for smoking or not exercising.
London, September 12 : Chemicals or foods that raise estrogen levels during pregnancy may increase cancer risk in daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters, a new study has claimed.
London, September 12 : A simple eye test could help diagnose Alzheimer's years before any tell-tale symptoms, as scientists have found a genetic link between cataracts and the debilitating brain disease.
This follows previous findings that a toxic protein, that builds up in the brains of dementia patients causing confusion and memory loss also accumulates in the eyes, the Daily Express reported.
London, Sept 12 : Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by up to 80 percent, a new study has revealed.
Researchers said that long working hours could be condemning thousands of employees to heart attacks and strokes.
The warning follows analysis of 12 studies dating back as far as 1958, involving a total of 22,000 people from around the world.
London, September 10 : Scientists have discovered new potential targets for treating squamous cell lung cancer, which causes approximately 400,000 deaths per year worldwide.
Squamous cell lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer, ranking second only to lung adenocarcinoma in the number of deaths it causes.
London, September 8 : Separate family dinners and an obsession with fast food have led to a culture of obesity, a new study has revealed.
A newly published analysis found that 29 percent of poorly educated women in England and 27 percent of men are obese.
It gives England the fattest proportion of people in Europe from this background - more than twice as many as Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ireland.
London, September 7 : Millions of contact lens users are at the mercy of a bug that is found in tap water and nibbles through the eyeballs causing blindness, scientists have warned.
With the Acanthamoeba parasite also found in dust, sea, showers and swimming pools, millions of people are at risk of going blind worldwide.
London, September 7 : Women carrying a mutation in the BRCA1- or BRCA2- genes (which control the suppression of breast and ovarian cancer) who have undergone diagnostic radiation to the chest before the age of 30 are more likely to develop breast cancer than those who carry the gene mutation but who have not been exposed, a study has found.
London, September 7 : Being married helps patients with lung cancer live significantly longer than if they were single, according to a new research.
Similar benefit has been seen in other cancers, including those of the prostate, and head and neck, the independent reported.
Melbourne, September 6 : A French pharmaceutical giant has created a flashy gadget that hooks up to the iPhone to read the blood glucose levels of diabetics.
Sanofi will be releasing the iBGStar on Thursday to be sold in pharmacists across the country for 90 dollars, the Daily Telegraph reported.
London, September 3 : Scientists at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio claim discovery of a new compound, which they believe could one day cure Alzheimer's disease.
They hope the compound could help Alzheimer's sufferers regain their memory and other vital brain functions under a new treatment.
London, September 3 : AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities believe they have developed the first accurate computer simulation to explain effects of anti-HIV drugs.
To do so they collected data from thousands of tests of the antiviral activity of more than 20 commonly used anti-HIV drugs.
London, September 3 : Researchers have revealed several factors that could explain why children with asthma are at an increased risk of being bullied.
They highlighted the need for doctors to talk to children with asthma about bullying, as well as the impact the disease could be having in other areas of their life.
Washington, Sep 3 : Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense of smell lost since birth or owing to disease.
London, September 2 : Working out in a gym to look toned and muscle-bound could be a thing of past, as scientists in Australia have found that blocking a protein can promote muscle growth - without any exercise involved.
By blocking the function of Grb10 - nicknamed the ‘Hulk’ protein - while mice were in the womb, they were considerably stronger and more muscular at birth than normal mice, the researchers said.
Washington, September 2 : Two studies by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have suggested that deep-brain stimulation (DBS) may stop uncontrollable shaking in patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor by imposing its own rhythm on the brain.
London, August 31 : MIT-led research team has identified a protein that significantly reduces malaria-infected red blood cells' ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells.
London, August 29 : A common viral infection could increase the risk of developing diabetes in older adults - and they may not even realise they have contracted it, a new study has warned.
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is part of the herpes family and can be sexually-transmitted. It can also be spread via coughs and sneezes and it is estimated around half of all adults have been infected.
London, August 29 : Despite millions hoping that chocolates and red wine cute heart risk, researchers have claimed in a new study that there is no proof they do so.
According to heart specialists, the mechanisms by which they could make a difference have still to be explained.
London, August 27 : People who suffer a heart attack while they're doing exercise are three times more likely to survive than those who did not, a study has revealed.
It found almost half of victims who were exercising at the time they had a cardiac arrest survived, compared with 15 per cent of those who were not.
London, August 27 : Researchers including one of Indian origin have claimed that vaccines and antibiotics may someday join caloric restriction or bariatric surgery as a way to regulate weight gain.
Bacteria in the intestine play a crucial role in digestion. They provide enzymes necessary for the uptake of many nutrients, synthesize certain vitamins and boost absorption of energy from food.
London, August 27 : People who carry a "G" instead of an "A" at a specific spot in their genetic code have roughly a six-fold higher risk of developing certain types of brain tumours, a new study has found.
London, August 27 : A compound discovered by Oxford University scientists greatly boosts the effect of vaccines against viruses like flu, HIV and herpes in mice.
An `adjuvant' is a substance added to a vaccine to enhance the immune response and offer better protection against infection.
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