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Non-smoker women have high prevalence of breathing trouble, cough

Non-smoker women have high prevalence of breathing trouble, cough Washington D.C [US], Dec.12 : In a new study published in International Journal of Chronic Diseases, researchers suggest that women who have never smoked are susceptible to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and that African American women are particularly vulnerable.

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Breast cancer mortality rates on decline in several countries

Breast cancer mortality rates on decline in several countries Washington D.C [US], Dec.12 : Breast cancer mortality rates continue to decline in many nations, according to a recent research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

However, a review of mortality trends in 47 countries around the world indicates some significant disparities, particularly in South Korea and some Latin American nations, according to a recent research.

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Suffering from mental illness? Adopt a pet

Suffering from mental illness? Adopt a petLondon, Dec 11 : For individuals suffering from various mental illness, pets can provide them with unconditional support as well as help manage stigma, a research suggests.

The study found that the consistent presence and close physical proximity of their pets can provide an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit for people with mental health conditions.

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Running is actually good for knee joints: Study

Running is actually good for knee joints: StudyNew York, Dec 11 : Contrary to popular perception, running actually reduces inflammation in knee joints and slows the process that leads to osteoarthritis, a study said.

"This idea that long-distance running is bad for your knees might be a myth," said study co-author Matt Seeley, Associate Professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in Utah, US.

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Babies born to mothers with diabetes are often bigger

Babies born to mothers with diabetes are often biggerWashington D.C. [US], Dec.11 : A recent research conducted by the European Society of Cardiology has found that blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in fetuses of mothers with diabetes, hence increasing the size of the infant.

"We know that maternal diabetes mellitus affects the fetal organs," said lead author of the study, Aparna Kulkarni.

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Air pollution impairs functioning of blood vessels in lungs

Air pollution impairs functioning of blood vessels in lungsLondon, Dec 10 : Increased exposure to gaseous air pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Ozone (O3) can impair the function of blood vessels in the lungs and raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

The findings showed that air pollution is a major public health issue for people living in polluted urban areas where exercise could damage the lungs and potentially lead to decompensated heart failure.

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Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis

Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 : Save your high heels for special occasions and start wearing flats for daily commuting!

Stanford University scientists have found that every time a woman puts on a pair of stilettos, she is putting dangerous levels of strain on her joints and for women, who are overweight the damage is even worse.

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Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 10 : Ever wondered if eating beans and peas can help you lose weight?

A team of researchers has found that meals rich in protein sources like beans, peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals thereby implying that sustainable eating may be helpful in losing weight.

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Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development

Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain developmentLondon, Dec 9 : Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says.

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Advice to kidney patients undergoing dialysis; Conference being held in Gurgaon

Advice to kidney patients undergoing dialysis; Conference being held in Gurgaon New Delhi [India] Dec.9 : For those who have suffered kidney failure, dialysis provides a new lease of life. During dialysis, the blood from a patient's body is taken to a machine, cleaned and returned. The machine functions as an artificial kidney and the process of dialysis generally takes about four hours.

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Magnesium-rich nuts, green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes

Magnesium-rich nuts, green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 8 : Including magnesium rich food like spices, nuts, beans, cocoa, whole grains and green leafy vegetables in your diet daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, reveals a study.

The study was published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

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Heart disease protein linked to brain damage: Study

Heart disease protein linked to brain damage: StudyWashington D. C. [USA], Dec. 8 : Levels of protein in the blood is linked to heart disease and early stage brain damage, a study has revealed.

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Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants: Study

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 7 : A team of researchers has found that Zika virus during gestation can cause glaucoma-- permanent damage to the optic nerve and blindness-- in infants.

The study has been published in the journal Ophthalmology.

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Don't prove how macho you are at risk of overeating

Don't prove how macho you are at risk of overeating Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Does food at social gatherings tempt you? A team of researchers has found that men in particular demonstrate their virility and strength on parties or at holiday meals at risk of overeating.

The study has been published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.

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Attention men! Frequent exercise can improve sperm quality

Attention men! Frequent exercise can improve sperm quality Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Moderate Intensity Continuous Training (MICT) for three and five times a week is linked to improved sperm count and other measures of sperm quality in just a six months, reveals a study.

The study was published in the journal Reproduction.

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Women with dementia receive less medical attention compared to male counterparts

Women with dementia receive less medical attention compared to male counterparts Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent study conducted at the University College London found that women with dementia have fewer visits to the doctors, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia.

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Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent research published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health suggests that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages.

This may explain why people who try low-calorie diets often overeat when not dieting and so don't keep the weight off.

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Scientists discover essential blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients

Scientists discover essential blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 : In a recent research presented at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting, scientists have reported the highest and most sustained levels of the essential blood-clotting factor in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder, hemophilia B.

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Pregnant women who consume antidepressants may have babies with major congenital anomalies

Pregnant women who consume antidepressants may have babies with major congenital anomaliesWashington D.C [US], Dec. 3 : In a recent dose-response analysis, scientists have found that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk of having babies with major congenital anomalies (sometimes referred to as birth defects) or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these antidepressants.

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VPS Rockland served as life saviour for patient from Abu Dhabi

VPS Rockland served as life saviour for patient from Abu DhabiNew Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Advancement in medical technology has proved to be a boon for almost everyone in their course of lifetime.

An Indian lady, working at Abu Dhabi, experienced the same miracle when she visited VPS Rockland Hospital at Qutab, New Delhi with major complications.

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Flavored liquids in e-cigarettes can be hazardous for health

Flavored liquids in e-cigarettes can be hazardous for healthWashington D.C. [US], Dec. 1 : Examining the effects of electronic cigarettes, researchers found what happens to e-liquid flavorings when they're heated inside e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine-delivery systems.

Published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, the study found that when converted into a vapor, some flavorings break down into toxic compounds at levels that exceed occupational safety standards.

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Gluten-free diet in Celiac disease may still lead to intestinal damage: Study

Gluten-free diet in Celiac disease may still lead to intestinal damage: StudyWashington DC [US], Dec. 1 : Even after strict adherence to a gluten-free diet, nearly one in five kids with celiac disease sustain persistent intestinal damage, reports a study.

The article has been published in the journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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In path breaking discovery, scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose

In path breaking discovery, scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose Washington D.C [US], Nov.26 : According to a recent study, scientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models.

Published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology, the vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose, a growing cause of death in the United States.

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Anxiety disorders could lead to skin diseases in teenagers

Anxiety disorders could lead to skin diseases in teenagers Washington D.C [US], Nov.26 : According to a recent research, scientists have identified temporal patterns in young people. Arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression in teenagers while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases.

Published in Plos One, the research examines how physical diseases and mental disorders affect a person's quality of life.

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Scientists find association between memory mechanisms, resistance to epilepsy

Scientists find association between memory mechanisms, resistance to epilepsy Washington D.C [US], Nov.26 : In a recent study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, the scientists expose a new biological mechanism that on one hand damages a very specific type of memory but at the same time provides resistance to epilepsy.

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