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'Beer belly' can increase hypertension risk

Washington, Sept 2 : A new study had discovered that people with belly fat face more risk of developing hypertension than the ones who are obese overall.


Galloping obesity rates fueling uncontrollable diabetes epidemic

Washington, Sep 02 : A new study has revealed that increase in obesity cases has also contributed in boosting the prevalence of diabetes.


Low-carb diet is better that low-fat for reducing weight, cardiovascular risk

Washington, Sep 02 : A new study has revealed that low-carbohydrates diet helps more in reducing weight and cardiovascular risk than the low fat diet.


Now, 'train your brain' to favor low-calorie food

Washington, Sept 2 : A new study had found that training your brain to low-calorie foods over unhealthy foods may just be possible.


Consuming fruits regularly almost halves heart disease risk

Washington, Sept 2 : A new study has suggested that eating fruits on a daily basis minimizes the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) up to 40percent.


'Eat healthy to stay fit'

New Delhi, Sep 2 : Eat healthy to stay fit is the mantra of Michael Pelletier, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy here.


Soon, an app to reduce your stress

London, Sep 2 : Managing stress could soon be literally at your fingertips as researchers have now developed a stress management app that has the ability to identify when users are most likely to notice and respond to its notifications.


Reviving appetite for healthy food possible: Study

New York, Sep 2 : With measures such as behaviour change education it is possible to reverse the addictive power of unhealthy food while also increasing preference for healthy foods, says a new study.


Belly fat increases high BP risk

Washington, Sep 2 : People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) when compared to those with similar body mass index (BMI) but fat concentrations elsewhere on the body, says a study.


Choose low-carb diet for weight loss, better heart

New York, Sep 2 : A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardio-vascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.


Eat fruits daily for healthy heart

London, Sep 2 : Daily fruit consumption cuts the overall risk of death by 32 percent and cardio-vascular diseases (CVDs) by up to 40 percent, a study shows.


How bacteria identify friendly viruses

New York, Sep 2 : The bacteria living inside us can distinguish friendly viruses from the harmful ones, a quality that helps them expand their diet and attack humans efficiently, says a study.


Sugar substance cuts down 'good' HDL cholesterol from body

Washington, Sept 1 : A new research has discovered that "good" High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol gets converted into "bad" cholesterol by a sugar-derived substance known as methylglyoxal - MG.


Scientists discover new detect malaria parasite

Washington, Sept 1 : Scientists have revealed a new way to use magnetic resonance relaxometry (MRR), a close cousin of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to detect a parasitic waste product in the blood of infected patients.


Possible key protein for curing pulmonary hypertension found

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has found that oxidized lipids, may also contribute to pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs.


New mice study may help in studying Epilepsy, Alzheimer

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study on mice may help in understanding how brain works, which could open doors in studying epilepsy, alzheimer's and other diseases.


Nutritional diet can help prevent, curb type 2 diabetes

Washington, Sep 01 : A new study has revealed that specific nutritious foods and dietary patterns can help in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes.


Wine only good for heart if people exercise

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has revealed that wine only protects against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise.


How Ebola 'jams' body's antiviral defenses revealed

Washington, Sep 01 : A new study has provided researchers deeper insight into how the deadly Ebola virus blocks body's immune system, which could lead to new therapies.


Physically active men less likely to wake up nights to urinate

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has suggested that men who exercise on a regular basis are at lower risk of nocturia i.e. waking up at night to urinate.


Obese youngsters are at nearly six fold risk of hypertension

Washington, Sept 1 : A new research has suggested that obese youngsters have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension.


'Energy drinks' can lead to acute heart problems

Washington, September 1 : A new research has found that energy drinks can cause heart problems.


Now, simple blood test to diagnose tuberculosis in kids

Washington, September 1 : A new blood test has been developed to detect tuberculosis in children.


Network for organ, tissue transplants to be expanded

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The government will expand the network for procuring and distributing organs and tissues for transplant being carried out at the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.


Now, 'electronic nose' to detect diarrhea

London, Sep 1 : In what could lead to faster diagnosis of diarrhoea and stomach cramps, researchers have developed an "electronic nose" that can sniff the highly infectious bacteria that causes these diseases.


New blood test to reliably detect TB

London, Sep 1 : A new blood test has been developed to provide a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children.


Caffeinated 'energy' drinks bad for heart

London, Sep 1 : "Energy" drinks which are so popular during physical exercise and even otherwise among children and younger adults can cause heart problems, a research shows.


Eat your way to eight hours of sleep

London, Sep 1 : Try including rice, cheese and potato in your diet to help you get a good night's sleep.


Magnet technology for accurate malaria diagnosis

New York, Sep 1 : In what could offer to be a more reliable way to detect malaria, researchers have devised a magnetic resonance imaging-like (MRI) technique that can do away with potential human error possible in conventional malaria diagnosis.


Fat kids are more likely to have high Blood Pressure

London, Sep 1 : Fat children are at a greater risk of hyper-tension (high blood pressure) -- generally assumed to be an adult condition that causes health problems, such as heart diseases.


New blood test to reliably detect TB in kids

London, Sep 1 : About one million children per year develop tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, but unfortunately detecting TB in children has been a challenge as the symptoms are often non-specific and similar to those of common paediatric illnesses, including pneumonia and malnutrition.


World's first battery-less pacemaker in the works

London, Sep 1 : In a revolutionary breakthrough for heart patients, scientists have come up with a way to power a cardiac pacemaker with an alternative energy source - the heart motion.


Shun coffee and switch to tea for healthy heart

London, Sep 1 : If you have to choose between tea or coffee, it is probably better to drink tea for its antioxidant benefits.


Women at greater stroke risk from resistant hyper-tension

London, Sep 1 : The condition known as Resistant Hyper-tension increases stroke risk by 35 percent in women and 20 percent in elderly patients, according to new research.


Glucose by-product damages 'good' cholesterol

London, Sep 1 : In developments which could lead scientists to hunt for new drugs to fight heart diseases, researchers have discovered that a substance formed from glucose in the body turns "good" cholesterol into "bad", increasing risk of heart diseases.


Eat less meat to achieve global food security

London, Sep 1 : Moderating meat consumption and cutting down on food waste are keys to reducing the dangerous effects of climate change and ensure there is enough food for all, says a significant study.


Wine good for your heart only if you exercise

London, Sep 1 : If you think moderate wine drinking can protect against cardio-vascular diseases (CVDs), you are probably right: Just mix daily exercise to it.


ALS Association drops bid to trademark 'ice bucket challenge'

Washington, August 31 : The ALS Association has given up their effort to trademark the both "ice bucket challenge", and the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge".


Preventing formation of 'tentacle-like' structures can stop spread of cancer

Washington, Aug 31 : A new study has revealed that preventing formation of tentacle-like structures called "invadopodia" can help in stopping the spread of cancer completely.


No-calorie sweeteners can affect your weight loss goals

Washington, Aug 31 : A new study has revealed that no-calorie sweeteners may interfere with people's diet choices.


Scientists' new approach can provide better treatment for cancer

Washington, Aug 31 : Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported.


Overweigh teens likelier to pick up smoking

Washington, Aug 31 : A new study has suggested that overweight or obese teenagers are likelier to become regular smokers as compared to average weight teens.


Self-monitoring hypertension program can help curb BP for high-risk patients

Washington, Aug 31 : A new study has revealed that the hypertension self-management program can help reduce blood pressure for high-risk patients.


How people's brains get synchronised during movies

New York, Aug 31 : Know what happens inside people's brains when they watch movies together in a theatre? Their brain activity gets synchronised as they watch intense scenes.


Got a cavity? Check whether your dental clinic is infection proof

By Rupesh Dutta, New Delhi, Aug 31 : Is your dental clinic HIV and Hepatitis proof?


Volunteering boosts health of older adults

Toronto, Aug 31 : Older adults who stay active by volunteering are likely to receive a health boost.


Over 800 passengers being tracked for Ebola

New Delhi, Aug 30 : A total of 887 passengers, most of them from Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are being tracked by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme for suspected cases of Ebola.


'Porn filming moratorium' lifted in L. A post HIV case being proved 'false'

Washington, Aug 30 : The advocacy group for the adult film industry has lifted the porn filming moratorium in Los Angeles area as a porn performer's HIV test proved to be a false positive.


Your face can reveal your heart disease

Washington, Aug 30 : A new study has revealed about the technology that is developed for detecting atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition, by observing a person's face with the help of a web camera and software algorithms.


Experimental drug cures monkeys infected with Ebola

Washington, Aug 30 : A new animal study has helped scientists provide a deeper insight into an effective treatment drug that may help fight against Ebola outbreak.


Getting fresh wardrobe for new season causes stress: Survey

London, Aug 30 : The onset of a new season can get people worried and stressed about making the right purchases for wardrobe updation, new research indicates.


Your face can reveal your heart condition

New York, Aug 30 : The facial features of an individual can reflect whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation - a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.


Damp and mould in homes put asthmatics at greater risk

Washington, Aug 29 : A new study has revealed that damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma.


Second hand e-cig smoke may be less harmful than regular cigarettes

Washington, Aug 29 : A new study has demonstrated that a second-hand smoke of e- cigarette has increased levels of certain toxic metals even if they were less harmful as compared to the regular cigarettes.


Now, fungus-derived antibiotic may help in fighting bacteria

Washington, August 29 : A new study has confirmed potent synthesis of natural tetracycline, which is a recently discovered natural antibiotic.


Lack of sanitation having 'staggering' effect on lives of 2.5 billion people: UN

London, Aug 29 : UN deputy secretary general, Jan Eliasson, said that lack of progress on sanitation and failure to end open defecation is taking its toll on the lives of nearly 2.5 billion people.


'Unnecessary' respiratory infection controls heighten ebola panic: Lancet

London, August 29 : A new study has found that excessive respiratory infection precautions for ebola patients are "uncomfortable and unaffordable" and also contributes to public panic.


Stimulating brain with electric current could improve memory

Washington, Aug 29 : A new study has found that stimulating a specific part of bran with non-invasive electric current, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, could boost a person's memory.


Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's progression

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has revealed that very low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, compound found in marijuana may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.


Nasal cells can repair knee defects

London, Aug 29 : In a breakthrough, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have found that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can repair articular cartilage defects.


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