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Avocado may help to protect the liver from damage, according to new research from Japan. Researchers fed avocado and 22 other fruits to laboratory rats. The rats were then given D-galactosamine, a substance that causes liver damage by interfering with cell synthesis and results in cell death. The rats fed the avocado obtained the least amount of liver damage.// ....The Researchers discovered thr...

Avacado protects from liver damage

Avocado may help to protect the liver from damage, according to new research from Japan. Researchers fed avocado and 22 other fruits to laboratory rats. //The rats were then given D-galactosamine, a substance that causes liver damage by interfering with cell synthesis and results in cell death. The rats fed the avocado obtained the least amount of liver damage. ....The Researchers discovered thr...

The Reason For Depression in Adolescents

A new study shows the reason some adolescents experience depression could be abnormal brain structure.// The study states depressed teenagers tend to have a smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain responsible for memory, learning, emotion and motivation. ..Researchers sampled nearly 30 adolescents between ages 13 to 18, half of who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.Magnetic r...

Adopting Easier Methods To Screen Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a major medical problem often leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Being overweight greatly increases the odds // someone will be insulin resistant, but not all overweight or obese people are afflicted. The insulin suppression test used to identify insulin resistance, however, it is too difficult to administer to large numbers of people. ..Researchers have come u...

Abnormal Brain Structure One Of The Reasons For Depression in Adolescents

A new study shows the reason some adolescents experience depression could be abnormal brain structure.// The study states depressed teenagers tend to have a smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain responsible for memory, learning, emotion and motivation. ..Researchers sampled nearly 30 adolescents between ages 13 to 18, half of who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.Magnetic r...

Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures

A recent study shows only 7 percent of diabetics take the proper preventative measures to avert circulation and blood vessel problems. // Researchers stressed continued negligence by diabetics increases their risk for vascular disease including retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, coronary heart disease, stroke, and lower extremity amputations. ..Researchers sampled nearly 1,700 adults, ages 20...

Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems

Latest research shows that giving adolescent girls estrogen treatments to keep them from getting too tall could leads to fertility // problems later on in life . Estrogen is thought to limit height by altering long bone development. ..The study involved 780 women who had been assessed for estrogen therapy as girls and completed a fertility survey later in life. About half had actually been treate...

The Reason For Depression in Adolescents

A new study shows the reason some adolescents experience depression could be abnormal brain structure.// ..Researchers sampled nearly 30 adolescents between ages 13 to 18, half of who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed to measure the volume of each teen’s left and right hippocampus. The results indicated that the hippocampus of patients wi...

Excess physical activity can induce stress fracture in adolescent girls

A research team that had looked into a data comprising of 5461 girls between 11 to 15 yrs of age said that// excess physical activity often makes these girls more prone to stress fractures. ....The study shows that 16% of the participants take part in vigorous physical activity, which often lasts for 16 or more hours per week. These girls had a 1.88 times more risk of having a stress fracture tha...

WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon

Radon is a chemically inert, naturally occurring radioactive gas// without odour, colour or taste. Radon is a natural radioactive gas that emanates from the ground into the air. Radon gas in the air is present worldwide, its concentration depending on the highly variable uranium content of the soil. Radon gas escapes easily from the ground into the air and emits heavily ionizing radiation called...

Adolescents Who Walk To School Are Fitter, More Active

Adolescent school-going children who regularly walk to school are more physically fit than their counterparts who travel to school in buses, cars or trains. // .. ..The study, published online by the BMJ today, suggests that how children travel to and from school seems to affect overall physical activity. Understanding these findings is important for promoting healthy school and transport strateg...

Carnitine deficiency in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Carnitine is essential for the lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and is known to increase the sensitivity of the cells to insulin.// The use of glucose by the peripheral tissues and proper metabolic control in Type 1 diabetes has potential impact on long-term complications. ..In diabetes, the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat is abnormal and an association between the proper metabolic control...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

New studies have revealed that depression may not be the only factor-probing adolescents to commit suicide.// Health care providers might therefore need to watch out for other mental health problems to prevent youth suicide. ..The World Health Organization re-examined the occurrence and distribution of mental disorders in 894 cases of completed suicides among young people worldwide. An analysis...

Movie Smoking Is The Prime Triggering Factor For Adolescents

A study in the US shows that exposure to on-screen smoking through popular films is a primary factor in determining whether young people will take up the habit//. ....The first study of its kind by researchers from the Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Norris Cotton Cancer Centre (NCCC) appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. ....The research suggests that exposure to movie smoki...

Gluten-Free Diet May Alleviate Psychiatric Symptoms In Adolescents

According to new research conducted in Helsinki, Finland, gluten-free diet may help alleviate depressive and behavioural symptoms in adolescents with coeliac disease...Coeliac disease in adolescents has been associated// with an increased prevalence of depressive and disruptive behavioural disorders, particularly in the phase before diet treatment. ..For the study, 9 adolescents with coeliac dis...

Adolescent Marijuana Smokers Face Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

Time and over again, debates have been raised against the link between drug abuse and Schizophrenia. A recent study done by scientists at North Shore University // has found out that use of marijuana could infact aggravate genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia. ....Schizophrenia is a form of mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence in males. On the contrary, females tend to dev...

Adolescents Influenced By Maternal Attitude Regarding Weight Control

Mothers have been known to influence their children in shaping various aspects of their personality. It has now been found that their attitude towards eating habits and weight control// programs would in turn reflect on their teenagers as well. Perception of the teenager’s mother regarding the above concepts has been found crucial. ....A number of genetic and other environmental factors are beli...

Poultry Workers To Adopt Anti-Flu Guidelines

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) based in Stockholm has proposed guidelines for poultry workers in European countries with regard to the avian flu. //Approval has been granted to these guidelines at a meeting at Brussels. ..The guidelines are inclusive of controlling infection of birds and conducting local risk assessment. Contact with the birds that are infected sho...

A Batch Of Panadol Recalled

A SMS message that has been doing the rounds in Saudi Arabia claiming that the batch number 050292 of Panadol Extra which was reportedly smuggled into the kingdom will harm the kidneys and liver has been confirmed // by the Ministry of Health. ....The medicine provides relief from fever and pain. The Ministry has further confirmed that they had been aware of this issue for about 23 days. The Pha...

Ramadoss to Take Severe Action against Fertility Clinics Conducting Stem Cell Therapy

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said that the government would take strict action against those found guilty of using stem cell therapy as a treatment modality. ..The government has received information that some of the private fertility clinics are conducting embryonic stem cell therapy. // ..Hence it has ordered the enquiry and said that severe measures will be taken against those found vio...

Government Should Provide Incentives For Methadone Program

The Tasmanian Government has been called upon to provide better incentives with regard to the methadone program to the pharmacies. More people are being turned away as a result of the winding back of the methadone program, for which the Government has been faulted. // ....David Llewellyn, the Health Minister has revealed that the program has the involvement of three pharmacies only, and expansio...

Valentine's Day Theme Overshadows Cricket in Pakistan

For once, cricket took a backseat as youngsters in Pakistan celebrated Valentine's Day with chocolates, flowers and gifts and the media too joined in by hosting special programmes for the day.// ....Even as the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams arrived here for the fourth one-day international to be played on thursday, the focus was on the Valentine's Day celebrations. India lead the five-match...

Madonna Has "Minor Operation" For Hernia

Pop diva Madonna has undergone a minor operation for hernia, which was discovered after she performed at the Grammys on February 8. Madonna was directly sent to the Cedars Sinai Hospital // in Los Angeles after her performance where she had the surgery performed last week. ..Her spokeswoman confirmed that the singer was recovering, “She had a minor procedure for a hernia and is absolutely fine...

Anthrax Spores: Animal Skins on Drums, Renders Vado Diomande, Sick

Mr. Vado Diomande, a childhood dancer, from the tender age of 4, known widely for his frenetic pace of “Mask Dance” has suffered a setback to his health. No, this was not an accidental fall from the stilts, as it was thought to be. // ..On Thursday, Mr Diomande collapsed soon after a performance, the reason, it is believed is due to inhalation of anthrax spores. This might have occurred after...

Soda Consumption: An Unhealthy Trend Among Adolescent Girls

An extensive 10-year study conducted in U.S among white and black girls regarding their diet habits has revealed increasing tendency of adolescent girls to switch over to unhealthy soda and fruit drinks, // as they get older. Nearly 2,371 girls had participated in the Growth Health study conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. ....The study participants were required to mai...

Poland: Parental warning systems are likely to be adopted in video games.

A new law in Poland comes in to effect. It states that video game producers need to label their products with consumer warnings and suitability for children. This has to be included along with the packaging details. Poland's// Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska told the Rzeczpospolita daily. She said that PEGI ..(Pan-European Game Information) parental warning sys...

Parental Domestic Violence Contributes To Adolescent Depression

A recent mental health study conducted by Dr. Michelle Hindin has revealed that adolescents who witness domestic violence between their parents are at an increased risk// of developing depressive symptoms than their peers. Approximately 50% of all the respondents reported witnessing parental domestic violence. ....Alarmingly, 1 in 10 male adolescents and 1 in 5 female adolescents wished that the...

Stern action against AIIMS Medicos, warns Ramadoss

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Friday warned of "stern action" against doctors who went on strike at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to protest its chief's sacking//. .."It is really painful to see doctors neglecting their duty. What happened to their promise of serving society at any cost? Stern action awaits the protesting medicos," Ramadoss said... .."No doctor will be...

Yoga Guru appointed Bihar's brand ambassador

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday appointed popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev as 'brand ambassador' of the state.// .."I have a surprise gift for all. Baba Ramdev has not only agreed to spread yoga and ayurveda in the state but also to act as brand ambassador of Bihar," Nitish Kumar said in the presence of the tele-guru... ..He was speaking at the conclusion of Ramdev's seven-day yoga train...

Exiled Tibetans In India To Adopt Organic Farming

Tibetans in India is to take up organic farming according to the decision taken by the Tibetan government in exile, which is based in the hill town of Dharmasala.// ..'Under an integrated development programme by 2007, $25 million will be spent on organic fertilisers,' said a spokesman of the Tibetan government led by the Dalai Lama. ..There are over 100,000 Tibetan refugees living in India an...

Sandwich Royale, Adorns Shelves of Selfridges in London

Selfridges can now boast of a hugely expensive sandwich, which true to its name can cause a potential customer, to feel sandwiched between its capacity// to create more pocket space on the one hand, and be a taste buds tickler on the other! ....This famously rich sandwich, meant perhaps only for the rich and famous, will make it’s consumer rich by 2000 calories. Well, as they say, you win some...

Adolescents Who Indulge In Unhealthy Dieting At Increased Risk For Obesity

Teenagers who go on crash diet and use unhealthy weight-control behaviors at an increased risk of being overweight or obese, according to a new study by researchers at the // University of Minnesota. Their study, which appears in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, says that adolescents with unhealthy weight-control behaviors are thrice as likely to be overweight...

Cost-Benefit Economics of Methadone for prisoners

An academic exercise conducted by drug researchers has revealed that enabling controlled doses of methadone to the prison inmates who are addicted to heroin, //would serve a dual purpose – of bringing down the rates of reoffence and the cost of locking up prisoners for a year will come down drastically. .. ..National Health and Medical Research Council sponsored this analysis, which is perhaps th...

Misplaced Bravado: A Career In Surgery Eludes Women?

There seems to be a subtle gender bias prevailing against women, especially when they are required to make career choices in the field of medical surgery that inhibits free-flowing analysis of pros // , while accentuating the cons, that invariably steers them to opt out of surgery. There has always been an overriding influence of surgery as a career choice among men, nicknamed as "old boys' club"...

Viswanathan Anand Is To Be Avahan’s HIV-AIDS Ambassador in Indi

Avahan, India a foundation set up by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on Thursday announced Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand as its HIV-AIDS ambassador in India. // The officials said that Anand, in his new role, would raise awareness of the disease in the country.....The official release said that Anand's desire to raise the visibility of India's HIV disease is a welcomed step in reducing the...

Adolescent Drinkers Turned Addicts Cause the Exchequer More

According to a study conducted by Susan E. Foster, M.S.W., and colleagues from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, New York, //found that there is a sudden increase in the number of adolescent drinkers. Statistics show that about $23 billion is contributed yearly to the alcohol industry by adolescent drinkers. The results of the study are published in the...

Survey Reveals Alarming Prevalence Rates of Diabetes among US Adolescents

A national survey conducted in the US estimates that the type 2 diabetes may be prevalent among nearly 39, 000 adolescents. //More than 2.5 million have been projected to have impaired blood glucose levels (fasting blood sugar) placing them at increased risk of diabetes and other serious health problems. The findings of the study are presented in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine,...

Adolescent Girls Have Faster Psychological Improvement Than Boys

A new study conducted in Canada has revealed that girls are more competent than adolescent boys in improving their psychological well-being// in a fast and efficient way. ..Nancy Galambos from the department of psychology at the University of Alberta studied how 18-25-year-olds make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. ..According to the study, women with a significantly higher level o...

Sports Can Improve Eating Habits In Adolescents

Adolescents involved in sports activities seem to eat healthy food compared to their peers who refrain from sports, a new study has found//. ..Teenage girls who participate in weight-related sports activities such as ice-skating, gymnastics and wrestling are more likely to eat breakfast regularly. Furthermore, they ate snacks and dinner more frequently compared to other girls who were not involv...

Ramadoss Examines Patients At AIIMS, Warns Striking Doctors

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who is a doctor, today examined patients at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here and warned the protesting medicos to end their strike or face termination of service. // ....'Then there is no other option left but to terminate them from service,' he said when asked about the possible action against the striking medicos if they failed to return...
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