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Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...to smoking and the figure is expected to more than double by2020, if current trends continue.She saved the worst for the tobacco majors and said "big tobacco companies have paid for bogus scientific studies, unleashed well-funded campaigns to attack legitimate studies, set up front groups to push smokers ri...

Just spice it up!!!!! Anti bacterial effects of spices unraveled in the West

...from filling the air with its spicy aroma can also double up as an anti bacterial agent. Adding a dash of cinnamon to apple juice proved this and the spice actually retarded the growth of common food pathogens. For their study, the investigators added cinnamon to commercially pasteurized apple juice that h...

Mammography aided by computer

American doctors are using a computer to do a double check on mammograms.Women are encouraged to have regular mammogram tests to check for early breast cancer, the decision on diagnosis should be accurate. Researchers at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Centre are now using computer-aided detection ...

Painter's problem

...sed to moderate to high levels of organic solvents double their chances of having a low sperm count, according to a study published in the September issue in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Professional printers, along with painters and decorators are at highest risk. The only factor common to al...

The cocaine danger

...es has jumped from around 80,000 in 1990 to nearly double that two years ago.// Working on rabbit hearts, a University of Michigan team have found that taking in cocaine causes a reaction called a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a jump in the body's production of complement proteins. These pr...

Women find difficulty in calling it 'Quits'

...Perkins in his review, women who smoked had almost double the risk of myocardial infarction than did men. Th... to the conclusion that women also may have nearly double the risk of lung cancer as men. There is also some evidence that breast cancer risk may be increas...

All the more bad

...ries. The new research suggests that smoking has a double whammy effect - it stimulates clogging of the arteries, and sabotages the body's attempts to tackle the problem. Amanda Sandford, of the anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), said: "This study emphasises the health benefits of gi...

Dampness related to asthma

...onal student digs with mouldy and damp walls could double the risk of asthma, say researchers. A study of ov... adequate housing said they suffered from asthma - double this number had asthma in the damper homes. One in seven of the undergraduates studied said they had...

Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

...drug and raising HDL with niacin could potentially double the benefits for at-risk patients. And since low HDL may reflect an antioxidant deficiency, treatment with such vitamins could be expected to confer still more protection. In the study, patients took either a combination of simvastatin (Zocor) and ...

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

...h level electromagnetic fields (EMF) at home could double the risk of childhood leukemia, a major international study has found. //The three-year review was carried out for the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) by six senior epidemiologists from major institutions around...

Beverage protect against bladder cancer

...damaging effect of cigarette smoking was more than double in those who drank fewer than two cups of coffee a week compared with regular coffee drinkers. Smokers who drank coffee were three times as likely to develop bladder cancer as non-smoking coffee drinkers. But smokers who didn't drink coffee were seve...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

...ake - both from food and vitamin supplements - had double the risk of hip fractures compared with women with the lowest intake. One theory is that too much vitamin A inhibits the ability of Vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium, said lead author, Diane Feskanich, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women...

New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk

...trogen, the new generations of birth control pills double the risk of stroke for women who take them. Researchers say the newest pills are no safer than the older versions when it comes to clotting problems.// In fact, the third-generation pills may be more dangerous than the second-generation ones. The f...

Delirium linked to death

...um had a risk of death that was slightly more than double those without it. The older patients in hospitals frequently become delirious, leading to longer hospital stays and other health problems, yet the condition is often not diagnosed during hospital stays. The results of this study have implications f...

Pig cloning for organs

...lets. "Now we have to do other studies to make the double knockout." The two genes are actually copies of the same gene, know as GATA1. "This is a major, major step in our attempt to be able to come up with an animal that can be used for transplantation," said Dr. Goran Klintmalm of the Baylor Institute ...

Alzheimer's with psychosis runs in families

...that a sibling of an affected person had more than double the average risk of also developing Alzheimer's with psychosis. This is an important step towards finding the genes that may be involved in this severe form of Alzheimer's disease. It's also possible that affected siblings were exposed to similar e...

Interference helps Heart Patients

... Diego State University, this savings is more than double the estimated $440 cost per patient for the six-month case-management intervention, and the co-authors said. Riegel said differences in drug treatment given to patients in both groups were not significant and likely would not explain the results. Mo...

Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity

Researchers think that women should more than double their daily exercise time in order to control their weight. Presently, we are advised to aim for 35 minutes a day// of moderate exercise for health and weight control. But scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham now warn that this may n...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...Alzheimer's disease and that figure is expected to double in coming decades as more people live longer, though Holtzman said, "I think that's a big under-estimate," because it doesn't include folks with mild dementia. Alzheimer's is a difficult disease to detect and doctors usually are not able to diagnose...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

...other type. Scientists said that such hybrids have double the normal DNA and possibly carry unknown health consequences. Researchers feel that, whether the process, observed in mouse brain cells in laboratory experiments, also occurs in animals, including humans, remains to be seen. "This suggests a need f...

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