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Prevention of cataracts

...chers say after they adjusted for other nutrients, only vitamin C intake remained associated with prevalence of cataracts. Researchers found the incidence of cataracts was significantly lower for women who used a vitamin C supplement for 10 or more years compared to women who never used vitamin C suppleme...

Emotional trigger to smoke

...r they were sad and anxious. But women smoked more only when they were happy. It's known that 'emotional' smokers, and hostile personalities, find it harder to quit than easy-going people. Researchers believe that anger and stress-management would be useful components of smoking cessation programmes....

Uncontrolled blood pressure

...t 27 per cent had hypertension.// Of this group, only 23 per cent were taking medication that effectively controlled the condition. Those aged over 65 were less likely to either be aware of hypertension or to be doing something about it. Surprisingly,these people did have health insurance and did see th...

How to diagnose heart failure?

...relevant to heart failure.// In a healthy adult, only two heart sounds ('lub-dub') are detected; a third heart sound, known as 'gallop', is found to indicate a malfunctioning heart. A second significant sign is elevated jugular venous pressure - by observing pulsations in the jugular vein in the neck. I...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

...a feminine hormones, because its secretion doesn’t only depend of the activity of the ovaries. In the adip...ol of weight through a diet from childhood doesn’t only translate into an immediate health but protects during all of the reproductive life. ...

Waking during surgery

...e to wake up when under anaesthesia. It happens to only 0.2 to 0.7 per cent of patients. Doctors at Boston University School of Medicine have studied a group of such people. They found they remembered many unpleasant emotions and sensations: terror, pain, paralysis and a profound feeling of betrayal by m...

Air pollution affects the heart

...e effects of pollution may affect everyone and not only older people.// They studied the impact of particles called PM2.5s - with diameters less than 2.5 micrometres - on a group of apparently healthy boiler makers. This group of men with an average age of 38 were exposed to levels of pollution similar t...

Meditation relieves stress

... although the results are limited by the fact that only 30 per cent of patients responded to this follow-up. It is also important to repeat the study with a control group (who do not do the meditation) to confirm that this is not just a placebo effect....

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...rt attacks and consequently deaths. The drugs cost only about Rs 300 a month. That was found to be true for all patients regardless of ethnicity, sex and age. The new study has revealed that over 5,00,000 of these could be prevented by using a combination of Perindopril (a high-blood pressure medicatio...

A new growth factor identified

...like VEGF, the researchers also found that EG-VEGF only acts on cells that line the capillaries of the endocrine glands. According to Dr.Napoleone Ferrara, one of the study authors, they believe that EG-VEGF was implicated in the pathogenesis of some ovarian disorders resulting in infertility, such as th...

Drink grape juice for health

...pe juice to orange and grapefruit juice found that only the grape juice inhibited platelet activity in humans. Relatively low platelet activity (i.e. greater inhibition) is another indicator of healthy cardiovascular function....

Human gene number increases

...ared the two gene sets and found that they overlap only by about half.// The researchers detect the activity of some of the genes in human tissues confirming that both groups predicted real genes. If the rest of the mooted genes are genuine, an estimate of 42,000 or more is closer to the mark. According...

Gene clue to antibiotics

...f crude chemical warfare against one another - and only with the advent of penicillin did we find a way of applying this to our own health. Researchers at the Sanger Centre - genome headquarters - have recently announced the solving of the Streptomyces genome - the biggest and complex, bacterial genome so...

Babies of the deaf communicate

...rent kinds of hand motions. Indeed, he found that only the babies born to deaf parents silently ``babbled,'' making hand motions that were significantly slower and corresponded to chunks of words in sign language. ``Essentially they were babbling on their hands,'' Petitto said. ``They were literally prod...

Humour inherited

...ly to agree on this than fraternal twins who share only half of their genes on average, like ordinary siblings - suggesting a shared environment was responsible for making brothers and sisters laugh at the same things. "It's a surprise because most personality traits have genetic components," says Specto...

Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies

... Clinical Medical Ethics. "We're attempting to not only re-educate physicians but also the marketing forces," retaliated John Lantos. AMA policy suggests a limit of about $100 on such gifts and says they should not include things like free trips, hotel accommodations and other personal expenses for docto...

Menopause considerations

...ill vary greatly. day.Lowered fertility is not the only consequence of early menopause, he added. "Often women become depressed, libido is reduced and there is an increased risk of premature onset of osteoporosis, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease."Women experiencing premature menopause are the group...

The right is responsible

..., their face or the famous face, although they saw only the morphed image when they were under anaesthesia...bing of right hemisphere four out of five patients only remembered seeing the famous person. In a follow-up experiment, 10 people in the neurology departme...

The feel of pain

...ion itself, new research has shown.The finding not only explains why certain mind-based techniques can play a role in the management of chronic pain, but it may also lead to better anti-pain drugs.// In the research, published in today's Science, scientists from Oxford University used magnetic resonance ...

Gel prevents pregnancy

...Weisberg says. So far, women using the gel report only minor side effects such as an irregular periods, and researchers are hopeful that in the long term the gel could be a useful addition to the range of contraception currently on offer.Dr Wiesberg says "Its major advantage is that it gives women anothe...

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