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Unhappy relationships could result in more than just heart breaks!

Relationships are the key to survival on planet earth. Every one of us knows and understands that happy relationships can make for happy living. But how many of us know that the continuous //tension of a distressed intimate relationship can raise blood pressure, continuously over a 24 hour period? According to a new study by researchers in Canada, when intimate relationships become strained, ther...

Drinking, Smoking And Unhealthy Food Linked To Mouth Cancer In Young People

Report says that young people are increasingly getting affected by mouth disease and mouth cancer. The reasons have been linked to increased smoking, drinking and eating of unhealthy foods by young//. The survey points out that frequent check up of mouths by dentist or physician is required to be done by the young, as early detection and frequent examination will diagnose early symptoms of cancer...

Doctors unhappy with insurer’s ratings proposa

In the latest salvo in the pay-for-performance medicine, one of the Triad’s largest insurers United Healthcare, is rolling out a controversial plan to rate physicians on its network based on the quality of care provided by them. // .. ..This means that patients will be allowed to choose the doctor rated best by the insurer as well as by other patients. Naturally, doctors are not amused by this id...

Unhappy Marriages Can Harm Health

Unhappy marriages are harmful to the self-esteem and health of people, according to Penn State researchers. They are also subject to higher levels of psychological distress when compared to those who are happily married. Over a period of 12 years, as many as 1,150 people in unhappy // marriages were interviewed. .. ..Alan Booth, a professor of sociology, human development and family studies, a...

Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath

Researchers at the University of Manchester have evolved a method to diagnose lung disease that is based on the techniques employed to detect chemical warfare agents. Dr Paul Thomas led a team of researchers in using a sensor employed to check out explosives at the airports. // ..The sensor, called a microDMxTM sensor was developed by Sionex Corporation, is now being used by researchers to det...

The trident of unhealthy teen choices is early Lunch, Soft Drink Machine Income and Parents who relent

According to Penn State researchers new reasons and factors responsible for unhealthy food habits of teens are early lunch, school income from soft drink incentives, and parents who bring fast food to the cafeteria for their kids. //.. .."This new information may be useful to school wellness councils as they work toward developing wellness policies as mandated by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reaut...

Diseases in Marine Animals Could Portend Unhealthy Prognosis for Humans

There appears to be profound links between land-based pollution, and diseases in our marine mammals, according to scientists, physicians, and veterinarians, that implies an unhealthy prognosis for Human health. // ..According to Paul Sandifer, Chief Scientist for the new Oceans and Human Health Initiative in the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),"Marine mammals are provid...

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...

Unhealthy Gums Increase Risk Of Premature Delivery

Gum disease can do more than affecting just your gums. It can increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature delivery. // The following is the conclusion arrived at a conference on periodontal disease, held at New York. ....Participants at the conference highlighted the accumulating evidence regarding increased risk of serious illness in association with gum disease. They fu...

Tongue Piercing Is Unhealthy

A report in the January/February 2006 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD’s clinical, peer-reviewed journal, says that body piercing especially that of the tongue is harmful and should be avoided whenever possible. //Citing an example, the report describes the condition of a young girl, who got her tongue pierced. ..There was massive scar tissue formation around the area that was pierced; the yo...

Packed Lunch For Children Could Be Unhealthy

London: The packed lunch you give to your kid to eat in school could be unhealthy if it contains crisps and chocolates, says a health expert.// .."Most packed lunches are a nutritional disaster. However bad the school meals were, packed lunches are worse," said Helen Crawley, a nutritionist and senior lecturer at Kingston University in south west London, according to the online edition of the Dai...

‘Natural Spring’ Starts A Week Ahead Now Than Before: UNH Scientit

According to a new report by the UNH scientist, the beginning of 'natural spring' starts a week ahead than before. // The effect, which is a result of global warming, has made an impact in the entire natural occurrence, thereby creating a ripple effect in all the happenings takes place in nature. ....The sun will still cross the equator on March 20th marking the vernal equinox and the official st...

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...

Government Questioned On Providing Unhygienic Food In Train

Delhi High Court Thursday asked the government, the railway ministry and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) to reply to a petition accusing them of supplying unhygienic food to rail passengers.// ....A division bench comprising judges M.K. Sharma and Reva Khetrapal issued notice to the respondents to file their replies by July 19. ....The bench had directed IRCTC, entrusted wit...

Stringent budget for 2006/2007 portends unhealthy trends for HIV/AIDS patients.

According to the director general of the Uganda AIDS Commission, Kihumuro Apuuli, and the envisaged budget cuts may hamper patients’ reach of anti-retroviral drugs// , which is extremely crucial to extend their lives. Presently almost 75,000 patients are using these drugs. ....Uganda has not been able to augment the annual healthcare budget over the years to the intended 15 percent, formerly conc...

Unhealthy Diet Reduces Life Expectancy

Dutch public health agency says, as smoking, eating poor diets like too little fish, fruit and vegetables puts human health into trouble//. ..Insufficient consumption of fish, fruit and vegetables leads to most serious illness and death – A study by European Food Safety Authority, Netherland says. ..Dutch National Institute for Public Health a...

A booster for immune systems: unhygienic environs?

A recent comparative study into the lives of wild and laboratory rodents seems to throw light on the aspect of building stronger immune systems when exposed //to germs in the environment, rather than protecting against it. ..A team of researchers from Duke University analyzed the immune systems of mice and rats which live in laboratories with those which live in the wild. ....Senior researche...

Unhealthy Oral Habits among Teenagers – Reported Dental Health Authoritie

While some progress has been taken to improve the oral health of children and adolescents but much remains to be investigated - Researchers team reported// in an international session of Dental Health. ..Researchers from eight countries including Australia, China, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Scotland, Thailand reported in the 84th General session of the International Association for Dental...

Court Warns People Who Practice Unhealthy Sexual Traits

The California Supreme Court said that partners must inform their spouse about their risky sexual lifestyle and possible exposure to AIDS//. ..This came down as the court ruling in San Francisco when the case of a divorced husband and wife came to the court. The wife accused the ex-husband of transmitting AIDS to her. Now both the partners suffer from AIDS. Hence the court decided that the spou...

Kids To Junk Unhealthy Food, Take Up Fitness

In NSW, daycare centers are planning to phase out junk food and make exercise mandatory, as part of a plan set up by the Health Department to counter childhood obesity//. .. ..These recommendations follow revelations of overweight toddlers consuming soft drinks, even as they were being sent to dieticians. .. ..The NSW report, on the investigation of obesity in two to five-year-olds, is the bigge...

Around 20 Percent Take-Out Foods Are Unhygienic

The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that one in five take-out meals are unhealthy and unhygienic. This is bad news for over 1.3 million Britons// who thrive on take-out meals. ....The government watchdog expressed concern since many fast-food restaurants were found to have staff who did not wash hands properly before packing the food. Also infestations of mice, rats, and cockroaches...

Despite Ban, Asbestos Produce Goes Unhindered

Despite a ban by the government, asbestos might still be illegally mined in Rajasthan and India could be importing the toxic mineral on a large scale, a Canadian social// activist suspects. ....Louie Palu, a journalist-turned-social activist working on mining issues in Canada for 12 years, is in India to study the occupational hazards connected with asbestos mining. ....Palu, accompanied by a t...

Unhappy With Looks, Teens Can Indulge In Binge Eating

Researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health say that teenagers and adolescents who are not comfortable with their physical //looks may be at an increased risk of future binge eating, smoking, poor eating, and decreased physical activity. Their study, which appears in the August 2006 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, says that dissatisfaction among teenagers may l...

Men Take to Unhealthy Practices to be More Muscular

To have a perfect body has become a craze in the American Society, not only among women but also among men.// ..According to a new research, men under pressure to have a good physique may suffer from eating disorders, pressure to use steroids, and an unhealthy preoccupation with weightlifting. ..“Men see these idealized, muscular men in the media and feel their own bodies don't measure up,” sai...

The Rise in Unhealthy Snacking Habit

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) cautioned that a pack-a-day crisp habit is prevalent among 55% of the British children and are consuming the equivalent of five litres of// cooking oil annually. ..The BHF started a campaign to create awareness among people about the amount of hidden salt, fat and sugar in common foods and the figures were releases as a part of it. ..'I am concerned we are a na...

Antioxidant-Rich Pecans Protect Against Unhealthy Oxidation in the Body

A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) shows that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids// , thus helping reduce the risk of heart disease. Researchers suggest that this positive effect was in part due to the pecan’s significant content of vitamin E. ....'Plant foods, including pecans, are rich sources of phytochemicals...

Pre-implantation Genetic Haplotyping- A Test to Sift Unhealthy Embryos Records Success

London: Embryonic testing based on the ‘survival of the fittest’ theory, which helps in detecting unhealthy embryos, with a motive to nurture// the healthy ones, has borne fruit. Now, babies have been born to a British Couple, the first in UK, after successfully employing this method of embryonic testing. ....This method proved a blessing to the parents in question, who carried genes that made...

Unholy Grail Found?

In the exciting and hotly debated world of stem cell research yet another request has been put before the US Food and Drug Administration.// ....UK based company ReNeuron has appealed for permission of trials on twelve stroke patients. This will involve killing or aborting a human fetus at a 12-week-old stage and transplanting his or her stem cells into the brains of patients. ....Stem cells...

Consuming Unhealthy Fats Increases Infertility Risk

Eating too much of unhealthy trans fats present in many fried foods may make women infertile, says a new study. ....Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health found that women with ovulation-related fertility problems //tended to eat more trans fats than fertile women, reported the online edition of health Magazine WebMD. ....Trans fat is an artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetab...

Present Teenagers Are Unhealthier Than Their Parents

According to a series of papers published in The Lancet on adolescent health, the current generation of teenagers is less healthy when compared to their parents.// The infections of the earlier times like polio and tuberculosis have given way to venereal diseases, drinking, smoking, obesity, drug abuse etc. The only silver lining to this issue is that these conditions can be treated. ..Obesity...

13 Million Die Worldwide Due to Unhealthy Environment: New WHO Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released the first ever country-by-country analysis of the impact that environmental factors have on health, and it revealed that 13 million deaths worldwide could be prevented every year by making environments healthier. ......The report shows huge inequalities but also demonstrate that in every country, people's health could be improved by reducing en...

Unhealthy Lungs Linked to Hostility?

WASHINGTON, DC A new study published in the journal Health Psychology, by the American Psychological Association (APA), states that young adults with a short temper or mean disposition tend to have compromised lung function. The condition persisted even after asthma and smoking were ruled out as possible causes of lung dysfunction. ......In a study of 4,629 Black and White 18-30 year olds from...

Indoor Smoking Bans Creating Unhealthy Outdoor Second-hand Smoke Zones

A new study has found that second-hand smoke from smokers clustered outside establishments, which bans the fag, is posing a health hazard of its own, as there has been an increase of pollutants from it. ......The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Luke Naeher at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. ......"Athens is a college town, and we have thousands of colleg...

War Spreading AIDS a Myth-UNHCR

The idea that war, forced migrations, refugee crisis, large-scale rape of women in sub-Saharan African nations has increased the prevalence of HIV in that area is a myth. This is according to a new study by UNHCR of seven African nations that was published this week in the British medical journal The Lancet. ......There are no data to show that refugees fleeing conflict spread HIV infection in h...

Make Up Unhealthy for Skin

Make up on a daily basis can be very unhealthy for the skin. The skin absorbs almost 5lb of chemical into the body in a year by the usage of daily makeup. Mr. Richard Bence, a biochemist, told that this is more dangerous than swallowing the chemicals as they get absorbed straight into the bloodstream. ......Women, across the globe, use a vast range of cosmetics everyday to look their best, but...
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