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Heart Is Better Off For Watching Comedy Films

The blood flow to the heart improves as one watches more comedy films, which makes a person laugh, according to a recent research. Researchers asked 20 healthy young adults to watch 15 to 30 minute segments of sad and humorous films, a minimum of 48 hours apart. // Participants were asked to abstain from drinking alcohol, using vitamins or herbs, or taking aerobic exercise the evenin...

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

The government and researchers are warning that blood transfusions can cause a serious and often-unrecognized lung problem that has been linked to more than 50 deaths// nationwide since 1990. About 8 million people donate blood and about 4.5 million patients receive transfusions each year. Testing for the antibodies in donated blood is difficult and not part of routine screening of the na...

Nasal sprays used for other ailments!

Nasal sprays are being used for safe and effective delivery of drugs for a number of conditions. According to researchers// at the Mayo clinic say that familiarity should be present with the use of nasal sprays to treat allergies such as hay fever. A nasal spray is a good way of delivering a drug, because it gets into the bloodstream fast through mucous membranes in the nasal area. Th...

Stroke also in list of common childhood ailments

The most common diseases among children that were known until now were chickenpox, ear infections, colds, etc. However, very recently, researchers and neurologists have found that stroke is also among one of the most common ailments //in newborns that often go unnoticed. A National Hospital's database analysis by Dr. Donna Ferriero, Chief of Neurology at the University of California showe...

High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Smoking Ban In Films

The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought a response from the central government on a petition by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt challenging the ban on smoking in films and TV that is scheduled to come into effect Oct 2//. A division bench comprising judges Mukul Mudgal and H.R. Malhotra issued notice to the union government, the health ministry and the information and broadcasting ministry. <br...

Palmist Claims to Diagnose Ailments Looking At Your Palm

Mohanan a palmist believes palmistry is a pure science//. The 44 year old chemistry teacher by profession but he reads people's palms and predicts their health conditions. His accurate predictions have even baffled the best doctors. After studying the line...

Now medicated coir to cure ailments

Thiruvananthapuram: Medicated coir mats spread across the walls of a patient's room have been found efficeffective acious in treating ailments like skin diseases, hypertension and rheumatic complaints, a study says.//A study group attached to the Government Ayurveda College here said patients kept in medicated rooms were cured in shorter less time than those staying in normal rooms....

Clergy blasts councilman's required-condom plan

Roman Catholic priests in Tulua, a Colombian town, are up in arms about a councilman's proposal that men and women 14 and older must carry a condom at all times to reduce unwanted pregnancies // and sexually transmitted diseases. Tulua's councilman William Pena has said he would be presenting a formal proposal requiring all men and women — even those just on a visit to the town — to carr...

PM's Intervention Sought To Implement Ban On Smoking In Films

The Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss urged the Prime Minister Mr. Man Mohan Singh to take the initiative for implementing the ban on smoking in the films and television. // With the ministries of health and information and broadcasting failing to reach consensus on modalities for implementing the ban proposed by Ramadoss, the minister approached Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resolv...

Filmmaker Prakash Jha To Set Up Ultra-Modern Hospital In Bihar

Filmmaker Prakash Jha has offered to set up an ultra-modern medical college and hospital in his home district of Bettiah in Bihar//. Jha said his desire to turn the Mata Janki Kunwar Hospital in Bettiah to a full-fledged medical college and hospital was part of his goal to see Bihar on the development path. "I would love to help and ensure better medical facilities to people...

Film Stars, Sportspersons Should not Promote Soft Drink Ads: Ramadoss

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss Friday urged film stars, sportspersons and other celebrities to desist from endorsing soft drinks in the larger interest of public health //. Addressing the inaugural programme of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Central Food Laboratory (CFL) here, he underlined the need for a strong food safety and regulatory mechanism...

‘Biofilms’-Clumped Bacterial Slime Cause Ear Infectin

Researchers have confirmed that their studies on bacteria that bunch into tough biofilms are the cause for the widespread and persistent ear infections// that irritate kids, which supports the idea that using antibiotics against these conditions is pointless. Otitis media, a condition of middle-ear inflammation is the most common reason for children to visit doctor and or antibiotic p...

Exercise Activities Helps To Avoid Heart Ailment

A new research has stated that it's never too late for a person to start exercising for cutting down their risk of heart disease.// The researchers particularly taking into consideration the people who were of the habit of being 'couch potatoes' explained that the exercise need not be of any strenuous nature but rather even simple measures like walking could make the difference. Dr Di...

Adults In Their Seventies Could Drink Alcohol To Help Against Heart Ailments

The study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reported the findings that adults in their seventies who drank up to seven alcoholic beverages a day were likely// to live longer and have fewer heart attacks. The study was conducted on 2.487 men and women without heart diseases in 1997 and 1998. The subjects were followed for five years. The study found that light to moderate...

Study Finds Divorced Women Are More Likely To Suffer from Heart Ailments

Researchers claimed to have found in their study that women who divorce are 60% more likely to develop heart disease later in life than those who remain in a married// relationship. The researchers had explained that even those who probably do find new happiness and remarry would still be likely to suffer ill health as a direct result of their previous failed relationship. They furthe...

Popular TV Star Making Film On Real Life New York Nightclub

Popular TV star, Wilmer Valderrama, is making a film about a real life New York Nightclub. The star of the hit TV series “That 70s Show” is making the movie on the club,// which treats people like celebrities in return for a hefty fee. According to contactmusic.com, Partybuddys was founded by James King and Jason Roefaro, and ferries clients, mainly out-of-town businessmen, who are r...

Researchers Warn Against the Use Of Garlic To Treat Childhood Ailments

Researchers from the University of Alberta conducted one of the first extensive series of studies on the use of garlic to treat// childhood aliment. The study has not found any conclusive results so far in the success rate of using this popular alternative therapy. However, the team has stressed that practitioners and parents must understand more about garlic before they use it to treat c...

Benefits of ADT Against Risk of Heart Ailments

Androgen deprivation therapy may aggravate heart disease in patients over age 65, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. // ADT is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer. The study results were based on data from CaPSURE, a national registry of men with prostate cancer. Although the findings need to be confirmed in clinical t...

Polypill for Heart Ailments Being Tested in India

The Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL), a leading Indian pharmaceutical firm, says it is conducting the first-ever clinical trials for an all-in-one polypill// for heart problems on 250 patients in the country. According to Raghu Cidambi of DRL, "We hope to put it in the market by the end of this year." The proposed polypill will contain drugs for dilating arteries, relaxing heart muscles...

New Hope For People With Liver And Kidney Ailments

Every year there are many deaths reported owing to higher levels of ammonia in the blood resulting in liver and kidney disease. Researchers from the United States// and Japan have come out with a possible solution for this. According to an article in the April 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal, there is a similarity between the protein which secretes ammonia in pufferfish gills and human Rh...

Indian Films With Smoking Scenes may Get 'A' Certificate

New Delhi, Films showing actors blowing glorious rings of smoke or village elders smoking a hookah may soon be out of reach for those below 18 years//. An autonomous body helping the Indian government in its fight against tobacco consumption has suggested that films showing smoking scenes should be awarded an 'A' (adult) certificate. Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI...

Acupuncture Points Way to Relief from Many Ailments

Your knee hurts, and every little movement is sheer torture for your aching back too. If medication or other therapy fails to help, acupuncture// can bring relief. Inserting fine needles into the skin and underlying tissues can also combat allergies, menstrual pain and even moderately severe depression. "Acupuncture helps primarily in cases of chronic and acute pain such a...

HIV Awareness Increases as Condoms are Distributed in Gujarat Theatres Screening Porn Films

Gujarat, the western Indian state is ruled by Hindu zealots. But they seem to have had the sense to take precautions against HIV/AIDS by encouraging distribution of condoms at vulnerable points . The move is paying dividends, officials say. Particularly making available condoms at theatres screening porn films in Surat has succeeded in spreading awareness of the epidemic among vulne...

PG-13 Rated Films Adversely Expose Kids to Violence

Researchers have found that PG-13 rated films are not safe for kids for they depict violence, which has a negative effect on them. The PG-13 rating strongly cautions parents that some material in the film might be inappropriate for children, but the rating still allows children under 13 to be admitted without a parent or guardian. The study was conducted by a team of researchers le...

Gay Film Festival Begins in Delhi

A ten-day long festival for gays began in the capital on Saturday. The Nigah Queer Fest will showcase over 20 films on homosexuality directed by many international directors. The films will be followed by panel discussions and a photographic presentation. The aim of the programme is to give voice to the issue in a country where Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (I...

Film Festival on Gender Sexuality Draws Crowds

Sensitive issues, poignant emotions and subjects that are not often discussed like cross-dressing, homosexuality and the human body were the mainstay of the international film festival on gender and sexuality, which attracted quite a crowd on its first day Saturday. Brought together by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), Prasar Bharati Corporation, the Mac Arthur Foundat...

Trade Center Collapse Caused Lung Ailments in Rescuers

This is perhaps the first clinical study that relates the collapse of the trade center to lung ailments in the rescuers, due to inhalation of dust and pollutants during the rescue operation. The rescuers seem to be suffering a rare type of lung condition which showed up a year after the catastrophe. Medical specialists from the Fire Department and from the Albert Einstein College o...

Mandy Moore Won't Mind Slimming Down for a Film

Singer/actress Mandy Moore admits that she doesn't mind when she is asked to shed few kilos for a flick . The 23-year-old insisted that its part of her job and there is nothing to get offended by it, for it is not a 'personal thing'. "It's not a personal thing, it's something that I have to do for my job: shape up a little bit," US Weekly quoted Moore, as saying. <...
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