Archive for April, 2012

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Obesity likely to be the cause of hypertension

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A new study has found that obese people are at high risk of developing hypertension. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Toshimi Sairenchi from the Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan. The results of the study were published in the magazine “Journal of Hypertension”. Many previous studies have […]

Measles deaths down by 74 per cent

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

The latest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report said that measles deaths have decreased by 74 per cent worldwide during 2000 to 2010. The report was published in the April 23 issue of the online magazine “The Lancet”. However, these rates are very far from the World Heath Organization (WHO) targets. The WHO has targeted […]

Scientists develop scale to assess work addiction

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

A group of researchers from the Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, headed by Cecilie Schou Andreassen developed a scale to assess if a person is workaholic. The scale called Bergen Work Addiction Scale (BWAS) provides an easier and objective way to calculate the workaholic nature in a person. The findings were published in […]

UV rays increase T cell activity

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The ultraviolent (UV) rays therapy can increase the circulation of regulatory T-cell numbers which would cause the reduction of immune responsiveness, says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Anthony Ormerod from the University of Aberdeen, UK. The results of the study were published in the magazine “Journal […]

Scientist discover protein that causes sinus

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Researchers have discovered a protein named Interleukin 32 (IL-32) that causes Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research in Davos, Switzerland, headed by Michael B. Soyka, M.D. The results of the study were published in the April edition of the magazine […]

Eye tremors help in detecting Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

A new study has found that eye tremors help in detecting Parkinson’s disease at an early stage. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Mark S. Baron, MD from the VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. The study was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The results of the study […]

Eating fish reduces stroke risk in women

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Women can reduce the risk of getting stroke by 50 percent if they eat plenty of fish, says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Johann Geleijnse from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The results of the study were published in the magazine “PLoS ONE”. The aim […]

Central line infection on a decline in US

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The number of central line bloodstream infections in the United States is declining, as per the report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The central line infection surfaces when a patient is admitted in the hospital. The infection is mainly caused due to the central line tube. The tube is inserted into […]

Scientist find new drug effective in treating AS

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The drug named adalimumab (popularly known as Humira) is more effective in treating patients with ankylosing spondylitis, says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Joachim Sieper, M.D from the University Clinic Benjamin Franklin in Berlin. The study was supported and funded by the drug company Abbott Laboratories. […]

Now, video game to treat depression in kids

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Playing a particular video game can help treat depression in teenagers, says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Sally Merry, MD from the University of Auckland. The study was supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The results of the study were published in “BMJ”. The […]

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