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Vitamin D reduces respiratory diseases in children

Friday, August 31st, 2012

A new study has found that vitamin D can reduce the risk of acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in children by 50 per cent. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Carlos Camargo from the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The results of the study were published in the recent issue […]

Statin reduces mortality rate in type 2 diabetes patients

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

A new study has found that the type 2 patients who take statin drugs have less mortality risk as compared to the patients who take non-statin drugs. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Vilmundur Gudnason, MD, PhD from the University of Iceland. The results of the study were published in […]

Death risk of TNF inhibitors is same for arthritis patients

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The researchers found that the risk of death is same with various drugs for rheumatoid arthritis such as Remicade (infliximab), Enbrel (etanercept) and Humira (adalimumab). The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Dr. Julia F. Simard from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results of the study were published in the […]

Factors affect wellbeing of cancer patients

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The wellbeing of the cancer patients who get palliative care are affected by fatigue, appetite loss, depression, pain and drowsiness, says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Edward Chow from the University of Toronto in Ontario. The results of the study were published in the recent issue […]

West Nile virus hits Texas

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The West Nile virus caused several deaths in Texas this summer. The city of Dallas has declared a situation of emergency after the epidemic. So far 16 people died of the disease and more than 381 cases of illness have been reported. The highest number of affected people is from North Texas as the death […]

Suicide attempt common in ADHD girls

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The rate of suicide attempts and self-harm are very high in girls who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Stephen Hinshaw, PhD from the University of California, Berkley. The results of the study were published in the August issue of the […]

High energy food results in lack of sleep in men

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

A new study has found that the high energy-dense food partly cause lack of proper sleep and the problems associated with that such as cardiovascular diseases and obesity. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Aline Alves Santana from the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. The results of the study […]

Popcorn factory workers at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Friday, August 24th, 2012

A new study has found that workers in the factory that make diacetyl, a chemical that adds buttery taste to food, are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Swati More, PhD from the Center for Drug Design of the University of Minnesota. The […]

Thoughts of obesity make teens overweight

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A new study has found that the normal weight teenagers who believe that they are overweight tend to become obese in their later life. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Koenraad Cuypers from the HUNT Research Center at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway. The results of […]

Triclosan poses threat for heart health

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

A new study has found that the excess use of triclosan, an antibacterial chemical that is used commonly in soaps may affect the function of heart and skeletal muscles. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Isaac Pessah from the University of California, Davis, USA. The results of the study were […]

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