A recent study conducted from Prevention Education Program (PEP) Family Heart Study in Germany showed that childhood obesity can increase the risk of hypertension in children and adolescents up to six times. The study was presented by specialists at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, who compared the risk of prehypertension in normal weight children and adolescents with …
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A new study presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, revealed that drinking tea could lower the risk of death due to causes unrelated to the heart. For the study, researchers included 131,401 individuals aged 18 to 95 years who had a health check up at the Paris IPC Preventive Medicine Center between January 2001 and December 2008. They investigated the effects …
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You must have heard a few health benefits of drinking wine but did you know it can protect you against heart disease? All you need to do is mix daily exercise to it. According to a new study presented by Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic told the gathering at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain moderate drinking has protective effects in those who …
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September 1-7 is National Nutrition Week Nutrition is something we all usually take for granted. It is a common belief that if you eat some fruits and have food cooked at home it is a recipe for a healthy life full of nutrition. This belief often percolates to our children too. That tall glass of milk with one or two chapatis is what we think will keep our kids healthy, but did you know your …
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Ever wondered what happens inside your brain while you're watching a movie? Well, according to scientists your brain activity gets synchronised as you watch intense movie scenes. Structured movies that use a lot of cinematic devices and carefully composed shots do the synchronising effect to the brain in a better way than movies of unstructured reality, researchers say.Uri Hasson, a psychologist …
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What if an app can reveal what the person you are in a conversation with is thinking? This Google Glass - a soon to be launched smart eye-wear - app not only does that for you but can also tell the person's age!The emotion recognition software analyses the video on the tiny computer hidden inside the Google eye-wear and reveals emotions. It can gauge emotions such as anger, happiness, sadness …
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Dr Harsh Vardhan appealed to doctors and specialists to serve people in rural areas so that medical facilities in far-flung villages and areas are strengthened. Speaking at the Annual conference of the Society of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, the health minister said state governments were finding it very difficult to provide secondary and tertiary care. He gave the example off Mussoorrie where a …
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A new study has revealed that preventing formation of tentacle-like structures called 'invadopodia' can help in stopping the spread of cancer completely. The research group of Dr. John Lewis at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) and the Lawson Health Research Institute (London, ON) has confirmed that 'invadopodia' plays a key role in the spread of cancer. (Read: Latest cancer research: …
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A new study has suggested that overweight or obese teenagers are likelier to become regular smokers as compared to average weight teens. The study based on based on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health showed a correlation between high body mass index (BMI) and cigarette smoking in young adulthood. Lead author H. Isabella Lanza, Ph.D., research associate with the UCLA …
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Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported. Scientists from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine have reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of stem cells used to treat cancer patients. These findings could have implications that extend beyond cancer, …
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A recent research related to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) states that the Ebola virus is rapidly mutating, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. A study conducted on the initial patients being infected with the virus in Sierra Leone revealed more than 400 genetic modifications of the Ebola virus, which might prove detrimental for the ongoing treatment measures but also to the vaccines that …
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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said though the county faces shortfall of medical experts, they can still serve patients in a better way. He urged doctors to find ways to decrease the death rate. He said India is constantly keeping pace with the medical advancement but it faces a deficit of medical experts. 'The deficit of specialist medical practitioners has resulted in patients remaining …
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Tokyo after a busy day in the former Japanese capital Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples and sought Japan's help to combat sickle cell disease prevalent in tribal regions of India. On the first full day of his five-day trip to Japan aimed at boosting economic and security ties, Modi also exchanged notes on heritage conservation with Kyoto …
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A new study has found that stimulating a specific part of bran with non-invasive electric current, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, could boost a person’s memory. Senior author Joel Voss at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine said that the study showed for the first time that memory functions of the brain in adults could be specifically changed without surgery or drugs. …
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