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France says no known health impact from mobile phones

France says no known health impact from mobile phones

Oct 15, – The National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (Anses) said that, in lab tests, electromagnetic emissions had had a “biological” effect on cells, although evidence for this was “limited.” But it saw no grounds for recommending any changes to existing laws as there was “no demonstrated impact” on health. It said, […]

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Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

Oct 14, – When 7-year-olds had irregular bedtimes, they were more likely to have behavior problems than their peers with a consistent time for their nightly shut-eye. And, the study also found that the longer a child had been able to go to bed at different times each night, the worse his or her behavior […]

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Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Oct 13, – Their study included 233 elderly, white patients whose mental function was assessed before heart surgery and five years after. A certain gene appears to increase risk for mental decline after heart surgery, a new study suggests. Between 30 percent and 50 percent of heart surgery patients have a decrease in mental function […]

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Combat stress with proper diet, water intake

Combat stress with proper diet, water intake

Oct 13, – Nail biting, excessive smoking, obesity and overeating are some of the symptoms of stress, which can be overcome with a balanced diet and by drinking enough water in a day. With high pressure schedules and long working hours, stress is becoming inevitable. It is important to beat it the right way. “Eat […]

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Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Oct 13, – Injecting a local anesthetic into an area of the neck that communicates with the brain’s temperature regulation zone was associated with a 50 percent reduction in hot flashes among women with moderate to severe symptoms, the researchers reported. A shot in the neck may curb extreme hot flashes associated with menopause, a […]

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Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Oct 12, – In general, doctors abuse alcohol and drugs at about the same rate as everyone else: Studies estimate that 10 percent to 15 percent develop a substance-abuse problem in their lifetime. When doctors abuse painkillers or other prescription drugs, they’re usually not doing it to get high. Instead, they’re doing it to deal […]

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WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

Oct 11, –  “Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern and is a substance which disperses into and remains in ecosystems for generations, causing severe ill health and intellectual impairment to exposed populations,” WHO head Margaret Chan said in a statement. The World Health Organisation and campaigners launched a […]

October 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Choose shoes with caution

Choose shoes with caution

Oct 11, –   Jacqueline Sutera, a doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery here, and Neal Blitz, Chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and the creator of the Bunionplasty, shares the dangers of our favourite shoes. If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these […]

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Almonds don’t add to body weight: Study

Almonds don’t add to body weight: Study

Oct 11, – “This research suggests that almonds may be a good snacks option, especially for those concerned about weight,” said Richard Mattes, professor of nutrition science at Purdue University in the US. Snacking on almonds helps in reducing hunger while improving dietary vitamin E and fat intake without increasing body weight, according to a […]

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Steady Rise in Thyroid Cancer Not Explained by Better Screening, Study Says

Steady Rise in Thyroid Cancer Not Explained by Better Screening, Study Says

Oct 11, – Better detection alone doesn’t explain the dramatic increase in thyroid cancer cases seen in the United States over the past three decades, a new study says. Researchers who looked at records for more than 200 patients were unable to show that advances in screening are behind the jump in thyroid cancer cases […]

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