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People more comfortable running than walking

Friday, 06 January 2012 18:20
Washington, Jan 6: People feel more comfortable running rather than walking when they start moving at around two metres per second or about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Gregory Sawicki and Dominic Farris have discovered…

Exercise cuts bowel cancer risk, shows study

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:56
Sydney, Jan 4: People who are most physically active have a lower risk of bowel cancer than the least active, according to an Australian study. Researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Institute for Medical…

Regular medication can ease severe asthma attacks

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 18:39
Washington, Jan 3: A quarter of severe asthma attacks could be averted if only patients took their prescribed medication regularly, according to a new study by the Henry Ford Hospital “Our findings demonstrated a relationship between medication adherence and asthma…

Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:20
London, Jan 3: The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific protein which will target the most virulent strain of the virus. Researchers from the Imperial College London, the Hull York Medical…

Cancer patients seek to reclaim life

Monday, 02 January 2012 20:08
New Delhi, Jan 2: It has been a year since Shalu left school, and all that the 13-year-old cancer patient can think about these days is going back and joining her friends. “I am hopeful of getting well soon,” says…

Alcohol pushing teenagers to risky sex

Sunday, 01 January 2012 14:48
London, Jan 1: Teenagers’ drinking habits are making them indulge in sex beyond their desire, causing an epidemic of risky sex, doctors in Britain have warned. According to the Royal College of Physicians, many youngsters admit going “further than intended”…

Black tea is beneficial for health

Saturday, 31 December 2011 12:53
London, Dec 31: While many people prefer being cautious about taking too much tea at home or workplace, researchers now suggest that by taking three cups a day one can slash heart attack’s risk by 60 percent and dramatically reduce…

Hormone replacement therapy tied to breast cancer

Friday, 30 December 2011 15:54
Toronto, Dec 30: Post-menopausal women should think twice before going in for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because it is tied to breast cancer globally, reveals a study. The study by McMaster University researchers, that found consistent evidence that use of…

Pet cats double allergy risk in adults

Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:21
London, Dec 29: Keeping a cat as a pet nearly doubles the risk of developing allergies, researchers have warned. The study found that while having a feline as a child may protect against future ailments, getting one in adulthood is…

New ‘sensitive’ test may help diagnose heart attack within hours

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 13:40
Washington, Dec 28: A highly sensitive new test may soon enable quicker diagnosis of heart attack than is currently possible, a new study has suggested. One of the most common reasons patients seek care in an emergency department is for…