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Statins can prevent blood clot in veins by 25%

Using statins, commonly used to prevent heart attacks, may also have the potential to stop blood clots from forming in the veins by 25 per cent, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The condition, which affects millions globally, is one of the most preventable causes of hospital deaths, the study …

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Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk

Is your kid suffering from asthma? If yes, he or she may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, researchers have warned. The findings showed that young children with asthma were 51 per cent more likely to become obese over the next decade as compared …

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Drink less water to stay fit, says book

It is well known that one should drink a sufficient amount of water for keeping oneself healthy. However, here is a book which says that water consumption should not be in excess. Written by health expert Parmeshwar Arora, the book titled “Water – Elixir or Poison” talks about important facts …

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Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly

Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found. The findings showed that higher blood levels of a protein called soluble klotho — with anti-ageing properties — may help …

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Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study

Women from low socio-economic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, research shows. Cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death in women worldwide, with an estimated 8.6 million women dying every year. The findings showed that a lower socioeconomic status, …

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Heartbeat to soon unlock electronic health records

What if your heartbeat can safeguard your electronic health records in the near future? Researchers from Binghamton University believe so and have used the heart’s electrical pattern as an encryption key for electronic records. The cost and complexity of traditional encryption solutions prevent them being directly applied to telemedicine or …

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People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study. Conducted by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the Human Nutrition Programme at the Ohio State University, the study was a double-blind, crossover clinical trial focusing …

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Sankara unveils mobile eye clinic for rural Karnataka

Sankara Eye Hospital on Wednesday rolled out a mobile eye clinic to treat the affected in rural areas and remote villages across Karnataka in collaboration with global software major Microsoft. The customised rehabilitation bus ‘Maitri’ will visit the rural areas and remote villages to treat visually impaired patients and rehab …

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Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection

 Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology – Guwahati relied on ‘magic bullets’ of science, a class of molecules called aptamers, that can bind to virtually any molecule, …

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Eating red chilli may help you live longer

Wish to live longer? Eating hot red chilli peppers with cholesterol lowering properties may help, researchers say. The findings showed that consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke. People who were …

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