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Obesity Raises Death Risk in Car Crashes

By | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:04

Being obese can raise the risk of dying after a car crash by up to 80 percent when compared to the risk faced by a person of healthy weight, a new study has found. Researchers say that the risk maybe lowered by incorporating new designs that take the drivers' weight into account.


Aspirin Use Raises Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:04

A new study has found that long-term aspirin use can lead to a condition known as neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


Tableware that Has Melamine Increases Risk of Kidney Stones

By | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:03

Eating hot food from melamine dishware can lead to an increase in levels of melamine in urine, says a new study. Researchers say that, although effects of melamine on human health aren't clear, high levels of the chemical in the urine may lead to kidney stones in both children and adults, reports HealthDay.


Facebook Users Report Frustration, Envy

By | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:03

Facebook users report having negative feelings like frustration and envy after spending time online , says a new study from Germany.

Nanoparticles with 'Heart of Gold' Starve Cancer Cells to Death

By | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:03

Researchers have found a way to kill cancerous lymphoma cells using a kind of nanoparticle that has a gold particle at its core, says a new study.

Many Kids Being Diagnosed with ADHD

By | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:02

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) cases among American children have soared in the past decade, according to a new study. Researchers also found that the rates of ADHD diagnosis amongst white children and black girls have increased dramatically.


Oxford Mathematician Explains the Body Mass Index Flaw

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:12

A mathematician from the University of Oxford has said that the Body Mass Index, a standard tool to measure obesity rate, is flawed because it doesn't account for the fact that some people are taller and so might be carrying extra natural weight, according to Mail Online.

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Loneliness Disrupts Immune System: Study Says

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:12

Being lonely can have significant effect on a person's immune response which in turn can lead to a risk of vulnerabilities to many health complications, says a new study.

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Researchers Develop Blood Test that Predicts Breast Cancer Relapse Risk

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:12

Researchers from Canada have developed a kind of blood test that can predict whether or a not a woman, who has undergone breast cancer treatment, have a relapse, reported Mail Online.

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Researchers Find a Way to Beat Asthma

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:11

An international study led by researchers from University of Newcastle has found a way to defeat the cause of asthma, according to media reports.

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ADHD Medication Delays Physical Growth in Boys

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:11

Teenage boys on medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have slower growth and be short and thin when compared to boys belonging in the same age group, says a new study.


Signs that the Child is too sick for School

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:11

Children fall ill many times a year and this happens because their bodies are learning to cope with certain organisms. However, most of the times, parents aren't sure when to let the child go to school and when to keep him/ her indoors to prevent the condition from getting worse.


Parent, Sibling Military Deployment Raises Drug Abuse Risk in Teens

By | Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:04

Youngsters whose parents or siblings have been deployed are more likely than their peers to use alcohol and drugs, says a new study.

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Father's Attitude towards Females Shapes a Woman's Ambitions

By | Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:04

Girls, whose fathers are less sexist and share household chores, are more likely to grow up to be ambitious at workplace than girls whose fathers don't help at home, says a study reported by Livescience.


Kids Preferring Rock, Punk More Likely to Suffer from Delinquency later

By | Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:03

Taste in music can predict a child's behavior in the future, especially whether he or she will be a delinquent adult, according to a new study. Researchers found that a preference to Rock, Goth or Punk at an early age is a strong predictor of future delinquent behavior.