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. Talking to unborn child helps in emotional bonding: Study
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study conducted by an anthropologist at the University of Michigan suggests that prospective parents give their unborn baby a head start on life by talking to him, reading stories and playing classical music.

. Bacterial infection may cause or worsen asthma attacks in children Washington, May 1 (ANI): A type of bacteria called Mycoplasma pneumoniae could be responsible for triggering asthma attacks in children who have never experienced them before, and may exacerbate wheezing in children who already have asthma.

. Now, a magical potion that defies age!
Washington, May 1(ANI): This one seems like a gift from the Gods to help you stay immortal forever. Scientists have developed a wonder cream that claims to stop people from growing old. So humans could live for ever and stay wrinkle-free.

. Anemia associated with disability in older adults
Washington May 1 (ANI): Older adults with anemia have more disabilities and score lower on physical performance and strength tests than those without anemia.

. Enhanced counseling eases depression for AD patients' caretakersWashington, May 1 (ANI): The spouses of Alzheimer's patients often experience extraordinary psychological stress, but a new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers shows that a six- session counseling and long-term support program substantially eases the depression of people caring for a loved one with the devastating brain disease.

. Genetic link between hereditary breast and prostate cancer: StudyWashington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that the risk for prostate cancer is significantly elevated in men who are part of families with a hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer

Unrecognized cost of depression among senior citizens
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study reveals that depression among senior citizens carries a huge unrecognized cost.

. Now, a drug to prevent stillbirth in pregnant women
Washington, May 2(ANI): According to a study conducted by researchers from two French institutions, the University Hospital in Nimes and the University of Montpellier, Enoxaparin, an anticoagulant, has proven to be an effective preventive measure against stillbirth in pregnant women with hereditary thrombophilia.

. Rb2 protein expression as a cure for ovarion cancer
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Temple University, have found that Rb2 protein expression could be used for curing ovarian cancer.

. Laser pointers can damage your eyes!
Washington, May 4(ANI): The light emitted by the laser pointers is at least a million times brighter than the light from an average bulb and can damage the eyes severely.

. Anti depressants, the new smoking cessation aid for women
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study conducted by National Institute of Drug Abuse has revealed that bupropion could be a potential smoking cessation aid for women.

. Inflammatory diseases may lead to chronic anemia: Study
Washington, May 4(ANI): Researchers at the University of California and Los Angeles have found that a protein in the immune system is responsible for stimulating a chain reaction which may lead to chronic anemia in many patients with infections and major inflammatory diseases.

. UK parents battle sterilization moves by their under age girls
London, May 4 (ANI): Parents in London are reportedly a worried lot these days, as their young daughters are getting themselves sterilized for upto three years without permission.

. IMRT revolutionises cancer treatment
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy or IMRT when used alone or combined with surgery, has been shown to greatly increase the chance of survival for patients with head and neck cancer while greatly reducing painful side effects.

. Vitamins raise levels of bad cholesterol: Study
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study conducted at the New York University School of Medicine suggests that vitamins, such as E, C, and beta carotene could raise the production of the bad form of cholesterol in the liver, which transports cholesterol into the artery walls.

. Abuse, depression may cause non-epileptic seizures
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (NES) with episodes in which the patient stiffens and jerks, but are not due to epilepsy, are becoming increasingly common in children and adults.

. Asthma patients live in constant fear of dying
London, May 4 (ANI): A new research claims that more than half a million people who suffer from asthma live in fear that their next attack will kill them.

. People can be taught how to control pain: Study
London, May 4 (ANI): People can learn to suppress pain when they are shown the activity of a pain-control region of their brain, a new study suggests.

. Caffeine consumption linked to high BP in adolescents
Washington, May.4 (ANI): Drs. Margaret R. Savoca and Gregory A. Harshfield have identified a link between high caffeine consumption and increased blood pressure in black adolescents.

. Diet as important as medicines to control diabetes: Study
Washington, May.4 (ANI): A Penn State researcher has revealed that for type 2 diabetes patients, eating habits and meal planning matter as much or more as medicine for maintaining blood sugar control.

. Spinach-based pigments can cure some forms of blindness: Study
London, May 4(ANI): A research team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee has proposed a truly extraordinary cure for some forms of blindness.

. Stress, tobacco and drugs take their toll in pregnant women
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Stress, the use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs, by pregnant women, can be dangerous to the life of both the mother and baby, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University Medical Center.
. House plants purifies air!
Washington, May. 3 (ANI): Researchers from the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania have said that indoor house plants, besides bringing greenery to the house, also purifies the air.

. Alternative, supplemental breast imaging methods tested
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Physicians and engineers are collaborating to test three new imaging techniques to find breast abnormalities, including cancer.

. No gender disparity in the treatment of asthma: Study
Washington, May.3 (ANI): A study presented at the 2004 Paediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Francisco has found that asthmatic children admitted to pediatric medical centers received equal quality of care regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.

. Breast milk helps reduce obesity!
London, May.3 (ANI): An American research says that breast milk contains a protein that could reduce the risk of obesity.

. Increasing use of child safety restraint in auto trips
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a study conducted by the Partners For Child Passenger Safety (PCPS), a research partnership of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm(r), parents are increasingly placing their children in child safety restraints during automobile trips.
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. Small gene responsible for causing heart attacks!
London, May 6(ANI): Scientists at the Toyko's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research have discovered a gene, which seems to play a crucial role in heart attacks.

. Genital wart cream kills skin cancer sans surgery!
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): Dr Stephen Shumack, a dermatologist, has revealed that a skin cream named Aldara designed to treat genital warts is killing skin cancers so successfully that there is rarely any need for surgery.

. Gene therapy can reduce alcoholism in rats
New York, May 6 (ANI): A new study indicates that, genetically predisposed alcohol-preferring rats can be treated with the help of gene therapy. Since rats are considered the best models to study human alcoholism, this could help in the treatment of Alcoholics.

. Weight loss-exercise combo curbs onset of arthritis: Study
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Moderate weight loss along with regular exercise can help in the treatment of osteoarthritis, claim researchers at the Wake Forest University.

. Parkinson's cure may lie in your teeth!
Washington, May 5(ANI): A new study conducted at the University of Michigan suggests that dental pulp cells provide great support for nerve cells lost in Parkinson's disease and could be transplanted directly into the affected parts of the brain.

. Smoking parents more than double their children's asthma symptoms
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Parents should quit smoking if their children suffer from asthma, as second hand smoke can prove to be fatal, a new study has revealed.

. Farm work is risky for children: Study
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Baling hay, catching pigs and driving a tractor are all in a day's work for many children of America's farm families, but farm work can be risky, especially if a child is not mentally or physically prepared for it.

. Fat cells offer new hope in skeletal defect repair: Study
Washington, May 5(ANI): A new study conducted at the Stanford University Medical Center indicates that certain types of cells from fat tissue can repair skull defects in mice.

. Barbie-shaped women are the most fertile!
London, May 5(ANI): At last, the western man's penchant for women with an hourglass shape may have some biological justification.

. Brain cells show gender difference!
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Injured brain cells die differently in females and males and that means the two genders may need different treatments for brain injuries, according to a study done by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

. Muscular men on TV give inferiority complex to average males!
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers from University of Central Florida (UCF) have said that TV images of muscular men lifting weights and endorsing cologne leave men feeling depressed and unhappy with their muscularity, which may lead to steroid abuse.

. Iron deficiency in infancy cause for poor cognitive performance
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that infants who suffer from iron deficiency score worse in cognitive and motor tests as teens.

. Foolproof method to distinguish Alzheimer's from dementia
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have identified a novel method of distinguishing Alzheimer's disease from other types of dementia.
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Old 08-03-2004, 02:29 PM
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Wow, Lifestar! That is a wealth of information!
Thank You for providing it for us

I was reading the one about anemia in older adults.
I have a very low immune system and have been anemic off and on in my life. I have extremely low energy which I am sure is tied in with this.

(Another area.........kind of personal...but my periods are EXTREMELY painful and lasting longer than normal.....I go to the doctor on the 23rd to get on another kind of hormone pill becasue the (Femhurt) I am taking is not working any longer. Any suggestions on wht I might ask the doctor to prescribe.
Thanks for your help!!)

Do you know of any diets that can increase my immunity and energy levels?

thanks,train who loves and but no !!!!
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Train.. You might want to peruse some of the threads in the Women's Health forums..

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or perimenopausal hormonal disfunction?

There is a miriad of reasons for the symptoms you are experiencing...

I also suppose I should getback to the Daily Health Updates!

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. Anti-HIV protein evolved 32 million years before AIDS: Study
Washington, July 30(ANI): A new study conducted by researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggest that a protein that the body uses to attack the AIDS virus is actually a stealthy defense mechanism that evolved 32 million years before the emergence of HIV.
A simple blood test can save diabetics from amputation: Study
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Canadian researchers have come out with a new study that suggests that diabetic patients can avoid the horror of an amputation by simply undertaking a preliminary blood test.
Kids good at storytelling, are good at maths too!
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Maths and storytelling may seem worlds apart, the former involving imagination and creativity, and the latter stressing on calculations and logistics, but a new study by scientists at the University of Waterloo suggests that preschoolers early storytelling abilities can predict their mathematical ability later in life.
Osteoarthritis drugs loose effect after two weeks: BMJ
Washington, July 30(ANI): A new study published in the British Medical Journal(BMJ) suggests that using topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis is only beneficial for the first two weeks.
Lack of brain synchronisation cause for autism: Study
Washington, July 30(ANI): Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh claim to have unravelled the mystery behind autism, a system wide brain disorder that limits communication and interaction skills.
Regular condom use decreases women's genital tract disease risk
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A multi-center study from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) said that women wishing to decrease their risk for a common and serious infection of the upper genital tract called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) should make sure that their sexual partners use condoms regularly.
Better treatment for Hepatitis C patients with HIV found
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study published in today's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, has suggested that Hepatitis C patients infected with HIV, can safely use peg- interferon and ribavirin.
Seeking revenge or craving for choclate is all in your genes!
London, July 29 (ANI): No need to feel upset about your urge to seek revenge, for it's all in your genes.
Gene, which inhibits the growth of breast cancer identified
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University Of California Irvine have identified a gene that exhibits estrogen- blocking ability and inhibits the growth of tumors. The study also claims that mutation of the gene causes breast cancer in women.
Your nerve cells spell out your success in sex!
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Stanford University scientists have found that a cluster of nerve cells in the central nervous system of a male fly play a crucial role in courtship behaviour and the resultant mating can provide valuable clues to the understanding of human sexual behaviour.
Smoking enhances risk of chronic renal failure
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A study to be published in the American Society of Nephrology next month has revealed that chain smokers or those who have been smoking for a long time have 50 percent increase in their risk of progressive kidney disease.
Diet transition from omnivorous to low fat is easily achievable
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study appearing in the summer 2004 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation shows that the transition from a standard omnivorous diet to a low-fat, vegetarian diet helps people lose weight, lower blood pressure and improves overall health, especially for patients.
Lithium may also help to keep Alzheimer's at bay
Washington, July 28 (ANI): According to a study, Lithium, which is commonly used for the treatment of manic depression, might also help to keep Alzheimer's at bay. Patients who take the drug to stabilize their mood disorder are less likely to succumb to dementia.
Here's how your birth month can affect your health life!
London, July 28 (ANI): The month in which your are born not only has a bearing on your destiny but also on your health.
Electric stimulation to ease pain in spinal cord injuries
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord can provide some relief to people suffering from a nerve- related injury, claims a new research.
Research shows why sickness is "all in the head"
New York, July 28(ANI): A new study by professors at department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign has found that for people with inflammatory disorders, the feeling of being sick is "all in the head".
Now, 8 to 11 year-olds can wear contact lenses
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Kids with spectacles kids can now heave a sigh of relief for if a new research is to be believed, they can soon opt for contact lens.
Smokers, just pop Vitamin A and keep your lungs healthy!
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Richard Baybutt, a Kansas State University researcher, has discovered a link between Vitamin A and emphysema in smokers while studying the relationship between vitamin A and lung inflammation.
Researchers link strange body movements to autism
London, July 28 (ANI): A new research conducted at the University of Florida in Gainesville, US suggests that strange body movements may reveal whether infants have a mild form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. According to New Scientist, the researchers asked parents of the children who were later diagnosed with Asperger's for videos when they were less than a year old. And they scrutinised them frame by frame.
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. Vitamin rich cornflakes may be harmful for your health!
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Starting you day with Kellog's cornflakes might not be such a good idea after all, if the Danish authorities allegations that the products manufactured by the breakfast cereal giants are harmful, are proved correct.

. Premature babies at greater health risk: Study
Washington, Aug. 13 (ANI): A Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHC) study has revealed that premature babies, who are generally considered as healthy as full-term infants, actually risk facing serious health problems.

. Red wine keeps your heart healthier than gin!
Washington, Aug 13(ANI): A recent study conducted by researchers at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia suggests that red wine is more heart-healthy than gin.

. Increased thyroid hormone level triples risk of miscarriage
Washington, Aug 12(ANI): University of Chicago researchers have showed, for the first time that an excess of thyroid hormone during pregnancy has a direct toxic effect on the fetus, tripling the risk of miscarriage and reducing the average birth weight of infants who survive.

. Avoid back, neck pain with less heavy school bags: Study
Washington, Aug.12 (ANI): A professor of physical therapy has strongly recommended that both parents and schools should ensure that their wards carry less heavy school bags to avoid possible physical ailments or deformities later.

. Your heart's whispers can prevent your impending heart troubles!
Washington, Aug.11 (Ani): Listening to your heart may not only make your life easier but also help you to protect your heart from impending troubles.

. Your name spells out your sexual success!
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Whether you are the kind of guy who scores every night or the type that goes without a date for months on end, you could blame it on your name, as a new study has revealed that the vowels and consonants in your name have a subconscious affect on how attractive you are to other people.

. Eating habits greatly affect your child's oral and overall health
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers at the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have stated that the eating habits of school children exercises a huge impact on their oral and overall health.

. Gene responsible for prostate cancer discovered
Washington, Aug 10(ANI): Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a gene that appears to be important in the development of prostate cancer.

. It's official,size does matter in sexual selection!
London, Aug.10 (ANI): Size does matter when it comes to choosing and inviting your mate as the larger or bigger you are, the easier it is to drive away other suitors and win your mate.

. A mentally stimulating job can save you from Alzheimer's!
Washington, Aug 10(ANI): A new study conducted by researchers from the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine suggests that people with Alzheimer's are more likely to have had less mentally stimulating careers than their peers who do not have Alzheimer's.

. Cardiac arrest without chest pain more fatal: Study
Washington, Aug 10(ANI): A new study published in CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, shows that cardiac patients without chest pain have triple the death rate of other cardiac patients and are less likely to receive medications to slow the risk of a heart attack.

. Robots called Da Vinci will give you your new kidney!
London, Aug 10(ANI): For the first time ever surgeons in England are planning to use robots to help them through kidney transplants.

. Women's anxiety is all in their genes
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Women may be more prone to stress-related anxiety and mood disorders because of their genes, claims a study carried out by the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse.

. Your eyes can reveal your hypertension!
Washington, Aug.10 (ANI): The secret behind hypertension could lie in your eyes.

. Drinking water in the UK means drinking Prozac
London, Aug 9 (ANI): An Environment Agency report in Britain has revealed that traces of the anti-depressant drug Prozac can be found in the nation's drinking water.

. Ammonia emissions linked to salivary gland cancer
Washington, Aug.9 (ANI): Ammonia emissions increase the mortality rates of patients with salivary gland cancer, a new research reveals.

. The pain is all in the brain!
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University college London, have found that people under a hypnotic spell are capable of imagining the same kind of pain as actual physical pain thus stressing the fact that certain kind of pain originates in the brain rather than the body.

. Premature babies have less grey matter: Study
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Researchers at The Stanford University have found that specific areas of the brain may be smaller than normal, in premature children.

. High carbohydrate diet may lead to breast cancer: Study
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Instituto de Salud Pzblica in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston have found that the risk of developing breast cancer is twice as high in Mexican women, for whom carbohydrates represent more than half the daily diet, than those who take a more balanced diet.
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Sorry I haven't been posting on this thread lately.. Since the end of the summer my life has gone topsy turvey!! But I'm going to try to keep up for you all.. Here is a new installment of health news...


. Location of body fat crucial in predicting heart attacks in women
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A study carried out by researchers of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and published in the journal 'Epidemiology' has revealed that for elderly women, the location of body fat is more important than total fat amount in predicting future heart attacks.

. Estrogen's bone loss prevention mechanism revealed
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a significant new link in the chain of the immune system events through which estrogen prevents bone loss.

. Umbilical cord blood holds clue to development of childhood allergies
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A study published in the journal 'Thorax' has revealed that high levels of antibodies to allergens in a baby's umbilical cord blood might be more important in the development of childhood allergies and asthma than exposure to allergens.

. Every glass of red wine helps combat cancer: BMJ
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Here is some good news for wine drinkers, every daily glass of red wine reduces the risk of getting lung cancer by about 13 percent, a new study conducted at a Spanish hospital has found.

. Yoghurts and fruit drinks are not health friendly!
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Yoghurts and fruit drinks usually thought to be healthy for kids are largely useless, scientists have revealed.

. Similar rhyming words create false memories in children
Washington, Oct 27(ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Lancaster University suggests that younger children process words primarily on the basis of phonology, or sound, while older children and adults process words primarily on the basis of semantics, or meaning.

. Women hesitant to check for signs of breast cancer
London, Oct 27 (ANI): According to a research by Macmillan Cancer Relief center one in five women do not check their breast for signs of breast cancer.
. Electric shocks can boost your verbal skills!

London, Oct 27 (ANI): A team of researchers from the US National Institutes of Health has claimed that connecting a battery across the front of the head can boost verbal skills.

. Halle Berry's gift from God is diabetes!
New York, Oct 27(ANI): Halle Berry might be taking insulin shots daily to keep her diabetes in check, but she doesn't treat the disease as a curse but a blessing in disguise.

. Fatty foods increase memory loss and impair learning ability
London, Oct 27(ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the Saint Louis University in Missouri suggests that a high-fat diet is bad for the brain and also impairs learning and memory.

. Pregnancies in the 50s will be commonplace in 10 years
Sydney, Oct 27 (ANI): Fertility experts have claimed that technology is advancing so rapidly that within 10 years it will be common for women in their 50s to give birth to healthy babies.

. 'HIV-like virus' transmitted to humans via bushmeat
Sydney, Oct 27(ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore suggests that a virus similar to the HIV strain which causes AIDS, has passed from apes to humans as a result of eating "bushmeat" in central Africa.

. Asthma risk directly proportional to no of cigarettes smoked a day
London, Oct 26(ANI): Cigarette smoking might have been long touted as being injurious to health, and now, this view gains ground in a new study conducted by researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health which suggests that people who smoke are 33 percent more likely to develop asthma than those who do not.

. Drinking tea sharpens your memory, may prevent Alzheimer's!
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A cup of tea can help to sharpen your grey cells. A new research has revealed that drinking regular cups of tea improves memory prowess.

. Cosmetic surgery is not as glamorous as it may seem
London Oct 26 (ANI):Cosmetic surgery is not as easy or hassle free as television serials or celebrities going under the knife may suggest, according to a guideline issued by plastic surgeons for potential patients.

. Insects can soon evolve into a range of new human infectious diseases
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new research published in the October edition of 'Nature Reviews: Microbiology' has revealed that insects and other invertebrates are the arena for the evolution of new infectious diseases in humans.

. Gene that causes diabetes found
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre has found that the action of a gene in the body is associated with type 2 diabetes.

. Testosterone deprivation affects men's memory
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University have found that testosterone deprivation in men affects verbal memory and men undergoing prostate cancer therapy forget things faster than their healthy counterparts.
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