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Low adherence to statin
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New York, March 19  While statins prevent risk of death due to heart disease, a new study finds only about six per cent patients adhere to the medication, which may increase their risk of major cardiovascular event. According to findings, patients who took statins as prescribed at least 80 per cent of the time reduced Read more..

craving for liquor
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New York, March 19  Scientists have found that they can reverse the urge to drink alcohol, finds a study, which may open the door to developing drug or gene therapies to control alcohol addiction. The team at US-based Scripps Research used a laser treatment to temporarily inactivate a specific neuron, which not only reversed alcohol-seeking Read more..

obese
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New York, March 19  Besides genes and an unhealthy diet, your friends can also play a role in making you overweight, says a study, which found that obesity can spread through communities like a ‘social contagion’. The study showed social circles can influence a person to become obese, suggesting the risk of becoming overweight increases Read more..

Sugary drinks
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New York, March 19 Women who drink sugar sweetened beverages are at an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned. The study, led by Harvard University researchers, found that drinking 1-4 sugary drinks per month was linked with a one per cent increased risk of death and 2-6 drinks per week with Read more..

unsafe sex
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Toronto, March 19  Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, categorised people into three groups — heterosexual men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men — and found that Read more..

workplace raises productivity
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New York, March 19  Want better output from your employees? Promoting an environment of growth for all would lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among workers, say researchers. When employees feel valued for their personal characteristics and are recognised as important members, employee engagement, trust, satisfaction, commitment and retention improve, said Kim Brimhall, Read more..

Culture may affect gender difference
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New York, March 19  The different approaches to risk taking might not be inherent and could be shaped by culture and social environment, according to a study. Previous studies have shown that women are more risk-averse than men, and more likely to opt for a smaller sure thing than an all-or-nothing gamble, but Chinese and Read more..

9 genes behind eyebrow colours
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Beijing, March 18  An international research team has for the first time identified nine genes responsible for eyebrow colours. Eyebrow colour is one of the most recognisable visual traits of the human body. It has a strong correlation with hair colour, but scientists believe in the existence of overlapping and unique genetic components for both Read more..

PM2.5 raises diabetes
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New York, March 16  People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar levels after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, a new study suggested. Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes were more than five times as likely as those without the condition to Read more..

kin for summer heat
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New Delhi, March 16  The harsh summer heat can spoil your skin. Don’t forget to moisturise and keep yourself hydrated, say experts. Krishnan Venkateshwaran, Chief Scientist – ITC Ltd R&D, Dermafique and Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services & R & D from Kaya Limited, have shared tips to save your skin this Read more..

Louis Vuitton
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New Delhi, March 16 It was all about women for designer Namrata Joshipura, who showcased her autumn/winter line titled ‘Blend Out’ at the ongoing Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week here. With over 20 exuberant ensembles, Joshipura presented a ravishing range of gowns, jumpsuits and pantsuits in shades greys, black, blues, greens and reds. Talking about Read more..

Digital media linked to depression
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New York, March 16  Increased use of digital media may be partly responsible for the growth in the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders in the US over the past decade, suggests new research. “More US adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological Read more..