Women’s fertility risk from exposure to perfluorinated chemicals

Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals may reduce women’s fertility – Researchers have found the first evidence that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) ? chemicals that are widely used in everyday items such as food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products ? may be associated with infertility in women.

Retired athletes with mental decline after concussion

Brain function decline in healthy retired athletes who sustained their last sports concussion in early adulthood – Researchers have found the first evidence that athletes who were concussed during their earlier sporting life show a decline in their mental and physical processes more than 30 years later.

GSK’s alli for weight loss approved in Europe

GlaxoSmithKline receives European Commission approval to market alli? (orlistat 60mg) – A decision made by the European Commission opens access to a treatment that could help people who are overweight and obese.

Non dieting approach and relaxation training help obese

Non-dieting approach reaps health and well-being benefits in obese to improve overweight. – University of Otago researchers have found that non-dieting interventions to improve overweight and obese women’s health and well-being have a longer-lasting effect if they include relaxation training.

Dementia not in socially active old people

Socially active and not easily stressed? You may not develop dementia – A new study shows that people who are socially active and not easily stressed may be less likely to develop dementia.

Heart disease mutation carried by 60 million

By 2010 India’s population will suffer approximately 60% of the world’s heart disease. – Heart disease is the number one killer in the world and India carries more than its share of this burden. Moreover, the problem is set to rise: it is predicted that by 2010 India’s population will suffer approximately 60% of the world’s heart disease.

Hypertension treatment combo fails for blood pressure patients

Guideline alert for blood pressure patients as treatment combo fails (combination of ACE inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers) – Thousands of Canadians with high blood pressure (hypertension) are being treated with a drug combination that increases the risk of sudden cardiac death, kidney disease and the likelihood of dialysis, warns the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Healthy lifestyle is in mind

Psychological concerns are the most important barriers to an active lifestyle. – The main factors influencing the amount of physical exercise people carry out are their self-perceived ability and the extent of their desire to exercise.

Obesity starts in the head?

Obesity starts in the head? Six newly discovered genes for obesity have a neural effect – Obesity is known to increase the risk of chronic disorders, such as diabetes (type 2). An international team of scientists with German participation through the Helmholtz Zentrum M?nchen identified six new obesity genes.

Public private partnership in health sector

Health Minister invites diaspora to join in developing healthcare – Indian Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss has called for public-private partnership in health sector to meet the gap between supply and demand.

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