Posts tagged “Research Study”

Is there A Link Between Age, Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer?

March 30th, 2011
Is there A Link Between Age, Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer?

Recent research suggests there may be a link between men who lose their hair at 20 and the prevalence of getting prostate cancer later. French scientists found that men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer also showed signs of baldness in the early twenties. They were twice as likely to be going bald by age […]

Richer Ghanaians More Likely To Have An Abortion

March 30th, 2011
Richer Ghanaians More Likely To Have An Abortion

Research in Ghana comparing rich literate and poor illiterate women found the richer women were more likely to seek an abortion. The research which was carried out by the University of Cape Coast Department of Population and Health suggests that the second commonest cause of death among women was due directly to unsafe abortions. In […]

Can Healthier Eating Lead To Better Eyesight?

March 28th, 2011
Can Healthier Eating Lead To Better Eyesight?

Can the old adage – eating carrots improves your eyesight – really be true? Well, scientists recently decided to test it. However, although no direct link has been found to confirm this old wives’ tale, researchers do appear to suggest eating healthier is likely to benefit vision as well as overall general health. Speaking with […]

Very High Incidence Of Infertility In Gulf Region

March 25th, 2011
Very High Incidence Of Infertility In Gulf Region

A study by researchers at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia has found a very high incidence of infertility in the Gulf. As high as 20% in fact. Addressing a medical conference in Riyadh, Dr Hassan Jamal, a gynaecology and obstetrics professor at King Abdul Aziz University in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah […]

Can Financial Rewards Help You Lose Weight?

March 25th, 2011
Can Financial Rewards Help You Lose Weight?

The answer seemingly is yes and no. According to a study published in the US Journal of General Internal Medicine, people who are obese will readily lose weight if they thought they would lose money. However once this financial inducement stops, they are unlikely to continue. The study involved participants being given weight loss counselling […]

Omega 3 Could Help Prevent Blindness

March 18th, 2011
Omega 3 Could Help Prevent Blindness

Scientists in the USA have suggested that Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, could help prevent blindness. Researchers working at the Boston Children’s hospital have already found that Omega-3 helps prevent retinopathy, a disease that causes eventual blindness, as result of leaking blood vessels. However the same researchers think the fatty acids […]

Is Cosmetic Surgery An Economic Barometer?

March 18th, 2011
Is Cosmetic Surgery An Economic Barometer?

It seems so, if Utah is anything to go by. A cosmetic surgeon and a leading economist in the US State carried out some research last year using blind interviews with patients. They were astonished at what was found. It seems that when the economy is doing well, people are prepared to have plastic surgery; […]

New Device Could Cut Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

March 14th, 2011
New Device Could Cut Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Scientists at Edinburgh University are working on a new device which they believe could cut the number of people suffering from hair loss during chemotherapy. They also think it could reduce other side effects including sickness and a weakened immune system. The device uses palladium particles to set off reactions within cells; the palladium is […]

Possible Blindness Cause Found

March 2nd, 2011
Possible Blindness Cause Found

A group of international scientists believe they may have discovered a reason for one of the causes of blindness. If right, they hope a cure is not far away. One of the major causes of blindness is age related macular degeneration. This accounts for around 50,000 cases in the United Kingdom alone each year. It […]

New Potential Male Infertility Cure On The Horizon

January 24th, 2011
New Potential Male Infertility Cure On The Horizon

Recent research has found that antioxidants may play a crucial role in helping male infertility. It is well known that antioxidants are helping to prolong life, so it is interesting to note it might just help in creating life. Infertility has a number of causes, some being environmental, but one cause – oxidation – is […]

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