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Leg muscle exercise important for heart failure recovery
Leg muscle dysfunction is closely related to the severity of symptoms in heart failure patients, a new study has said. ANI

'Freshman 15' weight gain busted as 'myth'
An average college student gains between 2.5 and 3.5 pounds during the first year of college as opposed to the popular "the freshman 15" belief, a study has revealed. ANI

Nail salons and barbershop could up hepatitis transmission risk
According to a new report, the risk of contracting hepatitis from reusable instruments used in nail salons and barbershop visits cannot be excluded. ANI

New tool may help improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Scientists have come up with new computer-based tools, which would assist doctors in speeding up the process of identifying and treating cancer. ANI

Targeted brain stimulation increases cigarette cravings
Scientists have found that stimulating brain activity may provoke relapse when smokers are attempting to quit. ANI

Lifetime psychological traumas may lead to irritable bowel syndrome
Researchers have revealed that psychological and emotional traumas experienced over a lifetime - such as the death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, house fire or car accident, physical or mental abuse - may lead to adult irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). ANI

Even 1 drink a day can cause gastrointestinal problems
Moderate alcohol consumption - just one drink per day for women or two for men - could lead to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and subsequently cause gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea, a new study has suggested. ANI

Impact of cigarette smoking continue even after quitting
A new study including an Indian-origin scientist has found that cigarette smoking may impair pancreatic duct cell function even after quitting, putting all smokers at risk of compromised digestive function regardless of age, gender and alcohol intake. ANI

Calorie intake reduction key to longer life
Consumption of fewer calories can slow down the process of ageing and the development of age-related diseases like cancer and type 2 diabetes can be delayed, says a new research. ANI

Yoga meditation has 'wide-ranging effects' on health and performance
Mindfulness meditation, which is an essential part of Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, is now entering mainstream due to its effectiveness in combating stress and improving quality of life. ANI

'Rejuvenated' stem cell therapy for elderly comes closer to reality
Scientists have successfully transformed cells from patients as old as 100 into stem cells virtually identical to those found in embryos, paving way for a new era in regenerative treatment for the elderly. ANI

Yoga can help ease chronic back pain better than conventional methods
Yoga, compared to conventional methods, can be a better treatment for chronic lower back pain, a new major study has suggested. ANI

Happy people 35pc less likely to die early
A new study has found that people who are happy and have a positive outlook live longer - and the higher your levels of contentment, the lower your risk of premature death. ANI

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