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Scientists develop novel tumour busting technique


December 7th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 7 (IANS) Even after tumours are surgically removed, they have a nasty way of coming back despite a heavy dose of chemotherapy or radiation. Researchers are now ... Read more...

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MRI can help locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels


April 30th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): According to a study recently presented at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta, an MRI can locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Botox, facial fillers help old stars to look young


April 19th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Wondering what magic pixie dust is keeping all of our favourite stars looking between 25 and 35, no matter when their birthday is? Here is the answer."Celebrities ... Read more...

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Heating up pelvic nerves could halt premature ejaculation


March 16th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Heating up pelvic nerves could halt premature ejaculation and help prolong sex for men.The new therapy works by de-activating the nerve that transmits pleasure signals to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea reduces drowsiness during daytime


January 28th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo surgery to improve their breathing get a better night's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified


December 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).RFA, ... Read more...

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New robotic catheter guidance system to treat abnormal heart rhythms


February 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): People suffering from abnormal heart rhythms are now being treated at hospitals with a new robotic catheter guidance system."The robotic system enhances a doctor's natural ability, and we ... Read more...

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Revolutionary surgery may cure high blood pressure


December 28th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) British medical scientists have demonstrated a revolutionary new operation that can effectively "cure" persistent high blood pressure and takes under an hour to carry out. The surgery, described as ... Read more...

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Op that ‘cures high BP’


December 27th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Doctors in Britain have carried out a one-hour operation that could cure high blood pressure, it has been revealed.Called renal sympathetic-nerve ablation, the procedure apparently disrupts signals from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel minimally invasive technique to treat snoring


October 5th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have suggested a novel, minimally invasive procedure that may help treat patients who snore.They said that radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that uses heat to shrink the tissue ... Read more...

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Indian-origin docs ablate atrial fibrillation using visually-guided laser balloon catheter


September 19th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): A pair of Indian-origin physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have become the first U.S. doctors to ablate atrial fibrillation (AFib) using a visually-guided ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet to blame for 25 percent of global sea rise in past 13 yrs


June 13th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has determined that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than expected, and is consequently responsible for nearly 25 percent of global sea rise in ... Read more...

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Now, a ’sweat-busting’ surgery that keeps ’sticky’ moments at bay


April 12th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 12 (ANI): Are sweaty underarms making you stay away from parties or meetings? Well, take heart, for help is at hand. Surgeons have developed an 8,000-pound, hour-long procedure that burns ... Read more...

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Laser op can end that stinky sweat from armpit for good


March 9th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): British surgeons are offering to permanently treat excessive armpit perspiration with the aid of a new 60-minute laser operation. The Laser Sweat Ablation service, launched on Monday, ... Read more...

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Surgeons employ microwave to destroy tumours


February 5th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Microwave ablation is a minimally-invasive option for removing liver tumours, which has been tried out at University of California's San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and its Cancer Centre."A ... Read more...

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New microwave technology may treat liver tumours


February 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): Doctors at UC San Diego Medical Center and Moores UCSD Cancer Center are offering a new minimally-invasive option for treating liver tumours, called microwave ablation.A liver tumour ... Read more...

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Scientists use gold nanospheres, near-infrared light to cook tumour


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 2 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have announced that they have been successful in equipping hollow gold nanospheres with a targeting peptide ... Read more...

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Indian-origin research seeks to treat the heart from the outside


January 25th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher has developed novel epicardial ablation techniques that may help treat the heart from the outside, without breaking through the organ''s tissue. "The heart is ... Read more...

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Novel blood test can diagnose heart attacks within minutes


September 10th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): A new technique that measures hundreds of molecular markers in the blood can confirm within minutes, rather than hours, whether a patient is having a heart attack. Researchers ... Read more...

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New treatment gives lung cancer patients two more years


March 23rd, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
London, March 23 (IANS) A new treatment that kills lung cancer tumours with heat greatly improves "survival time" among patients with inoperable lung tumours, says a new study. The study, by researchers ... Read more...

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Yale scientists develop technique to create new bone


February 15th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 15 (ANI): It will now be possible to initiate rapid formation of new bone at targeted locations in the body, for researchers have come up with a technique that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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