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Women suffer pain more intensely than men


January 24th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Women suffer pain more intensely than men in virtually every disease category, according to an exhaustive analysis.Stanford University scientists based the findings on a novel database ... Read more...

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Kids’ pain behaviour ‘linked to the way their family deals with pain’


April 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that adult children's strategies for coping with pain come from watching how their parents react to and deal with pain.Suzyen Kraljevic, from the ... Read more...

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Hypothermia therapy can benefit younger cardiac patients too


April 4th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young adult patients with genetic heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), could substantially benefit from hypothermia therapy."Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective ... Read more...

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Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.Acute ... Read more...

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Antibiotics do little to ease acute cough


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on easing its symptoms or speeding recovery.Clinicians and patients link ... Read more...

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Cannabis ingredient ‘can boost cancer patients’ appetites, sense of taste’


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the active ingredient in cannabis can help cancer patients regain their appetites and sense of taste.Loss of appetite is common among cancer ... Read more...

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Weight loss can improve osteoarthritis-related knee pain


February 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that weight loss can improve knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes."Our research on ... Read more...

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UAE charity campaign arrives in Egypt


January 15th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 15 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' humanitarian campaign to offer free health care services to needy children worldwide has arrived in Egypt. The specialist doctors and paediatric surgeons volunteering ... Read more...

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Starting dialysis early ‘ups risk of death’


December 7th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that patients who are starting dialysis too early are at an increased risk of death.Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a test that describes ... Read more...

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FDA Approves Botox To Prevent Migraines


October 18th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It has been reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Botox Injection that aims to prevent headaches among the adult ... Read more...

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Malnutrition ups risk of prolonged hospital stay


October 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that hospital patients admitted with malnutrition or who don't eat for several days are at greater risk of a prolonged hospital stay.The study, ... Read more...

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Man-made kidney could do away with dialysis, donor organs


September 7th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) An artificial kidney implant that would work as well as a natural organ is in the offing. The first prototype of the device just unveiled by the US ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise may improve asthma symptoms


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): Brazilian researchers have found that regular aerobic exercise may help improve respiratory symptoms and psychological distress in adult patients with asthma.Researchers evaluated the outcomes of an asthma ... Read more...

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Simple shot can save lives in accidents


June 16th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Tens of thousands of accident victims can be saved worldwide every year if they are administered a cheap, widely available and easily administered drug to help their blood ... Read more...

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Uninsured patients more likely to die from trauma than insured ones


June 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has shown that trauma patients without insurance are more likely to die of their injuries from auto accidents and gunshot wounds than privately insured patients ... Read more...

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How surfers can evaluate web-based health information better


May 26th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): American researchers have unveiled a new and improved approach that can help surfers to evaluate web-based health information.A research review conducted by a team from the University of ... Read more...

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Gene change linked to increased risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission


May 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): There is a link between specific variants of the gene that codes for a key immune system protein, TLR9, and the risk of mother-to-child, or vertical, transmission of ... Read more...

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Web, phone counseling may help smokers kick the butt


May 19th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has found that web- and phone-based counseling can be useful in helping smokers quit.A randomized trial compared three ways to deliver a behavioral smoking cessation ... Read more...

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Sickle cell disease ‘affects brain function in adults’


May 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a new study, adults with sickle cell disease scored worse on memory function tests than healthy adults, suggesting that the blood disorder may affect brain function.As pert ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia genes linked to brain signalling


May 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Genetics researchers analysed the genomes of patients with schizophrenia and found numerous copy number variations-deletions or duplications of DNA sequences-that increase the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease.Significantly, ... Read more...

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Best treatment for childhood epilepsy suggested


March 13th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) One of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, ethosuximide, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy, a new study says. The study group compared three medications typically used ... Read more...

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Best treatment for childhood epilepsy identified


March 13th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Doctors at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital have claimed that ethosuximide, one of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy.The experts reported ... Read more...

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Genetic variant that controls lung function and risk of COPD identified


December 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel genetic variant that appears to play a vital role in preserving the lung function and lowering the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

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Pets can help patients minimise medication


November 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The presence of pets can help adult patients -- particularly those recovering from total joint-replacement surgery -- minimise medication, according to a new study. "Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Intensive lifestyle changes, drug ‘cut type 2 diabetes risk’


October 29th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Rigorous lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss and oral drug metformin can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.Boffins at Washington ... Read more...

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Faulty ‘wiring’ in the brain turns schizophrenia on


October 27th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London, suggests that abnormalities in the white matter of the brain appear to influence ... Read more...

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Family-based intervention program can reduce anxiety risk in kids


October 11th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Centre have found that a family-based program can reduce symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among children.The study suggests that ... Read more...

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New drug that aims to ’seek and destroy’ cancer identified


October 7th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A research team led by Indian origin scientist has developed a drug to "seek and destroy" common cancers such as breast, prostate, endometrial, pancreatic, ovarian, skin and testicular ... Read more...

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Cosmetic eyelid surgery improves patients’ quality of life


October 5th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Cosmetic surgery to repair droopy eyelids has also been found to improve patients' overall quality of life, say researchers.Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-ro-plas-te) is surgery to repair droopy eyelids by removing ... Read more...

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Childhood kidney disorder may persist into adulthood with long-term complications


September 25th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A childhood kidney disorder, which was believed to disappear after puberty, is likely to persist into adulthood and cause significant long-term complications, reveals a new study.The study's researchers ... Read more...

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Exercise can combat fatigue in leukemia patients


August 4th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Exercise may be a great way to combat the debilitating fatigue in patients suffering from leukemia, say researchers.The research team from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ... Read more...

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Gargling with licorice solution can cut severity of post-surgery sore throat


June 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers from Lucknow have found that gargling with a licorice solution before undergoing surgery could reduce postoperative sore throat.Postoperative sore throat is a common and troublesome complication after ... Read more...

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AIIMS researcher claims non-toxic radioactive patch could treat skin cancer


June 16th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researcher from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has shown that a radioactive skin patch can safely and successfully treat basal cell ... Read more...

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Kids of anxious parents need help too


June 1st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) A family-based programme helped reduce symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among children of anxious parents, according to a recent study. Despite its small size, ... Read more...

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Brazil, Argentina confirm first cases of swine flu


May 8th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia/Buenos Aires, May 8 (DPA) Brazil and Argentina have joined the growing list of countries that have confirmed infections of swine flu within their borders. Brazil reported four cases as Health Minister Jose ... Read more...

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