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Religious beliefs cause sick children to suffer


August 14th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Parental hopes of 'miraculous intervention' are subjecting very sick children to futile care and prolonged suffering.Joe Brierley from Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond ... Read more...

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Kidney disease on rise in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan is witnessing a rise in chronic kidney diseases due to late diagnosis and a rising trend of high blood pressure and diabetes.Health experts reached this ... Read more...

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Smoking zaps healthy bugs, invites pathogens


February 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Smoking plays villain and causes the body to turn against its own helpful bugs, leaving smokers more exposed to disease, says new research. The mouth of ... Read more...

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Scientists inch closer to synthetic blood


January 11th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists have created particles that mimic some key properties of red blood cells, paving the way for the development of synthetic blood.The new discovery could also lead to ... Read more...

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Genomic analysis of prostate cancer unveiled


June 26th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have assembled the most comprehensive genomic analysis of prostate cancer to date.The hope is that the database will result in new drug targets and the development ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rooney’s ‘dynamite, quicksilver’ with the ball at his feet, says German skipper Lahm


June 26th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 26 (ANI): Germany skipper Philipp Lahm has said that ace striker Wayne Rooney is England's dynamite, and fears that he could strike form against the Germans' on Sunday.He said ... Read more...

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Boffins come closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis causes lung disease


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new American research has made an advance in scientists' understanding of how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition.The study by a ... Read more...

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New technology can help identify melanoma stage with more accuracy


February 24th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an important tool in the fight against the most serious type of skin cancer.Being aware of a patient's melanoma stage is crucial when ... Read more...

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Tobacco use ‘worsens outcomes in patients with HPV-positive head, neck cancer’


February 15th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center claim that patients with head and neck cancer linked to high risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, have worse outcomes if ... Read more...

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High-blood-pressure treatment ‘too aggressive’ for people over 80


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): An expert has cautioned that high blood pressure treatment for people over 80 years is too aggressive.Dr James Wright has said that the latest evidence suggests that less ... Read more...

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Duggars welcome their baby no. 19 by emergency C-section


December 12th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arkansas, Dec 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 19th baby for the Duggars popped in a bit early at just 25 weeks. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar welcomed their daughter Josie Brooklyn, who ... Read more...

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Nanoemulsion for burns could curb infection, reduce inflammation


September 15th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Using nanoemulsion lotion for treating second-degree burns sharply curbs bacterial growth, and reduces inflammation that could delay recovery, say University of Michigan scientistsU-M burn surgeon Dr. Mark R. ... Read more...

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Software may help diagnose cardiac infections


September 14th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) New research suggests that "teachable software", designed to mimic the human brain, may help diagnose cardiac infections in a non-invasive manner. Endocarditis -- an infection involving the valves ... Read more...

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Family history may help predict severity of mental disease


July 7th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers from Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) have revealed that family history can play a vital role in predicting the severity of mental disorder.They suggest ... Read more...

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New biomarker for fatal prostate cancer identified


February 14th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): After reporting excess calcium as an indicator of prostate cancer, researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin have now identified an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early intervention could slow progression of cystic fibrosis in infants


December 5th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): The progression of cystic fibrosis in infants could be controlled if they undergo early diagnosis of lung disease along with aggressive treatment, according to a recent study ... Read more...

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Potential target to stop breast-cancer metastasis identified


November 18th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a potential target to stop the most deadly part of breast-cancer metastasis.In ... Read more...

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Aggressive therapies against childhood eczema could help prevent asthma


July 7th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new Australian study has suggested that more aggressive treatment of childhood eczema may be an important step in preventing asthma.The study, conducted by researchers at the ... Read more...

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Low socio-economic status raises risk of death after cancer diagnosis


June 23rd, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Cancer patients with low socio-economic status are at a greater risk of dying after cancer diagnosis, according to a new study.The research led by Tim Byers, M.D. ... Read more...

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Poor at greater risk of death in cancer: study


June 23rd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Cancer patients from low income groups receive less pro-active treatment and have a higher risk of dying within five years of diagnosis, according to a new US study. ... Read more...

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Men more at risk of death from pneumonia


May 19th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 19 (IANS) Men hospitalised after contracting pneumonia are more likely than women to die the next year, in spite of aggressive treatment, according to a study. University of Pittsburgh researchers, ... Read more...

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