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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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Hormone free male pill closer to reality


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a small molecule that may offer the first effective and hormone-free contraception for males, ever since the development of condoms.The study shows that ... Read more...

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Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... Read more...

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Men more prone to stroke during extra-marital-sex


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Men who cheat on their other halves are more likely to die during sex.The revelation emerged from a report published by the American Heart Association, looking ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in brain, say US researchers


February 4th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The female hormone estrogen found in the human brain plays a key role in obesity, which is not necessarily the problem of hips, thighs and bellies, ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... Read more...

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Brain key to near-perfect visual search


May 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Mammals survive in the wild because they can see and evade predators lurking in the shadowy bushes. This ability to recognise target objects surrounded by distracters ... Read more...

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Second gene linked with specific congenital heart defects identified


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital has found that a gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that ... Read more...

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Computerised brain map to revolutionise medical treatment


April 17th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) The world's first computerised brain map is expected to make breakthroughs possible in a range of medical conditions after its unveiling.Researchers said the map could ... Read more...

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Possible clues to tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer patients found


March 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer patients who become resistant to tamoxifen may have low levels of a protein called Rho GDI-alpha.Women whose tumors have estrogen ... Read more...

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Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

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DNA tests may also inadvertently reveal incest


February 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers using DNA microarrays to identify developmental disabilities or congenital anomalies in kids unexpectedly found that some have been conceived through incest.This has raised ... Read more...

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Dogs could be the key to getting sedentary teens off the couch


February 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study on dog ownership and adolescent physical activity has revealed that the key to get your sedentary teen off the couch is bringing a 'fun loving', ... Read more...

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Drinking vegetable juice ‘can help people meet key dietary guidelines’


February 4th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): New studies have suggested that drinking V8 100 percent vegetable juice may be a simple way for people to increase their vegetable intake and may help them manage ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise against brain cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists have successfully destroyed tumours of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumours with heat.Rice University bioengineers ... Read more...

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Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to making transplantable tissue in lab


January 13th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have surpassed a major roadblock in growing transplantable tissue in the lab-they've found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive.As ... Read more...

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Critical tuning dial for controlling body energy identified


January 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found what they believe is a critical tuning dial for controlling whole body energy.When energy levels within cells drop, it sets ... Read more...

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Set of proteins linked to over 130 brain diseases discovered


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Edinburgh University have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 brain diseases.The ... Read more...

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Video games help lower diabetes, obesity risks in kids


December 7th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a unique method to convince children to eat better and exercise more to fight obesity- video games.'Escape from Diab'(Diab) and 'Nanoswarm: Invasion from ... Read more...

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Why fatty diets during pregnancy make kids obese


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new research has indicated that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes (epigenetic changes) ... Read more...

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How much energy do we expend while walking?


November 14th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Why do children tire more quickly than adults when out on a walk? Walkers use the same amount of energy per stride, but it becomes less economical for ... Read more...

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Mom’s smoking during pregnancy ups SIDS risk


November 10th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that maternal smoking during pregnancy is a major risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), with nicotine likely as the active agent.Researchers ... Read more...

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Drinking 100 pc fruit juice means higher intake of essential nutrients


November 10th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Fruit juice drinkers were more likely than non-consumers to meet recommended levels of certain key nutrients, reveal researchers at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Baylor College ... Read more...

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MRI scans reveal ‘unique brain activity in people who bluff’


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): People who bluff exhibit a unique brain activity as seen in MRI scans, a study revealed.The US team said that the study could help shed light into what ... Read more...

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Golden bullet to kill stubborn cancer cells


October 28th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) A 'golden bullet' against breast cancer is being developed by scientists.Used with radiotherapy, the tiny shards of gold heat up and destroy the deadly cells that help tumours ... Read more...

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‘Gold bullet’ to kill breast cancer cells on the anvil


October 28th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, are developing a 'golden bullet' that will destroy breast cancer tumour cells.Used with radiotherapy, the tiny shards of gold ... Read more...

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Critics raise concern about direct-to-consumer genetic tests


October 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Critics have raised concern about the safety risks of Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests available from retailers and the Internet, which let people learn about their genomes without going ... Read more...

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Latest advances in treating stroke, Parkinson’s detailed in Neurology Journal


October 1st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A special issue of the journal Neurologic Clinics enlists the latest advances in treating neurologic disorders such as stroke, headache, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and sleep disorders."Great therapeutic strides ... Read more...

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Women need to chat to pep up libido


September 19th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Women with low sex drive just need a dose of good chat to pep up their love lives -- not Viagra. A third of women who chatted with doctors ... Read more...

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A good chat ‘may be enough to improve women’s sex lives’


September 17th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Women with low sex drive might only need to talk about their problems to improve their love life, according to a new study.Scientists discovered that a third of ... Read more...

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Placebo effect successfully treats women with sexual dysfunction


September 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): A new study reveals that women with low sexual arousal experienced clinically significant symptom changes after taking a placebo.Andrea Bradford, a psychologist at Baylor College of Medicine, along ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may help cure diabetes


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have developed an experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes.Using gene therapy, the team tried to counter the two defects that ... Read more...

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Waist circumference predicts rectal cancer surgery complications


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a patient's waist circumference can serve as a predictor as to whether the patient will experience complications in recovering from rectal cancer surgery."Being overweight ... Read more...

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