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8 Indian-Americans get medal for community service


May 17th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (IANS) Eight Indian-Americans are among the recipients of this year's Ellis Island Medal of Honour presented to more than 100 immigrants for their community service.The eight, ... Read more...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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Study says that Tai Chi is good for heart patients


April 26th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard have concluded a study that suggest that heart attack patients’ lives are improved if they practice the ... Read more...

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Tai chi can help heart failure patients


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi can perk up mood and prospects of patients with chronic heart failure."Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have ... Read more...

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Tai chi benefits people with chronic heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): The ancient Chinese meditative exercise of tai chi appears to improve the quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy for people suffering from chronic heart failure, according to ... Read more...

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Leptin restores fertility, may improve lean women’s bone health


April 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Women with extremely low body fat, including runners and dancers, and those with eating disorders may be able to restore their fertility and reduce their risk of bone ... Read more...

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Non-invasive brain stimulation ‘improves swallowing ability post stroke’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a pilot study, researchers found that stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did ... Read more...

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Potential treatment target for congenital heart disease identified


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Two separate but related studies have shown that two drugs - one already approved as an immunosuppressant and the other being tested as an anti-cancer agent - could ... Read more...

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To Help Waistline and Heart, Take Short Breaks From Sitting


January 13th, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For those whose jobs require that they sit at a desk all day, you may worry about the toll it is taking on your health, and you would ... Read more...

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Placebos work - even if patients know they are fake


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that patients could benefit from dummy pills even if they are told they contain no active ingredient.The findings by the researchers at ... Read more...

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Rare disease ‘paves way for creating stem cells’


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Harvard researchers have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish, they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back ... Read more...

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‘Sweet 16′ tool could rapidly identify cognitive impairments


November 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A research team has developed a new instrument called the Sweet 16 to rapidly assess cognitive status in older adults.Tamara G. Fong of Hebrew SeniorLife, Beth Israel Deaconess ... Read more...

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Study suggests it is easier to rewire younger brains


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that it is easier to rewire the brain in the early stages of life, however, in the later stages; it is difficult, but ... Read more...

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Histone ‘map’ yields key insights into fat cell formation


October 1st, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists have created a "map" of histone modifications in fat cells, which led them to discover two new factors that regulate fat formation- a key step on the ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate may be good for your heart


August 17th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Here's some good news for chocolate lovers - eating your favourite sweet once or twice a week can reduce the risk of heart failure, says a US study.The ... Read more...

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Boston man charged with embezzling over $1 million from hospital


February 24th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) – A Boston, Massachusetts man was charged with one count of health care theft and embezzlement of over $1 million from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, prosecutors announced on ... Read more...

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Why light worsens migraine headaches?


January 11th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Why do migraine sufferers go into a dark room during an attack? Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) have identified a new visual pathway that underlies ... Read more...

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Sunglasses may help ease migraine pain


January 11th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): For those who suffer from migraine, slipping on a pair of sunglasses may help ease the chronic pain, say researchers.Although it's long been known that light makes migraines ... Read more...

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Chronic pain ‘increases risk of falls in older adults’


November 25th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Chronic pain can be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new study.Researchers from the Division of Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have ... Read more...

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Gene mutation ‘key to glioma brain cancer growth’


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A mutated gene, called IDH1, could be the key to the development of some types of glioma brain tumour.The latest study, by US firm Agios Pharmaceuticals, has revealed ... Read more...

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Kennedy led high quality of life up to his death, say doctors


August 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug. 27 (ANI): Senator Edward M. Kennedy maintained a very good quality of life after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.He continued speaking in front of Congress and making public ... Read more...

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Tone-deaf people lack an important neural pathway


August 19th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Researchers have found that the nerve fibres that link perception and motor regions of the brain are disconnected in tone-deaf people.According to experts' estimates, at least 10 percent ... Read more...

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Restoring leptin sensitivity in brain cures severe diabetes, doubles activity levels in mice


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that restoring leptin sensitivity to a tiny area of POMC neurons in the brain's hypothalamus cures mice deficient ... Read more...

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Beef, chicken, fish may help treat stomach ulcers


May 16th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Beef, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy products and some fruits and vegetables could help keep stomach ulcers at bay, says a new study.Bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori are known ... Read more...

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Amino acid can offset gastric damage


May 16th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) H. pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers and gastric cancer affecting half the global population, is becoming highly resistant to antibiotics. A new study by scientists at ... Read more...

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Common virus may cause high blood pressure


May 15th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A common virus affecting 60 to 99 percent of adults worldwide can be a major cause of high blood pressure, finds a new study.The research team from Beth ... Read more...

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Diet prescribed to reduce BP may also lower women’s heart failure risk


May 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The DASH (short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet prescribed to help patients lower their blood pressure may also significantly reduce women's risk of developing heart failure, ... Read more...

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Delirium hastens memory decline in Alzheimer’s patients


May 5th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): An episode of delirium rapidly accelerates cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ... Read more...

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80-mln yr old protein found in bones and tissues of duck-billed dino


May 1st, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that ancient protein dating back 80 million years to the Cretaceous geologic period has been preserved in bone fragments and soft tissues of ... Read more...

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Fatty fish once a week cuts down risk of heart failure


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Eating salmon or other fatty fish once a week has been found to help reduce men's risk of heart failure, bolstering evidence that omega-3 fatty acids do benefit ... Read more...

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Big belly raises heart failure risk


April 8th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Carrying an extra four inches of fat around the waist can increase a person's risk of being hospitalised with heart failure, warn researchers.A study led by investigators ... Read more...

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Warm weather can trigger migraines


March 10th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): If you blame changes in the weather for your headaches, well, then you''re absolutely right. According to a new study, high temperatures and low air pressure trigger ... Read more...

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New mammalian genes that play roles in health, disease identified


February 2nd, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
London, February 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have announced the discovery of a vast new class of previously unrecognised ... Read more...

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Gene therapy proves beneficial for patients with rheumatoid arthritis


January 27th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): German scientists have found evidence that gene therapy reduces symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study led by an investigator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) ... Read more...

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Study confirms IVF technique’’s effectiveness in overcoming infertility in women


January 15th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Examining live birth rates following in vitro fertilization (IVF), scientists have found that the method is extraordinarily effective and largely overcomes infertility, especially in younger women. IVF is ... Read more...

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