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Out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure


September 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure by causing its muscle to malfunction.Scientists have known for a while that several heart proteins ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical fosters anxiety


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life tends to foster anxiety by altering gene expression in a brain area which detects and respond ... Read more...

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Mamata raps civic bodies for negligence in preventing dengue


September 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Criticising civic bodies run by both her Trinamool Congress as also the opposition Left Front for negligence in combating dengue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Mamata visits dengue patients, repeats tips to fight disease


September 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday paid a surprise visit to a private hospital to monitor treatment of dengue patients and for the second ... Read more...

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IOC ’sad’ at dope suspicion over Chinese swimmer


July 31st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday that doping in sports and groundless suspicions over stunning performances are "very sad"."You have to remember this is ... Read more...

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Pinki undergoes sex test (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and currently in judicial custody for alleged rape, underwent a gender determination test Tuesday ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disease rising in India: Doctors


March 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Minimal physical activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are some of the reasons that are resulting in an increased number of chronic kidney diseases - ... Read more...

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Diet patterns may keep brain from shrinking


December 29th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) People whose diets are rich in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to have brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's disease, say experts.Those whose ... Read more...

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Low vitamin C levels elevates heart failure risk


November 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 14 (IANS) Patients with low count of vitamin C are 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a protein that risks inflammation and heart disease, ... Read more...

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New blood test to diagnose heart attacks


September 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A possible new blood test based on the presence of a protein released after a heart attack, could help diagnose an attack, new research suggests.Loyola ... Read more...

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10 dead, over 2,000 hit by dengue in Pakistan


September 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) A recent outbreak of dengue fever in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab has led to the death of at least 10 people and affected 2,256 others, ... Read more...

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Day nine: Anna’s health deteriorates (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The health of Anna Hazare continues to deteriorate, doctors said Wednesday as his fast for a stronger anti-corruption entered day nine."We recommended that he (Hazare) ... Read more...

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Indian athletes should do blood tests every month: Johnson


July 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, a double Olympic bronze medallist, says it is best for Indian athletes to get their blood tested every month by a ... Read more...

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Kerala temple’s elephants enjoy a break


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guruvayoor, July 2 (IANS) For 46 of the 63 elephants at the Sree Krishna Temple here in Kerala, it's time to sit back and enjoy a month-long break that comes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Robbie Williams takes testosterone jabs!


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams says he has experienced change after he started injecting himself with a sex hormone twice a week.The 37-year-old admits he uses testosterone ... Read more...

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High levels of lead found in 99 Chinese kids


May 16th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) Excessive levels of lead have been found in more than 300 people, including 99 children, in a province in eastern China, officials said.The legal representative for ... Read more...

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Biomarker-based blood test can predict metastasis risk in melanoma


April 16th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with melanoma has been identified.Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Treating high BP, cholesterol, diabetes may delay Alzheimer’s


April 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit lesbian couple to open first gay-only fertility centre


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): A lesbian couple in UK are set to open Britain's first gay-only fertility centre, which costs just 9.99 pounds a month.Natalie Drew, 35, and Ashling Phillips, 32, who ... Read more...

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BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find promising new TB vaccine candidate


March 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising candidate for a new vaccine.The protein could also be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise may increase cravings


March 9th, 2011 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Exercise may increase our desire to feast on doughnuts and chocolate, making it difficult to shed the extra pounds, a study has revealed.The research suggests that ... Read more...

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Exercise can make you want sugary foods even more


March 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Exercise can increase people's desire to eat sugary foods such as doughnuts, making it difficult to lose weight, a study has revealed.The finding suggests that nearly half of ... Read more...

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Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

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Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetics


February 25th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.The urine test, ... Read more...

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Struggling with yo-yo diet? Key protein could end your weight woes soon


February 24th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists claim they have discovered a key protein that signals whether you will be more vulnerable to weight gain after coming off a diet.Yo-yo dieters constantly grapple with ... Read more...

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Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur


February 12th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific ... Read more...

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Sun exposure, vitamin D may lower multiple sclerosis risk


February 8th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple ... Read more...

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New protein drives prostate cancer cells to ’suicide’


February 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified a protein that halts growth of prostate cancer cells and even drives them to commit 'suicide'.A drug that boosts levels of the protein, called FUS, ... Read more...

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Bret Michaels Released from Hospital After Heart Surgery


January 27th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rocker Bret Michaels has once again overcome incredible odds after being released from the hospital after undergoing heart surgery just three days ago to repair a hole in ... Read more...

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New Zealand Cricket plays down Vettori’s health concerns


January 9th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Jan 9ANI): New Zealand Cricket has denied suggestions that captain Daniel Vettori could be suffering from a serious illness despite feeling lethargic for several days.Vettori looked a shadow of himself in ... Read more...

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Brit woman’s ‘cyst’ was actually a baby boy


December 4th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 04 (ANI): A Brit woman who was wrongly treated for a cyst on her ovaries was amazed to find that the "growth" was actually a baby - and she was ... Read more...

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Chromium has no nutritional effect: Study


November 28th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new research has stated that Chromium III, which is considered as an essential component of healthy diet, has no nutritional benefits.A paper authored by University of Alabama ... Read more...

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New stroke pill more effective than traditional remedy


November 16th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A daily pill to prevent strokes could replace the traditional treatment based on rat poison for patients with an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), researchers said.A trial of more than ... Read more...

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Driver Arrested In Accident That Killed Saddletramps Motorcycle Club’s Bikers


November 15th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez San Diego, Nov 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Their moment of celebration turned into a worst nightmare for a group of motorcycle riders belonging to the Saddletramps Motorcycle Club when they were ... Read more...

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