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Armstrong again faces doping charges


June 14th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is facing new charges from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).The American, who has switched to the triathlon after retiring ... Read more...

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Baby born with no blood saved by doctors


January 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A baby born no blood was saved by doctors after an extraordinary procedure. The baby was initially left for dead and left to stay that way for ... Read more...

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Amanda Holden has a scary time while giving birth


January 26th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Details are emerging about what took place when Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden went into labor. The British newspaper Daily Mail reports that the 40-year-old had ... Read more...

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Plasma could cure common cold


December 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas could help overcome the common cold, a new study reveals. Scientists have discovered that a stream of matter known as ... Read more...

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HIV spreading among China’s elderly: 80-year-old infected


August 6th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) A nearly 80-year-old man in China has been diagnosed with HIV, with doctors saying he got infected due to "frequent unprotected sex".The case is the latest ... Read more...

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GM cloned piglets in China ‘bring transplant hope for humans’


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Chinese scientists hope the country's first group of genetically modified (GM) cloned piglets could help in the successful transplant of animal organs into humans."The genetically modified piglets ... Read more...

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‘Universal blood’ could replace blood grouping


March 10th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have taken an 'important step' toward the development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to 'type' blood to match donor and recipient before ... Read more...

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Universal blood could make blood grouping redundant


March 10th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) Scientists are developing a universal blood product that would do away with the necessity of matching blood groups before transfusion.Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues from McGill University ... Read more...

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New vaccine technology shows promise against hepatitis C virus


February 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): University of Copenhagen scientists have succeeded in developing a vaccine, which provides future hope for medical protection from hepatitis C.In this type of hepatitis the virus hides in ... Read more...

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Lance Armstrong’s New Zealand holiday


January 30th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Jan 30(ANI): American racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has been spotted in holiday hotspots across New Zealand as he takes time out from the drug allegations that continue to swirl around him.According ... Read more...

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‘Armstrong may become symbol for decades of corruption in professional cycling’


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 23(ANI): American racing cyclist Lance Armstrong's former bike mechanic and personal assistant believes the seven-time Tour de France champion is in danger of becoming a permanent "symbol for decades of ... Read more...

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Armstrong ‘pushed us towards’ banned boosting agent EPO: Ex-teammate


January 19th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19(ANI): American racing cyclist Lance Armstrong encouraged members of his former team, Motorola, to use the banned boosting agent EPO, a former teammate has claimed.Stephen Swart, a teammate in ... Read more...

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Mad cow disease can also be transmitted through air: Study


January 14th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): University of Zurich researchers have discovered that prions - the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease and its human version Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder - could also be transmitted ... Read more...

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Human skin turned into blood by Canadian scientists


November 8th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Canada have managed to turn human skin into blood. The feat is very important because it will give scientists the breakthrough they need in finding ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s ‘may spread through infection’


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that proteins responsible for Alzheimer's can spread through infection.Neurologists have found that the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's can form when the proteins ... Read more...

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HIV virus used to cure teenager of blood disorder


September 17th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists relied on "defanged" version of HIV virus to treat a teenager with a genetic blood disorder. The 18-year-old suffered from the inherited condition beta thalassemia and required monthly ... Read more...

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HIV poses increasing risk to Chinese women


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 8 (ANI): Chinese women are more susceptible to contracting AIDS, with the latest research announced by UNAIDS, saying that by the end of 2009, women accounted for more than 30 ... Read more...

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Drink, obesity behind steep rise in liver deaths


August 30th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Binge drinking and obesity are contributing to a steep rise in deaths from liver disease. The number of deaths from damaged, diseased and worn-out livers has gone up ... Read more...

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More cyclists back claims of systematic doping by Armstrong


August 5th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 5 (ANI): More cyclists have supported and detailed claims that seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and his former United States Postal Service team participated in systematic ... Read more...

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‘Blood transfusion can raise heart attack risk’


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Concerns are being voiced that while blood transfusions have saved lives, they may have also taken some. Recent studies suggest a blood transfusion during surgery increases the patient's risk ... Read more...

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Human rights panel seeks report on ‘infected’ blood transfusion


July 19th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sought a reply from the Rajasthan government within four weeks on a report that three thalassemia-afflicted children in the state ... Read more...

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Now, a quick and affordable microfluidic HIV test


July 17th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A researcher at UC Davis has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing, which is quick and pocket friendly.Biomedical engineer Prof. Alexander Revzin's microfluidic ... Read more...

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Landis reveals Armstrong sold racing bikes to fund doping program


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 3 (ANI): American cyclist Floyd Landis has claimed that former cycling champion Lance Armstrong raised funds for an elaborate doping program by selling off expensive racing bikes provided by ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General calls on efforts to halt women dying in childbirth


June 8th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for concentrated efforts to end women dying in childbirth.Ki-moon the situation described as a “scandal,” saying even simple clinical procedures such ... Read more...

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Soon, paper test to determine blood type


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) A paper test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies is in the offing, scientists say. The test, which involves ... Read more...

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Now, paper ‘dipstick’ test to determine blood type


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first "dipstick" test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies.Appearing in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical ... Read more...

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Safdarjung Hospital students call off hunger strike (Lead)


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Over 300 medical students and some junior doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital, on hunger strike since Tuesday demanding better hostel facilities, Wednesday decided to call off their ... Read more...

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Sardarjung stir intensifies, hospital hit (Lead)


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) It was a harrowing experience for thousands of patients at the Safdarjung Hospital Wednesday as over 300 medical students and some junior doctors continued their strike for ... Read more...

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Gay men should not be banned from donating blood, say AIDS research pioneers


May 26th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Pioneering AIDS researchers have called for a change in policies that ban gay men from donating blood - calling the move unscientific and wrong.Dr. Mark Wainberg and Dr. ... Read more...

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Armstrong denies claims made by drug cheat Landis over blood doping


May 21st, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 21(ANI): Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has dismissed disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis's allegations that he and other members of the U.S. Postal Service cycling team were involved ... Read more...

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Lance Armstrong part of elaborate doping system in cycling, claims drug cheat Landis


May 20th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 20(ANI): Disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has admitted that he and other members of the U.S. Postal Service cycling team, including Lance Armstrong, were involved in blood ... Read more...

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Benefits of endovascular stent repair for traumatic aortic injury


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): American cardiovascular specialists have shown the benefits of endovascular stent repair over open-chest surgery for traumatic aortic injury.Royce Calhoun, a cardiothoracic surgeon and principal investigator of the research, ... Read more...

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Soon, a “biological passport” to catch sports cheats


December 12th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released guidelines on the long-awaited "athlete biological passport", a way to spot cheats by monitoring them for suspicious changes in normal physiology. ... Read more...

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Miracle baby survives 11 blood transfusions in womb!


November 18th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Baby Jasmine Tanner needed as many as 11 blood transfusions in her mother's womb to live.Doctors had no other option but to repeat the procedure after it was ... Read more...

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