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Moderate drinking helps in improved life quality


June 25th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Drinking in moderation helped one perform better on index measuring dexterity, emotion, mobility and the ability to understand, than abstaining completely. Researchers from US-based Boston University ... Read more...

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Researchers clarify link between salt, hypertension


January 12th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Excessive salt intake might not cause high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension by exerting pressure on the arteries, reveals a study. "The erroneous concept has prevailed ... Read more...

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Compound that halts poxvirus replication


January 4th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a compound that inhibits poxviruses from replicating and causing infections such as smallpox, vaccinia and monkeypox. Study co-author Ken Dower, post-doctoral fellow in ... Read more...

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Third generation contraceptive pills much riskier


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Tens of thousands of women should reconsider use of the so-called third generation contraceptive pill to reduce the risk of a potential blood clot. Women taking ... Read more...

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New contraceptive pills ‘likelier to double blood clot risk’


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A U.S. study has found that newer brands of contraceptive pill may increase more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots compared with older types.It is known ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.The novel cell screening method used in the study also clarifies the process behind tumor metastasis and ... Read more...

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LEDs may help improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury


March 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A study found that at-home, daily application of light therapy via light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp led to improvements in cognitive function and post-traumatic ... Read more...

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Standard re-treatment regimen for TB ‘failing’ in developing world


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle-income settings is failing.Researchers have called for improved access to rapid diagnostics ... Read more...

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Popular drugs could trip sex drive


March 8th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Drugs commonly used to treat urinary problems or hair loss can produce erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of libido even after the medication ia discontinued.According to ... Read more...

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Hair loss medications can affect men’s sexual health


March 8th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that 5a-reductase inhibitors, commonly used to treat urinary problems in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and found in popular medications to treat ... Read more...

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Hair loss drug may result in loss of libido in men


January 12th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), while improving urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and possible hair loss prevention, produces significant adverse effects in ... Read more...

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Cellular mechanism behind chronic inflammation, type 2 diabetes identified


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have uncovered the cellular mechanism responsible for chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.They demonstrated that certain T cells require input ... Read more...

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How specific viruses can kill cancer cells


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Boston University School of Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism by which specific viruses acting as oncolytic agents can enter and kill cancer cells.The study was conducted by ... Read more...

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New tool that can quickly identify dangerous viruses developed


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A simple diagnostic tool has been developed by Boston University researchers to quickly identify dangerous viruses like Ebola and Marburg.The biosensor, which is the size of a quarter ... Read more...

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Study says yoga reduces anxiety & improves mood


November 13th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 13 (ANI): Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than other forms of exercise, according to a study published in the November edition ... Read more...

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Yoga gives a boost to feel-good brain chemical: Study


November 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new research suggests that yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be ... Read more...

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Caffeinated drinks linked to increased risk of gout attacks


November 8th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): People who drink caffeinated drinks are at an increased risk of recurrent gout attacks, suggests a new study.Long-term caffeine intake has been associated with a decreased risk for ... Read more...

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Vegetable intake linked to decreased breast cancer risk


October 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that women with high vegetable intake are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake.Investigators of the Boston University ... Read more...

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Nothing beats yoga in managing mood, anxiety


August 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) There's nothing to beat yoga for managing mood and anxiety disorders. These findings by Boston University School of Medicine researchers show a link between yoga, decreased anxiety and ... Read more...

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Yoga better than walking for driving away anxiety, depression


August 20th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Feeling down in the dumps? Try Yoga, for it is superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety, says a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptive use linked to increased risk of breast cancer


August 4th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that African American women who use oral contraceptives have a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than nonusers.The study results were ... Read more...

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Keeping heart healthy may slow down brain aging


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Want to slow down the aging process of your brain? Well, then start keeping you heart healthy, suggests a new study.In the study, people whose hearts pumped less ... Read more...

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Boffins identify critical genes for Down syndrome


July 19th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified critical genes responsible for some aspects of Down syndrome, a well known cause of mental retardation and diseases like Alzheimer's.A team of scientists from the ... Read more...

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Genes behind whether you’ll live till 100 discovered


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A mix of around 150 variations in DNA sequence could act as an effective predictor of whether a person has the genetic artillery to live up to 100 ... Read more...

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Protein that modulates metabolic dysfunction in obesity identified


June 18th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new American study has identified the protein that modulates metabolic dysfunction in obesity.The findings of the research, conducted by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), have appeared ... Read more...

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Intimate partner violence against mums linked to kids’ obesity


June 8th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Mothers who are abused their partners are more likely to have obese children, claims a new study.Reported in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, ... Read more...

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Belly fat ‘increases dementia risk’


May 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): People with fat stomachs could be at a greater risk of developing dementia, scientists from Boston University School of Medicine have warned.For the study, Sudha Seshadri, and colleagues ... Read more...

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Music helps Alzheimer’s sufferers in remembering new information


May 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are better able to remember new verbal information when it is provided in the context of music even when compared to healthy, older ... Read more...

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Experts condemn use of anti-aging hormones


April 14th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A leading medical authority has criticised the use of anti-aging hormones.The condemnation comes in the wake of the American Medical Association's (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health's ... Read more...

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New approach for identifying smokers at highest lung cancer risk


April 8th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new approach for identifying smokers at the highest risk for developing lung cancer has been discovered by scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in collaboration ... Read more...

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Prepregnancy, obesity, gestational weight gain influence preterm birth risk


February 11th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain are associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, say researchers at Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center and ... Read more...

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BP drugs may cut dementia risk


January 13th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)-a particular class of anti-hypertensive medicines-are associated with a striking decrease in the occurrence and progression of dementia, scientists have found.Using data from the Decision ... Read more...

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Gene therapy to prevent lung disease progression discovered


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Boston University researchers have found a new gene therapy to thwart the progression of emphysema, a lung disease.Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency is the most frequently inherited form of emphysema ... Read more...

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Single gene mutations linked to lung disease risk


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): People with single-gene mutations that cause them to have abnormally low levels of the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin are highly susceptible to emphysema-a progressive lung disease that causes severe ... Read more...

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Fat hormone linked to Alzheimer’s disease


December 16th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new medical study, a hormone that helps to prevent over-eating may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease.Researchers from Boston University Medical Center in the US ... Read more...

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