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Study busts myth of ‘lefties’ being more gifted


June 8th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Psychologists have busted the myth that left-handed people are more gifted.In a study led by Professor Mike Nicholls, director of the Brain and Cognition Lab in ... Read more...

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Tourist dies of mosquito-borne virus in Australia


May 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) A 19-year-old Canadian woman has died after contracting a rare and incurable mosquito-borne virus while on holiday in Australia's northern region, officials said.The department of health ... Read more...

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Incurable mosquito virus hits Australia


May 18th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) A deadly mosquito-borne virus, that reportedly has no cure and no vaccination, has claimed the lives of two Australian people, officials said.The Murray Valley Encephalitis virus ... Read more...

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Iodized salt usage up by 20 percent in rural households: Study


April 25th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Use of iodized salt has increased by 20 percent in rural households, a study released Monday said, reflecting the success of India's iodine programme.The study ... Read more...

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Ecstasy linked to more than 200 deaths


April 25th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Ecstasy, the preferred drug over the past two decades among club goers, has been linked to more than 200 deaths in Britain. Ecstasy use can lead ... Read more...

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Mexican girl suffers brain damage in school beating


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ensenada (Mexico), April 20 (IANS/EFE) A 16-year-old girl suffered brain damage after being severely beaten by a 17-year-old classmate near a high school in the northwestern Mexican city of Ensenada, ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury


April 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain injury, researchers say. Jason Huang and colleagues at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Study says that freeway pollution causes brain damage


April 8th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) We are all living in a world that is constantly changing. Many of our actions are affecting the way we live or how healthy we are ... Read more...

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Exposure to vehicle pollution causes brain damage in mice


April 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that mice, which are exposed to short-term vehicle pollution, show significant brain damage, including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.According to the ... Read more...

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Long-term ecstasy users ‘risk structural brain damage’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new research suggests that long-term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage.Other research has suggested that people who use ecstasy develop significant ... Read more...

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Fatal brain disease spreads in Britain


March 30th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Nearly 40 people in Britain are at risk of developing a fatal brain disease through infected medical instruments, a media report said.CJD or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is ... Read more...

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Australian court allows couple to let newborn die


March 17th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 17 (IANS) An Australian family court has granted a Victorian couple's plea to have a "simple plastic tube" removed from their newborn baby's body, knowing it could kill ... Read more...

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Famous euthanasia cases across the world


March 7th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The contentious issue of euthanasia, mercy killing, has caught legal and public attention in the past both in India and abroad.While it is illegal ... Read more...

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Aruna Shanbaug will live, says Supreme Court


March 7th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Aruna Shanbaug will live, the Supreme Court ruled Monday on the case of the nurse who has been lying in a "persistent vegetative state" in ... Read more...

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Brain cells prone to Alzheimer’s attack grown in lab


March 4th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have grown brain cells that are prone to an attack from Alzheimer's for the first time in a breakthrough that could help reverse memory loss.The team from ... Read more...

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Stillborn Brit baby ‘comes back to life after 25 minutes’


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A British baby girl who died in the womb and was stillborn amazed doctors by coming back to life after 25 minutes.The drama began moments after Rachel Claxton, ... Read more...

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Only we can decide Aruna’s future, hospital tells apex court


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Even as the Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking mercy killing for Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, a nurse of the King Edwards ... Read more...

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Soon, nasal spray vaccine to fight Alzheimer’s, stroke


March 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are working on a nasally delivered vaccine that promises to protect against Alzheimer's as well as stroke.The new vaccine repairs vascular damage in the brain ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis vaccine given to five lakh children in Uttarakhand


February 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Udham Singh Nagar, Feb 15 (ANI): The Uttarakhand on Tuesday government organised an immunisation camp to administer Japanese encephalitis vaccine to more than 500,000 children, after a few cases of the disease ... Read more...

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Acute anemia ups risk of silent strokes in kids


February 12th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that severely anemic kids, especially those with sickle cell disease, are at a higher risk of having silent strokes.One-quarter to one-third of children ... Read more...

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Culprit for increased stroke injury with diabetes found


January 24th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one reason why people with diabetes can suffer more damage during strokes.Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and adult disability. Those ... Read more...

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Cooling stroke patients’ brains could aid recovery


January 24th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A group of Scottish doctors have suggested that cooling the brain of patients who have suffered a stroke could dramatically improve their recovery.They are joining others from across ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar treated for heart attack in Karachi hospital with Pak spy agency ISI’s help


January 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18(ANI): Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar was treated for several days in a Karachi hospital with the assistance of Pakistan's spy agency after he suffered a heart attack on ... Read more...

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11-month-old Oliver Denning drowns while bathing


January 10th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sheffield, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After losing her 11-month-old son in bizarre circumstances, Amy Denning seems to have a message for all mothers and parents at large.She warned that parents from all ... Read more...

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Mother Of 11-Month-Old Oliver Denning Warns Parents


January 10th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Amy Denning whose 11-month-old son Oliver Denning had a tragic death last year has warned parents to be extremely cautious about their kids. The 11-month-old baby ... Read more...

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We won’t pay blood money, say Indians on UAE death row (Third Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah/Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) Claiming innocence, 17 Indians sentenced to death for killing a Pakistani man in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have refused to settle the case by paying blood money ... Read more...

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No need for blood money, say families of Indians on UAE death row


December 31st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) Stating that their kin were innocent, the family members of the 17 Indians who are on death row in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a Punjab-based NGO ... Read more...

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Vaccine for deadly meningitis strain in offing


December 26th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) A vaccine against the deadly meningitis B - the strain against which there is currently no defence - may be available next year.Experts predict it will dramatically cut ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human brain stem cells in rats


December 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough that has the potential for people with brain damage, caused by epilepsy or Parkinson's for example, to use their ... Read more...

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New mechanism links cellular stress to brain damage


December 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism linking a specific type of cellular stress with brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative disease.The study is the first to highlight ... Read more...

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New technique could reverse damage caused by strokes


December 8th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that a new technique, which jump-starts the growth of nerve fibers, could reverse much of the damage caused by strokes."This therapy may be used to ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may aid in stroke recovery


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has found that bone marrow stromal stem cells may aid in stroke recovery.The study from the Farber Institute for Neurosciences and the Department of Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Chronic high cholesterol diet leads to brain damage: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibit pathologies ... Read more...

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Why hospitalized daytime cardiac arrest patients are likely to survive


November 15th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study has indicated that Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen ... Read more...

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Anthony Franzese sues landlord for $21 million over AC accident


November 12th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man is claiming $21 million from his former landlord. His request follows a freaky accident. Anthony Franzese was hit in the head by a falling ... Read more...

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