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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep can slow you down


July 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) If you sleep only for five to six hours, it is bound to affect your work negatively. Experts recommend eight hours of sleep for ideal health ... Read more...

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Daytime naps could be early sign of dementia


July 17th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Napping frequently during daytime could be an early sign of dementia, or may even prompt it -- so beware, say neurologists.They have linked excessive sleep and ... Read more...

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Scientists discover E coli’s Achilles heel


July 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified E. coli's Achilles heel - a molecule's previously unknown role in fighting it off and other bacterial infections.The lethal bug continues to infiltrate ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cosmetics may spike diabetes risk


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The presence of phthalates (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes may elevate diabetes risk in women, says new research.Researchers ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of common skin cancer


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Drinking more coffee could lower the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the commonest form of skin cancer, according to a new study. "Our data indicate that ... Read more...

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Living alone spells higher mortality risk for heart patients


June 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Living alone could hasten one's death, especially among those who have suffered heart attack and stroke, says a new study. Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers ... Read more...

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Bad fat could decline memory


May 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Certain types of fat are linked with deteriorating memory and mental functioning, says a new study. For instance, a 'bad' fat such as saturated fat or ... Read more...

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Some ‘good’ cholesterol unable to protect heart


May 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A sub-class of high-density lipoprotein (HDl) cholesterol, known as "good" cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease (CHD) and in fact may be harmful, says ... Read more...

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Dental x-rays linked to most common brain tumour


April 10th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Frequent dental x-rays have been linked with higher risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed primary brain tumour, says a new study.The findings suggest that ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking after heart attack lowers death risk


March 28th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Men who drink moderately have a lower risk of death than non-drinkers, especially after surviving the first heart attack.Study co-author Jennifer Pai, assistant professor of medicine ... Read more...

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High and low dose aspirin can protect heart


March 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Aspirin can prevent heart attacks, both in high and low doses, says a new study.The World Health Organisation's latest figures show that 17 million people die ... Read more...

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Exposure to dirt in childhood promotes immunity


March 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The concept of exposing infants to germs in order to build up immunity is known as the hygiene hypothesis. Now, researchers of Brigham and Women's Hospital ... Read more...

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Mom’s voice perks up premature baby’s condition


March 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Premature babies, thrust into a highly specialised neo-natal unit which protects them from the ravages of untimely birth, sorely miss the soothing maternal sound. But, new ... Read more...

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Study reveals that migraines may lead to depression in women


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that women who have migraine are 40 percent more likely to develop depression during their lifetime. The risk of developing the ... Read more...

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Tablet computers cause postural problems


January 25th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London Jan 25 (IANS) The use of tablet computers such as the Apple iPad cause postural problems, which can be improved by placing them higher to avoid low gaze angles."Compared ... Read more...

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Restless legs, high BP among women linked


October 11th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A middle-aged woman who suffers from restless legs syndrome (RLS) has higher chances of developing high blood pressure.RLS is a common yet under-recognised disorder marked by ... Read more...

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Eavesdropping on cells’ chats with nano-sensors


July 18th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Using nanotechnology, researchers successfully attached sensors to cell surfaces to monitor single cell chats in real-time. This first-time cutting edge innovation provides the ability to further ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of the ... Read more...

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Blame not wife, but her sleep clock


May 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Women who say they are just too tired for sex may be stating the truth, not just fibbing. They run on a different biological sleep clock ... Read more...

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Second full-face transplant performed in Boston


April 29th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, April 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The second full face transplant in the United States has been performed at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Doctors and hospital staff spent about 14 hours to ... Read more...

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Injectable gel could ease crippling joint pains


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An injectable gel could ease the crippling joint pains that a large number of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients suffer from."We think this platform could be ... Read more...

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Injectable gel offers hope for arthritis sufferers


April 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a potentially new way to treat arthritis.They have made an injectable gel that could spell the future for treating ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles could offer relief from skin allergies


April 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) scientists have suggested that tiny particles, only billionths of a meter in diameter, could offer relief to people who are allergic to the ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles could offer relief from rashes


April 4th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Nanoparticles, so tiny that 2,000 would fit across the thickness of a human hair, could prevent the itchy, red rash millions suffer because of allergy to ... Read more...

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Man in US is first to get full-face transplant


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A man in America has become the first to get a full-face transplant after a team of Boston doctors worked for 15 hours to reconstruct his face.Dallas Wiens, ... Read more...

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Eating fish ‘cuts women’s eyesight loss risk in old age’


March 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Women who regularly consume fish and omega-3 fatty acids have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.Researchers at Brigham and Women's ... Read more...

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Smoking may increase risk for lung disease


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that approximately one out of every twelve adult smokers have abnormal lung densities present on chest computed tomography (CT) images suggestive of interstitial lung disease ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen may reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Adults who regularly take ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), have about one-third less risk of developing Parkinson's disease than non-users, shows a new study by Harvard School ... Read more...

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Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life


February 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study.Obesity and OA are among the most frequent chronic conditions in older ... Read more...

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New findings offer hope to patients with damaged kidneys


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons and improve kidney function.Many non-mammalian vertebrates generate nephrons throughout ... Read more...

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Bacteria linked to preterm births, developmental problems in newborns


January 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists say the type of bacteria that colonize the placenta during pregnancy could be associated with preterm birth and other developmental problems in newborns."The fetal inflammatory response appears ... Read more...

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Body fat distribution linked to a higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated ... Read more...

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Urinary protein linked to cognitive decline in elderly women


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has found that low amounts of albumin in the urine strongly predict faster cognitive decline in older women.The study involved more than 1,200 women who ... Read more...

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