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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How melanomas shield themselves from immune attack


January 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have shed light on how melanomas shield themselves from immune attack.Although the immune ... Read more...

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Smokers face heightened risk of seizures


November 20th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Smokers face heightened risk of seizures, says a new study. It is the first study to examine potential risks associated with smoking, caffeine intake, and alcohol consumption as ... Read more...

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Newly found genes linked with menopause could prevent cancer, heart disease


May 18th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Scientists have found new gene variants linked with the age at which females experience their first menstrual period and the onset of menopause, which can even help in ... Read more...

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Plastic surgeons carry out second partial face transplant


April 13th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) A plastic surgery team, led by Dr B. Pomahac, carried out a partial face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston - the second such transplant to ... Read more...

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Long-term beta carotene supplement use may help preserve cognition


November 14th, 2007 - 10:37 am ICT by admin
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Eating whole-grain breakfast cereals may lower heart failure risk for men


November 14th, 2007 - 2:41 am ICT by admin
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