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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids


December 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed.Researcher Chien-Chang Lee ... Read more...

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Statin use may cut risk of colorectal cancer


October 19th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs used to prevent cardiac problems, are associated with reduced risk of colon and rectal cancers, says a new research.A comprehensive analysis by researchers at the ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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Faulty genes that raise meningitis risk identified


August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study of has revealed that genetic differences make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune.The research, led by Imperial College ... Read more...

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Long-term use of certain contraception jabs linked to increased fracture risk


May 7th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): DMPA, a commonly used injectible contraceptive, is associated with higher risk of bone fracture when used alone, and not in combination with estrogens, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Why some dogs are more prone to nuisance barking


October 17th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): A new survey, conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland's Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, has found why city-living domestic dogs may be prone to nuisance ... Read more...

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Oily fish may cut prostrate cancer risk


March 25th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Eating oily fish just once a week can help fight prostate cancer, new research suggests.According to the study, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids found in ... Read more...

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Calcium, vitamin D supplements do not reduce breast cancer risk


November 12th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements does not reduce breast cancer incidence in postmenopausal women.Some studies have suggested that vitamin ... Read more...

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Scientists cast light on the genetics of height


April 7th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified dozens of genes and genetic regions that influence height in humans.This advancement results from the efforts of a team of researchersincluding Dr. Tim Frayling ... Read more...

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Eating salads, working in the garden may reduce lung cancer risk


December 8th, 2007 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have linked diet and gardening to a reduced risk of lung cancer.According to them, by simply eating ... Read more...

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