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Unique coating kills 99 percent bugs


May 11th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a killer coating that destroys 99 percent of the bugs and fungi on contact, potentially opening the way to kill resistent superbugs. The ... Read more...

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Stem cell injections shrink enlarged hearts, improve function


March 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A small human trial has proved that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts could reduce both heart size and scar tissue and improve function to injured heart areas.Researchers ... Read more...

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TSA scanners can reveal boob jobs, prosthetic testicles


November 20th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): If you thought airport scanners could detect only explosives or liquids, be prepared to be embarrassed.Dr. Kristin Byrne, a radiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York ... Read more...

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Intravenous drips need not be changed every few days


September 13th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Small intravenous drips commonly used in the hand or arm do not need to be moved routinely every 3 days, say researchers.A randomized controlled trial comparing regular relocation ... Read more...

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BP drugs could help fight frailty


August 21st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Scientists have claimed they've found a way to use blood pressure drugs to combat muscular weakness that accompanies aging.University of Texas researchers' discovery draws on research linking the ... Read more...

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Just one sleepless night can induce insulin resistance


May 6th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Just one night of short sleep duration can induce insulin resistance, a component of type 2 diabetes, says a new study.The study will be published in The Endocrine ... Read more...

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Bacteria fighting fungal infections


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Irish scientists have said that a bacterial pathogen can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections.Published in the May issue of Microbiology, the research ... Read more...

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Robot arm to be used in world’s first heart op


April 29th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An expert at University of Leicester is going to conduct the world's first robotics system operation at Glenfield Hospital Leicester.Dr Andre Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences at ... Read more...

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Nicotine withdrawal causes dangerous agitation in intensive care patients


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): During intensive care, nicotine withdrawal can cause dangerous agitation in patients, say scientists.Writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care, boffins found that compared to non-smokers, agitated ... Read more...

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Simple steps can reduce bloodstream infections in infants


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Paediatric hospitals can cut down bloodstream infections by following some low-tech rules. Yearlong research led by Marlene Miller, Johns Hopkins Children's Centre with colleagues from other hospitals saw a ... Read more...

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The Rachael Ray Show: Viewer Lost 95 Lbs w/Rachael Recipes


January 14th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
By Angela Kaye Mason Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Red Carpet Secrets of the Stars Dr. Youn came to "The Rachael Ray Show" today to share with us some of the secrets ... Read more...

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Now, heart can be repaired through the wrist


January 8th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): For the first time, cardiologists at the University of Illinois and Jesse Brown VA medical centers have repaired an ailing heart by clearing blocked arteries via the wrist.Called ... Read more...

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‘Nano-sized assassins’ for bacterial infections in implant patients created


June 27th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Researchers have created what they call 'nano-sized assassins' to kill bacteria responsible for infections in implant patients.From catheters to prosthetics, the bacteria called Staphylococcus epidermidis are known to ... Read more...

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Chemical found in medical devices weakens heartbeat


May 1st, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Cyclohexanone, a chemical commonly used in the production of plastic devices like intravenous (IV) bags and catheters, weakened heart beats by 50 percent in rats. Artin Shoukas' personal ... Read more...

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New catheter technique less invasive and risky than age-old brain surgery


March 26th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Catheter technique is less invasive and risky than traditional brain surgery that involves cutting a large opening in the skull, according to new generation of neuroscientists.Neuroscientists these days ... Read more...

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PM moving about freely, talks to aides (Lead)


January 28th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is making steady progress after his heart surgery and is now moving freely in his hospital room, doctors said Wednesday."Manmohan Singh continues to ... Read more...

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Microbots to help surgeons negotiate arteries


January 21st, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers are creating microbots to simplify complex surgical procedures to treat stroke victims, hardened arteries or arterial blockages.They are giving finishing touches to these microbots, four of which ... Read more...

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Tiny robotic submarine in blood to help operate on stroke victims


January 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers from Monash University have developed micro-motors that can drive around the body and even into the delicate structures of the brains of stroke victims to carry ... Read more...

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Bacterias sticky glue may pave way for superbug vaccine


September 10th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): The sticky glue secreted by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus may hold the key for making an effective vaccine against MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), according to a new ... Read more...

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Scientists identify risk factors for sudden death for adult muscular dystrophy


June 19th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new multicenter study, led by the Indiana University School of Medicine, has identified the risk factors for sudden death for adult muscular dystrophy.The largest assessment of ... Read more...

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Future robots will perform surgery in remote locations


May 8th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Robots may possibly play more complex roles in future such as performing surgeries in remote or dangerous locations like the battlefield or in space. Duke University engineers have ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists identify bacteria that contaminate hairspray


March 8th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers in Japan have found a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray.The study, led by Dr Bakir from the Japan Collection of Microorganisms, Saitama, Japan, ... Read more...

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Needle-free pain treatment introduced


January 28th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne , Jan 28 (ANI): Getting rid of pain following an operation will no longer be a torturous affair, for a new needle-free method of relieving acute pain has been introduced in ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice may reduce urinary tract infections in women


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Cranberry juice not only makes a tasty drink, but as it turns out, it may also help reduce recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women, says a Cochrane ... Read more...

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Popular kidney disease treatment may cause further complications


November 14th, 2007 - 2:10 am ICT by admin
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