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Effects of nicotine upon brain mirror those of cocaine


May 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new neuroscience research has found that nicotine has a similar initial impact on the brain as cocaine, explaining why both are highly addictive substances.In the new experiments, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Few women seek help for sexual issues following cancer treatment


February 15th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A survey has found that many women who survive breast and gynecologic cancers want medical help for their sexual issues, but most do not get it.The poll of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Susan Sher to step down as Michelle Obama’s top aide


November 17th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): The US first lady Michelle Obama's office has announced that chief of staff Susan Sher would head back to Chicago after January 1 next year.Sher, who ... Read more...

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1 in 5 deaths in Bangladesh linked to arsenic in drinking water


June 24th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, suggests a new study conducted on Bangladeshis.Arsenic is ... Read more...

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Exposure to arsenic in drinking water has fatal consequences


June 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, say researchers.Arsenic is known to be a potent ... Read more...

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Fatal lung vascular disease ’caused by silencing of genes’


June 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Epigenetic gene silencing may hold key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease, suggests a new American research.PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage ... Read more...

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Indian doctor’s simple checklist for health at every age


May 7th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An Indian doctor has organised a simple checklist for health at every age, by collecting some of the "generally accepted truths" on how to prevent disease.Shantanu Nundy, MD, ... Read more...

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New technique shakes brain cancer cells to death


February 20th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center have created a technique to combat brain cancer using tiny, nano-sized ... Read more...

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Common pain relief drugs promote cancer growth


November 19th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that common pain relief medication such as morphine can actually encourage the growth and spread of cancer cells.Opiate-based painkillers have been shown to ... Read more...

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First ‘First Lady’, Michelle Obama in short shorts!


August 20th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 20 (IBNS) Shorts may be short for the ladies gifted with long legs. This doesn’t prevent Michelle Obama from being first ‘First Lady’ in short shorts, although they are tough to ... Read more...

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Michelle Malkin Lashes Out At The Obama Government In Her Book


July 28th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by GD
Not all is as rosy as it seems in the Obama government, claims author Michelle Malkin in her new book. The New York Times bestselling author is out with her new literary ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized |

Forensics bring 800 B.C. Mummy’s face to “life”


June 27th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A forensic artist and a police artist in Maryland have restored the face of an ancient mummy from 800 B.C., who currently resides in the University of Chicago, ... Read more...

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Grapefruit juice boosts anti-cancer drug’s effects


April 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Grapefruit juice boosts the anti-cancer effects of the drug rapamycin, a new study has found.In a small, early clinical trial, researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center ... Read more...

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Low-risk prostate cancer patients may have good clinical outcomes by avoiding immediate treatment


March 16th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study suggests that opting not to receive immediate treatment may be safe for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, and who are at minimal risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Michelle Obama is US’s first African-American First Lady


January 21st, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (Xinhua) Following is an introduction to Michelle Obama, the first African-American First Lady of the United States:Birth date: Jan 17, 1964, Chicago, Illinois Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1985, Harvard ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian-origin scientist led team perform world’’s first paediatric robotic bladder reconstruction


November 21st, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): In a first of its kind surgery, a team led by an Indian origin scientist has performed a new robotic-assisted bladder-reconstruction method to treat a 10-year-old Chicago ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Microwave ovens pose serious safety risk to small kids


October 7th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Microwave ovens pose a serious threat to young kids, says a new study, which suggests that the kitchen appliance should be equipped with safety controls to prevent ... Read more...

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Researchers identify gene mutation that increases asthma risk


April 10th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that a variant of the gene, known as CHI3L1, is responsible for an increased risk of asthma, bronchial ... Read more...

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Researchers find clues to prevent spread of ovarian cancer


March 14th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new study in mice conducted by the University of Chicago Medical Center has provided clues to prevent spread of ovarian cancer.The researchers found that a drug, ... Read more...

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Newly developed anti-malarial drug effectively treats toxoplasmosis


March 5th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have claimed that a newly developed anti-malarial drug might be 10 times more effective than the key medicine in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeting non-malignant cells around cancer could stop tumour growth


March 4th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have found that targeting and killing the non-malignant cells that surround and support a cancer can cease tumour growth, ... Read more...

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Researchers show similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction


February 13th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have found similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction.The study indicates that the effects of nicotine and opium on the brain's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Latinas sense of personal control influences decisions about sexual debut


January 17th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A new research conducted by the University of Chicago Medical Center has found that Latinas have a strong sense of personal control over their sexual behaviours which strongly ... Read more...

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Recurrent genetic “microdeletion linked to autism


January 9th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 9 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Illinois at Chicago , and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have discovered that the deletion of ... Read more...

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Studying genetic mutations in mice may pave way for human neuropathy cure


December 26th, 2007 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center say that utilizing mouse models to study mutations in a gene called dynein, required for the proper functioning of sensory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Perceptions of physicians and patients differ on the impact of colitis: Survey


December 8th, 2007 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 8 (ANI): A nationwide survey has revealed that almost three out of four patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) consider that feeling unwell is just a part of life; however, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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