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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ‘dark side’ of beta-carotene


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.Scientists at ... Read more...

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Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Bored with jobs, women find solace in eating


March 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) If your craving for chocolate or a biscuit gets the better of you, then it is time to look for another job. Women who are over-worked, ... Read more...

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Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine


March 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 7 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new AIDS vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a media ... Read more...

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Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke


March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... Read more...

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Drug trials should follow procedures: Azad


February 6th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday drug trials should be as per laid down procedures."Clinical trials have to be there, but going for a clinical ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

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Viagra in condom promises the lift


December 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A patented gel in a new condom promises to boost lovemaking by promoting blood flow.The gel inside the tip of the sheath rapidly permeates the skin ... Read more...

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Shining bright light into ear banishes winter blues


November 10th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) The days are turning shorter and darker and the nights longer as the winter looms, bringing on the dreaded blues, a major symptom of Seasonal Affective ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine being tested in Spain


September 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) A team of Spanish researchers has developed a prototype of a vaccine against the AIDS-causing HIV virus that is "much more powerful" than those made to ... Read more...

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London hospital to do Europe’s first embryonic stem cell trial


September 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Doctors here will carry out Europe's first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells, BBC reported.Surgeons at Moorfields Eye hospital in London have been given the ... Read more...

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Delayed symptoms ravage asthmatics


August 14th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Delayed symptoms ravage half the people with asthma, several hours after exposure to allergens, says a new research.Allergens -- pollen grains and dust mites -- can ... Read more...

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Researchers certify healing power of honey


June 30th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Honey has the power to heal wounds faster, besides making them smaller, says a new study.It has been used to treat wounds in humans since ancient ... Read more...

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Clinical drug trial centres in Andhra to be probed


June 25th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After reports surfaced of a pharma company using poor women as guinea pigs for unauthorised drug trials in Andhra Pradesh, the Drugs Controller General ... Read more...

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Grey’s Anatomy 2011 finale to be shown today


May 19th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC will air the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday (19th of May 2011). The show’s creator has promised that the season finale will ... Read more...

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A drug that relieves you of constipation


May 11th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The acute bloating, discomfort and straining associated with constipation may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug.Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully ... Read more...

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Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis


April 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.In a major breakthrough in the battle against the ... Read more...

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Eating strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have found that eating strawberries may be a way to help people at risk of esophageal cancer protect themselves from the disease.Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read more...

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Statins reduce pneumonia death rates: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested that taking statins could help prevent people dying from pneumonia.The researchers found that the ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists a step closer to creating HIV vaccine


April 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 04 (ANI): Chinese scientists have claimed to have successfully carried out the first phase of a clinical trial of an HIV vaccine and will launch the second stage in ... Read more...

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Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.According ... Read more...

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Asthma drug could help fight Alzheimer’s


March 27th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) An asthma drug has shown promise in inhibiting the formation of a brain peptide (compound) known as amyloid beta, known to cause Alzheimer's disease. In previous ... Read more...

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Malaria drug ‘may slow pancreatic cancer growth’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists say they have shrunk or slowed the growth of notoriously resistant pancreatic tumors in mice, using a drug routinely prescribed for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis.The pre-clinical results ... Read more...

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Clinical trial offers hope for Hepatitis C patients


March 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): A clinical trial of a new Hepatitis C therapy has shown that it could potentially reduce treatment time, with fewer side effects than existing drugs.The side effects of ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may provide treatment for brain injuries


March 11th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have safely used stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).This was part of a Phase I ... Read more...

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Botox ‘may help women with vaginal spasms that prevent them from having sex’


February 26th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 26 (ANI): Botox treatments may help women who suffer from vaginal muscle spasms, says an expert.MSNBC.com reported that Botulinum Toxin A, the active ingredient in drugs such as Botox ... Read more...

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Scientists re-educate body’s immune system to repel HIV


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Spanish scientists have hit upon a way to "re-educate" the body's immune system to repel the HIV virus. Researchers at Barcelona's Hospital Clinic, Spain, said they were ... Read more...

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Why folic acid won’t prevent a heart attack


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study at The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts has claimed that taking folic acid might save you from a heart attack once, but ... Read more...

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Leukaemia vaccine goes on clinical trial


February 1st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists in Britain are set to begin the first human trials of a revolutionary cancer vaccine that could save thousands of lives a year.The immune-boosting leukaemia jab will ... Read more...

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Brief behavioural therapy may help seniors with insomnia sleep well


January 25th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A brief behavioural therapy, consisting of two in-person sessions and two phone calls, could improve sleep in older adults with insomnia, according to a new study.Daniel J. Buysse ... Read more...

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Stress management program benefits patients with heart disease


January 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a cognitive behavioral therapy program focusing on stress management decreases the risk of recurrent heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in patients with heart ... Read more...

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Thermometer can save loss of limbs in diabetes


January 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A new battery powered thermometer could greatly reduce the number of ulcers and limb amputations in people with diabetes. The device provides early warning of complications which can ... Read more...

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Vaccine slashes malaria risk by half


January 14th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A vaccine that slashes malaria risk by 50 percent could practically save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The latest study indicates that the jab reduces ... Read more...

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