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Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mouth bug could trigger serious illnesses


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a common mouth bug that can trigger serious illnesses if it gets into the bloodstream. Identified by University of Zurich researchers, the oral ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

3D microscopy to help crack Alzheimer’s secrets


February 19th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Scientists have edged closer to cracking Parkinson's and Alzheimer's secrets with the help of cutting edge 3D microscopy. Underwritten by neural network algorithms (artificial intelligence), the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Quit smoking - feel happier, healthier


December 14th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Some smokers have concerns that their quality of life may deteriorate if they stop smoking but research shows that those who kick the butt feel more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Regular aspirin halves cancer risk


October 30th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking aspirin regularly halves the risk of developing hereditary cancers, new research has found.These cancers develop as a result of a gene fault parent, including those ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pain of social exclusion can be deep, long-lasting


May 11th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Ostracism or being boycotted by your community may not leave outer scars but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Teens who prefer music to books are more likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has revealed that adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women base their body image more on others’ opinion


March 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A survey has found that the most powerful influence on women's appreciation of their own bodies is based on the opinions of others.On the flip side, the more ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.Acute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotics do little to ease acute cough


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on easing its symptoms or speeding recovery.Clinicians and patients link ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene behind severe skin reaction to common epilepsy drug identified


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene responsible for severe skin reaction to a common epilepsy drug.Carbamazepine is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For terminally ill, quality of life more important than length of time left


March 24th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study has found that more people would want to improve the quality of their life if they were terminally ill rather than lengthen it.The majority surveyed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New device to make blood glucose testing easier


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): ASU engineers and clinicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona are developing a new type of self-monitoring blood glucose sensor that could help people with diabetes.Many people with diabetes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lifestyle intervention helps women cut pregnancy flab


March 1st, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): A lifestyle intervention can help women control their weight gain during and after pregnancy, according to a new study.It will also help normal-weight, obese and overweight women return ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can online peer support groups benefit people with mental illness?


February 24th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Previous research has shown that people with mental illnesses prefer online peer support groups over face-to-face support groups.However, research on its clinical effectiveness is limited, and findings are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shrinking ultrasound device will be handy as stethoscope


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The shrinking size of an ultrasound equipment will make it as handy as a doctor's stethoscope. Yale School of Medicine clinicians Christopher L. Moore and Joshua A. Copel ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Difficult’ patients ‘more likely to report worse symptoms’


January 27th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that 'difficult' patient-clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients' health outcomes in the short-term.Sheri Hinchey from the Tripler Army Medical Centre in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WHO endorses new test for detecting TB in less than 2 hours


December 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Dr. David Alland, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, is the driving force behind the rapid tuberculosis test that received World Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Claming umbilical cord right after birth may injure baby: Expert


November 11th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): A retired consultant obstetrician from the Memorial Hospital in Darlington has urged obstetricians and midwives to wait a few minutes before clamping the umbilical cords of newborn infants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists reveal prostate cancer’s multiple personalities


November 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has taken an important step toward a better understanding of prostate cancer by uncovering evidence that it is not one disease but rather several ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heavy drinkers cut intake over time, but still drink more than average adult


October 31st, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested that heavy drinkers may reduce the amount of alcohol they consume over a period of years but are not likely to go down ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New bacterial foe in cystic fibrosis identified


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Measuring the health status of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients would now get easier as researchers have found that exacerbations in CF are linked to chronic infection with a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IVF kids score better on academic tests


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) actually perform better than age-and gender-matched peers on academic tests, a new study found.The University of Iowa study found that children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular gatekeeper of arthritis identified


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elimination of a molecular gatekeeper leads to the development of arthritis in mice.The newly discovered gatekeeper is a protein that determines the fate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dodgy breast implants not likely to explode, say experts


September 4th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 4 (ANI): Experts in the UK say that tests on a type of breast implant filled with an unapproved gel have shown no evidence they are unsafe.Poly Implant Prostheses - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mothers who don’t breastfeed more likely to develop diabetes


August 27th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Mothers who don't breastfeed their babies are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers."We have seen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New rapid technique enables successful, fast human stem cell purification


August 7th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A breakthrough technique enabled UCSF researchers to successfully and rapidly purifying one type of embryonic stem cell from a mix of many different types of embryonic stem cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tests effectively predict patients’ risk of attempting suicide: Study


July 29th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Two potent tests newly developed by scientists can predict a patient's risk of attempting suicide, says a new study.Developed by Harvard University psychologists, they can be easily administered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Babies born outside working hours more likely to die


July 17th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Babies born outside normal working hours are at an increased risk of dying due to the absence of senior clinic staff in the wards. Researchers studied one million births ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Partners of rheumatoid arthritis patients suffer emotionally


June 19th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has found that partners of patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are equally emotionally affected by the diagnosis and go through the same grieving ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Laser pointers can harm eyes


June 14th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Inappropriate use of laser pointers causes serious harm to the retina, found doctors of the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Manchester Eye Hospital.The revelation came after medics operated on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kicking tobacco habit amongst HIV patients


June 4th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers have now decided to focus their attention on finding ways to kick the smoking habit amongst people suffering from HIV/AIDS.A research by Saint Louis University School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Having a child with autism doesn’t put stress on parents’ marriage: Study


May 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study has debunked the myth that having a child with autism can put stress on the parents' marriage.The study by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fathers experience prenatal, postpartum depression too


May 19th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A an analysis of previous research has revealed that about 10 percent of fathers experience prenatal or postpartum depression, with rates being highest in the 3 to 6 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotic resistance lasts up to 12 months


May 19th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Patients who take prescribed antibiotics in primary care can go on to develop a resistance lasting up to a year, according to a study.It is known that resistance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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