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Computerised brain map to revolutionise medical treatment


April 17th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) The world's first computerised brain map is expected to make breakthroughs possible in a range of medical conditions after its unveiling.Researchers said the map could ... Read more...

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Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scholastic success can keep kids away from drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Children who did better at school were also less likely to use drugs and alcohol or steal or break into fights than their non-performing peers."Higher performance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible clues to tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer patients found


March 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer patients who become resistant to tamoxifen may have low levels of a protein called Rho GDI-alpha.Women whose tumors have estrogen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MRSA danger in gyms may be exaggerated


March 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission.MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can lead to severe ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Low vitamin D levels associated with allergies in children


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies.Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.They used molecular-sized bubbles filled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles help improve survival after blood loss


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have used tiny particles called nanoparticles to improve survival after life-threatening blood loss.The advance by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University could improve ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine made with synthetic gene shows promise against pneumonia


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight loss can improve osteoarthritis-related knee pain


February 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that weight loss can improve knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes."Our research on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise, helping others can be as effective as drugs to treat mental illnesses


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA tests may also inadvertently reveal incest


February 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers using DNA microarrays to identify developmental disabilities or congenital anomalies in kids unexpectedly found that some have been conceived through incest.This has raised ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs could be the key to getting sedentary teens off the couch


February 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study on dog ownership and adolescent physical activity has revealed that the key to get your sedentary teen off the couch is bringing a 'fun loving', ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Outdoor exercise healthier than gym workouts: Study


February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has found that going for a run outdoors is better than exercising in the gym because it has a positive impact on mental, as well ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Want to be healthy? Exercise outdoor


February 6th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Exercising outdoors does seem to confer mental and physical well being. Researchers from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Britain with the European Centre for Environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Outdoors exercise benefits mental and physical well-being


February 5th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new analysis by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has suggested that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in the natural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drinking vegetable juice ‘can help people meet key dietary guidelines’


February 4th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): New studies have suggested that drinking V8 100 percent vegetable juice may be a simple way for people to increase their vegetable intake and may help them manage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New therapy shows promise against brain cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists have successfully destroyed tumours of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumours with heat.Rice University bioengineers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D deficiency linked to reduced lung function


February 1st, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A University of Cincinnati College of Medicine study has linked Vitamin D deficiency with reduced lung function.The research shows that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among patients with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections


January 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists closer to making transplantable tissue in lab


January 13th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have surpassed a major roadblock in growing transplantable tissue in the lab-they've found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive.As ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Model Of A Floridian Medical School Is The Adoption Of A Family For Its Health’s Improvement


January 7th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 6, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Medical schooling in America is experiencing a growth surge. Decades have passed in America devoid of the inauguration of a solitary new school. However, 5 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Critical tuning dial for controlling body energy identified


January 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found what they believe is a critical tuning dial for controlling whole body energy.When energy levels within cells drop, it sets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

98.6 degrees Fahrenheit ideal to keep fungi and food at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Two researchers have discovered that 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) is ideal temperature to ward off fungal infection and keep food at bay."One of the mysteries about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our body temperature best for keeping fungi at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Our 37 degrees Celsius body temperature is just warm enough to ward off fungal infection and obviate the need for snacking, says a study. "One of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Giving up menthol ciggies may be harder for some smokers


December 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use.One possible reason ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Set of proteins linked to over 130 brain diseases discovered


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Edinburgh University have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 brain diseases.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beetroot juice could energise the elderly


December 20th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Beetroot juice could energise the elderly to lead more active lives, says a new study.In tests, they required less energy to carry out low-intensity exercises after drinking the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beetroot juice could help people enjoy more active lives


December 18th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): It's not only athletes who can benefit from beetroot juice's performance enhancing properties - its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spoonful of honey boosts energy


December 12th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Ancient Greek athletes consumed honey to boost their energy and performance levels during Olympics events as it contains glucose and fructose, known to produce tremendous reserves of glycogen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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