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New finding may shed light on drug abuse and depression


April 25th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the molecular workings of transporter proteins, molecular machines embedded in the cell membranes of neurons that modulate the transfer of signals ... Read more...

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New laser technology may reduce prostate surgery’s sexual side effects


August 6th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center have come up with a new laser technology that may reduce prostate surgery's sexual side effects.One of the challenges of the ... Read more...

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Everolimus-eluting stent safer, more effective than paclitaxel-eluting stent


May 6th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Everolimus-eluting stents demonstrate enhanced safety and efficacy in the treatment of de novo native coronary artery lesions when compared to paclitaxel-eluting stents, scientists have discovered.Results from the SPIRIT ... Read more...

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Vitamin E may help treat common liver disease


May 1st, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Vitamin E can help treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an obesity-associated chronic liver disease that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death, according to a new study.The often ... Read more...

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Nitrogen dioxide exposure lowers in vitro fertilization success


April 13th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): According to a team of fertility researchers, exposure to an increased level of air pollutant nitrogen dioxide is linked to lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing ... Read more...

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Cooling therapy protects brain after cardiac arrest


December 5th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revival of the heart after it stops may save a patient's life, but it permanently damages the brain. Cooling the patient for some time is known to mitigate ... Read more...

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Bionic eye restores partial vision in US woman


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia have successfully restored partial vision in a 50-year-old woman, diagnosed with blinding disease at the age of 13, with the help of an electronic ... Read more...

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Oxygen-saturated blood can reduce heart muscle damage after an attack


September 16th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): An infusion of blood that is "supersaturated" with oxygen (SS02) can reduce the amount of damaged heart muscle immediately following a life-threatening heart attack, say researchers.This is ... Read more...

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Young women with early stage ovarian cancer ‘can preserve fertility’


August 10th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Young women diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer can preserve future fertility by keeping at least one ovary or the uterus without increasing the risk of ... Read more...

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Deadly flu viruses lurk in humans, animals for years before pandemic outbreaks


July 15th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that components of deadly flu viruses probably lurk in humans and other animals for years before they emerge as a worldwide threat ... Read more...

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Herbal therapeutic Zyflamend shows promise in treatment of men at prostate cancer risk


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A novel herb-based therapeutic called Zyflamend has been found to be linked with minimal toxicity and no serious adverse events in men at high-risk for developing prostate cancer ... Read more...

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New incision-free procedure raises hope for severe acid reflux patients


March 1st, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Patients with severe, chronic acid reflux disease have been offered a new hope a unique incision-free procedure called TIF, or transoral incisionless fundoplication.Chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) ... Read more...

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Black women with uterine cancer at greater death risk than white patients


February 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study suggests that the risk of mortality among black women with uterine cancer may be higher than that in their white counterparts.The researchers found that ... Read more...

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New York docs implant heart valves without open-heart surgery


January 8th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center are offering their patients to undergo an innovative procedure to implant a new aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery. The ... Read more...

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Cockroaches, mice increase kids asthma, allergies risk


November 14th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that developing antibodies to cockroach and mouse proteins is linked to a greater risk for wheeze, hay fever, and eczema in preschool ... Read more...

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How chronic inflammation can lead to stomach cancer


November 6th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Stomach cancer has been strongly linked to chronic inflammation. Now, a new study, led by Columbia University scientists, has shed light on how inflammation contributes to the ... Read more...

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Anesthesia exposure may increase childhood developmental disorders risk


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study indicates a possible link between childhood exposure to general anesthesia and an increased risk of behavioral and developmental disorders in young kids.Recent animal ... Read more...

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Stress hits womens hearts harder than mens


October 13th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 13 (ANI): Coronary heart disease (CHD) symptoms are attributed to stress more frequently in women than men, according to a new study. Presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Maternal diet can impact asthma risk in offspring


September 19th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A maternal diet rich in methyl donors, of which one source is the prenatal supplement folate, can increase developing fetus chances of suffering from asthma after birth.John ... Read more...

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Surgeons carryout first non-invasive gall bladder removal


July 29th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Surgeons from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Centre have successfully removed a patients gall bladder without any external incision during the surgery.With the help of new ... Read more...

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Surgeons harness robotic surgery for kidney cancer


July 29th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center are utilising the benefits of robotic surgery, including reduced pain and quicker recovery, for kidney cancer.Drs. ... Read more...

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Minimally invasive weight loss surgery improves health in teens


June 19th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Centre have found that minimally-invasive weight loss surgery significantly improves obesity-related medical complications.The study ... Read more...

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How gene mutation causes breast cancer discovered


December 10th, 2007 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has revealed that it may be possible to treat a highly aggressive form of breast cancer by controlling the mutations in a BRCA1 gene ... Read more...

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Study finds link between depression and heart disease


December 9th, 2007 - 11:25 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that depression nearly triples the risk of death following a heart attack, even when accounting for other heart attack risk factors.The research, which ... Read more...

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