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Prenatal pesticide exposure, childhood cough are linked


September 6th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Children exposed to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) in their mother's womb have heightened risk of non-infectious cough, when they reach the age ... Read more...

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Diet pill could help beat obesity


June 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.The pill would not only shrink waist lines but also ... Read more...

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Aspirin safer than warfarin in preventing stroke: Study


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says. However, aspirin was safer because ... Read more...

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Long term diabetics exposed to triple stroke-risk


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) People suffering from diabetes for 10 years or more face triple the risk of stroke, compared to non-diabetics, says a new study.This is the first study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Are diet soft drinks invitation to heart attacks?


February 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) People who consume diet soft drinks daily could be unwittingly inviting strokes and heart attacks.Conversely, taking them in moderation don't seem to perk chances of vascular ... Read more...

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Soon, birth control pill for men sans steroids


June 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing what may be the first oral contraceptive for men without any side effects as it does not contain steroids.Columbia University Medical Centre researchers ... Read more...

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Indian American Siddhartha Mukherjee bags Pulitzer


April 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian American cancer specialist Siddhartha Mukherjee has bagged a Pulitzer prize for his book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer", bringing great ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Weight loss improves memory and concentration


April 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Kent State University's researchers have discovered that weight loss help improve memory and concentration.Their study has shown that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin scientist’s find may lead to cognition, mood-improving drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at Columbia University Medical Center and his colleague have developed a new way to stimulate neurogenesis (neuron production) in the adult mouse brain, which may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese and overweight women, kids think they weigh less


March 24th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has found that overweight and obese mothers and their children think they weigh less than their actual weight.In the study of women and children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How safe are airport security scanners to humans: US study


March 17th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): The question as to whether airport security scanners pose any threat to the long-term health of human beings has been addressed in two articles.One type of scanner employs ... Read more...

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Key to male potency may lie in bones


February 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The skeleton may be the key to fertility in male mice through a hormone released by it known as osteocalcin, a study suggests, and this could well be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Male fertility is in the bones, shows mice study


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone-osteocalcin.Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel molecular pathway underlying Parkinson’s disease identified


September 14th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new molecular pathway underlying Parkinson's disease and also pointed to existing drugs which may be able to slow progression of the disease.The pathway involved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Contraceptive pill works equally well in obese and thin women: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Oral contraceptives work equally well for all women, regardless of their weight, a new study has found.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center researchers, who conducted the study, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High plasma levels of beta-amyloid linked with faster cognitive decline


August 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A new study has found that high plasma levels of beta-amyloid -protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brain- appear to be associated with ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins identify genes contributing to skin disease that triggers hair loss


July 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): American researchers have identified eight genes contributing to alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that may result in total or partial loss of hair.For the research, America's National ... Read more...

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Genetic discovery could lead to baldness cure


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July2 (ANI): Baldness, a trauma for men and women alike, could finally be cured - thanks to a new discovery by researchers.Researchers have linked alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes ... Read more...

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Surgery not a treatment option for every patient with herniated disk


June 29th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A herniated disk is one of the most frequent causes of low back and leg pain in adults, but not everyone needs to go for surgery, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ability to predict stroke recovery vital for survivors and their families


June 25th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A team of researchers has developed a method to predict post-stroke recovery of language by measuring the initial severity of impairment.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Centre say that ... Read more...

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New robotic devices to give stroke patients a helping hand, leg up


June 19th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Strokes can leave people with long-lasting disability, which can include limited movement. Now scientists are pioneering the use of robotic devices to help them regain this function.Patients ... Read more...

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Sam Champion To Undergo On-Air Surgery


May 12th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Surgical treatment at the moment of breakfast is the most up-to-date and rather bizarre television trend.ABC weatherman, Sam Champion, will have the skin cancer cells ... 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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Cardiovascular disease mortality in China to rise by 73 percent by 2030


May 5th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 5 (ANI): Researchers have projected that aging, smoking, high blood pressure and other risk factors will increase annual heart disease and stroke rates by up to a drastic 73 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify new gene in hair loss


April 15th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A new gene involved in hair growth has been identified by a team of investigators from Columbia, Rockefeller and Stanford Universities.The finding has been reported in a paper ... Read more...

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Lots of nuts, poultry and less of red meat, butter ‘can cut Alzheimer’s risk’


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Eating lots of vegetables, fish, fruit, nuts and poultry, and less of red meat and butter may reduce a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a new report.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long-term use of osteoporosis drug may weaken bones


March 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that common drugs used to treat the brittle bone disease osteoporosis could make limbs easier to break if used for too long.Scientists found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Acupuncture could relieve joint pain linked to breast cancer treatments


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Acupuncture could be an effective therapy for joint pain and stiffness in breast cancer patients who are being treated with commonly used hormonal therapies, says a new study.Joint ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell therapy may help restore sight in retinitis pigmentosa sufferers


February 25th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have successfully used mouse embryonic stem cells to replace diseased retinal cells and restore sight in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa.According to the research team ... Read more...

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New cardiac CT technology cuts patient radiation exposure drastically


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): An imaging exam of the heart using the latest generation of CT technology exposes patients to as much as 91 percent less radiation than standard helical CT scanning, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Positive emotions best antidote to heart disease


February 18th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Being happy, enthusiastic and contented is the best antidote to heart disease, says a major new study. The study authors believe that it is the first to show such ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Happiness key to a healthy heart


February 18th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Staying happy and positive can help ward off heart disease, a new study has suggested.The new research showed that people who are usually happy, enthusiastic and content are ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton Hospitalized For Heart Ailment


February 12th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey New York, Feb 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Clinton, the erstwhile President of the United States of America, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday in order to undergo operation for ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet likely to lower brain damage risk


February 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, says a new study. The study ... Read more...

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