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Mirror trick could ease arthritis pain


November 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Arthritic pain can be eased by an optical illusion relying on mirrors to trick the brain. A simple trick makes it seem as if the painful ... Read more...

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Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s disease linked to increased risk of prostate cancer, melanoma


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have found strong evidence that Parkinson's disease is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer and melanoma.They also discovered that ... Read more...

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Novel pathway shows promise for new blood pressure treatments


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, which in turn lowered the animal's blood pressure, researchers have found.The study provides new avenues for ... Read more...

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Hundreds participate in ‘Cancer walk’ in Delhi


January 31st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in the Indian Cancer Society Walk held here on Sunday to show their solidarity to those affected by the disease.Union Sports Minister M.S. Gill ... Read more...

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Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Giving up smoking may actually increase diabetes risk


January 5th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): People who give up smoking are at a greater risk of developing diabetes because people who kick the habit put on weight, says a new study.Researchers from Johns ... Read more...

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Damaged kidney function may cause cognitive decline in old age


September 29th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Impaired kidney function may lead to cognitive decline in old age, according to a new study.Conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, the study found that poor ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke linked to liver disease


September 11th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): People can develop liver disease even when they are exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke, according to a study.Scientists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have found ... Read more...

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Clotting in veins close to skin linked to life-threatening deep-vein blood clots


July 21st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Patients with superficial vein thrombosis, clotting in blood vessels close to the skin, are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening condition deep vein thrombosis, according to a ... Read more...

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Common drugs may lead to cognitive impairment in older adults


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Drugs commonly prescribed for allergies, hypertension, asthma, and cardiovascular might lead to cognitive impairment in older adults, say researchers.Drugs, such as diphenhydramine, which have an anticholinergic effect, are ... Read more...

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Women under 30s warned against cancer caused by ‘Binge Tanning’


April 8th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): "Binge tanning" and excessive sunbed use have made melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, the most common disease for women in their 20s, cautioned a charity.A survey ... Read more...

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Gene linked to inflammatory skin disease identified


April 7th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic variant associated with an increased risk of atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that typically affects the large flexures such as ... Read more...

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Guidelines for implementation of breast health in developing countries published


October 7th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Guidelines for low- and middle-income countries to implement breast cancer programs to detect and treat the most common disease among women worldwide have been published for the ... Read more...

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Regular paracetamol use ups asthma risk three-fold


September 18th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): People who regularly use paracetamol are at three fold risk of having asthma, a new research has found.However, the same effect is not seen in infrequent users.The ... Read more...

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Scientists measure mercury level in human bones from medieval times


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have measured the levels of mercury in human bones from the medieval period.Kaare Lund Rasmussen and co-researchers from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, The ... Read more...

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DNA variants help pile fat on fat


May 5th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (IANS) New genetic variants could trigger fat mass, weight and risk of obesity, a study of 90,000 people conducted jointly by 77 global institutions has said. For example, rare ... Read more...

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Lower vitamin D levels may increase peripheral artery disease risk


April 17th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): According to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, people with low vitamin D levels may face an increased risk for peripheral artery ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects against artery disease


April 17th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Low vitamin D levels may precipitate risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a study. PAD is a common disease that occurs when arteries in the legs ... Read more...

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Rare genetic variants have drastic impact on blood pressure: Study


April 7th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 7 (ANI): A novel study by researchers at Yale University has found that rare mutations in three genes are linked to a dramatically lower risk of developing high ... Read more...

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Of mice and men, and kidney stones


March 2nd, 2008 - 9:05 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict three out of 20 men at some stage but for some reason seem to leave mice untouched. Now researchers claim to have found why kidney ... Read more...

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