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Lack of sleep ‘ups risk of colon cancer’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A groundbreaking new study has found that lack of sleep is associated with an increase risk of colon cancer.Lack of sleep has been already linked with higher risks ... Read more...

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New risk factors for brain metastases in breast cancer patients identified


December 10th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Centre have verified several factors--including high tumour grade, negative progesterone receptor status, and inflammatory breast cancer--that are associated with an increased risk."If we ... Read more...

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Gene linked to Fuchs corneal dystrophy identified


August 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): A new study has found the gene likely responsible for Fuchs corneal dystrophy, an inheritable genetic disorder and leading cause of corneal transplant operations.A 13-member research team led ... Read more...

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Skin condition linked to depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings


August 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A new study has found that individuals with psoriasis, a common immune-mediated skin disease, have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality.Shanu Kohli Kurd, and colleagues at ... Read more...

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Aspirin, ibuprofen offer no protection against skin cancer


February 16th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and celecoxib offer no protection against a common skin cancer, according to a new study.Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ... Read more...

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Weight loss reduces obese men’s sleeping problems


December 4th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Obese men with obstructive sleep apnoea can reduce their problem by losing weight, a new study suggests.Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep apnea caused by the ... Read more...

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Brain’s immune system gets activated in schizophrenia


November 19th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that patients with recent-onset schizophrenia have higher levels of inflammatory substances in their brains.According to the researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet, ... Read more...

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New decision aid tool may benefit diabetics


October 16th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed and tested a tool to involve patients more in their diabetes treatment and medication choices.Victor Montori, M.D., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist in Rochester, co-author ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer


August 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.The findings of the study have ... Read more...

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Now, an electronic SmartPill to measure pH levels in digestive tract


June 4th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists have designed a new electronic diagnostic tool called the SmartPill, which can be swallowed by patients to measure conditions like pressure, pH and temperature.Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell ... Read more...

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Genes raise melanoma risk even in those who tan easily


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): The traditional risk factors for melanoma may not be as helpful in predicting risk in all people as previously thought, claims a new study.The research has been presented ... Read more...

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Ultrasound-tPA combo more effective for stroke


February 20th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Scientists presenting a study at the American Stroke Association''s International Stroke Conference in San Diego revealed that an experimental therapy using tiny bubbles activated by transcranial Doppler ... Read more...

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Gene that increases chronic drinkers colorectal cancer risk identified


December 20th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that chronic drinkers with a specific gene are at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.The researchers have found that individuals with ... Read more...

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Proactive care can cut hospitalisation, death rates in chronically ill seniors


December 16th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Proactive care management program can significantly reduce hospitalization and death rates among chronically ill elderly, according to a new study.The care management program (CMP) includes nurse care ... Read more...

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Drop in oxygen levels may lead to sudden death in epilepsy patients


November 18th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis Medical Centre have revealed that sudden death in epilepsy patients might be a result of significant drop in oxygen levels during seizures.They found ... Read more...

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Psychological interventions may improve survival in breast cancer patients


November 17th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that psychological intervention programs can improve breast cancer patients quality of life, and significantly increase survival rates.Dr. Barbara L. Andersen, who led ... Read more...

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Frequent urination helps protect against bladder cancer


November 2nd, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Frequent urination at night can help protect against bladder cancer, says a new study.A team of Spanish and American scientists suggests direct association between the number of ... Read more...

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Frequent urination protects against bladder cancer


November 1st, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) Frequent urination at night might be a good thing after all, it protects your bladder against cancer, according to an exhaustive study. The results indicate that those people ... Read more...

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Bypass surgery not responsible for long-term cognitive decline in patients


May 20th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Contrary to previous study results, coronary bypass surgery is not responsible for long-term cognitive decline in patients, suggests a new study.Lead researchers Ola A. Selnes and Guy ... Read more...

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Diabetes drugs could double fracture risk


April 29th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland have found that a widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for ... Read more...

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