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‘Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay’


September 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about ... Read more...

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Parasite in cats may lead people to suicides


August 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Exposure to a parasite hosted by cats could make people more likely to attempt suicide, says a new study.Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause toxoplasmosis, is easily ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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A few pegs can produce sense of euphoria


January 16th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Drinking alcohol releases endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of euphoria.Endorphins are compounds produced naturally in the brain, triggered by exercise, consumption of ... Read more...

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Psychologists prove existence of hypnotic state


October 30th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Researchers have come up with strong evidence to show that a genuine hypnotic state exists -- a glazed look often been linked with hypnosis but rarely ... Read more...

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Virtual tool may help Parkinson’s victims walk


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Researchers may have hit upon a new way of helping Parkinson's victims who face difficulty in walking.They are hoping to use a simulated virtual reality environment ... Read more...

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Gene behind major depression identified


April 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel gene associated with major depression.The finding may guide future therapeutic strategies for this debilitating mood disorder.Major depression is a psychiatric disorder that is ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation makes people act more rationally


April 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sustained training in mindfulness meditation may impact distinct domains of human decision-making, enabling them to make decisions rationally.Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor ... Read more...

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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...

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Vit D insufficiency high in patients with early Parkinson disease


March 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new research has indicated that patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not ... Read more...

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Viral infection unlikely to advance deadly lung disease


February 27th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers from the U.S., Korea and Japan has found that acute viral infection is not a primary cause of acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary ... Read more...

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Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur


February 12th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific ... Read more...

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Prevent gum disease to keep lungs healthy


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research suggests that maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system.The new study says that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, ... Read more...

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Brain area critical for forming unconscious memories identified


December 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found that a small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming ... Read more...

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Gene duplication discovered in patients with major depression


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Major depression patients have a duplicated region of DNA on chromosome 5, according to a new research.The gene involved plays an important role in the development of nerve ... Read more...

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COPD could be an auto-immunity problem


November 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be an auto-immunity problem.The researchers from Spain studied the presence of auto-antibodies in ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on cognitive recovery after brain damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has shed light on mechanisms that underlie recovery after damage to a region of the brain important for memory and attention.The research has highlighted the ... Read more...

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Working memory functions despite brain damage


October 13th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Working memory remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged, say researchers.The findings, by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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Weight loss from surgery cuts risk for cardiovascular disease in women


September 17th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that significant weight loss after bariatric surgery can significantly improve the lipoprotein profiles of women within a year.Significant weight loss not only improves daily life ... Read more...

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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...

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Diabetes could harm lungs just like smoking


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): People with diabetes may have impaired lung function, which is similar to the impairment found in smokers, according to a recent study.Researchers from The Netherlands conducted a ... Read more...

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New study provides insight into how pain occurs


July 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): The first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) has been provided by a recent study. ... Read more...

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Irritable bowel syndrome causes structural brain alterations in patients


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A study has shown that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, may lead to structural changes in specific brain regions ... Read more...

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Brain atrophy causes depression in multiple sclerosis patients


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Brain atrophy of a part of brain is what causes depression in people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a UCLA study.Researchers said that atrophy of ... Read more...

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Biggest study unable to link cell phone use, brain cancer


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) The world's biggest study on links between cell phone use and brain tumours is inconclusive, says a Canadian scientist. Jack Siemiatycki, professor and epidemiologist at the University of Montreal ... Read more...

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New contact lenses may reduce progress of nearsightedness


May 6th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A study has found a contact lens that may reduce the progress of nearsightedness, or myopia.The international team of researchers tested the contact lens by fully correcting the ... Read more...

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Technique to visualize ‘your brain on drugs’ developed


April 27th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): An imaging protocol that allows scientists to visualize the activity of the brain's reward circuitry in both normal individuals and those addicted to drugs has been developed.The technique ... Read more...

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Investigational intervention could slow brain shrinkage in Alzheimer’s patients


April 14th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): An investigational intervention, which used naturally ocurring antibodies in human blood, has preserved the thinking abilities of a group of mild- to moderate-stage Alzheimer's patients over 18 months ... Read more...

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PANDAS are not a big fan of stress


April 11th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections, or PANDAS, do not like stress.The diagnosis, PANDAS, was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep ... Read more...

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Smokers carrying common gene variants at greater aneurysm risk


February 27th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Smokers, who carry common gene variants, are at a greater risk of aneurysm, a medical condition in which a blood vessel in the brain weakens and balloons out, ... Read more...

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Childhood stress may lead to brain damage


February 26th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Childhood stress such as abuse or emotional neglect can result in structural brain changes, a new study has shown.Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have shown that childhood ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to detect rheumatoid arthritis


January 29th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A simple blood test may soon help predict rheumatoid arthritis even before symptoms arise, say researchers.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation involving the ... Read more...

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Method to objectively identify post-traumatic stress disorder identified


January 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A biological marker in the brains of those exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been identified by researchers.The study, by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis ... Read more...

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Air pollution can lead to hospitalisations for pneumonia in seniors


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Prolonged exposure to higher levels of the pollutants found in car exhaust fumes and industrial air pollution can lead to hospitalization for pneumonia in adults aged 65 and ... Read more...

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Chinese herbal products may trigger urinary tract cancer


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) After several Chinese goods came under the scanner due to possible health hazards, now a new study says herbal products made in that country could increase the risk ... Read more...

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