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Zinc lozenge, the sweet pill for common cold?


July 27th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Zinc lozenges have shown promise in treating common cold by shortening its duration by 40 percent.Interest in zinc lozenges was spurred by the example of a ... Read more...

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Common hair loss drugs ‘may impair men’s sexual health’


March 19th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Men who take the drug finasteride, commonly marketed under the trademark names Propecia and Proscar, may report an on-going reduction in sex drive, and in some cases, prolonged ... Read more...

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Vitamin E may extend lifespan of certain men


January 21st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may extend the lifespan of restricted groups of men, depending on their vitamin C intake and the level of smoking, according to a new study.Several ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘does not aid in stroke recovery’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Acupuncture does not appear to help in stroke recovery, reveals a new study.Acupuncture is often used to supplement traditional stroke rehabilitation, although its effectiveness is uncertain.This study, ... Read more...

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Antidepressants taken by autistic kids may have serious side effects


August 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A recent study has found that antidepressants taken by people with autistic spectrum disorders may have serious side-effects especially in children and cannot be recommended based on current ... Read more...

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Gum disease treatment may lower blood sugar levels in diabetics


May 12th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The treatment of serious gum (periodontal) disease in diabetics with Type 2 diabetes may lower their blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.Published in the latest issue of ... Read more...

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South Africa to circumcise two million men


April 9th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, April 9 (IANS) In an effort to combat the scourge of HIV and Aids, over two million men will be circumcised in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, BuaNews reported Friday. The premier ... Read more...

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Suffocate head lice for a cleaner scalp


February 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A treatment that involves suffocating head lice is quite effective in battling the itchy problem, says a new study.The non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has an average of ... Read more...

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Rofecoxib’s adverse heart effects may have been identified years earlier


November 24th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new American report suggests that clinical trial data had pointed out the association between the anti-inflammatory drug rofecoxib and cardiovascular risk nearly eight years ago.The report notes ... Read more...

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Evidence of muscle rubs’ pain relieving effects not enough, say researchers


July 8th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A systematic review by Cochrane Researchers says that there is a lack of proof using gels and creams containing rubefacients are helpful in treating chronic and acute pain. ... Read more...

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Aspirin reduces stomach cancer risk


February 11th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
There was also a 32 percent reduction for the same type of stomach cancer in people who used other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).However, aspirin does not protect against oesophageal ... Read more...

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New approach to deal with bystander’’s role in bullying


January 26th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): In a bid to tackle the role of bystanders in bullying, including the teacher, scientists have successfully conducted trails of a new psychodynamic approach to bullying in ... Read more...

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”Revolutionary shock therapy” may benefit people with foot problems


December 29th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 29 (ANI): A revolutionary new form of shock therapy pioneered by a team of German researchers may benefit millions of people who suffer the agony of heel spurs and ... Read more...

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Lining small intestines portion treats obesity, normalises glucose metabolism in rats


November 25th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Experiments on an animal model of obesity-induced diabetes have shown that lining the upper portion of the small intestine with an impermeable sleeve can help lose weight ... Read more...

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Early peanut consumption may keep allergy at bay


October 31st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Kids who avoid peanut in infancy and early childhood are 10 times as likely to develop peanut allergy as those who are exposed to the groundnut, according ... Read more...

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The smoking cessation therapies that are more effective than placebos


July 15th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 15 (ANI): A total of six smoking cessation therapies have proved to have an edge over placebos when it comes to kicking the butt, revealed researchers from McGill ... Read more...

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HRT pills may more than double blood clot risk


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the form of a pill may more than double their risk of suffering a potentially fatal blood clot, according to ... Read more...

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Spending time with farm animals helps the mentally ill


April 11th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
London, April 11 (IANS) Spending some time with farm animals like horses apparently calms down people with mental illnesses, a new study has found. The finding comes from the first controlled study ... Read more...

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Regular exercise is natural pain reliever for arthritis patients


April 9th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Debunking the myth that exercising can worsen arthritis symptoms, a new study has found that regular physical activity can actually be a natural pain reliever for the ... Read more...

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Turmeric not better than placebo as psoriasis treatment


March 2nd, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Indian spice turmeric is not as effective a treatment for psoriasis as earlier thought, according to a study.Previous studies have shown curmumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, as ... Read more...

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HRT doesnt appear to raise risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women: Study


February 29th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are not at a greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), says a new study.Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is more predominant in women, ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drugs lead to only modest weight loss


November 16th, 2007 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
London , Nov 16 (ANI): Trying to lose weight by taking anti-obesity drugs wont do you any good, for a new study has found that those who take such medications only experience ... Read more...

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