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Hormone replacement therapy tied to breast cancer


December 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Post-menopausal women should think twice before going in for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because it is tied to breast cancer globally, reveals a study. The study ... Read more...

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Combination therapy shows promise in treating devastating cystic fibrosis


April 25th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the ... Read more...

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Vaccine to treat cat allergy developed


April 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new vaccine that could successfully treat cat allergies, promising relief to those who suffer from itching, watering eyes and sneezing.Immunologist Mark ... Read more...

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Endurance exercise thwarts premature aging


February 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study by McMaster University researchers has found that endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer."We have clearly shown ... Read more...

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Scientists turn human skin into blood!


November 8th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin.The breakthrough could mean that in the foreseeable future people needing blood for surgery, ... Read more...

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Reports of problems with blood-thinner wrong: study


August 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): A set of new findings have proven wrong the earlier reports that people with a certain genetic make-up don't benefit from the blood-thinner clopidogrel, also known as Plavix.Previously ... Read more...

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Overweight, obese mums ‘at higher risk of premature births’


July 21st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Being overweight and obese could up your risk of giving birth to a premature baby, says a new study.The babies could also suffer from numerous health problems due ... Read more...

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Canada launches global study to find dengue cure


July 16th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 16 (IANS) With no drugs available for dengue fever and the disease assuming endemic proportions in countries like India and reaching the US for the first time in ... Read more...

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10 risk factors trigger 90pct of strokes


June 19th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 19 (ANI): Ten common risk factors trigger more than 90 per cent of strokes, a new research reveals.The Canadian-led study appears in The Lancet.The researchers, led by Salim Yusuf ... Read more...

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Lifeline for ‘antibiotic of last resort’ unveiled


April 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, have uncovered how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used to ... Read more...

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Why are women vulnerable to HIV?


April 9th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 9 (IANS) Women are susceptible to the HIV virus that causes AIDS as it breaks the resistance of epithelial cells - the protective barrier that keeps infection out in the ... Read more...

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New way HIV infects women discovered


April 9th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A group of scientists has found a new way by which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can infect women.Women are susceptible to HIV, but scientists have been ... Read more...

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Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients


February 11th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers in Canada have found that an intense three-week course of radiation therapy is just as effective as the standard five-week regimen for women with early-stage breast cancer.In ... Read more...

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Hip, back fractures raise mortality rates in elderly


August 5th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates in older adults, says a McMaster University study.The research, to be published August 4 in the online edition of the Canadian ... Read more...

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New mode of how diseases evolve discovered


February 17th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, have uncovered a new mode of how bacteria takes up a new form ... Read more...

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How to differentiate healthy cells from those cancerous


January 6th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): McMaster University researchers in Canada have gained fresh insights into how therapies and drugs may be programmed to carefully target cancer, while sparing normal healthy cells. Mick ... Read more...

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