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Fat, not sugar, contributes to Type-2 diabetes


September 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Fat, not sugar, contributes to the more common Type-2 diabetes, said a leading scientist of the Visva Bharati University here Tuesday"Diabetes exists in two forms, Type-1 ... Read more...

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Statins stave off depression in heart patients


February 26th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins are less likely to develop depression than those who did not. Mary Whooley, professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

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Scientists use artificial, cell-like ‘honey pots’ to lure, trap deadly viruses


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have found a novel way to trap a class of deadly human viruses - they have artificial "protocells" that can lure, entrap and inactivate them.The technique could ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen may reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Adults who regularly take ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), have about one-third less risk of developing Parkinson's disease than non-users, shows a new study by Harvard School ... Read more...

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Mechanism involved in breast cancer’s spread to bone uncovered


February 4th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered a mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone, which may lead to a new treatment for the disease.Cancer cells ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

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Scientists make anti-cancer compounds


February 13th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Yale University scientists have streamlined the process for synthesising a family of compounds that can potentially kill cancer and other diseased cells, representing a unique category of anti-cancer ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimer’s treatment


November 5th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan have developed new molecular tools that may offer a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.The team has shown how amyloid-beta peptides, which clump together ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy ‘beneficial for postmenopausal women’


October 5th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Hormone replacement therapy might be beneficial for postmenopausal women at increased heart risk, say researchers."Although it is commonly understood that postmenopausal women, particularly those with early menopause, have ... Read more...

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Immune system’s role in bone loss uncovered


August 26th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shed light on the role that the body's immune system plays in bone loss.Writing about their work in the ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how high cholesterol levels cause bone loss


August 25th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered how high cholesterol levels bring about bone loss, potentially opening the way to new approaches for treating osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, causing fragile bones ... Read more...

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Daily intake of beetroot juice boosts stamina


August 7th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Daily intake of beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise up to 16 percent longer, according to new research. A University of Exeter (U-E) led-study ... Read more...

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Beetroot juice gives stamina a boost


August 7th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina, concludes a new study, which adds that the magical drink can help you exercise for up to 16 percent longer.The University ... Read more...

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How obesity leads to diabetes


July 9th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Monash University researchers have found how obesity leads to type 2 diabetes - a finding that could lead to the design of a drug to prevent the disease. ... Read more...

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Bone marrow extract improves cardiac function, shows study


June 30th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) Bone marrow extract is just as effective as bone marrow stem cells for improving cardiac function, particularly after a heart attack, according to a group of researchers. ... Read more...

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Bone marrow extract therapy after heart attack improves cardiac function


June 30th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A new study has found that an extract derived from bone marrow cells is as effective as therapy using bone marrow stem cells for improving cardiac function after ... Read more...

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Being obese doesn’t worsen asthma


June 4th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Obesity does not worsen asthma in patients with mild and moderate forms of the disease, but it reduces the response to medications, suggests a study conducted by National ... Read more...

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An ordinary cuppa of tea helps ward off heart disease, boosts brain


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Besides giving you a kick start in the morning, your favourite cup of tea has the potential to keep heart attacks at bay, a dietician has claimed.What's more, ... Read more...

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Vitamin B9 good for treating allergies, asthma


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for the health of red blood cells and known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions ... Read more...

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Lupus patients ‘have decreased sense of smell’


May 1st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A new study had found that patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have a decreased sense of smell.SLE is an autoimmune disease that sometimes involves the central ... Read more...

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Folic acid ‘helps treat allergies, asthma’


April 30th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Folic acid, or vitamin B9, may suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.Folic ... Read more...

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Scientists try to mend ‘broken heart syndrome’


March 27th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Love surely hurts - in fact you really can die from a broken heart, say a new research, which has shed light on "broken heart syndrome".The condition, known ... Read more...

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Chronic marijuana abuse linked to severe vomiting sickness


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study from Creighton University of Omaha has revealed that chronic marijuana abuse is linked to a severe vomiting sickness.Lead researcher Dr. Sontineni said that doctors ... Read more...

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Old gastrointestinal drug may offer anti-aging treatment


January 7th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): An 80-year old drug, once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders, may help slow down the aging process, say researchers.Recent animal studies have shown that ... Read more...

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Mistletoe may prolong lives of cancer patients


December 25th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): It is known for inspiring Christmas-time kisses, and now, scientists have concluded that mistletoe may help prolong the lives of cancer patients.Yes, you heard it right. According ... Read more...

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Exercise followed by good nights sleep cuts cancer risk


November 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Besides reducing the waistline, exercise can also cut your overall risk of cancer but only if you get a good night''s sleep, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Bone-building find hold hope for improved osteoporosis treatment


November 1st, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 1 (ANI): A team of American scientists claims to have uncovered an important step in hormone-triggered bone growth, paving the way for new osteoporosis drugs and better bone-building therapies. The ... Read more...

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Sleep apnoea can surprisingly prolong life for some sufferers


October 4th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 4 (ANI): Israeli scientists have discovered that sleep apnoea, an exhausting sleep disorder that causes heavy snoring, can actually prolong life.Studies conducted in the past have shown that ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice can prevent urinary tract infections


July 26th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) People consume cranberry juice believing it would keep urinary tract infections at bay, though the exact mechanism has not been well understood. A new study reveals that the ... Read more...

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Why some people may naturally be resistant to HIV/AIDS


July 17th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) suggests that some people may be naturally resistant to infection with HIV, the ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects male fertility


July 10th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Diabetes has an adverse affect on mens reproduction function, says a new study.The study led by Dr. Con Mallidis from Queen''s University, Belfast, UK, has found ... Read more...

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Dehydrated tomatoes an antidote to prostate cancer: study


May 29th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 29 (IANS) The dehydrated version of the ubiquitous tomato could be the key to unlock its prostate cancer fighting potential, according to a study. The greatest protective effect apparently ... Read more...

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Dictatorship may lie in ones genes


April 5th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 5 (ANI): The ruthless behaviour of history's infamous dictatorsHitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, and Robert Mugabeand that of certain bosses at workplaces, often nicknamed little Hitler ... Read more...

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