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Kidney stones double risk of dialysis


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Kindey stones could double the risk of dialysis or kidney transplant later in life for people who have had them, says a study.University of Alberta faculty ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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Salty diets tied to kidney stones, osteoporosis


July 25th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 25 (IANS) People eating high salt diets tend to develop kidney stones and osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to increased risk of fracture, says a study.Principal investigator ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity linked to bladder, urinary cancer


July 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 24 (IANS) Obesity in childhood has a direct link with bladder and urinary tract (urothelial) and colorectal cancers in adulthood, warn Israeli researchers.Hence, maintaining a healthy weight ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acid boosts brainpower


June 29th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA in fish boosts our memory and brainpower, says a study.Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team from the University of ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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Blues invite re-hospitalization among cardiac patients


February 15th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (IANS) Heart attack patients given to depression may be re-hospitalised later for cardiac complications and chest pains and for longer stints as indoor patients than their ... Read more...

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Having desserts for breakfast good for slimming


February 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Those with a weakness for sweets can now include cookies and cake in a 600 calorie breakfast menu with some proteins and carbs to shed ... Read more...

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Endurance tests can detect nerve disease early


January 27th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) Muscle endurance tests can detect abormalities in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings, reveals a study.Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Beware! MP3 players cause early hearing loss


December 29th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) One in four teenagers are in danger of early hearing loss as a direct result of listening to music on their personal listening devices (PLDs) ... Read more...

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Commuting long distances bad for health


October 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Daily long distance commuting seems worthwhile if it is for a better job or house, but it could be bad for your health.New research shows that ... Read more...

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A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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Defective gene can strip you of fingerprints


September 19th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to every individual. But what happens when your fingertips do not have those distinctive ridges?Though an exceptionally rare condition -- only ... Read more...

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Ultrasound as effective as CT scans in most cases


May 12th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) CT scans confer no clinical advantage over a simple, low-cost ultrasound procedure, says a new study.Michael Vaiman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine compared ... Read more...

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Scientist recommends regimen of drugs for treating gambling addicts


April 12th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A psychiatrist has suggested that gambling addicts could be treated with a wide range of drugs to rid them of the disorder.Pathological gambling addiction, like any other addiction, ... Read more...

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For first time ever, study proves common genetic roots for autism, epilepsy


April 9th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has for the first time ever identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.Led ... Read more...

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Soon, vaccine to cure asthma brought on by house dust mite allergies


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Researchers are developing a vaccine that could completely cure asthma brought on by house dust mite allergies.If successful, the vaccine, being developed by Monash University researchers, would have ... Read more...

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Swipe your mobile 3 times a day with saline wipes to keep it bacteria-free


March 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Swiping your pager or cell phone just three times with a simple tissue moistened with saline would help you get rid of most of the bacteria, according to ... Read more...

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New study uncovers how male puberty begins


March 15th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Monash University researchers have shed light on a new understanding of how male puberty begins.The key to their findings lies with a protein known as SMAD3 and ... Read more...

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Turmeric ‘the right spice’ to fight colon cancer


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used ... Read more...

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How bacteria communicate with each other


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other.The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the ... Read more...

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Common bone drugs may cut colon cancer risk


February 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the use of bisphosphonates - drugs already taken by millions of healthy women to prevent bone-loss - for more than one year is associated ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians least likely to kick the butt: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are least likely to quit smoking compared to the Chinese or the Malays, a study has revealed. The Chinese, if male, married and motivated, top ... Read more...

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Link between Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease discovered


January 13th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome and for development of ... Read more...

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Strength training for seniors offers cognitive, economic benefits: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A one-year follow-up study has shown that strength training for seniors provides cognitive as well as economic benefits.The study, was conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and ... Read more...

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Ketan Desai’s election to university body challenged


November 29th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) The election of Ketan Desai, tainted former chief of the Medical Council of India (MCI), to the Gujarat University senate was Monday challenged in the Gujarat High Court.Desai, ... Read more...

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Exercising to piano music ‘helps reduce falls among elderly’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A music-based multitask exercise program may lead to improved gait (manner or style of walking), balance and a reduction in the rate of falling among elderly people, suggests ... Read more...

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Anxiety, stress major factors of depression in women undergoing IVF


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research from Tel Aviv University has shown that stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to impact a woman's depression levels when ... Read more...

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New imaging technique sheds light on inflammation


October 16th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Using an innovative new imaging technique, researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine are studying how white blood cells (called neutrophils) respond to inflammation, and have ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment


October 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood ... Read more...

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Cashew seed extract an effective anti-diabetic


July 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) A new study suggests that cashew seed extract can act as an effective anti-diabetic. Researchers from Universities of Montreal, Canada and de Yaoundé Cameroun analysed whether cashew extracts could ... Read more...

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Cow’s milk good for newborns


July 15th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Mothers who feed their babies cow's milk in the first 15 days of life may be protecting their children from dangerous allergies later on, says a new study."Women ... Read more...

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