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New treatment could halt arthritis spread


July 31st, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a potential new approach to treat chronic diseases such as arthritis, which involves the inflammation of one or more bone joints.David Fairlie and ... Read more...

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Rave drug sparks hope for treating Parkinson’s


June 15th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Rave culture's illicit drug 'ecstasy' can help develop drugs that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease, says a study. A team led by a medicinal chemist ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulses could overcome depression, schizophrenia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Magnetic pulses could stamp out neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke after researchers unravelled how they work to stimulate the brain.Jennifer Rodger, ... Read more...

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Exercise fights obesity by turning stem cells into bone


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) Workouts can keep obesity at bay by turning influential stem cells into bone, not fat, boosting our capacity to make blood and improving overall health.The body's ... Read more...

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Kids’ meals consisting of white potatoes are rich in nutrients


April 12th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that consumption of white potatoes (non-fried) by children does not displace other vegetables from their meals.Instead, it makes their diet rich in nutrients ... Read more...

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Ice-baths can do more harm than good, say scientists


November 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has suggested that ice-baths can actually do more harm than good.The agonisingly cold dips are a popular way for athletes to finish their training as ... Read more...

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Convention Wisdom Aside, Ice on an Injury May Prevent Healing


October 28th, 2010 - 2:39 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to scientists, the age-old “conventional wisdom” method of icing an injury to prevent swelling may have been wrong, and actually prevented, instead of promoted healing.Yes, Grandma may ... Read more...

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Study: Ice on injury may prevent healing


October 27th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you believed that putting an ice on an injury was the best way to handle the condition, then think again. A new research has found ... Read more...

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Placing ice on injury may prevent healing


October 27th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) The conventional method of placing ice on an injury may prevent healing, according to scientists.For years, people have been told to put a bag of frozen peas ... Read more...

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Putting ice on injuries could slow down healing process


October 27th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that slapping a packet of frozen peas on a black eye or a sprained ankle may prevent it getting better.For the first time, ... Read more...

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Olive oil protects against breast cancer: Study


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Adding olive oil to one's daily diet could help keep breast cancer at bay, says a latest study. The findings show that the Mediterranean oil mounts a multi-pronged attack ... Read more...

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Milk - top source of vitamin D for Americans


April 28th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Milk is the primary source of vitamin D in the American diet, supplying nearly half of all of the much-needed vitamin, a new research says. Using the latest ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ... Read more...

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Cutting down glucose helps cells live longer


December 26th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Going back for a second dessert after your holiday meal might not be the best strategy for living a long, cancer-free life, a new study has confirmed. University of ... Read more...

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Cutting down glucose extends healthy cells’ lifespan


December 19th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Restricting consumption of glucose, the most common dietary sugar, can extend the life of healthy human lung cells and speed the death of pre-cancerous cells in the vital ... Read more...

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Right dose of omega-3 fatty acid identified


September 1st, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) A team of French scientists has identified just the right dose of DHA acid that prevents heart disease in healthy men. This study is the first to identify how ... Read more...

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How flu virus attacks the lungs


July 18th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Shedding new light on how influenza virus attacks the lungs, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research Institute ... Read more...

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Indian-American led team finds ‘fountain of youth’


July 1st, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A team lead by an Indian-American scientist has found what could be the single-most important medical breakthrough in history - significantly longer life-spans. The discovery shows that proper ... Read more...

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Cell receptors designed to make our immune system stronger


June 3rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Cell or 'death' receptors used by the body to shut down old, diseased or otherwise unwanted cells may also be used to make cells heartier when facing a ... Read more...

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Ridding yourself of constipation might be easier now


April 9th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Ridding yourself of constipation might be easier now when other methods fail. Researchers have identified nerve endings, which when stimulated cause bowel clearance and the chemicals that ... Read more...

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Antibodies take ‘evolutionary leaps’ to battle microbes


January 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Antibodies take 'evolutionary leaps' to battle viruses and bacteria that rapidly evolve with every sneeze, sniffle, and cough, especially during the cold and flu season. A new report ... Read more...

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Take care of your gums, for heart’s sake


December 16th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Infected gums don't just spell danger for your teeth, but your heart too.According to a study, brushing teeth regularly will potentially cut down risks of atherosclerosis, a leading ... Read more...

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Melanin may protect against obesity related chronic diseases


November 7th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Samples from the morbidly obese undergoing weight loss surgery showed that melanin - a pigment giving skin and hair their distinctive colour - was being produced in their ... Read more...

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Brain uses lactate as fuel during strenous muscular exercises


October 1st, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The human brain, just like muscles, works harder during strenuous exercise and uses lactate rather than glucose as fuel, according to a new study by Dutch scientists. Not ... Read more...

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The healing secret of human saliva revealed


July 24th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Licking your own wound can actually speed up the injurys healing process, according to group of researchers.Scientists from the Netherlands say that a compound, which they have ... Read more...

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Bodys own cannabis help in maintaining healthy skin


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chemical compounds produced by our body, similar to an active ingredient in marijuana called THC can help in maintaining good skin. ... Read more...

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Smokers, this is exactly what leads to lung cancer


February 29th, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Smoking can kill, but no one has really quite understood how and why cigarettes cause healthy lung cells to become cancerous. Now researchers say they have the answer: ... Read more...

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Scientific and teaching organizations call for evolution education


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): A coalition of 17 scientific and teaching organizations is calling on the scientific community to become more involved in the promotion of science education, including evolution.According to these ... Read more...

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