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Kids’ temper tantrums could signal mental illness


August 31st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Temper tantrums in infants could signal early mental health problems, shows a research.Northwestern University researchers have developed an easy-to-administer questionnaire specifically designed to distinguish the typical ... Read more...

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Brain protects sense of smell when blocked


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Once our nostrils become free of stuffy summer colds or mould allergy, our brains work overtime to keep our olfactory sense as sharp as ever, compensating ... Read more...

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Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

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Urban kids more likely to develop food allergies


June 8th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Children living in cities tend to have more food allergies than their rural counterparts, says a new study. "We have found for the first time that ... Read more...

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Six Indian-Americans win fellowships


April 28th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Six Indian Americans are among 30 immigrants and children of immigrants from 20 countries who have won 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowships ... Read more...

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Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks


April 12th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Overweight women with moderately elevated blood sugar are at a higher pregnancy risk than their obese counterparts with normal blood sugar or those who have gestational ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle lowers mid-age cardiac risk


March 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from your 20s into your 40s may spell lower cardiovascular risk in mid-age, says a new study. "The problem is few adults ... Read more...

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New smartphone could help you cope with blues


February 8th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) A new smart phone senses your depression and nudges you to go out with friends, a study reveals.It's the future of therapy at a new Northwestern ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene linked to clear vision


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) A new research has discovered a gene that plays a key role in maintaining clarity of cornea and vision in humans and mice, potentially opening the ... Read more...

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Chances of heart attack, stroke rise with BP


December 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Chances of a heart attack or stroke are greater if blood pressure (BP) levels go up during the middle age, reveals a study. Men and women ... Read more...

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‘Bouncer’ protein halts rheumatoid arthritis


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients become hyperactive and attack their joints and bones. It is because these cells lose ... Read more...

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Six mn US kids have food allergy: Study


June 21st, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 21 (IANS) Nearly six million children in the US suffer from allergic reactions towards certain food items, says a new study.This estimate is higher than some previous ... Read more...

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What’s good for women’s heart? Baked mackerel!


May 25th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Postmenopausal women who often consumed baked or broiled fish had a 30 percent lower risk of developing heart failure, as compared to women who seldom ate ... Read more...

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Night owls at greater risk of piling on pounds


May 5th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Staying up late can make you pile on the pounds and is fraught with other negative health consequences. Late sleepers consumed 248 more calories a day, ... Read more...

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Misuse of over-the-counter pain relievers can cause severe liver damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that many people take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, without knowing the active ingredients they contain, such ... Read more...

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Future docs may have to pass new breast exam test


March 25th, 2011 - 2:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Future doctors would be better screened to determine whether they could detect breast cancer lumps from benign cyst with the introduction of a breast model equipped ... Read more...

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Male foetuses more vulnerable to alcohol


March 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The effect of alcohol on the foetus of two women may not be the same. One woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy may deliver a child ... Read more...

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Why some kids are harmed by mum’s drinking, but others aren’t


March 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Scientists have found why one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum ... Read more...

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High-fiber diet ‘cuts heart disease risk’


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make.The study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of ... Read more...

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Peripheral artery disease disables women faster than men: Study


February 5th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): For women with peripheral artery disease (PAD), small calf muscles are a major disadvantage despite being a feminine trait.Scientists at Northwestern Medicine point to the smaller calf ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors are at higher risk for hip fractures


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer survivors are at a higher risk for painful hip fractures.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that a ... Read more...

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New probiotic fights inflammatory bowel diseases


February 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers say that a genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese may be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such ... Read more...

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Stem cells show promise in repairing child’s damaged heart


January 28th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has revealed that heart stem cells from children with congenital heart disease were able to rebuild the damaged heart in the ... Read more...

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High physical activity helps people with knee osteoarthritis walk faster


January 19th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): People with knee osteoarthritis are more likely to walk fast enough if they lead physically active lives, a new Northwestern Medicine research has shown."The more active people ... Read more...

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Regular exercise may prevent middle-age weight gain


December 15th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that young adults, particularly women, who maintained high levels of moderate and vigorous activity over a period of 20 years experienced smaller gains ... Read more...

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Scientists reach major milestone in fight against deadly diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has reached a major milestone in the effort to wipe out some of the most lethal diseases on the planet.Scientists at Seattle Biomedical Research ... Read more...

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‘Calming drugs’ to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome identified


December 7th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have identified the molecular cause of severe depression condition and prevented it by injecting calming drugs into the brain with five hours of ... Read more...

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Bladder regeneration using stem cells heralds organ replacement therapies


November 21st, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): US researchers have created a model for bladder regeneration using stem cells - a study that could lead scientists towards new organ replacement therapies. "Advances in the use ... Read more...

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Patients’ own stem cells could be used as treatment for their heart disease


November 18th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists are revolutionizing treatment of cardiovascular disease by using patients' own stem cells to regenerate heart and vascular tissue.Chief investigator Douglas Losordo, director of the Program in ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle has biggest impact on cardiovascular health


November 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Two large studies from Northwestern Medicine have confirmed that a healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health."Health behaviors can trump a lot of your genetics," ... Read more...

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Dialysis patients at high risk of cardiac death


November 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Dialysis patients face a higher risk for sudden cardiac death but physicians are still unclear as to why these deaths occur. Rod Passman, a researcher from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Low dose of beta blockers can put patients at subsequent heart attack risk


October 16th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A breakthrough study has revealed that majority of heart patients are not receiving drugs known as beta blockers, which increase their survival prospects, in required quantity.For nearly ... Read more...

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Human sperm gene unaltered for 600 million years


July 16th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The "Boule" gene, responsible for sperm production from insects to mammals including man, has remained unaltered for 600 million years that it has been in existence. "This is the ... Read more...

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Human sperm gene is 600 million years old


July 16th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Mammals' ability to produce sperm is very ancient, probably originating as early as 600 million years ago, according to new evidence found by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg ... Read more...

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Obesity tends to obscure elderly women’s memory


July 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The more an elderly woman weighs, the worse her memory becomes. The effect is more pronounced in women who carry excess weight around their hips, known as pear shapes, ... Read more...

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