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Long-term pesticide exposure is harmful: STM study


June 20th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Long-time exposure to pesticides via inhalation may cause moderate to severe blood toxicity and reduction in the total number of bone marrow cells, leading to several ... Read more...

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Pregnant women less able to fight infections


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Obese pregnant women are less able to fight infections than leaner peers, which could affect their baby's health post-birth."Women who are obese before pregnancy have critical ... Read more...

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Laugh every day to keep doctor away


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Forget rigorous workout schedules, finding humour in real life situations could be just enough to keep you hale and hearty. A new study has revealed that laughter can do ... Read more...

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Waist circumference predicts rectal cancer surgery complications


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a patient's waist circumference can serve as a predictor as to whether the patient will experience complications in recovering from rectal cancer surgery."Being overweight ... Read more...

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Stem cells can be engineered to kill HIV


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have been successful in demonstrating that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells - ... Read more...

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Secret behind how manuka honey fights infection revealed


September 7th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, have uncovered how manuka honey can help fight infection-by destroying key bacterial proteins.Led by Dr. Rowena Jenkins, the research team ... Read more...

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Friendly gut bacteria can help fight infection


August 20th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered friendly human gut bacteria that helps initiate body's defence mechanisms to fight parasitic infection toxoplasmosis.The bacteria triggers defence against Toxoplasma ... Read more...

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Better way to develop vaccine against flu virus identified


May 13th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): By cashing-in on the interaction between a virus and antibodies that fight infection, Princeton University scientists may have discovered a better way to make a vaccine against the ... Read more...

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Lung airway cells activate vitamin D, boost immunity


November 4th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) A must for good health, vitamin D also needs activation to function optimally within the human body. Until recently, this activation was thought to happen in the kidneys, ... Read more...

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New mechanism behind autoimmunity development found


August 14th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. has led to the identification of a mechanism in the immune systems of mice ... Read more...

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Gene that can lead to kidney failure identified


April 29th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): Researchers from Imperial College London, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and other international institutions have identified a gene that can cause the kidney to become inflamed something ... Read more...

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Researchers identify genes that may be responsible for type 1 diabetes


November 22nd, 2007 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK, have identified faulty versions of two genes that may be responsible for type 1 diabetes.The genes HLA-A and HLA-B ... Read more...

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