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Bal Thackeray discharged from hospital


August 1st, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, 86, was Wednesday discharged from a hospital here after spending eight days there following breathing problems, a hospital official said."His ... Read more...

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Gut probe can spot deadly pancreatic cancer


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Physicians can now spot pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest ever, by simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to its junction with ... Read more...

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Eating quickly leads to obesity


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Wolfing down food can make you obese and slow down your day-to-day activities, a new study reveals.Researchers found that women aged between 40-50 years who tend to ... Read more...

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Robin Gibb is battling liver cancer


November 21st, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is struggling with liver cancer. The 61-year-old has been undergoing treatment for some time with his wife standing by to take of ... Read more...

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Pakistani kid gets liver transplant in India


November 4th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Karachi resident Shehary Ali Sayyed had just sat down to study Sep 26 when he collapsed and was admitted to a local hospital in a ... Read more...

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Singapore doctors promote organ donation


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A team of doctors from Singapore on a visit here said Saturday that people should not hesitate in donating kidney and liver to help the ... Read more...

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Sound health depends on minority microbes


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A one-hundredth of one percent of total microbes that inhabit the colon, a section of the large intestine, may be minor in number but are fundamental ... Read more...

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‘40 million infected with Hepatitis B in India’


July 26th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Around 40 million people in India are infected with Hepatitis B and the risk of its transmission is hundred times more than that of the dreaded ... Read more...

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Chronic acidity shouldn’t be ignored, it could lead to cancer


June 29th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) As many as 75 percent of Indian patients with digestive problems suffer from what is medically known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD), an abnormal reflux of ... Read more...

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Folic acid protects offsprings from colon cancer


May 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 27 (IANS) Folic acid supplements given to pregnant and breast-feeding females, reduced the rate of colon cancer in their offspring by 64 percent, based on mice studies.The research, ... Read more...

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MCI board of governors reconstituted


May 13th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The board of governors for the Medical Council of India (MCI) was reconstituted Friday as the term of the present board expires Saturday, an ... Read more...

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A drug that relieves you of constipation


May 11th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The acute bloating, discomfort and straining associated with constipation may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug.Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully ... Read more...

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States urged to adopt measure regulating private clinics


March 15th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday urged state governments to speed up adoption of the Clinical Establishment Bill regulating private clinics.Azad told the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements contribute to breast cancer risk: Study


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the offspring of rats that took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as ... Read more...

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Now, detect esophageal cancer with light


January 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed and successfully tested a device that holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli and plantain could reduce bouts of Crohn’s disease


August 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Plantain and broccoli fibre could help prevent relapses of Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.Crohn's disease is a condition, in which the intestines can become painfully inflamed, ... Read more...

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Medical Council ponders common entrance exam for budding doctors (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Medical Council of India (MCI), the apex medical education regulator, Tuesday said a common entrance exam for medical courses is on the cards. The board of governors ... Read more...

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Diet with high levels of fructose, trans fats leads to significant liver disease


June 24th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A diet with high levels of fructose, sucrose, and of trans fats not only increases obesity, but also leads to significant fatty liver disease with scar tissue, a ... Read more...

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Azad cautions new medical board against corruption


June 7th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has directed the new board of governors, which has taken over the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI), to ensure ... Read more...

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New medical board given time for granting college licenses


May 30th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The central government Sunday extended the last date for giving permission to new medical colleges and renewal of recognition to existing ones by a month, official sources ... Read more...

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New medical panel to be fully autonomous, says Azad


May 25th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said the newly constituted panel replacing the dissolved Medical Council of India (MCI) will have full control over its decisions without ... Read more...

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‘Medical education needs separate governing body’


May 17th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Amid reports that medical education would be brought under the ambit of the proposed National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER), the health ministry has ... Read more...

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Older women with diabetes at higher colon cancer risk


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Older women with diabetes face a more than doubled risk for some types of colorectal cancer, according to a new research team.Diabetes has been identified as a colon ... Read more...

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2-drug combo effective for Crohn’s disease remission


April 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Remission from Crohn's disease may be more likely if patients get biologic therapy combined with immune-suppressing drugs first instead of immune-suppressing drugs alone, a study led by Mayo ... Read more...

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St. John’s wort doesn’t help patients with irritable bowel syndrome


January 5th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have found that herbal supplement of St. John's wort, also known as Tipton's weed, doesn't benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).St. John's wort is ... Read more...

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Hepatitis B doesn’t raise pancreatic cancer risk


November 1st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Contrary to popular opinion, hepatitis B doesn't appear to increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, say researchers.However, the overall analysis has revealed that only age is significant ... Read more...

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Added anti-viral boosts response, shortens hepatitis C treatment duration


April 30th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has found that adding the anti-viral drug telaprevir to a standard treatment for hepatitis C ... Read more...

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Drinking wine may reduce esophageal cancer risk


March 2nd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Drinking a glass of wine a day may help reduce the risk of Barretts Esophagus by about 56 per cent, according to a new study. The findings ... Read more...

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Golfers should yell warnings against stray shots, rules court


December 28th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 28 (ANI): Golfers could hit trouble if they failed to warn other players against their stray shots, according to a court in Queensland.The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal ... Read more...

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Prototype robot-capsule sticks to animal intestines without damaging tissues


August 3rd, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): A group of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have developed a prototype robot-capsule which is adhesive enough to anchor inside an intestine, and yet gentle enough not ... Read more...

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Specialists freeze oesophagus cancer with new therapy


July 29th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Gastroenterologists have developed a new approach to freeze damaged cancer cells in the abdominal oesophagus, preventing them from turning cancerous. Known as cryoablation therapy, approved by the Food ... Read more...

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A new implant to block fat absorption, reduce obesity


June 27th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A promising new implant to reduce obesity is likely to replace existing bariatric surgeries, which are painful and invasive, according to a study here. In a six-month open ... Read more...

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Lubiprostone drug may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome


May 19th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan Health System suggests that new drug Lubiprostone can effectively treat irritable bowel syndrome or IBS symptoms in women.Lubiprostone, known by ... Read more...

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Tiny microscope travels into our innards to speed up diagnoses


April 30th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a miniature microscope that travels inside the human body in order to detect cancer early, creating a new diagnostic discipline, Endomicroscopy. A training centre ... Read more...

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