gastrointestinal

Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

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Europe condemns Russian livestock import ban


March 21st, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Commission has condemned Russia's decision to ban livestock import from Europe following the spread there of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viruses.Russia imposed a ... Read more...

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30 percent chance Falak will remain vegetative: Doctors


February 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Doctors at AIIMS who have been treating baby Falak for over two weeks said Tuesday there is a 30-40 percent chance that the battered two-year-old ... Read more...

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Avoid keeping meat in fridge: Pakistani expert


November 13th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) People should avoid keeping meat in refrigerators for over 10 days as such a practice destroys the proteins and affects its hygiene, which could cause food ... Read more...

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Lauki juice, healthy? Take care before you drink it


October 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Bottle gourd or lauki juice may not be the best health drink and certain precautions must be observed, including discarding bitter-tasting lauki, the health ministry ... Read more...

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New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Smoking during pregnancy increases birth defects


July 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have finally come up with the evidence that supports the long-held view that pregnant women should not smoke. In a new study which was published ... Read more...

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Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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Eating dirt can be good for the gut


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) For many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive analysis helps explain why.The most probable explanation ... Read more...

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Core Gestra bags pharma excellence award


May 26th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Delhi-based pharmaceutical firm Core Gestra Pvt Ltd has bagged the Arch of Excellence in Pharma award 2011, the company said in a statement here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Peppermint relieves irritable bowel disorder


April 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Peppermint may help in relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects up to a fifth of the population.For the first time, the researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Farm visitors ‘urged to wash hands using soap and water’


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Hand gels and wipes are no substitute for soap and water when it comes to hygiene during visit to farms, according to health experts.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) ... Read more...

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Risk of infections, allergic diseases lower in vaccinated kids: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that vaccinated children are not at higher risk of contracting infections or allergic diseases.Roma Schmitz and her colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV vaginal gel deemed safe for rectal use too


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a change in the formulation of tenofovir gel, an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use, may make it safer for rectal use ... Read more...

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Cow’s first milk could boost athletic performance


February 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists looking for ways to boost athletic performance have found cow's first milk promising in the treatment of the 'leaky gut syndrome'. Bovine colostrum, early milk produced ... Read more...

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New ‘magnetic pill’ could improve body’s absorption of drugs


January 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Brown University researchers have developed a new magnetic pill system that could improve the body's absorption of drugs.A pill often will not dissolve at exactly the right site ... Read more...

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Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

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Hexavalent Chromium Found In Water Of 31 U.S. Cities


December 21st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that the Hexavalent Chromium threat still continues to rule many parts of the U.S. According to a recent study it has been revealed that ... Read more...

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Egypt, not India, top place for visitors getting struck with Delhi belly


December 16th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): If you think that India is the country where travelers are most likely to fall ill, you are wrong. Egypt is the top place for visitors getting struck ... Read more...

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Choice of colour impacts response to hypnotherapy


December 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study involving a colour test showed that people who choose positive colours were nine times more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than those who chose a ... Read more...

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Instructions on over-the-counter medicines for kids found to be ‘confusing’


December 1st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that instructions on boxes and bottles of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for children in the United States are confusing and hard for parents to ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass ‘alters preference for sweet substances’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have found that gastric bypass surgery decreases the preference for sweet-tasting substances in obese rats.The study could help in developing safer treatments ... Read more...

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Breast milk ingredients critical for physiologic development in babies


October 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested the levels of nitrite and nitrate in breast milk change during the initial days after birth to accommodate the changing physiologic requirements of ... Read more...

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‘Walking’ properties of bacteria discovered


October 8th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that bacteria are capable of 'standing up' and moving while vertical.In 2008, UCLA researcher Gerard Wong suggested that an undergraduate bioengineering senior design group ... Read more...

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FDA announces the Similac recall because of beetle infiltration at the manufacturing plant


September 24th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) FDA has announced a recall of the Similac brand baby formula, because they suspect that a variety of the small beetle might have infiltrated one of manufacturing plants.FDA ... Read more...

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Study Reveals That Hand Sanitizers Can Not Prevent Cold Or Flu


September 17th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a common perception that the hand sanitizers are better than common soaps against germs and bacteria infection. However, a recent study carried out by ... Read more...

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Stem cells used to treat kids with lethal skin disease


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Minnesota Physician have shown that a lethal skin disease can be successfully treated with stem cell therapy.John E. Wagner and Jakub Tolar, in ... Read more...

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Johnson & Johnson Expands Recall Of Tylenol, Benadryl And Motrin


July 9th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary company McNeil Consumer Healthcare has expanded the recall of its products including more brands such as Tylenol, Benadryl ... Read more...

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Campbell’s Recalls 15 Million Pounds of SpaghettiOs: Undercooked Meatballs


June 19th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over 35,000 cases of SpaghettiOs have been recalled by the Campbell Soup Company after it was discovered that some of the ingredients may have been "under-processed" or, simply ... Read more...

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Soon, simple urine test for autism


June 4th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Autistic children have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than their non-autistic peers, according to a new study.According to researchers behind the Journal of Proteome Research study, ... Read more...

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Bitter-blocking ingredient in artificial sweeteners found


May 28th, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin has been discovered by researchers.According to a report ... Read more...

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Breast milk regulates intestinal development


May 13th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Breast milk is indeed best for your infant. A new study found that bioactive components in breast milk regulate the development of the intestinal tract of the newborn. ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight eye diseases


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that green tea can help prevent glaucoma and other eye diseases.They have found that the healthful substances found in green tea - renowned for their ... Read more...

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Fermented milk has therapeutic effect on chronic gastritis


April 10th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Fermented milk is effective in the therapeutic treatment of chronic gastritis, according to a study.Gastritis produced by acetyl-salicylic acid (ASA) consumption is a common disorder worldwide.The use ... Read more...

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