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Coffee lowers risk of common skin cancer


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Drinking more coffee could lower the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the commonest form of skin cancer, according to a new study. "Our data indicate that ... Read more...

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Minimising fat with more exercise easy way to shed weight


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Eating less fat and doing more exercise is the simplest and the straightest way to slimming, says a new study that vindicates a common sense approach ... Read more...

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Blame your gut for your skin allergies


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, many children with atopic dermatitis also have food allergies, and in the course of skin contact with food allergens, the disease can worsen.Atopic ... Read more...

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Tai chi can help heart failure patients


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi can perk up mood and prospects of patients with chronic heart failure."Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have ... Read more...

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Finding paves way for new personalized treatments to target inflammation


April 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have found a way of mimicking the body's natural mechanism of fighting inflammation.During inflammation cells release very small particles termed 'microparticles' that retain features of their parent ... Read more...

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Smoking linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 25th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that smoking before menopause, especially prior to giving birth, may be associated with a modest increase in the risk of developing breast cancer.Using ... Read more...

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Psychotic-like symptoms linked to poor outcomes in depression patients


December 7th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): The presence of many aspects of illness in patients with depression does not appear to be associated with treatment resistance-evidence against the common hypothesis that some cases of ... Read more...

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‘Sweet 16′ tool could rapidly identify cognitive impairments


November 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A research team has developed a new instrument called the Sweet 16 to rapidly assess cognitive status in older adults.Tamara G. Fong of Hebrew SeniorLife, Beth Israel Deaconess ... Read more...

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Vitamins E and C ‘have little effect on age-related cataract’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that regular use of Vitamin E and C has little or no effect on age-related cataract in men.William G. Christen from Brigham and ... Read more...

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Vitamin E ‘could increase stroke risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking vitamin E could slightly increase the risk of a particular type of stroke.An international team of researchers has found that for ... Read more...

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Asthma medication may help multiple sclerosis patients


September 14th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Albuterol, a compound commonly used to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases, may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic ... Read more...

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Drinking beer ‘can lead to psoriasis in women’


August 17th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Women who drink regular beer-but not light beer or other types of alcohol-are more likely to develop psoriasis, according to a new study.Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated skin ... Read more...

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Hot cuppa after exercise could boost mental health in elderly


July 12th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A hot cuppa after a gruelling exercise session might just be the perfect mix for the brain in old age, according to a research.In two separate studies, US ... Read more...

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Fat and muscle turned into bone, cartilage in rodents


June 27th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): In what is being considered as a major breakthrough, scientists at Harvard Medical School, Boston, have regrown bone and cartilage from fat cells and muscle tissue and then ... Read more...

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New tool tracks eye disease before symptoms show up


April 30th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) A new non-invasive tool can detect signs of eye disease at early molecular stages, before symptoms can be seen using traditional methods, say opthalmologists. In fact, this tool ... Read more...

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Stem cell-based therapy offers new hope for kidney disease patients


October 16th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that several stem cell based therapies can help treat patients with Alport syndrome.Most often occurring in boys, Alport syndrome causes progressive kidney disease leading to ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding ‘cuts breast cancer risk’


August 11th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Women with a family history of breast cancer face a lower risk of developing the disease pre-menopause if they have ever breastfed a child, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Psoriasis linked to diabetes, high BP in women


April 21st, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Women with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, are at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), says a new study.Recent studies have indicated that ... Read more...

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Vitamin B and folic acid cut risk of age-related vision loss in women


February 24th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid could reduce the risk of age-related sight problems in women, says a new study.According to the ... Read more...

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Dialysis patients residing at higher altitudes have lower death rate


February 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Dialysis patients living in high altitude areas have 12 to 15 pct lower death rate compared to those living at sea levels, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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More than two glasses of wine a day can cause heart trouble for women


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Women who have more than two glasses of wine a day are at a risk of developing a potentially fatal heart problem, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Worms burn fat for a longer life


November 7th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Burning fat can lead to a longer life at least in case of worms, according to a new study.A fat-burning enzyme in C. elegans increases its activity after ... Read more...

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Folic acid and other B vitamins do not prevent cancer


November 5th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Daily doses of multivitamin supplements, including folic acid and vitamin B6 and B12, have no effect in preventing cancer in women, according to a group of researchers.Folate, ... Read more...

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Caffeine consumption doesn”t up breast cancer risk


October 14th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages do not appear to raise breast cancer risk, according to a report in the October 13 issue of Archives of Internal ... Read more...

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Parasitic worm infections up AIDS risk


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that people with schistosomes, and possibly other parasitic worm infections, may be more likely to become infected with HIV than persons without ... Read more...

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Childhood lead exposure linked to decreased brain volume in adults


May 28th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati, USA, have found that childhood exposure to lead is linked to volume loss in specific parts of the brain in adulthood, ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV drugs may reduce vision loss


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Inserm U848, France has revealed that anti-HIV drugs may prove effective in reducing vision loss.The study conducted using ... Read more...

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Folic acid, B vitamins dont reduce cardiovascular risk in women


May 7th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new study has found that long-term supplementation of folic acid and vitamin B supplements do not protect women against heart disease and stroke.Randomised, controlled trials by ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy increases stroke risk in postmenopausal women


April 29th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy are likely to have an increased risk of stroke, says a new study.The study, led by Francine Grodstein, Sc.D, from Brigham ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy shown to cause delayed neurological damage in mice


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time shown that chemotherapy may make patients susceptible to chemobrain, a syndrome of delayed degeneration in the central nervous system (CNS).Their finding ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy lowers macular degeneration in postmenopausal women


April 15th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy reduce their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), especially if they had also taken oral contraceptives in the past.Age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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