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Green tea and tai chi ‘improve quality of life in postmenopausal women’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease ... Read more...

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Protein that protects cancer cells from chemo, radiation therapy found


March 25th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that enables the activation of a DNA-repair enzyme that protects cancer cells from catastrophic damage caused by chemo and radiation therapy.This protein, ... Read more...

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Eating Resistant Starch Foods Makes You Thinner?


January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The benefits of bread are far more than what is generally presumed, if revelations of a new study are taken into consideration. The findings of the ... Read more...

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Emotional stress can change brain function


January 13th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers have found that a single exposure to acute stress affected information processing in the cerebellum - the area of the brain responsible for motor control and movement ... Read more...

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New Model Of A Floridian Medical School Is The Adoption Of A Family For Its Health’s Improvement


January 7th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 6, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Medical schooling in America is experiencing a growth surge. Decades have passed in America devoid of the inauguration of a solitary new school. However, 5 ... Read more...

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Fish oil given within 5 hrs after stroke limits brain damage


November 9th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that fish oil contains a substance that may help to limit or prevent brain damage following a stroke, if given within 5 ... Read more...

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Ultrasound improves efficacy of knee jabs in osteoarthritis patients


November 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Ultrasound needle guidance improves the performance, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of knee injections in people with osteoarthritis, according to new research.Osteoarthritis causes changes in bones that include fluid ... Read more...

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Proteins regulating water retention in salt-sensitive hypertension identified


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new research has found that two proteins in the brain act as valves to turn the hormone that regulates water retention in the body.These findings by the ... Read more...

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Western diet makes sepsis worse


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An experimental study in mice has shown has shown that high fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis-a condition of systemic bacterial infection.The study has ... Read more...

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Early alcohol, tobacco use might delay onset of puberty in girls


September 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Early drinking and smoking might delay onset of puberty in girls, according to new study.Puberty can start as early as age 7 or 8, but most girls start ... Read more...

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Biomarkers in blood serum could classify individuals with Alzheimer’s


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Biomarkers in blood serum can be combined with clinical information to accurately classify patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new research.Identifying biomarkers in the blood has several ... Read more...

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New study provides answers to obesity trinity


September 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study provides three ways to de-program the 1950s obesity trinity underlying the current obesity epidemic and protect future generations from its health consequences.Dr. Melinda Sothern, Director ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may prevent or treat allergy to common mould


August 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Research has shown that Vitamin D may be an effective therapeutic agent to treat or prevent allergy to a common mould that can complicate asthma and frequently affects ... Read more...

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Fructose And Blood Pressure Co-Related


July 6th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Recently researches and surveys have revealed that a fructose high diet has a tendency to increase the jeopardy of a high BP level ... Read more...

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Fructose intake linked to high BP


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has found that people who eat a diet high in fructose, in the form of added sugar, are at increased risk of developing high blood ... Read more...

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Novel way to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa


June 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to use a radical new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa.The research, led by Muna Naash, ... Read more...

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Cut back on sugary drinks to lower BP


May 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A new study has shown a surprising link between sugar in drinks and blood pressure.The research, led by Liwei Chen, Assistant Professor of Public Health at LSU Health ... Read more...

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Portion of virus that causes pink eye isolated


April 16th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers have been able to determine the part of viral keratoconjunctivitis which causes pink eye, making it possible to come up with a remedy for the problem in ... Read more...

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MRI and mammography diagnoses breast cancer at earlier stages


December 11th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) together with mammography can diagnose almost all cancers early, greatly reducing the occurrence of advanced stage breast cancer in high-risk women, a new study ... Read more...

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Sugary cola drinks linked to higher gestational diabetes risk


December 1st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Drinking too much sugar-sweetened cola a week prior to pregnancy may increase risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a new study.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Novel therapeutic target for diabetes-associated blindness identified


November 26th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, have identified a molecular pathway that appears to play a vital role in diabetes associated blindness.Diabetic retinopathy, ... Read more...

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High fructose diet may lead to high BP


October 30th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Higher intake of diet rich in fructose might increase your chances of developing hypertension, say researchers.During the study, lead researcher Diana Jalal, from University of Colorado Denver Health ... Read more...

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Fish oil may protect against stroke


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids may protect against stroke from ruptured carotid artery plaques, according to a new study.Research led by Hernan A. Bazan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, ... Read more...

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Novel therapeutic target for fatal flu lung complication identified


September 30th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Researchers from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center have identified a new target that for preventing fatal flu lung complication.The study showed that the novel target could help ... Read more...

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New targets for treatment of invasive breast cancer identified


August 20th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S have discovered new targets for the treatment of invasive breast cancer.A new study, led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular ... Read more...

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Early exposure to ultrafine air pollution linked to lung disease in adulthood


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that early exposure to environmental factors such as allergens, pollutants, and respiratory viruses might put infants at an increased risk of lung disease ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia linked to specific DNA region


July 9th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): An international group of researchers have for the first time come up with genetic evidence linking schizophrenia to a specific region of DNA - on chromosome 6.Lead ... Read more...

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Natural compound can prevent diabetic retinopathy


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A natural compound can be used to stop diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness around the world, according to researchers at the University of Oklahoma ... Read more...

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Green tea can help fight prostate cancer


June 20th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Active compounds in green tea can affect the progression of prostate cancer, a new study has found.As per the results of a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, ... Read more...

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Change staircases’ designs to fight obesity


June 5th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A few simple changes in the design and location of staircases could help fight obesity by making the buildings more "physical activity friendly", according to a study.Study leader ... Read more...

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Liquid calories more to be blamed for weight gain


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat, a new study suggests.Liwei Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of ... Read more...

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Fish oil could help prevent Parkinson’s disease


April 20th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Incorporating an omega three fatty acid- found in fish oil- in the diet could help prevent diseases like Parkinson's and Huntington's.Dr. Nicolas Bazan, form the Louisiana State University ... Read more...

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Frankincense oil can treat patients with bladder cancer


March 18th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Frankincense oiltracing its origin to India, Africa and the Middle East may prove to be an inexpensive alternative therapy for treating bladder cancer, according to a new ... Read more...

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Eggs are not as villainous for your heart as commonly believed


December 17th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Challenging earlier findings that claimed eggs contribute risk to heart disease, scientists have now found that health benefits of eating eggs outweighs its rather ''insignificant'' risks. In a ... Read more...

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New enzyme behind cancer growth identified


December 4th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have discovered a new enzyme that seems to play a primary role in how cancer tumours expand and ... Read more...

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