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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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Why H1N1 increased mortality in healthy kids?


November 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) During the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. A nationwide investigation in the US ... Read more...

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Why normal kids with Rett syndrome become abnormal later?


April 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has unravelled the mystery as to why children suffering from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum, start out developing normally in infancy and ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer


March 24th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms ... Read more...

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Scientists find molecular switch that controls skin growth


March 4th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem cells when it's time to grow more skin, as well as a "crowd control" molecule that ... Read more...

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Local anesthetic derived from algae ‘effectively blocks pain in surgical patients’


February 24th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Surgical patients might soon benefit from a long-acting local anesthetic, thanks to researchers in the United States and Chile.In a randomised, double-blind trial, patients had significantly less postoperative ... Read more...

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How omega-3 fatty acids keep blindness at bay


February 10th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - can prevent retinopathy, a major form of blindness that affects people with diabetes ... Read more...

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Large variations in quality of social networking sites for diabetics: Study


February 9th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Patients are increasingly using health-focused networks online, but not much is known about their quality and safety.In one of the first formal studies of social networking websites targeting ... Read more...

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Model that predicts drug’s likelihood of causing birth defects created


January 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have created a preclinical model for predicting a drug's tendency to cause fetal malformations during pregnancy based on characterizing the genes that it targets.The Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Virtual Santa Claus Enlivens The Sick Kids At The Children’s Hospital Boston Kids


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American kids residing at the Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB) were delighted on Wednesday on witnessing the adorable Santa Claus. This sickbay consists of ailing children, ... Read more...

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Virtual Santa comes to visit sick kids


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Jose, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Santa Claus is on a different mission this Christmas. He might not be coming in through your chimney this season because he will be very busy ... Read more...

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Can flu infections prevent asthma?


December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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High job stress ‘ups risk of heart disease by 40 pc for women’


November 15th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that women who under high job strain have a 40 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease and the need for procedures to open ... Read more...

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Hamster study shows cholesterol-lowering drug shrinks enlarged prostates


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that a cholesterol-lowering drug reduced the enlarged prostates of hamsters to the same extent as a drug commonly used to treat benign ... Read more...

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Study finds strong link between diabetes and air pollution


September 30th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has found a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity.Researchers ... Read more...

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Full-body MRI may help detect suspected child abuse


August 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which can easily detect soft-tissue abnormalities, could be used in detecting suspected child abuse in infants.The study, ... Read more...

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Teenage deafness linked to iPods, MP3 players


August 18th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) MP3 players, iPods and more exposure to live music could have caused an increase in hearing loss among teenagers, research in the US suggests. The study noticed that the ... Read more...

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iPods, MP3 players linked to hearing loss in teens


August 18th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): An American research has suggested that iPods, MP3 players and increased exposure to live music have led to a surge in hearing loss in teens.The number of teenagers ... Read more...

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Industry-funded drug trials more likely to publish favourable results


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 03 (ANI): Results of drugs tests that are funded by the industry are more likely to publish favourable results, reveals study.When published results are systematically tracked for drug trials registered ... Read more...

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Boston Med hospital drama at it’s best


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
By Anita ThomasThree of the nations top hospitals are part of the new hit summer series that takes into the heart of the drama. Massachusetts General, Children’s Hospital Boston and Brigham and ... Read more...

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Stem cells made by reprogramming don’t completely let go of their past


July 20th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Adult cells that have been reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) do not completely let go of their past, perhaps limiting their ability to function as ... Read more...

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ABC’s “Boston Med” Turns Out To Be A Refreshingly Different Documentary


June 25th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC has come up with a new medical community based documentary named 'Boston Med' which promises to be refreshingly different from the familiar soaps dealing with ... Read more...

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Now, living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip


June 25th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): American scientists have used a microchip to develop a device that mimics a living, breathing human lung.Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, ... Read more...

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Boffins examine, compare bacterial communities in human nose, throat


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): American scientists have successfully completed the world's most comprehensive comparative analysis of bacterial communities housed in the human nose and throat.The findings of the study, appearing in the ... Read more...

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New strategy to fight cancer drug resistance discovered


June 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21: Scientists seem to have found a way to immobilize a common protein that often opposes chemotherapy treatment of various forms of cancer.The researchers have discovered that that they could ... Read more...

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Fuzzy logic to help understand ageing process


June 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Computers models using fuzzy logic could help scientists uncover the cellular mechanisms that the process of ageing upsets, according to a new American study.The research, from Drexel ... Read more...

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Researchers to track infectious disease threats at World Cup


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 12 (IANS) While the whole world will be busy enjoying the thrill and excitement of the soccer World Cup, two Canadian researchers will be keeping a close eye on what ... Read more...

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Gays more likely to experience violent events, mental illness


April 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexuals who have ever had a same-sex sex partner are one-and-a-half to two times as likely to experience violent events, especially in childhood, ... Read more...

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Female moderate drinkers at lower obesity risk than teetotalers


March 9th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Female booze drinkers can take heart: A new study has shown that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of obesity than teetotalers.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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Wine ‘doesn’t make you fat’


March 7th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Female wine drinkers can take heart: A new study has shown that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of obesity than teetotalers.The study, which included more than 19,000 ... Read more...

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Prevention of childhood obesity should begin early in life


March 1st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that efforts to prevent childhood obesity should begin far earlier than currently thought-perhaps even before birth.To reach the conclusion, boffins tracked 1,826 women ... Read more...

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Web surveillance can keep lethal infections at bay


March 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) Integrating real-time web-based infectious disease surveillance with knowledge of worldwide air traffic patterns could help keep lethal infections at bay at mass gatherings. For instance, during the 1991 International ... Read more...

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Boston man charged with embezzling over $1 million from hospital


February 24th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) – A Boston, Massachusetts man was charged with one count of health care theft and embezzlement of over $1 million from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, prosecutors announced on ... Read more...

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Anorexics have strikingly high fat levels within their bone marrow


February 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have reported that people with anorexia nervosa have strikingly high levels of fat within their bone marrow.The researchers' findings will be published in ... Read more...

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Sudden infant deaths linked to low serotonin levels


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The brains of infants who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) produce low levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells and plays ... Read more...

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