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Sedentary officegoers face doubled clot-risk


May 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), ... Read more...

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Snoring could spell serious trouble for us


April 1st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Snorers are three times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot, a new study has found.Patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition -- sleep apnoea ... Read more...

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Tweaking gene turns tissues into super muscles


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Scientists have done the unthinkable -- they created super-strong, high-endurance mice and worms by suppressing a natural muscle-growth inhibitor. With the tweaked gene (suppressed inhibitor) out ... Read more...

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After 10 years, Shashi visits theatre - for ‘Rockstar’


November 19th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) His frail condition notwithstanding, yesteryear star Shashi Kapoor went to watch "Rockstar", his late brother Shammi's last big screen performance, at a theatre after almost a ... Read more...

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Populism is Mamata’s Achilles heel (Comment)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
A visitor to Kolkata cannot but notice how the city has become livable again, as it was nearly throughout its 300-plus years of history except for the recent period of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shockwaves can heal broken bones


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Those suffering from unyielding bone fractures faced a stark choice -- painful surgery, followed by months of rehabilitation or a lifetime of pain and immobility. But ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Paralysed Chinese gymnast seeks $1.8 bn compensation


April 30th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 30 (IANS) Sang Lan, a Chinese gymnast who suffered paralysis during the 1998 Goodwill Games, has filed a lawsuit here seeking $1.8 billion in compensation.In her lawsuit ... Read more...

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A few steps could lead to big gains for hospitalized elderly patients


December 11th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new US study has revealed that hospitalized elderly patients who take even short walks around a hospital unit tend to leave the hospital sooner than their more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Bionic’ Brit baby can regrow body parts if he falls ill in future


November 4th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): A family has become the first in Britain to have tissue from their baby's umbilical cord frozen as a health insurance in case he falls ill in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIIMS doctors advocate minimal invasive spinal surgery


July 23rd, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Thursday advocated minimally invasive spinal surgery to reduce blood loss, less pain as well achieving a better ... Read more...

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Clotting in veins close to skin linked to life-threatening deep-vein blood clots


July 21st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Patients with superficial vein thrombosis, clotting in blood vessels close to the skin, are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening condition deep vein thrombosis, according to a ... Read more...

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Pak military plans ”high-tech” jamming of Taliban radio terror in Swat


January 27th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 27 (ANI): Pakistans Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Athar Abbas has said the military was planning to use the latest technology to jam illegal radio transmissions ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Moderate exercise may benefit people with peripheral artery disease


December 26th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new research has shown that regular, moderate exercise can go a long way to relieving the symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD).It is known that poor ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise can relieve symptoms of peripheral artery disease


December 15th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has shown that regular, moderate exercise may help relieve the symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD), via some unexpected mechanisms.PAD is characterised by dangerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Desk-bound jobs double Deep Vein Thrombosis risk


May 13th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
London, May 13 (ANI): And you thought that desk-bound jobs only expanded your waistline. According to a new study, office workers who sit at a desk for eight hours a day ... Read more...

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Popular osteoporosis drugs raise bone necrosis risk threefold


January 16th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 16 (ANI): A study by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has cited that a popular class of osteoporosis drugs, known as bisphosphonates, can triple ... Read more...

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Default in exclusion and discrimination needs to be corrected soon: Ansari


November 14th, 2007 - 8:07 am ICT by admin
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