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Cholesterol regulator plays key role in development of liver fibrosis


March 31st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that a key regulator of cholesterol and fat metabolism in the liver also plays an important role in the development of liver fibrosis - the ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

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Genes of the immune system linked to increased risk of mental illness


February 8th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has revealed that genes linked to the immune system can affect healthy people's personality traits as well as the ... Read more...

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Taking regular breaks from sitting good for heart, waistline


January 12th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Get up and move around as often as you can, for it's good for your heart and waistline, says a new study.The study links the total amount of ... Read more...

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Chronic high cholesterol diet leads to brain damage: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibit pathologies ... Read more...

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Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found


October 9th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours.The findings by the researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Promising proteins for diabetes prevention


May 25th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A research team at Indiana University School of Medicine has identified two new potential protein targets for preventing diabetes.According to the multi-institutional research team led by Raghu Mirmira, ... Read more...

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Here’s how Mediterranean diet keeps you healthy


April 20th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that eating a 'Mediterranean diet' reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study has offered explanation for the diet's benefits.The new research ... Read more...

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Exposure to everyday germs may prevent diseases in adulthood


December 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents shouldn't stop their kids from playing in the mud, for a new study suggests that early microbial exposures affect inflammatory processes related to diseases associated with aging ... Read more...

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‘Anti-inflammatory diet’ can keep Alzheimer’s, cancer at bay


December 6th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 6 (ANI): The latest diet craze may not promise instant weight loss but it can help prevent illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's and possibly cancer, and significantly ease ... Read more...

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Cheap BP drug could help treat multiple sclerosis


August 18th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A cheap blood pressure drug could help keep multiple sclerosis at bay, claim researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.The study's boffins came to the conclusion after ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract ‘helps reduce inflammation’


July 16th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): An antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree has been found effective in reducing inflammation, and soothing pain associated with various health problems, ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on connections between type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease


May 12th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): While there is some evidence that the causes underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are linked, an analysis of past studies sheds some light on ... Read more...

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Low weight at birth may increase heart disease, diabetes risk in adulthood


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Children who had low weight at the time of their birth may be at an increased risk of inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are linked with chronic conditions ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help protect against asthma


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive ... Read more...

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Natural extract from pine bark found to reduce osteoarthritis


December 10th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 10 (ANI): A natural plant extract originating from the bark of the maritime pine that grows along the coast of southwest France may be effective in reducing osteoarthritis, say ... Read more...

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Just one sleepless night can trigger inflammation in the body


September 3rd, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): Just one sleepless night can trigger the key cellular pathway that produces tissue-damaging inflammation, a new study has found.During the study, the researchers measured the levels of ... Read more...

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Kids with pet dogs risk being snorers later in life


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): Growing up with a pet dog increases the baby''s chances of being a heavy snorer in later life, claims a Swedish study.The research, which has been published ... Read more...

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Probiotics helpful in warding off inflammatory, autoimmune diseases


May 21st, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Probiotics are known to have beneficial effects on human health, and the latest to add on to the list of its benefits is the immune system, for ... Read more...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs dont prevent memory loss in older adults


May 13th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that anti-inflammatory drugs naproxen and celecoxib may not improve cognitive function in older adults with a family history of Alzheimers disease.The researchers ... Read more...

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Genes involved in inflammation linked to eye disease


February 28th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from the University of Southampton suggests that variations in genes involved in inflammation may be a possible clue to degenerative eye disease.Age-related Macular Degeneration, (AMD) ... Read more...

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Hostility plus depression increases heart disease risk


February 12th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have found that a combination of hostility and depression elevates the risk for heart disease.The study, led by Jesse Stewart, Ph.D., assistant ... Read more...

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Adding celery makes chicken soup tastier in cold and flu season


January 22nd, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Want to make Grandmas Penicillin, also known as homemade chicken soup, tastier and more savoury in the cold and flu season? Well, just add lots of celery into ... Read more...

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Gene behind rheumatoid arthritis identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:31 am ICT by admin
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Obese people six times as likely to develop gullet cancer


November 14th, 2007 - 2:01 am ICT by admin
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