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New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... Read more...

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World’s first anti-obesity shot promising


July 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The world's first anti-obesity vaccine has shown promising results in boosting weight loss, according to a study.Keith Haffer from Braasch Biotech LLC, south Dakota, who developed ... Read more...

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Seven-foot tall woman draws crowds in Bengal


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Standing at over seven feet and weighing nearly 120 kg, 25-year-old Siddika Parvin from West Bengal's South Dinajpur district is hogging the limelight, specially after being ... Read more...

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Hormone improves stroke recovery


May 17th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A hormone that is associated with growth has facilitated recovery during the later phases of rehabilitation after a stroke, scientists say.Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on proteins in brain fluids


March 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building it.The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer and stem cells.Before ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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How hormonal and molecular responses to exercise differ by age


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that differences in muscle responses to exercise in older versus younger men also reflect differences on the hormonal, molecular, and gene-expression level.These ... Read more...

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Illicit use of human growth hormone on the rise among male weightlifters


January 21st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Illicit use of HGH (human growth hormone) has become common among young American male weightlifters, suggests a new study.Additionally, illicit HGH use in this population is often associated ... Read more...

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Promising new treatment for hearing-loss


November 25th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A promising new treatment has been developed for people who suffer from sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL).Researchers have described the positive results of a preliminary trial of insulin-like ... Read more...

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Growth defects in patients with cystic fibrosis ‘may start before birth’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers, using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF), has suggested that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or ... Read more...

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Study: Ice on injury may prevent healing


October 27th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you believed that putting an ice on an injury was the best way to handle the condition, then think again. A new research has found ... Read more...

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Placing ice on injury may prevent healing


October 27th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) The conventional method of placing ice on an injury may prevent healing, according to scientists.For years, people have been told to put a bag of frozen peas ... Read more...

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Putting ice on injuries could slow down healing process


October 27th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that slapping a packet of frozen peas on a black eye or a sprained ankle may prevent it getting better.For the first time, ... Read more...

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Hormone is secret elixir of life


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) A hormone naturally created in the body could be the elixir of life, scientists believe. According to a study of thousands of over-50s, the hormone known as DHEAS ... Read more...

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A hormone to help you live longer, but only if you are rich!


October 21st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, a hormone called DHEAS makes you live longer - but only if you are wealthy enough.In the meantime, leading a ... Read more...

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Inflammation post injury ‘helps to heal damaged muscle tissue’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): New research shows that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing.These ... Read more...

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Weight training may help arthritis patients


August 5th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 05 (ANI): A new research has found that regular weight-training regime may help treat rheumatoid arthritis.The study, which included 28 patients, found that those who pumped iron saw improvements ... Read more...

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Biomarkers for postmenopausal cardiovascular disease found


July 28th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): New biomarkers for stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been revealed.The research has been published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine. It found that beta-2 ... Read more...

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Excessive milk consumption can cause prostrate cancer


July 26th, 2010 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Excessive milk consumption can increase the risk of prostate cancer, experts have found. A Canadian research, published in The Prostate journal, found that men who drank four 200 ml ... Read more...

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First drug to demonstrate therapeutic effect in a type of autism identified


May 21st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): American researchers have identified a drug that improves communication between nerve cells in a mouse model of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS).Previous research has shown that a gene mutation ... Read more...

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Protein that makes local bladder cancer invasive found


May 15th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein, which, according to them, is involved in pushing tumours to become invasive - and deadly.It is ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug could help prevent lung cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Metformin, a mainstay of treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes, is believed to be useful in preventing lung cancer.However, researchers are waiting for its confirmation in clinical ... Read more...

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Cutting down on calories can make you live up to 100 years


April 16th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Calorie restriction can not only make you live up to 100 years but also keep you healthy throughout life, says a new research.Scientists at Washington University School of ... Read more...

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Cut down on calories to live up to 100 years


April 16th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Cutting down on calories can not only make you live up to 100 years but also keep you healthy throughout life, research shows. Researchers at Washington University School ... Read more...

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Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

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Flaxseed oil ‘can reduce osteoporosis risk’


November 24th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Egypt suggests that the use of flaxseed oil in food could help reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal and diabetic women.Mer ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells offer new treatment for fractures that fail to heal


October 5th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): Adult stem cells can offer a new treatment for the 10 to 20 percent of fractures that fail to heal, according to a new study."Lack of fracture ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘ups prostate cancer recurrence risk’


August 14th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has shown that obesity increases risk of prostate cancer recurrence for both blacks and whites.Study's lead author Jayakrishnan Jayachandran, M.D. ... Read more...

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Milk, cheese boost lifespan in kids


July 28th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Children who consume plenty of dairy foods such as milk and cheese are likely to live lifespan, say researchers.Researchers in Bristol and Queensland tracked 4,374 UK children from ... Read more...

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Enzyme key to ageing identified


July 11th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the process of aging.Lead researcher Dr. Abbe de Vallejo, associate ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for muscle atrophy identified


June 12th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers from University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy have identified a potential therapeutic target for common problem of muscle atrophy.The condition results in an extensive loss of muscle ... Read more...

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Cutting down on carbohydrates slows prostate tumour growth


May 27th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Cutting down on carbohydrates may slow prostate tumour growth, according to a study conducted on animals. "Researchers believe that insulin and insulin-like growth factor contribute to the proliferation ... Read more...

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No-carb diet may slow prostate cancer growth


May 27th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study in mice has suggested that restricting carbohydrates could slow the growth of prostate cancer tumours."Previous work here and elsewhere has shown that a diet light ... Read more...

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High insulin levels increase breast cancer risk


January 10th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): An American study has revealed that high levels of insulin increase the risk of breast cancer in women.Lead researchers Marc Gunter and Howard Strickler, of the ... Read more...

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High insulin level increase breast cancer risk


December 31st, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): An American study has revealed that high levels of insulin increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Lead researchers Marc Gunter and Howard Strickler, of the ... Read more...

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