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Stroke hits women harder than men, says study


July 26th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) A stroke in any form hits women harder than men, robbing them of the very meaning of life, says a study from Sweden.Researchers at Danderyd Hospital, ... Read more...

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Steroids can kill: Dark side of body building (Health Feature)


July 13th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Twenty-eight-year-old Dev Luthra desired perfect six-pack abs before his marriage. An overdose of steroids promising to tone his physique in no time led to the ... Read more...

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Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

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Singer George Michael suffering from severe pneumonia, cancels UK tour


November 26th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
VIENNA (BNO NEWS) -- Singer George Michael is being treated for severe pneumonia at a hospital in Vienna and has been forced to cancel all of his upcoming concerts, his publicist said ... Read more...

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Will power keeping fasting Hazare in form: Doctors


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) He has not had food for a week, but Anna Hazare is apparently going strong despite weakening health. The 74-year-old anti-corruption campaigner seems to have ... Read more...

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Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

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Early school time ups crash rates among sleep restricted teen drivers


April 16th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found increased automobile crash rates among Virginia Beach teen drivers who start school earlier in the morning.The study analyzed data provided by the Virginia ... Read more...

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Why hypertensive people’s BP increases during exercise


April 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned ... Read more...

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Newborn mouse’s heart can heal itself


February 25th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A mammalian newborn's heart can heal itself completely -- a discovery that looks more like science fiction than a reality. Researchers working with mice found that a portion ... Read more...

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Damaged hearts could one day repair themselves, suggests mice study


February 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.Researchers, working with mice, found that a portion of the heart removed ... Read more...

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Gender does not increase risk of death from heart attack: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Being a woman may not increase your risk of dying from treatment for a severe heart attack, according to a study led by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the causes of high blood pressure


February 11th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists at Yale University have found two new genetic mutations that can cause hypertension in up to a third of patients suffering from a common cause of severe ... Read more...

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Drinking vegetable juice ‘can help people meet key dietary guidelines’


February 4th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): New studies have suggested that drinking V8 100 percent vegetable juice may be a simple way for people to increase their vegetable intake and may help them manage ... Read more...

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Nepal president arrives in Chandigarh


February 4th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav, who is to be the chief guest at the 31st annual convocation of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover potential ‘cure’ for type 1 diabetes


January 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest that type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin-dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific ... Read more...

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17-year-old mystery of ’starvation hormone’ solved


December 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A 17-year-old mystery about how the so-called 'starvation hormone' affects multiple biological systems, including preventing insulin sensitivity and promoting cell survival, may have been solved by the new ... Read more...

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Site in brain where leptin may trigger puberty identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have pinpointed a tiny site in the brain where the hormone leptin may help trigger the onset of puberty.The findings in mice indicate that a site ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... 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 links adrenal gland hormone to brain hypertension


November 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research has discovered that a hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator ... Read more...

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Injuries and illnesses ‘increase levels of elderly disability’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has found that the illnesses and injuries that can restrict the activity of older adults or land them in the hospital are linked to worsening ... Read more...

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Common gut bug ‘fights Salmonella-induced inflammatory bowel disease’


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A research from U-M Medical School scientists showed that helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacterium, reduced the severity of inflammation of the colon caused by Salmonella in mice,More ... Read more...

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How leptin therapy improves type 1 diabetes


October 20th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes has been found by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers."Our findings ... Read more...

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How bone-marrow stem cells survive in low-oxygen environments


September 4th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): Unique metabolic properties that allow a specific type of stem cell in the body to survive and replicate in low-oxygen environments have been identified by UT Southwestern Medical ... Read more...

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For achieving weight-loss the low carb diet beats the low fat diet according to a new study


August 4th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research by scientists indicate that weight loss can be achieved over a long period of time by eating a diet, that has a lower concentration ... Read more...

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Acupuncture helps chronic heart patients in exercising


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Acupuncture can help chronic heart patients tolerate exercises well, says a clinical pilot study. Patients with chronic weakness of the heart muscle, one of the most frequent diseases ... Read more...

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Acupuncture boosts exercise tolerance in heart patients


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study indicates that acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure.Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director at the Department of Internal ... Read more...

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Adding antioxidants to anti-malarial treatment may prevent learning impairment


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that adding antioxidant therapy to traditional anti-malarial treatment may prevent long-lasting cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria.Recent studies of children with cerebral malaria indicate that cognitive ... Read more...

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Dengue affects 11,000 people in Honduras


June 20th, 2010 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), June 20 (IANS) Around 11,000 people have been infected with dengue and at least 10 have died in Honduras, which has led authorities to announce a red alert across the ... Read more...

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Protein that thwarts tumor invasion uncovered


June 6th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Cancer cells lacking a key protein are more invasive and more likely to metastasize, providing a possible drug target to combat certain tumor types, scientists at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Osteopathic treatment-conventional care combo cuts hospital stays for pneumonia patients


May 26th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A combination of osteopathic manipulative medicine- a drug-free form of hands-on medical care focusing on increasing muscle motion- and conventional care reduced the hospital stay time in older ... Read more...

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Binge drinking ‘can increase pancreatic cancer risk’


May 20th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new research from UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests that heavy alcohol use and binge drinking can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in men.Researchers found that men ... Read more...

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Binge drinking ups pancreatic cancer risk in men


May 19th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Heavy alcohol use could up pancreatic cancer risk in men, says a new study. Researchers found that the more alcohol a man consumed, the higher his risk of pancreatic ... Read more...

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Belly fat or hip fat - blame your genes


May 15th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) The age-old question of why men store fat in their bellies and women store it in their hips may have finally been answered: genetically speaking, the fat tissue ... Read more...

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Why men store fat in their bellies, women in their hips


May 15th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers claim to have answered the age-old question of why men store fat in their bellies and women store it in their hips - the fat tissue is ... Read more...

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