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Tibetans have unique genes to survive on heights


May 14th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) How do Tibetans easily survive at heights where some humans fall critically ill? A new study credits this to 10 unique oxygen processing genes that Tibetans have embraced ... Read more...

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Indian doctor’s simple checklist for health at every age


May 7th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An Indian doctor has organised a simple checklist for health at every age, by collecting some of the "generally accepted truths" on how to prevent disease.Shantanu Nundy, MD, ... Read more...

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Boffins come closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis causes lung disease


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new American research has made an advance in scientists' understanding of how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition.The study by a ... Read more...

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Vicious circle’ may offer novel acute leukemia treatment target


April 14th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (AN): A self-feeding "vicious circle" of molecules that keeps acute leukemia cells alive and growing and that drives the disease forward has been identified by researchers.The finding suggests a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sharp rise in complex back surgery among older patients


April 11th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 11(IANS) The percentage of older people undergoing the complicated surgery spinal stenosis to get rid of painful lower back has increased steeply, a new study shows. Researchers said the increase ... Read more...

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Scottsdale, AZ doctor pleads guilty to health care fraud


April 9th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) – A doctor of Scottsdale, Arizona pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud, U.S. District Attorney Dennis Burke announced on Friday.Stewart Mann, 58, was a medical ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New hope for hepatitis C sufferers


April 9th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9 (ANI): Telaprevir, a protease inhibitor, combined with standard hepatitis C treatment, cures a significantly higher number of difficult-to-treat patients than standard treatment alone, a new study has found.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical in banana may inhibit HIV infection


March 17th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) A potent new inhibitor of HIV, derived from bananas, may open the door to new treatments to prevent sexual transmission of HIV, according to a recently published study. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Short or long sleep may impact fat accumulation in youngsters


March 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Extremes in sleep duration are related to increases in abdominal fat in young adults, claims a new study.The research published in the March 1 issue of the journal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Untreated poor vision in elderly tied to Alzheimer’s risk


February 19th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Lack of adequate vision coverage of older adults may put them at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia, according to a University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetes drug raises bone fracture risk in older women


February 11th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Women with type 2 diabetes who take a commonly prescribed class of medications to treat insulin resistance may be at a higher risk for developing bone fractures, Henry ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People over 50 vulnerable to copper toxicity


January 21st, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) High levels of copper and iron, beneficial to people in the reproductive age, may actually damage cells in older people, leading to Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eating pomegranate may help fight breast cancer


January 5th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Eating pomegranates could reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new research.Scientists behind the research say that the fruit contains naturally occurring chemical, known as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gorging even when we are full? Blame it on hormone


December 28th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Hunger hormone ghrelin might drive people to eat even when they are full, says a new study. "What we show is that there may be situations where we are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why do we overeat despite being full


December 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Wondering why do we overeat even when we are full? The answer to this question lies in our brains.The new study conducted over mice showed that the so-called ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sore throat could be a sign of something worse, say scientists


December 28th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Sore throat, or pharyngitis, could be a sign of something worse, say scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).Currently, physicians are taught to suspect group A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key protein can help regulate blood pressure


December 26th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough that can help prevent hypertension, a new study has found that a protein aids nerve sensors in blood vessels to keep blood pressure (BP) ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Protein that keeps BP in control discovered


December 24th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a protein channel that helps nerve sensors in blood vessels keep blood pressure in check.Without the protein channel, known ... Read more...

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Scientists working to develop model of HIV/AIDS care for developing nations


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): A team of scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) is working in the Dominican Republic to establish a model for HIV/AIDS care that can be exported to developing ... Read more...

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Anaemia drug doesn’t benefit kidney disease patients


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that treatment with anaemia drug doesn't benefit kidney disease patients who are on dialysis.Darbepoetin alfa is one of a class of drugs ... Read more...

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High-risk women hesitant to take breast cancer preventive drug


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new American study has found that women with high-risk of breast cancer are often reluctant to take the preventive drug tamoxifen.A team at the University of Michigan ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity ‘threatens health benefits gained from declining smoking rates’


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): If obesity trends continue, the negative effects on the health of the U.S. population will outweigh any benefits from continued reductions in smoking rates over the next decade, ... Read more...

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Post diagnosis, some HIV patients experience sunnier outlook


November 26th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Some HIV patients experience an improved quality of life post diagnosis, according to a new study. Joel Tsevat, principal study investigator from the University of Cincinnati (U-C) Academic ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Radiation therapy can boost longevity in rare pancreatic cancer patients


November 21st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): People with rare pancreatic cancer, called pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNTs), might live longer if treated with radiation therapy, says a study.The researchers found that this method is effective ... Read more...

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Preventive measures can help diabetics avoid brain stroke, heart attacks


November 14th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) On the occasion of World Diabetes Day Saturday, experts and NGOs here urged diabetics to take preventive measures to safeguard themselves against brain strokes and heart attacks. "In ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Computerised alerts can curb prescription of costly drugs


November 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Computerised alerts, which compare medication brands, can help curb the impulse to prescribe unnecessarily expensive, heavily marketed drugs, according to a new study. This would help in lowering the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Just one cigarette can harm arteries


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 3 (IANS) Even one cigarette has serious adverse effects on young adults, according to new research. The study found that smoking one cigarette increases the stiffness of the arteries in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vegetable juice can help fill the “vegetable gap”


October 21st, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Although vegetable intake is known to provide significant health benefits, still eight out of 10 people worldwide fall short of the daily recommendation. Now, a new study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red wine may help treat diabetes


October 15th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The much touted naturally produced molecule called resveratrol, found in red wine, may help squeeze out diabetes, says a new study.In the study, resveratrol has been shown to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine Flu vaccine to be distributed


October 12th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brookhaven, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Very limited amounts of the new H1N1 swine flu vaccine are expected to come to Brookhaven later this month, but the quantity is so miniscule that it ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain prods you into gorging on good food


September 14th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The brain prods you into splurging on an extra ice-cream scoop or that second burger, practically sabotaging your efforts to get back into shape, a new study says. Findings ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Blame the brain for overeating


September 14th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): The next time you sabotage your efforts to get back on track after bingeing on an extra scoop of ice cream blame the brain, says a new study.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead in bone heightens cardiovascular death risk


September 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Studies have linked exposure to environmental lead with cardiovascular diseases. However, they have looked at lead concentrations in blood, not bone, which is a better indicator of cumulative ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Family, friends may affect breast cancer surgery decision


September 1st, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that about 75 percent of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are accompanied by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find novel way to deliver cancer-fighting molecules


August 28th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists from University of Iowa have found a novel way to inject cancer-fighting molecules in the bloodstream and inhibit tumour growth.Small interfering RNA (siRNA), a type of genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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