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Exposure to low-dose radiation ‘ups cancer risk’


February 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to low-dose radiation from cardiac imaging and other procedures after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of cancer.The ... Read more...

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Study solves 35-yr-old medical mystery using genetics


January 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A team of researchers has finally found the answer to a decades-long medical mystery that started in 1976.Adolfo Pampena was diagnosed with occurrence of multiple tumours in his ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery offers amazing benefits to cancer patients: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Contrary to Isaac Asimov and other 20th century science fiction writers, who predicted that people would react to robots with fear and loathing, it seems patients today are ... Read more...

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Inhaled corticosteroids may increase diabetes risk


December 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Although inhaled corticosteriods are widely used for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), these drugs may be associated with diabetes development progression, says a study.The researchers ... Read more...

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Vitamin C intake improves mood of acutely hospitalised patients


September 24th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalised patients.Researchers at the Montreal's Jewish General Hospital (JGH) carried out ... Read more...

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Binge eating linked to childhood abuse


May 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 13 (IANS) Childhood sexual or emotional abuse, which leads to self-criticism, may be one of the reasons behind binge eating, research says. Binge eaters stuff themselves with a day's worth of ... Read more...

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Binge eating disorder severity tied to childhood sexual or emotional abuse


May 13th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Severity of binge eating disorder (BED), a psychiatric condition similar to other eating disorders like bulimia, minus the countervailing purging behaviour, and compulsive overeating, but without the constant ... Read more...

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Genes associated with osteoporosis identified


May 4th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Researchers at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal have identified 20 genes associated with osteoporosis and bone weakness, including 13 genes never previously associated with the disease.Osteoporosis is a ... Read more...

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Teens who self-identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual at increased suicide risk


February 6th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that teenagers who self-identify as gays, lesbians and bisexuals are at a greater risk of having suicidal thoughts.Moreover, those who were unsure of ... Read more...

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Pregame sex ‘has no effect on athlete’s performance’


November 27th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Nov 27 (ANI): Having sex the night before a big match has no effect whatsoever on an athlete's physical performance, according to a new research.The research was conducted by Ian Shrier, ... Read more...

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Cure for multiple sclerosis now possible


August 13th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Canadian researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in rodents, spelling hope for humans. Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease in which the body's own immune response attacks the central ... Read more...

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Boffins successfully reverse multiple sclerosis in mice


August 12th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in mice with the help of a new experimental treatment.According to researchers at the Jewish General Hospital Lady ... Read more...

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HIV-1’s ‘hijacking mechanism’ identified


June 11th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): An international team of researchers claim to have identified the 'hijacking mechanism' of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)- a finding that could lead to novel treatments for ... Read more...

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Common anti-viral drug holds promise to treat cancer


May 14th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A common anti-viral drug called ribavirin may prove to be beneficial in the treatment of cancer patients, according to a groundbreaking Canada-wide clinical trial.Led by Dr. Katherine Borden, ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives linked to increased risk of lupus


April 8th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 8 (IANS) Use of oral contraceptives was linked to an increased risk of lupus, particularly among women who recently started taking them, according to a large population based study. The ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives ‘increase lupus risk’


April 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus, a new study has shown.The study found that the risk was ... Read more...

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Screening heart patients for depression doesnt help, says study


November 12th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Testing cardiac patients for depression does not prove beneficial, reveals a new study.Researchers at McGill University, Johns Hopkins University and six other institutions across the globe raised ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that put men at sevenfold risk of baldness identified


October 13th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that two genetic variants that may put men at a sevenfold increased risk of male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is ... Read more...

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New compound turns good viruses into magic bullet to kill cancer cells


September 17th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Canadian researchers say that it is possible to enable good viruses to seek and destroy cancer cells. The breakthrough results from the efforts of researchers at McGill ... Read more...

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