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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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DNA sections linked to osteoarthritis found


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British researchers have discovered eight sections of our DNA that cause osteoarthritis, the hopelessly crippling condition affecting tens of millions worldwide. The breakthrough by University of ... Read more...

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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

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Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells


April 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling and eliminating the scrouge worldwide, a new ... Read more...

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Less puffing helps prolong life


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Less puffing cuts downs mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months.Simon Capewell, psychologist at University of Liverpool, said: "Our research found that smoking ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle can help cut Alzheimer risk


July 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Simple lifestyle changes and more exercises can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, which over the time affects memory, thinking and behaviour.According to a study, over ... Read more...

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Simple lifestyle changes can prevent Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over half of all Alzheimer's disease cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions.The biggest risk factors for Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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WHO to assist India in superbug research


April 14th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether the multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water ... Read more...

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No superbug, Delhi’s water safe, says government (Roundup)


April 11th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday asserted that the city's drinking water is safe and debunked the study in the British journal Lancet that claimed presence ... Read more...

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Ulterior motive behind Lancet allegation: Expert


April 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A leading health expert Monday said international health journal Lancet may have an ulterior motive behind its accusation that the Indian government was "suppressing truth" ... Read more...

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Delhi water safe for drinking, Sheila Dikshit reiterates


April 11th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Even as international health journal Lancet accused the Indian government of "suppressing the truth" about presence of a superbug in the public water system, Delhi ... Read more...

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Superbug doesn’t pose health risk: Ministry


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The health ministry Thursday said the environmental presence of superbug NDM-1 gene in Delhi does not pose a public health risk."The environmental presence of NDM-1 ... Read more...

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Preventive use of breast cancer drugs urged


March 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Up to one in 10 women could benefit from anti-cancer treatments such as tamoxifen even before they show signs of the disease. But there are concerns ... Read more...

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Cholera epidemic in Haiti may exceed UN projections: Study


March 16th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The cholera epidemic in Haiti will exceed UN projections, reveals a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Harvard Medical School.The United Nations' ... Read more...

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Traffic fumes more dangerous than cocaine?


February 24th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Traffic fumes trigger more than eight times as many heart attacks as snorting cocaine, according to a new study. If an individual with heart disease takes cocaine, ... Read more...

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Egyptians used world’s earliest prosthetics


February 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Two artificial big toes, one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy, may have been the world's earliest prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who ... Read more...

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DNA tests may also inadvertently reveal incest


February 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers using DNA microarrays to identify developmental disabilities or congenital anomalies in kids unexpectedly found that some have been conceived through incest.This has raised ... Read more...

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Obese adults now half a billion worldwide


February 4th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) As the prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, the worldwide bloated adult population is now half a billion strong. A study shows that in 2008, more ... Read more...

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Combining two drugs treats blood pressure better


January 13th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Combining two drugs for treating blood pressure (BP) ensures better and faster results with fewer side effects than a single compound.Doctors usually start treatment with one medicine and ... Read more...

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Study: Prozac is a multi-use drug; helps in stroke recovery too


January 11th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study claims that the drug, Prozac which is widely used as antidepressants can also potentially aid in the recovery of patients with mild to severe ... Read more...

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Study: Circumcision lowers HPV risk for women


January 10th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Circumcision has been found to be a very important tool in preventing HIV infection from women to men. How the reverse is true has however not ... Read more...

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Prozac ‘helps stroke patients recover from paralysis’


January 10th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study has found that giving stroke patients antidepressant pill Prozac soon after the event, could help their recovery from paralysis.Researchers have shown more improvement in movement ... Read more...

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Scan spots womb cancer before symptoms show up


December 13th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A test that can detect womb cancer in women months or even years before any symptoms show up has been developed.The ultrasound scan can pick up the first ... Read more...

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Study: Alcohol is more harmful than heroin


November 1st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has revealed that alcohol might be the most underrated “harmful drug” in the world. The research revealed that alcohol is more dangerous than cocaine, ... Read more...

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WHO report: Officials say India’s maternal mortality has decreased


September 17th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Health officials here point out that a WHO report - saying India has the highest number of maternal deaths - doesn't paint the correct picture and in ... Read more...

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Nightmares could be early sign of Parkinson’s


September 15th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Horrifying dreams could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, say experts. Those who shout or cry in their sleep could be more likely to develop the condition within ... Read more...

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Low-cost drug could save thousands from heart failures


August 30th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) A low-cost drug at 1.30 pounds per day could save thousands of people suffering from heart failure. A study of the pill, involving 6,500 patients in 37 countries, ... Read more...

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Superbug scaremogering: It’s not the end of antibiotics (Comment)


August 15th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Narayanan Suresh After the swine flu, or the Influenza A H1N1, virus achieved media superstardom in the past 12 months before bowing out of the world stage unceremoniously last week, its place ... Read more...

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Study reinforces antiretroviral therapy’s effectiveness in HIV prevention


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): The benefits of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) extend beyond treatment of the virus to significantly preventing the transmission and spread of HIV, according to new research.The study, ... Read more...

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Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Amplify The Risk Of Cancer


June 15th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An extensively utilized class of blood pressure drugs may somewhat heighten the risk of cancer. This data has been discharged by the American researchers, who ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drugs could help repair damaged kidneys


April 10th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) A study has found that blood pressure drugs could be used to repair damaged kidneys. The study was conducted by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Bergamo, ... Read more...

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Morning-after pill works up to 5 days after unprotected sex


January 31st, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (AN): A new morning-after pill has been found effective in reducing the likelihood of unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex, say researchers. The drug, known as Ellaone, is almost twice as ... Read more...

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New pill two times more effective in stopping unwanted pregnancies


January 29th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (AN): A new morning-after pill has been found effective in reducing the likelihood of unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex, say researchers.The drug, known as Ellaone is almost twice as ... Read more...

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Antipsychotic drugs double death risk in Alzheimers patients


January 9th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Anti-psychotic drugs prescribed to treat aggression in Alzheimer''s patients can double their risk of dying, according to a study published in the journal Lancet.The study, funded ... Read more...

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New migraine drug with fewer side effects shows promise


November 25th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Millions of migraine sufferers have been offered fresh hope after researchers claimed that a treatment for the condition is as existing drugs but with fewer side effects.In ... Read more...

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