journal of medicine

Tattoos drive new source of bacterial infection?


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) If you end up with a rash on a new tattoo, don't brush it off as an allergic reaction or a normal part of the healing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Asthmic kids on steroids grow slightly shorter


September 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Children who use inhaled steroid drugs for asthma end up growing slightly shorter as adults than children who don't use the drugs, findings from a comprehensive ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain scans to detect Alzheimer’s decades ahead


July 12th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Experts hope to develop brain scans to detect early symptoms of dementia that may surface 25 years before patients and their families notice any outward development.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Coffee lowers risk of dying


May 17th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Coffee drinkers may live longer as new research has found they are less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers.According to a 14-year study, men who consumed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Aspirin safer than warfarin in preventing stroke: Study


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says. However, aspirin was safer because ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Snoring could spell serious trouble for us


April 1st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Snorers are three times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot, a new study has found.Patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition -- sleep apnoea ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise won’t help you if you are sedentary


March 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) One way to achieve fitness is by exercising, but long sedentary periods can also be risky, healthwise, in spite of physical activity. When the muscles are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breast implant ’swallowed’ by woman’s body during a Pilates session


December 16th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baltimore, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors had to carry out a surgery on a woman after her body “swallowed” up her breast implant during a Pilates stretch exercise. Doctors were able to ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Back to square one after dieting? Blame your hormones


October 30th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 30 (IANS) Though following strict diets mostly brings down weight, over 80 percent of obese dieters fail to maintain their reduced weight. The reason? Hormonal changes.Worldwide, there are ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Study says that Potato Chips help to pile on weight


June 24th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Potato chips have been fingered as the worse culprit in the diets that add on the extra weight. A new study has found that potato chips ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eat quality food to lose weight


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) There is a simple way to stay slim. Eat quality food instead of worrying about the amount of food you eat, say experts.Consuming bigger amounts of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Once-a-day asthma pill ‘more effective than inhaler’


May 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A once-a-day pill could revolutionise treatment for asthma, freeing patients from the tyranny of inhalers, which many find difficult to use. Scientists have found that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Retain your muscle strength in old age


April 1st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age but the golden years can be a time to get ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drug cocktail shows promise against hepatitis C


March 31st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): A team of researchers has suggested that a three-drug cocktail can eliminate the hepatitis C virus in patients far more effectively than the current two-drug regimen."This study represents ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New treatment strategy effective for certain lung cancers


March 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Two chemotherapy drugs now indicated for second and third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer are remarkably effective in treating a certain subset of these patients, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Too high or too low a BMI influences risk of death among Asians


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A study has found that Asians with a normal weight were far less likely to die from any cause than individuals whose body-mass index (BMI) was too high ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shrinking ultrasound device will be handy as stethoscope


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The shrinking size of an ultrasound equipment will make it as handy as a doctor's stethoscope. Yale School of Medicine clinicians Christopher L. Moore and Joshua A. Copel ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study explores link between hypoxia and inflammation in athletes


February 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has explored the link between lack of oxygen, called hypoxia, and the inflammation that can injure or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shot for preventing genital warts works in men


February 6th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be transmitted by sexual contract, prevents 90 percent of genital warts in men. A four-year clinical trial and double-blind ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Shockable cardiac arrests ‘more common in public settings than home’


January 27th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists say that cardiac arrests which can be treated by electric stimulation, also known as shockable arrests, were found at a higher frequency in public settings than in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pills for multiple sclerosis to be available soon


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A pill for multiple sclerosis (MS) could be available after regulators agree to grant a licence.MS is the most common disabling neurological condition, affecting almost 100,000 Britons. Every ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New drugs show promise in treating dangerous blood clots


January 12th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that two new drugs - Apixaban and Rivaroxaban - might be more effective and easier to use than commonly used medicines in preventing dangerous blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotic found promising in irritable bowel syndrome


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) There is some good news for those with irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, which affects one in five people, with antibiotics offering relief from the painful condition, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rifaximin may help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms


January 6th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have found that two weeks of treatment with rifaximin (brand name: Xifaxan) could help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms including bloating, abdominal pain and loose or watery ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant race ‘came from mutant gene’


January 6th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): British and German scientists has discovered that a race of giants may have sprung from a mutant gene that first emerged around 1,500 years ago and causes uncontrolled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Afghanistan-based US troops’ families bear brunt of deployment strains


December 31st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Wautoma, Dec 31 (ANI): The impact of the Afghanistan war is not limited to the soldiers deployed there, but extends to their families back home, who bear the brunt of the psychological ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Most common adult brain cancer associated with gene deletion


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important gene deletion in up to one of every four cases of glioblastoma, the most common adult brain cancer.This deletion contributes to tumor development, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PSA test more reliable in men taking prostate-shrinking drug


December 18th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): The PSA screening test for prostate cancer is better known for its imperfection - it can indicate cancer when none is present and miss life-threatening tumours.But a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New standard treatment for breast cancer at early stages established


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Spanish Oncology has established a new standard treatment for breast cancer at early stages, thanks to the results of a new study.The results have suggested that docentaxel during ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers crack dietary code for weight loss


November 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) If you really want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins with more lean meat, low-fat dairy products and fewer white bread ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Popping HIV pill ‘cuts risk of infection by 44pc’


November 24th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study called iPrEx has shown that use of HIV medications reduces the risk of infection in uninfected people by 44 percent.The study is the first evidence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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