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Cannabis smoking permanently lowers IQ


August 29th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, August 29 (NEWS) The cannabis sativa smokers are now cautioned the smoking lowers the level of one’s IQ. Cannabis is commonly illegal in many countries and any one who is usually ... Read more...

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Tobacco major cause of cancer deaths: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (IANS) Health experts in Kerala are hoping that a nationwide cancer mortality study which underscores the massive health burden of tobacco will galvanise the state and central ... Read more...

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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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Scientists make second critical advance in muscular dystrophy research


October 29th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have made a second critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.In August 2010, an international ... Read more...

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‘Water pills’ just as effective as costly BP drugs: Study


August 13th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A new long-term data from a landmark study has found that expensive brand-name medications to lower blood pressure are no better at preventing cardiovascular disease than older, generic ... Read more...

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Statins ’slow multiple sclerosis progression’


April 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, a study has found.The UCSF-led study examining the impact of statins on the progression of multiple sclerosis found ... Read more...

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First human implant of device for aortic injury in U.S. performed


February 11th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Doctors at Scott & White Memorial Hospital have performed one of America's first implants of a Next Generation Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis device for the treatment of ... Read more...

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Gene linked to congenital heart defects identified


December 18th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects has been identified.The study, by researchers from the UC San Diego, School of Medicine and colleagues, ... Read more...

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Chemo plus tamoxifen beneficial for some breast cancer patients


December 11th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): While a landmark study by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) claimed that chemotherapy combined with tamoxifen could be beneficial for postmenopausal breast cancer patients, another study has claimed ... Read more...

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Higher urate levels slow the progression of Parskinson’s disease


October 13th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Parkinson's patients, who have higher levels of urate, a chemical that at very high level is associated with gout, have slow progression of the neuro-degenerative disease, a new ... Read more...

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Weight-loss surgery boosts patient’s sex life


April 13th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Does weight-loss surgery boost a patient's sex life or libido? Yes, it does, especially when he is suffering from obesity-related erectile dysfunction or ED. Obese men with ED have ... Read more...

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Ice that burns may provide clean, sustainable energy in future


March 24th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers have reported that gas hydrates, known as ice that burns, which is derived from chunks of ice that workers collect from beneath the ocean floor, show ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy doubles breast cancer risk


February 5th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): A new study has found that postmenopausal women who take combined estrogen plus progestin menopausal hormone therapy for at least five years double their annual risk of ... Read more...

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Less severe first heart attacks linked to decreased mortality rates


January 20th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that controlling the risk factors for heart disease, such as blood pressure and cholesterol as well as improvements in hospital management, may ... Read more...

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Noseless bicycle seats boost male potency, sensation


January 12th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Noseless bicycle seats enhance male potency and sensation while conventional seats have the reverse effect, says a new study, confirming something long suspected by five million bike riders ... Read more...

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Obesity plays spoilsport in potency


January 9th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Obesity plays spoilsport in penile potency, thanks to low levels of hormones like testosterone. The link between obesity and erectile dysfunction (ED) dates from the Byzantine era, when ... Read more...

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Aggressive, tailored treatment increases kidney cancer patients survival rates


November 1st, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Aggressive, personalized treatment increases kidney cancer patient survival, according to a landmark study by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles.The study of nearly 1,500 patients treated ... Read more...

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Adolescents affiliation with delinquent peers tied up in the genome


October 2nd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to develop affinity with delinquent peers, says a new study.In a ... Read more...

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Tropical seeds 300 times bigger than those in colder climes


September 1st, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) A study of 75 ecosystems worldwide has thrown up a wealth of new information about the secret lives of plants with some important lessons bearing on climate change. ... Read more...

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Barred spiral galaxies came quite late in the Universe


July 30th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a landmark study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that so-called barred spiral ... Read more...

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College environment behind students” binge drinking


July 12th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A 14-year study of heavy alcohol consumption or binge drinking among college students in the United States has linked the conditions in the college environment as being ... Read more...

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Over-clothing babies raises crib death risks


June 1st, 2008 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
Toronto, June 1 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that smoking during pregnancy increases dangers of an infant dying of sudden death infant syndrome (SIDS). In their landmark study, researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Intensive blood glucose treatment doesnt raise diabetics death risk


February 29th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 29 (ANI): The largest-ever clinical trial of diabetes treatments has found no evidence that receiving intensive treatment to lower blood glucose raises the risk of death among diabetics.The findings ... Read more...

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Stem-cell transplantation prompts muscle growth in mice with muscular dystrophy


January 21st, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
London, January 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have successfully used embryonic stem cells from mice to prompt the growth of healthy muscle cells in the rodents ... Read more...

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Workplace, community engagement helps foster interracial friendship


December 23rd, 2007 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 23 (ANI): Those who are engaged in community organizations and activities, and indulge in socialization with co-workers are more likely to have interracial friends, than those who do not, ... Read more...

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Low birth weight babies risk developing depression, anxiety in later life


December 5th, 2007 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 5(ANI): A landmark study has revealed that babies born with low weight are more likely to go through depression and anxiety in later life.The study led by Ian Colman ... Read more...

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Daily dose of fish oil may keep schizophrenia at bay


November 29th, 2007 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 29(ANI): A landmark study has found that the vulnerability of young people towards developing schizophrenia is highly reduced if they resort to a daily dose of fish oil. It was found ... Read more...

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