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High fibre diets don’t protect gut health


January 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) High fibre diets, surprisingly, may not protect gut health, but they do heighten your chances of developing diverticulosis.The condition is characterised by small bulging pouches forming ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Large intestine bugs play spoilsport in slimming


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Bugs in our large intestine may be slowing down the activity of brown or 'good fat' that quickly burns calories and keeps us slim. Sandrine P. ... Read more...

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New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sound health depends on minority microbes


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A one-hundredth of one percent of total microbes that inhabit the colon, a section of the large intestine, may be minor in number but are fundamental ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gandhi-preferred goat milk good for heart, health


May 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Nutrient-rich goat milk - much preferred by Mahatma Gandhi - is good for health, including prevention of heart disease.Goat milk's fat also reduces total cholesterol levels, ... Read more...

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MIM leader Akbar Owaisi stable


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 2 (IANS) The condition of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi is stable, doctors said Monday, two days after he was stabbed and shot at by rivals.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

MIM leader Akbar Owaisi’s condition still critical (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh legislator and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was out of danger but his condition remained critical Sunday, a day after he was stabbed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

MIM leader Akbar Owaisi remains critical


May 1st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 1 (IANS) The condition of Andhra Pradesh legislator and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi remained critical Sunday, a day after he was stabbed and shot at by ... Read more...

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Eat wheat flour and almonds to ’satisfy hunger pains’


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Want to know the trick to control hunger pangs? Here is the clue.Eating wheat flour and almonds increases the feeling of fullness, leading to reduced food intake and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why it is difficult to produce large numbers of same type cells in lab


April 1st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers have provided another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists a step closer to treatment of virulent hospital infection


March 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Calgary and the National Research Council of Canada say they are gaining a deeper understanding of Clostridium difficile and are closer to developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cilantro ingredient can suppress foul odour of ‘chitlins’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odour of chitlins - a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Black raspberries ‘highly effective in preventing colorectal cancer’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has suggested that eating black raspberries could reduce your risk of getting colon cancer.Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago reported that compounds found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soy-based supplement reduces menopausal hot flashes


October 7th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): According to a new study, a new women's health, whole soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing Natural S-equol reduced the frequency of moderate to severe hot flashes and reduced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New bowel cancer test to be rolled out soon


October 4th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A new test for bowel cancer that could save 3,000 lives a year, would soon become a part of the national screening programme in UK.Under a new five-point ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study offers hope to colon cancer patients


May 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Suppressing activity of common intestinal bacteria reduces tumour growth, a new American study has found.The study, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blueberries keep intestinal inflammations at bay


February 9th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Blueberries, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins, can alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammations, a new study says. The protective effect is even better if the blueberries are eaten ... Read more...

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Cooking is what made us human, says expert


December 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Richard Wrangham, professor of anthropology at Harvard University, argues that cooking is the major factor in human evolution.In his book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel, soy-based compound could improve menopause symptoms


October 9th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol-a novel soy germ-based ingredient in a supplement-was found to improve menopausal symptoms, reveals a study in Japanese women.In fact, the ingredient has the potential ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mermaid Girl: Shiloh The Enthusiast


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by GD
This picture might seem very unusual to you, but it is a real picture of an 8 year old girl, Shiloh Pepin who was born with fused legs. Miraculously, she has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Novel discovery may offer improved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): An international team of researchers has discovered an enzyme that plays a crucial role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The researchers hope that the new finding could potentially lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gut bacteria erects defences against cancer, bowel disease


February 9th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) The presence of bacteria in the human gut could produce substances that protect against colon cancer and provide therapy for inflammatory bowel disease.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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How gut bacteria prevents cancer, inflammatory bowel disease in humans


February 6th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that bacteria present in the gut can release substances that may protect the body against colon cancer and inflammatory bowel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nighttime artificial lighting linked to prostate cancer risk


February 4th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): Countries with the highest levels of artificial light at night also have the highest rates of prostate cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic markers associated with ulcerative colitis risk identified


January 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A team of International researchers has identified genetic markers associated with risk for ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, relapsing disorder that causes inflammation and ulceration in ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new genetic markers for ulcerative colitis


January 5th, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
London, January 5 (ANI): An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of genetic markers linked with ulcerative colitis risk. The team led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many immune-related diseases have a few common genes at their core


December 25th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A limited number of genes are behind the development of almost eleven immune-related diseases such as type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, Crohn''s disease and rheumatoid arthritis, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene that increases chronic drinkers colorectal cancer risk identified


December 20th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that chronic drinkers with a specific gene are at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.The researchers have found that individuals with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Probiotics effective in avoiding diarrhea caused by antibiotics, infection


December 18th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found credible evidence to prove that probiotics are effective in avoiding diarrhea resulting from antibiotic use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

8yr-old ”Mermaid Girl” born with fused legs survives more than 150 surgeries


December 15th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): An eight-year-old girl, born with a rare medical condition that caused her legs to fuse together, has amazed doctors in US after surviving more than 150 surgeries.Shiloh ... Read more...

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Saturated fat may be a risk factor for cancer of small intestine


November 14th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Dietary intake of saturated fats has been identified as a possible risk factor for cancer of the small intestine.Individuals with this cancer are at increased risk of ... Read more...

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New genes found for inflammatory bowel disease in children


September 1st, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Researchers have discovered two new genes that increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease or IBD in childhood.Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms include abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhoea, and ... Read more...

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3D robotics helps remove diseased kidney for first time


August 26th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Sophisticated 3D robotics helped surgeons remove a diseased kidney through a single incision at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan."We made several improvements in the technique that could allow ... Read more...

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Almonds can improve digestive health: study


June 28th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Almonds, rich in vitamin E and other minerals, are known to reduce cholesterol. But a new study says they are also good for digestive health. The nut, the ... Read more...

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Almonds could help improve your digestive health


June 28th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Almonds could help improve our digestive health by increasing levels of beneficial gut bacteria, a new study has found.Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have identified ... Read more...

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