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Dormant virus might make you diabetic


August 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Most people infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) carry it for a lifetime without any ill effects, but should the dormant virus become active, because of a weakened ... Read more...

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Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk


April 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.The ... Read more...

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Hay fever worse in spring than summer


January 1st, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) New research shows that regardless of medication and other allergies for grass pollen, hay fever symptoms are worse in the first half of spring than in ... Read more...

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Gene network behind hardening arteries identified


September 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A gene network behind the hardening of coronary arteries and heart disease has been identified by a team of scientists from Australia, Europe and Britain. Researchers from Australia's ... Read more...

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Alcohol intake reduces risk of developing several arthritic conditions


June 17th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study suggests that alcohol consumption lowers risk of developing several arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondylarthropathy."We know from ... Read more...

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Online self-management tool for asthmatics


June 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): An online self-management tool may benefit people suffering from asthma.In a study, it has been shown to significantly improve asthmatics ability to reduce their symptoms.Researchers tested the ... Read more...

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Negative mood generates warm glow about the familiar


February 10th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A sick or sad child might cling to mom's leg. But that same child - fed, rested and generally content - will happily toddle off to explore every ... Read more...

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Poor hand grip linked to poor survival


February 9th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Poor or declining hand grip strength in old people is associated with poor survival and may be used as a tool to assess mortality, says a new study. Low ... Read more...

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Migraine, depression genetically linked


January 18th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Migraine and depression may share a strong genetic component, according to a new research. "Understanding the genetic factors that contribute to these disabling disorders could one day lead to ... Read more...

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Sitting in planes window seat ”raises thrombosis risk


January 27th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Think twice before choosing a window seat on the plane, for a new study has found that the view chair increases the chance of deep vein thrombosis.According ... Read more...

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Research on stem cells drug testing predicted to boom under Obama


December 18th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI) Embryonic stem cells could be a viable and effective alternative for testing drugs for dangerous side effects, according to a leading British researcher.Christine Mummery, Professor of Developmental ... Read more...

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Puberty delaying drugs could help gender-confused teens


December 6th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Young teenagers who have extreme gender identity disorder should be given puberty-blocking drugs to save them from experiencing distressing changes to their bodies which they perceive to ... Read more...

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Family history cannot predict breast cancer risk in women


July 23rd, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Refuting claims of previous studies, researchers from Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have revealed that family history cannot be taken as a strong predictor of ... Read more...

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Dutch doc pinpoints why Stradivarius sound so good


July 2nd, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) An innovative Dutch doctor has scanned the premium Stradivarius violins for wood density in a bid to find why they are so matchlessly melodious. Experts have long been ... Read more...

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Minor leg injuries increase blood clots risk in legs, lungs


January 15th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15(ANI): Minor leg injuries like ankle sprains and muscle ruptures may increase the risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs.Previous studies revealed that major injuries increased the risk ... Read more...

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