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Awake brain surgery cures Kolkata girl’s tumor


June 19th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Awake Craniotomy, a rare surgery performed by keeping the patient awake, has cured 18-year old Moubani Karmakar here of her brain tumor.Awake Craniotomy is performed in ... Read more...

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Scientist implicates insects in ‘murder mysteries’


May 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Marks on a dead body could indicate violence and possible murder - but instead of a human killer, they might have been made by legions of ... Read more...

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Chavez says tumour was malignant


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumour that was removed from his body Feb 26 ... Read more...

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Doctors diagnose patients within moments of meeting


December 15th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Doctors can diagnose illness and infections within moments of their meeting with a patient, say researchers in a study that could help improve diagnostic techniques.The research ... Read more...

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Focus on cartilage injuries at India meet


November 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The first international congress of the Indian Cartilage Society (ICS) saw surgeons from the country and abroad put the focus on cartilage injuries - a ... Read more...

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Johansson, Allen bonded over illness phobia


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson, who has worked with director Woody Allen in two films, says she grew close to him by bonding over their shared phobia of ... Read more...

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Post menopausal conditions hit younger women


September 9th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) A hormonal condition characteristic of post-menopausal women is hitting large numbers of much younger females.The condition, known as Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), seems to be attacking ... Read more...

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Poke sharks in eyes if attacked: Russian officials


August 19th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The best way to defend yourself from a shark attack is to poke them in the eyes and gills, Russian emergency officials have warned swimmers."If ... Read more...

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20-minute treatment for blood pressure on the anvil


August 14th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Soon, patients suffering from high blood pressure will be able to get long-term treatment for the lifestyle-related disorder in a span of 20 minutes, experts ... Read more...

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Backache problem is as old as the Stone Age


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): An archaeologist has found that backache is not a modern problem - even cavemen suffered from it.A damaged spine found in northern Spain, with other fossil evidence, suggests ... Read more...

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Potential new multiple sclerosis treatment


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder says that successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), may be possible one day using ... Read more...

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Cholesterol deposits on eyelids ‘predicts higher risk of heart attack’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Cholesterol deposits on eyelids-xanthelasmata-are a warning for heart attack, artery disease and early death, reveals a Danish study.As half of the people with the deposits have normal blood ... Read more...

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Instant test to detect Alzheimer’s being developed


November 12th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) A 30-second test to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in those in their 40s is being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which warns of the debilitating disease decades ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women find men with yellow, red faces ‘more attractive’


November 5th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Men, please pay attention: Women find a healthy glow more attractive than a strong, masculine face, says a new study.Scientists say that in a recent experiment, women preferred ... Read more...

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Doctor’s deadly warning based on ultra-sound wasn’t sound


October 13th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) A man in Britain sold off all his belongings after a doctor informed that he had terminal cancer and he would live barely six months. He was later ... Read more...

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Brit man given 6 months to live sells all his belongings and then lives


October 13th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A British man sold all his belongings after being being given just six months to live - only to be told later: "It was a mistake. You won't ... Read more...

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Speech centre embedded in much more complex brain than believed


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered several molecularly and cellularly different cortical areas in Broca's language region, the motor centre for speech-a finding that shows that our faculty of speech is ... Read more...

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Full-body MRI may help detect suspected child abuse


August 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which can easily detect soft-tissue abnormalities, could be used in detecting suspected child abuse in infants.The study, ... Read more...

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Now, detect oral cancer just by a mouth swab


August 10th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers are on the verge of developing a new test for oral cancer that could be done by using a brush to collect cells from a patient's mouth.Scientists ... Read more...

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‘Guardian’ protein prevents DNA damage during replication


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a protein in yeast that safeguards the yeast cells' genome during replication - a process vulnerable to errors when DNA is copied.Researchers from Cornell University's ... Read more...

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Kiwi woman sounds Welsh in rare case of ‘foreign accent syndrome’


July 14th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a rare case of 'foreign accent syndrome', a Kiwi woman's accent has turned into a mix of Welsh, Scottish and north London tones.Bronwyn Fox, a resident of ... Read more...

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Woman gets smallpox after sex with soldier beau


July 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Cape town, July 5 (ANI): Making out with soldier beau left a young woman in Washington suffering from smallpox, revealed US health officials.After having sex with a soldier who was recently vaccinated ... Read more...

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Here’s what makes humans sex addicts


June 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A brain region, called the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), is responsible for sex 'addiction' in a person, according to a study.People with addictive or compulsive disorders frequently display ... Read more...

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Bacteria could help predict chances of colon cancer


May 26th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Bacteria residing in the human intestinal tract may be associated with an individual's risk of developing colon cancer, new research suggests.Scientists from the University of Florida presented their ... Read more...

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Did The FDA Ignore Proof That Sunscreens May Speed Up Cancer?


May 25th, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new report which was written on the effects of the 500 most popular sunscreens on today's market, almost half of those may actually be increasing ... Read more...

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Amitabh in pain due to hernia, may go for surgery


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is suffering from multiple hernia in his lower abdomen that have swollen up and cause him sharp pain whenever he exerts himself. ... Read more...

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Scottsdale, AZ doctor pleads guilty to health care fraud


April 9th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) – A doctor of Scottsdale, Arizona pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud, U.S. District Attorney Dennis Burke announced on Friday.Stewart Mann, 58, was a medical ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo are good friends even now


March 13th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 13 (Pen Men at Work): Actress, lead singer and reality TV luminary, Jessica Simpson, was seen making an emergence on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night. She ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for Alzheimer’s treatment


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists at UMass Lowell have identified a new mechanism by which a key protein linked to Alzheimer's disease can spread within the human brain.According to the researchers, the ... Read more...

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Bacteria can be deadly to wound-treating maggots


February 5th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): A new research has shown that bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions.Experts at Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens ... Read more...

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Exercising too much in middle age ‘can lead to arthritis’


November 30th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Too much exercise can cause arthritis in middle-aged people, according to a new study.The research led by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that middle-aged men ... Read more...

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Cataract surgery doesn’t worsen age-related macular degeneration


November 10th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): In people who have undergone cataract surgery, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) does not appear to progress at a higher rate, says a new study.The finding defies previous reports ... Read more...

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Decrease in hormone therapy use may reduce breast cancer risk


November 9th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Decrease in the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy has simultaneously led to the reduction in the incidence of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a known risk factor for breast cancer, ... Read more...

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Eyes may help predict Alzheimer’s risk


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that eyes could prove to be a potential gateway to identify whether or not a person has Alzheimer's disease.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

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Now, broken knees can be mended by growing cartilage from stem cells


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): People who have damaged their knee joints can get them repaired with new cartilage grown from stem cells in a laboratory, according to a study at the UC ... Read more...

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