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Belly fat linked to higher death risk


August 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) People envied for their normal weight surprisingly face a higher death risk than the obese -- if they carry a prominent belly, according to latest research."We ... Read more...

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Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... Read more...

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Breakthrough could nip arthritis in the bud


June 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) A breakthrough involving billions of bugs in our guts that play a role in regulating the immune system could actually nip arthritis in the bud. The ... Read more...

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Army of gut microbes keep us fit and healthy


June 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) An army of gut micro-organisms, comprising some 500 to 1,000 distinct bacterial species and uncountable billions, keep us both fit and healthy with proper body weight, ... Read more...

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US project enables instant access to medical scans


April 30th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Patients can now instantly download their medical scans and images from an internet-based "cloud" system and distribute these to their physicians for diagnosis wherever they might ... Read more...

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Super vaccine could knock out 70 percent of cancers


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A super shot that could knock out seven out of 10 lethal cancers is on the way. It shrunk breast tumours by 80 percent during tests ... Read more...

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Urine test can predict fatal condition in pregnant women


November 13th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) A simple urine test during mid-pregnancy could tell which women will suffer from pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal complication.The key problem so far has been separating which ... Read more...

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CT scans can detect gout cases


November 7th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Gout not detected otherwise can be confirmed by CT scans in patients, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic, US.The type of CT scan, known as dual-energy ... Read more...

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Discovery on measles could spur less toxic cancer cure


November 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) A new discovery about the measles virus, arguably the most virulent pathogen which afflicts 10 million children worldwide, could also help spur less toxic cancer treatments.The ... Read more...

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Indians beware - smoking can cause arthritis (Oct 12 is World Arthritis Day)


October 12th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Anshuman Batra, 37, a habitual smoker, always wanted to kick the butt. What finally compelled him to give up cigarettes after 20 years was arthritis ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas to eliminate daily insulin shots


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Two Indian American researchers in the US are developing an artificial pancreas to deliver insulin automatically and with an individualized precision never before possible.Thanks to Mayo ... Read more...

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Flaxseed no cure for hot flashes during menopause


June 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Flaxseed provides no benefit in easing hot flashes like sweating and rapid heartbeat among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women.The placebo-controlled study, conducted by Mayo Clinic ... Read more...

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Beer belly or muffin top double mortality risk in heart disease patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Coronary artery disease patients who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, according to ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery removes hard-to-reach throat cancer


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Robotic surgery has become a mainstream tool for removing an ever-increasing variety of head and neck tumors. Now, a team of surgeons from Mayo Clinic has ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery ‘effectively’ removes hard-to-reach throat cancer


April 30th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Till now, robotic surgery was considered a mainstream tool for removing an ever-increasing variety of head and neck tumours.But, now a team of head and neck surgeons from ... Read more...

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Botox ‘can alleviate severe spinal headaches’


April 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has claimed that Botox could be instrumental in relieving terrible spinal headaches.According to the study conducted at Mayo Clinic, Botox can be used in ... Read more...

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Aspirin may cut the risk of pancreatic cancer


April 5th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Taking aspirin at least once per month is linked to a significant decrease in pancreatic cancer risk, according to a new study.Xiang-Lin Tan, a research fellow at Mayo ... Read more...

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New device to make blood glucose testing easier


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): ASU engineers and clinicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona are developing a new type of self-monitoring blood glucose sensor that could help people with diabetes.Many people with diabetes ... Read more...

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Measles virus is ‘the latest weapon against cancer’


January 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new discovery about the process by which measles invades cells has brought the dream of transforming the virus into a weapon against cancer one step closer to ... Read more...

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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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Lifetime risk of adult rheumatoid arthritis determined


January 6th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women."We estimated the lifetime risk for rheumatic ... Read more...

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Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

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Meet the Kansas State University prof who works while walking!


December 12th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Most of us get away with eating or listening to music while working, but this Professor walks.Kansas State University professor Deb Sellers was very well acquainted with ... Read more...

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Surgeon-physician marriages ‘are a recipe for disaster’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has found that surgeons married to physicians face more challenges in balancing their personal and professional lives than do surgeons whose partners work in a ... Read more...

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Blast of sound can speed up wound healing


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) An ultrasound device that fires sound waves into chronic wounds like leg ulcers can accelerate healing. Research shows treating wounds with high-intensity ultrasound, which helps to clean the ... Read more...

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New insight into the cause of common dementia


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Presence of iron in artery predicts cardiac risk


November 16th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Iron buildup may be a suitable marker of cardiac risk as it is much more prevalent in the kind of plaque in the heart artery which is more ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may retard growth of cysts in polycystic kidney disease


November 12th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder-polycystic kidney ... Read more...

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Women delay getting help for heart attacks


November 9th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Women experiencing heart attack symptoms delay going to hospital for nearly three hours on an average, says a new study.The US study confirms that women are more ... Read more...

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Breast density linked to breast cancer risk


October 30th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has found that women with dense breasts and no lobular involution are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer than those with non-dense breasts ... Read more...

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Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat


October 15th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists have developed a technique that heats up and destroys kidney and liver tumours.Physicians at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus are the first to use a technique known as ... Read more...

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New cancer drug may end chemo misery


October 10th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct (ANI): Scientists have developed a new cancer treatment that can safely deliver extremely high chemotherapy doses with minimal side effects.Excited scientists say the new-generation drug, to be announced at a ... Read more...

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Women With Big Thighs & Bottoms Have Less Disease Risk


October 6th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
According to recent studies, women who have larger thighs and bottoms are actually healthier and at less risk for disease. Those women who have too much fat on the bellies, have a ... Read more...

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Big bottoms and thighs insure longevity


October 5th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A big bottom and thighs could be your insurance to longevity.Too much abdominal fat seems to up the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, while piling ... Read more...

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Abdomen weight gain ups metabolic disease risk, while thigh weight lowers it


October 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): By using ice cream, candy bars and energy drinks to help volunteers gain weight, researchers have found that increased abdominal fat seems to heighten risk for metabolic disease, ... Read more...

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