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Lifelong traumas may spur irritable bowel syndrome


November 6th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Lifelong traumas sparked by natural disasters, housefires or the abuse or the death of a loved one may bring on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a painful ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery linked to increased fracture risk


June 5th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) People who have had gastric bypass (bariatric) or other weight-loss surgeries have an even higher risk of fractures than previously found.Such people have 2.3 times the ... Read more...

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Cheap, fast test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers


February 26th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): US researchers have found that an inexpensive and rapid testing method can effectively identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with ... Read more...

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The reason behind failure of dialysis


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a protein implicated in the development of vascular diseases may also contribute to the failure of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas created for vascular access in ... Read more...

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Study reveals new warning signs that may predict kidney transplant failure


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kidney transplants that show a combination of fibrosis (scarring) and inflammation after one year are at higher risk of long-term transplant failure.The ... Read more...

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New program helps keep track of physical activity levels via mobile


April 27th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new program has been developed that helps people monitor their normal day-to-day physical activity using an everyday device like a cell phone or mp3 player.Chinmay Manohar in ... Read more...

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2-drug combo effective for Crohn’s disease remission


April 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Remission from Crohn's disease may be more likely if patients get biologic therapy combined with immune-suppressing drugs first instead of immune-suppressing drugs alone, a study led by Mayo ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients ‘at increased risk for multiple skin cancers’


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Many heart transplant patients have elevated risk for developing multiple skin cancers, according to a new study.Jerry D. Brewer, of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reviewed the ... Read more...

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Laser eye surgery has no long-term effects on cornea


November 10th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that laser eye surgery that corrects vision does not lead to later problems with the cornea - at least ... Read more...

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Lung cancer patients’ pre-treatment life quality can predict odds of survival


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A lung cancer patient's likelihood of survival can be predicted by looking at his/her quality of life before the treatment, according to a study.Led by Dr. Yingwei ... Read more...

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People undergoing weight loss surgery face increased risk of fractures


June 12th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that people who undergo bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, have almost twice the expected risk of breaking a bone, and an even higher ... Read more...

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Abnormal heart function reduces exercise capacity


January 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Abnormal heart function greatly reduces a person''s ability to exercise, according to a new study.The researchers conducted a study to examine the relationship between left ventricular diastolic ... Read more...

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