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Why normal kids with Rett syndrome become abnormal later?


April 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has unravelled the mystery as to why children suffering from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum, start out developing normally in infancy and ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ lung cancer drug shows promise


October 28th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Physician-scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently found that a new oral drug caused dramatic shrinkage of a patient's rare, aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer that was driven by ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency ‘ups risk of heart disease, stroke in black teens’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in black teens, a new study has found."While we think of the ... Read more...

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New treatment for severe eye disease found disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe neurodegenerative disease of the retina that ultimately results in blindness.University of Massachusetts Medical School ... Read more...

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How key circuits in the brain control movement


July 8th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): A new study that has identified how key circuits in the brain control movement could treat movement related disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.Scientists Anatol Kreitzer, PhD and ... Read more...

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Not all obese people are at risk of heart disease


June 20th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A small percentage of the obese population do not have metabolic risk factors for diabetes and heart disease such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, says a study. "Some ... Read more...

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Researchers chalk out Alzheimer’s prevention plan


June 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers seem to have made significant progress in identifying Alzheimer's disease risk factors and developing treatments that might delay or prevent onset of the disease.The study provides the ... Read more...

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Growing use of insulin devices may improve diabetes management


June 9th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of insulin delivery devices such as pens and pumps may help individuals with diabetes optimise blood glucose control and minimize ... Read more...

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Old age falling tied to altered blood flow in brain


May 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Altered blood flow in the brain due to high blood pressure and other conditions may lead to falls in elderly people, a new study has shown.The research has ... Read more...

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Protein loss in urine harmful for high BP patients


April 30th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): High blood pressure patients who excrete a slight excess of protein in the urine raise their risk of developing kidney and heart complications, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Boffins identify gene for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy


April 14th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): People with epilepsy who are otherwise healthy are more than 10 times more likely to die suddenly and unexpectedly than the general population. Now, scientists claim that a ... Read more...

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Smoking for many years may reduce Parkinson’s disease risk


March 11th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Smoking for a greater number of years may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, but smoking a larger number of cigarettes per day may not cut the risk, ... Read more...

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More evidence that autism is a brain ‘connectivity’ disorder


January 11th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): New research has added to a growing body of evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder.Senior investigator Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, of Children's Department of Neurology, Boston, ... Read more...

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Common anti-inflammatory drug may prevent skin cancer


January 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A commonly used anti-inflammatory prescription drug can help decrease the risk of a common skin cancer in humans, says a researcher at Stanford's School of Medicine.According to ... Read more...

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Low mortality risk after total knee and hip replacement


January 5th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Total hip and total knee replacement surgeries have successfully improved the quality of life of people experiencing pain associated with degenerative joints, according to a new study.With a ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction ‘more common in older men with restless leg syndrome’


January 1st, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has linked restless leg syndrome with erectile dysfunction in older men.Published in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep, the study shows that erectile ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea ups heart disease risk in kidney transplant patients


November 20th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Kidney transplant patients with sleep apnea are at an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.For the study, Miklos Zsolt ... Read more...

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Common plastic chemical ‘contributes to ADHD in kids’


November 20th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A plastic chemical found in consumer products, such as toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items appears to contribute to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids, say researchers.Korean ... Read more...

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Reduced physical activity may not be linked to increased obesity rates among teens


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Reduced physical activity may do little in explaining the increase in obesity rates among U.S. adolescents, according to a study.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist wins prestigious ‘New Innovator Award’


September 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Vikas Nanda, a scientist of Indian origin, has won the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award this year.Dr. Nanda is assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Insufficient sleep may up diabetes risk


August 11th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Insufficient sleep may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may increase the long-term risk of diabetes, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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Insufficient sleep ‘ups diabetes risk’


August 4th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Short sleep times may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may elevate the risk of diabetes, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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High BP ‘raises silent stroke risk’


July 28th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Individuals over 60, especially those with high blood pressure, are at an increased risk of experiencing a "silent stroke", a new study has found."Silent" strokes are strokes that ... Read more...

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Now, drug-delivering contact lenses


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Glaucoma patients and dry-eye sufferers may soon be able to trade their messy eye drops for a contact lens that delivers medication gradually over time, say scientists.Medication through ... Read more...

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Environmental enrichment boosts wound healing in rats


May 13th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Improving rearing environment of rats can significantly strengthen their physiological process of wound healing, a new study has found.In the study, researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind ... Read more...

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Big belly, obesity raise ‘restless legs syndrome’ risk


April 7th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Both a large belly and obesity can increase the risk of developing restless legs syndrome (RLS), a common sleep disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move your ... Read more...

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Multiple sclerosis linked to lower cancer risk


March 31st, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): People with multiple sclerosis may be at a lower risk for cancer overall, but at a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as brain tumours ... Read more...

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Brain starts off-loading when given expert advice


March 24th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have shown that expert advice suppresses areas of the brain responsible for making financial judgments under risk.In uncertain times like ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis may raise vertigo risk


March 24th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Osteoporosis patients are more likely to also have vertigo, says a new study.The study, published in the March 24, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal ... Read more...

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Intensive environmental cleaning reduces spread of hospital superbugs


March 22nd, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can help reduce the spread of hospital superbugs in ICUs, according to a new study led by Indian origin scientist.Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ... Read more...

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Laser therapy combo effectively clears acne, reduces oil production


March 8th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A combination of laser therapy has been found to safely and effectively treat one of the most common skin conditions that plagues teenagers and adults alike-acne. Dermatologist ... Read more...

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Immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis patients have prematurely aged chromosomes


March 5th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that T cells, or white blood cells, from patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis have prematurely aged ... Read more...

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Early smoking raises multiple sclerosis risk


February 21st, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Youngsters who start smoking before age 17 may increase their risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new research.The study is being presented at the ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding reduces multiple sclerosis relapse risk


February 20th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Breastfeeding may help reduce relapse risk in women with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.The research team from Stanford University examined 32 pregnant women with MS ... Read more...

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Family history of melanoma ”almost doubles Parkinson’’s risk


February 17th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): People with a family history of melanoma are two times more likely to develop Parkinson''s disease, according to a new study.During the study, researchers recruited nearly 157,000 ... Read more...

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