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Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

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‘Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism’


December 4th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The scare abroad over the superbug or NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) last year was deliberately created to tarnish India's image as a medical tourism ... Read more...

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Azad calls for organ donation encouragement drive


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad today called for stepping up the drive to generate awareness about organ and tissue donation in the ... Read more...

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Kids ‘born today will suffer an extra year of disabilities’


December 16th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that life expectancy is rising but that in return people born now will have to cope with disability or a long-term illness for an extra ... Read more...

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The Pill one of the most significant medical advances of last 50 years: US poll


May 8th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Over half of Americans think that the birth control pill has been one of the most significant medical advances of the last half century, a new CBS poll ... Read more...

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Restricting food, drink during labour doesn’t offer any benefits


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that restricting food and fluids for women during labour doesn't offer any benefits.Dr. Joan Tranmer of the Queen's School of Nursing insists no ... Read more...

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Restricting food during labour not beneficial for women


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) The traditional practice of restricting food and fluids during labour does not seem to benefit women. "Based on our review, there is no convincing and current evidence to support ... Read more...

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Top Medical Advances in 2009


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): The largest-ever genetic study of autism spectrum disorders and a remarkable success for gene therapy in reversing inherited blindness have made it to the list of top scientific ... Read more...

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Patient rescued from 23 years in ‘coma’ was conscious all through (Lead)


November 23rd, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A leading European neurologist has said many cases of brain injuries around the world are wrongly diagnosed as ‘coma' after helping rescue a patient who was conscious all ... Read more...

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Astounding case of Rom Houben: 23 years in ‘coma’, but conscious all along!


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A leading European neurologist has said many cases of brain injury around the world are wrongly diagnosed as 'coma' after discovering that a car-crash victim thought to have ... Read more...

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Awareness campaigns galore on World Pneumonia Day


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Advertisements, campaigns and discussions marked the first World Pneumonia Day being observed Monday. A number of awareness drives were held in the capital in an effort ... Read more...

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People with family history of genetic disease at discrimination risk


June 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new study on Canadians has found that people with a family history of genetic disease are often discriminated by insurance companies and their relatives and friends.With medical ... Read more...

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Flu virus can cripple immune systems, trigger pneumonia


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Flu virus can cripple the immune systems of otherwise healthy individuals, triggering infections like pneumonia, even as swine flu continues unabated. Kathleen Sullivan, study co-author, who heads the ... Read more...

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Top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2008


December 19th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The journal Science has prepared a list of top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2008.The top honors in the list has been given to a research that ... Read more...

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British Parliament rejects changes in abortion law


May 21st, 2008 - 6:19 am ICT by admin
DPA London, May 21 (DPA) Attempts by opposition Conservatives to tighten Britain's liberal abortion laws were defeated late Tuesday, when Parliament voted to leave the upper time limit for pregnancy termination at 24 ... Read more...

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Scientists use drug-treated blood stem cells to repair heart damage


April 15th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI):In a novel attempt, researchers at UT South-western Medical Centre have successfully repaired heart damage in animal models with the help of drug-treated blood stem cells.It may open ... Read more...

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American Heart Association reveals top 10 medical advances in 2007


December 21st, 2007 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 21 (ANI): The top research advances in heart disease and stroke for 2007 include several new studies on genetics and stem cell research, along with studies that continue to ... Read more...

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Miscarriage myths persist despite medical advances: Study


December 7th, 2007 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Despite medical advances, myths surrounding pregnancy such as ones that state that miscarriages and defects result from circumstances beyond a woman's control, still persist reveals a study.The study, ... Read more...

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Coming soon, supercomputers that fit snugly in your palm


November 14th, 2007 - 2:38 am ICT by admin
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Mathematicians to decipher secrets of immune system


November 14th, 2007 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
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