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Brain starts going downhill after 45, shows study


January 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Memory and other brain skills begin to decline at the age of 45, say researchers.The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension starts waning in middle ... Read more...

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Stem cell injections shrink enlarged hearts, improve function


March 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A small human trial has proved that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts could reduce both heart size and scar tissue and improve function to injured heart areas.Researchers ... Read more...

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Wheelchair yoga may accelerate stroke patients’ recovery process


January 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A man, who was left paralyzed after suffering strokes, has made remarkable progress - thanks to wheelchair yoga.While making dinner for his daughters one night, James Abram, 59, ... Read more...

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Chances of surviving cardiac arrest depend on your neighbourhood


June 1st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Whether you survive a cardiac arrest may depend on the kind of neighbourhood you live in, says a new research.In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers say if a neighbour ... Read more...

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Maternal Vitamin A improves offspring lung function


May 13th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that deficiency of Vitamin A in the mother's body may affect the lung function in the child.Scientists at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ... Read more...

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People are living longer, but what does it mean?


March 26th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) People in developed nations are living in good health as much as a decade longer than their parents did, not because aging has been slowed or reversed but ... Read more...

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Gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in teens: Study


February 9th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery.However, ... Read more...

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Researchers caution against vitamin E overuse


December 31st, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) One of the most comprehensive and accurate studies of clinical data on vitamin E shows that indiscriminate use of the antioxidant does more harm than good. "There were ... Read more...

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High-dose Vitamin E supplements ‘do more harm than good’


December 31st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm than good, a new study has warned."There were so many conflicting reports about Vitamin E and its effect ... Read more...

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Plea for comatose rape victim revives euthansia debate


December 17th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A petition to the apex court seeking its nod to let a rape victim lying comatose in a Mumbai hospital for the last 36 years die without ... Read more...

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Supporting terminal cancer patients’ spiritual needs improves quality of life


December 16th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Support of terminally ill cancer patients' spiritual needs by the medical team is linked to greater use of hospice, less aggressive care, and greater quality of life near ... Read more...

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Move to legalise prostitution welcomed


December 10th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Sex workers and civil society members Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court raising the issue of legalising prostitution, saying decriminalising the world's oldest profession would help curb the ... Read more...

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Ovary removal ‘ups lung cancer risk’


July 22nd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Women who have premature menopause due to medical interventions are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a new study.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Catholic church to oppose legalizing of gay sex


July 2nd, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) The Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC) Thursday said it will oppose legalization of gay sex after the Delhi High Court struck down section 377 of the Indian Penal ... Read more...

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Critical care specialists discuss latest medical services (Lead)


February 17th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 17 (IANS) More than 2,000 critical care specialists began a five-day conference here Tuesday, aiming to provide effective services to patients harnessing the latest in medical technology. Specialists from the ... Read more...

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Over 2,000 critical care specialists meet in Agra


February 17th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 17 (IANS) Aiming to provide effective and affordable hospital services to the common man, more than 2,000 critical care specialists Tuesday began a five-day conference in Agra.The specialists from the ... Read more...

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Premature babies impervious to heat, cold later in life


December 27th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Premature infants who need intensive care or surgery are less sensitive to hot and cold sensations later in life, according to a study. The research conducted by University ... Read more...

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Preemies develop altered sensory responses later in life


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Premature babies, who require intensive care or surgery, may develop long-term changes in their responses to hot and cold sensations, according to a new study.Conducted at UCL ... Read more...

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Melanin may be bodys natural defence against obesity-related diseases


November 7th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): A team of American researchers has for the first time observed the production of large quantities of melanin in fat tissues among extremely obese people undergoing weight ... Read more...

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Common infertility treatments of little use


August 8th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): They offer a ray of hope for couples trying for a baby, but according to a new research, common infertility treatments do not live up to their ... Read more...

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Genomic ‘fingerprint’ for alcohol-induced heart failure identified


May 5th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 5 (ANI): In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have identified a unique method to diagnose alcohol-induced heart failure by a genomic fingerprint, which can also reverse it by therapeutic ... Read more...

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Study shows risk rates for angioplasty, coronary bypass surgery same


November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin
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