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China, Canada to build Alzheimer’s research centre


October 24th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) A China-Canada joint research centre for child development and the study of Alzheimer's disease will be built at a children's hospital in southwest China, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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1 in 100 men may have an allergy to their own semen


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Dutch researchers have discovered that men who have post-orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) may be allergic to their own semen.According to health24.com, some medical researchers believe 1 in 100 ... Read more...

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Pump that bacteria use to resist drugs described


February 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified and described two parts of the three-part system that pumps toxins from bacteria and allows them to resist antibiotics.The paper, led by Edward Yu of ... Read more...

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Kids offered alcohol by people other than parents ‘6 times likelier to binge’


November 8th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 8 (ANI): A new study has found that teenagers are six times more likely to binge drink if they are given alcohol by someone other than their parents.The research by ... Read more...

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‘Faithful men with healthy sex life live long’


November 8th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) A healthy sex life makes men live longer, provided they remain faithful to their partners. Italian medical researchers carried out a series of studies and found that ... Read more...

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Plenty of sex means longer lives for men!


November 8th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): An active sex life is the key to a longer life for men only if they are faithful to their partners, a new research has found.Italian medical researchers ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered monkey could lead to Alzheimer’s cure


October 31st, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists in China have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, a step that could speed up the development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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China breeds first genetically engineered monkey


October 30th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Chinese scientists said that they have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, which could lead to development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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Could giving infants antibiotics trigger asthma?


October 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Canadian medical researchers are conducting a 2.5-million-dollar study to answer whether giving antibiotics to infants in their first year of life triggers asthma and allergies that develop later ... Read more...

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Critics raise concern about direct-to-consumer genetic tests


October 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Critics have raised concern about the safety risks of Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests available from retailers and the Internet, which let people learn about their genomes without going ... Read more...

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Genes X-ray brings ‘personalized medicine’ closer to reality


October 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step ahead in 'personalized medicine' with a machine that reads the human genome and its expression.The personal genetic characteristics of individuals and populations can ... Read more...

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Now, athletes resorting to 3-D imaging to boost performance


October 7th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): With technological advances breaking new grounds everyday, athletes are increasingly cashing on it to improve their game-some professional sports teams using motion capture technology to track how athletes ... Read more...

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Superbug scaremogering: It’s not the end of antibiotics (Comment)


August 15th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Narayanan Suresh After the swine flu, or the Influenza A H1N1, virus achieved media superstardom in the past 12 months before bowing out of the world stage unceremoniously last week, its place ... Read more...

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Less or more than seven hours of sleep per day ups the risk of heart disease


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research indicates all the sleep we need as humans is around seven hours, which also includes the afternoon naps and the power naps as well. ... Read more...

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Exercise can heal early brain stress


July 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Athletes have long known about the natural "high" that exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can also reverse the effects ... Read more...

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Federal Regulators Recall 19,000 China Made Kids’ Jewelry


May 11th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Los Angeles, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A huge number of Kids jewelry in America that was imported from China was found by the federal regulators to contain high level of ... Read more...

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Olive oil may help protect against ulcerative colitis


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Olive oil may help prevent ulcerative colitis, according to a new study co-ordinated by medical researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).Presented at the Digestive Disease Week ... Read more...

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Medical Conmen Uses Stem Cell Cure Bait To Capture Preys


April 19th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Apr 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the viewers of CBS' "60 Minutes" got to see how in the 21st century stem cell cure for incurable diseases is put as a ... Read more...

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Researchers say that impotence may double heart attack risk


March 17th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers found a crucial link with impotence and heart disease. They reported that men who are impotent, and are also suffering from heart disease are twice ... Read more...

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New oral treatment works better than lotions to eradicate lice


March 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): A new oral treatment is more effective in eradicating lice as compared to any prescription lotion for the scalp, French medical researchers have found.Lice are parasites, which infest ... Read more...

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Now, dissolving dressing for wounds to speed up healing


November 18th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A revolutionary new wound dressing, developed at Tel Aviv University, can not only speed up the healing process of antibiotics but can dissolve when its job is done.Prof. ... Read more...

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Indian doctor condemned over miracle cure claims


November 7th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): A Indian doctor has come under fire over claims of treating incurable or terminal illnesses using embryonic stem cells without any safety trials and randomised clinical studies.Delhi-based doc ... Read more...

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Scientists using gene therapy to stall Huntington’s disease


November 1st, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have suggested a gene therapy that is capable of stalling the development of Huntington's disease.Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder with ... Read more...

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Researchers develop treatment for overactive bladder


October 29th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Those who suffer from an overactive bladder have reason to be hopeful. Medical researchers have developed an effective treatment for the embarrassing condition. The treatment was developed ... Read more...

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Blood sugar control cuts stroke risk


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Blood sugar control can cut down the risk of heart disease and stroke among diabetic patients by 15 percent, an analysis based on four studies said. It said that ... Read more...

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Ancient Irish skeletons could help solve mystery of rare genetic bone disease


August 25th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, August 25 (ANI): Two ancient skeletons with a rare genetic bone disease unearthed from a medieval Irish graveyard may hold key insights for medical experts in solving the mysterious ailment.The two ... Read more...

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Scientists develop painless method to prevent fatal blood clots


August 12th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Medical researchers have found a better way to prevent blood clots after joint replacement surgery, a condition that kills thousands every year. The research team, comprising scientists from ... Read more...

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Function of potential cancer-causing gene product uncovered


August 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Stowers Institute's Conaway Lab have unveiled a previously unknown function of a gene product called Amplified in Liver Cancer 1 (Alc1)-it can play a major ... Read more...

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16 year-old Baby On TLC: The Curious Case Of Brooke ‘(Ever)Green’berg


August 7th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
The dynamics of the passage of time and it's association with the unpleasant but apparently inevitable process of aging, has been one that has always been the matter of scientific curiosity, but ... Read more...

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Kalam seeks a polio-free Uttar Pradesh


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, August 3 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he wanted to see Uttar Pradesh free from polio and called on doctors to work together to "achieve the mission." The polio ... Read more...

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Lethal threat from asbestos fibres ’seriously underestimated’, say scientists


July 20th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Medical researchers have warned that the harmful and deadly effects that asbestos fibres may cause may have been seriously underestimated.The caution comes at a time when thousands of ... Read more...

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Drug trials point the way to understanding aviation and climate change


July 14th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Southampton (UK), July 14 (ANI): A unique collaboration between the University of Southampton's Schools of Engineering Sciences and Medicine, which has presented the most comprehensive review of the impact of aviation on ... Read more...

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Gulf War Syndrome


July 6th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by GD
The whole of twentieth century bears testimony to the number of wars that has taken place, annihilating the lives of many and making worse the lives of those who survived. It had ... Read more...

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Stem cell lenses can help the blind see again


May 28th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): In a world-first breakthrough, Australian scientists have used contact lenses coated in stem cells to restore a person's sight.Medical researchers from University of New South Wales used the ... Read more...

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Doctors and nurses’ mobile phones crawling with bacteria


March 13th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Cell phones belonging to hospital staff are crawling with bacteria, a potential source of hospital-acquired infections. Medical researchers from Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested doctors and nurses' mobile ... Read more...

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