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Over cleanliness could wreck immune system!


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.It is said that without ... Read more...

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Beware that broken heart after bereavement


January 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Beware -- chances of a heart attack shoot up 21-fold within the first 24 hours after the loss of a loved one.The risk of heart attack ... Read more...

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Sleep problems may cause kids to become aggressive


June 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) School kids who experience sleep-disordered breathing or daytime sleepiness are twice as likely to become bullies, according to a study. "What this study does is raise ... Read more...

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Salmonella could be used to fight cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists are using salmonella - the bacteria commonly transmitted through food that sickens people - to fight cancers of the gut.They believe salmonella may be a valuable tool ... Read more...

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Nano drug promising in treatment of chronic wounds


February 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a low cost, nanometer-sized drug to treat chronic wounds including diabetic foot ulcers or burns. Poor blood circulation arising from diabetes often results in skin ... Read more...

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Size of brain structure correlates with social life


December 27th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The size of amygdala, a small almond-shaped structure deep within brain, seems to contribute to a rich social life among humans. The finding is similar to previous ... Read more...

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TB drug could improve social skills in autistic people


December 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential novel treatment strategy for the social impairment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), an aspect of the condition that has a profound ... Read more...

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Drugs for neurologic, psychiatric conditions up smokers’ nicotine metabolism


September 19th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Carbamazepine and oxycarbamazepine, medications commonly used to treat neurologic and psychiatric conditions, increase nicotine metabolism in smokers, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School researchers have found.As nicotine metabolism ... Read more...

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Vended snacks ‘lead to chronic health problems in kids’


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that school children who eat foods purchased in vending machines are prone to chronic health problems.University of Michigan Medical School researchers have suggested ... Read more...

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‘Rotten eggs’ gas may protect against joint inflammation


August 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Hydrogen sulphide is a gas mostly associated with the smell of rotten eggs, but it is also found in fluid form in the body, and may protect ... Read more...

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Genetic markers could help detect early prostate cancer onset


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a series of genetic mutations that could help detect early onset of prostate cancer.The study was presented ... Read more...

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Monitoring cholesterol levels increases life expectancy


June 8th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Those with decreased LDL cholesterol levels can count on an increased life expectancy, according to a new study.The University of Minnesota research is published in the May 24 ... Read more...

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Stressed workers unable to perform well


January 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Psychological stress tends to lower productivity and performance among workers, says a new study. "There is a large economic cost and a human cost," said Debra Lerner, director of ... Read more...

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Too much selenium can elevate cholesterol levels


November 13th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Too much of the essential mineral selenium in diet can increase a person's cholesterol level by almost 10 percent, says a new study from the University of Warwick.Selenium ... Read more...

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Family, friends may affect breast cancer surgery decision


September 1st, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that about 75 percent of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are accompanied by a ... Read more...

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New cell programming method rapidly turns bacteria into biotech factories


July 27th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Harvard Medical School researchers in the U.S. have developed a new cell programming method, called Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE), which promises to give biotechnology, in particular synthetic ... Read more...

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Obesity links found between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons


July 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have found a strong obesity link between mothers and daughters and fathers and sons, but the link was absent across the gender divide.In a study of ... Read more...

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Taking Vitamin D? You may still feel SAD


March 18th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) The latest study says Vitamin D may not really help you overcome depression and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is linked to reduced sunlight. Exposure to ... Read more...

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No clear link between lack of vitamin D and depression


March 18th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Warwick has shown that there is no clear link between lack of vitamin D and depression.Lack of Vitamin ... Read more...

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Selenium may prevent high-risk bladder cancer


December 8th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Selenium, a trace element found in grains, nuts and meats, may help prevent high-risk bladder cancer. Dartmouth Medical School researchers compared selenium levels in 767 individuals newly diagnosed ... Read more...

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Asian monkey gene that blocks HIV found


February 29th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) A gene in Asian monkeys that may have evolved as a defence against lentiviruses, the group that includes HIV, has been identified by Harvard Medical School researchers. The ... Read more...

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Possible Achilles’ heel of the HIV-1 envelope identified


January 12th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Harvard Medical School researchers say that a class of antibodies may become a necessary ingredient for preparing an effective HIV-1 vaccine, as they have shown some promise in ... Read more...

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