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Copper slashes risk of hospital infections


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Antimicrobial copper surfaces could be one way of minimising hospital infections, since they rapidly kill bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens.The latest trial, conducted at three US ... Read more...

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Vitamin D safe for healthy pregnant women


June 29th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is safe and effective for healthy women, says a new study.Even at the highest dosage, vitamin D was found ... Read more...

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Combining physical activity with classroom lessons improves academics


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A new research has indicated that when schools cut physical education programs so students can spend more time in the classroom, they may be missing a golden opportunity ... Read more...

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Pharmacy errors ‘may put kids at high risk of painkiller overdose’


May 1st, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A research has indicated that parents who give young children prescription painkillers should take extra care to make sure they give just the right amount because the dose ... Read more...

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Online mental health modules reduce anxiety or depression


April 6th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Two new trials have found online and email-based support is effective at reducing the incidence of developing anxiety or depression.Professor Helen Christensen discussed the results of the two ... Read more...

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Scientist working to grow meat in lab


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina has been working for the past 10 years to grow meat.Vladimir Mironov, one of only a few scientists worldwide ... Read more...

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People with sleep apnea ‘more likely to develop aggressive heart disease’


December 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in their coronary arteries."Our ... Read more...

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Copper surfaces can kill hospital microbes to maintain sterility


May 29th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 29 (ANI): Researchers have theorized that covering frequently covered surfaces with copper can reduce the risk of harmful bugs spreading from one person to another in hospitals."It is a simple, ... Read more...

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Happy married life can cut stroke risk in men


May 13th, 2010 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 13 (IANS) Growing old with a loving wife can reduce the risk of death caused by stroke in men, a new study has found. The research carried out for a ... Read more...

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Magnets can help ease depression


May 5th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Magnets may cure depression in people who have not responded earlier to drugs, a new study has said. A research team from Medical University of South Carolina, US, has ... Read more...

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Brain-stimulation method may help fight depression


May 4th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a new treatment option for patients with depression who don't respond to antidepressant drugs, says a new research.The study has shown that a ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent premature births


May 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby but it can also prevent preterm labour births and infections, says a new study. In ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent preterm labor/births


May 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Vitamin D intake during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby, but also can prevent preterm labor/births and infections, says a new study.The results of the ... Read more...

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Masters programme for healthcare professionals launched


April 27th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Institute of Clinical Research of India (ICRI) Tuesday said it has launched a masters degree programme in health administration to build "appropriate skilled teams" for the ... Read more...

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SC Cruise Liner Returns: Has Third Straight Illness Outbreak


March 19th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the third straight time, a cruise liner leaving out from South Carolina has returned with a ship full of sick people. The norovirus has struck again, this ... Read more...

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Miles Fergusan Acquitted In Baby-Homicide Case


November 19th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov. 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Miles Ferguson, suspected of killing his five-week-old daughter, was acquitted on Wednesday after the jury of the Horry County court took four hours to decide the ... Read more...

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New brain stimulation treatment may help treat depression


October 14th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Bilateral epidural prefrontal cortical stimulation (EpCS), a new brain stimulation technique developed by researchers at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), has been found to help patients with ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyles on the decline in US


May 27th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study conducted in the U.S. has found that only a small proportion of adults follow healthy lifestyle pattern, and in fact, the numbers are declining.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle has very few takers in US


May 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Only eight out of 100 people in the US are lured by the well-known benefits of a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity, a diet high in fruits ... Read more...

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Lack of Vitamin D in infants, nursing mothers carries long-term disease risks


December 17th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Vitamin D, which is known to play an important role in promoting bone health, is now being seen as having a critical function in maintaining the immune ... Read more...

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Implantable monitor may help manage diastolic heart failure


December 12th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): An implantable haemodynamic monitor (IHM) may help to guide medical treatment in patients with diastolic heart failure (DHF), according to a new study.The researchers, led by Michael ... Read more...

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Cancer risk from radiation of cardiac CT overstated


December 3rd, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that the risk of cancer from exposure to radiation during computed tomography for cardiovascular disease has been overstated.Radiology and cardiovascular researchers from the ... Read more...

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Metabolic syndrome increases colorectal cancer risk by 75pc


October 7th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Metabolic syndrome can significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study. Dr. Donald Garrow and Dr. Mark Delegge of the Medical University of ... Read more...

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Endoscopic ultrasound can offer safer and more effective cancer therapy


September 13th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): American scientists are studying the efficacy of a therapeutic technique that can allow doctors to directly inject tumours with cancer fighting agents from inside the body. The technique ... Read more...

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Two new medications may help alcoholics kick the bottle


July 18th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have identified two new medications that may help heavy drinkers modify their consumption, reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and ... Read more...

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A poor diet may be bad for your memory


June 19th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study in mice has linked memory loss to a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol.Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and ... Read more...

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Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia drug could also treat alcohol dependence


April 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 4 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug, called Aripiprazole, previously approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, is also beneficial in treating alcohol ... Read more...

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Researchers identify link between chlamydia and cervical cancer


March 16th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new research has shown that a persons risk of developing human papillomavirus (HPV), a common Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and a necessary agent of cervical cancer, ... Read more...

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A drink or two in middle age can cut heart disease risk


March 8th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Middle aged non-drinkers may finally have a reason to add a tipple to their daily diet, for a new study has shown that middle-aged people who start drinking ... Read more...

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Take a peg or two for a healthy heart: study


March 8th, 2008 - 10:50 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Here's yet another study underlining the fact that moderate drinking is good for your heart - with wine drinkers showing the most significant reduction in cardiac risk. The ... Read more...

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Novel technique offers comprehensive heart disease diagnosis with single CT scan


March 5th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Medical University of South Carolina have developed a novel imaging technique that would enable comprehensive diagnosis of heart disease based on a single computerized tomographic (CT) ... Read more...

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Non-stick coatings may be hazardous to health


February 20th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Non-stick coatings used in cookware can damage the liver and weaken the immune systems, thus posing a higher risk of catching diseases, says a new study.Jennifer M. Keller, ... Read more...

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