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Pan-fried meat induces prostate cancer


August 19th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Red meats fried at high temperatures, especially in pans, could shoot up the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as 40 percent, says a ... Read more...

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Medical intern criticised for teasing babies


June 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) A Chinese medical intern posted photos of her teasing new-born babies and holding them upright while their heads drooped, prompting action from authorities.Xiao Shiyu, a student ... Read more...

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Stent like device effective for removing blood clots


February 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An experimental stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment, a study reveals.Named SOLITAIRE, it has a self-expanding, stent-like design ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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Adults ‘not losing any sleep’ over computers


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) The pervasive belief that computers and mobile phones are eating into our sleep has been challenged by researchers.Nicholas Glozier, associate professor of psychological medicine, University of ... Read more...

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Low vitamin C levels elevates heart failure risk


November 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 14 (IANS) Patients with low count of vitamin C are 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a protein that risks inflammation and heart disease, ... Read more...

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Sleep loss can cause testosterone levels to plummet


June 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Cutting back on sleep can be quite disastrous for healthy young men - it sends their testosterone levels plummeting, says a study. Men who slept less ... Read more...

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Like humans, animals too display distinct personalities


April 29th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
The study led by Kathryn Arnold of the Environment Department at the University of York has added important experimental evidence showing that animal personalities are reflected in their oxidative stress profiles.Arnold, ... Read more...

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AMU, Colombo varsity sign MoU


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, April 2 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University and the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, signed a memorandum of understanding Saturday to strengthen and promote academic and research ... Read more...

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New genetic strategy makes T-cells resistant to HIV infection


January 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an innovative genetic strategy for rendering T-cells resistant to HIV infection without affecting their normal growth and activity.A team of researchers from Japan, ... Read more...

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Scientists create liver cells from patients’ skin


August 26th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists at Cambridge University have created liver cells in a lab for the first time by reprogramming stem cells taken from human skin, paving the way for potential ... Read more...

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Nearly 770m non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke in China: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): A recent tobacco usage survey has shown a steep hike in the rate of exposure to secondhand smoke among Chinese people.The survey done by the Chinese Center ... Read more...

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False body-image may cause unsafe weight-loss behaviour


June 18th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Normal weight and underweight teenaged girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at a high risk of unsafe weight-loss behaviour, says a new study. Childhood obesity is an ... Read more...

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72pc of women with rheumatoid arthritis worldwide suffer pain daily


June 17th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that almost three quarters (72 percent) of women with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) suffer pain daily, despite the fact that three quarters (75 percent) ... Read more...

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Short people ‘at greater risk of heart disease’


June 9th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Short people are more likely to develop heart disease than tall people, according to a new study.The systematic review and meta-analysis, carried out by Finnish researchers, looked at ... Read more...

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Combination treatment ineffective for advanced melanoma patients


June 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The combination of two different chemotherapies and a previously approved treatment for kidney and liver cancers is not effective against advanced melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer, ... Read more...

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Video games, virtual reality experiences could relieve pain in kids, adults


May 9th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): The next time your kids complain of pain, tell them to go and play a video game, suggest scientists.They claim that when children and adults with acute and ... Read more...

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Chinese ‘herbal’ cigarettes no safer than regular ones


December 4th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Chinese "herbal" cigarettes, combining herbs with tobacco, are no safer than regular cigarettes and are just as addictive, says a new study. "We hope our findings will help to ... Read more...

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Jane Austen may have died from tuberculosis


December 1st, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): The mystery surrounding Jane Austen's death more than 40 years ago appears to be solved with a scholar's claim that the famous novelist could have died from bovine ... Read more...

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Innovative method can glue breastbone


November 13th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) Researchers have created an innovative method which can repair the breastbone after it is broken to provide access to the heart during open-heart surgery. The technique uses a ... Read more...

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Computerised alerts can curb prescription of costly drugs


November 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Computerised alerts, which compare medication brands, can help curb the impulse to prescribe unnecessarily expensive, heavily marketed drugs, according to a new study. This would help in lowering the ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may heal injured human donor lungs before transplant


October 29th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the first time, a team of scientists in Canada have successfully used gene therapy to repair injured human donor lungs, making them potentially suitable for transplantation into ... Read more...

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Probiotic bacteria effectively treat colitis in mice


October 26th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): In a mice study, a probiotic bacteria has been found effective in treating colitis, say researchers.Colitis is a disease in which the inner tissue of the colon, the ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how high cholesterol levels cause bone loss


August 25th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered how high cholesterol levels bring about bone loss, potentially opening the way to new approaches for treating osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, causing fragile bones ... Read more...

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Respiratory cells rely on taste buds to detect poisons


July 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has found that the mechanism which helps detect bad tasting and potentially poisonous foods also protects lungs from harmful substances. Alok Shah, study co-author and ... Read more...

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Overweight youth seek obese friends


July 20th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Overweight youth are twice as likely to gravitate towards obese peers for friendship, says a new study. "Although this link between obesity and social networks was expected, ... Read more...

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Novel combo therapy may benefit head, neck cancer patients


May 31st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new study has found that patients undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck cancers may benefit from the addition of gefinitib to chemotherapy."We found that adding gefinitib ... Read more...

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8 genes that help predict melanoma patient’s response to treatment identified


May 31st, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Eight genes that help predict a melanoma patient's response to treatment have been identified by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI).The findings have been presented ... Read more...

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Onset of menopause slows down learning in women


May 26th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 26 (IANS) Onset of menopause slows down learning among women, according to a new study. For a four-year period, researchers in California studied 2,362 women, aged between 42 and ... Read more...

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‘Dowager’s hump’ could increase early death risk in elderly women


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Hyperkyphosis, or "dowager's hump", the exaggerated forward curvature of the upper spine, could put elderly women at increased risk of early death whether or not they have vertebral ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel how smallpox virus sabotages our immune system


May 12th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Researchers are closing in on how smallpox virus go about their deadly business of sabotaging our immune system. These findings may reveal as much about our immune system as ... Read more...

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Pneumonia more likely to kill older men than women


April 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Pneumonia is more likely to kill older men than women because of differing gender-based biological responses to the infection. "Our study found that men with CAP (community-acquired pneumonia) ... Read more...

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Prenatal meth exposure ’causes abnormal brain development in kids’


April 16th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Using a drug called methamphetamine during pregnancy can cause abnormal brain development in children, says a new study.This study is the first of its kind to examine ... Read more...

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Reducing sugar, increasing fibre intake can perk up diabetes risk in Latino teens


April 7th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Latino adolescents, who reduce their sugar intake and increase fibre in their diet can improve risk factors linked with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.The researchers ... Read more...

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Cranberry can help prevent urinary tract infections


March 10th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Chemicals present in cranberries prevent infection-causing bacteria from attaching to the cells that line the urinary tract, says a new study.According to a report published in Journal ... Read more...

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