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Gut bugs can foretell severity of heart attacks


January 13th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The bugs present in the gut can be used to predict a person's chances of a heart attack while manipulating them could help cut down such ... Read more...

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Eating nuts elevates mood, lower heart disease risks


November 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Eating nuts helps lowers heart disease risk in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS) or those with excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Breath, sweat molecules to detect debris victims


September 12th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Molecules released by the breath, sweat and skin of human victims trapped in debris could allow portable sensors to rapidly detect their presence. The study examined ... Read more...

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Mother’s salt intake may spike child’s BP


July 7th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Too much or too little salt consumed during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the prenatal development of the offspring's kidneys. It can lead to high ... Read more...

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How cigarette smoke affects smokers


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different 'metabolites' or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers.Smoke from cigarettes can affect nearly every organ in the ... Read more...

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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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Blood test may predict diabetes risk 10 yrs before first symptoms


March 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have suggested that measuring the levels of small molecules in the blood could predict diabetes risk as much as a decade ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 compounds detected in blood samples


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have detected the presence of a mind boggling 4,229 compounds in human blood samples, up from the dozen or so listed medically, based on a three-year exhaustive ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on RNA ‘on/off switches’


February 14th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent study has shed new light on a molecular switch that turns genes on or off in response to a cell's energy needs.Scientists from The Scripps Research ... Read more...

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New study focuses on cause of celiac disease


February 10th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A University of Chicago study has found that blocking a factor that can activate the human immune response against intestinal bacteria or certain foods could prevent the development ... Read more...

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How to boost broccoli’s cancer-fighting power


January 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research provides convincing evidence that the way you make and consume broccoli matters, and also suggests that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's ... Read more...

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No link between cholesterol compound and multiple sclerosis: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Contradicting a previous study, researchers have found that compounds called oxysterols are not present in any significant amount in multiple sclerosis patients.An earlier study published in the Nature ... Read more...

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How pure is your pomegranate juice?


November 30th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Do you think that the bottle of pomegranate juice you recently picked up from a store is replete with antioxidants that bring health benefits? You may be wrong, ... Read more...

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Is your pomegranate juice adulterated?


November 30th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants and good for health. But is the bottled juice you purchased real or adulterated? A US scientist is now studying samples from ... Read more...

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Tool to trace metabolism of cancer-fighting tomato compounds developed


November 30th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): The University of Illinois scientists, who suggested that eating tomatoes reduces risk of prostate cancer, have developed a tool that may help trace the metabolism of tomato carotenoids ... Read more...

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Tobacco carcinogen levels high in kids living with smokers


November 10th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has found that tobacco-related carcinogens are found in the urine of 90 percent of children who lived in a home where at least one parent ... Read more...

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Food wrapper chemicals ‘causing blood contamination in humans’


November 9th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed ... Read more...

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Serotonin research could lead to new therapies for schizophrenia


October 6th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists are conducting research on how serotonin works - the work could affect the development of new therapies for a number of disorders, including schizophrenia ... Read more...

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Gene linked to high cholesterol in blood found


September 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene that causes high levels of bad cholesterol to accumulate in the blood as a result of a high-cholesterol diet.Researchers at the Southwest ... Read more...

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Baby’s nappy reveals mum’s smoking habits


August 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that the first stools that a baby passes after being born can actually be used to determine how much their mother smoked, or if she ... Read more...

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Pesticide exposure in womb causes attention disorders


August 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Children whose mothers were exposed to pesticide during pregnancy were at a greater risk of having attention disorders as they grew up, suggests a study. University of California ... Read more...

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Soon: Pill that could mimic exercise effects


May 27th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Physical activity improves a person's ability to burn fat by anywhere from 50 percent to more than 1,000 percent, depending on how fit the individual is at the ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking new understanding of stem cells


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have detailed some striking differences between the biochemistry of stem cells versus mature cells-a feat that could one day lead to new ... Read more...

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Soon, clinical treatment for cocaine toxicity


April 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A new American research promises an advanced and effective therapy for cocaine toxicity.Scientists have developed and tested a modified enzyme that can break down cocaine into inactive products ... Read more...

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New ‘hot’ way to block pain at its source discovered


April 27th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to block pain at its source.A research team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio says that a ... Read more...

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Fermented milk has therapeutic effect on chronic gastritis


April 10th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Fermented milk is effective in the therapeutic treatment of chronic gastritis, according to a study.Gastritis produced by acetyl-salicylic acid (ASA) consumption is a common disorder worldwide.The use ... Read more...

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Exploring enigmatic coneflower’s origins may help treat human ailments


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A scientist is helping to sort through the jumbled origins of Echinacea, the coneflower known for its blossoms, which has the potential for treating infections, inflammation, and other ... Read more...

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Bits of molecular “trash” in blood may be good indicators of heart disease


February 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center believe tiny molecules in blood may tell a big story about cardiovascular disease risk.The study analyzed metabolites, the molecular debris left ... Read more...

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Molecular debris can predict cardiovascular risks


February 20th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Molecular "trash" circulating in the blood seem to predict cardiovascular disease and untimely death, say researchers. The discovery comes from the largest study of its kind for cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel secret of pink tomato


January 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Diners in the Far East are quite partial to a variety of sweet, pink-skinned tomatoes. Now, a researcher has revealed the secret behind this pink vegetable. Asaph Aharoni of ... Read more...

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Urine test may help diagnose pneumonia early


December 10th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) A discovery could help design a urine test to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a difficult-to-diagnose disease and the sixth leading cause of death in the US. The test ... Read more...

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New, accurate urine test to diagnose pneumonia


December 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study by American scientists suggests a new and a more accurate urine test to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).Researchers believe the test could help save numerous life ... Read more...

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Common plastic chemical ‘contributes to ADHD in kids’


November 20th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A plastic chemical found in consumer products, such as toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items appears to contribute to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids, say researchers.Korean ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers more vulnerable to hangover


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Migraine sufferers may be more vulnerable to an alcohol-induced headache after a night of drinking, according to researchers. Until now, studying the mechanism behind migraine and other forms ... Read more...

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An apple a day may actually keep the doctor away


August 31st, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): Having an apple every day is even more important for a healthy diet than previously thought, suggests a new study.Researchers at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich ... Read more...

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