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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

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Free mobile app for skin cancer screening


July 12th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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New study sheds light on the brain’s ability to reorganize itself


March 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning - which could ultimately lead to treatments for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression increases over time for addiction-prone women


February 19th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers has found that unlike alcohol problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes help determine our susceptibility to depression


January 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have discovered new evidence that our genes play a vital role in determining our susceptibility to depression.The new findings have challenged a ... Read more...

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Depression in mums ups stress hormones in babies


December 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A University of Michigan-led study has found that babies born to depressed mums have higher levels of stress hormones, as well as with other neurological and behavioural differences."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex, race and where you live impact risk of developing high blood pressure


December 7th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study claims that sex, race and the place of residence influences incidence of high blood pressure."Where you live, your race, and your gender strongly influence your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Assessment tool predicts blood clot risk following plastic surgery


November 19th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have said that patients undergoing plastic or reconstructive surgery should receive a risk assessment before their procedure to predict whether they'll develop potentially fatal blood clots in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists move one step closer to vaccine for urinary tract infections


November 13th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections caused by E. coli may one day become a reality, thanks to a new research.Using a genetic technique rarely used to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Severe sepsis ‘may lead to cognitive, functional disability in older adults’


October 27th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older adults who survive severe sepsis are more likely to develop substantial cognitive impairment and functional disability.Theodore J. Iwashyna of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Listeria ‘tricks’ intestinal cells to cause sickness: Indian origin scientist


October 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has found that pathogenic listeria tricks intestinal cells into helping it pass through those cells to make people ill, and, if that doesn't work, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetics’ conditions improved after phone calls with fellow patients


October 19th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research from the University of Michigan Health System has revealed that phone calls with a peer facing the same self-management challenges helped diabetes patients manage their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising treatment for headache, dizziness, caused by traumatic brain injury


June 6th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Symptoms of headache, dizziness and anxiety in some patients with traumatic brain injury potentially could be alleviated or even eliminated with specialized eyeglass lenses containing prisms, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins find first common gene for congenital heart disease


May 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease has been found by researchers.Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Irritable bowel syndrome patients not at increased colon cancer risk


March 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Irritable bowel syndrome patients are at no greater risk of having polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases than fit individuals undergoing colonoscopies, according to a new research.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freezing cancer kills it in its place in mice


March 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that freezing cancer kills it in its place and also generates an immune response that helps stop the cancer's spread.A research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

When doctors left Sanjay Gupta alone in Haiti clinic (Lead)


January 20th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Doctors and nurses walked away from a field clinic in Haiti last week over security concerns, leaving CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta as the only doctor ... Read more...

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Doctors left Sanjay Gupta alone in Haiti clinic


January 20th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Doctors and nurses walked away from a field clinic in Haiti last week over security concerns, leaving CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta as the only doctor ... Read more...

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Treat the risk, not the cholesterol, say experts


January 19th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 19 (ANI): Scientists have challenged present cholesterol recommendations that the lower the cholesterol, the better.Experts at the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Health System found that ... Read more...

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta does emergency surgery in Haiti


January 19th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian American Sanjay Gupta, who is CNN's chief medical correspondent and currently covering the Haiti quake, donned the neuorsurgeon's garb to carry out an emergency brain surgery ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breast cancer test not for all women, say experts


January 16th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): While women are being widely urged to undergo breast cancer screening, experts from the University of Michigan have warned that the test is not appropriate for all women.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Color of alcohol can affect the hangover intensity


January 2nd, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has released its results and they say that the color of your alcohol can affect the hangover severity and intensity. According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Light colored alcohol reduces hangover severity


December 24th, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the festive season in the air, and with a nip in the air, this news couldn’t have come at a better time. A recent ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hangover Severity Can Be Reduced By Drinking Light Colored Wine


December 23rd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec. 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent survey has revealed that while hangover after a drinking binge cannot be altogether avoided, the intensity can be lessened by choosing the right kind ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Study links heart failure to gene variant affecting vitamin D activation


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Patients with high blood pressure who carry a gene variant that affects an enzyme critical to normal vitamin D activation are twice as likely as those without the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep disorder, inflammation linked to heightened pain in arthritis patients


October 29th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): A new study has found that inflammation and sleep problems are associated with increased pain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.Researchers from the Division of Rheumatology and Pain Management ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients with severe H1N1 at higher risk of life threatening complication


October 15th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Patients with severe H1N1 infection are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening condition called pulmonary emboli, where one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked, finds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nano lotion curbs burns infection thousand times


September 18th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Treating second-degree burns with a nano-emulsion lotion sharply curbs bacterial growth that otherwise can jeopardise recovery. Experiments show that it reduced bacterial growth a thousandfold compared to control ... Read more...

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Skin cancer cream can smooth out wrinkles


June 16th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): A cancer-busting skin cream can help banish the ageing effects of too much sun, such as wrinkles, dark spots, shadows and sallowness, say researchers.US scientists led by Dr ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers unravel protein role in repair of cancer damaged cell


January 7th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A key protein in cells plays a critical role in not one but dual processes affecting the development of cancer, according to a new discovery."Most proteins involved in ... Read more...

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Cellular stress leads to fatty liver disease in mice


December 9th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers at University of Iowa and University of Michigan have found that disrupted protein folding may lead to fatty liver disease, a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Light-activated therapy may produce molecular level changes in ageing skin


October 21st, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A therapy that involves light-activated medication and exposure to a light source seems to be effective in producing changes at the molecular level in ageing skin, says ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Leukaemia drug may prove beneficial for stroke patients as well


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug used to treat leukaemia may also prove beneficial for stroke patients a finding that may have the potential to ... Read more...

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