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Discovery could prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks


March 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on a new discovery that may help prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks and also lung injuries, especially among seemingly healthy people.Specifically, the ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise can stave off cold, cough


January 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Regular moderate exercise can stave off the risk of common cold, but running marathons can make you more susceptible to such infections. Upper respiratory tract infections ... Read more...

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New cell type boosts immunity to infection


November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) A new type of cell actually boosts the body's ability to fight off infections and threatening diseases, reveals a study.It recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, ... Read more...

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Catching flu early can protect you from asthma later


December 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Catching viruses such as flu when you're younger could protect you from developing allergies later in life, says a new study.Kids today are far too 'clean' for their ... Read more...

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Clues on inflammation in central nervous system uncovered


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists have found a type of cell that may limit inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS)-and could help in the treatment of brain disorders such as multiple ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Killer white blood cells could make organ rejection history


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a type of killer white blood cell in the body could make organ rejection history.The cells suppress the immune response in the livers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis linked to liver cancer


May 26th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Patients suffering from cirrhosis preceded by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are at an equal risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than those who develop cirrhosis resulting from hepatitis C ... Read more...

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Cheese Boosts Immunity In Elderly Individuals


May 17th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh investigation has declared that daily eating of cheese can boost immunity in elderly individuals. Aging leads to a diminishment in immunity that heightens ... Read more...

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Cheese intake boosts immunity among the elderly


May 16th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Cheese can help preserve and boost the immune system of the elderly by acting as a carrier for probiotic bacteria, researchers have found discovered. The research reveals that daily ... Read more...

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New discovery to help diabetics with slow-to-heal wounds


April 17th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): With a new discovery about wound-healing process, scientists could offer better treatments to diabetics and other patients who have wounds that take time to heal.Loyola University Health System ... Read more...

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Brit mum’s “miracle baby” after suffering 18 miscarriages


February 19th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A British woman is said to have been elated when she delivered a healthy baby girl after suffering 18 miscarriages.Angie Baker, 33, had been trying for a child ... Read more...

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US study describes Haiti quake as ‘worst disaster in modern history’


February 17th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Port-au-Prince, Feb.17 (ANI): A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has declared and described the devastation caused by the Haiti earthquake as the worst destructive disaster in modern history.The 7.0 magnitude ... Read more...

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Furadan: Pesticide Pestilence


July 27th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by GD
The latest cause of increasing concern among conservationists, environmentalists and vigilant global citizens in general, is another of science's gifts to mankind, which evidently has boomeranged into an object of hideous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine unravelled


May 25th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A husband-wife scientific team from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have identified the cellular defect that makes eczema sufferers more prone to eczema vaccinatum, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover new anti-cancer cellular mechanism


January 20th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified a basic mechanism controlling cellular activity of the type that kills cancer cells and cells infected by hepatitis and herpes viruses. This discovery could impact ... Read more...

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Canadian breakthrough in treatment of cancer, infections


January 19th, 2009 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) With current treatments failing to save hundreds of thousands of patients of cancers and infectious diseases around the world, Canadian researchers have found a new mechanism to control ... Read more...

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How ovarian tumours evade immune system


December 1st, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Johns Hopkins have uncovered how ovarian tumours allows the cancer to evade the body''s immune system, causing the disease to spread ... Read more...

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Why some people may naturally be resistant to HIV/AIDS


July 17th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) suggests that some people may be naturally resistant to infection with HIV, the ... Read more...

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Researchers find control switches for cancer, viral infection immune cells


July 11th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found the control switches for immune cells that fight cancer, viral infection. During the study, they showed ... Read more...

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