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Sleep disorders are early signs of Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) A pattern of disturbed sleep could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, suggest scientists.Working on a mouse model, researchers from the Washington University School ... Read more...

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Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... Read more...

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Delhi hospital launches helpline for strokes


May 1st, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.A statement from the hospital chain said its ... Read more...

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British teen comes alive after being brain dead


April 25th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) A teenager declared brain dead by four doctors in Britain made a miraculous recovery after his emotive parents requested medics for a second opinion moments before ... Read more...

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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

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Kobe Bryant is suffering from concussion


February 29th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant may not be able to take part in Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because the star suffered a concussion during ... Read more...

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Research reveals that ‘Slow walking might be linked with dementia’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research says the speed of a person’s walk can predict the chances of a person developing dementia later on in life. The researchers report ... Read more...

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Are erratic heartbeats tied to unexplained strokes?


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Occasional erratic heartbeats seem to trigger about a fifth of unexplained strokes, while a third of the survivors leave hospital with the cause of their stroke ... Read more...

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New device can scan brain diseases


January 13th, 2012 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 13 (IANS) A device that can scan and provide a three-dimensional image of the brain to help treat diseases like Alzheimer's was developed by an Israeli firm.The non-invasive ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

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Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

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Gene behind fatal brain disorder isolated


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A blood test could help diagnose a devastating brain disorder that is often misdiagnosed and ends in fatality. People who inherit the abnormal gene CSF1R always ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospitals launch robot for stroke treatment


October 29th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals, India's biggest corporate hospital chain, Saturday launched "stroke Robot" which enables real-time quality care to stroke patients in areas far away from major cities.The ... Read more...

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Gambhir to miss KKR’s CLT20 qualifiers


September 13th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir, who suffered a concussion during the last Test against England, will miss Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Champions League Twenty20 qualifying matches Sep ... Read more...

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Exercise reduces dementia risk


September 8th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Any muscle flexing that gets the heart pumping is likely to cut dementia risk and slow down its progression, says a new research.Dementia is the slow ... Read more...

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Jadeja to replace Gambhir for ODIs in England


August 31st, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja will replace Gautam Gambhir in the forthcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against England, beginning September 3.Gambhir, who suffered blurred vision after ... Read more...

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Is it time to write Dal Lake’s epitaph? (With Images)


August 24th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) The Dal Lake, known as Srinagar's ecological lungs, has been under threat for a while now. Indeed, efforts to restore it to its pristine state are ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder could lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, which involves abnormal behaviour when one experiences nightmares and vivid dreams, could lead to Parkinson's disease.People find themselves screaming, ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s condition stable, say doctors


June 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's condition is now stable and he is being administered saline and glucose at regular intervals, doctors attending on him said here Sunday."Ramdev's ... Read more...

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People who punch or kick in sleep signal Parkinson’s


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) You may not have realised it but if you kick or punch at night while asleep, it may be a signal for an early onset of ... Read more...

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Study finds disconnect between health and behavior in young adults


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new survey has found that eight out of 10 people between ages 25-44 years old think they are living a healthy lifestyle and are more likely to ... Read more...

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Computerised brain map to revolutionise medical treatment


April 17th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) The world's first computerised brain map is expected to make breakthroughs possible in a range of medical conditions after its unveiling.Researchers said the map could ... Read more...

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For first time ever, study proves common genetic roots for autism, epilepsy


April 9th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has for the first time ever identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.Led ... Read more...

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Tool predicts death probability from stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict death probability in patients after an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, ... Read more...

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Handler’s cues affect sniffer dog’s performance


February 1st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) A handler's subtle or unintentional cues can affect a sniffer dog's performance.The study, conducted by the University of California, found that handler teams erroneously "alerted" or identified a ... Read more...

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Migraines, headaches ‘do not increase risk of cognitive decline’


January 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A study - using MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers - has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise in treating Fragile X


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new drug to treat the underlying disorder instead of the symptoms of Fragile X has shown some promise in a study conducted by researchers from Rush University ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor’s origin


January 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - ... Read more...

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Lead actress leaves troubled ‘Spider-Man’ musical


December 29th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 29 (ANI): One of the lead actresses in the musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' has decided to leave the production after she sustained a concussion during the ... Read more...

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Southampton Varsity probing if deaf have better language skills


December 16th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): The University of Southampton is investigating whether deaf teenagers have better language skills if they are identified as deaf just after they are born. The scientists will investigate ... Read more...

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Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s drug effective in treating restless leg syndrome


December 7th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has claimed that a drug prescribed for Parkinson's disease could also treat restless leg syndrome (RLS) without the adverse side effects of current therapies.Rasagaline works ... Read more...

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Everyone over 45 should take aspirin daily: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) People above 45 years of age should consider a daily dose of aspirin to protect themselves from heart disease and cancer, researchers say.Evidence is building that the ... Read more...

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Aspirin advised for everyone over 45 to keep heart disease, cancer at bay


November 24th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A small daily dose of aspirin for everyone aged over 45 could help keep heart disease and cancer at bay, suggest experts.The Oxford University research published in the ... Read more...

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Why women always fall asleep during movies


November 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): The last time you decided to watch a flick with your woman, you found her dozing off just after 20 minutes of being in the movie. Well, now ... Read more...

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