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Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-fold


August 29th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 29 (IANS) Patients who resume smoking after a stroke tend to face a three-fold increase in death-risk, says an Italian study.Researchers led by Furio Colivicchi, professor at the ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Daytime naps could be early sign of dementia


July 17th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Napping frequently during daytime could be an early sign of dementia, or may even prompt it -- so beware, say neurologists.They have linked excessive sleep and ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer’s


July 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.Mimicking ... Read more...

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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

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Harmoniously designed wards help patients recover


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Harmoniously designed hospital wards not only appeal aesthetically but also help patients recover both physically and mentally, new research says."We want to help patients to get ... Read more...

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No Rapunzel, schoolgirl may die if she combs her hair


August 18th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A schoolgirl in Scotland has a rare condition following which she has been asked not to comb her hair too vigorously as it could lead to ... Read more...

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Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

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Botox ‘can alleviate severe spinal headaches’


April 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has claimed that Botox could be instrumental in relieving terrible spinal headaches.According to the study conducted at Mayo Clinic, Botox can be used in ... Read more...

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Scientists trace violent death of Iron Age man


March 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) The skull and brain of an Iron Age man - one of the oldest brains found in Europe - unearthed face-down during excavations indicate he was ... Read more...

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Bike test accurate key to Parkinson’s diagnosis


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that the ability to ride a bicycle is way cheaper and more precise in diagnosing Parkinson's than a battery of tests. Neurologists from Parkinson ... Read more...

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Clairvoyance or hope? Youth predicts end to Kashmir sufferings


November 21st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A sharp political mind, hopeful, clairvoyant...call him what you will. But a Kashmiri youth who had correctly predicted fresh turmoil in the valley from June now ... Read more...

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Proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s ‘may spread through infection’


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that proteins responsible for Alzheimer's can spread through infection.Neurologists have found that the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's can form when the proteins ... Read more...

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High-dose aspirin relieves severe headache, migraine


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Aspirin in high doses can relieve severe headaches and migraine, according to a new research at the UCSF Headache Center.Study participants administered aspirin through an IV and ... Read more...

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After 4 years of silence, Fatima can hear herself


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Doctors at a Delhi hospital Monday succesfully operated on a four-year-old Iraqi girl suffering from deafness since birth to restore her hearing. The girl was responding to ... Read more...

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‘Life of Brian’ mechanism in human brains discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Neurologists have discovered what might be described as a 'Life of Brian' brain mechanism that encourages us to look on the bright side of life - even when ... Read more...

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‘Risky behaviour’ in Parkinson patients explained


June 24th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists have explained Parkinson's patients' risky behaviour, a rare side effect of standard treatments for the disease.According to researchers, the finding has implications for future medication of patients. ... Read more...

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‘Silent’ brain damage could point to increased stroke risk


June 8th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Being young doesn't imply you are immune to a stroke.According to result of research from Hopital Notre Dame in Montreal, two silent factors − leukoaraiosis and silent ... Read more...

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Doctors Hope For Bret Michaels’ Full Recovery


April 27th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Los Angeles, Apr 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ex Poison singer Bret Michaels is yet to come out of his critical state. Reportedly, the actor is fighting against a serious subarachnoid hemorrhage ... Read more...

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‘Golfer’s curse’ blamed on writer’s cramp-like disorder


April 20th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20(ANI): Some of the best golfers often find it hard to make as simple as 3 feet putts. Now, neurologists have suggested that it could be because of a movement ... Read more...

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10 mn suffer from epilepsy in India, treatment gap huge


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Around 10 million people in India - every 10 out of 1,000 people - have epilepsy, but most do not have access to proper treatment, especially in ... Read more...

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Clot-causing heart pocket may raise stroke risk


January 20th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A pouch-like structure inside the heart may be a potent source of stroke-causing blood clots, according to cardiologists. The structure lies in the left atrium, which is one of ... Read more...

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Kangaroo pouch-like structure in heart that may raise stroke risk found


January 20th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A pouch-like structure inside the heart's left atrial chamber may be a potent source of stroke-causing blood clots, UC Irvine cardiologists have found.Study co-author Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan and ... Read more...

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American woman suffers amnesia after having sex with hubby!


November 7th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Many people describe sex as a mind-blowing experience, but for one woman it turned to be mind-erasing.An American woman, 59, known only as Alice, suffered a sudden ... Read more...

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Birth control pills ‘up stroke risk’


October 27th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Birth control pills can nearly double the risk of stroke in women, says a new study.According to a review article in MedLink Neurology by three Loyola University Health ... Read more...

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New swine flu jabs may trigger deadly brain disorder


August 17th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 17 (ANI): The British Government has written to senior neurologists to warn them that the new swine flu vaccine may trigger a deadly brain disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome.Medical experts ... Read more...

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Letter Shows The Possible Link Between The New Swine Flu Jab And Guillain Barre Syndrome


August 16th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by GD
According to the sources The Health Protection Agency has ordered the doctors to check for increases in a brain disorder known as Guillain Barre syndrome once the national vaccination program commences.The letters ... Read more...

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Foreign accent syndrome may lie in the ears of the listeners


June 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): While foreign accent syndrome (FAS) has been linked to damage in certain brain areas of the person sounding foreign, scientists now say that this condition may lie in ... Read more...

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Magnetic therapy to treat chronic migraine developed


April 30th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A new therapy that uses magnetic pulses has shown promise in treating chronic migraine sufferers, say researchers.The new therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS.During the ... Read more...

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Babies go through dream-like states in womb


April 14th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A developing foetus can enter a dream sleep-like state weeks before the first rapid eye movements are seen, according to a discovery by neuroscientists and mathematicians. The first ... Read more...

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Boffins identify tiny brain area key to fear of rivals and predators


March 10th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers from University of Southern California have identified an area of hypothalamus in the brain, which is key to animals'' fear of territorial rivals and predators.The team ... Read more...

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Cure soon for learning and memory defects


February 25th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) There could soon be a cure for dumbness. In a major breakthrough for treating learning and memory defects in children as well as adults, Canadian researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation treatment benefits Parkinson’’s patients


January 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Deep brain stimulation treatment improved movement skills and quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD), a new study has found. The study revealed that patients ... Read more...

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Mars on Earth mission moves one step closer to launch


November 12th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): The European Space Agencys search for two people who will spend 105 days in an isolated chamber that will feature Earth-bound simulations of a Mars mission, has ... Read more...

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Educated people less prone to Alzheimer’’s


November 11th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has bolstered the theory that education can delay the onset of the dementia and cognitive decline that are characteristic of Alzheimer''s diseaseDuring the study, ... Read more...

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