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R&B singer R. Kelly undergoes emergency throat surgery


July 21st, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) R&B singer R. Kelly underwent emergency throat surgery on Tuesday. The news was confirmed by a representative of the singer. He was operated at the Northwestern Memorial ... Read more...

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New Therapy can ease irritable bowels


July 19th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) There is new hope for people suffering from irritable bowels, marked by abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gas, and altered bowel habits that afflict millions ... Read more...

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Hot flushes protect women from heart attacks


February 25th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Millions of middle-aged women racked by hot flushes should really count them as a blessing in disguise - a survey shows that hot flushes protect them from heart ... Read more...

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Kristine Casey gives birth to her own grand-son


February 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kristine Casey was over the moon when she gave birth to her grandson. It was a special moment for the 61 years old grandmother and mother rolled ... Read more...

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61-year-old US woman delivers her own grandson!


February 14th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A 61-year-old woman in the US made history after she gave birth to her own grandson that was being surrogate for her daughter.Kristine Casey became the oldest women ... Read more...

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Pregnant women can wear sky-high heels: Experts


February 10th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, now seven months pregnant, is never seen without sky-high stilettos.Stylish indeed, but some wonder if Zoe is risking the safety of her body and ... Read more...

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Peripheral artery disease disables women faster than men: Study


February 5th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): For women with peripheral artery disease (PAD), small calf muscles are a major disadvantage despite being a feminine trait.Scientists at Northwestern Medicine point to the smaller calf ... Read more...

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Patients’ own stem cells could be used as treatment for their heart disease


November 18th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists are revolutionizing treatment of cardiovascular disease by using patients' own stem cells to regenerate heart and vascular tissue.Chief investigator Douglas Losordo, director of the Program in ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle has biggest impact on cardiovascular health


November 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Two large studies from Northwestern Medicine have confirmed that a healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health."Health behaviors can trump a lot of your genetics," ... Read more...

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Patients receiving dialysis ‘at higher risk for sudden cardiac death’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that patients receiving dialysis are at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death."Patients on dialysis are excluded from clinical trials examining sudden cardiac ... Read more...

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Male menopause affects over 5m men


August 21st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Menopause in men is no more an uncommon notion - experts say more than five million men are affected by it.Menopause in men, medically known as male hypogonadism, ... Read more...

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Hormone changes during menopause ‘raise heart disease risk’


February 24th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists say hormone changes during menopause increase the risk of heart disease in women."Many women younger than 50 have not yet gone through menopause and still have high ... Read more...

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Menopausal changes increase heart disease risk


February 24th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A woman's risk of heart disease intensifies drastically around the time of menopause, which for most women is around 50 years, research says. Experts explain that understanding risk factors ... Read more...

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Enzyme may help offer new approach to hypertension therapy


December 18th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): An enzyme called ACE2 may help offer an alternative therapy for treating some types of hypertension, a new study has found.The research by the Northwestern University Feinberg School ... Read more...

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High recurring heart attack, stroke rates prevail globally despite use of many medicines


September 1st, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): An international study has shown that patients with vascular disease have a surprising high rate of events like strokes, heart attacks, hospitalisations and mortality, despite the use of ... Read more...

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Snoring pregnant women ‘at increased gestational diabetes risk’


June 11th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Pregnant women who snore are more likely to develop gestational diabetes - a condition than can cause health problems for the mother and baby.The study from researchers at ... Read more...

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Meditation may help treat insomnia


June 9th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Meditation could prove to be the ideal behavioural intervention to treat insomnia, according to a study.The new findings suggest that while practicing meditation, patients experienced improvements in subjective ... Read more...

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Meditation may be effective for treating insomnia


June 9th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Meditation may be an effective remedy in treating insomnia, latest research suggests. According to Ramadevi Gourineni, principal study investigator and director of the insomnia programme at Northwestern Memorial ... Read more...

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Koko Taylor passes away


June 4th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by GD
Koko Taylor passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80. The Grammy award winner was recovering from a gastrointestinal surgery that had taken place on May 19. She breathed her last ... Read more...

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Now, minimally invasive method to remove gallbladder through vagina


February 26th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a breakthrough surgery, physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Have for the first time removed a patient's gallbladder through the vagina using a minimally invasive technique called NOTES-natural ... Read more...

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Defective heart valve in 91-year-old replaced through tiny incision


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) When 91-year-old Irvin Lafferty was diagnosed with severe blockage of heart valve-hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis open-heart surgery was out of the question. He'd already ... Read more...

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Fading sense of smell may indicate onset of Parkinson’’s disease


December 12th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A fading sense of smell may be an important indicator of onset of Parkinson''s disease, according to Northwestern University researchers.Many individuals with Parkinson''s disease are able ... Read more...

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Magnesium sulfate may cut cerebral palsy risk in preemies


August 30th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Premature babies are 50 pct less likely to develop cerebral palsy if their mothers are given magnesium sulfate at the time of childbirth, suggests a new study.Magnesium ... Read more...

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Brain surgery now easier on patients


August 21st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Relying on minimally invasive techniques, neurosurgeons are making brain surgery easier and less risky. These procedures at Loyola University Hospital are tackling tumours, life-threatening aneurysms and epileptic seizures. ... Read more...

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Late comedian Bernie Mac signalled he was too tired to survive


August 12th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York , Aug 12 (ANI): Late comedian Bernie Mac''s wife pleaded her dying husband not to go, but the entertainer signalled that he was too tired to survive, according to ... Read more...

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Beijing pollution may lead to heart attacks, strokes


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Its not just Olympic athletes who need to worry about the heavily polluted air in Beijing, for the dirty air may cause serious heart problems for some ... Read more...

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CT scans offer cheaper diagnosis of low-risk chest pain


July 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher in the US says that CT scanners may offer a cheaper alternative to the current methods of evaluating and diagnosing low-risk chest pain patients ... Read more...

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Gene variations may predict breast cancer risk in women


May 3rd, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, gene variations may help predict risk of breast cancer in women.The study, led by Virginia Kaklamani, MD, an oncologist at Northwestern Memorial ... Read more...

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Why you just cant resist your favourite treats


March 7th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Ever wondered why you cant resist yourself from walking into a bakery after seeing chocolate- frosted donuts from the stores window? Well, the culprit is not lack of ... Read more...

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Drug for anaemic cancer patients raises death risk


February 27th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by admin
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Drugs taken by millions of cancer patients to boost red blood cells when they become anaemic after chemotherapy actually raise their death risk, a new study has ... Read more...

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