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Fish make sacrifices to play great dads


March 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Cardinal fish can go to great lengths to protect their young. That means starving or even putting up with a jealous spouse - and often, dying ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sweet or sour? More kids losing their taste


April 19th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Some children aged between eight and 12 are losing their taste buds, which is contributing to childhood obesity. Study author David Laing, professor of neuropsychology at ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heavy drinking ‘ups death risk from pancreatic cancer’


March 15th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A study has indicated that heavy alcohol consumption, specifically three or more glasses of liquor a day, is associated with an increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer."Alcoholic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Estrogen may promote spread of precancerous cells in oral cavity


January 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

5 risk factors for late-stage head and neck cancer identified


October 29th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say that developing a molecular fingerprint for head and neck cancer tumors could help improve diagnosis and treatment for this deadly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Innate oral bacteria’s unhealthy patterns ‘behind bad breath’


May 15th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): According to researchers in Japan, bad breath can be due to unhealthy patterns of bacterial populations inherent to the mouth, apart from poor oral hygiene.Poor oral hygiene resulting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fat may be humans’ ’sixth taste’


March 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 8 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that humans have a sixth taste by which they can detect fat.Using a series of taste-testing experiments, researchers from Deakin University have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Balanced diet and microwaved, steamed cooking can help prevent cancer


February 13th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 13 (ANI): A balanced diet and food prepared with the right method can go a long way in preventing cancer, top cancer researchers have suggested.Professor Attilio Giacosa and Professor Jaak ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tobacco control is most cost-effective way to prevent cancer


February 4th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
By Professor (Dr) Rama Kant (CNS) Most public health programmes of the Government of India are directed towards communicable diseases such as malaria, filaria, polio, tuberculosis and leprosy etc. The occurrence of certain ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Mouth can indicate body’s overall health


November 15th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): The mouth or oral cavity area is an excellent indicator of the whole body's health, says a University of Maryland Dental School professor.Professor Li Mao insists surface tissues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug-light combo effective against head, neck cancers


October 5th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A combination of medications and a particular light therapy has been found to be effective in treating certain types of head and neck cancers.During a study, researchers focused ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Need to prevent periodontitis to cut head and neck cancer risk


September 8th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Buffalo have stressed on the need for increased efforts to prevent and treat chronic periodontitis, a form of gum disease, to reduce the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer


August 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.The findings of the study have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People have risky sex as they’re too shy to buy condoms


July 28th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) One out of 10 men said in a recent survey they have had unprotected sex because they were too embarrassed to buy condoms from a pharmacy. This is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Robotic surgery feasible in removal of tumours


April 24th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Robot-assisted surgery appears feasible for treatment of selected head and neck cancers, according to a new report. "Since the introduction of the surgical robot in 1999, robot-assisted cardiac, gynecologic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tissue engineering will speed up oral wound healing


February 3rd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) A gum tissue or gingival substitute, developed by a Dutch research team, helps accelerate wound healing in oral cavity or mouth. "Our results represent a large step forward ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a simple test to detect kids with swallowing disorder


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 2 (ANI): American scientists say that a simple screening test to swallow three ounces of water can help determine whether or not a child has the swallowing disorder oropharyngeal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top-selling mouthwash brands linked to oral cancer


January 11th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 11 (ANI): Australian health experts have warned that top-selling mouthwashes can cause oral cancer and should be pulled from supermarket shelves immediately.The experts issued the warning after investigating latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lowly toothbrush could protect you from hospital-borne pneumonia


December 12th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The lowly toothbrush could protect you from ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), which infects as many as 26,000 hospitalised people every year in the US alone."Pneumonia is a big ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toothbrushing can reduce hospital-borne pneumonia risk


December 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Patients who rely on a mechanical ventilator can reduce their risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) by brushing their teeth three times a day.Hospital-borne infections are a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tongue or lip piercings could prove a dental disaster for teens


June 21st, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 21 (ANI): Youngsters should think twice before getting their tongue or lips pierced, a new study has warned.Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have found that oral tissue ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tooth loss leads to increased esophageal, head and neck, and lung cancer risk


May 14th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Taking care of your teeth just became imperative, for Japanese researchers have found a strong link between tooth loss and increased risk of esophageal, head and neck, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nitrates in fruits and veggies protect against gastric ulcers


May 8th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Heres another reason why you should eat more fruits and vegetables, for a new study has revealed that nitrates found in them may protect stomach against gastric ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Novel technique to analyze all saliva-proteins may help detect oral cancer


March 7th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 7 (ANI): A new technique has been developed that can separate and analyze all proteins found in human saliva other than just soluble ones.This technique, called three-step peptide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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