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Changes in walking speed could signal dementia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study. "In our study, ... Read more...

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Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors ‘more likely to fall’


March 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors.Researchers from the Oregon ... Read more...

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Atopic dermatitis is a strong precursor to food allergies


February 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Increasing evidence indicates that atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. And now, dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected ... Read more...

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Fixing hearts without open-heart surgery


February 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Until now, pulmonary valve replacements have required open-heart surgery.However, the Oregon Health and Science University is one of a few centres in the United States qualified to implant ... Read more...

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Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

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DHA ‘fish oil’ supplements ‘not useful for those with mild Alzheimer’s’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): In a new study, experts from Oregon Health and Science University discovered that omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements did not seem to slow cognitive, functional decline ... Read more...

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Yoga relieves body ache


October 17th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) People who suffer body ache can get rid of it by doing yoga, a study has found.Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder causing widespread muscular skeletal pain and fatigue ... Read more...

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Ceasing smoking therapy sooner could cut odds of success by 45 pct


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A study led by researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Centre analysis whether stopping smoking cessation treatments too soon may reduce odds of success ... Read more...

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Computer program resurrects ‘lost’ languages


July 20th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new computer program has successfully decoded a written language last used in Biblical times.The success could lead to "resurrecting" ancient texts that are no longer understood.Created ... Read more...

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Oregon Brothers’ Vehicles Collide Head-on Leading To The Death Of One


July 15th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Portland, July 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday night two brothers driving opposite to each other crashed their vehicles in a head-on collision that injured one brother critically and claimed the ... Read more...

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Simple blood test identifies people at heart attack risk


April 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University claim that Gamma-prime fibrinogen test can identify people who are at risk for a heart attack, including thousands who don't have ... Read more...

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Dieting without exercise won’t help lose weight


April 15th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) People who follow a low-calories diet in the hope of losing weight shouldn't bother unless they exercise as well, a new study has found. "This research shows that simply ... Read more...

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Dieting alone won’t help you cut down flab


April 14th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Simply cutting down on calories won't help you reduce flab, says a new study. This appears to be due to a natural compensatory mechanism that reduces a person's ... Read more...

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Diet alone not enough for drastic weight loss


April 14th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss, concludes a new study.The research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University is published ... Read more...

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Sharp rise in complex back surgery among older patients


April 11th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 11(IANS) The percentage of older people undergoing the complicated surgery spinal stenosis to get rid of painful lower back has increased steeply, a new study shows. Researchers said the increase ... Read more...

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Powerful molecule regulator in blood pressure control system discovered


March 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Nitric oxide has been discovered as a powerful regulator of a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and function of the nervous system, according to ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy ‘increases lung cancer risk’


March 4th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Women aged 50 to 76 who use hormone replacement therapy combining estrogen and progestin may have a higher risk of lung cancer than non-users, a new study has ... Read more...

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Cellular mechanism that protects against disease discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new mechanism within human cells that constantly protects us against disease has been discovered by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.The work, which was directed by ... Read more...

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How brain hears the sound of silence


February 11th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers at University of Oregon have discovered that separate brain pathways process the start and end of what we hear.The team has isolated an independent processing channel of ... Read more...

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Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids


January 29th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists believe that exposure to lead might be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids.They said while genes may account for as much as 70 percent ... Read more...

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Minimally invasive surgery helps chronic sinusitis patients get relief


January 28th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery could significantly improve the quality of life in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis, according to a new study by Oregon Health & Science University ... Read more...

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Structure of ‘temple of the mind’ unlocked


November 30th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled the structure of a very complicated and important brain protein, which is shaped like a temple-an accomplishment that could trigger the development of new treatments ... Read more...

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Cherry juice can treat pain, inflammation after exercise


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A glass of unsweetened cherry juice can work like common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, used by millions to treat pain and inflammation after exercise, say experts.In the US study, ... Read more...

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Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.The ... Read more...

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Cherry juice hottest new sports drink


May 29th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Cherry juice is the hottest new sports drink that helps ease the pain for runners, a new study says. The study showed that people who drank tart cherry ... Read more...

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Cherry juice could be the new sports drink


May 29th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Natural anti-inflammatory power of tart cherries may help ease the pain for people who run, says a new study.The research from Oregon Health & Science University, which has ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on how brain’s organisation switches as kids become adults


May 16th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Children often confront their parents over some or the other issue. Perhaps scientists have now found out why kids show such behaviour.Researchers at Washington University and Oregon ... Read more...

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Scientists studying brains at rest to gain fresh insights into mental health disorders


May 8th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Hoping to some day develop new tools for diagnosing mental health disorders and monitoring the progress of their treatments, scientists have now turned to uncovering new information about ... Read more...

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Discovery of ion channel upturns age-old model of ear


April 24th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Turning all ear-related theories on their head, scientists have found that the ion channels responsible for hearing aren't located where scientists previously thought.Researchers at the Stanford University School ... Read more...

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Targeting HIV in initial stages of infection may prevent virus from spreading


February 18th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study suggests that vaccines, which specifically target HIV in the initial stages of infection before it becomes a rapidly replicating, system-wide infection, may be a ... Read more...

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Empathy may lie in the genes


February 11th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 11 (ANI): The ability to identify and act on another''s emotions is partially determined by genes, says a new study on mice. In the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Oregon Health ... Read more...

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Routine scans dont improve outcomes for low-back pain patients


February 7th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 7 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University are recommending doctors not to immediately order routine scans for patients with low-back pain unless a significant underlying condition is ... Read more...

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Mother’s diet, not obesity, makes for ‘weighty’ children


January 20th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Offsprings of both lean and obese primate mothers being fed a high-fat diet showed an increased risk of developing non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). If such monkeys ... Read more...

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Moms diet during pregnancy significantly affects fetal health


January 20th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Mothers diet during pregnancy can have a significant impact on the fetal health, according to a new study.The study involving both lean and obese nonhuman primates revealed ... Read more...

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