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Childhood obesity could erode fertility later


August 1st, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A sharp spike in childhood obesity may more than damage overall health -- it could be disrupting the onset of puberty and erode the ability to ... Read more...

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Biochemical to treat diabetes discovered


July 16th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a biochemical that shows a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat type-2 diabetes.Scientists had long ... Read more...

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IOA condoles death of fencing secretary general


July 5th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday condoled the sudden demise of Arun Vij, secretary general, Fencing Association of India (FAI).IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said ... Read more...

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High-fat food hastens pancreatic cancer, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A fat-rich or high-calorie diet can hasten the onset of pancreatic cancer in humans, says a new study. "Our results showed that in mice, a diet ... Read more...

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Donated organs give new lives to five Chinese


May 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A woman in China has donated the organs of her 11-year-old son, who became brain-dead after an accident, to save the lives of five strangers.Yuan Dezhen, ... Read more...

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Gut probe can spot deadly pancreatic cancer


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Physicians can now spot pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest ever, by simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to its junction with ... Read more...

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Pair of liver molecules could control diabetes


April 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes. Controlling the ... Read more...

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NGO to provide free insulin to poor diabetics


March 30th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A medical technology firm in collaboration with a voluntary organisation Friday committed to provide free insulin to diabetic children from economically weaker sections and organising ... Read more...

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Your child’s milk tooth can save her life


March 30th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Is your child about to lose her milk tooth? Instead of throwing it away, you can now opt to use it to harvest stem cells ... Read more...

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Iranian scientist creates gas-filled aspirin to fight cancer


March 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 13 (IANS) An Iranian scientist has developed a gas-filled aspirin that can boost the cancer-fighting ability of the drug, the Iranian Students News agency (ISNA) reported.Khosrow Kashfi, associate ... Read more...

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Active kids more likely to avoid heart disease


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Physically active children are more likely to keep diabetes and heart disease at bay, a new study reveals.The study, led by researchers Glenn McConell and Mary ... Read more...

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Family gets 1,150 pounds for heart ‘donation’ blunder


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The family of an organ donor whose heart was removed against his wishes at a British hospital has been compensated 1,150 pounds ($1,700).The family received the ... Read more...

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Deaths due to cancer decline in US


January 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths due to cancer continues to decline in the US. According to calculations between 1991 and 2008, over one million deaths from the ... Read more...

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Spain carries out 94 organ transplants in 72 hours


December 6th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's National Transplant Organization set a new record with 94 organ transplants during the period of Nov 23-25.The donations allowed 53 kidney and 23 liver transplants ... Read more...

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Dog survives after being stabbed 21 times


November 16th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A pet dog which was stabbed 21 times and left to die after the barbaric attack has survived after a surgery.Dempsey, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was ... Read more...

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Gambhir to donate his body parts


November 10th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Ace Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir Thursday pledged to donate his body organs to a Delhi hospital after his death."I hereby pledge to donate my ... Read more...

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Breast milk can be source for stem cells


October 18th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Stem cells can be sourced from breast milk and have the potential to help people suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's and diabetes, according to ... Read more...

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Cells coordinate to promote exercise


September 20th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Thanks to chatting among divergent cell types, exercise strengthens bones, reduces belly fat and staves off diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity, says a new research.The study ... Read more...

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Detecting zinc could pave way for better diabetes treatment


July 4th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish could pave the way for more effective treatment of diseases like Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas to eliminate daily insulin shots


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Two Indian American researchers in the US are developing an artificial pancreas to deliver insulin automatically and with an individualized precision never before possible.Thanks to Mayo ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet can cure diabetes


June 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Diabetic patients who consumed just 600 calories a day were able to live without their pills at the end of a two-month trial, say experts.Eleven men ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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Now, detect acute pancreatitis faster and cheaper with a biosensor!


April 26th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new test to diagnose acute pancreatitis, which gives results much faster than existing tests.The sensor, which could ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas can ‘effectively’ improve diabetes control in adults


April 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that closed loop insulin delivery (also known as an artificial pancreas) may improve overnight blood glucose control and reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia (a ... Read more...

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Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

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Protein could be used to protect pancreas from alcohol’s toxic effects


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered that a protein provides protection against the effects of alcohol in the pancreas.The findings of the study could lead to the development ... Read more...

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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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Insulin-releasing switch found


March 16th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has uncovered the molecular switch for the secretion of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - providing for the first time an explanation ... Read more...

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Not all cases of chronic pancreatitis are alcohol-induced: Study


March 12th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the relative rate of alcohol-related chronic pancreatitis (CP) is lower when compared to other causes.Patients with no identifiable cause for their disease ... Read more...

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How our taste buds know that sugar is sweet


March 8th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research has attempted to find out how taste cells detect sugars.The study by Monell Center and collaborators could lead to development of strategies to limit over-consumption."Detecting ... Read more...

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Hosni Mubarak having cancer treatment in Saudi: Paper


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Contradictory to official statements, Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak is undergoing cancer treatment in Saudi Arabia, an Egyptian newspaper reported Wednesday.The Al-Akhbar daily said Mubarak, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a new way insulin-producing cells die


February 27th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists in Italy and Texas have discovered a previously unknown cause of the death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, a core defect in diabetes.They discovered that ... Read more...

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Obesity can cause cancer: Experts


February 14th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Body fat, known to trigger problems related to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, is also a potential cause of different types of cancer, experts believe."Excess fat leads to ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas could save lives of diabetic pregnant women


January 31st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that an artificial pancreas given to a pregnant woman with diabetes could save her life and improve the health of her baby.Hormonal changes during pregnancy ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover potential ‘cure’ for type 1 diabetes


January 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest that type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin-dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific ... Read more...

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