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Diets high in fish oil ‘help maintain weight during chemotherapy’


February 28th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has found that fish oil may help cancer patients-who undergo tremendous weight loss during chemotherapy-regain weight.Researchers suspect that supplementing the diet with fish oil-which contains ... Read more...

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Eating poorly ‘can increase the risk of depression’


January 27th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has found that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression while olive oil protects against this mental illness.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Anti-estrogen medication ‘cuts risk of dying from lung cancer’


January 24th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual's risk of death from lung cancer, says a new study.The research supports the hypothesis that there is a ... Read more...

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Chemicals in mother’s blood linked to child’s obesity


October 10th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly ... Read more...

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Human neural stem cells ‘can restore mobility in chronic spinal cord injury cases’


August 20th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, researchers have shown the reversal of long-term hind-limb paralysis.The UC Irvine study demonstrated that human neural stem cells can restore mobility ... Read more...

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Diabetes could harm lungs just like smoking


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): People with diabetes may have impaired lung function, which is similar to the impairment found in smokers, according to a recent study.Researchers from The Netherlands conducted a ... Read more...

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Moms’ favouritism negatively affects kids in adulthood


June 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A mother showing favouritism to one child can have lasting effects - her children can show depressive symptoms in middle-age, says a new studyThe recent survey of 275 ... Read more...

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Air pollution may raise risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women


May 28th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Traffic-related air pollution may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women, says a new study.Low-grade inflammation may contribute to the higher incidence of type 2 ... Read more...

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Overheard one-sided phone conversations are more annoying


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Researchers say that your annoyance at having to listen to a one-sided phone conversation is normal behaviour.Researchers at Cornell University including Lauren Emberson, doctoral candidate in psychology at ... Read more...

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World’s lizards disappearing due to rise in global temperatures


May 14th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Rising temperature is adversely affecting the lizard population, so much so, that a full 20 percent of all lizard species could be extinct by the year 2080, a ... Read more...

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Frequent booze tied to faster HIV disease progression


May 14th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): HIV disease progresses faster in infected individuals who down two or more alcoholic drinks a day, claims a new study.The study has been published in AIDS Research and ... Read more...

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Removing kidney of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer does not prolong their lives


May 10th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 10 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, then removal of an entire kidney doesn't prolong lives of patients aged 75 and above who have confined kidney tumours.In ... Read more...

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Women still living in a man’s world - career-wise


April 2nd, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Years of growth may have earned women their place at the office, but when it comes to home, their careers take a backseat to their husband's job, a ... Read more...

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Occupational sunlight exposure linked to reduced kidney cancer risk in men


March 8th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Men employed in occupations with potential exposure to high levels of sunlight have a reduced risk of kidney cancer compared with men who are less likely to be ... Read more...

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Low testosterone impairs male cancer survivors’ quality of life


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Male cancer survivors who develop testosterone deficiency after receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy have an impaired quality of life and reduced energy levels, a new study has found. ... Read more...

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Hypnosis effective for kids with respiratory diseases


February 13th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Hypnosis can relieve symptoms in children with respiratory diseases, claims a research.Ran D. Anbar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, says hypnosis ... Read more...

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Major breakthrough in understanding cancer spread


December 27th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): British scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding the spread of cancer.They've discovered why a protein that suppresses the growth of the disease in some patients ... Read more...

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Human genome mapping: Scientists question claim


December 12th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 12 (IANS) Sections of the Indian scientific community say the claims on mapping the genome of an Indian are vastly exaggerated though many agree it is a step ... Read more...

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Crushing virtual ciggies can reduce tobacco addiction


October 28th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that crushing cigarettes in a virtual reality environment reduces tobacco addiction.In the study, researchers found that smokers who crushed computer-simulated cigarettes as part ... Read more...

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Lead exposure in early childhood linked to lower test scores


October 20th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to lead in early childhood might affect kids' performance in school.The research team from Duke University and North Carolina Central ... Read more...

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Depression ‘ups cancer patients’ dying risk’


September 14th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Depression can decrease a cancer patient's chances of survival, a new research suggests.Published in the November 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ... Read more...

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Marriage, the secret to ‘beating cancer’


August 24th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): They may joke that marriage raises their blood pressure but married people have the best chance of surviving cancer, a new study has found.What's more, those going through ... Read more...

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Facebook use entraps students in a vicious cycle of jealousy


August 7th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): College students who spend most of their time on Facebook are more likely to feel jealous toward their romantic partners, which later traps them into a vicious ... Read more...

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Social stress ‘a significant precursor to heart disease’


August 5th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Social stress could be a significant precursor to heart disease by causing the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity, speeding the harmful build-up of plaque ... Read more...

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Aloe vera ‘fights cavities’


July 18th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Apart from being magically beneficial for sunburns, minor cuts, skin irritation, and many other ailments, aloe vera's healing power extends to teeth and gums, says a new study.Recently, ... Read more...

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Quitting smoking provides immediate benefit to heart


July 8th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Smokers can immediately improve their cardiovascular health by kicking the butt, according to a study.Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY, say that smoking ... Read more...

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Vibrator use common, linked to sexual health, finds US study


June 30th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Vibrator use during sexual interactions is common, claims a new US-based survey which shed light on acts that take place beneath the covers and behind closed doors.Two Indiana ... Read more...

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‘Nano-sized assassins’ for bacterial infections in implant patients created


June 27th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Researchers have created what they call 'nano-sized assassins' to kill bacteria responsible for infections in implant patients.From catheters to prosthetics, the bacteria called Staphylococcus epidermidis are known to ... Read more...

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Cancer second most frequent cause of death among schizophrenics


June 22nd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study suggests that cancer is the second most frequent cause of death among people with schizophrenia.Published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ... Read more...

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Males who serenade females get more sex


June 12th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Females of an Asian species of water strider keep their genitalia hidden to avoid any forceful copulation attempts, and expose them only after males produce a courtship "song" ... Read more...

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What keeps smokers thin


May 6th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 06 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that smokers have less body fat as compared to non-smokers. Now, a new study by U.S. researchers may help explain the reason.For the ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer therapy ‘ups risk of bone, heart-related problems’


April 27th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Prostate cancer patients who undergo therapy to increase testosterone levels are more likely to suffer from bone- and heart-related problems, says a new study.The research team, led by ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘ineffective’ against menopausal hot flushes


April 8th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Acupuncture may not help relieve menopause-related hot flushes, say researchers.The conclusion of a systematic review of literature by three groups in Daejon, Busan (South Korea) and Exeter (UK) ... Read more...

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Over-the-counter device lowers BP in diabetics


March 10th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Using a medical device called RESPeRATE 15 minutes a day can significantly lower blood pressure in non-insulin dependent diabetics, according to a new study.This study reinforces nine ... Read more...

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Chicken pox in childhood could affect oral health later


February 19th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Chicken pox, that itchy red rash caused by varicella zoster virus, infected nearly four million people every year until a vaccine in 1995 slashed its incidence by 83 ... Read more...

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