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New risk factor for second-most-common cause of early dementia onset found


February 16th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): American researchers have found a new risk factor for second-most-common form of early-onset dementia after Alzheimer's.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Low-calorie foods contain more calories than indicated


January 6th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Tufts University researchers have found that the so-called 'low-calorie' foods in restaurants and supermarkets contain more calories than indicated on the label.The researchers measured energy values of 29 ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to glaucoma identified


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered gene variants for glaucoma.The international team, led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute, claims ... Read more...

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Now, drug-delivering contact lenses


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Glaucoma patients and dry-eye sufferers may soon be able to trade their messy eye drops for a contact lens that delivers medication gradually over time, say scientists.Medication through ... Read more...

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Turmeric may help reduce your tummy’s size


May 19th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Turmeric may help reduce weight gain and suppress the growth of fat tissue, according to a new study on mice.Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research ... Read more...

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New guidance on global malaria elimination released


April 25th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Health experts from around the world have launched new guidance for countries and policy leaders on how and when to eliminate malaria.The announcement would pave the way for ... Read more...

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Gene therapy proves beneficial for patients with rheumatoid arthritis


January 27th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): German scientists have found evidence that gene therapy reduces symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study led by an investigator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) ... Read more...

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Family rejection of gay, bisexual kids linked to poor health in adulthood


December 29th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers at San Francisco State University have found that family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents is linked to negative health outcomes in early adulthood. ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency raises C-section risk


December 24th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are at an increased risk for delivering a baby by caesarean section, say researchers.Over a two-year period, experts from Boston ... Read more...

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Molecular partnership behind daily rhythms, body metabolism identified


November 27th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered a key molecular partnership that coordinates body rhythms and metabolism.For the study, the research team led by ... Read more...

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Four new suspect genes behind Alzheimer’’s disease identified


October 31st, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): In a study on family-based gene scan of Alzheimer''s disease, scientists have discovered the sites of four novel genes that may significantly influence risk for the most ... Read more...

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Gene therapy for retinal degeneration may harbour blindness cure


October 17th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully restored vision in mice with retinal degeneration, using gene therapy a development that could lead to blindness cure.The team ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate as healthy for your heart as red wine


October 15th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Resveratrol, a healthy compound associated with red wine, is found in cocoa and dark chocolate products, shows a new report.The study has been published in the September ... Read more...

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Media exacerbating culture of blame against obese people


June 18th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Obese people frequently feel overwhelmed and socially discriminated by the publicity that media and health care professionals carry out about their condition, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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‘Brain signature’ for cigarette cravings identified


December 19th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new neuroimaging study conducted by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has shown that cigarette cravings in smokers deprived of nicotine, are ... Read more...

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Biological cross-talk between bodys circadian rhythm and metabolism identified


November 17th, 2007 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that explains the biological co-ordination between bodys 24-hour, or circadian schedule, and metabolism.Its well known that the bodys energy levels cycle on a ... Read more...

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