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Fighting gum disease easier when fat cells disappear


November 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) The human body is better geared to fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, go away.Inflammation that continues to brew in the body can ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Classical music bears imprint of changing weather


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) The turbulent weather with its wind and the storm have always been the favourite of classical music composers. Scientists at the Universities of Oxford and Reading ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pure maple syrup promotes healthy liver


September 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Here's good news for those suffering from fatty liver disease - pure maple syrup is likely to boost your liver, new research suggests.Keiko Abe of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘45 percent of Kerala drinkers face liver disease threat’


August 11th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) With liquor consumption reaching an all-time high in Kerala, up to 45 percent of the regular drinkers face the risk of ending up with some liver ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian engineers recalled to re-start Ghana’s $300,000 silk project


August 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian engineers who worked on a silk production project in Ghana have been asked to return as the machines had been lying idle for over seven ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Researchers certify healing power of honey


June 30th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Honey has the power to heal wounds faster, besides making them smaller, says a new study.It has been used to treat wounds in humans since ancient ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Binge drinking leads to brain damage


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new study says binge drinking among ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Flaxseed no cure for hot flashes during menopause


June 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Flaxseed provides no benefit in easing hot flashes like sweating and rapid heartbeat among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women.The placebo-controlled study, conducted by Mayo Clinic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Yoga helps elderly stroke victims improve balance, endurance


June 5th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Elderly victims of stroke exposed to yoga produce "exciting" results, including greater confidence and balance, new research says.Researchers from Indiana University explored whether this popular mind-body ... Read more...

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Fine-tuning of poor headcount required: Minister


May 21st, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government said Friday it would "fine-tune" the criteria for the first nationwide headcount of people living below the poverty line (BPL) with their caste ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kids who self-unbuckle at high risk for serious injuries


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that most children who first unbuckle were age three and under and that many unbuckle while the vehicle is in motion-putting them at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unique approach to ‘improve dental hygiene in dementia patients’ found


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A pilot study by a team of nurses has now found a tailored approach to improve dental hygiene in dementia patients."Poor oral health can lead to pneumonia and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs ‘likelier to bond better with male owners than female’


April 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A pilot study about human-canine interactions has found that dogs owned by men, especially neurotic men, approach their owners more often than dogs of female owners.The findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moms-to-be who exercise help strengthen child’s heart health after birth


April 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study on the benefits of exercising while pregnant has found that moms-to-be, who do so, help their children to have healthy hearts after birth.When it was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How cigarette smoke affects smokers


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different 'metabolites' or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers.Smoke from cigarettes can affect nearly every organ in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel way to identify heart disease earlier during sleep found


April 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that a specially customised pulse oximeter attached to the finger can be used to detect changes in heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Non-invasive brain stimulation ‘improves swallowing ability post stroke’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a pilot study, researchers found that stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Screening can detect potentially serious heart conditions in healthy kids


March 18th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a relatively low-cost screening might help identify children who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, possibly preventing childhood death.A pilot study in healthy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible biomarker to gauge Alzheimer’s prognosis identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Screening can spot heart conditions in healthy kids


March 18th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A relatively low-cost screening might help identify children who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest, possibly preventing childhood death.A pilot study in healthy children and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Heat therapy’ may help treat premature ejaculation


March 10th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Here's some good news for men who suffer from premature ejaculation - there's a new treatment on the horizon that uses 'heat therapy' to treat this often embarrassing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Improved autopsy techniques ‘could make faith groups happy too’


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): UK scientists have come up with a cost-effective and easy-to-use non-surgical autopsy technique, which could revolutionize the conventional post-mortem process of opening up the body to determine a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cannabis ingredient ‘can boost cancer patients’ appetites, sense of taste’


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the active ingredient in cannabis can help cancer patients regain their appetites and sense of taste.Loss of appetite is common among cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to boost broccoli’s cancer-fighting power


January 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research provides convincing evidence that the way you make and consume broccoli matters, and also suggests that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study explores why some diabetics escape complications


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study from Lund University Diabetes Centre attempts to find out why some diabetics never develop severe or fatal complications.After only ten years with diabetes, 70 per ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1 in 5 horses overweight or obese: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A pilot study has found that rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just as high as they are among humans.At least one in five horses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug shows promise in treating Fragile X


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new drug to treat the underlying disorder instead of the symptoms of Fragile X has shown some promise in a study conducted by researchers from Rush University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: A trap to trick pregnant mosquitoes!


December 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Experts are developing an innovative trap to fight dengue fever - using mosquitoes' motherly instincts.Researchers at the Tulane University are deploying small devices with just the right mix ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Training better than drugs and jabs in treating tennis elbow


December 21st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, suggests that training and ergonomic advice are more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections in treating tennis elbow, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mistletoe helps kiss cancer side-effects goodbye


December 19th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Mistletoe 'magic' may seal romance, bestow fertility and bring peace to warring spouses, according to folklore. Now the plant has also been credited with the power of healing, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy shows promise for knee osteoarthritis


November 21st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new American study has positioned Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) as a viable means in managing knee osteoarthritis.The research, authored by Steven Sampson of the Orthohealing Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells from belly fat can help heart patients


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Stem cells extracted from waist fat can help heart attack patients recoup from damage to the organ.Scientists injected such stem cells into the hearts of coronary patients and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Retinal Microchip Restores Some Sight in Blind Patients


November 6th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in Germany have recently managed to create a battery operated microchip which was able to restore visual ability in three different patients who were blind as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Electronic implants to give sight back to blind


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): Electronic implants that would help in restoring vision to people with retinal dystrophy-a hereditary or age-related condition that leads to blindness-may soon become a reality, thanks to US ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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