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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

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Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome


April 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation ... Read more...

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Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real


March 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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Paracetamol takes pain out of rejection


February 26th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A dose of paracetamol is enough to take the pain out of rejection and a broken heart, scientists say. The cure emerged in a study by ... Read more...

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Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

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Testosterone drives ego, trips cooperation


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Testosterone drives egocentricism at the cost of cooperating with others, consequently affecting group decisions, a study reveals.Collective problem solving can provide benefits over individual decisions as ... Read more...

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A jab could lower cholesterol by two-thirds


November 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Harmful cholesterol could be reduced by 64 percent with a single injection. It could potentially be used for those who don't respond well to statins, a ... Read more...

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Love of coffee could hook you on drugs


October 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Love of coffee could also get you hooked on drugs -- so beware, warn scientistsThose who respond well to caffeine, found in energy drinks too, often ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine being tested in Spain


September 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) A team of Spanish researchers has developed a prototype of a vaccine against the AIDS-causing HIV virus that is "much more powerful" than those made to ... Read more...

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Multivitamins may not help smokers


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Smokers who take multivitamins while puffing many cigarettes daily should beware: there is no evidence that the pills will protect them against cancer.This has been revealed ... Read more...

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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...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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Mixed-carb sports drink with protein improves stamina in female athletes


April 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has indicated that a "low-carb, mixed-carb" sports drink with added protein leads to prolonged endurance performance in trained female athletes.According to the study by Erin L. ... Read more...

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Antidepressants could help with stroke recovery


April 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo, a University of Iowa ... Read more...

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Alcohol ‘can make you happy or sad depending on your genetic make-up’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking alcohol can make you happy or sad depending on your genetic make-up.Scientists from the University of Chicago have discovered that some ... Read more...

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Alcohol addiction more likely among those it peps up


April 5th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks - those who get ... Read more...

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Stress hormone fights fear of heights


March 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Does the mere thought of climbing a ladder or peering over a cliff sets your heart racing and palms sweating? Worry not, for scientists have come to the ... Read more...

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Common drug can reduce death due to bleeding


March 28th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Many lives are lost due to intense bleeding after an accident and treatment given within an hour is most critical. A common drug can effectively ... Read more...

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A cup of tea can improve brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking tea not only improves brain power, but also reduces tiredness and increases alertness, thereby improving the performance.For the study, Dutch researchers ... Read more...

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Take zinc to shake off cold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Take zinc to shake off a nasty cold, a review study says. The latest Cochrane Review found that people who took a zinc syrup solution or lozenge ... Read more...

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Boozing aggravates sleeping problems more in women than men


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan has found that intoxication from alcohol can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time disrupt actual sleep measures in ... Read more...

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Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema.The research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which ... Read more...

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Shunt surgery ‘improves’ dementia patients’ mental function


January 26th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Swedish researchers have shown that a shunt surgery could improve the mental function and the ability to walk in people suffering from dementia as a result of hydrocephalus ... Read more...

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Study: Soothe sore muscles with ginger


January 21st, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that ginger can help reduce exercise-induced muscle pain.The research was meant to determine if a dose of ginger could help in ... Read more...

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Study: Prozac is a multi-use drug; helps in stroke recovery too


January 11th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study claims that the drug, Prozac which is widely used as antidepressants can also potentially aid in the recovery of patients with mild to severe ... Read more...

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Prozac ‘helps stroke patients recover from paralysis’


January 10th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study has found that giving stroke patients antidepressant pill Prozac soon after the event, could help their recovery from paralysis.Researchers have shown more improvement in movement ... Read more...

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Will fish oil accelerate weight loss?


January 4th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you want to lose weight, fish oil may not be what you have to rely on.Researchers of a new study have concluded that people who ... Read more...

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How anti-smoking drugs may curb cravings


January 4th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Experts have suggested that two drugs that help smokers kick the butt - bupropion and varenicline - may be associated with changes in the way the brain reacts ... Read more...

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CPAP therapy cuts fatigue, ups energy level in sleep apnea patients


January 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that that three weeks of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces fatigue and increases energy in obstructive sleep apnea patients.These results have ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation as good as antidepressants: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy--using meditation-provides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant medication.The study compared ... Read more...

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Acupuncture no placebo, does relieve pain


December 1st, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Scans show that sticking needles into a body calms brain cells that process and perceive pain.The finding will vindicate those who have spent hundreds of pounds on ... Read more...

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Acupuncture really does change brain’s perception of pain


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study from the University Hospital in Essen, Germany, suggests that acupuncture really does alter the brain's perception and processing of pain.Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), ... Read more...

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Vinegar can boost your good cholesterol levels


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A spoonful or two of vinegar a day may boost your levels of good cholesterol.Researchers believe that people who consume apple cider vinegar for eight weeks will ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice ‘can help combat kidney disease’


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that pomegranate juice can help combat kidney disease.The super food has long been hailed for its health giving properties thanks to its high ... Read more...

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Garlic could help treat hypertension


November 17th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that garlic may be useful in addition to medication to treat high blood pressure.As part of the research, Australian doctors enrolled 50 patients ... Read more...

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