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Vitamin D supplement won’t help in short term


September 5th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for its deficiency did not lower LDL or bad cholesterol levels -- not at least in the short term, suggests ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post surgery


April 16th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Turmeric may help lower heart attack risk in people post bypass surgery, thanks to curcumin, the yellow pigment present in the spice which has antioxidant and ... Read more...

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Take Vitamin B to lower work stress


November 10th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Taking more Vitamin B, found in meat, beans and wholegrains, seems to significantly lower work-related stress.These were the findings of a three-month trial, conducted by Con ... Read more...

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Alcohol dulls brain into making mistakes


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Why do people with above average intelligence act irrationally, especially when they are drunk?A new study says that alcohol dulls the brain signal warning people about ... Read more...

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Omega-3 eases anxiety among young


July 14th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Consuming more fish oil seems to significantly ease anxiety and inflammation among healthy young people.Inflammation is the way the body reacts to infection, irritation or other ... Read more...

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Drugs combo ‘yields up to nearly 10 pc weight loss’


April 11th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Duke University Medical Center, has found that an investigational combination of drugs already approved to treat obesity, migraine ... Read more...

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Vit D insufficiency high in patients with early Parkinson disease


March 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new research has indicated that patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not ... Read more...

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Change in PSA level poor predictor of prostate cancer


February 25th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Change in PSA levels over time, known as PSA velocity, is a poor predictor of prostate cancer and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies, according to researchers at ... Read more...

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BP drug could harm stroke patients


February 13th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) A drug that lowers blood pressure could harm patients if given after a stroke, says a new study. A Norwegian study of 2,000 stroke patients, who had high ... Read more...

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Use of antidepressant linked to reduction in menopausal hot flashes


January 19th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the use of antidepressant medication reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women.Ellen W. Freeman, of the University of ... Read more...

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Rifaximin may help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms


January 6th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have found that two weeks of treatment with rifaximin (brand name: Xifaxan) could help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms including bloating, abdominal pain and loose or watery ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in lungs


January 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.They have found that blocking the activation ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice not effective against urinary tract infections: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cranberry juice is not effective against urinary tract infections.Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, ... Read more...

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Mindfulness-based therapy ‘prevents depression relapse’


December 7th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the same effect as antidepressant medication for preventing relapse among patients treated for depression, say researchers.The current standard for preventing relapse is maintenance therapy ... Read more...

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Celebrex shows potential in preventing some skin cancers


December 1st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses lesions and are ... Read more...

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Increasing blood levels of ‘good’ cholesterol ‘cuts heart disease risk’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that increasing blood levels of 'good' cholesterol or HDL works better at protecting against heart diseases than statins, drugs that lower levels of low-density lipoprotein ... Read more...

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Ground-Breaking Dutch Research Finds That ‘Spare Tyre’ Could Save Lives


November 17th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A ground-breaking ‘pilot research’ named Apollo from the Netherlands has detected that stem cells, captured from waistline fat, can be utilized to mitigate cardiological attacks ... Read more...

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Fish oil does not help with people with heart rhythm problem: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Prescription supplements of omega-3 fatty acids do not prevent recurrences of atrial fibrillation, say scientists.Although some data have suggested that omega-3 fatty acid supplements, such as from fish ... Read more...

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Vitamins E and C ‘have little effect on age-related cataract’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that regular use of Vitamin E and C has little or no effect on age-related cataract in men.William G. Christen from Brigham and ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug ‘could prevent hand, finger ulcers’


November 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A research has suggested that adding tadalafil to the treatment of people with scleroderma can improve Raynaud's phenomenon symptoms and heal and prevent hand and finger ulcers associated ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy ‘ups breast cancer risk’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Use of estrogen plus progestin among postmenopausal women is associated with an increased incidence of more advanced breast cancers and with a higher risk of deaths attributable to ... Read more...

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Estrogen therapy ‘ups kidney stones risk’ in postmenopausal women


October 12th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new report has suggested that the use of estrogen therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney stones in postmenopausal women.Using data from the national ... Read more...

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Asthma medication may help multiple sclerosis patients


September 14th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Albuterol, a compound commonly used to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases, may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic ... Read more...

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Can vitamin B really defend you from Alzheimer’s?


September 10th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Experts have cast doubts on a new study, which says that vitamin B could prove to be a revolutionary weapon against Alzheimer's disease.David Smith and colleagues at ... Read more...

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Smoked cannabis relieves chronic pain


August 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Smoked cannabis provides relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, improves mood and helps sleep, according to a new research.Oral cannabinoids have shown success in treating some types ... Read more...

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Estrogen not linked to lung cancer mortality in postmenopausal women


August 14th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has found that use of estrogen alone did not increase lung cancer mortality in postmenopausal women.In the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial, which consisted of ... Read more...

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Drugs used to treat addiction may help people lose weight


July 30th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A combo pill of two addiction drugs can help people lose weight, say US researchers.Naltrexone, commonly used to treat alcoholics and heroin addicts, and the anti-smoking drug bupropion ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract naturally reduces hay fever symptoms


June 24th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, substantially reduces the symptoms of hay fever, a new study has shown.Hay fever ... Read more...

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Don’t count on selenium to prevent lung cancer, suggests study


June 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking the popular mineral supplement selenium doesn't reduce the likelihood of lung cancer recurrence.Lead author Daniel D. Karp, a professor in the ... Read more...

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Spray helps them last six times longer in bed


June 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Patients of premature ejaculation (PE), treated with PSD502, a metered dose spray five minutes before sex, could perform 5.5 times longer than those who used a placebo spray. The ... Read more...

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High-dose vitamin D tied to increased fall risk among older women


May 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Older women receiving an annual large dose of vitamin D may have an increased risk of falls and fractures, says a new study.According to the research in the ... Read more...

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Vitamin A supplementation ‘does not reduce maternal mortality’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality, a trial in Ghana has shown.The finding contradicts previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44 percent ... Read more...

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Oxytocin hormone boosts male sensitivity, empathy


April 30th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Oxytocin, a hormone associated with feelings like love and trust, has been found to boost male sensitivity and empathy, says a new study. One of the effects of ... Read more...

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Hot peppers may help trim waistline


April 28th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Hot peppers contain a substance called capsaicin that not only adds spice to our food but can actually cause our body to heat up. Evidence suggests that the ... Read more...

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