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Evidence of medical complicity in torture at Guantanamo Bay


April 27th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27(ANI): An inspection of medical records, case files, and legal affidavits reveals compelling evidence of medical personnel who treated detainees at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) failed to inquire and/or document causes ... Read more...

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Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in kids


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.Christa Fischer Walker ... Read more...

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BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... Read more...

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Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

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Standard re-treatment regimen for TB ‘failing’ in developing world


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle-income settings is failing.Researchers have called for improved access to rapid diagnostics ... Read more...

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Water softeners ‘do not bring relief for kids with eczema’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers.The study involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 ... Read more...

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Male teens with disruptive behaviour disorders at higher road crashes risk


November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has found that male teenagers with disruptive behaviour disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are at higher risk of being seriously injured in traffic ... Read more...

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Regular statin use ‘cuts rheumatoid arthritis risk’


September 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking statins reduces the risk of developing the chronic inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis.The researchers studied 1.8-million members of Maccabi Healthcare Services (a ... Read more...

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Obesity is avoidable even if it runs in the family: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Blaming your genes for those extra pounds? Well, you might not be able to use that as an excuse anymore, for scientists have revealed that even people with ... Read more...

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Relationships ‘improve our odds of survival by 50pc’


July 28th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Friends and family are crucial in predicting our survival - in fact they can better our odds of living by 50 percent - says a new study.Brigham Young ... Read more...

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School based sex education classes have little effect: Study


June 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that school based sex education classes have had little effect on reported sexual behaviours among African adolescents and no effect on the prevalence of HIV ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sand playground safer for kids


December 15th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 15 (ANI): Kids playing in sand-covered playgrounds are safer than those playing on the wood fibre surfaces, suggests a Canadian study.Toronto-based researchers found that kids were nearly five times less ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s medication may increase risk of abnormally slow heart rate


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): A medication that is commonly prescribed to treat Alzheimer's disease can increase a person's risk of being hospitalised for a potentially serious condition called bradycardia, say researchers.Experts ... Read more...

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WHO should revise TB treatment guidelines, say scientists


September 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): French and American scientists have recommended that the World Health Organization (WHO) must review, and adjust its guidelines for the fight against tuberculosis (TB).TB is a global threat ... Read more...

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Low birth weight linked to decreased bone mineral density in adulthood


August 25th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): In a new study, Finnish researchers have found that adults born with very low birth weight have lower bone mineral density.Led by Dr. Petteri Hovi, from the National ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea ‘raises death risk’


August 18th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea raises the risk of dying from any cause in middle-aged adults, says a new study.The study provides the strongest evidence to date ... Read more...

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Substance abuse increases schizophrenia-violence association


August 11th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A study has confirmed the association between schizophrenia and violence, and shown that drug and alcohol abuse may greatly increase it.Published in the open access journal PLoS ... Read more...

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Water should be a basic human right, say researchers


June 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Researchers, in a recent article in the journal PLoS Medicine Editorial, have argued that despite recent international objections, access to clean water should be recognized as a human ... Read more...

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Seasonal cycles promote global hunger


June 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Most of the world's hunger doesn't occur in conflicts or natural disasters but is actually driven by seasonal cycle, according to a new research.The 'hunger season' is the ... Read more...

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Taking folic acid supplements may help reduce premature birth risk


May 12th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that taking folic acid supplements for at least a year before conception may help reduce the risk of premature birth.Babies born prematurely ... Read more...

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Gene that may offer breast cancer diagnostic marker identified


May 5th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have identified a gene that may provide a new breast cancer prognostic marker.In the study, Ann Killary ... Read more...

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Impaired kidney function ups death risks for elderly


January 21st, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Seniors with damaged kidneys are more likely to suffer heart failure, stroke and other causes of mortality, says a new study. These findings indicate that the elderly with ... Read more...

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Maternal health problems in Myanmar widespread and unreported


December 24th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have revealed that the maternal health care issues in eastern Myanmar are not being reported properly despite ... Read more...

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International food aid not enough to solve global malnutrition crisis


November 25th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): While discussing the controversies surrounding international food aid, the editors of journal PLoS Medicine came to the conclusion that "donor-supported food programs are not enough as a ... Read more...

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Peer-led sex education wont reduce abortions among teenagers


November 25th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study has found that peer-led sex education in schools is not more effective at reducing teenage abortions than the sex education classes given by teachers.In ... Read more...

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Combination therapies may be as good as treated bednets in preventing malaria


November 25th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study has found that artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) could be almost as effective in reducing transmission of malaria as insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) in areas of ... Read more...

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Rectal gel prevents transmission of SIV in monkeys


August 5th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that the HIV drug tenofovir may prevent AIDS transmission when applied rectally as a gel.Martin Cranage of St. George''s University of London ... Read more...

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UN’’s Malaria Millennium Development Goal ”unlikely to be achieved”


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): The United Nations'' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse the increase in malaria by 2015 is unlikely to be met, according to a statement published ... Read more...

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Diabetes intensifies tuberculosis risk


July 15th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Individuals with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB), according to research published in the journal PLoS Medicine.Searching for research over the past ... Read more...

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Internet may help track infectious disease outbreaks


July 8th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Internet discussion forums, listservs, and online news outlets could be an informative source of information on disease outbreaks, according to researchers from Children''s Hospital Boston and Harvard ... Read more...

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United States leads the world in illegal cocaine, cannabis use


July 1st, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): The United States of America might be riding high on its happiness levels, but according to a new research, the country has the highest level of illegal ... Read more...

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Premature babies may feel pain without showing any outward signs


June 25th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers at University College London say that a brain scan study conducted by them suggests that prematurely born babies may be in pain without exhibiting any of ... Read more...

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‘Mild’ malaria strain is more deadly, says study


June 18th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) P. vivax, a strain of malaria thought to be mild and non-life-threatening is potentially fatal, according to a new study. Two malaria strains, P. vivax and P. falciparum, ... Read more...

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More booze equals more brawls


May 14th, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): If the sales go up at the liquor store near your home, be sure that the amount of assaults on people will go up too.The finding comes ... Read more...

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Blood disease may protect kids against malaria


March 18th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that the blood disease alpha thalassemia may protect kids from malaria.Alpha thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which children ... Read more...

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