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Vitamin D safe for healthy pregnant women


June 29th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is safe and effective for healthy women, says a new study.Even at the highest dosage, vitamin D was found ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation therapy benefits people paralyzed by spinal cord injury


February 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a study, Toronto scientists found that a new treatment approach, which uses tiny bursts of electricity to reawaken paralyzed muscles "significantly," reduced disability and improved grasping ability ... Read more...

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Smoking, exercise influence Vitamin E’s effect on pneumonia risk


February 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may decrease or increase, or may have no effect, on the risk of pneumonia depending on the level of smoking and leisure time exercise, according ... Read more...

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Vitamin E may extend lifespan of certain men


January 21st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may extend the lifespan of restricted groups of men, depending on their vitamin C intake and the level of smoking, according to a new study.Several ... 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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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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Magnets may help treat major depression


October 12th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression.The study was done to determine the ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promising result for HER2-positive metastatic disease


October 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Researchers have reported that a new type of breast cancer treatment has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy in HER2-positive metastatic disease.Principal investigator Edith Perez, MD, Mayo ... Read more...

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Shark cartilage does not improve lung cancer survival


May 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, ... Read more...

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Web, phone counseling may help smokers kick the butt


May 19th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has found that web- and phone-based counseling can be useful in helping smokers quit.A randomized trial compared three ways to deliver a behavioral smoking cessation ... Read more...

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Simple relaxation with soothing music the best way to ease anxiety


March 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Massage eases anxiety, but it is no more effective than simple relaxation in a room alone with soft, soothing music, concludes a new study.A new randomized trial has ... Read more...

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Hypnosis may help control pain among metastatic breast cancer patients


February 27th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27(ANI): Hypnosis can be an effective means of treating pain in women with breast cancer, according to a research.According to Lisa D. Butler, associate professor in UB's School of Social ... Read more...

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No clear evidence that zinc supplements cut middle ear infections risk


February 18th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Consumption of zinc supplements may not necessarily cut down risk of middle ear infections or otitis media among children, a new study claims.Katherine Abba, with the International Health ... Read more...

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Volunteering may prevent onset of frailty in the elderly


January 9th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): Participating in volunteer activities may prevent the elderly from becoming frail, suggests a study.Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), followed 1,072 healthy adults aged 70 ... Read more...

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Radiation can prevent cancer relapse after surgery


November 6th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 6 (IANS) High-risk melanoma patients who are treated with radiation after surgery have a significantly lower risk of their cancer returning to the lymph nodes, compared to those patients who ... Read more...

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Vitamins C, E supplements don’t increase melanoma risk


August 18th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Daily supplementation of vitamins C and E do not increase risk of melanoma in women, finds a new study.A recent randomized trial of antioxidants for cancer prevention found ... Read more...

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Novel combo therapy may benefit head, neck cancer patients


May 31st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new study has found that patients undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck cancers may benefit from the addition of gefinitib to chemotherapy."We found that adding gefinitib ... Read more...

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Embolic neuroprotection system reduces risk of cardiac events


October 19th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An Indian origin researcher has found that a embolic neuroprotection system, called FiberNet Embolic Protection System, can effectively reduce the risk of strokes and cardiac events.Patients who ... Read more...

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Drug-eluting stents more effective, equally as safe as bare metal ones


October 16th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new clinical trial has revealed that drug-eluting stents are more effective and equally as safe as bare metal stents for treating heart attack patients.The trial, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin research to lead trials of new blood clot buster technique


September 16th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher will lead the first major trial of a catheter-based treatment for deep vein thrombosis, to evaluate the use of clot-dissolving drugs in combination with ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding boosts kids IQ


May 6th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study has found that long-term, exclusive breastfeeding boosts childrens cognitive development.In a study of 17,046 children, the team found that breastfeeding exclusively during the first ... Read more...

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Micronutrient supplementation linked to reduced rates of TB recurrence


April 26th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that a common vitamin and other micronutrient supplements reduce risks of TB recurrence.The findings showed a link ... Read more...

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Swimming may ease fibromyalgia


February 22nd, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A regular dip in a warm swimming pool can alleviate pain in patients suffering from fibromyalgia, says a new study.Fibromyalgia is a painful syndrome involving chronic and ... Read more...

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Study calls for weighing pros and cons of prostate cancer drug before use


January 21st, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center say that men should weigh the potential benefits as well as side effects of a drug called finasteride before ... Read more...

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Surgery may be the best option for prostate cancer patients


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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