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Chinese scientists make headway in leprosy prevention


January 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) Chinese scientists have claimed to have identified 10 susceptibility genes for leprosy to date, a finding that will help identify high-risk individuals and aid in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Satisfaction key to keeping heart ailments away


July 6th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) As many individuals remain unhappy no matter how much they achieve in daily life, a study has found people who are satisfied with life are less ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Optimism keeps heart in robust health


July 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Research involving thousands of civil servants in Britain revealed that the more self-satisfied they were, the fewer problems they had with their hearts. Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Drug prevents Type 2 diabetes in 70pc of high-risk individuals


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): U.S. scientists have reported that a pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study examining the anxious brain during a fear conditioning task has offered insights into why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

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Genetic factors may help predict kidney disease risk


February 24th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists in Israel and US have identified new genetic factors that they say can help predict who will develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).ESKD requires dialysis or transplantation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fish oil ‘can help fight psychosis’


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Fish oil supplements can help prevent full-blown psychotic illness in individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis, claims a new study.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain defect behind early schizophrenia uncovered


September 8th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): In a first of its kind functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, researchers at Columbia University have identified an area of the brain, called the CA1 subfield, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kudzu extract shows promise as dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome


August 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, can be used as a dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.Scientists in Alabama ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu could kill as many as 30,000 to 90,000 people in US


August 25th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): In a recently released report, the Obama administration's advisory group on Science and Technology has said that the H1N1 flu virus, dubbed 'Swine flu', could cause as many ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to therapies for RSV, influenza A


August 24th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist claims to have identified a cellular molecule that not only helps recognize viruses that cause respiratory problems but also direct cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer


August 4th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Your eating style not only indicates the size of waistline, but also the risk for breast cancer, suggests new research.Cancer researchers have long studied the role of diet ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how probiotics can prevent disease


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered how probiotics successfully work in fighting against a number of animal diseases, paving way for their use in preventing and even treating human diseases.Scientists ... Read more...

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Fat cell hormone can solely predict heart failure risk


November 13th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13: Cardiologists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that blood levels of resistin, a hormone produced by fat cells, can solely predict a persons risk of heart ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists identify genetic predictors of oesophageal cancer


November 6th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have identified 11 genotypes that may elevate the risk for oesophageal cancer.Some of the major risk ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How cold is different from flu


November 2nd, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 2 (ANI): People often tend to mix up a common cold with flu or vice versa and can have mistaken beliefs over their causes and symptoms. Now, a health ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New ultrasound screening criteria for kidney disease proposed


October 22nd, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 22 (IANS) Modification of current criteria in ultrasound screening is required for diagnosing patients with rarer kidney disorder like autosomal dominant polycystic disease or ADPKD, according to a study. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Type 1 diabetes may be the outcome of good genes behaving badly


September 20th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Researchers from Stanford University have revealed that type 1 diabetes may not be due to bad genes but rather to good genes behaving badly.Previous studies in identical ... Read more...

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Toenails may point to women’s heart disease risk (Re-issue)


June 8th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Assessing the nicotine content in toenail clippings may help predict a womans risk of developing heart disease, says a new study.The US study on nurses suggests that ... Read more...

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Toenails may point to women’s heart disease risk


June 7th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Assessing the nicotine content in toenail clippings may help predict a womans risk of developing heart disease, says a new study.The US study on nurses suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Family history of alcoholism puts you at strong risk of becoming an alcoholic too


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington , June 2 (ANI): By studying first-, second- and third-degree relatives instead of just one parent, researchers found that people who have a solid family history of alcoholism are most ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists test new device to monitor medication adherence in HIV/AIDS patients


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Experts at the University of Florida and Xhale Inc. have invented a breath-monitoring device which may be helpful in detecting medication adherence in patients with HIV/AIDS.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Benefits of drugs for pre-osteoporosis exaggerated, harms underplayed


January 18th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
London, January 18 (ANI): The benefits of drugs to treat pre-osteoporosis or osteopenia have been exaggerated, and their harms underplayed, in a series of recent scientific publications, say experts.Writing in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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