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New therapy knocks out high BP with radio waves


August 27th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A radical new therapy could knock out high blood pressure by zapping the kidneys with radio waves, a new research demonstrates.The procedure may be available early ... Read more...

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US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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Hormone to predict premature death


September 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) High levels of a specific hormone in a patient of kidney ailment can tell who will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely."This discovery allows ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

2 tests better than 1 for diagnosing diabetes in overweight children


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that just the recommended blood test may not be sufficient to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight kids, missing more than two-thirds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Blood protein levels may predict risk of heart disease


April 9th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin surgeon has found that increased levels of a protein that helps regulate the body's blood pressure may also predict a major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel way to identify heart disease earlier during sleep found


April 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that a specially customised pulse oximeter attached to the finger can be used to detect changes in heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart’s response to early beat can predict cardiac death risk


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the manner in which the heart responds to an early beat is predictive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising new approach to treat diabetic wounds, chronic ulcers


February 9th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found a promising new approach for the treatment of diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds.It may be possible to speed healing by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why women who get pregnant post egg donation are ‘high-risk patients’


January 25th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study from the University Hospital Aachen explains why women who get pregnant after egg donation have to be categorized as high-risk patients.The researchers found that 8 ... Read more...

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People with fatty liver disease ‘3 times more likely to suffer stroke’


January 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the London Health Sciences Centre has found that people suffering from fatty liver disease may be three times ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Imaging breakthrough to help docs see microscopic details inside our bodies


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists say that a new breakthrough in imaging technology using a combination of light and sound will allow health care providers to see microscopic details inside the body.Access ... Read more...

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How H1N1 is different from other viruses as a respiratory illness


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has found distinguishing characteristics of the H1N1 virus in how it affects respiratory illness.Phil Chan, of the Rhode Island Hospital, studied the signs, symptoms, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis.Scientists from University of North Carolina and Interleukin Genetics, Inc. revealed the findings from a large clinical study to evaluate ... Read more...

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Distressed personality linked to heart problems


September 15th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A new study has found that heart patients with the "distressed" (Type D) personality profile may face a higher risk of future cardiovascular problems.The findings are based ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anxiety disorder common in people with Tourette syndrome


June 18th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Anxiety or panic disorder could be the most disabling psychiatric condition associated with adult Tourette syndrome (TS), according to a study.The researchers assessed patients with the disorder to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia


February 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia, a serious hypertensive complication linked to pregnancy.Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have named it the "Congo Red ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Governor Paterson announces reinstatement of vaccine requirements


January 16th, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – Governor Paterson announced Friday that the New York State Dept. of Health is reinstating the requirement that hospitals offer the H1N1 flu vaccine to caregivers of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists make breakthrough in small-cell lung cancer


January 14th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to predict which patients with small-cell lung cancer may be resistant to first-line chemotherapy.This breakthrough made by Researchers for TGen Clinical Research Services ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New recommendations suggest breast cancer screening should start at 40


January 5th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have issued recommendations calling for breast cancer screening to begin at age 40 and even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart transplant patients face higher risk of skin cancers


December 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Many heart transplant patients develop multiple skin cancers, says a new study. "Solid organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancers," the study authors wrote."However, these characteristics ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pre-surgery stress tests not necessary


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Physicians should desist from ordering stress tests and prescribing beta blockers to patients before non-cardiac surgeries, says a new study. Since such pre-operative tests and medications do not ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Transcendental meditation slashes cardiac risks by 50 percent


November 17th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Transcendental Meditation (TM) helped cardiac patients slash heart attack, stroke and death risks by 50 percent, says a study on its potential effects. The nine-year, randomised control trial ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation can cut heart attack risk


November 17th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Transcendental Meditation can have a beneficial effect on heart disease and stress, a new study has shown.According to the results of a first-ever study presented during the annual ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeted immunotherapy may help treat lymphoma


November 1st, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that targeted immunotherapy has been found effective in treating lymphoma associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV-lymphoma) in patients who have received a hematopoietic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Healthy lifestyle, cheap pill could help keep diabetes at bay for a decade


October 29th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 29 (ANI): The best possible way to keep diabetes at bay is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and ingestion of everyday cheap pill, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity may hinder optimal control of blood pressure


October 26th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Obese patients taking drugs to lower blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol levels are less likely to reach recommended targets than their normal weight counterparts, says a new study. Obesity ... Read more...

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Obesity may delay optimal control of BP, cholesterol


October 26th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Obesity could be a factor in delaying optimal control of blood pressure and cholesterol, a new research has found.The study, presented at the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress hosted ... Read more...

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CT scans more effective than X-rays when detecting abnormalities in H1N1 patients


October 22nd, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A new study has found that computed tomography (CT) scans can be more useful than standard radiography (X-rays) in detecting the severity of disease in patients with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts cast doubts on efficacy of Chinese herbal medicines in preventing diabetes


October 7th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Although Chinese herbal medicines has been found effective in preventing type 2 diabetes, experts say more research is required to recommend their use.Scientists have cast doubts on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most kids don’t require scans after head injury


September 15th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Most kids who get CT (computed tomography) scans after seemingly minor head injuries do not need them. The scan only exposes them to heightened radiation risk and cancer, ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise to reduce stroke risk


August 31st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): A new drug developed as an alternative to popular drug warfarin, also used as rat poison, has been found to significantly reduce stroke risk.Generally, patients at risk of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients lowering “bad” cholesterol double in last 10 years


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The number of patients who have lowered their "bad" cholesterol to the advised level has nearly doubled over the last decade, according to a multi-national survey.The research said ... Read more...

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Novel surgery technique offers new hope for cervical cancer patients


June 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Survival rates among cervical cancer patients may be improved by as much as 20 per cent by making subtle changes to major surgery, researchers in Germany suggest.Writing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Statins could help prevent prostate cancer, other related diseases


April 27th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Statins, drugs widely prescribed to lower cholesterol, could protect against prostate cancer and other related diseases, according to a new study.In the large Mayo Clinic cohort study, researchers ... Read more...

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