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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tattoos drive new source of bacterial infection?


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) If you end up with a rash on a new tattoo, don't brush it off as an allergic reaction or a normal part of the healing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury


April 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain injury, researchers say. Jason Huang and colleagues at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Depression dogs women after miscarriage


March 4th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Depression and anxiety can dog many women after a miscarriage for years, even after they successfully give birth to a healthy child."The birth of a healthy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Flat-dwelling kids ‘more likely to be exposed to tobacco smoke’


December 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A US study has shown that kids living in flats have 45pc more exposure to tobacco smoke than those in detached houses.According to researchers from Harvard and Rochester ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with high blood pressure struggle to learn


November 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Children with high blood pressure (BP) are four times more likely to struggle to learn than other kids.US researchers said that besides increasing the risk of heart disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Adrenalin may help combat heart attack


June 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Everyone experiences strong heartbeats that accompany emotions like fear and rage. But can the body's natural response to these emotions be used to combat heart failure? It may ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Molecule that plays key role in acupuncture identified


May 31st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A molecule has been found to play a key role in the effectiveness of acupuncture, says a new study. Applying that knowledge, researchers were able to triple the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Good’ cholesterol may not always be beneficial


May 26th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) More 'good' cholesterol might not always be beneficial for your health, says a new study. We've all heard about the importance of raising HDL, so-called 'good' cholesterol, and lowering ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Self-discipline helps kids cut down classroom problems


March 8th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Children who were taught skills to tone down anger and other emotions perked up their classroom behaviour, cutting down on disciplinary referrals and suspensions, says a study. The findings ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Getting the body to fight its own heart attack


February 26th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists trying to find a way to better help patients protect themselves from a heart attack are taking their cues from cardiac patients. The work has its roots in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

For infants, good mothering makes up for prenatal stress


February 26th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Stressful pregnancy? Good mothering in the infant's early months may make up for the risks the baby faced in the womb, according to a new study in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sleeping Beauty teams up with herpes to fight brain diseases


January 9th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Scientists from University of Rochester Medical Centre have developed a gene therapy by bringing together herpes virus and a molecule, which will help fight diseases of the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular receptor in testosterone heals wounds quickly


January 5th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A molecular receptor vital to the functioning of male hormone testosterone also plays a key role in healing. In mice studies, University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) scientists found ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Computerised alerts can curb prescription of costly drugs


November 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Computerised alerts, which compare medication brands, can help curb the impulse to prescribe unnecessarily expensive, heavily marketed drugs, according to a new study. This would help in lowering the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Viagra compounds found to shrink abnormally large hearts


September 25th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Compounds related to Viagra, already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way, says a new study. The results hold promise ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Meditation, dialogues reduce burnout among physicians


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Training in meditation and communication can ease distress and burnout experienced by many physicians. As many as 60 percent of practicing physicians report symptoms of burnout, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hormone could be key to keeping osteoarthritis at bay


September 14th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) An osteoporosis drug that prevents cartilage loss in a joint injury may also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost to degenerative osteoarthritis, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New therapy to prevent heart failure


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has found that cardiac resynchronization device combined with the defibrillator (CRT-D) can significantly reduce death risk and heart failure in cardiac patients.The researchers found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blood transfusion quadruples death risk for cardiac patients


August 7th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Blood transfusion to hospitalised cardiac patients doubles the risk of infection and quadruples the risk of death, according to a new study. The analysis of nearly 25,000 'Medicare' patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blood transfusions can quadruple death risk in cardiac patients


August 6th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has found that blood transfusions can quadruple the risk of death among hospitalized cardiac patients.The analysis of nearly 25,000 Medicare patients in Michigan also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blue M&M candy dye may help treat spine injury


July 28th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a common food dye that gives M&Ms and Gatorade their blue tint might help in treating spinal cord injury.It has shown promise ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel discovery may pave way for new muscular dystrophy therapies


July 17th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists from University of Rochester Medical Centre have discovered a novel way to block the genetic flaw key in development of muscular dystrophy.They hope that the new discovery ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For teeth, orange juice worse than whitening agents


July 1st, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) When it comes to dental health, an acidic fruit juice like orange is even worse than teeth whitening agents, warns a recent study. University of Rochester Medical Centre's YanFang ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Socio-economic status important in heart disease risk


June 19th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Doctors who ignore the education and income levels of patients when assessing their risk for heart disease may be missing an important factor that might result in inadequate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Family history doesn’t affect hormone replacement therapy-breast cancer risk


May 20th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers from University of Rochester Medical Centre have revealed that the risk of developing breast cancer due to taking hormone replacement therapy remains the same, regardless of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cigarette smoke robs kids of antioxidants


May 5th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exposure to tobacco smoke robs children of antioxidants, which shield the body against many biological stresses. A study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) looked at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids with hypertension more likely to fumble in studies


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Children with high blood pressure are more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than other children. If they are both hypertensive and obese, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scanty iron in womb may erode premature baby’s ability to hear


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Iron deficiency in the womb is likely to erode the ability of premature babies to process sound, vital for later language development in early childhood. The study evaluated 80 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poor sleep quality linked to worse stroke outcomes


April 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that stroke victims are at an increased mortality risk if they have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke.Lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blood test for critical brain injuries closer to reality


April 1st, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) A blood test that can help predict the seriousness of head injuries is a step closer to reality, according to two recent studies. Tragic head injuries underscore the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Painkiller oxycodone helps reduce shingles pain


March 31st, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A commonly used painkiller has been found to be effective against treating the acute pain of shingles, an illness that often causes severe pain along with a rash.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s the astrocyte that makes our brain what it is


March 24th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The size and complexity of brain cells called astrocytes is what differentiates a human brain from that of a mouse, a new study has found. "Our astrocytes signal faster, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists discover why teeth form in a single row


February 27th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) A system of opposing genetic forces determines why mammals develop a single row of teeth, while sharks sport several, according to a study. When completely understood, the genetic ... Read more...

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