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Childhood obesity linked to bladder, urinary cancer


July 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 24 (IANS) Obesity in childhood has a direct link with bladder and urinary tract (urothelial) and colorectal cancers in adulthood, warn Israeli researchers.Hence, maintaining a healthy weight ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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Blues invite re-hospitalization among cardiac patients


February 15th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (IANS) Heart attack patients given to depression may be re-hospitalised later for cardiac complications and chest pains and for longer stints as indoor patients than their ... Read more...

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Having desserts for breakfast good for slimming


February 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Those with a weakness for sweets can now include cookies and cake in a 600 calorie breakfast menu with some proteins and carbs to shed ... Read more...

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Endurance tests can detect nerve disease early


January 27th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) Muscle endurance tests can detect abormalities in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings, reveals a study.Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Beware! MP3 players cause early hearing loss


December 29th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) One in four teenagers are in danger of early hearing loss as a direct result of listening to music on their personal listening devices (PLDs) ... Read more...

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A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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Defective gene can strip you of fingerprints


September 19th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to every individual. But what happens when your fingertips do not have those distinctive ridges?Though an exceptionally rare condition -- only ... Read more...

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Ultrasound as effective as CT scans in most cases


May 12th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) CT scans confer no clinical advantage over a simple, low-cost ultrasound procedure, says a new study.Michael Vaiman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine compared ... Read more...

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Scientist recommends regimen of drugs for treating gambling addicts


April 12th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A psychiatrist has suggested that gambling addicts could be treated with a wide range of drugs to rid them of the disorder.Pathological gambling addiction, like any other addiction, ... Read more...

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Turmeric ‘the right spice’ to fight colon cancer


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used ... Read more...

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Anxiety, stress major factors of depression in women undergoing IVF


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research from Tel Aviv University has shown that stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to impact a woman's depression levels when ... Read more...

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Cow’s milk good for newborns


July 15th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Mothers who feed their babies cow's milk in the first 15 days of life may be protecting their children from dangerous allergies later on, says a new study."Women ... Read more...

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Women who fail gestational diabetes test at risk of adult-onset diabetes


July 8th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Women, who fail a test to diagnose gestational diabetes, are more prone to Type II adult-onset diabetes, revealed a new Tel Aviv University study.Gestational diabetes is a temporary ... Read more...

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Anti-aging supplement a fountain of hope for wannabe mums


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): An over-the-counter anti-aging supplement could be a fountain of hope for women who want to become mothers, revealed a Tel Aviv University study.Prof. Adrian Shulman of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Diabetes doubles cancer risk in women


June 12th, 2010 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Women suffering from diabetes are at a greater risk of developing cancer, a new study has revealed. The researchers at Tel Aviv University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine ... Read more...

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Diabetes ‘raises cancer risk in women’


June 11th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Bad news for women with diabetes: the condition can double their risk of getting cancer, says a new study.Type 2 adult-onset diabetes causes insulin-like hormones to circulate through ... Read more...

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New finding paves way for diagnosis of multiple sclerosis before it strikes


April 30th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A breakthrough finding may lead to earlier diagnosis, more effective intervention, and perhaps even a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease.Prof. Anat Achiron of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Statins ‘fight cataracts too’


February 10th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Statins, a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels, have been found to cut the risks of cataracts in both men and women, say researchers."Doctors have known ... Read more...

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Soon, a breath mint made from coffee


June 25th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A coffee extract can inhibit the growth of bacteria that leads to bad breath, according to a new research from Tel Aviv University.New laboratory tests have shown that ... Read more...

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Is your mouth clean enough to kiss your girl friend?


May 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Whether you're about to kiss your girl friend or begin a job interview, how would you know whether your breath is sweet and clean. Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers ... Read more...

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Epileptics can handle pressure in stressful situations


January 1st, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Subject to sudden seizures, epileptics are often discriminated against, as employers fear that stressful situations might bring on an attack. But a new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study ... Read more...

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Simple quiz may replace costly medical exams for jobs


December 23rd, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): For some undergoing a medical exam to qualify for a job can be daunting. Now, these unnecessary and uncomfortable tests can be replaced with a pencil and ... Read more...

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New high-tech software may help cut hospital-related infections by 50pct


November 6th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have written a piece of software that they believe may help reduce hospital-related infections by 50 per cent. Professor Yehuda Carmeli of the ... Read more...

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High-tech system to cut hospital infections by half


November 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Hospital-based infections continue to be the number-two killer in the US after heart disease.A new high-tech software programme developed by Tel Aviv University researchers will cut such infections ... Read more...

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Potential cure for diabetes within sight


September 3rd, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) A potential new cure for diabetes is within sight, based on advances in cell therapy, thanks to the work of Tel Aviv University researchers.Diabetes is a debilitating condition ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in cell therapy brings diabetes cure closer to reality


September 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A potential new cure for diabetes may be round the corner, for Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a way to cultivate cells derived from insulin-producing beta ... Read more...

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Get ready to sing like Shakira!


July 1st, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 1 (ANI): You wont have to shelve out on expensive music lessons to sing like pop star Shakira, for all you now need to do so is switch ... Read more...

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Cranberries are wonder drugs for women


January 11th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 11(ANI): Two glasses of cranberry juice a day can effectively cure bladder infections, ulcers, cavities and viruses in women, says a researcher.Prof. Itzhak Ofek, a researcher at Tel Aviv University's ... Read more...

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Why some depressed women lose their sense of smell


January 4th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Drowning in perfume but still cant smell yourself? Maybe youre suffering from the blues, for a new study has suggested that women who are depressed lose their sense ... Read more...

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