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Spider spent five days in Chinese woman’s ear


August 10th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) She arrived at China's Changsha Central Hospital with an itchy ear, only to learn the cause was a spider that had crawled into the ear canal. ... Read more...

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Baby dies in Italy after being injected with milk


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 23 (IANS/AKI) Six staff members of a hospital in Rome were investigated Monday after a premature Filipino baby died when he was injected with artificial milk instead of ... Read more...

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Harry Potter’s idea inspires rapid blood test


May 7th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) Inspired by J.K. Rowling, who authored the Harry Potter series, scientists have created a rapid new blood test that literally spells out a patient's blood type ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drug a boon for stroke patients


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) A commonly prescribed blood pressure lowering medication appears to kickstart recovery after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth. The discovery, based on a study using ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug curbs excessive hunger


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) People with a harrowing genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome, often develop insatiable appetites for life. But a study based on a drug, prescribed for some ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles help improve survival after blood loss


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have used tiny particles called nanoparticles to improve survival after life-threatening blood loss.The advance by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University could improve ... Read more...

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Some people are born to be pessimistic: Study


February 8th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Some of us are born to be pessimistic, according to a study, which found that the level of a chemical in the brain affects how we see the ... Read more...

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Insulin shots could banish unsightly scars


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Giving insulin shots is the latest treatment for banishing or reducing unsightly scars.Insulin is best known for its role in controlling blood sugar levels. However, insulin injections similar ... Read more...

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‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki ‘treated for alcohol poisoning’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 28 (ANI): "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was hospitalized in South Beach for alcohol poisoning during the filming of the second season of the MTV reality television series.In ... Read more...

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Mistaken alcohol use kills baby during surgery


September 3rd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) A seven-month-old baby died after doctors at a hospital in the US flushed his system with alcohol instead of saline solution during a heart surgery. The incident, termed ... Read more...

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Arthritis protein can reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Memory loss caused by Alzheimer's can also be reversed by a protein produced by the body to fight arthritis. In some cases there is complete reversal of memory ... Read more...

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‘Chicken soup’ may harbour Gulf oil spill cure


July 15th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of chemists have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that ... Read more...

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Non-toxic, recyclable oil recovery agent could ease Gulf spill mess


July 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of chemists have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure could protect kids from allergies later in life


July 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that exposure to certain allergens in the womb may have a positive effect on children as they grow up.The study found that when ... Read more...

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Use of local anaesthetics can benefit inflammatory bowel disease sufferers


July 8th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Local anaesthetics are likely to have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study.Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease of the gastrointestinal ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes make up ultrasensitive biosensor to identify proteins


June 28th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): A group of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer form a biosensor that can use electrochemical signals to identify small traces of proteins.According to ... Read more...

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Local anaesthetics may help in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Local anaesthetics might have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggests a new study.IBD is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the intestines that may ... Read more...

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Cocaine or ecstasy consumption during adolescence ups addiction risk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study from the University of Valencia (UV) has shown that exposure to ecstasy or cocaine during adolescence increases the 'reinforcing effects' that make people vulnerable to ... Read more...

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Novelty may help trump the power of addictive drugs


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that the trying something new and innovative activities may help trump the power of addictive drugs.The researchers found that novelty drew cocaine-treated rats ... Read more...

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Coffee makes drunk people think they are sober


December 8th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A cup of coffee may make it harder for people to realise they're drunk, according to new lab research. Besides, popular caffeinated "alcohol-energy" drinks don't neutralise alcohol intoxication, findings ... Read more...

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Coffee doesn’t reverse negative effects of booze


December 8th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Contrary to the popular opinion, a cup of coffee won't sober up people with alcohol intoxication, says a new study.The study conducted using mouse model has shown that ... Read more...

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How stress may kill you


December 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Showing the link between the nervous and immune systems, researchers have discovered how stress may kill you.According to a report in the December 2009 print issue of the ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug can help fight lethal cancer complications


September 25th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes can help fight lethal complications accompanying cancer, say researchers.Researchers from Ohio State University have found that drug rosiglitazone can ... Read more...

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Nicotine plays “tricks” on the brain


September 10th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Nicotine, the addictive component in cigarettes, "tricks" the brain into creating memory associations between environmental cues and smoking behavior, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.The study has ... Read more...

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Pietersen doubtful for third Ashes Test


July 20th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) The persistent problem on his Achilles tendon has made England batsman Kevin Pietersen doubtful for the third Ashes Test. The former England skipper will meet a doctor after the ... Read more...

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Kristen Diana Parker Faces Criminal Charges


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by GD
It has been reported that due to the swapping of medical dosage by an employee at the Medical center in Denver, thousands of patients have been exposed to the dangerous disease of ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with mild to moderate OSA


May 7th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): People suffering from mild to moderate form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises, according to a study."It was commonly thought among ... Read more...

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‘Out of box’ approach helped doctors remove leech from Oz woman’s eyeball


April 20th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Just by thinking 'out of box', doctors successfully removed a leech, which was attached to an Australian woman's eyeball.The leech made its way to the 66-year-old woman's eye ... Read more...

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Ultrasound-guided biopsy may revolutionise endometrial disease diagnose


April 14th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center say that diseases in the lining of the uterus can be easily visualized and diagnosed with the aid of a procedure, when ... Read more...

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Vascular drug improves learning, memory in ageing rats


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A drug used in treating vascular problems also improves spatial learning and working memory in middle-aged rats, according to a team of psychologists, geneticists and neuroscientists.The finding supports ... Read more...

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Two cups of coffee a day during pregnancy can damage offsprings heart for lifetime


December 17th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Drinking just two cups of coffee a day during pregnancy can damage the heart of offspring for a lifetime.The study published in the FASEB Journal shows that ... Read more...

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Anticonvulsant found to block drug-seeking behaviour


November 24th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Experiments on animals conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown that an anticonvulsant called vigabatrin (GVG) can block drug-seeking ... Read more...

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Alcohol acts as a disinfectant in ICUs


October 13th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) The use of ethanol as a disinfectant in intravenous catheters reduces blood stream infection rates in immune-suppressed patients. Joanne Sanders, doing her masters from Otago University, has shown ... Read more...

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Body’s natural pain-relief system may block phobias


May 21st, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
London, May 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body's natural pain killing system may aid in blocking phobias.It has long been known that combining an innocuous stimulus (such as ... Read more...

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Scientist develops spinal disc transplant to ease off back pain


May 7th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
London, May 7 (ANI): Victims of chronic back pain have been offered a fresh hope with spinal disc transplant.Keith Luk at the University of Hong Kong Medical Centre has developed ... Read more...

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