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Changes in walking speed could signal dementia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study. "In our study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Myanmar president wants investment in education


February 12th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein has stressed upon investment in the education sector, saying that it is the best guarantee and most valuable for the country's ... Read more...

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Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors ‘more likely to fall’


March 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors.Researchers from the Oregon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Atopic dermatitis is a strong precursor to food allergies


February 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Increasing evidence indicates that atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. And now, dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fixing hearts without open-heart surgery


February 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Until now, pulmonary valve replacements have required open-heart surgery.However, the Oregon Health and Science University is one of a few centres in the United States qualified to implant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DHA ‘fish oil’ supplements ‘not useful for those with mild Alzheimer’s’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): In a new study, experts from Oregon Health and Science University discovered that omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements did not seem to slow cognitive, functional decline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yoga relieves body ache


October 17th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) People who suffer body ache can get rid of it by doing yoga, a study has found.Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder causing widespread muscular skeletal pain and fatigue ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ceasing smoking therapy sooner could cut odds of success by 45 pct


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A study led by researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Centre analysis whether stopping smoking cessation treatments too soon may reduce odds of success ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Computer program resurrects ‘lost’ languages


July 20th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new computer program has successfully decoded a written language last used in Biblical times.The success could lead to "resurrecting" ancient texts that are no longer understood.Created ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oregon Brothers’ Vehicles Collide Head-on Leading To The Death Of One


July 15th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Portland, July 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday night two brothers driving opposite to each other crashed their vehicles in a head-on collision that injured one brother critically and claimed the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Forensic, security experts meet in Gujarat Tuesday


April 26th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 26 (IANS) A four-day meeting of forensic and security experts from SAARC countries organised with the help of the Interpol headquarters, France and the Gujarat Forensic Science University will ... Read more...

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Simple blood test identifies people at heart attack risk


April 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University claim that Gamma-prime fibrinogen test can identify people who are at risk for a heart attack, including thousands who don't have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dieting without exercise won’t help lose weight


April 15th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) People who follow a low-calories diet in the hope of losing weight shouldn't bother unless they exercise as well, a new study has found. "This research shows that simply ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dieting alone won’t help you cut down flab


April 14th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Simply cutting down on calories won't help you reduce flab, says a new study. This appears to be due to a natural compensatory mechanism that reduces a person's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sharp rise in complex back surgery among older patients


April 11th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 11(IANS) The percentage of older people undergoing the complicated surgery spinal stenosis to get rid of painful lower back has increased steeply, a new study shows. Researchers said the increase ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Men batter wives to recover lost power


April 9th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Sexiest men resort to violence when they feel their power is being threatened in sentimental relationships, a new study says. Women who are afraid that their husbands will react ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Online world part of our daily life


April 6th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) If you think Facebook, Twitter and other web sites that foster online communication and interaction are merely lifeless echo chambers of self-promotion, think again. Caroline Haythornthwaite and Lori ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Burkha-clad Saudi housewife poised to win Middle East ‘Pop Idol’


March 31st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31(ANI): A burkha clad Saudi housewife has strong chances of winning reality show 'Million's Poet', which is equivalent to Middle East 'Pop Idol'.Hissa Hilal has impressed many with her radical ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Powerful molecule regulator in blood pressure control system discovered


March 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Nitric oxide has been discovered as a powerful regulator of a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and function of the nervous system, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hormone replacement therapy ‘increases lung cancer risk’


March 4th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Women aged 50 to 76 who use hormone replacement therapy combining estrogen and progestin may have a higher risk of lung cancer than non-users, a new study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meghalaya man travels 4,000 kilometres for his pet’s cure


February 13th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarChennai, Feb.13 (ANI): In an inspirational expression of love for his pet, a pet owner from Meghalaya has travelled to a Tamil Nadu Veterinary hospital, driving all the way in his ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

How brain hears the sound of silence


February 11th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers at University of Oregon have discovered that separate brain pathways process the start and end of what we hear.The team has isolated an independent processing channel of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heat from Pacific caused 2007 record-breaking Arctic sea ice loss


February 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that the 2007 record-breaking Arctic sea ice loss was a result of heat transported from the Pacific Ocean.The study was carried ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Minimally invasive surgery helps chronic sinusitis patients get relief


January 28th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery could significantly improve the quality of life in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis, according to a new study by Oregon Health & Science University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Structure of ‘temple of the mind’ unlocked


November 30th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled the structure of a very complicated and important brain protein, which is shaped like a temple-an accomplishment that could trigger the development of new treatments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cherry juice can treat pain, inflammation after exercise


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A glass of unsweetened cherry juice can work like common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, used by millions to treat pain and inflammation after exercise, say experts.In the US study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian American expert unravels how plants recognise siblings


October 15th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Siblings, grown from the seeds of the same mother, play nice when planted next to each other. But the moment one of them is thrown in with strangers, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Madhya Pradesh to upgrade health services


June 24th, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 23 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Tuesday decided to upgrade the state's medical services by adding 100 ambulances, sanctioning funds for the Bhopal Medical College and also set up a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cherry juice hottest new sports drink


May 29th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Cherry juice is the hottest new sports drink that helps ease the pain for runners, a new study says. The study showed that people who drank tart cherry ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cherry juice could be the new sports drink


May 29th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Natural anti-inflammatory power of tart cherries may help ease the pain for people who run, says a new study.The research from Oregon Health & Science University, which has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists shed light on how brain’s organisation switches as kids become adults


May 16th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Children often confront their parents over some or the other issue. Perhaps scientists have now found out why kids show such behaviour.Researchers at Washington University and Oregon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists studying brains at rest to gain fresh insights into mental health disorders


May 8th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Hoping to some day develop new tools for diagnosing mental health disorders and monitoring the progress of their treatments, scientists have now turned to uncovering new information about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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