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Electronic nose helps locate deadly tumour


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have designed an electronic nose to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma (cancerous tumour) early on, with a breath test.Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, usually fatal, cancerous ... Read more...

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Now, a toolkit for dyslexic students in Indian schools


July 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Schools in the country can now have an easy learning tool kit for dyslexic children, making learning easy for such students with reading and spelling ... Read more...

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New tool helps detect pesticide presence in a jiffy


December 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) A new screening tool could help detect pesticide traces instantly in large water samples. David Beale developed the tool, which is based on chemiluminescence - a ... Read more...

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Mild memory problem ups risk of death


September 6th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) If you face a slight problem in thinking, concentrating, reasoning and remembering, you may have a short life, says a research.Moderate cognitive impairment can affect one's ... Read more...

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Screening test for depression in adolescents gets green signal


November 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Screening depression in adolescents would now get easier-thanks to a new test that has been approved by researchers.University of Washington researchers, Seattle Children's, and Group Health Health report ... Read more...

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Biomarker may hold key to early diagnosis of lung cancer


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Early-stage lung cancer diagnosis may now be possible- as scientists have suggested that a biomarker may be used to develop a potential screening test.A collaboration between physicians and ... Read more...

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No need to wait until age 50 for breast cancer screening: Study


October 1st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 01 (ANI): A new study has revealed that annual mammography screening of women in their 40s reduces the breast cancer death rate in these women by nearly 30 percent.The ... Read more...

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Now, a method to predict nanoparticle interaction with human body


August 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method to predict how nanoparticles interact with human body.Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety ... Read more...

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Software can sense ‘depression’ in blogs


June 24th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a software programme that can detect depression in blogs and online texts. The software is capable of identifying language that can indicate a writer's psychological ... Read more...

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New software can detect depression in bloggers’ texts


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers have developed a software program that can detect depression in blogs and online texts.The software, developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), is capable of identifying ... Read more...

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False body-image may cause unsafe weight-loss behaviour


June 18th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Normal weight and underweight teenaged girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at a high risk of unsafe weight-loss behaviour, says a new study. Childhood obesity is an ... Read more...

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Simple test to figure out if products cause skin allergies


May 28th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A fast, simple, cheap method has been developed for figuring out whether chemicals in consumer products can cause skin allergies. Itai Chipinda, Portland State University (PSU) graduate student and ... Read more...

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New tool for early detection of ovarian cancer


May 21st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): CA-125, the protein long-recognized for predicting ovarian cancer recurrence, has now emerged as a promising tool for early-stage disease, found researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson ... Read more...

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‘Optical biopsy’ could take over invasive biopsies for breast cancer detection


November 6th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A researcher at University of Florida is close to make an "optical biopsy" that has the potential to determine whether growths are cancerous without even puncturing the skin.Owing ... Read more...

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Calcium scans can help predict heart attack risk


October 1st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has found that coronary artery calcium scans can prove to be an effective screening tool for patients with silent heart disease who are at risk ... Read more...

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Sound recordings can help detect obstructive sleep apnoea


September 11th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 11 (ANI): Australian scientists have come up with a non-invasive screening tool for detecting obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).Snoring is a very early symptom of sleep apnoea, however, monitoring the changes ... Read more...

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Ascorbic acid, sugar with green tea helps absorb antioxidants


September 10th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Adding ascorbic acid and sugar to green tea can help the body absorb antioxidants better, says a study. Mario Ferruzzi, associate professor of food science at Purdue University, adapted ... Read more...

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Novel, simple way to identify high BP in kids created


May 26th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A paediatrician has created a new and simple way to diagnose high blood pressure in kids.In an earlier study, Dr. David Kaelber, MetroHealth System paediatrician revealed that almost ... Read more...

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Questions that can diagnose low sexual desire in women


April 6th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) It takes only a few simple and quick questions to determine whether a woman has low sexual desire, says a new study. The study enrolled 263 women at 27 ... Read more...

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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...

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Novel tool to identify patients with prediabetes developed


December 5th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has developed an easy to use screening tool for identifying patients with prediabetes.Richelle J. Koopman, assistant professor of family and community medicine ... Read more...

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Chest scans can help monitor head and neck cancer spread


October 21st, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers from Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan suggest that chest scans can help keep a check on head and neck cancer progression in high-risk patients.Chest X-rays are ... Read more...

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Soon, highly accurate cervical disease test for developing countries


September 22nd, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 22 (ANI): A new test to identify women with cervical disease "substantially" more accurately than the current methods may soon be available, with a new test for HPV (human ... Read more...

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3-D MRI pinpoints high-risk bleeding in carotid artery


September 16th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) Canadian researchers used 3-D magnetic resonance imaging to pinpoint high-risk bleeding within the walls of diseased carotid arteries, a precursor of stroke. Carotid arteries are the ones that ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic gel helps mitigate mammography discomfort


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A pain-relieving gel is likely to reduce the discomfort women experience during mammography, according to results of a clinical trial. "We now have something that we know reduces ... Read more...

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Researchers study effects of ‘healing’ touch


July 7th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Often, a mother's touch lulls her bawling baby into quietude and restfulness. Now, as part of a new study, researchers are pairing 'Healing Touch' therapy with mild sedation ... Read more...

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Healing Touch therapy put under the scanner


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): In times of sorrow, a gentle hand is more than enough to ease the mind and calm your nerves. Now, a group of researchers are looking at ... Read more...

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New laser headband may revolutionise Alzheimer’s screening


June 27th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Physicians would now be able to easily identify the tangled proteins in brain tissue associated with Alzheimer's disease in a living person- thanks to a new laser ... Read more...

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New test to spot autism at 9 months of age on the horizon


May 21st, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): An early diagnostic test for autism is on the horizon, thanks to researchers at McMaster University, who are developing a new test for detecting autism as early ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects against artery disease


April 17th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Low vitamin D levels may precipitate risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a study. PAD is a common disease that occurs when arteries in the legs ... Read more...

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Zebrafish offer effective screening tool for genes that protect against hearing loss


March 2nd, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists are using a small striped fish to understand what makes people prone to a common form of hearing loss. In a new study, researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Optical ‘frequency comb’ to detect disease through breath


February 20th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 20 (ANI): Painstaking procedures to detect various diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new breath analyzer that makes use of frequency combs, an ... Read more...

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Nighttime acid reflux may cause sleep impairment


November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 am ICT by admin
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