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Sepsis killing more people than AIDS: Experts (Sep 13 is World Sepsis Day)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Sepsis, a condition caused by infections leading to multiple organ failure, is among the leading causes of deaths in India - killing more people than ... Read more...

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‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech receives $4 million award for new vaccine


June 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Bharat Biotech and the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) Monday announced that they had received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from The ... Read more...

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Singer Etta James passes away


January 21st, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Legendary soul singer Etta James passed away after a lengthy struggle with leukemia. She was 73.The news of her death was confirmed by her ... Read more...

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Singer Etta James dies


January 21st, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Etta James has died at the age of 73 years. The well known singer of the hit song ‘At Last’ breathed her last after succumbing ... Read more...

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Biochip speeds up blood analysis to detect infection


December 11th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientisits have devised a way through which speed can save lives especially in the case of sepsis or infection.With a new biochip, physicians will now be ... Read more...

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‘Some two lakh babies die of infection per year’


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) As many as 190,000 babies die in the first four weeks of birth every year in India due to a bacterial infection acquired in the ... Read more...

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Actor Jeff Conaway dies at 60


May 28th, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) American actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his roles in the 1970s hit television series "Taxi" and blockbuster film "Grease," died Friday morning. He was ... Read more...

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Singer Etta James hospitalized with blood poisoning


May 14th, 2011 - 2:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riverside, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Etta James has been hospitalized with blood poisoning. The news was confirmed by her son – Sametto Jones. He also revealed that the legendary singer was ... Read more...

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Statins may reduce septic lung damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): New research suggests that treatment with the cholesterol drug simvastatin significantly reduces lung damage resulting from severe abdominal sepsis and infection."We hope that this study will not only ... Read more...

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Gene that limits damage to lung during trauma or transplant identified


February 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that limits damage to the lung during acute stress from illness, trauma or transplant.They ... Read more...

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Hyperactive immune system kills adults during pandemic flu


December 6th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A study suggests that people are made critically ill, or even killed, by their own immune response during H1N1 flu pandemic. Fernando Polack, associate professor of paediatrics at ... Read more...

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Potential life-saving treatment for sepsis - Vitamin C


November 18th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that vitamin C can not only prevent the onset of sepsis, but can also reverse the disease.According to Dr. Karel Tyml and ... Read more...

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Severe sepsis ‘may lead to cognitive, functional disability in older adults’


October 27th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older adults who survive severe sepsis are more likely to develop substantial cognitive impairment and functional disability.Theodore J. Iwashyna of the ... Read more...

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Western diet makes sepsis worse


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An experimental study in mice has shown has shown that high fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis-a condition of systemic bacterial infection.The study has ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy may help fight deadly infection


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A study suggests that commonly used type of bone marrow stem cell may be able to help treat sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection ... Read more...

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Genetic makeup identified as key factor that leads to severe sepsis


June 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified genetic makeup as a key factor for sepsis - a systemic inflammatory reaction occurring during infection that can be a leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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Morphine use can delay wound healing


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher at University of Minnesota has shown that chronic morphine use delays wound healing in the presence on an infection.Dr. Sabita ... Read more...

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Nitric oxide may benefit patients with septic shock


December 16th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A team of scientists in Belgium has found an unexpected ally for the treatment of septic shock, the major cause of death in intensive care units.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Fatty food ‘weakens immune system’


December 9th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that fatty food is injurious to one's health and could also weaken the immune system.A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy reveals, mice fed ... Read more...

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Now, dissolving dressing for wounds to speed up healing


November 18th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A revolutionary new wound dressing, developed at Tel Aviv University, can not only speed up the healing process of antibiotics but can dissolve when its job is done.Prof. ... Read more...

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How fish oils help fight arthritis


October 29th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Fish oils are known for their beneficial health effects, but how and why they produce anti-inflammatory effects remains uncertain.Now, British researchers claim to have uncovered a mechanism ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram’s wife buried in Lahore


October 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 26 (IANS) Tributes poured in for Wasim Akram's wife, Huma, who was buried in her hometown Lahore Monday. She was 42. A large number of former Pakistan Test cricketers, senior ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram’s Wife Huma Dies Of Sepsis


October 25th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct.25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wasim Akram's wife Huma Akram passed away on Sunday from fever. Suffering from a rare disease, she finally succumbed to it after battling it out for five ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram’s wife dies in Chennai


October 25th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Huma Akram, wife of former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, died at the Apollo Hospital here Sunday morning after battling for life for the past five days. According to hospital ... Read more...

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Lower fat hormone levels turn blood infection deadly


October 24th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 24 (IANS) Below normal levels of a natural fat hormone may heighten death risk from sepsis -- an overwhelming infection of the blood which claims thousands of lives every year ... Read more...

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Fat hormone linked to death from sepsis identified


October 24th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a fat hormone that might lead to death from potentially deadly blood infection.The team from St. Michael's Hospital ... Read more...

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Potential drug candidate for slowing Lou Gehrig’s disease progression identified


October 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A chemical cousin of a drug currently used to treat sepsis has been found to drastically reduce the spread of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease.The ... Read more...

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Milk protein supplement may save low birth-weight infants from sepsis


October 7th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Newborns with very low birth-weight, who received the milk protein lactoferrin alone or in combination with a probiotic, were less prone to develop late-onset sepsis, according to a ... Read more...

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Red wine may benefit arthritis patients


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Glasgow have found that a key ingredient in red wine could benefit those suffering from arthritis.They found that the antioxidant resveratrol, known to ... Read more...

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Red wine component effective against inflammatory diseases


August 1st, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled a mystery about how resveratrol, a component in red wine, is effective against deadly inflammatory diseases. New research not only explains resveratrol's punch on inflammation, ... Read more...

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Healthy secret of red wine uncorked


July 31st, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Resveratrol in red wine is known for controlling inflammation and promoting health. However, how the ingredient works was not known to scientists - up till now.In the FASEB ... Read more...

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Pneumonia more likely to kill older men than women


April 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Pneumonia is more likely to kill older men than women because of differing gender-based biological responses to the infection. "Our study found that men with CAP (community-acquired pneumonia) ... Read more...

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New drugs could counter antibiotic resistant hospital infections


April 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Latest research findings that lack of sufficient phosphate in a bacterium could turn it into a killer could help develop new drugs to disarm the antibiotic resistant pathogens ... Read more...

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Mehdi Hassan to be discharged from hospital soon, family unable to pay medical bills


March 22nd, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.22 (ANI): Legendry ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan may soon be discharged from the hospital, but would require a 24 hour nursing care at home too. While Pakistan Government has shown concern ... Read more...

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