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Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Premature babies survive better in neonatal ICUs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Premature babies have greater chances of surviving in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in general hospitals, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study


May 24th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, The Independent reported.Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Worrying, intelligence may have co-evolved


April 13th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, says a recent study.Jeremy Coplan, professor of psychiatry at University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK wants to offer new cancer drugs before clearances


December 5th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of cancer patients in Britain who have exhausted every option would be offered a "last chance" by trying drugs a year before doctors are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Killer stress? Study on insects could help research


October 28th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) A fish predator's mere presence can trigger enough stress to kill a dragonfly. Scientists suggest that the finding could be used as a model for studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Reducing time to diagnosis of ovarian cancer may not improve outcome


May 4th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has found that once women with ovarian cancer have experienced symptoms, reducing time to diagnosis does not improve outcomes.The study by the Queensland Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

This jab could revolutionise cancer treatment


April 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) TeloVac, a new generation of drug, could revolutionise cancer treatment within two years.TeloVac harnesses the body's own immune system to fight the disease, freezing tumours. ... Read more...

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Road traffic pollution ‘doubles rejection risk following lung transplant’


March 24th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Belgian researchers have found that lung transplant patients have double the risk of organ rejection and death within five years of the procedure if they live near a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blood protein in lung cancer may help improve diagnosis, treatment


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein in the blood of lung cancer patients that could be used in a test for the disease, which is difficult to diagnose in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug may help preserve brain function following cardiac arrest


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): New research suggests that an experimental drug, which targets a brain system that controls inflammation, might help preserve neurological function in people who survive sudden cardiac arrest.Survival rates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity could increase aggressive breast cancer risk


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): New research has found that obese women who do not exercise are more likely to get one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancers, suggests a study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New CPR method increases survival rate by 50pc


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A five-year clinical trial has led to a new method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that improves long-term survival rates with good brain function by 50 percent.Developed by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Offspring of promiscuous frogs have better survival rates


February 20th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The offspring of promiscuous female frogs have a higher rate of survival than those who remain monogamous, new research says. One of nature's mysteries is why some ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why being too good looking might cut your chances with females


February 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): Traditional theory of evolution maintains that it's the good-looking male that gets the ladies, but a new study might prove otherwise.Research by the University of Queensland (UQ) has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough can reduce heart failure in cancer patients


February 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A breakthrough could help reduce heart failure among cancer patients worldwide and increase survival rates, researchers claim. Scientists at the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science, Queen's University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cooling stroke patients’ brains could aid recovery


January 24th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A group of Scottish doctors have suggested that cooling the brain of patients who have suffered a stroke could dramatically improve their recovery.They are joining others from across ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug company links ‘may have compromised cancer study in The Lancet’


January 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 21 (ANI): Cancer treatment research published in The Lancet may have been compromised by a drug company that funded the study, according to three Melbourne oncologists.They said that publication of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breast cancer campaign ‘diverting attention’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): The high-profile awareness campaign about breast cancer is diverting attention from other types of cancer, says a leading cancer specialist.The breast cancer lobby's 'pink steamroller' has diverted public ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian, Australian experts working on new cancer treatment


January 7th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) A team of Indian and Australian researchers is developing new tools for improved identification and treatment of cancer.Wei Duan, associate professor at Deakin University, who led the Australian ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Earth’s ancient marine life could reveal what triggers mass extinctions


December 31st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has found that an influx of invasive species can hinder the natural evolution of new species and trigger mass extinction events.Scientists at Ohio University studied ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top 10 major advances in heart disease in 2010


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association has compiled its annual list of the top 10 major advances in heart disease."We have come far in the past decade, reducing heart disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug shows promise in leukaemia


December 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) A new drug for children who relapse with a type of leukaemia has been found to improve survival rates dramatically.Called Mitoxantran, the drug has now been shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Low cost cervical cancer test can save thousands of women


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A low cost cervical cancer test, vastly more accurate than the present smear test, can save thousands of women every year, researchers say.The test also delivers results overnight, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smoking and radiation therapy for head, neck cancers don’t mix


November 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with head and neck cancer who have never smoked have much better survival rates after radiation therapy than patients with a history of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients receiving dialysis ‘at higher risk for sudden cardiac death’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that patients receiving dialysis are at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death."Patients on dialysis are excluded from clinical trials examining sudden cardiac ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Extramarital sexual affairs were common in Amazonian cultures


November 11th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that in some Amazonian cultures, extramarital sexual affairs were common, and people believed that when a woman became pregnant, each of her sexual ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People with stroke ‘more likely to die if hospitalised on a weekend’


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): You may survive a stroke on a weekday, but if it's a weekend, your chances are grim.A new study states that people admitted to the hospital on a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeted drug therapy shows promise against deadly form of lung cancer


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists say that a targeted therapy is showing great promise in patients with a deadly form of lung cancer.The multicenter study is testing whether the drug crizotinib ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic code of sudden death cardiac killer cracked


October 26th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer.As a result, researchers in Newfoundland have developed a unique prevention program in which people with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Removing 2mm around tumours cuts chances of breast cancer returning


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research has revealed that removing an extra two millimetres around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimise any residual disease in 98 per ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Expert casts doubts on results of ovarian cancer study


October 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): The finding that women who received early chemotherapy for a recurrence of ovarian cancer did not live longer than those whose treatment is delayed needs to be reviewed, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US life expectancy below developed worlds’ despite double healthcare spend


October 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Despite spending twice as much on healthcare than other countries, the life expectancy rate in the US is considerably low, a new study has revealed.The study looked at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Surgery effective for aggressive prostate cancer patients


September 28th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Surgery provides high survival rates for patients with aggressive prostate cancer, found a new study.The study is one of the first to focus exclusively on the outcomes after ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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