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Vitamin D supplement won’t help in short term


September 5th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for its deficiency did not lower LDL or bad cholesterol levels -- not at least in the short term, suggests ... Read more...

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Sedentary officegoers face doubled clot-risk


May 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), ... Read more...

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Non oral contraceptives carry higher clot risks


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 11 (IANS) Certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives, skin patches, implants and vaginal rings carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than others, says a new study. Several studies ... Read more...

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Snoring could spell serious trouble for us


April 1st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Snorers are three times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot, a new study has found.Patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition -- sleep apnoea ... Read more...

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High and low dose aspirin can protect heart


March 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Aspirin can prevent heart attacks, both in high and low doses, says a new study.The World Health Organisation's latest figures show that 17 million people die ... Read more...

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Math model to monitor heartbeat health


February 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a math model to peer into the heart's cellular mechanism governing its beats to ensure that the organ stays healthy.The heart relies on ... Read more...

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Low iron levels tied to blood clot risk


December 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) People with low iron levels in their blood may have a higher risk of dangerous clots.A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited ... Read more...

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Old blood or new? New technique can tell


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Old blood used in transfusions can have serious side effects. But now a technique can tell the difference between new and old red blood cells, providing ... Read more...

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New contraceptive pills ‘likelier to double blood clot risk’


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A U.S. study has found that newer brands of contraceptive pill may increase more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots compared with older types.It is known ... Read more...

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Kids watching TV for hours? Beware of health risks


April 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Six-year olds who spend most of their time watching TV could end up with narrower arteries in the eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high ... Read more...

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‘On-off’ switch for key ‘factor’ in heart disease, cancer identified


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A cellular 'on-off' switch that may have implications for treating cardiovascular disease and cancer has been identified by scientists at the University of Hull.The team has found the ... Read more...

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Dangerous, deep blood clots should be treated aggressively: Docs


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association is urging doctors to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to tackle clot behind heart attack


March 17th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Thousands of lives could be saved every year, following a breakthrough in the understanding of heart disease. Researchers have discovered that a protein known to regulate ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills increase risk of vascular diseases among women(Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to host global meet on venous diseases


January 31st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) Nearly 200 doctors from around the world are expected to participate in a two-day international conference on venous diseases (diseases affecting the veins) to be organised here Feb ... Read more...

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Splitting pills in half is dangerous


January 7th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Splitting tablets into two or more parts is potentially dangerous and could lead to people taking the wrong dose, warns researchers.There could be serious consequences, especially with pills ... Read more...

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Splitting tablets a potentially dangerous practice: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Belgium researchers have warned that splitting pills is a potentially dangerous practice.Their study points out that the practice could have 'serious consequences' for patients, especially with tablets that ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘can cause obesity and diabetes’


December 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): New research at Ohio State University in the US has revealed childhood exposure to common air pollutants increases the risk of obesity and developing diabetes.Exposure to microscopic pollutants ... Read more...

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Culprits in life-threatening clotting disorder uncovered


December 4th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Individuals with a potentially life-threatening condition predisposing them to blood clots, or thrombosis, might someday receive therapy to prevent the condition, thanks to new findings by UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Polluted air ‘ups obesity risk in young animals’


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research showed that exposure to polluted air early in life led to an accumulation of abdominal fat and insulin resistance in mice even if they ate ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with deep vein thrombosis


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A six-month exercise training program designed to increase leg strength, leg flexibility and overall fitness may improve post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent, chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis, suggests ... Read more...

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Why booze might be good for your heart


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a well-known molecule called Notch may be behind alcohol's beneficial effects.The find could help scientists create a new treatment for heart disease that mimics ... Read more...

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Canola-type rapeseed oil cuts levels of inflammation


November 9th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers have found that consumption of canola-type rapeseed oil decreases the level of fibrinogen detrimental to health in the body.Universities of Helsinki and Tampere scientists conducted the study ... Read more...

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Taxi driver, wife filmed teenagers’ abuse


October 24th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) A 54-year-old taxi driver posed as a photographer for years to sexually abuse teenage girls after drugging them made video of the abuses with the help of his ... Read more...

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Brit cabbie jailed for life after posing as photog to lure and rape teen girls


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): A British taxi driver has been jailed for life after he posed as an amateur photographer to lure teenage girls to his house before drugging and sexually abusing ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president hospitalised


October 4th, 2010 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Asuncion (Paraguay), Oct 4 (IANS/EFE) Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, who has lymphatic cancer, was urgently transported from capital city Asuncion to a hospital in Brazil, after doctors detected a blood clot in ... Read more...

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Thigh-high surgical stockings ‘best in fight against DVT’


September 21st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has discovered that replacing knee-high socks with thigh-high surgical stockings while treating patients in hospital can reduce life-threatening clots.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh concluded ... Read more...

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Scientists Studying Progeria Finds Link Between “Progerin” And Aging


September 11th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists studying the malicious disease called Progeria have found interesting links between human aging and a protein named "progerin". The study that was recently published in ... Read more...

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Taiwan surgeons explore effects of electricity on penises


July 30th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): A group of surgeons in Taiwan have been studying the effects of electricity on penises by conducting the experiments on themselves.The researchers conducted the study, titled "Determination of ... Read more...

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DVT risk is equal - whether you fly, take the train or drive down: Experts


July 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Experts are now saying that whether you decide to fly, take the train or drive down to your destination, you are equally at risk of deep vein thrombosis ... Read more...

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Simulator to test blood platelets in virtual heart attacks invented


June 21st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21(ANI): A team of bioengineers have trained a computer neural network model to foresee how blood platelets respond to intricate conditions found at the time of a heart attack or ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to harness thrombin’s anti-blood clotting properties


June 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Molecular biologists have made an advance towards the development of an anti-thrombotic drug by discovering a way to harness the enzyme thrombin's anti-blood clotting properties.The finding opens the ... Read more...

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Statins cut risk of clot-related diseases


May 17th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): People at risk for clot related diseases may benefit from cholesterol lowering drugs called statins, according to a new University of Connecticut study."Previous clinical studies have indicated statins ... Read more...

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Statins reduce risk of clot-related diseases


May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) People likely to face clot-related diseases may benefit from common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, says a new study. "In our study, we aimed to analyse and ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s weird outfit causes blood clot


March 11th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Pop diva Lady Gaga, known for her weird dressing style, has vowed never to be seen in whacky clothes after a disastrous experience on a recent flight. The ... Read more...

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