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Olympics: Powell a major doubt for remainder of season


August 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) Luckless Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell may have run his last race for the season. Powell pulled up in Sunday's final of the Olympic men's 100m here, but ... Read more...

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New treatment could halt arthritis spread


July 31st, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a potential new approach to treat chronic diseases such as arthritis, which involves the inflammation of one or more bone joints.David Fairlie and ... Read more...

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Simple jab could limit heart attacks and stroke damages


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): The damages from heart attacks and stroke could be radically reduced by a simple injection, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Leicester are developing a ... Read more...

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Chronic brain inflammation ‘linked to memory loss in older adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Chronic brain inflammation has been linked to some elements of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a new study.Inflammation is part of the ... Read more...

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Short-term, high-fat diet ‘may cut heart attack damage’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Short-term, high-fat "splurges" within one's diet could reduce the amount of damage done when a heart attack occurs, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Cincinnati ... Read more...

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Californian woman sues after slipping on banana peel


March 7th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Californian woman is claiming undisclosed amount in damages after she slipped on a banana peel. The 58-year-old woman was shopping in one of the shops of ... Read more...

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Loneliness ‘ups risk of inflammatory diseases’


February 9th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chronically lonely people may be at higher risk for certain types of inflammatory disease because their feelings of social isolation trigger the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant ray gun to control unruly prisoners in US


February 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A giant beam-emitting weapon that triggers a painful burning sensation but apparently causes no tissue damage is being tested here to break up fights between prison inmates.Officials at ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ that triggers arthritis identified


January 17th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered a protein that triggers rheumatoid arthritis.They have found a protein called IRF5 that acts as a switch, telling immune system cells, ... Read more...

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Antioxidant protein promotes clogging of arteries, says study


January 11th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Physicians could soon find clues to why some antioxidant therapies are not yielding the desired results.Researchers of the University of California - Los Angeles have recently discovered that ... Read more...

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Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis


December 10th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Starfish may soon provide treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, say experts.The slimy substance that coats the spiny starfish was 'better than Teflon' at stopping ... Read more...

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Starfish’s ’slimy goo’ may cure inflammation


December 10th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Starfish could hold the key to new treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma, hay fever and arthritis, believe scientists.The species they are interested in is the spiny ... Read more...

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Like humans, fish feel pain too


December 7th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new book by Penn State professor Victoria Braithwaite has suggested that fish, like most other organisms, are capable of experiencing pain and that humans can cause fish ... Read more...

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Youngsters’ over-reactive immune response ‘fatal during pandemic flu’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study has claimed that in young adults, a strong immune response can overreact in a violent and uncontrolled fashion, resulting in fatalities.Fernando Polack at Vanderbilt and ... Read more...

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New imaging technique sheds light on inflammation


October 16th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Using an innovative new imaging technique, researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine are studying how white blood cells (called neutrophils) respond to inflammation, and have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New robotic head and neck cancer surgery preserves speech sans scarring


September 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Doctors have developed an incisionless robotic surgical procedure that would allow patients to get certain head and neck cancer tumours removed without visible scarring, while preserving speech and ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new drug target for immune diseases


August 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Scientists have found a new mechanism that explains how certain immune cells are activated to create protective antibodies against infections or pathological antibodies such as those present in ... Read more...

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Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy


July 6th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Dietary antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, if taken as supplements over a long period of time, keep arteries healthy and supple in patients who drink ... Read more...

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Excess oxygen could slow formation of wrinkles


June 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An overdose of oxygen could help reduce wrinkle formation by lessening tissue damage due to UVB rays, according to a Japanese study.In the study, mice that were placed ... Read more...

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Tiny micro-needles hold great promise for fighting chronic diseases


June 26th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Tiny needles- much smaller than conventional hypodermic needles- hold great promise for use in portable medical devices for patients with chronic conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or diabetes.These ... Read more...

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Study suggests limiting blood flow interruption during kidney surgery


June 12th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic collaborative research team has found that interrupting the blood flow for more than 20 to 25 minutes during kidney cancer surgery leads ... Read more...

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Anti-ageing supplements can retard old age


May 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Anti-ageing supplements can retard old age, says a new study. It appears that such so-called neutraceuticals should be taken before very old age for benefits such as improvement in ... Read more...

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Now, a tool to help fit prosthetic limbs painlessly


May 19th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) A biomedical engineer has developed a new tool to help prosthetic developers fit artificial limbs almost painlessly. One of its versions also tells medical workers when bed-ridden patients ... Read more...

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New implant to ease seizures fits snugly into brain


April 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a brain implant that virtually melts into place, snugly fitting into the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor ... Read more...

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Now, a brain-recording device that melts into place


April 19th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A newly developed brain implant can essentially melt into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface.The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control ... Read more...

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‘Pain gene’ discovered


March 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene which may help explain why some people are more sensitive to and less able to tolerate pain.Dr Geoffrey Woods, of Cambridge University, said ... Read more...

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Pain killers may prevent heart disease


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Paracetamol, a pain reliever, has shown promising results as a preventive for heart disease, says new research. It has also shown promise in preventing other diseases associated with free ... Read more...

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Poor mental functioning may up stroke risk


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Memory failing? Well, you may be at higher risk for stroke, concludes a new study.Published in the February 2, 2010, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of ... Read more...

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1918 and 2009 H1N1 flu ‘not spread by birds’, finds study


January 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) and American scientists suggests that the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 ... Read more...

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Coming soon, rabbit milk that may help treat heart patients


January 17th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on creating herds of dairy rabbits to help treat heart patients with their milk.A farm in Holland is said to be the first in the ... Read more...

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Fishes also feel the pain


January 16th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) It is likely that fishes also feel the pain, says a new study. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science doctoral student Janicke Nordgreen has studied nociception and pain in ... Read more...

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Novel way to kill treatment-resistant breast cancer stem cells


January 5th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre have discovered a novel way of targeting breast cancer cells that are resistant to current treatments.They have identified a ... Read more...

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Newly discovered pathway could pave way for treatments for immune diseases


December 24th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a new pathway that could prevent tissue damage caused by inflammation.The researchers have discovered that in addition to white blood ... Read more...

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Achilles’ heel of cancer found in stroke drug


December 11th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Finding the Achilles' heel of cancer, researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that a drug, which was never approved for preventing the death of nerve cells after ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for Chlamydia vaccine


November 17th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Vaccine against Chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans, may not be far away, thanks to a new discovery by scientists.A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy ... Read more...

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