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High fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected


April 4th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A high fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected and is the first in a series of steps that cause high blood pressure (BP).With age, increasing ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel tumour busting technique


December 7th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 7 (IANS) Even after tumours are surgically removed, they have a nasty way of coming back despite a heavy dose of chemotherapy or radiation. Researchers are now ... Read more...

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Arsenic-based agent shuts down hard-to-treat cancers


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An arsenic-based agent already FDA-approved for a type of leukemia may be helpful in another hard-to-treat cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma (ES), say scientists at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Soyfoods protect against breast cancer, lower cholesterol


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Including soyfoods in a balanced diet will protect against breast cancer, lower cholesterol, and support nutrient adequacy, say experts.Soy and Women's HealthA review of data has suggested that ... Read more...

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Advance made to counter cell damage caused by excess radiation


June 24th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Oral treatment of mice with a drug has been found to mitigate toxic effects of radiation, raising hopes for the development of an effective way to counter the ... Read more...

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US, India acknowledge cooperation in education, science, health


June 4th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): The governments of the United States and India have acknowledged the positive contribution of cooperation in the fields' education, science and technology, health and development.A joint statement issued ... Read more...

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Green tea can slow prostate cancer from progressing (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that an active compound called Polyphenon E found in green tea can slow the progression of prostate cancer. The study examined 26 men between the ... Read more...

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Green tea may slow prostrate cancer progression: study


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Not only is green tea the second most popular drink in the world, but it can also significantly reduce serum markers predictive of prostrate cancer progression. James A. Cardelli, ... Read more...

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Soon, sensors to help prevent falls in older adults


April 19th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): University of Virginia researchers are developing wireless body sensors that monitor gait - a development that will reduce fall risk in elderly.A new consortium of researchers from U.Va.'s ... Read more...

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Pets help vets find potential cures for human cancers


April 16th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 16 (IANS) Vets treating cancer-ridden pets with cutting-edge drugs are also gaining vital insights into the progression and therapy for cancers in humans. The National Cancer Institute has launched ... Read more...

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Scientists create nanoparticle to fight drug addiction


March 25th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists at University at Buffalo (UB) have developed a nanoparticle that can silence a gene that triggers drug addiction. Boffins in UB''s Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics ... Read more...

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Fructose-sweetened drinks increase cardiac disease risk in obese


February 13th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Obese people who take fructose-sweetened drinks with their meals have an increase in triglyceride levels, which increases cardiac disease risk, according to new research. "Increased triglycerides after a ... Read more...

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Fructose-sweetened drinks increase heart disease risk for obese adults


February 13th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Obese adults who drink fructose-sweetened drinks may be at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Researchers from the Monell Centre have found that ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new therapeutic target for cancer


December 25th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of Utah have identified a potential target that may hold key to new therapies for cancer.The research team has identified two enzymes that, when ... Read more...

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Introduction to booze before 15 increases risk of becoming heavy drinkers


September 30th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Parents who introduce their teenage kids to alcohol in the hope of encouraging them to drink responsibly could be doing more harm than good, suggests a new ... Read more...

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