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Want to lose weight? Get out of depression


December 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Improving your mood might be the link to losing those extra pounds, suggests a new study.The new study cites past surveys that show having a body mass index ... Read more...

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Mindfulness-based therapy ‘prevents depression relapse’


December 7th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the same effect as antidepressant medication for preventing relapse among patients treated for depression, say researchers.The current standard for preventing relapse is maintenance therapy ... Read more...

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Patient’s own blood may treat hamstring injury


December 1st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists in UK have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient's own blood and a steroid along with "dry-needling," in which ... Read more...

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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...

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Family-based treatment ‘better for teens with anorexia’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Family based treatments are likely to work better in treating anorexia nervosa in teens, suggests a new study.However, adolescents in family-based programs are more likely to achieve full ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation ‘helps paralyzed stroke patients regain motor function’


September 14th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the condition of stroke patients who were left partially paralysed improved after they received a simple and non-invasive method of brain ... Read more...

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Liquid nitrogen ‘best treatment for common warts’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is the most effective method to remove common warts.The study, a randomized controlled trial, looked at 240 participants ... Read more...

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Surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia offers more relief than drug therapy


May 30th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Surgery outperforms drug therapy in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a 17-year-long community study in the US has found.For the study researchers at Mayo Clinic, analysed symptoms of ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract relieves acute hemorrhoids symptoms


January 13th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that natural extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree could help relieve symptoms of acute hemorrhoids and even prevent new ... Read more...

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Bifocals may correct nearsightedness among kids


January 12th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 12 (IANS) Bifocal glasses may be effective in slowing the onset of myopia or nearsightedness among children, according to a new study. Myopia is common among children, with prevalence as high ... Read more...

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Bifocals ’slow nearsightedness progression in kids’


January 12th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Bifocal glasses can prove effective in slowing down the progression of myopia in children with high rates of progression, according to a new study.The study has been published ... Read more...

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Strength training, self-management could effectively treat knee osteoarthritis


January 6th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Strength training regimens, self-management programs, or both, could help physically inactive middle-aged people with symptomatic osteoarthritis, according to researchers in the Multidimensional Intervention for Early Osteoarthritis of the ... Read more...

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Nicotine patch and lozenge can help smokers quit


November 6th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) In a comparison of five different smoking cessation medications, a nicotine patch plus a nicotine lozenge appeared most effective at helping smokers quit, according to new research. "Many ... Read more...

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Nicotine patch, lozenge combo ‘helps kick the butt’


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that nicotine patch in combination with a nicotine lozenge can effectively help smokers kick the butt.The researchers from University of Wisconsin Center for ... Read more...

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Crushing virtual ciggies can reduce tobacco addiction


October 28th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that crushing cigarettes in a virtual reality environment reduces tobacco addiction.In the study, researchers found that smokers who crushed computer-simulated cigarettes as part ... Read more...

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Highly active antiretroviral therapy too hard to swallow for HIV patients


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): For people with human immunodeficiency virus, taking active antiretroviral medicines is much harder than it is believed, according to two new University of Washington studies.One study looked at ... Read more...

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Sugar substitute may prevent cavities in toddlers


July 7th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): An oral syrup containing a naturally occurring sweetener called xylitol can prevent cavities in toddlers, according to a new study.Xylitol, approved in the United States for use in ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with mild to moderate OSA


May 7th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): People suffering from mild to moderate form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises, according to a study."It was commonly thought among ... Read more...

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Insulin drug trial in India shows promise in treating diabetes


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In an international trial conducted in eight countries, including India, has shown that using biphasic BIAsp 30 insulin can lead to significant clinical improvements and greater patient ... Read more...

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Hypnosis can reduce dementia symptoms


July 29th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 29 (ANI): Hypnosis can not only reduce dementia symptoms, but as it turns out, also improve quality of life for those living with the condition, says a scientist ... Read more...

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Drug for treating diabetic eye disease more effective than laser surgery


April 30th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 30 (ANI): In a collaborative effort, researchers at Johns Hopkins and Genentech, have conducted a six-month long trial to show that a drug, called ranibizumab, for treating diabetic ... Read more...

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Exercise might be alternative treatment for depression


January 10th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 10 (ANI): There are more benefits to exercising than just fitting into a tight pair of jeans or getting relief from many physiological and cardiovascular disorders, for a new ... Read more...

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New drug-combo therapy more beneficial for patients with severe COPD


December 29th, 2007 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A new study has found that patients with severe Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) might benefit more from a new therapy that combines salmeterol and fluticasone [SFC] rather ... Read more...

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