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Gene linked with vitamin B12 deficiency found


August 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy functioning of our nervous system, but some people who suffer from its deficiency because of a rare genetic disorder, develop ... Read more...

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World’s first intubation robot operated by remote control introduced


April 16th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): The world's first intubation robot operated by remote control has been introduced.Dr. Thomas M. Hemmerling, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) specialist and McGill University Professor of Anesthesia and ... Read more...

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Medication for alcohol dependence ‘works best in some people’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has found that naltrexone (Revia), one of the only medications approved for treating people with alcohol abuse problems, might only be effective in women and ... Read more...

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Exposure to low-dose radiation ‘ups cancer risk’


February 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to low-dose radiation from cardiac imaging and other procedures after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of cancer.The ... Read more...

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Study solves 35-yr-old medical mystery using genetics


January 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A team of researchers has finally found the answer to a decades-long medical mystery that started in 1976.Adolfo Pampena was diagnosed with occurrence of multiple tumours in his ... Read more...

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New test to better predict breast cancer outcomes discovered


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene signature that can accurately predict which breast cancer patients are at risk of relapse, thereby sparing those who are not from the burdens ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution can double breast cancer risk


October 7th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Believe it or not, traffic pollution can double a woman's chances of getting breast cancer.Breast cancer incidence was clearly higher in areas with increased levels of nitrogen dioxide, ... Read more...

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Pot Might Act As Chronic Pain Reliever, Study Says


September 7th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Ottawa, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is some great news for all the marijuana enthusiasts out there. A research which was conducted by scientists in Canada has highlighted that smoking ... Read more...

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Smoked cannabis relieves chronic pain


August 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Smoked cannabis provides relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, improves mood and helps sleep, according to a new research.Oral cannabinoids have shown success in treating some types ... Read more...

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New advance made in TB research


July 30th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Existing drugs can potentially target tuberculosis' ability to spread, according to a McGill University researcher."It's a global health disaster waiting to happen, even here in Canada, but this ... Read more...

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Fructose might increase risk of Blood Pressure


July 6th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research by US scientists have shown that eating lots of food and drinks that have fructose is likely to increase the chance of a ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency leads to obesity, stunts growth


March 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 8 (IANS) Vitamin D deficiency could be an unwitting invitation to obesity, weight gain or stunted growth among girls, says a new study. The ground-breaking research by McGill University Health ... Read more...

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Why your body isn’t that thirsty at night


March 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 01 (ANI): Brain cells collude to keep animals hydrated while they sleep, which prevents nightly dehydration or trips to the toilet, according to researchers.Neurophysiologists Eric Trudel and Charles Bourque at ... Read more...

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Handgrip strength in the oldest old related to poor survival


February 9th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has found that handgrip strength in the oldest old is associated with poor survival.The findings of the study, which has appeared in CMAJ (Canadian Medical ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help fight Crohn’s disease


January 28th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease, a new study has claimed.Published in the latest Journal of Biological ... Read more...

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Daily cannabis consumption can damage teens’ brains


December 18th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new Canadian study has found that the daily intake of cannabis by teenagers can lead to depression and anxiety and can even damage the brain permanently.The study ... Read more...

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Just one cigarette can harm arteries


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 3 (IANS) Even one cigarette has serious adverse effects on young adults, according to new research. The study found that smoking one cigarette increases the stiffness of the arteries in ... Read more...

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Smokers with common autoimmune disorder at increased skin damage risk


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Researchers have come up with another reason to stay away from cigarettes after linking smoking to skin problems in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).Experts at the ... Read more...

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Just one ciggie can reduce artery health of young adults


October 28th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Lighting a single cigarette can have serious adverse effects on young adults, says a new study.In the study, Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou at McGill University Health Centre found that ... Read more...

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Treating HIV-AIDS with interleukin-2 ‘ineffective’


October 16th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): An international research team has shown that treating HIV-AIDS with interleukin-2 (IL-2) is ineffective.The researchers, therefore, suggest that clinical trials on this compound be stopped.IL-2 is currently used ... Read more...

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WHO should revise TB treatment guidelines, say scientists


September 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): French and American scientists have recommended that the World Health Organization (WHO) must review, and adjust its guidelines for the fight against tuberculosis (TB).TB is a global threat ... Read more...

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Inflammatory diseases linked to increased cardiovascular risk


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Patients with two serious autoimmune disorders that cause mascular inflammation-Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM)- are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a group of Montreal ... Read more...

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Waste by-product of malaria parasite’s reproductive process linked to devastating fever


August 21st, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Studying hemozoin - a crystal-like by-product released during reproduction among parasites from the Plasmodium family - may help understand why malaria leads to devastating inflammation and fever, according ... Read more...

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Without dads, kids grow up to become anti-social


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that fathers play a crucial in the development of children - and that without a dad present in the crucial first ... Read more...

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Babies delivered before 39 weeks in womb have lower IQs


June 24th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 24 (ANI): While babies born at 37 or 38 weeks are though to be full term, scientists have now found that such tots have slightly lower IQs, and a modestly ... Read more...

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Puffing cigarette does not affect everyone the same way


June 5th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 5 (IANS) Cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in the same way, according to a new study. Puffing induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that causes severe breathing ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way


June 5th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Cigarette smoking induced COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, does not progress in the same way in all smokers, a new study has found.COPD, a disease that results ... Read more...

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Biology says women may be the tougher sex


May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) When it comes to equality, men may be lagging far behind women in certain matters. For instance, the latest study by the McGill University Health Centre shows that ... Read more...

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Women have better immune systems than men


May 12th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The whole world must be going gaga over the equality of sexes, but when it comes immunity, women seem to have an upper hand, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Treating HIV earlier cuts risk of death drastically


April 15th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Initiating anti-HIV treatment early on could cut the risk of death by up to 94 percent, according to a study. The study said treatment should start as early as ... Read more...

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Stem cells may stop osteoporosis, promote bone growth


March 5th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has shown that tweaking a certain group of multipotent stem cells-mesenchymal stem cells-with a hormone called interferon (IFN) in our bodies, might stop osteoporosis ... Read more...

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Now, a novel approach to starve tumours of cancer proteins


February 12th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 12 (ANI): A group of scientists have identified a new mechanism whereby tumours develop. The research team led by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre ... Read more...

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Scientists studying shorter, safer treatment for latent tuberculosis


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have come up with a potential new treatment for the latent form of tuberculosis (TB). ... Read more...

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Lack of Vitamin D causes obesity, stunts growth


December 11th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Insufficient vitamin D can stunt growth and foster obesity during puberty, according to a new study.Even in sun-drenched California, scientists from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and University ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D stunts growth, causes weight gain in girls


December 11th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Lack of vitamin D can stunt growth and foster weight gain in girls during puberty, according to a new study.Researchers from the McGill University Health Centre ... Read more...

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