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US specialist eyes using old drugs to treat more infections


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The prohibitive cost of placing a single new drug on the shelves, amounting to $1 billion, is prompting scientists to look at existing drugs to ... Read more...

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Diet pill could help beat obesity


June 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.The pill would not only shrink waist lines but also ... Read more...

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Organ seekers on social networks more successful


May 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Transplant patients are increasingly turning to social networks in their search for organs - and appear to be getting results, Daily Mail reported.Researchers examined nearly ... Read more...

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Long term diabetics exposed to triple stroke-risk


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) People suffering from diabetes for 10 years or more face triple the risk of stroke, compared to non-diabetics, says a new study.This is the first study ... Read more...

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Blood test to tell whether anti-depressants work


December 16th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) In a brand new discovery in the field of psychiatry, scientists have found a new method by which it can be known whether an anti-depressant drug ... Read more...

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2 killed in Cupertino shooting


October 6th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 45-year-old quarry employee is wanted by the police after killing two people and shooting six others in a shooting spree. Shareff Allman is believed to ... Read more...

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Four shot at New York nightclub


May 8th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Four people were injured on early Saturday morning when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub on Long Island in New York, police said.The shooting ... Read more...

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New Mexico woman arrested for allegedly biting off boyfriend’s lip


May 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A woman in New Mexico has been arrested after she allegedly bit off the lower lip of her boyfriend during a heated argument with him.Aurelia Reyes grabbed her ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery is better at controlling glucose levels than dieting


April 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective than dietary remedies alone at controlling glucose levels.Researchers at Duke University Medical Center ... Read more...

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Donnie Wahlberg helps to get a kidney for fan through Twitter


April 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg has successfully got kidney for a patient who was waiting for a match. With the help of Twitter, ... Read more...

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New finding may shed light on drug abuse and depression


April 25th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the molecular workings of transporter proteins, molecular machines embedded in the cell membranes of neurons that modulate the transfer of signals ... Read more...

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Indian American Siddhartha Mukherjee bags Pulitzer


April 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian American cancer specialist Siddhartha Mukherjee has bagged a Pulitzer prize for his book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer", bringing great ... Read more...

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People with thin brain structure ‘at greater risk for Alzheimer’s’


April 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers from Rush University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that, among individuals in whom specific brain structures were thinnest, the risk of developing Alzheimer's was ... Read more...

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Weight loss improves memory and concentration


April 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Kent State University's researchers have discovered that weight loss help improve memory and concentration.Their study has shown that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after ... Read more...

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Drugs combo ‘yields up to nearly 10 pc weight loss’


April 11th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Duke University Medical Center, has found that an investigational combination of drugs already approved to treat obesity, migraine ... Read more...

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How cigarette smoke affects smokers


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different 'metabolites' or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers.Smoke from cigarettes can affect nearly every organ in the ... Read more...

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Soy food safe for breast cancer survivors


April 6th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that soy food consumption does not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among survivors of breast cancer.Researchers investigated the association between ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s find may lead to cognition, mood-improving drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at Columbia University Medical Center and his colleague have developed a new way to stimulate neurogenesis (neuron production) in the adult mouse brain, which may ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration may soon be a reality


March 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): It may soon be possible to treat or even cure age-related macular degeneration using stem cell therapy, thanks to a new research by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers.In ... Read more...

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Obese and overweight women, kids think they weigh less


March 24th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has found that overweight and obese mothers and their children think they weigh less than their actual weight.In the study of women and children ... Read more...

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Brain molecules linked to long-term memories discovered


March 21st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Wondering how you remember the colour of your loved one's eyes for years?Scientists believe that long-term potentiation (LTP) - the long-lasting increase of signals across a connection ... Read more...

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Irish beer Guinness does not travel well: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that famous Irish beer Guinness does not travel well, as it loses most of its appearance, flavour and aftertaste after being exported to ... Read more...

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How safe are airport security scanners to humans: US study


March 17th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): The question as to whether airport security scanners pose any threat to the long-term health of human beings has been addressed in two articles.One type of scanner employs ... Read more...

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Kidney transplant recipients should exercise to live longer


March 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity are more likely to die early, suggests a new study.The results suggested that patients needed to exercise to fend off an ... Read more...

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Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity ‘likely to die early’


March 6th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 06 (ANI): A study has indicated that low physical activity increases kidney transplant patients' likelihood of dying early.The results suggest that patients need to exercise to fend off an early ... Read more...

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Novel gene therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s


March 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have reported that gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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Facebook really can lead to divorce


March 1st, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Facebook and other social networking sites can help you meet that special someone if you're single. But improper use of social media can turn even the healthiest ... Read more...

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Higher levels of social activity cut the risk of developing disability in old age


February 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability in old age, according to a new study at Rush University Medical Center."Social activity has long been ... Read more...

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Male fertility is in the bones, shows mice study


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone-osteocalcin.Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ... Read more...

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Spinal manipulation may ease chronic lower back pain: Study


February 16th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Patients suffering from chronic lower back pain frequently turn to painkillers, which can cause side effects and be addictive, or to physical therapy, which is time-consuming and expensive. ... Read more...

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How women with anorexia portray themselves


February 15th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw a different picture of themselves than women who do not have eating disorders, according to a new study.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

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Hospital: Giffords’ condition upgraded to good


January 26th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by BNO News
HOUSTON (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was upgraded from serious to good on Wednesday, the hospital said.Giffords was moved from University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona on ... Read more...

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Brain Fluid Drained Via Catheter, Gabrielle Giffords Needs Time Before Heading For Rehab


January 24th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Hospital in Houston has been able to bring the critical situation of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords a bit under control. However, she ... Read more...

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Genetic sequencing alone ‘is not enough’ to understand human disease


January 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Genetic sequencing alone doesn't offer a true picture of human disease, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.They have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to ... Read more...

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