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Parents with more kids less likely to catch cold


July 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) If you are a parent, then you are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents, says a latest research."We have had a long-term ... Read more...

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Patients with HIV infection at greater risk of developing heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that patients with HIV infection, who do not have a prior history of coronary heart disease, may be at a higher risk of developing ... Read more...

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HIV may be risk factor in heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure."Heavy alcohol consumption, which is ... Read more...

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Teens who prefer music to books are more likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has revealed that adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, ... Read more...

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Teens who read less likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music. The study was ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV vaginal gel deemed safe for rectal use too


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a change in the formulation of tenofovir gel, an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use, may make it safer for rectal use ... Read more...

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Only 1 in 1900 met AHA’s definition of ideal heart health: Study


February 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that only one in more than 1900 people met the American Heart Association (AHA) definition of ideal cardiovascular health.University of Pittsburgh School of ... Read more...

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Brief behavioural therapy may help seniors with insomnia sleep well


January 25th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A brief behavioural therapy, consisting of two in-person sessions and two phone calls, could improve sleep in older adults with insomnia, according to a new study.Daniel J. Buysse ... Read more...

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Measles virus plays key role in Paget’s disease of bone


January 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, have found that a gene from the measles virus plays a key role in the ... Read more...

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Household chores can send BP soaring!


January 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Doing routine household chores like cooking and cleaning can send your stress levels and blood pressure (BP) soaring. A study suggests that stresses and strains of ... Read more...

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Housework ‘can be bad for the heart’


January 14th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Forget workplace pressure, it's the stress of running a household that sends blood pressure soaring, suggests a new study.The research shows that simple household chores from cleaning and ... Read more...

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How Alzheimer’s plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide in brain


January 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): The deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain, a researcher at the University of ... Read more...

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Sporadic breast cancers linked to ineffective DNA repair systems


November 30th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breast cancers that arise sporadically, rather than through inheritance of certain genes, likely start with defects of DNA repair mechanisms that allow ... Read more...

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Combining radiation therapy, chemo safely treats head and neck cancers


November 4th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new research has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a radiation therapy procedure pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) that precisely delivers a large ... Read more...

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NSAIDs prevent colon cancer by causing stem cells to self-destruct


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers have found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) prevent colon cancer by triggering diseased stem cells to self-destruct.These findings by the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention can do wonders for obese people


October 27th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that lifestyle interventions such as physical activity and structured weight loss programs can lead to significant weight loss in obese people.In a one-year ... Read more...

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Fat stem cells for breast reconstruction safe when cancer is dormant


September 17th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has suggested that fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may treat allergy to common mold


August 26th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists say that vitamin D may be an effective therapy to treat and even prevent allergy to a common mold that can cause severe complications for patients with ... Read more...

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Novel approach to treat diabetes


July 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A single stimulatory molecule, along with other regulatory proteins, could play a role in encouraging or thwarting insulin-producing beta cell replication, which in turn could treat diabetes, according ... Read more...

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Vaginal gel ‘can cut HIV risk by 39pct in women’


July 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Using a vaginal microbicide gel with an antiretroviral (ARV) drug called tenofovir before and after sex can reduce HIV risk by 39 percent in women, says a new ... Read more...

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New proteins that regulate blood pressure, flow identified


July 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 08 (ANI): Scientists have identified key players in a little-known biochemical pathway that appears to regulate blood pressure.The findings have evolved from studies conducted by Jeffrey S. Isenberg, Eileen M. ... Read more...

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Combination treatment ineffective for advanced melanoma patients


June 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The combination of two different chemotherapies and a previously approved treatment for kidney and liver cancers is not effective against advanced melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer, ... Read more...

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Seizure drug could help treat severe genetic liver disease


June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): According to new research, a drug used in treating seizures can prove effective in treating genetic liver disease - for which many children undergo liver transplantation.The liver scarring ... Read more...

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How omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found new mediators that not only can explain how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also hint at ... Read more...

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Regular aerobic exercise keeps the brain healthy


April 27th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Regular aerobic exercise improves blood flow to the brain and speeds learning process, says a new study.The study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of ... Read more...

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Human trial of promising new osteoporosis drug to be launched


January 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new drug that holds great promise for building bones weakened by osteoporosis.Endocrinologists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC are keen ... Read more...

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Researchers say umbilical cord could be new source of stem cells


December 18th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Stem cells can be easily harvested from the tissue of the umbilical cord, say University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers.In the online version of the Journal of ... Read more...

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Telephone-delivered care treatment post-bypass op helps beat depression


November 17th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new American study suggests that treatment for depression after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) improves the quality of life.Although bypass surgery is beneficial to many patients, quite ... Read more...

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Structure of HIV coat may help develop new drugs


November 13th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have unravelled the complex structure of a coat surrounding HIV genome - a finding that would pave way for ... Read more...

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Radiation therapy ‘treats pain in patients with advanced cancer’


November 4th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists from University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) have pioneered a radiation therapy procedure that could help reduce pain in patients with cancer that has spread to the ... Read more...

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Teenage girls’ weight ‘affects sexual behavior’


October 30th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that teenage girls' weight or perception of their weight might play a role in their participation in risky sexual behaviors.The research team from ... Read more...

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Promising candidates for new HIV drugs found


October 14th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Studying an HIV protein that plays a key role in AIDS progression has helped University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers discover compounds that show promise as novel ... Read more...

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Living without a car in areas with high fast food availability ups obesity risk


September 2nd, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): People who do not own a car, and live in areas where there are a number of fast food restaurants, may be at an increased risk of becoming ... Read more...

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Molecular link between insulin resistance, inflammation identified


August 27th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh have identified a molecular link between insulin resistance and inflammation.According to senior author Dr H. Henry Dong, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer


August 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.The findings of the study have ... Read more...

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