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Diabetes medication safe for Alzheimer’s patients


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): The diabetes medication pioglitazone is generally well tolerated and could be a potential treatment option for patients with Alzheimer's disease."Alzheimer's disease is an immense and growing public ... Read more...

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Now, home fertility tests for men


March 12th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Home fertility tests aren't just for women anymore - a new device that checks a man's sperm count has now been developed.The new home test kit, developed by ... Read more...

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New heart procedure that eliminates X-ray exposure developed


January 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 17 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a ground-breaking technique that could eliminate radiation exposure in patients to treat common heart disorder.Experts at the University of Virginia Health System developed ... Read more...

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Internet-based intervention may help treat insomnia


July 7th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an online insomnia intervention based on established face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy techniques could help patients get a good night's sleep.Cognitive behavioral therapy-a ... Read more...

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Light therapy may help treat Parkinson’s disease


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study from the University of Virginia Health System has shown that low level light therapy (LLLT) could help treat patients with Parkinson's disease.The in vitro study, ... Read more...

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Now, a home kit for men to monitor reproductive status post vasectomy


May 14th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Men, who don't know when to stop using contraceptive methods after vasectomy, can now resort to a medical home test kit based on a protein discovered at the ... Read more...

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Why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others


February 5th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a gene called SLC6A4, can explain why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others.The researchers from the University of Virginia ... Read more...

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First at-home test for vasectomized men proves accurate, easy


November 14th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Researchers from University of Virginia Health System have found that SpermCheck Vasectomy, the first-at-home test for detecting low concentrations of sperm, can spot sperm count with 96 ... Read more...

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A drug that can help combat frailty in elderly


November 5th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A daily dose of an investigational drug, known as MK-677, which stimulates growth hormone secretion in the body can boost muscle mass in older adults, report researchers ... Read more...

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People with higher taste sensitivities less likely to become smokers


October 14th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have found that two interacting genes related to bitter taste sensitivity, TAS2R16 and TAS2R38, play an important role in ... Read more...

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Acupuncture holds promise for women with fertility problems


September 4th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A new study at the University of Virginia Health System has shown that acupuncture could be an effective therapy for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).PCOS causes ... Read more...

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Acupuncture helps woman conceive after miscarriages


September 4th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Rebecca Killmeyer lost all hopes of having a baby after problems surfaced during her first pregnancy and miscarriage in the second. Egged on by a faint possibility of ... Read more...

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Two new medications may help alcoholics kick the bottle


July 18th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have identified two new medications that may help heavy drinkers modify their consumption, reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and ... Read more...

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Therapeutic medication topiramate may treat alcohol addiction


June 10th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A clinical trial by addiction experts at the University of Virginia Health System has shown that topiramate is an effective therapeutic agent that not only decreases heavy ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens


May 19th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 19 (ANI): A scientist from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia Health System has unravelled the metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens, Leishmania major ... Read more...

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Heart protein may be biomarker for muscular dystrophy


December 18th, 2007 - 6:47 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have found that a well-known heart protein does several surprising things in cases of Type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM1).DM1 ... Read more...

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