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New oral spray effectively kills most of flu germs


September 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A new spray, known as Halo Oral Antiseptic, effectively kills 99.9 percent of infectious airborne bugs that cause respiratory illnesses, including flu and colds."Respiratory tract disease ... Read more...

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Mom’s emotions affect child’s dental health: Study


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) A mother's emotional health and education level during her child's earliest years influence oral health at age 14, says a new study.Researchers at the Case Western ... Read more...

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Drug reversing Alzheimer’s symptoms found


February 12th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A drug has shown promising results in reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's, a progressive brain disease. The findings show that bexarotene, a drug, appears to reverse the ... Read more...

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Drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice: Study


February 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... Read more...

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Radical theory says ‘inanimate’ objects also alive


January 30th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Even so-called inanimate matter -- DNA, water and planets included -- are all alive, asserts a revolutionary new theory. "Modern science lacks a unifying, interdisciplinary theory ... Read more...

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‘Bugs can be tweaked into powerhouses’


January 9th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Insects can be tweaked to produce biofuels to power sensors and recording devices -- or just to control the bug.The finding is yet another in a ... Read more...

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Scientists reverse loss of smell in early Alzheimer’s


December 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of olfactory sense in Alzheimer's early stages can now be reversed by removing a plaque-forming protein called amyloid beta which causes this condition. ... Read more...

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Blame backbone fractures on evolution, not osteoporosis


October 20th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People blame osteoporosis for backbone fractures but the real villian is likely to be the spine or vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright ... Read more...

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In cramped space even fishes turn aggressive


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean and aggressive -- and a new study says this may have larger implications for human beings.Relatively simple fish ... Read more...

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Moon may have as much water as Earth has


May 27th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Water may be as plentiful within the moon as on the Earth, reveals a study of lunar rocks brought by the Apollo mission. Trapped water was ... Read more...

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‘Working memory’ key to self-control under stress


May 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Can we anticipate how well someone will control his or her emotions, stay calm during stress, or even accept critical feedback stoically?Heath A. Demaree, professor of ... Read more...

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New math improves full-body MRI imaging


May 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) An improved algorithm can dramatically improve how radiologists capture and interpret full-body MRIs, particularly in the abdominal region.Patient movement during an MRI may obscure clinical information, ... Read more...

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Presence of fat improves heart’s ability to pump


May 5th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Stripping diets of fat may impair the heart's ability to pump optimally, especially among patients suffering from cardiac failure.Results from studies conducted by assistant professor of ... Read more...

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ADHD kids’ academic grades influenced both by genes and environment


April 24th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study has found that the link between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and academic performance involves a complex interaction of genes and environment.The study found genetic influence to ... Read more...

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Amazing car paint that covers up scratches


April 21st, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a car paint that smoothens any scratches or chips when placed under ultra violet light. The substance works because under a powerful lamp ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Polymers that self-heal under UV light!


April 21st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a new kind of coating that can mend its own scratches under brief exposures to ultraviolet light.A team of researchers in the United States and ... Read more...

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How salt causes hypertension


April 15th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study tends to comprehend the mechanism behind salt-induced hypertension.A research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Kent State University has explained the causes ... Read more...

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How salt intake raises BP


April 15th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how salt intake contributes to raising one's blood pressure (BP).They found that salt intake makes it harder for the body to juggle ... Read more...

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Traces of Japanese radiation detected in Cleveland


March 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A researcher has detected tiny amounts of Iodine 131 from Japan in rainwater collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland.Gerald Matisoff, professor of geology at ... Read more...

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Radiation from Japan detected in US city


March 29th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Tiny amounts of an isotope, Iodine 131, from Japan have been detected in rainwater samples collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland, US. ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal women urged to increase yearly dental checkups


March 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Here's a new health message for postmenopausal women - they need to see their dentist at least four times a year and not twice as previously thought.Leena ... Read more...

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New biomarker for fatal brain disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified the first disease-specific biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), a universally fatal, degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure.sCJD is one of the ... Read more...

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Why drugs increase risk of heart attacks, strokes


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that fluid retention caused by many drugs may be the reason for an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.The study, which calculated ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep ‘ups risk of colon cancer’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A groundbreaking new study has found that lack of sleep is associated with an increase risk of colon cancer.Lack of sleep has been already linked with higher risks ... Read more...

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New study paves way for better cancer treatment


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients.Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside ... Read more...

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Helping others helps alcoholics become and stay sober


January 29th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A researcher from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports that participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it ... Read more...

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Anger at God ‘common during difficult times’


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Almost everyone experiences anger toward God at some point in their lives, says an expert.The notion of being angry with God goes back to ancient days. Such personal ... Read more...

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Even god can be object of human anger


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Even god can be the object of human anger for the right or wrong reasons. "Even people who deeply love and respect god can become angry," said Case ... Read more...

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Cancer drugs offer new hope for Crohn’s disease and sarcoidosis


December 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study offers insight into a new treatment avenue for two painful inflammatory diseases: Crohn's sisease and sarcoidosis.While the loss of NOD2 increases the risk of ... Read more...

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Drug For Treatment Of Lupus On The Verge Of Being Approved By FDA


November 18th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Benlysta moved one step closer to being approved by the FDA on Tuesday when the FDA panel voted in its favor. If approved finally, it will ... Read more...

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How coaching with compassion ‘lights up’ our brain


November 18th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found that people respond much better to a coach they find inspiring and who shows compassion for them, rather than one ... Read more...

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Bed rests for pregnant mums may be harmful: Study


November 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A recent study by a nurse has found that prescribed bed rest has a down side for pregnant women.Judith Maloni, professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School ... Read more...

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Hyper-texting teens more likely to have sex, drugs


November 10th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Teenagers who text 120 times a day are nearly three-and-a-half times more likely to have sex and resort to alcohol and drugs.Researchers said there was a definite ... Read more...

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Teens texting 120 messages a day ‘likelier to indulge in sex, drugs, booze’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A research has found that teenagers who send more than 120 text messages a day are more likely to indulge in sex, drugs and alcohol.Excessive texting among teens ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Styrofoam made from cow’s milk!


October 25th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): You could soon be drinking out of Styrofoam cups made of milk, for scientists at Case Western Reserve University have managed to create styrofoam packaging using a combination ... Read more...

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