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Neurons controlling hunger also drive drug addiction: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a set of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain's hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also ... Read more...

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Oxytocin activates brain function in autistic kids


May 20th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Oxytocin, often referred to as a love hormone, boosts activity in brain areas of autistic children involving sight, hearing and understanding other people. These are the ... Read more...

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Scientists warn of dangers in delaying motherhood


April 8th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Working women often postpone motherhood without realising its deleterious consequences, relying instead on reproductive technologies to restore their childbearing capacity, says a study."There is an alarming ... Read more...

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Compound created to fight malaria-causing bug


April 5th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Research by a Yale University team has found a drug showing promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria to prevent the malaria-causing parasite from growing, a statement ... Read more...

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Cell phone use in pregnancy affects foetus’ brain


March 16th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Radiation from cell phone use during pregnancy could affect the brain of foetus, potentially leading to hyperactivity after birth."This is the first experimental evidence that foetal ... Read more...

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Child abuse hospitalised 4,500 US kids in one year


February 7th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) In one year alone, over 4,500 children in the US were hospitalised due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries, a new ... Read more...

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Alarming number of US kids abused, hospitalised


February 6th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An "alarming" 4,500-plus children subjected to abuse in the US ended up in hospitals and 300 of them died of injuries in a single year, a ... Read more...

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Separation at birth triggers genomic changes in kids


December 6th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Children who feel the pangs of separation from parents at birth and are brought up in orphanages undergo genetic changes, reveals a study. "Our study shows ... Read more...

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Warring placenta, uterus trigger preeclampsia


October 11th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A battle raging within the womb - between the father's biological motive to produce a big and healthy baby versus the mother's need to live through ... Read more...

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Facial wrinkles may predict bone density in early menopause


June 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jun 5 (IANS) The worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is."In post-menopausal women, the appearance of the ... Read more...

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Kids who self-unbuckle at high risk for serious injuries


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that most children who first unbuckle were age three and under and that many unbuckle while the vehicle is in motion-putting them at ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

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Shrinking ultrasound device will be handy as stethoscope


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The shrinking size of an ultrasound equipment will make it as handy as a doctor's stethoscope. Yale School of Medicine clinicians Christopher L. Moore and Joshua A. Copel ... Read more...

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New test to detect Turner syndrome early


February 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers have come up with a new inexpensive, accurate and practical diagnostic test for Turner syndrome that can be done in a doctor's office.Prevalent ... Read more...

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Scientists find clues to mystery of preterm delivery


February 11th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that excessive formation of calcium crystal deposits in the amniotic fluid may be a reason why some pregnant women suffer preterm premature rupture of the ... Read more...

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Long-sought-after anti-cancer agent synthesized


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): For the first time, Yale University scientists have synthesized a chemical compound, leading to the development of a new class of molecules that may target and destroy cancer ... Read more...

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Obama names two Indian-Americans to key posts


January 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named an Indian-American doctor to an Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health and re-nominated an ... Read more...

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Double doses of chicken pox vaccine most effective: Study


January 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that two doses are better than one, when it comes to vaccinating children against varicella (chicken pox).In fact, the odds ... Read more...

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Double dose of chicken pox vaccine more effective


January 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Two doses of the chicken pox vaccine are more effective than one, researchers have found. The odds of developing the infection were lower in children who had received ... Read more...

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Vaccinated mums have healthier newborns: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing their infants from being hospitalized with influenza in the first six months of life, a study ... Read more...

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Kids with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity


November 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The new brain-imaging study by Yale School ... Read more...

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Injuries and illnesses ‘increase levels of elderly disability’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has found that the illnesses and injuries that can restrict the activity of older adults or land them in the hospital are linked to worsening ... Read more...

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High-fat diet prevents brain from burning calories


September 10th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) Some people who eat a high-calorie fat-rich diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight. A high-fat diet in some people causes the brain cells to become ... Read more...

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Peony flowers may ease ill-effects of chemotherapy


August 19th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A perennial favourite of gardeners, peony flowers may soon help ease chemotherapy's side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and weight loss. Given in combination with three ... Read more...

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Why two people have different weights despite same diet


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Ever wondered why two people could eat the same high fat diet, but one becomes obese and prone to diabetes while the other maintains a slim frame? Well, ... Read more...

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Sperm identification could improve male fertility


May 29th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a method to select sperm with the highest DNA integrity that is likely to improve male fertility. The method is comparable to that of the ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to BPA may raise breast cancer risk


May 29th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Exposure in the womb to chemicals like Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Diethylstilbestrol (DES) can increase an offspring's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.Researchers at Yale School ... Read more...

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Endometrial stem cells could repair Parkinson’s related brain cell damage


May 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers found that stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) could repair brain cells damaged by Parkinson's disease, according to Yale School ... Read more...

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Brief treatment can ease depression in mothers


May 1st, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When paediatricians see a child for a checkup, they may want to spend a few minutes checking out the mother's well-being too. New research suggests that depression is ... Read more...

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Indian doctor’s killer carried enough ammo for a massacre (Second Lead)


April 28th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 28 (IANS) The killer of Indian American doctor, Dr. Vajinder Pal Toor, was a highly motivated stalker who drove from Georgia with two loaded handguns and 1,000 rounds ... Read more...

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Growing arteries could lead to ‘biological bypass’


March 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) A new method of growing arteries could lead to a "biological bypass" or a non-invasive way to treat coronary artery disease, says a new report. Coronary arteries can become ... Read more...

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Growing new arteries could lead to ‘biological bypass’ for heart disease


March 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers say they have found a new method of growing arteries that could lead to a 'biological bypass'-or a non-invasive way to treat coronary ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ... Read more...

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Scientists make anti-cancer compounds


February 13th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Yale University scientists have streamlined the process for synthesising a family of compounds that can potentially kill cancer and other diseased cells, representing a unique category of anti-cancer ... Read more...

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Cervical length screening in women could reduce preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Screening women for signs of a shortening cervix could help reduce preterm births, researchers believe.Experts at Yale School of Medicine also think that using ultrasound to screen low-risk ... Read more...

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