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Diabetes and the Magic Beans
(image) Researchers have come out with another boon of the black soya bean-preventing diabetes. The scientists from



Bird Flu Alert: Kuwait
(image) Kuwait has reported its first outbreak of bird flu since November 2005. Test samples sent to a laboratory in



Minister Supports Private Sector In NHS
(image) Jack McConnel, the first Minister inaugurated the Scottish Regional Treatment Centre at Stracathro Hospital, Angus on 25



Simple Breath Test may Detect Lung Cancer
(image) A simple coin-sized device might be the latest in technology to detect even early stages of lung cancer, say American



Six Medicos in Libyan HIV Case Plead Not Guilty
(image) On the fourth hearing of the HIV case in Libya involving five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, the medicos ple



AMA Calls For Ban On Duty-Free Cigarettes
(image) AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today the AMA is seeking a total ban on the sale of duty-free cigarettes in A



Discredited Drug may Be Used to Aid Mental Development in Down's Syndrome Patients
(image) Researchers who experimented with a drug used previously in the treatment of epilepsy are planning to extend the study f



Make Dental Care Affordable for the Working Poor
(image) Ontario: Health Minister George Smitherman is tongue tied when questioned about improving dental care to make it afforda



Prostate Cancer Therapy may Increase Risk of Death in Older Patients
(image) Androgen deprivation therapy - one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer - may increase the risk of death fr



New Data Shows Significant Asthma Control With Symbicort
(image) New data showed that using SYMBICORT (Regd) for asthma provides a rapid and clinically significant bronchodilatory response an



Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Genetic Mutation
(image) Every day for 10 years, a seemingly heart-healthy 53-year-old woman experienced rapid and irregular heartbeats. She had



UAE Introduces Cervical Cancer Vaccine
(image) An education programme on cervical cancer prevention and the new vaccine Gardasil was conducted in the American Hospital



Grossly Overweight Boy Likely to Be Sent into Care
(image) Fighting child obesity has taken a serious turn with the involvement of social services in the case of Connor McCreaddie



Access to Pornography Among Teenagers on the Rise
(image) Boys aged 13 and 14 living in rural areas, are the most likely of their age group to access pornography, and parents n



Bone Fragility, a Risk for Children With Cancer
(image) Children suffering cancer carry a pronounced risk of suffering weak bones due to the disease and treatment, a novel repo



Wrong Belief About Ovarian Cancer
(image) According to a latest survey half of Australian women are under the impression that ovarian cancer can be detected by pa



Simple Model to Predict Chronic Kidney Disease
(image) Chronic kidney disease (CKD), a serious and progressive medical condition, has been and remains under-identified. While



Industry-funded Breast Cancer Trials More Likely to Yield Positive Results
(image) Industry-funded studies of breast cancer therapies are more likely to report positive results than non-pharmaceutical fu



European Commission to Boost Chhattisgarh's Health Sector
(image) Raipur: The European Commission is to assist Chhattisgarh in revamping its primary health sector with an aid of Rs.1.5 b



Srinagar Plagued by Stray Dog Menace
(image) Residents and doctors in Srinagar are quite frustrated by the large number of stray dogs on the city's streets, with 4,5



Bhopal Gas Victims Demand Treatment of Children With Birth Defects
(image) Arguing that chromosomal deviation among people exposed to toxic gases from the Union Carbide plant was causing birth de



'New Disinfectant can Kill Bird Flu'
(image) A team of Indonesian veterinarians has developed a disinfectant spray it claims kills the bird flu virus on contact, a



Common Cold may Cause Severe Respiratory Infection
(image) Common cold can sometimes cause severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia and acute bronchitis, says a study that



FDA Certifies Novel ADHD Drug
(image) Washington - The FDA has permitted the use of a new drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drug kno



Nearly Half of Indian Children Below Three Underweight
(image) New Delhi: Nearly half of India's children below the age of three are underweight and almost 200 million people in the c



Anxiety and Stress Levels Aggravate IBS
(image) A recent research study finds that overly anxious and driven people are more prone to irritable bowel syndrome, usually/



Specially Treated Prawns for Seafood Allergy Sufferers
(image) Chinese scientists will soon be able to provide 'safe prawns' for seafood allergy sufferers. Those who are allergic to s



Using Growth Hormone for Boosting Performances is Hazardous
(image) A 36-year-old professional body-builder who used growth hormone to boost his performance landed up with inflamed liver a



XDR-TB: the Latest Global Terror
(image) Statistics that frighten were presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Los Angeles,



Irish Workers Advised Afternoon Walks
(image) The Irish Businesses and Employers Confederation (Ibec) has urged their employers to take at least a fifteen minutes wal



A Toddler Battles for Life
(image) Three year old Ruby has been diagnosed with a brain tumor which is at the stem of her brain. A strange limp of the kid l



Pigs Arrive at Bio-secure Center
(image) Scientists led by Dr. Bernhard Hering have reported the arrival of a batch of special pigs to the bio-secure center; a



C Section On The Rise In Obese Women
(image) According to the annual Compendium of Health Statistics published by the Office of Health Economics (OHE), more and more



Garlic-Not So Good Anymore
(image) Many have stuffed the pungent bulbs down their throats in hope of preventing or reducing the risks of heart diseases-don



Vandetanib Study Enters Third Phase
(image) The Phase 3 study of the drug Vandetanib, marketed by London company AstraZeneca PLC has begun. The study



Americans Asked To Exercise Caution While Eating
(image) A recent report published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest cites that some of the food items served in p



Researchers Discover Key to Body's Ability to Detect Subtle Temperature Changes
(image) Scientists have long known the molecular mechanisms behind most of the body's sensing capabilities. Vision, for example/



Regular Use of Painkillers may Cause Blood Pressure in Men
(image) Middle-aged men who regularly use painkillers may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure compared with



Susceptibility to TB is High Among the Smokers
(image) People who smoke are increasingly at the risk of becoming infected with tuberculosis (TB) and of having that infection t



Lung Cancer Risk High Among Women
(image) More women die each year from lung cancer than from breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers combined. And women who smoke



Men Not as Tough as They Seem
(image) Most men like to put up a tough front. But they are still just as sensitive as anyone else. Ignoring that reality can le



Masala Bhangra is the Latest Fitness Craze in US
(image) An Indian American fitness guru has created a fusion of Indian bhangra and aerobics that has become the latest craze in



Cholesterol in Stroke Patients Exceeds National Guidelines
(image) Many stroke patients have cholesterol higher than national guidelines recommend that, if managed, may have prevented the



Physical Contact With Parents can Help Premature Babies
(image) Munich: Premature babies should be brought into close physical contact with their parents as soon as possible after birt



New Imaging Technique Tracks Traffic Patterns of White Blood Cells
(image) Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have just developed an advanced imaging technique to capture the movement



Single Slice MRI- Handy Tool to Identify Children at Risk
(image) A new study finds that single-slice magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a fast and non-invasive way to measure intra-abd



Homeopathy and Hypnosis Come to Dentistry
(image) Some dentists are full of pleasant surprises. They don't scrape and poke. They massage and hypnotise, look for disrupted



New Vaccine to Tackle Rabies in Dogs
(image) Scientists here have developed a vaccine that can effectively eliminate rabies in dogs. The vaccine, in



Gene Therapy Shows Promise as Treatment for Diseased Limbs
(image) New research suggests that gene therapy is a safe treatment method to explore in patients whose lower limbs are at risk



Airborne Infection Less in Naturally Ventilated Rooms
(image) A study conducted in eight hospitals in Peru concludes that opening windows and doors provides maximum natural ventilati



Fruit Flies May Pave Way to New Treatments for Age-related Heart Disease
(image) The tiny Drosophila fruit fly may pave the way to new methods for studying and finding treatments for heart disease, t



Antidepressants Help Men Decrease Alcohol Consumption, but Not Women
(image) CIHR-funded study explored the relationship between use of antidepressants and level of alcohol consumption, examining w



Statin Therapy Cuts Bad Cholesterol Unprecedented 70 Percent
(image) Research conducted at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston shows that a combination statin therapy lowers bad c



Researchers Study Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
(image) Researchers have found that Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) do not increase the risk of genetic mutations in d



A Combination of Botox and Surgery Cures Migraines
(image) An innovative surgical technique involving Botox brings relief to a long time migraine sufferer. Five year



The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer
(image) Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, have a high risk of death from disea



Diesel Exposure Model Reduces Allergy Risk Assessment Errors
(image) University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health experts say their research improves prior methods of classifying expo



Mothers Gives 'thumbs Up' for Traffic Light Labeling
(image) A poll by an online website Netmums, has the outcome that a majority of them prefer food labeling on packages to be simp



EU Commission to Set Up Rapid Action Team
(image) The European Commission of the EU has come out with a plan to construct an expert team of professionals from various dis



Glaxo Files Cancer Drug For Approval With FDA
(image) Tykerb, a breast cancer drug from Glaxo Smithkline has been filed for approval with America's FDA and European regulator



Circumcision Does Not Prevent Spread of HIV, Experts Warn
(image) A study has been launched by a team of researchers led by Devon Brewer, director of the research firm, Interdisciplinary



WHO States, "One Billion People Are Affected By Neurological Disorders"
(image) Neurological ailments varying from migraines to Alzheimer's disease affect almost one billion people across the world. T



Consume Whole Milk, Ice Cream To Get Pregnant
(image) Women wanting to get pregnant should opt for ice creams and whole milk instead of fat free milk. This was disclosed by a



HPV Infections On The Rise In US
(image) According to a study conducted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more and more women are reported to



Think Twice Before Loading on Vitamins, Say Experts
(image) Too much of a good thing can actually kill you. Scientists seem to have proven this adage, at least in the case of vitam



HL7 Announces Industry's First Electronic Health Record System (EHR-S)
(image) iElectronic health record standard will facilitate key advances in electronic health record systems across the continu



Busy Intersections Invite People to Walk More
(image) People are more likely to go for a walk in areas with four-way intersections and a large number of shops and businesses



Inner-ear Volume Study Leads to Higher Surgery Success Rates
(image) Children suffering from holes in their eardrums could have better success rates following surgery, thanks to findings fr



More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures
(image) An estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million are estimated to have low bone mass, p



Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge
(image) Researchers have discovered new information about a link between the growth of blood vessels critical to the spread of c



Simple Solutions to Postpartum Weight Retention
(image) Women aiming to shed after-pregnancy pounds should add daily walks and limit TV time and trans fats, according to a new



Central Budget Allocates Rs.99.47 Bn Proposal for Rural Health Mission
(image) New Delhi: The central budget for 2007-08 Wednesday proposes an increase in the allocation for the flagship National Rur



French Psychiatrists to Study Indian Value System
(image) Indian belief and knowledge are great healers and 140 French psychiatrists and psychotherapists are currently in Delhi t



Incidence of Malaria Has Come Down, Says Economic Survey
(image) New Delhi: The incidence of malaria, one of the most common vector-borne diseases, has come down in India from 1.82 mill



Mobile Phone Addiction may Cause Psychological Problems
(image) Teenagers who use mobile phones for many hours a day - talking and sending messages or missed calls - may develop psycho



Discovery of Cell Pathway may Help Colon Cancer Patients
(image) One in 18 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer during their lifetimes -- that translates into more tha



Taxotere Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
(image) Sanofi-Aventis, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, issued a press release that stated Taxotere (doceta



Unique Tomatoes Tops In Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
(image) Deep red tomatoes get their rich color from lycopene, a disease-fighting antioxidant. A new study, however, suggests tha



Vietnam may Face Dengue Fever Outbreak: Ministry
(image) Dengue fever is likely to resurface in Vietnam in April if the burgeoning number of mosquitoes isn't curbed, the Ministr



Common Ingredient in Big Macs and Sodas Can Stabilize Gold Nanoparticles for Medical Use
(image) The future of cancer detection and treatment may be in gold nanoparticles - tiny pieces of gold so small they cannot be



Massachusetts To Offer Free Cervical Cancer Vaccine
(image) Girls in Massachusetts between 9 and 18 will be eligible for a free cervical cancer vaccine of Governor Deval Patrick's



Researchers Develop Resin Beads That Capture Mad Cow Disease Agent From Blood
(image) For the first time, experimental results indicate that it is possible to use a resin filter to remove harmful prion prot



Natural Milk Protein Could Lead to Super Nutritious Foods
(image) Technion-Israel institute of Technology researchers have engineered a way to deliver health-promoting nutrients using pr



Vitamin D Deficiency Widespread During Pregnancy
(image) Even regular use of prenatal multivitamin supplements is not adequate to prevent vitamin D insufficiency, according to a



Sleep Apnea: Take It to Heart, Loyola Advises
(image) In celebration of National Sleep Awareness Week, March 5 - 11, Loyola University Health System's Center for Sleep Disord



Spinal Cord Stimulation Pilot Study for Chronic Angina
(image) St. Jude Medical, Inc. today announced the first patient implant in a pilot study that will preliminarily evaluate if st



'Baby Blues'-no Tiny Problem
(image) General practitioners and other health professionals dealing with pregnant women have been asked to keep a strict watch



Blossoming Beauty Sammy Winward to Help Funding
(image) Sammy Winward,voted last year as one of the world's 100 sexiest women, on a bed of daffodils is sure to help draw more f



Timing of First Intercourse is Vital
(image) According to a latest study, the ages at which teenagers and children have their first sexual intercourse is said to hav



Not a Rotten Idea Anymore
(image) UK's Labor MP Madeline Moon has come out with a proposal that she claims will save the National Health Services (NHS), m



Transplant Doctor Investigated in Organ Donor Case
(image) A Californian doctor by name Dr. Hootan Roozrokh is allegedly involved in an organ donor case. Officials are currently i



Disturbing Trend in AIDS Cases In US
(image) At the 14th annual retrovirus conference in Los Angeles, it was reported that AIDS cases have been steadily increasing i



Heart Disease, Stroke Prevention Efforts Among Women
(image) A group of female lawmakers -- including Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Reps. Barbara



Alarming Trend in Prescription Drug Abuse
(image) The annual report for the year 2006 of the International Narcotics Control Board (an agency affiliated to UN), suggests



Researchers Conducting Clinical Trials of Diaphragm as HIV Prevention Method
(image) Researchers at the Women's Global Health Imperative program at the University of California-San Francisco's Medical Cent



Yale Researchers Named Ellison Foundation Senior Scholars in Aging
(image) New Haven, Conn. - Two distinguished Yale scientists have been named Senior Scholars in Aging research by the Ellison Me



Genetics Might Engineer Path to Successful Aging
(image) 'If we can prevent [chronic diseases], more people can live longer.' Rapid advances in using human genes to diagnose, p



Philadelphia Researchers Found A Novel Way To Fight Several Kind of Cancers
(image) Researchers in Philadelphia have found a ground breaking method of fighting cancer. Their research has brought them to b



Scientists Tout New Prostate Cancer Test
(image) Oregon scientists say a simple test can identify men at high risk of life-threatening prostate cancer even after a biops



Smoking is Injurious to Health, Says Saif
(image) Barely a week after stories of his illness broke out and swamped the print and electronic media, Saif Ali Khan is back o