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MRI may one day replace biopsy
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New York: A new imaging technique that shows the difference between normal and cancerous cells may one day make biopsies a thing of the past.Developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in the US, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, so far tested only in test tube-grown cells and mice was described in a report published in the online journal Nature Communications.While...
New diet could reduce risk of Alzheimer's   25 March, 2015
Researchers at Rush University in Chicago have developed the MIND diet, which their recent study suggests could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in the latest issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.Professor Martha Clare Morris and her colleagues combined elements of the Mediterranean diet with...
After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures   25 March, 2015
Washington:  When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed, reveals a new research.The study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it.Neurons respond differently to real words, such as turf, than to nonsense words such as...
Gene therapy to treat erectile dysfunction   25 March, 2015
London: There is some good news for those who can't have 'it' up on the spur of the moment! Researchers have devised a gene therapy that triggers reliable erections.Some men reach for the 'blue pills' to deal with erectile dysfunction. However, Viagra helps only to prolong an erection, it does not actually trigger it.Researchers from ETH Zurich have now developed a gene...
New gene linked to body shape   24 March, 2015
Washington: Scientists have found a new gene linked to body fat distribution in research that may help explain why you have an apple or pear shape.Researchers from the Duke University reported on Monday in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that a gene called Plexin D1 could control both where fat is stored and how fat cells are shaped, known factors in health and even...
Modi govt puts brakes on universal health plan   27 March, 2015
Ebola crisis not yet over: Report   24 March, 2015
Policy changes can help reduce obesity   23 March, 2015
Vitamin D can reverse low-grade prostate cancer   23 March, 2015
New TB drugs still out of reach for most   21 March, 2015
Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption   21 March, 2015
Ants' chemical improves cancer drug by 50 times   21 March, 2015
National Medicinal Plants Board set up   20 March, 2015
Toddlers' posture affects memory and learning   19 March, 2015
How the brain learns the way things work   18 March, 2015
High-energy breakfast good for diabetics   17 March, 2015
TV recipes not healthy: Survey   17 March, 2015
Mobile campaign to battle child deaths   17 March, 2015
Govt revisiting 'Jan Aushadhi' scheme to expand reach   17 March, 2015
Parents embarrassing kids on social media: poll   17 March, 2015
Why diesel vehicles are more harmful   16 March, 2015
Exercise protects motor abilities among elderly   16 March, 2015
Flu vaccines get more power   14 March, 2015
5,000 children start using tobacco daily   13 March, 2015
India, US researchers clash over swine flu   13 March, 2015
High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues   13 March, 2015
Swine flu turns more dangerous   12 March, 2015
'Liberia one month away from being declared Ebola-free'   14 March, 2015
Nursing home stay may damage your lungs   12 March, 2015
How cocaine hijacks memory   11 March, 2015
UK may ban branding on cigarette packs   11 March, 2015
Say yes to lower sugar food items   10 March, 2015
How drinking behaviour changes as we age   09 March, 2015
Decreased sexual activity could lower testosterone levels   09 March, 2015
Avoid sitting for long hours for a healthy heart   07 March, 2015
Centre to launch three-day campaign   06 March, 2015
Indian woman playing multiple roles, but ignoring health   06 March, 2015
Male images seen by left side of brain   06 March, 2015
WHO to begin vaccination trials in Guinea   06 March, 2015
Clean air improves kids' lung, says study   05 March, 2015
Extra oxygen could help you fight cancer   05 March, 2015
Adults only catch flu about twice a decade   04 March, 2015
New hormone that fights weight gain, diabetes   04 March, 2015
WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat disease   06 March, 2015
Kitchen holds acne cures   03 March, 2015
Candies may cause high blood pressure in kids   03 March, 2015
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Payment delays dent health programmes   03 March, 2015
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
3D printers help deliver customised drugs   02 March, 2015
One billion young at risk of hearing loss: WHO   02 March, 2015
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
Six more AIIMS like institutes: Jaitley   28 February, 2015
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Healthcare sector upbeat   28 February, 2015
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
H1N1 cases rise in UP; nurse infected   27 February, 2015
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
More sleep may put you at higher stroke risk   26 February, 2015
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
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