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Implanted coils can help some lung patients breathe easy

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:44
New York: A novel minimally invasive therapy that involves implantation of tiny coils into the lungs can improve exercise ability and quality of life for some lung patients, results of a large international trial have shown.Aimed at tightening diseased tissue…

Brain size may determine response to PTSD treatment

Saturday, 14 May 2016 13:21
New York: Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have a larger brain region are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy -- a type of cognitive behavioural therapy -- for the mental health condition, finds a new research.PTSD is…

Breast cancer drug can suppress brain seizures

Friday, 13 May 2016 12:35
New York: A class of drug that inhibits production of the primary female sex hormone, estrogen, and is used to treat breast cancer has been found to quickly and effectively suppress dangerous brain seizures, a study says."The effect was profound…

New dog species that roamed Earth 12 mn years ago identified

Thursday, 12 May 2016 16:20
New York: Researchers have identified a new species of fossil dog that roamed the coast of eastern North America approximately 12 million years ago.This coyote-sized dog - named Cynarctus wangi -- was a member of the extinct subfamily Borophaginae, commonly…

Low levels of fat hormone may increase PTSD risk

Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:10
New York: People who have low levels of a fat hormone might be more prone to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms if they are exposed to a traumatic event, new research suggests.Individuals with PTSD relive past traumas again and…

Testosterone therapy does not raise prostate cancer risk: Study

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:45
New York: Men with low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone need not fear that testosterone replacement therapy will increase their risk of prostate cancer, says a studyThe researchers found that, as a group, men prescribed testosterone for longer…

Heart surgery stalled as computer crashes

Saturday, 07 May 2016 11:25
Washington: A patient undergoing heart surgery at a US hospital was put at risk when the computer software being used to help carry out the procedure crashed due to an untimely anti-virus scan "improperly" installed on the system.The incident took…

Over 40 common genes found in autism and cancer

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:59
New York: Researchers have identified 43 specific genes with autism susceptibility that also have an association with cancer.The findings suggest that certain drugs for cancer may be repurposed to treat autism spectrum disorder for which there is currently no cure."This…

Heart disease drug may treat pancreatic cancer

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:54
New York: Researchers have found that a class of drugs originally developed to treat atherosclerosis - the build-up of plaque inside your arteries, raising the risk for heart disease -- could be repurposed to treat pancreatic cancer.Atherosclerosis is the buildup…

Genetic switch linked to increased lifespan identified

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:12
New York: Newly discovered genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms are also linked to increased lifespan in mammals, says a study that offers hope that drugs to flip these switches could improve human metabolic function and…