Dead bones give clues to heal back pain

LONDON - The bones of people long dead could be the key to healing chronic back pain, says a new research.

Binge drinking? Blame it on your genes

WASHINGTON - Two genes that seem to trigger binge drinking have been identified, potentially paving the way to better treatments for excessive alcohol consumption.

Most men unaware of blood test for prostate cancer, finds charity

LONDON - A charity has found that majority of men are unaware of a blood test described as the "first line of defence" against the disease.

Hour of daytime sleep can lower blood pressure

WASHINGTON - Even an hour of sleep in daytime could help lower blood pressure after mental stress, researchers say.
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FDA Recalled Rolf’s Patisserie Desserts
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) -- The US Food and Drug Administration issued a recall on some of the foods of Rolf's Patisserie desserts due to food poisoning.
Larger Waistline in Women may Rise Cancer Risk
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) -- Experts have claimed that women with large waistline are more prone to be attacked by cancer than women who flaunts slim figure.
Novo Nordisk to Release new Diabetes Drug
LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes.com) -- Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said Thursday it planned to put a new insulin product on the market by 2013 after tests showed advantages to the widely sold diabetes drug Lantus.
Male Baldness no more a Problem, Stem Cell has an Answer
NEW YORK (Gaeatimes.com) -- Men no more have to suffer from baldness stigma as stem cells has an answer to cure baldness.
Comprehensive Study of Two Types of LASIK Procedures
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) -- LASIK is a type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism that can improve a person's vision completely.

China ‘on verge of stem cell breakthrough’

NEW DELHI - China is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough in stem cell research, says a top scientist in the field.

Stem cells from patients could help test cardiac disease treatments

LONDON - Stem cells derived from a patient with an inherited heart disease could help test specific treatments for the disease, known as long QT syndrome, say scientists.
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Fish oil fights weight loss from chemotherapy

TORONTO - Supplementing diet with fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy.

Genetic fault that causes rare self-healing skin cancer identified

LONDON - Researchers have identified a key genetic fault that causes a rare skin cancer to spread and then spontaneously heal itself.
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Cuban medicine for diabetic ulcers gains popularity

SANTIAGO DE CUBA - A Cuban medication for diabetic feet ulcers is fast becoming popular in a number of countries and has been used to treat more than 22,000 patients worldwide, according to a senior official.

Missing sugar molecule ‘increases diabetes risk’

WASHINGTON - Scientists say that an evolutionary gene mutation that occurred in human millions of years ago and our subsequent inability to produce a specific kind of sugar molecule appears to make people more vulnerable to developing type 2 diabetes, especially if they're overweight.
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Drugs to treat age-related blindness

WASHINGTON - Scientists have come up with new ways to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- the most prevalent type of blindness among the elderly -- after figuring out one of its primary causes.

Worm sticks between woman’s cornea and iris in Bihar

NALANDA - In an unusual case a worm got stuck between a woman's cornea and the iris of her right eye in Bihar's Nalanda District.adha Devi, a 20 year-old patient, got operated on Saturday at nearby charitable hospital in the region and is out of danger now.
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Chhattisgarh reports 47 malaria deaths

RAIPUR - Forty-seven people died of malaria in Chhattisgarh between April 2010 and January 2011, the state assembly was told Monday.

Healthcare budget a put off: Private hospitals

NEW DELHI - Terming as "unfortunate" the hike in service tax for air conditioned private hospitals, two such premier institutions said they were not impressed by the budget for 2011-12 presented Monday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

AIIMS gets Rs.1,000 crore in budget

NEW DELHI - The prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Monday got a budgetary hike, with Rs.1,022 crore earmarked in the union budget for the institute that caters to almost 8,000 patients every day.

India’s health budget goes up by 20 percent

NEW DELHI - India's health allocation has been hiked by 20 percent with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announcing Rs.26,760 crore (Rs.267 million/$5.9 million) for the sector with special focus on research, insurance cover for marginal workers and medical education.

Meet the 29-yr-old who is set to become Britain’s youngest grandmother

LONDON - A woman, who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29, has revealed that discovering the pregnancy of her 14-year-old daughter was her 'worst nightmare'.

Fish pedicure could spread infection and disease, warn experts

LONDON - The latest beauty craze-fish pedicures-offered in salons and spas across the world have raised serious health concerns.
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