Union Health Minister JP Nadda today directed AIIMS administration to take all necessary steps to operationalise the upcoming National Cancer Institute by April 2018.
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- With ageing, the weakened immune system loses its efficiency and capacity to recognize these damaged cells.The post Cancer a growing menace in adults; here’s why world should be concerned appeared first on The Financial Express.
- Temperature of water consumed may be as important as the amount when trying to manage thermoregulation, indicated new report.
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- Representational PictureWashington: In a major step towards faster and convenient delivery of medical tests, Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyse several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results.At a time when patients and medical professionals expect always faster results, researchers are trying to translate biodetection technologies used in laboratories to the field and clinic,
- The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium by affecting a central function of the immune system, a new study has found.
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- A low-cost drug used for treating colds can prevent bladder cancer from spreading, as well as reduce resistance to anticancer drugs, a new study has found.
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- Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship are at an increased risk of infectious diseases, such as stomach flu and ear inflammation, which may also affect their child, a new study has found.
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- Scientists have developed a new world-first optical sensor that may quickly detect vitamin B12 defficiency, a condition linked to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
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- Researchers from University of Adelaide have developed a world's first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood - a novel step towards developing a low-cost and portable deficiency test.
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- We loved this healthy tabeez that we chanced upon. Filled with camphor and strung together with tulsi beads, the tabeez claims to protect you from epidemic virus, cough, cold, dengue and chikungunya. “The camphor (kapoor) in the tabeez is also a great mosquito repellent, disinfectant and has a natural perfume,” says Aavriti Jain who designed them for a Jaipur-based brand Dhora India.
Aavriti Jain“I was discussing the number of dangerous epidemic diseases that are affecting us t
- The top 10 food related tweets by users in the US contain just one item - chicken - which can qualify as healthy, according to a new study that used Twitter posts to unveil diet and physical activity patterns of people.
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- Dark chocolate reduces blood pressure/hypertension: Doctors could soon be prescribing a dose of dark chocolate to help people with hypertension, according to a new research. Scientists at an Australian University, combined the results of 15 studies into the effects of flavanols, the compounds in chocolate, which cause dilation of blood vessels, on blood pressure. They found that, consumption can significantly, albeit modestly, reduce blood pressure for people with high blood pressure but not for
- New York: If tweets can reveal something about our health, researchers have some bad news. In a list of top 10 tweeted foods in the US, they found only one item - chicken - that could be considered healthy food.Coffee was the most tweeted food in the US between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by beer then pizza, the study revealed.Chicken, the only food that can be considered healthy, came seventh in the list.For the study, scientists at University of Utah surveyed nearly 80 million Twitter messag
- Representational PictureSydney: Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction technologies are likely to have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, new research has found."There's something quite remarkable occurring with women over the age of 40 who use assisted reproduction," said lead author Michael Davies, Professor at Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide in Australia."Infertile women aged 40 and over who
- Patient access to life-changing healthcare needs innovativemedicines and collective effort
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- Personalised and "evidence-based" treatment rather than a generic approach is the "way forward" for cancer cure across the world, including in India, international oncology experts have said.
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- Washington: Chocoholics, rejoice! Scientists have found that consuming flavanol-rich cocoa products such as dark chocolates may benefit cardiovascular health. Scientists conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of cocoa consumption.“Our meta-analysis of RCTs characterises how cocoa flavanols affect cardiometabolic biomarkers, providing guidance in designing large, definitive prevention trials against diabetes and cardiovascular disease in fu
- Scientists have shown for the first time that people with chronic lower back pain who knowingly take a placebo, or 'fake pills', along with traditional treatment see more improvement.
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- Better sex drive: According to researchers at a reputed American university, eating 75 gm of the nuts each day can increase a man's virility and the health of his sperm. The team found that men aged between 21-35, who regularly ate walnuts, had sperm with enhanced vitality and movement. Walnuts are rich in a natural plant source of omega-3, a type of fatty acid thought to be critical to sperm development.A cure for cancer? Although this has been dispute by health experts, black walnuts are belie
- Believe it or not, there's a medical condition where people actually indulge in sexual activities during sleep. Termed as sexsomnia or sleep sex it is involuntary, just like sleepwalking. Categorised under a broad class of sleep disorders known as parasomnias, which include sleepwalking, sleep apnea, night terrors and bedwetting.
Representational pictureA recent survey conducted in Britain by a leading bed supplier revealed that one in 10 Britons unwittingly indulged in sleep sex after studying
- Dengue and Chikungunya are widespread diseases that require close attention in India, eminent scientist and an international expert on Ebola, Peter Piot has said.
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- Scientists have identified an area of the mosquito brain that mixes taste and smell, an advance that may help find a substance that makes "human flavour" repulsive to the malaria-bearing species.
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- Today is the World Mental Health Day.
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- Representational pictureSexual headache, known medically as coital cephalalgia, is a rare form of of headache that occurs in the skull and neck during sexual activity, including masturbation or orgasm. Experts say it is estimated to appear in roughly 1 per cent of the world's population, can happen during sex at any age and is believed to be more common in men than women.Although sexual headaches are often benign and can be successfully treated with medication in most cases, doctors recommend c
- An immunotherapy drug has been hailed as a potential 'game changer' after being found to greatly improve survival for patients with relapsed head and neck cancer.
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- Drinking too much water may cause potentially fatal water intoxication, claims a new study which has for the first time identified the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking.
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- Do you know that just 20 minutes of daily cycling can almost half your risk of dying from a heart related disease?
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- In an indication that no policy interventions have proven very effective at changing current obesity trends, researchers have estimated that globally some 268 million children aged five to 17 years may be overweight by 2025.
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- Challenging the popular notion that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for good health, researchers have found that drinking too much water can put people in danger of water intoxication.
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- Boys born to infertile fathers through the means of a common fertility treatment may have lower sperm quantity and quality than those who were spontaneously conceived, a new study has found.
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- Recent studies and researches have discovered that consuming cherry juice on a regular basis can be extremely beneficial to health. Here's how...Say goodbye to blood pressure: A recent study conducted by researchers at a UK university revealed the drinking cherry juice can significantly reduce blood pressure. They believe that a glass of cherry juice in their daily diet can eventually enable them to forgo pills or any other medication. The study's participants were patients who were di
- A recent research has found that working in night shifts has little or no effect on a woman's breast cancer risk.
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- A new research at the University of California has found that patients diagnosed late in the course of HIV infection are more likely to transmit HIV to others since they are not on treatment to suppress it and could be transmitting the disease without knowing they are doing so.
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- The Women's EMPOWER survey, an internet-based survey of 1,858 postmenopausal women with Vulvar and vaginal atrophy symptoms; found that postmenopausal women generally failed to recognize VVA and its chronic progressive course.
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- US researchers have developed a more precise method for estimating average blood sugar levels that can cut diagnostic errors by more than 50 percent compared to the current widely used but sometimes inaccurate test.
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- Vitamin E supplementation may reduce the risk of pneumonia in elderly men who are not smokers, new research has found.
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- Early use of marijuana - the most commonly used illegal substance in the world - may cause abnormal brain function and lower IQ, a new study has warned.
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- Globally, people's health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research published on Thursday.
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- It may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the oldest people on record, a new study has found.
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- The Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new pathway in brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression.
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- According to several studies conducted by leading doctors, medical and health experts, deaths during consensual sex account for approximately 0.6% of all sudden deaths. This can occur during consensual sex for various reasons, generally because of the physical strain of the sexual activity, or because of unusual circumstances surrounding the carnal act.A study conducted by a leading American medical journal has revealed that each additional hour of sexual activity per week resulted in an increas
- The anti-HIV drug Truvada has proved to be very effective at preventing new infections when taken by people at high risk, who strictly adhere to the drug therapy regime.
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- Nearly 60 per cent of pollution in Delhi caused by fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) originates from outside, with the neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh being major contributors to it, a new study on city's air quality has said.
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- The Union Cabinet approved amendments to 'The HIV and AIDS Bill, 2014' drafted to safeguard the rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV.
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- Exercise releases a hormone that can help your body shed fat and keep it from forming again, which may also act as potential target to fight obesity, diabetes and other health issues, a study has found.
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- A recent study carried out by Loyola Medicine researchers shuns the commonly spread belief that breast cancer drug Tamoxifen could increase the risk of uterine cancer. The study carried out by Drs. Kathy S. Albain and Ronald K.The post Taking Tamoxifen does not escalate risk of uterine cancer: Study appeared first on The Financial Express.
- A new study gives greater insight into the growth of cancer cells, bringing researchers one step closer to the fight against the fatal disease.
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- Medication-resistant bacteria are making it more difficult to treat a common but severe kidney infection, says a study.
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- In a comprehensive chemical comparison between smoke and e-cigarette emissions, researchers have found that toxicant level in e-cigarette vapour was 95% less than in conventional cigarette smoke.
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- Some 250 million children worldwide risk not reaching their full potential due to extreme poverty and stunting, cutting their future earnings by up to 26 percent and seriously impacting national growth, scientists said on Tuesday.The post Childhood stunting can cut future earnings by up to a quarter – Lancet appeared first on The Financial Express.