HEALTH

Dengue Linked to High Temperatures, El Nino, Global Warming

Epidemics of dengue are linked to high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon, a University of Florida scientist working with an international team of researchers has found, which in turn links it to the emerging threat of global warming. The findings coincide with the emergence of the most intense El Niño in nearly two decades in the Pacific, ...

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Peanut Allergy? Oral Immunotherapy Safe, Effective, says Study

For peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective as it suppresses allergic immune responses to peanut in children, said a study. The OIT treatment of peanut allergy consists of eating small amount of peanut protein daily and increasing it gradually. As some studies have already shown that peanut OIT in older children can provide protection against potentially ...

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Fidgeting or Leg Movement Lessen Heart Attack Risk: Study

Fidgeting or moving legs while in a sitting posture is helpful to heart in a long way, found researchers from the University of Missouri (USA). “Whether it’s binge watching our favourite TV show or working at a computer… a small amount of leg fidgeting could prevent a decline in leg vascular function caused by prolonged sitting,” said lead author Jaume ...

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Sudden Death in Epilepsy Patients Linked to Calcium Leak

Epilepsy is an extremely common disorder affecting people of all ages, from infants through teenagers to older adults. One of the most mysterious things about this disorder is that about 6 percent of the people with epilepsy have an unusually high incidence of sudden unexpected death. In a paper published today on theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers ...

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Fried Food Affects Brain, Results in Obesity: Study

Fried food or fat intake causes inflammation that impedes brain to control hunger and in turn fueling obesity, said a new study. The main problem for people is to control how much they eat, when to stop and what type of food to eat, which turn to obesity, said researchers from University of Naples Federico II in Italy. The study ...

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10 Myths About Diabetes: How to Overcome?

According to the Lancet study in April this year, there is a fourfold rise in the number of diabetics – from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and half of them live in five countries -India, China, USA, Brazil and Indonesia. In China, the numbers rose from 20.4 million in China in 1980 to 102.9 million in ...

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3 Drug Combinations to Counter Antibiotic Resistance: Report

UCLA researchers found that combinations of three different antibiotics can often overcome bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, even when none of the three antibiotics on their own — or even two of the three together — is effective. The researchers grew E. coli bacteria in a laboratory and treated the samples with combinations of one, two and three antibiotics from a group of ...

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Turmeric Compound Found Promising to Treat Colon Cancer

Another study has brought the miracle root turmeric into limelight as a means to prepare a compound to prevent and treat colon cancer to some extent. Researchers from Saint Louis University in Missouri, US have studied a line of colon cancer cells in a laboratory model and found that treating the cells initially with curcumin and then with silymarin will ...

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India Has 2.1 million HIV Patients, One-third Unaware of it!

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The number of HIV positive patients in India has crossed 2 million but nearly one-third of them are unaware of the fact that they possess the condition, said the Union Health Ministry. Union health ministry’s additional secretary, Health cum Director General NACO (National Aids Control Organisation) Navreet Singh Kang said the focus should be on identifying and diagnosing those who ...

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Combating Cancer: Russian Researchers Find Compound of Parsley, Dill Effective

A basic synthesis of deli pickle and green pesto sauce have some amazing cancer fighting antioxidants which can be used in potential chemotherapeutic agents, according to a team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Since chemotherapy regimens target rapidly dividing cancer cells using antimitotic agents that inhibit the growth of these cells by disrupting ...

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Inducing Cell Suicide, New Method Kills Cancer cells in 2 Hours

In a new method that can revolutionize the cancer treatment, University of Texas researcher has developed a injectible chemical compound which can brighten the cancerous cells and beaming light they can be made acidic and commit suicide with results up to 95%. Matthew Gdovin, Associate Professor at University of Texas at San Antonio, has developed the method to inject nitrobenzaldehyde ...

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Method Developed to Predict Lifespan Before Cancer Death

People with cancer are often told by their doctors approximately how long they could live, and how well they will respond to treatments, but a new method developed by UCLA can help to predict lifespan before cancer death accurately. The new method developed could eventually lead to a way to do just that, using data about patients’ genetic sequences to produce ...

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Not Coffe Alone, All Hot Beverages including Hot Water, Cause Cancer

Setting aside the popular belief that coffee is mainly carcinogenic, a WHO panel has concluded that all hot beverages including hot water are carcinogenic and cause cancer but interestingly drinking them as cold beverages was not found to be carcinogenic. The panel, a global Working Group of 23 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the ...

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World Blood Donor Day: One Indian Woman Dies Every 5 Minutes from Pregnancy-Related Cause: WHO

The World Health Organization estimates that, of the 529,000 maternal deaths in the world, 136,000 or 25.7% occur in India every year, which means one Indian woman dies every 5 minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. In fact two-thirds of maternal death occur after delivery and postpartum hemorrhage is the widely reported complication. The incidence of emergency postpartum hysterectomies ...

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ITC, Others Resume Cigarette Manufacturing After Rs.5,250 crore Loss

After a loss of Rs.5,250 crore loss, cigarettes makers including ITC on Friday said they will resume manufacturing of cigarettes in factories without the larger pictorial warnings on the packs under the new notification, leaving it an open-ended issue for now. The new rule to spare 85% of the display area on packets has been opposed by cigarette makers, who ...

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Weight Loss Can Reverse Diabetes: Study

Since diabetes can only be controlled by an individual either by medicines, diet contrl or regular exercise, experts have come out with the finding that diabetes can be reversed if people who reversed it keep their weight considerably low. A study by Roy Taylor at the Newcastle University showed that those with Type 2 diabetes who were able to loose ...

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