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Cancer Patients Open About Symptoms Survive Longer, Finds Study

Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment survive longer if they are pro-active and report their symptoms to their doctors immediately, preferably using the Internet, found a survey conducted by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher. Ethan Basch, director of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Outcomes Research Program, has presented findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...

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Four-in-One Quadpill Found, Termed Magic Pill to Treat BP

British researchers have combined four blood pressure drugs into one pill and the small pilot clinical trial showed normalcy restored in patients within one month, making it a magic pill that has high potential. In their study, they administered the four-in-one ‘quadpill’ on every patient and the results within a month showed their blood pressure drop to healthy levels of ...

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Neurocognitive Deficit Signals Psychosis

While schizophrenia is best known for episodes of psychosis – a break with reality during which an individual may experience hallucinations – it is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention. A multi-site cognition study led by psychologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found that these neurocognitive symptoms are evident prior to ...

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UK Sepsis Expert Overseeing Jayalalithaa’s Recovery Now

Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is recovering and a UK specialist in sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream that leads to serious medical condition, was flown in to supervise her treatment and she is responding positively, said a latest statement released by Apollo Hospital in Chennai. The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa (Amma for her fans) being in hospital has already ...

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Parkinson’s disease: Experts Develop New Tool to Diagnose

Experts of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) have developed a new tool to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease, especially during the early stages, said a paper published in the journal Movement Disorders. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological condition related to the death of specific brain cells that control movement, mood, sleep and cognition. The symptoms, which ...

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World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone Leads the Way

As the world observes the Mental Health Day today, it is time to remember how mental illness affects anybody and everybody in society but overcoming it is the key to success for many celebrities. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of ...

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Jet Lag? Elderberries Provide Relief to Air Travelers, Says Study

The frequent international air travel has several side effects but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some relief and even make it in in-flight menu, if required. Associate Professor Evelin Tiralongo and Dr Shirley Wee from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) have completed a clinical trial showing that an elderberry supplement can provide some protection from cold ...

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Tired of Migraine pain? Here’s a new set of drugs that show promise to cure

Migraine pain could be exhausting, prevailing for longer days and leaving you with disturbed vision frequently. Migraine Research Foundation defines migraine as not just a headache, but “an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe recurring intense throbbing pain one side of the head.” A new research has shown that a new set of drugs namely ...

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World Cancer Day: Tobacco biggest cause of cancer

Tobacco is the single most important factor which causes cancer, but the disease can be prevented by taking simple steps like eating a healthy diet, managing obesity and proper exposure to the sun, say experts. Vinit Talwar of the capital’s Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute said while in women, cancer is caused due to over exposure to hormones, in men, the ...

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Schizophrenia is not 1 but 8 different types: New study

In a key finding, researchers have found that brain disorder schizophrenia has eight different types and not a single type, as earlier thought. Schizophrenia consists of a group made up of eight genetically different types of diseases, each of which presents its own set of symptoms, said researchers. It was believed that almost 80 percent of the risk of suffering ...

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Study Finds Potential Approach to Treat Virus Causing Respiratory Illness

A new research found that a class of compounds could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which has stricken children with serious respiratory and neurological infections. As per the study, Enterovirus D68 is also occasionally associated with infections characterised by symptoms including muscle weakness and paralysis. The researchers have used a technique called X-ray crystallography to learn ...

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After Hyderabad, Delhi Too Registers First Swine Flu Death

After Hyderabad, Delhi recorded its first swine flu death after a 51-year-old woman succumbed to the disease at a private hospital on Friday. Over 40 people have died of swine flu, caused by the H1N1 virus, across India this year. It claimed three lives and more than a dozen people were hospitalized in Hyderabad in December alone. The woman who ...

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Babies in Womb

A new study indicates that domestic violence on pregnant women may result in affecting babies in their womb. It plays a major role on the well-being and developmental growth of children, who witness or experience violence. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms in their children within the first year ...

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Study Offers Fresh Hope to Tackle Signs of Ageing

A study by researchers offer future hope for tackling signs of ageing associated with diseases and conditions after identifying ‘markers’ that could spot old cells in the body. The markers also have the potential to assist with treating cancer. The research, which has shown promise in clinical samples, said that accumulation of old cells (called “senescent”) in human tissue can ...

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Digital Analysis of Tongue Helps Identify Illness

Indian researchers have developed a new diagnostic system that can identify illnesses from digitised image of the patient’s tongue, which is of particular use for people residing in remote areas as they do not have ready access to physicians. The tool involves soft inputs such as standard questions about symptoms of the disease and a digitised image of the patient’s ...

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Women tend to ignore heart attack symptoms more, says study

Women are found to be neglecting the heart attacks or related symptoms partly due to a perception that coronary artery disease is a “man’s disease”, and hence delay seeking medical care when heart symptoms strike, a research has found. “The main danger is that when someone comes to the hospital with a more severe or advanced stage of heart disease, ...

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