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Why More Blacks Die of Prostate Cancer?

In a telephonic survey of 1,171 prostrate cancer patients, researchers were surprised to note that Black men were more concerned about the impact and cost compared to white men, thus resulting in more Blacks die of prostate cancer than the whites. The survey results, presented on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, ...

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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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Not getting Sleep? Blame it on Pain, Chronic Pain, Belief

There are many individuals who suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness and now researchers blame it on pain or fear among people that they may not get sleep due to pain conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis. "I won’t be able to cope with my pain if I don’t sleep well," is the common thinking among these patients with ...

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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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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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Alcohol Wards Off Early Death in Alzheimer’s Patients, Say Puzzled Danish Researchers

In a strange result from a study, consumption of alcohol was found to have warded off an early death in some patients of Alzheimer’s disease, making experts speculate on possible reason behind it. The finding was that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of dying from heartattack or stroke, while past research has thrown sufficient light on possible ...

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Resveratrol in Red Wine, Chocolates Prevents Alzheimer’s, Insists Researcher

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine is thought to impact Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, said a study reiterating series of research reports which appear often in support of red wine consumption. However this time, citing the largest nationwide clinical study of high-dose resveratrol intake by people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, it was found that a ...

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‘Potential’ Treatment for Bedwetting: New Study

When you’re a baby wetting bed is a normal phenomenon. Your mommy knows that you’re too tiny to understand that the deed needs to be done in the bathroom. However, as you grow the natural process is you getting used to peeing in the bathroom. And when the process overturns and you’re one of those persons who still wets his/her ...

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A Little Alcohol is Actually Good as It Heals Chronic Pain: New Study

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Alcohol consumption is always associated with harm to human health. Damaging liver, intervening with the actions of brain, high blood pressure and stroke are some of the known negative effects of too much alcohol consumption. Even so, a new study by Scottish scientists has shown that a little intake of alcohol is in fact good for health, keeping the chronic ...

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Turmeric with Omega-3 Prevents Onset of Diabetes, Says Indian Origin Scientist

  An Indian originscientist from the University of Newcastle’s Nutraceuticals Research Group has found that curcumin in turmeric in combinatin with Omega-3 can delay type-2 diabetes and even prevent it effectively, if taken regularly. Professor Manohar Garg says the cause of the type 2 diabetes is due to systemic inflammation that affects secretion fuction of pancreas glands and turmeric can ...

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Twin Benefits of Diabetes Medicine: Controls Sugar and Fat Too

Researchers have found that a drug called ‘Liraglutide’ that is meant for diabetes control can also non-diabetes but obese people to lose weight as well as keep off diabates. Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Centre found that 63% of participants who were given liraglutide for 56 weeks lost at least 5% of their body weight whereas just 27% of ...

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Acute asthma stops responding to treatment: Study

According to a new research, patients suffering from acute asthma fail to react to the mainstay treatment of the disease – high doses of corticosteroids, which work perfectly in low doses only on those who suffer from low level asthma. In case of acute asthma, the patient’s airways get swollen and narrow to harm the breathing. Dr. Anuradha Ray, an Indian-origin ...

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Focus on Shingles as Sanjit Bedi’s Death Sends Shockwaves

TV actor Sanjit Bedi, who played Dr.Omi in “Sanjeevni” died of shingles, a deadly diseasse similar to chickenpox, amking the entire film industry wake up to the reality that such diseses should not be left unattended. However, there is no official word as to whether it was shingles that caused the tv actor or other disease but the focus is ...

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Daily Aspirin Mantra Acts on Breast Cancer too, Says Study

Aspirin has long been seen as an anti-coagulent and heart-friendly medicine but now studies show that a daily dose of aspirin may curb the growth of breast cancer or tumour. Indian-origin scientist Dr Sushanta Banerjee from the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the team found that aspirin is able to create a non-conducive conditions around cancer stem cells ...

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Srivari Chandrashekar appointed IICT – Hyderabad Director

Hyderabad-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has announced the appointment of its chief scientist and well-known figure Dr. Srivari Chandrashekar as the director, to push for a sysnthesis in the field of natural products and lab-developed chemical components in the pharmaceutical field. Dr Chandrashekar was associated with the IICT since 1994 and became the chief scientist in 2010, leading ...

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Diabetes Under Control Reduces Heart Attack Risk by 17%: Study

Using drugs or by following a strict regimen and exercise, diabetes can be controlled and results in reduced risk of heart diseases or strokes, say researchers. Day in and day out, for years together, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level, wondering whether their strict eating regimen and lifestyle is helpful or not ...

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Sleeplessness is the Missing Link to Alzheimer’s Disease: UC Study

Scientists from the University of Columbia, Berkeley believe that sleeplessness leads to memory loss as a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories in turn leads to the beta-amyloid protein to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” said UCB’s ...

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