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External beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer is an alternative to surgical treatment such as radical prostatectomy and over the years the results of this treatment has improved and currently the results seem to be comparable to surgery.New era of medical research and treatment with radiations began, following the ground-breaking discovery of radioactive elements radium and polonium by Madam Marie Curie. Radiation therapy ...

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Patients try out pacemaker outside the skin before committing to invasive procedure

Patients are trying out pacemaker outside the skin before committing to invasive procedure and having a permanent implant. Professor Michael Giudici, director of arrhythmia services in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals said that patients have numerous concerns, such as body image issues, so this allows them to see the before and after, which helps them make ...

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Smoking around toddlers or while pregnant equally bad for kids

If you carelessly smoke around toddlers or while you are pregnant, chances are that your kids will end up with wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age. University of Montreal’s Professor Linda Pagani, who led the study, said that the children who had been intermittently or continuously exposed to smoke were likely to ...

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‘Exercise’ with physiotherapist helps overpower ‘depression’

A new study has revealed that exercise with a physiotherapist helps people with depression. Sahlgrenska Academy researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which two participated in two different types of exercise with a physiotherapist twice a week for 10 weeks while the third, ...

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‘Sleepless nights’ could pose heart disease risks equivalent to smoking

In a new study, scientist have found that a bad night’s sleep could trigger health risks equivalent to that of smoking. The research shows that people who sleep for less than seven hours were up to four times more likely to suffer a stroke and doubled their risk of a heart attack, reported the Daily Express. Professor Valery Gafarov, of ...

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First penile transplant recipient ‘to become father’

The South African recipient of the world’s first penile transplant is to become a father, a surgeon who performed the operation has told the BBC. His girlfriend has reported that she is about four months pregnant, and this showed that the “transplant worked”, said Andre van der Merwe. The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his penis in ...

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`Miracle` drug offers new hope to many skin condition Psoriasis sufferers

A new study has revealed that a new drug can provide hope to thousands of sufferers of the skin condition psoriasis. Trials of a new drug found 40 per cent of participants showed complete clearance of their plaques, while 90 per cent experienced some improvement. The study, conducted at the University of Manchester, tested the effectiveness of the drug ixekizumab. ...

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New treatment for bone loss

At The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida, researchers have developed a method to manipulate a protein that could result in the development of new bone-forming cells in people suffering from bone loss.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, focused on a protein called PPARy (known as the master regulator of fat) and its impact on the fate of stem ...

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London cancer specialists welcome Ride 4 Women

Bike tour from Linz (Austria) to London (UK) raises awareness against female cancer The department of Gynaecological Oncology at Barts Health NHS Trust welcomed the Ride 4 Women team as they crossed the finish line of their 1,800 km long journey on the 27 May 2015 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The group of enthusiastic and motivated cyclists rode for 12 ...

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New blood donors in decline: 40% fewer new blood donors in 2014/5 than 2004/5

Friday 5th June 2015: In advance of National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015), NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for more people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities to start donating blood. The call coincides with the organisation revealing that 40% fewer new blood donors came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to ...

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