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Diabetic women at greater risk of cancer than men: Study

According to a global review, women with diabetes are at greater risk of cancer than men.   Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer.  The findings ...

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Study finds diet soda may keep colon cancer from recurring

Drinking artificially sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a study claims.   “Artificially sweetened drinks have a checkered reputation in the public because of purported health risks that have never really been documented,” said Charles S Fuchs from Yale University in the US.  “Our study clearly shows they help avoid ...

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Bangladeshi-origin scientist develops device to check stroke

A Bangladeshi origin UK scientist has developed a device to detect irregular and dangerous heart rhythms to reduce stroke impacts, British science journals have said.   Dr Rameen Shakur, a clinical -scientist with expertise in cardiology, developed the world’s first heart beat reading device ‘Cambridge Heartwear’ which is able to detect irregular and dangerous heart rhythms and reduce the impact ...

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95 percent of Canadian medical programs filled by Saudi doctors

More than 95 percent of places available to non-Canadian doctors in a fellowship and specialization program in Canadian medical schools have been acquired by Saudi Arabian doctors, the Saudi cultural attaché in Canada, Dr. Fawzi bin Abdulghani Bukhari, announced on Thursday.   He attributed the reason to the efficiency and excellence of Saudi doctors and the distinguished relations enjoyed by ...

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‘Dangerous complacency’ to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

A “dangerous complacency” in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report. Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness.   As things stand, the world is no longer on course to end the pandemic by 2030 – a target agreed ...

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Nursing notes may help ICU patients survive

A new study revealed that nursing regular notes are a good indicator of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive.   Hospitals typically use severity of illness scores to predict the survival of ICU patients. These scores include lab results, vital signs, and physiological and demographic characteristics gathered within 24 hours of admission.  Researchers at the University of Waterloo ...

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Australia scientists develop ‘world first’ melanoma blood test

Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a “world first” breakthrough that could save many lives.   The scientists, from Edith Cowan University, said the new test could help doctors detect the skin cancer before it spreads through a person’s body.  “Patients who have their melanoma detected in its ...

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NHS LAUNCHES NATIONAL NURSES RECRUITMENT DRIVE IN LANDMARK 70TH YEAR

As the NHS launches the biggest recruitment drive in its 70 year history, new research has shown the special place that its staff hold in the nation’s heart. Nurses and doctors top a public poll as the most trusted and respected professions in the country, according to research carried out for the new national campaign, ‘We are the NHS’. Three ...

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FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack.   Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign.  But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and small samples of the ...

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Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

While having a positive attitude in life has it’s owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer.   A study titled “Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward system” was published in the Friday’s issue of science journal `Nature’ in which scientist of Israel Institute of Technology claimed ...

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