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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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5 Ways Junk Food Can Mess With Your Brain

We’ve been warned enough about the downside of too much consumption of junk food. There’s no doubt that fast foods and processed foods have increased the burden childhood obesity, heart disease and diabetes and have made these chronic diseases a common lifestyle concern. Recently, the Delhi Government demanded a crackdown on junk food that is sold in schools and within ...

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Mouth, breast cancers on the rise in Bangladesh

The number of cases of the cancers most common in men and women have shown an upward trend since 1990 while liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Bangladesh, reports UNB.  Breast cancer accounts for the highest number of new cancer cases among women in Bangladesh, and mouth cancer has the highest number of cancer cases for ...

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New test to help early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Opening up the possibility for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, scientists have identified genetic material that distinguishes its cells from normal cells.   These genetic material includes six mRNA isoforms produced by ovarian cancer cells but not normal cells could be used to diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer.   Ovarian cancer is very difficult to diagnose and treat, making it an ...

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Lung cancer therapy is ‘milestone’

Lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a “milestone” trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body’s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack. The results from 582 people, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, were described as “giving real hope to patients”. Lung cancer is the most deadly type ...

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South Korea shuts 2,000 schools as Mers cases rise

South Korean authorities have ordered nearly 2,000 schools closed nationwide to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), reports Al Jazeera. The Health Ministry on Monday reported 23 new infections, bringing the total to 87. Six people have so far died in the outbreak. Reflecting public concern among parents, 1,869 schools across the country are due to be ...

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Simple injection to cure glaucoma

Glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, can now be treated with a simple injection, eye surgeons have said. In glaucoma, eye pressure plays a role in damaging the optic nerve. A new technology developed by a US-based company relieves the pressure in the eye with a minimally invasive method, ...

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Your smoking habit may impoverish your child

Smoking is bad not only for the smokers’ health, it annually pushes thousands of children into poverty in England, a study has revealed. Smoking places a financial burden on low-income families, suggesting that parents are likely to forgo basic household and food necessities in order to fund their addiction. “Smoking reduces the income available for families to feed, clothe and ...

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Artificial heart lung machine cures swine flu affected child in India

Doctors in India has successfully treated a 12 year old swine flu patient using the artificial heart lung machine. Apollo Children’s Hospitals, Chennai’s leading pediatric hospital and the only hospital in Chennai to house an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine exclusively for children with successful outcomes, has helped a critical H1N1 12 year old Soubhashree survive. The entire treatment regime ...

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