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Asthma may be easier to control than previously believed

If you suffer from asthma then you know that controlling the condition is the key to ensuring good quality of life. Now, scientists have come up with a bunch of tips and to help you do just that. Allergist James Sublett, MD, at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said that patients were prone to hospitalization because ...

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Use of statins linked to reduced death from lung cancer

Scientists have shown that prolonged use of statins may reduce the risk of death from lung cancer. Recently there has been much interest in the potential for exploring new therapeutic uses for existing drugs, in part, because existing medications are relatively inexpensive and have known side effect profiles, according to Cardwell. This study investigated whether lung cancer patients who received ...

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Natural RoseHip extract may help fight against breast cancer: New Study

A new study has revealed that natural RoseHip, the fruit of the rose plant, extracts shows promising results for preventing breast cancer. The extract significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young ...

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‘Smiley face’ labels on healthy foods could charm students to eat better

Put a smiley face tag on healthy foods and the students might just start eating better, says a new study. The new research claims that labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line. Making poor food choices ...

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Study reveals link between cancer, diabetes, heart disease

A new study has revealed the shared risk factors that lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer and concluded obesity is the biggest one.  The World Cancer Research Foundation has concluded that obesity is a major cancer risk factor, likely causing about 20% of cancers of the breast, esophagus, colon, kidney, endometrium, pancreas, and gall bladder in the United States. ...

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On-time investigation of persistent swollen neck glands may help avoid cancer

A new study has revealed that on-time investigation of patients with persistent swollen neck glands may help avoid higher risks of cancer. New research led by the University of Exeter Medical School along with Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor has found that persistent enlarged lymph glands, found in the neck, could indicate lymphoma, a type of cancer. The research ...

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Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to Cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer. The study conducted by University of Colorado Denver suggested that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended daily amount. Tim Byers, associate director for cancer prevention and control at the CU Cancer Center asserted ...

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Eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost immunity

A new study has revealed that eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost the immunity. A new University of Florida study showed that eating one, 4-ounce serving of mushrooms each day helped in better-functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins . To be eligible for the study, participants could not be vegans or vegetarians. They also could not ...

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Mind training as effective as anti-depressants: Study

A form of mental training which helps people recognise the onset of depression, and control it, works as well as anti-depressants in preventing relapse, researchers said Monday. Dubbed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the method may offer a welcome alternative for people wishing to avoid long-term use of anti-depressants, which can have unpleasant side effects like insomnia, constipation and sexual problems, ...

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Indian surgeons remove world’s largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs

The world’s largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs has been removed by Indian surgeons as the person was suffering from Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRM), Delhi took the decision to remove both the kidneys of the patient as a life saving procedure, as in 2014 the patient was diagnosed to have ADPKD and ...

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