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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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Broccoli helpful in preventing oral cancer

A new therapy containing broccoli sprout extract has been found to protect not only mice against oral cancer but also tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers, says a new study.   “People who are cured of head and neck cancer are still at very high risk for a second cancer in their mouth or throat, and, unfortunately, ...

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Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smoking

Two new studies looking at whether electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit their deadly habit have found that while some of them can, it depends on the type and how often it is used. The research — welcomed by experts in a field marked by a dearth of good scientific evidence and intense lobbying — suggests daily use of so-called ...

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Being overweight ‘reduces dementia risk’

Those who were overweight had an 18% reduction in dementia, researchers found. Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship. The researchers admit they were surprised by the findings, which run contrary to current health advice. The analysis of nearly two million British people, in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, ...

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Birth control pills can change the shape of brain

Washington: Birth control pills may shrink portions of a woman’s brain and affect its function, scientists have warned. It’s possible that the synthetic hormones found in the pill – and possibly the suppression of natural hormones that occurs when women are using the pill – cause these alterations in brain structure and function, according to a new study. Researchers at the ...

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10 herbs to battle diabetes

Studies have revealed that herbs and supplements have shown promise in lowering blood sugar, boosting insulin sensitivity and reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. Along with Dr. Jaishree Bhattacharjee, Ayurvedic consultant with Satvikshop we give you a list of easily available herbs that will help you battle diabetes. But with any herbal treatments, it is also important to continue to ...

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China bans online medical diagnoses

Beijing: China has banned hospitals from providing medical assistance and diagnoses online to prevent people unqualified in medicine from posing as doctors. Chinese patients are accustomed to seeking medical advice on the Internet, which has a deep penetration in the country. Some private hospitals have launched Internet services offering online diagnoses. Song Shuli, spokeswoman for the National Health and Family ...

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