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New plan to boost early diagnose of cancer will be `cost-cutting

Scientists have come up with a new strategy to increase early diagnosis of cancer that not only save many lives but also cut the cost of treatment. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 90 percent of people diagnosed with stage one of the eight most common cancers were alive after 10 years compared with 5 percent found at stage ...

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‘Anti-diabetic drug’ may help keep cholesterol in check

In a new study, researchers have claimed that a drug, used to treat type 2 diabetes, can help modulate cholesterol levels in patients. The researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and German Diabetes Center Dusseldorf analysed more than 1.800 blood samples of participants. They found that the administration of the drug Metformin in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes led to ...

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Powerful DNA ‘Editing’ has arrived, are we ready for it?

Jeff Bessen, Harvard University CRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It’s sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes about new ways to cure diseases including cancer and to unlock the remaining mysteries of our cells. The gene editing ...

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Bacteria that `eats` nicotine gives hope for anti-smoking therapy

Scientists have discovered that nicotine chomping bacterial enzyme may be crucial in possible anti-smoking therapy. Kim Janda at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) TSRI said that the research tells that the enzyme has the right properties to eventually become a successful therapeutic. The new research offers a possible alternative to current smoking cessation aids, which are shown to fail in ...

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Teenage workouts may lower death risk in later life

Regular exercise during adolescence may lower death risk in middle and older age from all causes, including cancer, especially in women,a study has said. “Understanding the long-term impact of modifiable lifestyle factors such as exercise in adolescence is of critical importance and can have substantial public health implications for disease prevention over the course of life,” study author, Sarah J. ...

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Food for the soul

From the title it might seem like I am going to speak about some sort of tree hugging philosophy, not really. This article is about what the title means literally. We all know food is nourishment for our body. Good food for good health is very important. Recently there is a trend for a lot of type of diet. Most ...

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HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show. The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves HIV reservoirs untouched. The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, showed the drug was highly potent at reactivating hidden HIV. Experts said the findings were interesting, but it was ...

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A huge rare cardiac tumour removed at Apollo Hospitals

Recently a huge rare cardiac (heart) tumour of about 4.2 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm attached to the right ventricle and encroaching through right ventricular  outflow tract into the pulmonary valve orifice was successfully removed at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, says a press release of the hospital. This complicated surgery was performed by the Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Sohail Ahmed. A 18 ...

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Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 18%

Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows. A charity said it was one of the most important findings in breast cancer treatment for a decade and could save 1,000 lives a year in the UK. The data from 18,766 women, published in the Lancet, showed the drugs prevented secondary tumours growing in ...

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New Mums often get poor doctor advice on baby care

Medical researchers have revealed that many new mothers do not receive advice from their physicians on aspects of infant care. Health care practitioner groups have issued recommendations and guidelines on all these aspects of infant care based on research, which has found that certain practices can prevent disease and even save lives. The authors surveyed a nationally representative sample of ...

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