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‘Softener’ may help kill cancers

It may be possible to “soften-up” cancers before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest. A study, published in the Cancer Cell, uncovered how tumours can become resistant to commonly used drugs. The University of Manchester team suggest drugs already in development may be able to counter this resistance to make chemotherapy more effective. The approach has not yet been ...

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Entrepreneur Pinky Lilani and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown urge Asian

women over 70 to be aware of non-lump breast cancer symptomsOne in three women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are aged 70 and over The Founder of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Pinky Lilani and Journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are supporting Public Health England’s ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ breast cancer campaign aimed at women aged 70 and over. The ...

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Researchers detect signs of ageing in young adults; some age faster than others

Researchers have now found a way to measure the aging process in young adults as they have identified the factors that can determine whether people are aging faster or slower than their peers. In the study conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the researchers showed that even among young adults, a person’s biological age may differ by many years ...

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Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine

Longtime smokers know that smoking may lead to cancer, but quitting cold turkey isn’t easy and may not even be the answer in getting people to stop. Ed Ellerbeck, M.D., M.P.H., co-leader of The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Cancer Control & Population Health Program, and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at The University of ...

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Smoking may play schizophrenia role

Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be investigated, researchers say. The team at King’s College London say smokers are more likely to develop the disorder and at a younger age. Published in the Lancet Psychiatry, their analysis of 61 separate studies suggests nicotine in cigarette smoke may be altering the brain. Experts ...

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Vitamin A key to fight intestine infections

Vitamin A directs a key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection to the intestines, says a study.   These set of immune cells will otherwise be lost without directions in case of vitamin A deficiency, the researchers reported in a paper published in the journal Immunity.   It is known that vitamin A deficiencies lead to ...

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8 soups that will make you feel healthy and happy

The city is witness to a myriad health trends and healthy food hotspots catering to the discerning health buff on eat streets, one of them being a healthy concoction of superfoods and herbs served piping hot between 6 am and 8 am in the morning everyday at some of the hotspots. The outlets, most of which have been serving an ...

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Indian scientist claims ancient herbal therapy may protect heart from hypertrophy

Indian scientist claims ancient herbal therapy may protect heart from hypertrophy IndiaIndian scientist claims ancient herbal therapy may protect heart from hypertrophy n scientist Mahesh Gupta has claimed that ancient herbal therapy can protect the heart from hypertrophy. Hypertrophy is a thickening of cardiac muscle often caused by chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart failure. Gupta, director ...

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When it comes to exercises’ cardio benefits, ‘one shoe doesn’t fit all’

Recent review has indicated the places, where cardio benefits of exercise may lie. To gain a more precise understanding of how exercise improves health and whom it helps most, researchers analyzed the results of 160 randomized clinical trials with nearly 7,500 participants. The meta-analysis is one of the first studies to systematically and comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of exercise interventions ...

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Drink cranberry juice to keep heart disease, diabetes at bay

A new study has revealed that cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease and diabetes risk factors. As per the study, drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The finding shows that cranberries provide a rich source of ...

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