Breast cancer, prostate cancer or any cancer for that matter can wreak havoc in people's lives – be it the patient themselves or their family. According to Dr Sumeet Shah, a leading oncologist, prevention and early detection are absolutely paramount when it comes to fighting the disease successfully. So, in order to help you understand the gravity of the situation and why you need to focus on …
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If you're tired of trying to get rid of those unwanted, unsightly hair on your face or on your body, you need to get to the botom of it all. This distressing, but thankfully, not a life threatening problem of unwanted and excessive hair growth is termed hirsutism. Scientists define hirsutism in women as excessive growth of long, stiff, and sometimes curly hair in a pattern commonly seen in …
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Are you one of those foodies who loves to post reviews online on websites like Zomato and Burrp? Studies have now shown that your review may reveal more than the food you love. Or hate. Researchers from Stanford University used a software to study almost 900,000 reviews of 6,548 restaurants - from fast food to luxury restaurants - on Yelp.Com. 'Our goal was to examine online reviews not for …
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Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds -- the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of 'apitherapy' alive. The tradition goes back to ancient Greece when Hippocrates applied honey to treat wounds, and the Romans saw pollen as 'life-giving'. In the past of India, …
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There is hope for those who have lost their nose to cancer or in an accident. Scientists have reported the first-ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and …
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It gives your heart disease, ruins your libido, gives you cancer, makes your look horrible and even ruins your oral health and here’s another reason to kick the butt – it ruins your taste buds. Smokers do not enjoy their coffee despite the strong, bitter taste of caffeine being easily detected. It seems their ability to taste is impaired by toxic chemicals found in tobacco, even after they …
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In what could aid cancer treatment research in a big way, scientists have now made a tumour-like lump of cancer cells using 3D printing technology. This lump shows a greater resemblance to natural cancer than do the two-dimensional cultured cells grown in a lab dish, according to researchers. 'With further understanding of these 3D models, we can use them to study the development, invasion, …
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Researchers in Spain have developed an innovative new 'smart home' system that could allow seniors to live on their own for longer. The network of sensors detects changes in the behaviour of the home's occupants and can signal potential signs of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's. Tecnalia, an applied research center located in Spain, spent three years developing this smart home, …
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China and India – two of the world’s most populous nations – face a huge cancer burden according to experts. Tobacco-use, belated diagnosis and unequal access to healthcare treatments are the major reasons for this large-scale problem according to a report in The Lancet Oncology. In China, one out of every five deaths is due to cancer – second only to cardiovascular ailments – according …
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A paramedic in the UAE has died after contacting Mers coronavirus and five others with the infection have been placed in quarantine, the interior ministry said. The five paramedics were found infected with the virus after a routine check-up, an interior ministry statement said, adding that authorities have contacted the people who were treated by the infected health workers for a precautionary …
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The world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue -- a leading cause of illness and fatality in the South American country, the media reported Friday. Genetically modified (GM) in a laboratory with a gene designed to devastate the non-GM Aedes aegypti population and reduce dengue's spread, the newly hatched Aedes aegypti …
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While there is still no cure for the common cold, there is one way to make sure the symptoms are over as quickly as possible. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers concluded that zinc supplements taken at the first signs of a cold could reduce the duration of symptoms by as much as half. It may start with a sneeze, a runny nose, or a cough. …
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April 11 is World Parkinson's Day.  The most devastating part about Parkinson’s disease is that one has to live with this condition lifelong as it has no cure. But that shouldn’t refrain patients from seeking treatment.  ‘A person with Parkinson’s requires various modalities of treatment along with medications,’ says Dr Maria Barrerto, CEO, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder …
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Read this carefully if you cannot imagine your evenings without wine or vodka, and especially if you are a woman. The increased risk of death associated with alcohol intake is not the same for men and women, a study has warned. 'While alcoholism is more common in men than women, female drinkers face greater risks to their health compared with male drinkers,' said Susan G. Kornstein, …
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