Health News

Advancells wins award for excellence in regenerative medicine at Corporate LiveWire Awards

New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 : Further fostering its leadership stance in modern medicine, Noida-based stem cells therapy solution provider, Advancells, won recognition at the recently concluded Corporate LiveWire Healthcare & Life Sciences Awards 2016.

The pioneer stem cell company was felicitated for its superior performance in regenerative medicine and for its consistent excellence in medical research.


Scientists develop new device to detect complicated prostate cancer

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult.

Published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the Phase 1 dose-escalation study of Zr-89-desferrioxamine-IAB2M (Zr-89-Df-IAB2M), an anti-PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) minibody, in patients with metastatic prostate cancer shows its effectiveness in targeting both bone and soft tissue lesions.

Hearing loss caused by chemotherapy can now be prevented

Washington D. C. [USA], Dec. 3 : In first of its kind study, researchers have developed a new treatment that can prevent chemotherapy-induced hearing loss to about half in kids and adolescents with cancer.

The results of the study have been published in Lancet Oncology.

The study found that the greatest benefit was seen in children younger than 5 years of age, who are most susceptible to, and also most affected by, cisplatin-induced hearing loss.

Menstrual cycle doesn't impact training, performance: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : A recent study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has found that doing fixed intensity exercise during menstrual cycle does not affect a woman's autonomic heat responses (skin blood flow and sweating).

That's according to a collaboration between Massey University, the University at Buffalo and the University of Otago. They also found that exercise performance was impaired by humid heat due to the reduced ability of the body to sweat effectively.


Those with common cancer types are more likely to live for a decade: Study

Washington D. C. [USA], Sept. 17 : According to recent estimates drawn by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), people, who develop skin, breast and prostate cancers are most likely to survive 10 years after diagnosis.

Those who develop skin cancer are the most likely to still be alive a decade after their diagnosis, with 89.4 percent of sufferers able to expect this lifespan.


Here`s why some fat risks your health, while others don't

Washington D. C, Jul 30 : If you are trying to shed those extra kilos, you may want to steer clear of lard, butter and fried foods, suggests a recent study. According to the University of Naples Federico II study, a diet high in saturated fat affects a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate hunger, making it struggle to control what you eat.


Zika risk at Rio Olympics 'low'

Washington D.C, Jul 26 : People traveling to Brazil for the Olympic Games next month can breathe a little sigh of relief as a team of researchers has claimed that the risk of international spread due to the event is low.

In a worst-case scenario, an estimated 3 to 37 of the thousands of athletes, spectators, media and vendors traveling to Rio for the Olympics will bring the Zika virus back to their home countries, the researchers at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) concluded.


Twitter can help spread the word on healthcare

Washington D.C, Jul 21 : A new study has shown the power of Twitter for sharing the physician-generated medical news.

Over a 1-year period, academic cardiovascular physicians at the Mayo Clinic used a new Twitter account to share medical news and gained more than 1,200 followers, with tweets of original journal content garnering the greatest response.


Eating without hunger can harm your health

 Eating Without HungerWashington D.C., Dec. 31 - In the modern times, where potato chips, chocolates and bacon double cheeseburgers are waiting to lure the taste buds, people often gobble on food without being hungry.

In contrast to people in traditional societies, who are far away from such temptations, people in contemporary societies often eat not on account of hunger, but because tasty food is available and beckoning at all hours of the day.


Malaria immune-booster vaccine comes closer to reality

Malaria VaccinesWashington D.C, Dec 25 : A Malaria vaccine is a major step nearer after a team of scientists found that self-sabotage prevents immune protection against the disease.

Australian scientists have for the first time revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body's ability to protect itself against the disease.