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Cannabis May Stop Breast Cancer Spread

cannabisScientists have considered that a compound found in cannabis, called CBD, may forbid breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body, and be a realistic choice to chemotherapy.

California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute does not counsel marijuana use among cancer patients.

Research institute commandeds it was unlikely that the right concentrations of CBD could be achieved through smoking cannabis.

By halting the activity of a gene called Id-1 and combats the disease , CBD is considerd to be responsible for the spread of cancer cells from the site of the original tumor -- a process known as metastasis.

Lemon With Green Tea Is A Health Boosting Key

green_teaAccording to a new study, the health benefits of green tea might hike up by Citric juices of fruits like lemon and orange.

Scientists have discovered that lemon , orange, lime and grapefruit juices enable these antioxidants to remain after digestion making the pairing even healthier than previously thought.

Researchers at Purdue University compared the effect of various beverage additives including juices and creamers on catechins, naturally occurring antioxidants found in tea.

‘Accidents’ are absolutely essential for kids’ growth

Washington, Nov 12: Kids in the UK are being prevented from leading a healthy and hearty life by health and safety ‘extremists’, warned the head of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

RoSPA said that not allowing kids to take part in activities which could lead to a twisted ankle or cut knee, and virtually wrapping them in cotton wool was more harmful than beneficial to them.

Tom Mullarkey, the head of RoSPA, accused "small-minded bureaucrats", of undermining genuine health and safety work.

"People have this perception of 'elf and safety' as something that restricts your life, rather than helping you to live fully and successfully, " the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

Specialty/ Administrative Cadre For Government Doctors

Thiruvanthapuram: Government has decided the implementation of the specialty and administrative cadre for government doctors, Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy said.
Sreemathy told that 50 posts of senior medical consultants and 16 posts of Chief Medical Consultants would be created in specialty cadre. The allowances of doctors would also be increased but pay scale revision had not been considered. Government would bear additional burden of about Rs.25 crore annually for boosting the allowances.
All government hospitals having more than 100 beds will be equipped with the specialty units.

Smart Health Cards For School Children

New Delhi: All school children in India, above class V, will be screened for diseases once a year.

Union Health Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has announced smart cards for health for school children as a part of a new National school health programme.

The health cards will contain the health information and children will be screened by doctors, either from public or private hospitals for free-check up of blindness, deafness, diabetes, dental and cardio vascular health, vitamin deficiencies and anemia. If found any suffering, they will be immeidtely referred for further treatment.

Officials from health ministry and HRD have already held talks with next one scheduled for mid-December.

American Pediatricians Advise Autism Screening

Chicago: America’s top pediatrician group advised that children should be screened for autism twice by the time they are two years.
At its annual meeting in San Francisco, the group presented the advice in two reports. The advice is meant to help both parents and doctors spot autism sooner so that therapy can begin as soon as possible. While autism has no cure, but early therapy can lessen its severity.
There are many warning signs that are indications for immediate evaluation. These include no babbling or pointing or other gesture by 12 months; no single words by 16 months; no two-word spontaneous phrases by 24 months; loss of language or social skills at any age.

Stem cell transplant for cancer patients linked to decreased sexual function

Washington, Sept 19 : A long-term study has revealed that that a type of stem cell transplant used for patients with life-threatening diseases, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, results in decreased sexual function and activity for recipients.

The study also found that males are likely to recover from these changes over time, while the sexuality of female patients remains compromised. In addition, neither male nor female long-term cancer survivors regained levels of sexual activity and function equal to those of their peers who have not had cancer.

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