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1 out 6 breast cancer patients have symptoms other than lump

1 out 6 breast cancer patients have symptoms other than lump

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 8 : A new research says that almost 17 percent women, which is one in six women, diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump.

On the same note, lump is the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom.

Breast symptoms, other than a breast lump, that may be a sign of cancer, termed 'non-lump' in the study; include nipple abnormalities, breast pain, skin abnormalities, ulceration, shape abnormalities and an infected or inflamed breast.

Low Vit. D level and risk of bladder cancer are interlinked

Low Vit. D level and risk of bladder cancer are interlinked

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 8 : A systematic review of seven studies say that lack of Vitamin D in human body is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer.

Though further clinical studies are needed to confirm the findings, the study adds to a growing body of evidence on the importance of maintaining adequate Vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D, which is produced by the body through exposure to sunshine, helps the body control calcium and phosphate levels. Vitamin D can also be obtained from food sources such as fatty fish and egg yolks. Previous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with a host of health problems including cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, autoimmune conditions, and cancer.

3rd biggest killer in EU in 2017 will be Pancreatic cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 7 : A study says that the deaths from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer mortality rates in the European Union in 2017.

The findings, recently presented at UEG Week 2016, mean that pancreatic cancer will become the third leading cause of death from cancer in the EU behind lung and colorectal cancer.

Pancreatic cancer mortality rates are increasing in many countries across the EU and it is estimated that 91,500 deaths will occur from the disease next year, compared with 91,000 from breast cancer.

Are second opinions effective in prostate cancer care?

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 7 : A new analysis finds that many patients, suffering with prostate cancer, go for second opinions from urologists before getting treated, but surprisingly, these second opinions are not associated with changes in treatment choice or improvements in perceived quality of prostate cancer care.

The findings also explore motivations for seeking second opinions, and suggest that second opinions may not reduce overtreatment in prostate cancer.

Older adolescents better at learning non-verbal reasoning than younger people

Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 5 : New study says that older adolescents and adults can learn certain thinking skills including non-verbal reasoning more effectively than younger people.

The study by University College London also highlights the fact that non-verbal reasoning skills can be readily trained and do not represent an innate, fixed ability.

Norwegian Seafood Council aims to nurture consumer base in India

New Delhi [India], Nov 5 : The Norwegian Seafood Council continues to expand its reach in India. This time it teamed up with the Sweden & Norwegian missions to cater to a bigger group of Nordic consumers of Salmon.

The Consulate General of Sweden, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in India (SCCI) & Royal Norwegian Consulate-General, Mumbai recently hosted a Nobel memorial dinner to celebrate the annual Nobel Prize announcements in Stockholm, Sweden and also create awareness about the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the region.

Therefore, it was not just restricted to the traditional Swedish cuisines but the event introduced flavors served by the Norwegian Seafood Council officially to the business community.

'Colour' matters a lot in food packaging: Study

Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 5 : We all, sometime or the other, judge food on the basis of its packaging.

A research study makes clear that the colour of packaging is an important, but tricky, element.

In "Light and Pale Colors in Food Packaging: When Does This Package Cue Signal Superior Healthiness or Inferior Taste?" Marketing Professors Robert Mai, Claudia Symmank, and Berenike Seeberg-Elverfeldt of Kiel University, tested consumers' reactions to find out if they associated pale packaging with healthy choices or poor taste and found that it wasn't an either/or situation.

Successful heart transplant at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, courtesy an ex-serviceman

New Delhi [India], Nov. 5 : A team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) performed a lifesaving heart transplant on a 61-year-old male recipient suffering from ischemic cardiomyopathy.

The donor was a 55-year- old ex-serviceman who had met with a road accident and was brought to Fortis Hospital, NOIDA in a critical condition. After sustained efforts to revive the patient, he was declared brain dead by the Emergency Response Team and a battery of Neuro Surgeons.

The family overcame their grief and came forward to donate the organs of the departed, following counselling.

The team of highly skilled doctors who carried out the heart transplant was led by Dr Z S Meharwal, Director, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, FEHI.

Link found between your brain and your consciousness

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 5 : Human consciousness is a topic philosophers have long struggled to define.

Now, a team of researchers led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has pinpointed the regions of the brain that may play a role maintaining it.

"For the first time, we have found a connection between the brainstem region involved in arousal and regions involved in awareness, two prerequisites for consciousness," said researcher Michael D. Fox. "A lot of pieces of evidence all came together to point to this network playing a role in human consciousness."

Effective social marketing, along with healthy recipe improve eating habits among low-income families

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 5 : Food Hero, a social marketing campaign designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income families in Oregon, has been found effective to help them eat more nutritious meals through fast, tasty, affordable and healthy recipes.

The initiative, by the OSU Extension Service in 2009, includes several components, such as a website with information in both English and Spanish; Food Hero recipe taste-tasting events in schools and communities across Oregon; and a library of healthy recipes that have all been taste-tested and many approved by children.

American kids consume excess salt, putting them at risk

American kids consume excess salt, putting them at risk

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 4 : A study has found out that American children are consuming sodium at levels that far exceed the daily recommended limit. Taste preferences for high sodium foods, formed as children, follow individuals into adulthood and put them at increased risk for developing cardiovascular problems later in life.

"Sodium reduction is considered a key public health strategy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases nationwide and this study is the latest in ongoing CDC efforts to monitor U.S. sodium intake," explained lead author Zerleen S. Quader. "We already know that nearly

all Americans regardless of age, race, and gender consume more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet and the excess intake is of great concern among particular youths."

Preggers' urine can predict baby's birth weight

Preggers' urine can predict baby's birth weight

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 4 : When it comes to the baby's birth weight, it can now be predicted, courtesy the mommy to-be's urine, says a new study.

The study by Biomed Central says that urine of a mommy-to-be can help identifying lifestyle interventions that help maintain a healthy birth weight for their baby.

Abnormal fetal growth and birth weight are well-established risk factors for chronic diseases later in life, including the development of type-2 diabetes and obesity.

Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples

Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 4 : A new study says that researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease.

This is the first time these cell types have been shown to be a promising marker for prostate cancer spread.

In a study, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool, of around 80 samples from men with prostate cancer, scientists at the Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University looked for cells that were gaining the ability to migrate and invade through the body.

Samples with more of these cells were more likely to come from patients, whose cancer had spread or were more aggressive.

Delhi 'Lung'uishing due to oxygen starved air

Delhi 'Lung'uishing due to oxygen starved air

New Delhi [India], Nov. 4 : Diwali is no more a festival to allay darkness; rather it has turned into a festival for thickening darkness.

With one more bout of fire crackers, the killer pollution, engulfing life in its vice like grip, would only become more lethal.

It can be well understood that kids are in the forefront of bearing its brunt because pollution perked up is disrobing them of the shield of immunity, leaving them as sitting ducks for virus, bacteria and other disease agents prowling in the environment. Their immunity is imperiled, so are their lives.

Smoking may turns HIV affected people's lifespan even shorter

Smoking may turns HIV affected people's lifespan even shorter

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 : Cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV in the U.S., potentially even more than HIV itself, says a new study.

"A person with HIV who consistently takes anti-HIV medicines but smokes is much more likely to die of a smoking-related disease than of HIV," said Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researcher Krishna Reddy, who led the study. "The good news is that quitting smoking can greatly increase lifespan, and it is never too late to quit."

Summer breaks lead to childhood obesity, not school year: Study

Summer breaks lead to childhood obesity, not school year: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 : A new study says that increase in overweight and obesity rates among young children occur during summer vacations, not during the school year.

According to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Paul von Hippel examined body mass index (BMI) and obesity prevalence in a nationally representative sample of 18,170 children from the start of kindergarten in 2010 through the end of second grade in 2013.

The results provide insight into whether the causes of childhood obesity lie primarily inside or outside of schools.

Volume of your brain predicts your weight loss success

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 : Did you know your brain may hold the key to your success in losing weight?

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan.

Through the study, the researchers were able to predict weight loss success with 78 percent accuracy based on the brain volume of the study participants.

"A simple test that can predict intentional weight loss success using structural brain characteristics could ultimately be used to tailor treatment for patients," said co-author of the study Jonathan Burdette.

Neurocognitive symptoms evident prior to onset of psychosis: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 : Along with episodes of psychosis, schizophrenia is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention.

A multi-site cognition study led by psychologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found that these neurocognitive symptoms are evident prior to the onset of psychosis in a high-risk stage of the disorder called the prodromal phase.

The findings suggest that these impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia, as well as potential targets for intervention that could mitigate the onset of the psychotic disorder and significantly improve cognitive function.

Education specialists Venkateshwar group enters Healthcare vertical

New Delhi [India], Nov. 3 : With a sense of commitment to healthcare and an eye on achieving global excellence in the services sector, Venkateshwar Hospital is the new state-the-art healthcare facility in Delhi.

Situated in Dwarka, set across 8000 square meter, it is the only super specialty hospital on this scale in the area.

The facility is equipped with 325 beds out of which 100 are critical care beds, 32 specialties, and 10 modular operation theatres. The most skilled and experienced talent from across Delhi has come together to forms teams of doctors and healthcare providers who are dedicated to the healing.

Here's how brain is linked to exercising legs with ease

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : A new study shows that stimulation of the brain impacts on endurance exercise performance by decreasing perception of effort.

The research led by the University of Kent examined the effect of a technique called transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), a form of non-invasive brain stimulation, on the neuromuscular, physiological and perceptual responses to exhaustive leg exercise.

Researchers led by Lex Mauger found that tDCS delayed exhaustion of the leg muscles by an average of 15 percent during an exercise task, and that this was likely caused by the participants feeling less effort during the exercise.

However, tDCS elicited no significant effect on the neuromuscular response to exercise.

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