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Combination therapy could significantly inhibit tumour growth

Combination therapy could significantly inhibit tumour growthWashington, Nov 14 : Preclinical studies have found that combination of the investigational agents REGN910 and aflibercept yield statistically significant improvements in anti-tumour effects in animal models compared with either agent alone.

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Aerobic exercise may improve memory in fibromyalgia patients

Aerobic exercise may improve memory in fibromyalgia patientsWashington, Nov 14 : Scientists including one of Indian origin found that areas of the brain responsible for pain processing and cognitive performance changed in fibromyalgia patients who exercised following a medication holiday.

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Soon, pill that kills fast-growing cancer cells sans side effects

Soon, pill that kills fast-growing cancer cells sans side effectsWashington, Nov 14 : UC San Diego researchers have discovered an effective, alternative method for killing fast-growing cancer cells without causing some of the negative effects of current therapies.

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Soon, 100 pc accurate test for pre-eclampsia

Soon, 100 pc accurate test for pre-eclampsiaLondon, Nov 13 : Thanks to a new test unveiled by scientists, doctors may soon be able to predict with certainty whether a pregnant woman will develop a potentially fatal condition called pre-eclampsia.

Pre-eclampsia is a terminal medical disorder that appears in the late stages of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine.

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Intensive diabetes treatment halves long-term risk of kidney disease

Intensive diabetes treatment halves long-term risk of kidney diseaseWashington, Nov 13 : A new study has found that using intensive therapy to control blood glucose early in the course of type 1 diabetes halves the risk of developing kidney disease later in life.

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Common diabetes pill can cut risk of ovarian cancer by 40 pc

Common diabetes pill can cut risk of ovarian cancer by 40 pcLondon, Nov 13 : A drug widely used to treat patients with type two diabetes and that costs only 8p a day could be a major breakthrough in the prevention of ovarian cancer, according to a new study.

The study of more than 1,600 British women reveals taking metformin for long periods could slash their risk of ovarian cancer by around 40 per cent, the Daily Mail reported.

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‘Red glow test’ shows early warning signs of Alzheimer''s

 ‘Red glow test’ shows early warning signs of Alzheimer''sLondon, Nov 13 : Scientists have come up with a cutting edge technology that would help in detecting Alzheimer's disease with almost perfect precision.

The new brain- scanning technique gives new hope for diagnosing the disease in its initial stages, even before symptoms develop completely and also indicates that there will be fewer chances of misdiagnosis.

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Depressed kids at high risk of dying from heart disease

Depressed kids at high risk of dying from heart diseaseWashington, Nov 12 : A study led by an Indian origin researcher has found that depression or a history of suicide attempts in people who are younger than 40, especially young women, increases their risk for dying from heart disease.

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High BP during pregnancy spells trouble later in life

High BP during pregnancy spells trouble later in lifeWashington, Nov 12 : Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have a higher risk of experiencing high blood pressure, kidney problems, and stroke in the future, a new study has found.

Vesna Garovic and her team from the Mayo Clinic identified female residents of Rochester, Minnesota and the surrounding townships in Olmsted County who delivered between 1976 and 1982.

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New therapy may help autistic kids develop speech

New therapy may help autistic kids develop speechWashington, Nov 12 : According to a proof-of-concept study led by researchers, a new technique may help non-verbal autistic children to say their first words.

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Pomegranate juice beneficial for kidney disease patients

Pomegranate juice beneficial for kidney disease patientsWashington, Nov 12 : Pomegranate juice, which is rich in antioxidants, offers a wide variety of health benefits to kidney disease patients including managing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol, a new study has claimed.

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Woman can keep secrets for no longer than 32 minutes

Woman can keep secrets for no longer than 32 minutesLondon, Nov 12 : Women are overcome by the desire to gossip and can typically wait no longer than 32 minutes before spilling the beans, a new study has claimed.

According to the study of 3,000 women by facial skincare brand Simple, one in ten admitted to being unable to keep a secret, no matter how personal or confidential the news is, whereas 85 percent said that they relish hearing gossip from others.

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Hybrid grapefruits made safe for people on meds

Hybrid grapefruits made safe for people on medsCanada, Nov 12 : Many people are often barred from eating common grapefruit as it can negatively interact with their prescription drugs, but there may now be some hope for those with a longing for the tangy citrus.

Scientists at the University of Florida have bred a new type of grapefruit that they expect will enable people on meds to enjoy the fruit without any drug interaction.

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Type 2 diabetes rising among kids: Experts

Type 2 diabetes rising among kids: ExpertsKolkata, Nov 11 : Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the illness, is on the rise among children under 15-years-old, with altered lifestyles and bad food habits increasing their vulnerability to the ailment, experts say.

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India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deaths

India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deathsNew Delhi, Nov 11 : About one in every four infants who die from flu-related pneumonia is an Indian, says new research by the University of Edinburgh published Friday.

The study was led by the varsity and involved 47 researchers from 14 countries. Data from high-income and developing countries was reviewed.

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Foetus can sense mum's mental condition

Foetus can sense mum's mental conditionWashington, Nov 11 : A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, through the placenta.

A new study finds that if the mother is depressed, it affects how the baby develops after it is born.

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Daily exercise, less computer time improves sleep in teens

Daily exercise, less computer time improves sleep in teensWashington, Nov 11 : A new study has revealed that daily exercise improves a teenager's chances of a good night's sleep, while using the computer for more than two hours a day has the opposite effect.

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Chocolate milk claimed as best drink to recover from workouts

Chocolate milk claimed as best drink to recover from workoutsLondon, Nov 11 : Chocolate milk is the best fitness drink, and has been preferred by the health conscious, a new research has revealed.

Even the most basic version of its shake was found to top "isotonic" drinks such as Powerade, Gatorade and Lucozade at helping the body recover from workouts.

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Sense of smell goes in freefall as we touch 60

 Sense of smell goes in freefall as we touch 60Washington, Nov 11 : Elderly people aged 60 and over lose the ability to differentiate between odours, putting them at greater risk from dangerous chemicals and poor nutrition, according to scientists.

The scientists studying how the sense of smell changes as people age found that olfactory sensory neurons in those 60 and over showed an unexpected response to odour that made it more difficult to distinguish specific smells.

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Acupuncture helps prevent chronic dry mouth due to cancer radiation

Acupuncture helps prevent chronic dry mouth due to cancer radiationWashington, Nov 11 : Acupuncture, when given alongside radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, can reduce the devastating side effect of dry mouth, a new study has suggested.

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High fibre cereals and whole grains reduce bowel cancer risk

High fibre cereals and whole grains reduce bowel cancer riskLondon, November 11 : Consuming high fibre cereals can reduce the risk of bowel cancer, a study has found.

A research at the Imperial College of London found that for every 10g of cereal taken the risk of cancer falls by 10%.

This however doesn't extend to fibres obtained from fruits and vegetables, only cereals and whole grain fibres.

Whole grains are foods like whole grain breads, brown rice, cereals, oatmeal and porridge.

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Protein behind galloping breast cancer spread identified

Washington, Nov 11 : In a new study, scientists claim to have found a potential target to slow the progression of breast cancer tumours and metastasis.

Complications in breast cancer patients are commonly caused by the spread of the disease through metastasis to other parts of the body, most often to the bones and lungs.

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Fibre rich diet reduces heart disease, diabetes risk in teens

Fibre rich diet reduces heart disease, diabetes risk in teensWashington, Nov 11 : Teenagers who consume a diet packed with fibres are more likely to keep away from risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, a new study has suggested.

Due to low intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans, the total dietary fibre intake in teens is about 13 grams per day, well below the recommendation of 26 grams and 38 grams for female and male adolescents, respectively.

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Black birch tea as good as aspirin for heart sans side effects

Black birch tea as good as aspirin for heart sans side effectsWashington, Nov 11 : Drinking black birch tea everyday can lower your risk of a heart attack just as effectively as low-dose aspirin, but without the side effects of taking a pill, a naturalist has suggested.

The twig of the black birch, which tastes like spearmint is used in muscles to relieve pain.

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Soon, device to measure blood sugar levels from tears in diabetics

Soon, device to measure blood sugar levels from tears in diabeticsWashington, Nov 10 : Scientists are developing an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood sugar levels from tears instead of blood, an advance that could save millions of diabetes patients from painful pricking tests.

In a report that appeared in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, researcher Mark Meyerhoff and colleagues explained that about 5 percent of the world’s population have diabetes.

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