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New lung cancer find paves way for better therapies

New lung cancer find paves way for better therapiesWashington D.C, Aug 4 - A team of researchers has successfully inhibited tumour growth in a new subtype of lung cancer.

Adenocarcinomas, a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), account for about 40 percent of cancer diagnoses, but few treatments are available for the disease.

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Turns out, Zika infection caused by one virus serotype

Turns out, Zika infection caused by one virus serotypeWashington D.C, Jul 30 - If a recent study is to be believed, then vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus is enough to protect us from the genetically diverse strains of the virus.

Zika virus strains are grouped into two distinct genetic lineages: African and Asian. The Zika virus strain circulating in the current outbreak affecting Central and South America and the Caribbean is of the Asian lineage.

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Smell test can reveal if you are at Alzheimer's risk

Smell test can reveal if you are at Alzheimer's riskWashington D.C, Jul 27 - An odour identification test can tell whether or not your loved one is at risk of Alzheimer's disease, suggests a recent study.

Two studies from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute and NewYork-Presbyterian suggested that the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) may offer a practical, low-cost alternative to other tests.

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`Deadly` fungal infection research paves way for cure

fungal-infectionWashington D.C, Jul 25 : They may be generally viewed as annoyances, but it turns out, fungal infections can be life threatening.

Some experts estimate that tens of thousands of patients die every year from these infections. Now, a new study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has provided new insights into one of these microbes, the Mucorales fungi, which can cause fatal infections.

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Simple 'talk therapy' can help cut cost of curing the blues

Simple 'talk therapy' can help cut cost of curing the blues Washington D.C, Jul 23 : A new study has suggested that a simple and inexpensive psychotherapy or talking therapy, known as behavioural activation (BA), treats depression in adults just as well as the gold-standard cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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How kicking that cigarette butt can be good for your liver

How kicking that cigarette butt can be good for your liverWashington D.C, Jul 22 - People, who are trying to kick their smoking habits, tend to drink less alcohol, a recent research has found.

In England, people who attempted to stop smoking within the last week reported lower levels of alcohol consumption, were less likely to binge drink, and were more likely to be classified as 'light drinkers' (having a low alcohol risk) compared with those who did not attempt to stop smoking.

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Screenings may help oldies ward off cervical cancer

Screenings may help oldies ward off cervical cancerWashington D.C, Jul 21 - Pap smear screenings may sound terrifying, but it turns out, the brief discomfort of lying back and baring all for a stranger can actually be worth a life.

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Thank your genes, not school, for academic success

kid genesWashington D.C, Jul 13 A kid's genes have a far greater impact on his report cards than his school's quality or his parents' efforts, a recent study suggests.

Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to the University of Texas study.

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Thumb-sucking, nail biting kids will develop fewer allergies: Study

Thumb suckingWashington D.C., July 12 : Good news for parents who often have to struggle in getting their young toddlers to quit thumb sucking, as a new study has found that children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities.

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Illegal kidney racket, the ugly side of healthcare in India

Illegal kidney racketNew Delhi, July 11 : Organ transplant trafficking is one of the fastest, but least reported crimes in India as well as in other countries around the world. It has often been described as a deep-rooted menace affecting the medical profession, both domestically and globally.

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New anti-malarial drugs on their way

Anti malariaWashington D.C, Jul 8 : The WHO's global target for malaria elimination is 2030 and now, a new study has revealed that a new wave of antimalarial drugs is in preparation.

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Here`s how dating sites may be spreading HIV

Here`s how dating sites may be spreading HIVWashington D.C, Feb 28 - More than 60 per cent of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV reported meeting sexual partners online, according to a new study.

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Max Bupa `Walk for Health` culminates in Delhi

Max Bupa `Walk for Health` culminates in DelhiNew Delhi, Feb 17 : After successfully encouraging thousands of families in Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, Max Bupa hosted the final leg of Walk for Health, a first of its 33 day intercity walk in Delhi.

In an attempt to build a healthier India and encourage citizens across the country to discover the multiple benefits of walking, Max Bupa, this year, hosted a 33 day walking event touching 5 states, 15 cities and hundreds of villages and towns.

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Barack Obama seeks USD 1.8 billion to fight Zika virus

Barack Obama seeks USD 1.8 billion to fight Zika virusWashington : US President Barack Obama on Monday sought more than USD 1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the fast-spreading Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness that may be causing a rare birth defect in Latin American nations.

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Over 100 infants died in Pakistan's Sindh of viral diseases

Over 100 infants died in Pakistan's Sindh of viral diseasesIslamabad : Over 100 newborn babies and several women have died in Pakistan's drought-hit southern Sindh province this month of water-borne and viral diseases, according to health officials.

The water-borne diseases and malnutrition teamed up with the cold weather caused the children to lose their lives in different areas of the Tharparkar district.

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Rats can cause health threats to poultry, humans: Study

Rats can cause health threats to poultry, humans: StudyWashington D.C., Jan. 18 - A new study has revealed that rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them.

The results of the study conducted by the University of British Columbia also indicate that the threat rats pose to the health of poultry and humans has been underestimated.

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These yoga positions lead to 'eye pressure' in glaucoma patients

These yoga positions lead to 'eye pressure' in glaucoma patientsWashington, D.C., Jan. 10 - A new study says there are certain head-down yoga positions that create eye pressure in Glucoma patients.

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E-cigarettes deliver `sufficient` nicotine to suppress smoking desire

E-cigarettes deliver `sufficient` nicotine to suppress smoking desireWashington, D.C., Jan. 6 - A recent study found that e-cigarettes share a similar short-term safety profile as Nicorette products and are comparable in reducing tobacco withdrawal symptoms.

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Past memories can be retrieved quicker than we thought

Past memories can be retrieved quicker than we thoughtWashington D.C., Jan. 6 - Researchers in a recent study have shown that retrieving memories of the events from a person's past may take place quicker than what they previously thought and it is quite possible to interfere with that process.

Stressed out.Turn off emails and avoid stress!

Stressed out.Turn off emails and avoid stress!Melbourne, Jan. 4 - Stress and Gen Y are just so made for each other and one of the reasons for the same is the constant email updates.

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Major advances seen in 'non-small cell lung cancer' treatment

Major advances seen in 'non-small cell lung cancer' treatmentWashington, D.C., Jan. 2 : Although the most common type of lung cancer - non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) - has recently seen major treatment advances in some genetic subtypes, other subtypes continue to evade effective treatment.

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Saffron-based crocin can prevent liver cancer

Saffron-based crocin can prevent liver cancerWashington D.C., Jan. 1 - Amongst the deaths caused cancer worldwide, liver cancer remains the leading causes.

A new study lead by UAE University Prof. Amr Amin has unraveled the mechanisms by which saffron-based crocin protects against liver cancer.

The study has been entitled 'Saffron-Based Crocin Prevents Early Lesions of Liver Cancer: In Vivo, In Vitro and Network Analyses.'

Maha govt. exempts dialysis patients from various medical taxes

Maha govt. exempts dialysis patients from various medical taxesMumbai, Dec. 31 - The Maharashtra Government exempted the drugs required by dialysis patients from various taxes making drugs related to dialysis procedure cheaper.

State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced the exemption in his budget speech. With the final clearance about the exemption, the patients are now expected to get benefit in the treatment of kidney ailments. (ANI)

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Exercise when younger for healthier brain, metabolism

Exercise when younger for healthier brain, metabolismWashington D.C., Dec. 30 - In a recent study, researchers have found that exercising early in life can alter the teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms that human gut harbors and can promote a healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime.

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This New Year, hold your hands on drinks

This New Year, hold your hands on drinksNew Delhi, Dec. 30 - With festive season on full swing, people often get many opportunities to grab a glass and gobble junk food. Most of the time, they don't realise that they might end up having a bad stomach and hangover as beige drinking hits the head fast and also results in nausea, vomiting and retching.

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