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Inflated cost of drugs leaving Cancer patient in lurch, says report

Inflated cost of drugs leaving Cancer patient in lurch, says reportWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 29 : A new study finds that cancer patients are losing out on easy access to drugs due to hike in prices of life-saving medication by more than 1,000 percent and delay in the availability of new treatments.

According to researchers, patients are suffering due to delay in the availability of new treatments and incomprehensible price rises for well-established therapies.


Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer's for child

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer's for childWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 28 : For would-be-mommies, inclusion of sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens in their diet are a must, as a study warns that deficiency of vitamin A in the womb or just after birth can have a detrimental effect on the brain development of the fetus or the newborn and may lead to Alzheimer's disease later in life.


Research suggests safer, effective way to improve stroke treatments

Research suggests safer, effective way to improve stroke treatmentsWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 28 : A team of researchers has demonstrated that a drug in combination with an enzyme that helps dissolve clots may improve stroke outcomes by reducing these complications and increasing its efficacy in opening blood vessels.


Sound sleep is important for well-being of immune system

Sound sleep is important for well-being of immune systemWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 28 : If lack of sound sleep is making you sick then may be your immune system is getting affected, warns a study.

The findings, published in the journal Sleep, showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells.


Ladies out there! Eat fruits, veggies for healthy bones in your golden years

Ladies out there! Eat fruits, veggies for healthy bones in your golden yearsWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : Older women, please take note. Include more vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains in your diet to boost bone health and prevent fractures.

The findings indicated that women with the least-inflammatory diets lost less bone density during the six-year follow-up period than their peers with the most-inflammatory diets.


Twice a day radiation therapy cuts down deaths from cancer

Twice a day radiation therapy cuts down deaths from cancerWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : A study suggests that treating head and neck cancer patients with twice-a-day radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy can prove beneficial and save more lives.

The findings indicated that the twice-a-day treatment of hyper fractionated radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy, cuts deaths by 20 percent compared to the best standard treatment of once-daily radiotherapy with chemotherapy.


Girls as young as six are vulnerable to be influenced by societal stereotypes: Study

Girls as young as six are vulnerable to be influenced by societal stereotypes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : Dear parents, you cannot force your opinion on your little daughter, as a new study finds that girls as young as six are influenced by the societal stereotypes about intellectual ability and start believing that they cannot be as 'brilliant' as boys.


Taking shower too often can affect your immune system

Taking shower too often can affect your immune systemLondon [UK], Jan. 27 : If you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart.

Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often can actually do more harm than good, reports the Independent.


Devaluing oneself due to weight may increase risk of heart disease, diabetes

Devaluing oneself due to weight may increase risk of heart disease, diabetesWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : A study reveals that people who feel unattractive and devalue themselves because of their weight are at heightened risk of heart disease and type 2 Diabetes.

The study was published in Obesity, the journal.


Getting period at 11 or younger ups risk of early menopause

Getting period at 11 or younger ups risk of early menopauseWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : A new study reveals that girls who start menstruating at an age of 11 or younger are at increased risk of early or premature menopause and if they remain childless the risk is increased even more.


Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : A study claims that mushrooms may enhance nerve growth in the brain that can prevent the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

According to researchers, certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


Eating celery, broccoli can improve treatment of breast cancer

Eating celery, broccoli can improve treatment of breast cancerWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : Eating thyme, parsley and vegetables like celery and broccoli can reduce the risk of developing metastasis originating from breast cancer in women.


Rebalancing gut may help kids with autism

Rebalancing gut may help kids with autismWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : A study finds that faecal transplant - a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut - may treat behavioural symptoms in children with autism.


Two cases of bird flu found in Bangladesh

Two cases of bird flu found in BangladeshDhaka [Bangladesh], Jan.24 : The Government of Bangladesh has confirmed two outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry in the last week.

According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Bangladesh health ministry, the first case of bird flu was found on a poultry farm in Dhamrai, just outside Dhaka.


Can marijuana laced chewing gum treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Can marijuana laced chewing gum treat irritable bowel syndrome?Washinton D.C. [USA], Jan. 23 : A study suggests that a chewing gum laced in cannabis can cure irritable bowel syndrome, reducing painful stomach cramps, control bloating and normalise stool.

Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands claims CBD - a key property in marijuana - could ease the colon spasms that seem to be the root cause of symptoms, reports Dailymail.


Why to include facial oils in your daily beauty regime?

Why to include facial oils in your daily beauty regime?New Delhi[India], Jan. 22 : The facial skin has always been considered to be the most delicate one.

The tissues here are so fragile that if not taken care properly, they end up getting dull and age quickly. Besides, getting the maximum exposure of sun and pollution compared to other body parts are also other factors which affect them.


Planning late night? 'Stockpile' sleep a night before

Planning late night? 'Stockpile' sleep a night beforeLondon [UK], Jan. 22 : You can now plan for a late night without worrying about the after-effects of too little rest! How? By 'stockpiling' sleep!

A recent study, at the University of Calgary, claims it's possible to ' stockpile' sleep in advance to help you cope.

The study has been reported in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.


New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetablesNew Delhi [India], Jan. 21 : Researchers recently conducted an interview study investigating primary school children's beliefs towards eating fruit and vegetables and the causes leading to it.

The study has been published in the British Food Journal.


Obese patients less likely to die after heart operations

Obese patients less likely to die after heart operationsWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 20 : Now, you don't have to lose weight before a heart operation, as a study reveals that healthy weight patients were almost twice as likely to die in hospital as compared to the obese or overweight.

Researchers from the University of Leicester found 25 percent reduction in death for overweight instead of healthy weight patients, contradicting weight loss advice.


Now, blood test can predict survival for patients with Ebola

Now, blood test can predict survival for patients with EbolaWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 20 : British scientists have identified a ' molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola Virus that can predict whether they will survive or not.

The research, published in Genome Biology, provides data on the underlying causes of Ebola virus infection and suggests that this type of blood analysis could be integrated into future outbreak responses as a diagnostic tool to help guide treatment strategies.


High performaning co-workers may improve your earning

High performaning co-workers may improve your earningWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 20 (ANI): Do you wish to improve your performance along with salary? A new study finds that presence of high-performing co-workers, especially in low-skilled occupations, can improve an individual's earnings.


Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!

Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 : "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home," so went the quote by renowned British Poet and Author, Edith Sitwell.

In India, the onset of winter is marked by a chill in the air, a mutual affection for hot Chai, and a variety of comfort foods to enjoy.


Keep calm! That person cursing aloud may be honest

Keep calm! That person cursing aloud may be honestWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 18 : Usually, whenever people hear someone cursing out loud in public, the first thing that comes to their mind is that may be he/she is a rude or obnoxious. However, a new study finds that people who frequently curse are may be more honest.


Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your life

Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your lifeLondon [UK], Jan. 18 : Diabetes in middle age could slash up to a decade off your life, new research shows.

A University of Oxford study of more than half a million Chinese people found those diagnosed with the condition before 50 lived an average of nine years less than those without the condition.

That figure rose to ten years for patients in rural areas.


Weight loss on mind? Say NO to food after 5pm

Weight loss on mind? Say NO to food after 5pmLondon [UK], Jan.18 : Here's a solution to shed those extra holiday kilos! Fasting for 15 hours overnight every night is key to losing weight and staying slim, says a study.

Moreover, a drastic diet to cut your daily calories by a fifth could ward off cancer and diabetes.


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