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Asterias stem cell therapy shows promise in spinal cord paralysis: study

Health September 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

An experimental stem cell therapy developed by Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST.A) restored some movement to patients paralyzed by recent spinal cord injuries, according to interim data from a small study being presented on Wednesday. One of the five patients in the trial regained use of both arms and hands, and isRead More

Purge cancer, save breasts

Purge cancer, save breasts

Health September 14, 2016 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Hyderabad: Breast cancer treatment must be targeted towards the tumour and the breast must not be removed, the Indian Council of Medical Research has said in a consensus document where treatment modalities in one lakh cases were studied. In its document submitted to the Union ministry of health and familyRead More

Gentle light beams may treat lethal heart condition: study

Health September 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Washington: Scientists have shown that beams of light could replace harsh electric shocks to treat patients reeling from arrhythmia – a deadly heart rhythm disorder. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in the US and University of Bonn in Germany said that light-based treatment should provide a safer and gentlerRead More

Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises heart risk: study

Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises heart risk: study

Health September 11, 2016 at 6:18 am 0 comments

London: Now on, think before consuming more than three rashers of bacon a day. A study says that eating more than three rashers of bacon a day could raise the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a quarter, reports the Independent. The review of several different investigations intoRead More

Foods that you should never keep in the fridge

Health September 11, 2016 at 6:17 am 0 comments

Tomatoes Putting tomatoes in the fridge will prevent them from ripening, thus killing their flavour. Bananas Ripe bananas can be put in the fridge to keep them ripe, but putting an unripe banana in there will stop it from ripening. According to A Moment of Science, bananas are from warm,Read More

Air pollution may increase diabetes risk: study

Air pollution may increase diabetes risk: study

Health September 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm 0 comments

Berlin: Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – especially for people with impaired glucose metabolism, a new study has warned. Air pollution exposure at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2Read More

New study to help reduce post-operative setbacks in cardiac patients

New study to help reduce post-operative setbacks in cardiac patients

Health September 8, 2016 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Washington D.C.: A recent study estimates that up to six million Americans have a form of Atrial fibrillation (AF) and the number is expected to rise as the population ages. AF is a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart contract in a way that’s out of syncRead More

Weekly physical activity can avoid death caused by alcohol: study

Weekly physical activity can avoid death caused by alcohol: study

Health September 8, 2016 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

A new study says that recommended weekly physical activities may offset the heightened death risks from all causes that are associated with drinking alcohol. High alcohol intake has been linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, heart disease/stroke, and several types of cancer, with some research suggestingRead More

Women as pushy as men in asking for pay rise, but less successful: research

Women as pushy as men in asking for pay rise, but less successful: research

Health September 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

London: Women ask for a pay rise as often as men, but men are 25 percent more likely to get it when they ask, according to a study debunking the myth women are too shy to demand a raise. The study, which used a randomly chosen sample of 4,600 workersRead More

Ignoring a minor stroke ups risk for more strokes soon after

Ignoring a minor stroke ups risk for more strokes soon after

Health September 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

People who have a minor stroke – or even a mini-stroke – are at serious risk for further strokes in the next few days, but many people delay going to the hospital because they do not recognize the symptoms, UK researchers warn. Often for these kinds of stroke, experts recommendRead More