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New, less-invasive method to detect kidney disease

New, less-invasive method to detect kidney disease

Health May 31, 2015 at 7:06 pm 0 comments

Washington: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a new, less-invasive method using Raman spectroscopy to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity. University of Houston researchers have used an optical probe and Raman spectroscopy to differentiate between healthy and diseased kidneys. Physicians traditionally use renal biopsy toRead More

New drug beats chemotherapy in fight against advanced lung cancer

New drug beats chemotherapy in fight against advanced lung cancer

Health May 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Chicago: Researchers have revealed that a new immunotherapy drug showed more promise than a traditional chemotherapy agent in fighting an advanced form of lung cancer. According to the researchers, the drug, nivolumab, can reduce patients’ risk of death from non-small cell lung cancer by 27 percent compared with patients whoRead More

Green tea may help prevent prostate cancer

Green tea may help prevent prostate cancer

Health May 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

New York: Drinking green tea may help prevent prostate cancer in men with high risk of developing the disease, suggests a research led by an Indian-origin scientist. The researchers, led by Nagi Kumar from Moffitt Cancer Center in the US, assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components inRead More

Breast cancer changes structure of bone to make it spread: Study

Breast cancer changes structure of bone to make it spread: Study

Health May 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: A new study has found that breast cancer changes the structure of the bone to make it spread. According to BBC, a team of researchers from the University of Sheffield found that the tumours were effectively ‘fertilising’ the bone to help themselves grow. The study has been publishedRead More

A glass of red wine a night may prove good for diabetics` hearts

A glass of red wine a night may prove good for diabetics` hearts

Health May 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

London Good news for wine loving diabetics! A new study has claimed that having a glass of red wine every night could be beneficial for diabetes in managing their cholesterol and protecting their hearts. In the study of more than 220 type 2 diabetics, which was conducted over the courseRead More

Women’s brains `change` post pregnancy, motherhood

Women’s brains `change` post pregnancy, motherhood

Health May 26, 2015 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

Washington: A new research has found that women’s brain alters permanently once they experience pregnancy and enter motherhood. The research conducted by Dr. Liisa Galea, at the University of British Columbia, showed that previous motherhood alters cognition and neuroplasticity in response to hormone therapy. The study explained that that estradiol-basedRead More

Summer tips: How to prevent heatstroke during hot weather!

Summer tips: How to prevent heatstroke during hot weather!

Health May 26, 2015 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

Summer has arrived and it’s time for you to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion. These conditions are common in all age groups during summers. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition that needs to be treated immediately. Any delay could result inRead More

Growing up with smokers doubles fagging risk

Growing up with smokers doubles fagging risk

Health May 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

New York, Researchers have found that that growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubles the chances of a child becoming an adult smoker. “We know that exposure to cigarette smoking as a child is a risk factor for adult smoking because it is a learnt behaviour,Read More

Hepatitis C: Who’s at risk and how long does the virus survive outside the body?

Hepatitis C: Who’s at risk and how long does the virus survive outside the body?

Health May 25, 2015 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infectedRead More

Breastfeeding protects kids from pollution

Breastfeeding protects kids from pollution

Health May 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

London: Mother’s milk may protect their babies from the adverse effects of environmental pollution, suggests a new research. The researchers assessed how exposure to environmental pollution during pregnancy affects health and examined the role of diet in physical and neuro-behavioural development in infancy. They focused on motor and mental developmentRead More