Researchers have identified a critical gene that could help clinicians distinguish fibroadenomas cases from breast cancer. Fibroadenomas is the most common benign breast tumour in women of reproductive age. The researchers used advanced DNA sequencing technologies to identify the gene called MED12 that was repeatedly disrupted in nearly 60 percent of fibroadenoma cases. ‘It is amazing that …
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Six more patients died of Japanese encephalitis in northern West Bengal on Monday, as the toll climbed to 58 over the past 19 days, health officials said. With the half a dozen deaths reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), 12 people have perished due to the disease over the last two days as the disease assumed a serious proportion, said the facility's assistant …
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Dutch clinical virologist Joep Lange - who was among 298 passengers who died in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 - worked since the early 1990s to deliver HIV drugs deep into the world's poorest countries. He was one of the six scientists headed to attend the six-day 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne that started Sunday. (Read: Getting tested for HIV – all your queries …
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The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine. A one-minute silence was observed in their honour at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre attended by officials from the International AIDS Society and representatives from …
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Consuming probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver, a new study suggests. Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics for thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. The finding is a step forward in the fight against Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is closely …
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Delhi has earned the dubious distinction being a city unsafe for women. Now comes another shocker. Among India's 53 mega-cities, the national capital is the most unsafe for children as crimes against children have reportedly gone up exponentially all over the country. On an average, crimes against 16 children are reported in Delhi everyday, official data has revealed. The capital is followed by …
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The consumption of sugary beverages like soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, iced teas and vitamin-loaded water drinks that are high in sugar and low in nutritional content increases your chances of diabetes. Sugar sweetened drinks are a common culprit when it comes to the intake of high sugar and calories, which in turn increases your risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Consuming …
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Looking for healthy food options to reduce your cholesterol levels? You can try walnuts this time. While all nuts have been scientifically proven to have some heart-healthy benefits, walnuts are better because they have the highest amount of omega-3 fats. They are packed with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) like oleic acid and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids …
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A court in the US has awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in a lawsuit against America's second biggest tobacco company, media reports said Sunday. Cynthia Robinson in 2008 initiated legal action against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a Florida court seeking compensation for her husband's death in 1996. She claimed that smoking killed her husband Michael, and that the tobacco …
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Do you often feel pain and stiffness in your shoulders? You could be suffering from adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that affects the range of movement of the shoulders due to stiffness. The condition can make the shoulders partially or completely immovable. It is commonly seen in people between 40 to 65 years of age. Causes and risk factors The …
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The monsoons are undoubtedly here. But with the lovely breeze and torrential down pour comes one extremely aggravating side-effect – fungus and that musty smell within your home. One of the most prevalent reasons for this smell is the fact that during the monsoons the air is very humid and this moisture tends to leave the air inside your home, moist and warm – the perfect atmosphere for …
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Bhastrika pranayam, is one of the most effective breathing techniques that can help you calm your mind, bring all your doshas (vata, kapha and pitta) into balance and activate your kundalini. The best feature of this breathing technique is that it helps oxygenate the entire body, and relieves any congestion you might have in your nose, throat and sinuses. It is also great for those who suffer …
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One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist. The situation could be still graver as many cases of the disease went unreported, Secretary-General of the Indian Dental Association Dr Ashok Dhoble told PTI from Mumbai. 'Cases of the disease and deaths resulting from it in rural areas …
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According to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, long-term use of cholesterol-lowering drug statins could aggravate the risk of breast cancer. Currently, The Royal College of General Practitioners (GP) and the British Medical Association have officially challenged the decision over concerns about the side effects of long-term use of statins, reports the Daily Express. Dr. …
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