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Study finds Family history key to breast cancer diagnosis

Study finds Family history key to breast cancer diagnosis

April 27, AP – Up to 90-95 per cent of all breast cancers have nothing to do with family history, 5-10 per cent of breast cancers occur in women whose families have a gene fault that is passed down through the family and puts them at greater risk. “The good news is that more than […]

April 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
WHO announces the launch of emergency program against new malaria strain

WHO announces the launch of emergency program against new malaria strain

April 26, AP – That threat comes in the form of the falciparum malaria parasite. In recent years a strain of falciparum has shown resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). That is important because ACT, in which artemisinin is combined with one of a number of other anti-malarial drugs, is at the heart of global […]

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Sugary drinks increases the risk of developing diabetes by 22%

Sugary drinks increases the risk of developing diabetes by 22%

April 26, AP – Given the increase in sweet beverage consumption in Europe, clear messages on the unhealthy effect of these drinks should be given to the population,’ said Dora Romaguera, who led with study with a team at Imperial College London. Drinking just one can of sugar-laced soda drink a day increases the risk […]

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Research: Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Research: Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

April 25, An experimental test could help doctors catch a deadly type of fungal infection in the blood within a few hours, rather than the few days it currently takes, a new study suggests. The test, which is not yet on the market, looks for Candida infection in the blood. The fungus is best known […]

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Study- Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly

Study- Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly

April 25, AP – Just 14 percent of people with diabetes hit all the recommended health targets during the first decade of the 21st century, according to the new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Researchers found that between 1999 and 2010, the number […]

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Study found: Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

Study found: Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

April 24, AP – Long-term exposure to air pollution may speed up the process of atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, a new study suggests. Although this exposure to higher concentrations of air pollution could increase people’s risk for heart attacks and stroke, the researchers noted that reductions in air pollution could have […]

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Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer  Is Working: Study

Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Is Working: Study

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden report that women who saw a 20 percent or more reduction in breast density during tamoxifen treatment had a 50 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer over an average of 15 years, compared with women who had little or no change in breast tissue density during […]

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
How to burn 500 calories everyday

How to burn 500 calories everyday

April 22, Here’s a list of 15 activities that will help you knock off those extra calories stacking up on the weighing scale We are programmed to believe that losing weight is a Herculean task, which involves grueling exercise schedules, crash diets and drastic lifestyle changes. But the truth is far from it. Yes, you […]

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hit the gym first: Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study

Hit the gym first: Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study

April 22, — If you’re trying to get healthy, tackling both diet and exercise is better than trying to improve one lifestyle habit at a time, new research suggests. The researchers did add that if you need to start with just one lifestyle change, choose exercise. They found that changing diet first may interfere with […]

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Extra fiber in diet likely to lower risk of stroke

Extra fiber in diet likely to lower risk of stroke

April 21, AP – People who get more fiber in their diet are less likely to have a stroke than those who skimp on the nutrient, according to a new review of existing research. “A few people in the past have looked at the relationship between fiber and cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease […]

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