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Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types 20.1.2018 General News
Researchers have developed a non-invasive blood test that can screen eight common types of cancer long before symptoms appear.Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers said the test, called CancerSEEK is a unique non-invasive, multi-analyte test that simultaneously evaluates levels of eight cancer proteins and the presence of cancer gene mutations from circulating DNA in the blood.The blood test might help to identify the location of the cancer.Senior author Nickolas Papadopoulos said, "The use of a combination of selected biomarkers for early detection has the potential to change the way we screen for cancer and is based on the same rationale for using combinations of drugs to treat cancers."They pointed out that this molecular test is solely aimed at cancer screening and, therefore, is different from other molecular tests.The study involved 1,005 patients whose cancer -- already pre-diagnosed based on their symptoms -- was detected with an accuracy rate of about 70 percent ...
New eczema therapy may cut asthma severity in kids 20.1.2018 General News
Researchers have developed a possible new therapy for eczema that might also reduce severity of asthma in children.The findings, conducted by VIB (The Flanders Institute for Biotechnology), are an important step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and developing effective therapies.Children with Atopic Dermatitis (AD), a type of eczema of the skin, show an increased risk of developing asthma later in life.House dust mites are known culprits in the development of both AD and asthma, as exposure to the mites induces inflammation.Dr. Julie Deckers, Prof. Karolien De Bosscher and Hamida Hammad from VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research created a mouse model to look further into the relationship between the two diseases.Dr. Deckers said, "As predicted, our test showed that house dust mite-induced skin inflammation leads to aggravated levels of allergic airway inflammation.""Yet, to our surprise, this response significantly differs from the reaction .
Patients living alone can be safely discharged and sent home after surgery 20.1.2018 General News
A study has recently revealed that patients who live alone can be safely discharged and sent home from a hospital to recover from hip or knee replacement surgery.The results question the belief that patients who live alone should routinely be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation facility after total joint replacement surgery before going home.Researchers said, "Patients living alone had a safe and manageable recovery when discharged directly home after total joint Arthroplasty."Andrew N. Fleischman and colleagues from The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, conducted the study.The team examined 769 patients who were discharged and sent home after one-sided total hip or knee replacement. Of these, 138 patients were living alone for the first two weeks after surgery.They compared complication rates and other important outcomes for patients who lived alone versus those who lived with others.The average age was 66 for patients who were living alone and 65 for ...
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Statins may help prevent scar tissue in eyes: study 20.1.2018 General News
Statin medication - commonly used to lower cholesterol levels - could also prevent the formation of scar tissue inside the eye, a study has found. The research examined renewed surgeries among 5,709 eye patients who were admitted to hospital for a vitreoretinal surgical procedure between 2008-2014. The novel results indicate that use of statin medication at the time of surgery was associated with a 28 per cent reduction in the risk of renewed surgery among patients who underwent a primary vitrectomy to treat retinal detachment. However, statin medication was not found to be associated with a reduced risk of renewed surgery in the other vitreoretinal disease groups involving retinal surgery, such as age-related macular pucker formation, or vitrectomies performed to treat diabetic retinopathy. "It seems that statin treatment is beneficial in the treatment of retinal detachment, the most serious common retinal disorder which may at worst lead to blindness," said Docent ...
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Girl Power was Spice Girls' reaction to sexism in the industry 20.1.2018 General News
Singer Mel C has said the sexism that persisted in the music industry in the 1990s was one of the reason that gave birth to her band Spice Girl's slogan "girl power". The 44-year-old singer was part of the famous band alongside Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (Nee Halliwell). She said the slogan was result of the discrimination they experienced, reported Femalefirst. "'Girl power' was something that we never intended. When we started we were a pop group and we just wanted to sing and be famous and travel the world and we never really thought about that side of things at all," Mel C said. "But, as soon as we were heading into the music industry, we started to be faced with some sexism. We were told girls don't sell. We would go into magazines and editors would tell us, 'We can't put you on the cover because we won't sell enough magazines that week.'" she added. The singer said true spirit of Girl Power, the sexism the band faced encouraged them to ...
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Nitish Kumar thanks Narendra Modi for upgrading Patna AIIMS, sanctioning new multi-specialty hospital for Bihar 20.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The medical facility 'Samrat Ashok Tropical Disease Research Centre' was inaugurated by Nitish and Nadda during the day.
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Get the smear out before it conquers you (Health Tips) 20.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
According to WHO, cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of deaths from cancer in women worldwide and India accounts for a third of the deaths globally, with two women dying every 15 minutes. The cancer, which affects the opening of the uterus, can be treated effectively if detected early. Cervical cancer is commonly caused by an infection with specific high-risk types of the human papillomavirus (HPVs).
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar gets Z+ security 20.1.2018 Hindustan Times - patna
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has upgraded Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s security to Z plus category.
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Scrub typhus cases reported in Mizoram village 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Scrub typhus cases reported in Mizoram village
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It’s Time to Rethink the Term ‘LGBTIQA+’ 20.1.2018 The Wire

'LGBTIQA+' is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.

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Free consultation camp 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Free consultation camp
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Medical camp at Kana valley 20.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Medical camp at Kana valley
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What Closes In A US Government Shutdown: All You Need To Know 20.1.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Hundreds of thousands of US government defense workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight Friday deadline.
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Study reveals poor condition of migrant labour camps 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Health Department survey identifies 341 unliveable settlements
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Myth busted! Hot yoga is not more effective than traditional yoga 20.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Despite its popularity, little was known about the health benefits associated with Bikram Yoga.
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Insurance must for rabi crops 20.1.2018 Hindu: Kerala
20,302 farmers get ₹16.49 crore as claim under RWBCIS last season
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City's diet skewed, needs change to stave off diseases 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
After a recent national survey exposed the countrys unbalanced dieting pattern, city-based experts agreed that Bengaluru has pretty much gone the national way in the last decade. They blame lack of access to quality food, gender discrimination and widespread ignorance for dangerously skewing the diet. "Its the prime reason behind the increase in lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart ailments," said Shalini Arvind, chief dietician, Fortis Hospital. She said night shifts and activity-filled days have pushed people into adopting the quick-bite culture, making them almost hopelessly dependent on two-minute noodles and hurriedly put-together sandwiches. "They come to us eating such food," Shalini said. Even the ragi and rice-based food end up storing energy in the body for later use and create fat. "But the problem for city residents is that their diet has become westernised," regretted Sheela Krishnaswamy, nutritionist and wellness consultant. "Obviously, you can see youngsters crunching ...
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Eat healthy to prevent diabetes 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Developing healthy eating habits isnt as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine. Especially for people with impeding health issues like diabetes. People with diabetes have double the risk of heart disease and depression. Diabetes is often called a silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms and risk of developing its complications even before diagnosis of the disease. Some of the symptoms to watch out for are: Frequent urination and excessive thirst * Weight loss * Itchy skin and slow healing of injuries * Fatigue and irritability * Blurred vision * Tingling or numbness in hands and feet Diabetes can be managed well with healthy eating, regular physical activity and weight management. Diet for diabetics doesnt have to be complicated. Here are some helpful tips to eat right: Follow a diet plan that includes plenty of vegetables and legumes. * Sources of high-fibre carbohydrates such as wholegrain breads, cereals and fruits are a must. * Consuming lean protein sources and low-fat dairy ...
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Just let it out! 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Our fast-paced lives are full of challenges and growth. We are mentally charged all the time till we are completely spent. Like any other organ, our brain too is subject to fatigue and exposure to the normal wear and tear. Apart from the pleasure we feel because of the continuous growth of our mental faculty, there is only so much we can do because after a while, our mind, body and soul starts receding, thus, detracting from the original path of strength. This state of being is the beginning of depression, which occurs when we dont care for our physical and mental well-being. Medically, depression is a precursor to severe health conditions like heart diseases and even cancer. A quick look at the facts shared by the World Health Organisation are a reflection of how serious depression is. WHOs findings imply that depression is likely to trigger more deaths than cancer or heart disease. It is high time we realise what depression is, and learn to deal with it. Depression does not mean an individual is crazy; ...
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Stem your diseases 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Urban lifestyle can be a bane as much as a boon. Certain diseases and disorders have become a common occurrence thanks to our sedentary routine and stress. Our health is a result of a combination of genetic, nutritional, socio-cultural, economic factors and physical infrastructure. Lifestyle disorders like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are affecting the health of thousands of people everyday. Stem cell therapies have an immense potential in treating the incurable and irreversible lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease, Parkinsons and Alzheimers, bringing this therapy at the centre stage of medical evolution. However, there are certain other lifestyle disorders that are taking a toll on the human health like hair fall, ageing, blindness and infertility. Here again, stem cell therapy acts as regenerative medicine by repairing dysfunctional or injured tissue. Lets examine the role of stem cell therapy in curing lifestyle disorders: Hair loss Hair loss is a frustrating and ...
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