Half of new cancer drugs not showing survival gains: Study

Half of new cancer drugs not showing survival gains: Study

London, October 5 (IANS) Nearly half of new cancer drugs approved in Europe show little evidence that they are helping extend or improve life, says a new study.   Even where drugs did show survival gains over existing treatments, these were often marginal, found the researchers based at King’s College London and the London School […]

Eating too much sweets bad for heart

Eating too much sweets bad for heart

London, October 5 (IANS) Drinking too many soft drinks and eating a lot of sweets may put even otherwise healthy people at increased risk of heart disease, warns new research.   The study, published in the journal Clinical Science, showed that healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in […]

Curb animal antibiotics to stop spread of resistance, say health experts

Curb animal antibiotics to stop spread of resistance, say health experts

In most large-scale livestock operations, antibiotics are mixed with water to prevent illness and encourage growth, which contributes to the breeding of drug-resistant bacteria that enter the food supply. Credit Max Whittaker/Reuters   Infections resistant to antibiotics are the greatest threat to human health   ROME, October 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Giving farm animals […]

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

A nurse vaccinates a patient as part of the start of the seasonal influenza vaccination campaign in Nice, southeastern France, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard   LONDON, October 3 (Reuters) – A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in […]

Skipping breakfast may damage arteries

Skipping breakfast may damage arteries

New York, October 3 (IANS) Are you in the habit of missing your breakfast everyday? Beware, you may be at an increased risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries tend to harden and narrow due to a build-up of plaque, researchers have warned.   On the other hand, eating a healthy breakfast has […]

New breast cancer test may spare patients from chemotherapy

New breast cancer test may spare patients from chemotherapy

London, October 2 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new test that can predict the return of the cancer, thus sparing breast cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy.   The test, called Oncotype DX, analyses the samples of tumour that is removed during surgery and provides a score between 1 and 100 on the likelihood of the […]

Most nutritious vegetables to be included in your diet

Most nutritious vegetables to be included in your diet

London, October 2 (IANS) Pumpkins contain essential nutrients such as folic acid, manganese, vitamin C and zinc while spinach contains antioxidants that combat free radicals. There are other vegetables too that have higher value of nutrition.   Frida Harju, In-House Nutritionist at the health app Lifesum, listed down the nutritious vegetables that everyone should include […]

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

New York, October 1 (IANS) Researchers have identified a small protein that could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.   The protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) is unique in that it not only targets the flu virus itself, but also the harmful inflammation […]

How to keep your heart healthy as you age

How to keep your heart healthy as you age

(September 29 is World Heart Day)   New Delhi, September 29 (IANS) While advancing age increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), living a healthy life from your youth may help prevent the disease, which is touted as the number one killer in both men and women globally as well as in India, experts […]

Coffee may not help relieve Parkinson’s symptoms, says report

Coffee may not help relieve Parkinson’s symptoms, says report

Toronto, September 28 (IANS) Caffeine may not be helpful in improving mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease — a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement — finds a study that challenges a previously known theory.   According to a previous research published in the journal Neurology in 2012, drinking three cups of […]

Newly discovered protein could help diagnose chronic brain disease: study

Newly discovered protein could help diagnose chronic brain disease: study

Dr. Vahram Haroutunian holds a human brain in a brain bank in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S. June 28, 2017. Picture taken June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo   September 27(Reuters) – Researchers have discovered a protein that could help diagnose a degenerative brain disease commonly found in athletes, veterans […]