Medicine close to beating cancer: Italian authority

Medicine close to beating cancer: Italian authority

Cancer. (IANS Photo) Rome, February 5 (IANS/AKI): Medical science has made major strides in defeating cancer including progress in boosting our resistance to the disease, a leading Italian oncologist said. “Tumours are smart, but we are really close to beating them and to making our bodies better able to fight them,” Giampaolo Tortora, director of […]

Human mind can overcome any disease: Parrikar on World Cancer Day

Human mind can overcome any disease: Parrikar on World Cancer Day

Panaji, February 4 (IANS) “Human mind can overcome any disease,” ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer tweeted on Monday on the occasion of World Cancer Day. The Goa Chief Minister was diagnosed for the deadly disease in February last year and has been in and out of hospitals […]

Researchers identify molecule effective in killing TB bacteria

Pretoria, February 4 (IANS) Researchers have found a molecule that is effective against tuberculosis, says a new study on mice. In the study, the group describes how it worked when tested in vitro and in a mouse model. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). This airborne pathogen tends to infect the […]

Cancer genetics: Beyond hereditary cancer

Cancer genetics: Beyond hereditary cancer

(Health Notes) (February 4 is World Cancer Day) Dr. Vidya Veldore  The gene is a unit of inheritance of our DNA that determines our characteristics including physical, behavioural and clinical and the term ‘hereditary’ means passed from the genes of a parent to the child. In cancer genetics, often these terms are used interchangeably. The […]

Cervical cancer risk highest in middle-aged Indian women: Survey

New Delhi, February 2 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent of middle-aged women in India were found to have positive cases of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) — the main risk factor for cervical cancer, says a report from SRL Diagnostics. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a group of viruses that are extremely common worldwide. There are […]

Premature to say social media use leads to depression: Study

Premature to say social media use leads to depression: Study

Toronto, February 2 (IANS) Use of social media does not necessarily cause depressive symptoms later in adolescents and young adults, according to a recent research. The study, however, showed that relatively higher depressive symptoms resulted due to more social media use later only among adolescent girls. The latest study stands in contrast to recent claims […]

New ingestible, expanding pill to track ulcers, stomach cancer

New ingestible, expanding pill to track ulcers, stomach cancer

New York, January 31 (IANS) MIT engineers have designed an ingestible pill that upon reaching the stomach quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball and could potentially track ulcers, cancers, and other intestinal conditions. The inflatable pill is embedded with a sensor that continuously tracks the stomach’s temperature for up to […]

These saturated fats can put your heart at risk

These saturated fats can put your heart at risk

London, January 31 (IANS) The type of saturated fats we consume can put us at risk of a heart attack, according to a new study suggesting that eating plant-based proteins can decrease chances of the disease instead. The study showed that people whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid — saturated fats composed […]

Vitamin D intake could lower diabetes risk: Study

Vitamin D intake could lower diabetes risk: Study

New York, January 31 (IANS) While Vitamin D helps in promoting bone health, a new study suggests that it may also promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study, conducted only on women, showed that vitamin D supplementation was found to be negatively associated with high […]

Hearing loss can contribute to mental decline, dementia: Experts

Hearing loss can contribute to mental decline, dementia: Experts

New Delhi, January 31 (IANS) Hearing loss can lead to impaired memory and higher risk of dementia and ensuing Alzheimer’s disease in older people, health experts say. Deafness, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), refers to the complete loss of hearing ability in one or both ears, while “hearing impairment” refers to both complete […]

Women more prone to depression after stroke: Study

Women more prone to depression after stroke: Study

London, January 30 (IANS) Women, please take note. Women are twice more likely to suffer from severe depression after a stroke than men, as researchers have found that 20 per cent of women suffered from severe depression compared to 10 per cent of men. The study also found varying patterns of symptom progression; that long-term […]

How our diet can impact memory

How our diet can impact memory

New York, January 30 (IANS) Although you might be familiar with the statement, “you are what you eat”, the food you consume could also impact your memory, suggests a new study. A team of researchers discovered that cholecystokinin (CCK), a satiety hormone which is highly expressed in memory formation, could, at higher levels, decrease a […]