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Omega3 supplements no good for heart health!

Supplements containing Omega3 fatty acids , the oils abundant in fatty fish are ineffective in checking heart disease. The analysis, pooled data from 10 randomised trials in people who had cardiovascular diseases or were at high risk for it. No … Continue reading

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Migraine may increase risk of Heart attack..

Migraine may increase the risk of developing cardio-vascular problems ,including Heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and an irregular heart rate , a study warns! Although the absolute risks were low, the findings published in the BMJ suggest that ‘Migraine should … Continue reading

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weight loss surgery may halve death risk..

People who undergo weight loss surgery have half the death rate compared to those who receive traditional medical treatment over a 10year period, a study found. The rate of death in individuals who did not have surgery was 2.3% compared … Continue reading

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Common birth control drug may up HIV risk!

A popular injectable contraceptive drug may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection, a study claims. Depor-medroxyprogesterone acetate(DMPA)-a birth control shot administered every 3 months-is the predominant contraceptive in sub-saharan Africa. Human studies suggest DMPA use may raise the risk … Continue reading

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New hope for the new Year!!!!

A new drug to help lose weight: Researchers have found a new drug that effectively shrinks excess fat without suppressing appetite, to help cure obesity. According to research published in the journal, ‘biochemical pharmacology,the drug significantly reduces body weight and … Continue reading

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Blood test to detect ‘Multiple sclerosis’.

A simple blood test may help detect signs of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the brain and spinal cord,finds a discovery by researchers from the university in the UK that used advanced mass spectrometry techniques. The current procedure for detection … Continue reading

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Quick, cost effective test to spot Vitamin A and Iron deficiency.

A low cost blood test that can detect Vitamin A and Iron deficiency in just 15 minutes, has been developed. Vitamin A and Iron deficiency affect more than one-third of the world’s population. Problems resulting from these deficiencies -such as … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Obesity behind 8lakh cancers world-wide…..

Nearly eight lakh cancers diagnosed globally were caused by Diabetes and excess-weight, a study has found. For men, obesity and diabetes accounted for more than 40% of liver cancers,while for women they were responsible for a third of uterine cancer … Continue reading

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Trigger for most common form of vision loss discovered!!

A team of U S researchers discovered a crucial trigger for macular degeneration, a condition which robs millions of their sight, an advance that may allow doctors to halt the inflammation early on… For the first time, we know in … Continue reading

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Injectable ‘GEL’ may help revive broken heart!!!

Scientists have found an injectable gel that slowly releases short gene sequences known as micro RNAs that may help regrow cardiac muscles after heart attack. Researchers developed a new approach to restart replication in existing contractile(heart) cells called ‘cardiomyocytes’.They were … Continue reading

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