Single blood test may detect eight types of cancer, says study

Single blood test may detect eight types of cancer, says study

The test was used on 812 healthy controls and produced only seven false-positive results. (Reuters) Scientists have developed a single blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of...
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Flu may spread just by breathing: Study

Flu may spread just by breathing: Study

For the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the participants provided 218 nasopharyngeal swabs and 218 half-an-hour samples of exhaled breath, spontaneous coughing, and sneezing on the first, second, and third days a...
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This anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers

This anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers

By: IANS | New York | Published: January 18, 2018 10:42 pm Conversely, using agents that block the pathway, they also hope to explore therapies for conditions such as liver cancer and bone diseases, among others. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Scientists...
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Toothpaste ingredient can combat malaria, finds robot scientist

Toothpaste ingredient can combat malaria, finds robot scientist

By: IANS | London | Published: January 18, 2018 10:32 pm Malaria kills over half a million people each year, pre-dominantly in Africa and south-east Asia. (Source: Thinkstock Images) An anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent commonly found in toothpaste, soaps a...
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Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies’ memory skills

Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies’ memory skills

By: IANS | New York | Published: January 18, 2018 10:16 pm Researchers suggest breast milk could enhance memory and learning in babies. (Source: File Photo) While breast milk is considered the best, for mothers for whom breastfeeding is difficult...
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Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

By: IANS | New York | Published: January 17, 2018 10:37 pm The rate of death in individuals who did not have surgery was 2.3 per cent compared to 1.3 per cent in those who had surgery, the findings showed....
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Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

By: IANS | New York | Published: January 17, 2018 10:37 pm The prevention and early diagnosis of periodontitis are very important for patients’ oral health. (Source: file Photo) Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at...
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Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk: Study

Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk: Study

By: IANS | New York | Published: January 17, 2018 10:34 pm Women who breastfed for six months or less had a 25 per cent reduction in diabetes risk. (Source: File Photo) Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce...
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Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia: Study

Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia: Study

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and may cause dementia, a study in mice suggests. (Image: Reuters) A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and may cause dementia, a study in mice suggests....
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Dr Reddy’s recalls single lot of breast cancer drug from US

Dr Reddy’s recalls single lot of breast cancer drug from US

Pharmaceuticals major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has recalled a single lot of Docetaxel injection vials, used for treatment of breast cancer, USFDA has said. (Image: Reuters) Pharmaceuticals major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has recalled a single lot of Docetaxel...
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Non-invasive therapy could remotely kill cancer cells

Non-invasive therapy could remotely kill cancer cells

Scientists have developed a system that can non-invasively and remotely control immune cells so that they recognise and kill cancer cells. (Image: Reuters) Scientists have developed a system that can non-invasively and remotely control immune cells so that the...
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