Fish oil is a gift for cancer patients
Mumbai: Sea Foods are healthy as we all know and eating fish can be good for the heart and even brain. Not only this but a mice study team of UC Davis scientists has found that a product resulting from a metabolized omega-3 fatty acid helps combat cancer by cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients that fuel tumor growth and spread of the disease.
Until now, scientists were not completely sure about fish oil's immune enhancing effects, which are widely believed to help prevent disease by reducing irritation.
A new study helps provide clarity on this by showing that DHA-rich fish...
Expert's take on high blood pressure
New Delhi: Shruti Jain was a busy working mother juggling children, work and household chores with aplomb, until she suddenly collapsed in office one day. Diagnosed with a stroke, she had to undergo a six-month recuperation and paid a hefty fee at a private hospital.
Little did the 35-year-old marketing executive know that she had been suffering from hypertension, which had gone undetected for...
HIV-infected students rising in China
Beijing: China is witnessing a rise in the number of registered HIV infected students, with homosexual transmission emerging as a major cause of new infections, said government official.
A total of 1,700 students were reported HIV positive in 2012, a 24.5-percent rise year on year, said Yu Jingjin, an official with the country's National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Yu said, as...
Chewing gum could make you look fatty
London: A new study has found chewing gum could make people fat since its minty taste makes sugary food more tempting.
As per the sources, scientists found people given to chew gum eat more high calorie sweet foods. This is because the chemical responsible for the minty flavor of gum makes savory foods, especially fruit and vegetables, taste unpleasant.
The study's co-author Christine...
New design technique developed for vaccine against HIV
Los Angeles: American scientists have developed a new approach to vaccine design that could be useful against HIV and other viruses which change their structure quickly, says a new study.
The study, which appeared on March 28 in Science Express, the early online edition of the journal Science, offers a step toward solving what has been one of the central problems of modern vaccine design: how...
Coffee, tea, liquid smoke flavoring activate cancer gene
Washington: A study has found that tea, coffee and liquid smoke flavoring can activate a gene associated with cancer.
Pairing food chemistry and cancer biology in a laboratory study, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University's Kimmel Cancer Centre tested the potentially harmful effects of foods and flavorings on the DNA of cells.
They found that liquid smoke flavoring, black and green...
Leech therapy in India
New Delhi: A few years ago when Hollywood actress Demi Moore said she let leeches suck her blood as part of a therapy to look fresh and young it made headlines. This ancient medical therapy of using leeches for clinical bloodletting to treat certain health conditions is making a comeback of sorts in India where the therapy is said to have originated.
Leeches (or Hirudo Medicinalis) are...
Over 69,000 new cases of HIV in Russia
Moscow: More than 69,000 new cases of HIV were recorded in Russia last year, the country's top public health official said.
Signalling that there has been no letdown in the rising spread of the virus, Gennady Onishchenko told a scientific conference in Moscow that around 720,000 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Russia since 1987, when the first case was officially registered.
Vaccine for Mosquitoes to prevent dengu?
New Delhi: Can mosquitoes be injected with a vaccine to prevent them from transmitting the dengue virus to humans? That's what Australian scientists are working on.
The scientists were in New Delhi looking for a partnership to help India, which reported the highest dengue cases 37,000 - in 2012, control the menace.
The Eliminate Dengue Research Programme is a not-for-profit international...
World TB Day: Extremely drug-resistant TB heading in India
New Delhi: India is already grappling with the disease burden of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, which manifests when a patient fails to take all the TB medicines exactly as prescribed and misses out some doses. The TB bacterium, which remains in the patient, mutates and cannot be treated with the first and second line of treatment.
When the chest pain and racking cough of...
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