Skin cancer may be halted as scientists discover unique gene
Sydney: There is hope that a form of the dreaded cancer may be stopped paving way for better treatment. Scientists have stumbled upon a gene that halts a common form of skin cancer.
Stepen Jane, professor of medicine at Monash University, said they discovered that this gene, which has a bearing on foetal skin development, is missing in adult squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tumour cells.
SCC usually arises from cells lining body cavities. Therefore, it can develop in the skin, lips, mouth, oesophagus, urinary bladder, prostate, lung, vagina and cervix.
Monash researchers working with...
Sugared beverage damages woman's health, figure
Washington: Women, who drink two or more sugared beverages daily, are open to more heart problems and diabetes than those whose daily consumption is less. Not only this, these women have a bloat waistline.
Researchers compared middle-aged and older women who drank two or more sugared beverages such as carbonated sodas or flavoured water with added sugar daily, to women who drank less.
Cardiac death risk more in vitamin C deficient patients
Seoul: Chances of cardiac problems increases due to low intake of vitamin C as a new research indicates a higher level of hs-CRP in those who does not take much of this vitamin.
The possibility of this problem rises to 2.4 times.
A study by a team of researchers from University of Ulsan in South Korea said participants with low vitamin C intake and hs-CRP over three mg per litre were...
Diabetes can be tackled by eating fish
Valencia: Eating fish is a good way of keeping diabetes at bay, a research on the Spanish dietary habits suggested.
University of Valencia's Mercedes Sotos Prieto, who conducted the study involving 945 men and women aged between 55 and 80 years with a high cardiovascular risk, found that fish consumption lowered the diabetes risk.
Eating red meat in excess is tied to higher cardio risk,...
Bowel cancer risk reduces on eating fibre-rich food
London: Risk of bowel cancer could be reduced to 20 percent, if people take high-fibre diet in their daily meal.
Although a high-fibre diet has been known to be good for the gut and protective against bowel cancer, the Imperial College London study is the first to quantify the benefit.
The analysis of 25 studies, involving almost two million participants, found for every 10-gram increase in...
Transplants with cross blood groups now possible
Hyderabad: An organ transplant, where the blood group of the donor and the recipient are different, was very difficult initially. But with the help of a new device, two operations have been carried out successfully at a hospital in Hyderabad.
Cross blood group organ donations were impossible a few years back, but now the Swedish-developed device is set to change the perspective in organ...
No hookah smoking in public place: Russia
Moscow: The Russian government has ace up their sleeves to make its public places, a tobacco free zone. The Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill seeking a ban on hookah smoking in public places.
The concentration of harmful substances in hookah smoke is considered a hundred times higher than in cigarette smoke, as per the reports.
The bill, submitted by lawmakers from St. Petersburg,...
Lower stress through Vitamin B: Study
Sydney: Work-related stress becomes lower by taking more Vitamin B which is found in meat, beans and wholegrains.
A three-month study conducted Con Stough, professor at Swimburne University of Technology, gave participants a course of either high dose vitamin B supplements or a placebo.
"By lowering stress, we also lower the risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, depression...
Carbon monoxide lower down stress level
Tel Aviv: Carbon monoxide (CO) has a narcotic effect on people as the emission of this tasteless, colourless and odourless gas calms the stressed nerves. This gas is mostly emitted by the vehicles and generators.
Itzhak Schnell, professor of geography and human environment at Tel Aviv University, discovered how low CO levels have a calming effect on urbanites caught up in a noisy and...
Obesity epidemic develops since childhood
Washington: The obesity epidemic can be traced by the paediatricians using the growth charts, which will predict its probability in babies.
A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, funded by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, tracked more than 44,000 babies.
It found that those who rose two or more major percentiles in...
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