Daily Archives: June 28th, 2013

Being fit at young age reduces risk of suicidal attempts later in life

Being fit at young age reduces risk of suicidal attempts later in life Washington: A new study has found that being in good physical shape at 18 years of age can be linked with a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. A new, extensive report from the Swedish National Board of Health and […]

30 – 40 year-old-women at twice more risk of developing cancer than men

30 – 40 year-old-women at twice more risk of developing cancer than men London: Women, who are in their late 30s and early 40s, are twice as likely to suffer from cancer as their male counterparts, according to official data. Cancer rates were higher than expected for both the sexes in the north of England. […]

Viroblock new cholesterol face mask kills swine flu, avian flu and corona viruses

Viroblock new cholesterol face mask kills swine flu, avian flu and corona viruses New Delhi: Viroblock SA, a Swiss start-up, today presented new data at ICPIC 2013 in Geneva, showing that their face-mask containing proprietary novel cholesterol depletion technology traps and kills over 99.9995% of H1N1 flu viruses (swine flu), 99.999% of H5N1 flu viruses […]

Excessive consumption of cola or honey can cause unusual fainting

Excessive consumption of cola or honey can cause unusual fainting Washington: Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia, a new study has found. The findings were reported in two case studies presented as abstracts at the EHRA EUROPACE 2013 […]

Vitamin D helps lower BP and uplifts mood in women with diabetes

Vitamin D helps lower BP and uplifts mood in women with diabetes Washington: Vitamin D supplements significantly lowers blood pressure and improves moods of women who have type 2 diabetes and show signs of depression, a new study has found, Vitamin D even helped the women lose a few pounds. ” Vitamin D supplementation potentially […]

Chicken consumption during teenage years may help keep colon cancer at bay

Chicken consumption during teenage years may help keep colon cancer at bay Washington: Addition of chicken in teenagers’ diet will help reduce their risk of developing colon cancer, a new study has suggested. The study of about 20,000 women, found women who consumed more chicken when they were teens had lower risks of suffering from […]

‘Game changer’ pill could help prevent breast cancer

‘Game changer’ pill could help prevent breast cancer Washington: A pill could help prevent breast cancer in half a million women who are at high risk of getting the dreaded disease. Doctors were given the go-ahead to prescribe the drug in a move hailed by experts as a “game changer”. Women with a family history […]

Oral Cancer Caused by HPV Soars in Developed Countries (Watch video report)

Oral Cancer Caused by HPV Soars in Developed Countries (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player WASHINGTON — The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is commonly associated with sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer. So, when the well-known actor Michael Douglas implied that his throat cancer was caused by HPV, contracted through oral sex, the […]

Doctors say Treating Lung Infections in Elderly Patients is Problematic (Watch video report)

Doctors say Treating Lung Infections in Elderly Patients is Problematic (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player Former South African president Nelson Mandela entered the hospital on June 8 with a lung infection. For a while, his doctors said he was improving. But on Sunday, they said his condition had become critical. Recurring […]

Restoring Sight to the Cataract-Blinded Poor (Watch video report)

Restoring Sight to the Cataract-Blinded Poor (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player NEW YORK — In China or Ethiopia, Rwanda or Nepal, the scenes are the same: crowds of patients waiting in the open air, bandages over their eyes. Each has been blind for months, years, decades, because of cataracts, the hardened, clouded […]

Researchers Restore Bladder Control in Paralyzed Rats

Researchers Restore Bladder Control in Paralyzed Rats Researchers have developed a promising technique that may some day restore bladder function in people with paralysis. They have regenerated nerves involved in bladder control in rats with spinal cord injuries, making it possible for the animals to urinate normally again. The loss of bladder function is one […]

UN: ‘Legal Highs’ Swamp Global Drug Market

UN: ‘Legal Highs’ Swamp Global Drug Market LONDON — Designer drugs that are sold openly and legally are on the rise and the international drug control system is foundering under the speed and creativity of their proliferation, the United Nations said in a global report Wednesday. A swathe of new drugs is hitting the international market. New psychoactive […]

Liberian Albinos Get Free Preventative Skin Cancer Treatment

Liberian Albinos Get Free Preventative Skin Cancer Treatment DAKAR — More than 300 albinos in Liberia have received free treatment for skin cancer prevention as part of a new government initiative.  The U.S.-basedNational Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation says that albinos living in tropical regions, such as West Africa, are at increased risk of developing skin cancer. […]

Hormone Estrogen Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Older Women

Hormone Estrogen Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Older Women Post-menopausal women are at higher risk than younger women of developing bacterial infections of the urinary tract, called UTI’s.  Researchers have found that taking estrogen may help prevent the infections in women who are plagued by them. Experts say up to 60 percent of all women […]

Punjab University Lahore Syndicate allows Medic’s Migration Against Rules

Punjab University Lahore Syndicate allows Medic’s Migration Against Rules Lahore: The Punjab University Syndicate has eventually approved the migration of former inspector general (IG) Haji Habibur Rehman’s son from a private medical college in Lahore to a public medical college in Lahore in violation of rules and regulations and requirements on medical/ humanitarian grounds. The […]