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  • New hope for cancer cure

    New hope for cancer cure

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    British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail to respond to chemotherapy but also reveals a new way of targeting cancer cells, the Daily Express reported.…

  • Pollution can cause brain damage, depression

    Pollution can cause brain damage, depression

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    Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems.Mice tests showed that, in the long term, dirty air could cause actual physical changes to the brain which resulted in negative effects.While other studies have…

  • Sitting for long periods can cause heart problem

    Sitting for long periods can cause heart problem

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    Something as simple as sitting for long periods in one posture daily is fraught with grave risks, especially for women.Such women are two to three times more likely to develop a life-threatening blood clot in their lungs than more active women, according to a…

  • Strawberries can keep many diseases at bay

    Strawberries can keep many diseases at bay

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    More than the apple, a strawberry a day could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire army of brain, hormone and cancer specialists.Fisetin is a natural flavonoid found very abundantly in strawberries and to some extent in other fruits, vegetables, tea and…

  • Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer

    Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer

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    A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, affect the way tumour cells repair themselves.These inhibitors target hereditary forms of breast cancer as well as…

  • Red wine, chocolate sharpen your mind

    Red wine, chocolate sharpen your mind

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    Red wine and chocolate make for a deadly combination to keep your mind sharp and alert, a study suggests.Polyphenols, plant chemicals abundant in dark chocolate and wines, dilate blood vessels, speeding the supply of blood to the brain.This provides it with a rush…

  • Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere

    Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere

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    Liposuction if fraught with unwanted consequences that can turn other parts of a patient’s body fatter.Even as the fat will not return to the areas of the body where it was removed from, usually the thighs, lower abdomen and buttocks, it will reappear elsewhere,…

  • HIV may be risk factor in heart failure

    HIV may be risk factor in heart failure

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    Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure.“Heavy alcohol consumption, which is more prevalent among HIV-infected people, is also an established risk factor for heart failure,” the study authors write.…

  • Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke

    Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke

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    Vegetarians have a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome — a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.The symptoms are extra weight around the waist and insulin resistance, in which the body cannot use insulin effectively. Insulin is needed to help control the amount of…

  • Avoid coffee with fast food

    Avoid coffee with fast food

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    Avoid coffee during a fast food meal because it could have dangerous repercussions for your wellbeing as it causes a spike in blood sugar levels.A healthy person’s blood sugar levels shoot up after eating a high-fat meal, but that spike doubles after having both…

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