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  • Mutation helps ovarian cancer survival: study

    Mutation helps ovarian cancer survival: study

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    A genetic mutation appears to help survival rates in women who suffer from a common type of ovarian cancer, a new study released Tuesday found.The research appearing in the January 25 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed the mutations…

  • Sri Lanka donates eyes to the world

    Sri Lanka donates eyes to the world

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    At 10:25 a.m., a dark brown eye was removed from a man whose lids had closed for the last time. Five hours later, the orb was staring up at the ceiling from a stainless steel tray in an operating room with two blind patients —…

  • Conjoined twin babies shifted to NICH Karachi

    Conjoined twin babies shifted to NICH Karachi

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    The conjoined twin babies, born with one heart in Larkana, have been shifted to National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi where decision of their surgery would be made after thoroughly checkup, Geo News reported.Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed had issued directives to…

  • Bird flu researchers agree to 60-day halt

    Bird flu researchers agree to 60-day halt

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    International scientists on Friday agreed to a temporary two-month halt to controversial research on a bird flu virus that may be easily passed among humans, citing global health concerns.Two separate teams of researchers, one in the Netherlands and the other in the United States,…

  • Magnesium-rich diet may lower stroke risk

    Magnesium-rich diet may lower stroke risk

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    People who eat lots of magnesium-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts and beans have fewer strokes, according to an international analysis covering some 250,000 people.But the authors of the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, stopped short of recommending…

  • India must be cautious over polio milestone: WHO

    India must be cautious over polio milestone: WHO

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    India may be celebrating a milestone in its fight against polio with no new cases in the last year, but complacency should not set in as a resurgence of the infection can occur if efforts are not sustained, the WHO head in India warned on…

  • First gene-link to inherited prostate cancer

    First gene-link to inherited prostate cancer

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    US researchers said Wednesday they have found the first genetic mutation linked to an inherited form of prostate cancer, raising new hope of one day improving early screening for the disease.The mutation appears only in a small subset of prostate cancer patients, but those…

  • Heart disease more likely in people with psoriasis: study

    Heart disease more likely in people with psoriasis: study

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    People who suffer from psoriasis may want to pay extra attention to heart risks, since they may be at a greater risk for blocked arteries than those who don't have the skin disease -- although the risk increase is not that high, according to a…

  • Memory loss can start as early as 45: Study

    Memory loss can start as early as 45: Study

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    Loss of memory and other brain function can start as early as age 45, posing a big challenge to scientists looking for new ways to stave off dementia, researchers said.The finding from a 10-year study of more than 7,000 British government workers contradicts previous…

  • Fewer heart attacks after weight-loss surgery: study

    Fewer heart attacks after weight-loss surgery: study

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    Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery, according to a Swedish study.The findings, published in the Journal of the American…

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