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  • Aspirin could beat cancer spread: study

    Aspirin could beat cancer spread: study

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    Aspirin and other household drugs may inhibit the spread of cancer because they help shut down the chemical "highways" which feed tumours, Australian researchers said Tuesday.Scientists at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre said they have made a biological breakthrough helping explain how lymphatic vessels…

  • Healthy environment, active daily life help to cure insomnia

    Healthy environment, active daily life help to cure insomnia

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    A person's surrounding atmosphere and active daily life are important helpful factors to cure the disease of insomnia.Talking to PTV, Psychiatrist Aysha Mokim Qurashi said on Monday insomnia has many kinds such as primary and transitory insomnia. Sleeplessness in patches leads to chronic condition…

  • New advance in gene therapy for blindness

    New advance in gene therapy for blindness

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    US scientists on Wednesday reported a new advance in using gene therapy to restore eyesight in people with a rare, inherited form of blindness.The therapy, which had been previously tried in just one eye of 12 people, worked well when injected into the other…

  • 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…

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