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Small amounts of viagra cut the risk of bowel cancer

A small, daily dose of popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study conducted in mice.

Viagra cut in half the formation of polyps, an abnormal and often asymptomatic clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that may become cancer, said Darren D Browning, researcher at Augusta...

Over 90% of bottled water contains microplastics; WHO issues alarm

A new analysis by a group of scientists has found that more than 90% of the world’s most popular bottled water brands contained tiny pieces of plastic. The shocking revelation has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to announce a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water.

Analysis of 259 bottles from 19 locations in nine...

Mindfulness meditation helps reduce major depression, alleviate its symptoms: Study

Mindfulness meditation can help reduce major depression and alleviate its symptoms, a study has found.

Researchers from University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong found that for patients with subthreshold depression who have not had a major depressive episode in the past six months, mindfulness training is a feasible method of preventing major depression.


Genetic abnormalities leading to multiple myeloma among Indians studied

In India, incidence of multiple myeloma affects 1.8 per cent in a population of 100,000. Approximately, 50,000 new cases of multiple myeloma are diagnosed each year. A recent study conducted by CORE Diagnostics reveal that genetic abnormalities are more prevalent among younger median age of 50 years to 70 years, which forms 65 per cent of total multiple myeloma...

Women wearing heavy makeup less likely to be perceived as leaders: study

London, Mar 10: Women wearing heavy makeup are less likely to be thought of as good leaders, a study has found.

The research, published in the journal Perception, revealed that the amount of makeup a woman is wearing can have a negative impact on perceptions of her leadership ability.

"This study follows previous work in...

When it comes to donating kidneys, women more giving to partners than men: Study

Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day.

Based on European data assessed, 36 percent of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases.

That compares with just seven percent of...

Salt tied to elevated blood pressure, even with healthy diet, says study

People who eat lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains may still have an increased risk of elevated blood pressure if they consume a lot of salt, a new study suggests.

Eating high-sodium foods has long been associated with raised blood pressure readings, but some evidence suggests that body weight and other nutrients in the diet may modify or...

Biostatis could prevent death from traumatic injury

Washington, Mar 6: The US defence research agency is developing treatments that can slow down biological processes in the event of life-threatening injuries, extending the critical "golden hour" within which the patients life can be saved.

When a soldier suffers a traumatic injury or acute infection, the time from event to first medical treatment is usually the most significant...

Teachers can treat childrens mental health problems: study

Washington, Mar 3: Scientists have found that school-based services delivered by teachers can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children.

"Given the limited accessibility of traditional mental health services for children school-based mental health services are a tremendous vehicle for overcoming barriers to mental health care and meaningfully expanding the reach of supports and services for so many...

Co-sleeping mothers at higher risk of developing depression, new study claims

Washington, Mar 2: Turns out, mothers who co-sleep with infants beyond six months may feel more depressed and judged by others.

According to a Penn State-study, mothers who choose to co-sleep with their infants are more likely to feel depressed or judged when faced with recent trends and popular advice telling moms not to sleep with their babies....