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Antibiotic may may kill dangerous skin cancer cells, says study

London, Oct 7: An existing antibiotic may selectively kill dangerous cells within melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, a study claims.

The research, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, found the drug, called nifuroxazide, showed promise for complementing existing melanoma therapies.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK tested the drug’s...

Beware of bacon, ham, sausages... Eating processed meat increases breast cancer risk

Boston, Oct 5: Consuming processed meats such as bacon, ham, sausages, salami and beef jerky may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, researchers claim. Studies on red and processed meat consumption with breast cancer risk have generated inconsistent results, said researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US.

An analysis published in the international...

Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, lack of sleep key factors for diabetes: Experts

Noida, Oct 1: Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, dietary habits and lack of sleep are among the key factors contributing to the prevalence of diabetes, health experts said. The remarks were made during the 17th conference of Uttar Pradesh Diabetes Association (UPDACON), 2018, held in Noida on Saturday and Sunday and attended by over 500 doctors and academics from all...


Another reason to play golf: It may add years to your life

Washington, Sept 24: Turns out, playing golf is not only good for your mental and physical health, but it may also help one lead a longer life.

Amid a growing body of evidence on the health impacts of the sport, the consensus aims to help current and would-be players maximize the health pros and minimize the health cons of...

Medical kit to detect viral infection in 'three-minutes'

Kochi, Sept 23: A UAE based Indian doctor has come up with a revolutionary invention that any kinds of viral diseases, like HIV, Dengue fever, Rat Fever, Malaria could be detected in 'three minutes’, without any laboratory tests.

"We are launching a revolutionary change in medical field by detecting diseases caused by virus like HIV, Dengue fever, Rat Fever,...

Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Geneva, Sept 22: Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years.

In a new report Saturday, the WHO said that about...

Silicone breast implants up risk of stillbirth, cancer

Houston, Sept 18: Silicone breast implants may increase the likelihood of stillbirth by over four times, and put women at higher risk of developing cancer and several rare disorders, a study warns.

The elevated risks included three conditions classified as autoimmune or rheumatologic disorders: Sjogren's syndrome, with a risk about eight times higher than in the general population; scleroderma,...

SC revokes ban on sale of Saridon

New Delhi, Sep 18: The Supreme Court has temporarily revoked the ban imposed on the sale of Saridon, an analgesic for headaches.

Saridon was one among 328 drugs, which were banned by the Central government recently. These were Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) which were banned by the Centre to stop irrational use.

A bench of Justice Rohinton Nariman...

Health Ministry bans 328 fixed dose combination drugs

New Delhi, Sept 13: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) with immediate effect.

It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions.

'The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has, in exercise...

Big fillip to IVF treatment! Those undergoing process may become parents sooner via this novel device, say scientists

New York, Sept 12: Scientists have created a device that quickly traps strong and speedy sperm, improving the chances for couples trying for a baby via in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF). Conventional methods to separate vigorous, motile sperm is tedious and may take up to several hours to perform, according to the research published in the journal PNAS. “Trying to find the highly...