After contaminate Polio II virus was found in stools of children, WHO and UNICEF issue statement

October 14, 2018

Certified polio-free in March 2014, India continues to remain vigilant against all three types of polioviruses. The last polio case due to wild poliovirus in the country was detected on 13 January 2011. Type 2 poliovirus containing vaccine has been phased out globally, and in India, in April 2016, as a part of the polio […]

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The mystery link between cancer cells and fallopian tube and ovary busted

October 14, 2018

<img src="https://st1.thehealthsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cancer-cells-655×353.jpg" alt="Cancer cells” /> A new study has come up with an interesting link between cancer cells and fallopian tube and ovary, the reproductive parts in women. The research from University of Illinois at Chicago showed that cancer cells in fallopian tube affect normal signalling between reproductive tissues and stimulate the release of norepinephrine, a small molecule hormone […]

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An expert answers why dengue fever has re-emerged in the past 20 years with a vengeance

October 14, 2018

Dengue fever, a very old disease, has re-emerged in the past 20 years with an expanded geographic distribution of the viruses and the mosquito vectors, increased epidemic activity, the development of hyperendemicity and the co-circulation of multiple serotypes. In 1998 this mosquito-borne disease was the most important tropical infectious disease after malaria, with an estimated […]

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Social media may reduce depression, claims study

October 14, 2018

This US study observed that online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people. Those who suffer from chronic pain can get depressed as they tend to stay at home which doesn’t allow them to interact with their friends and family Reportedly, Journals of Gerontology, Series B observed that people in […]

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Recurrent headaches almost took away a teenager’s life

October 14, 2018

In February 2018, 19-year old KS from Mumbai experienced a severe headache. The pain subsided after he consumed painkillers and rested. Unfortunately, the relief was temporary. The headaches began to recur frequently and linger for hours. Initially, KS did not consult a doctor. He reasoned that headaches were nothing to worry about. There were no other […]

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Infusion Nurses Society organised its 7th National conference to discuss safe infusion practices

October 14, 2018

Putting the focus on safe infusion practices, Infusion Nurses Society (INS) organised their 7th National conference-“SIT-UP” (Standardise Infusion Therapy – Upgrade Practices). Held at St. John’s Auditorium, the conference was a platform to throw light on the importance of adopting safe infusion practices to prevent nurses and patients from potential risks. The event witnessed the […]

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Crash diets could make you gain belly fat in the long run

October 12, 2018

Crash dieting is giving you more belly fat and is even weakening your muscles. These are the findings of a new study by researchers at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Women are more likely than men to participate in crash diets in which body weight decreases rapidly and dramatically. Extreme dieting has short- and long-term risks with possible […]

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Avoid high-fat, high-sugar diet if you are trying to get pregnant

October 12, 2018

A high-fat and high-sugar diet can result in the impairment of future fertility in women, suggests a study. Researchers studied two weight-matched groups of female rats. One group was given free access to a high-fat, high-sugar (HFHS) diet, and the other group was offered unlimited amounts of standard rodent food. After three weeks on the […]

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Being on the pill can cut ovarian cancer risk

October 12, 2018

New types of combined oral contraceptives — containing both oestrogens and progestogens — may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in young women, a study has found. The study, published by The BMJ, showed that this positive effect strengthened with longer periods of use and persisted for several years after stopping, providing important reassurance for […]

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Popping an aspirin can reduce spread of cancer

October 12, 2018

Aspirin may play a life-saving role in the treatment of cancer, finds a study. Peter Elwood of Cardiff University, who directed the study, said the use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart disease, stroke and cancer is well established but evidence is now emerging that the drug may have a valuable role as […]

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