More than 18 million new cases of cancer expected this year, says UN study

More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it is estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UN's International Agency for Resear

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IHD, stroke increased by 50%, diabetes cases doubled in India between 1990-2016: Study

Prevalence of ischemic heart diseases (IHD) and stroke has increased by over 50 per cent between 1990 and 2016 in India, leading to doubling of deaths caused by them, according to a global study.

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

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).

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New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

Australian scientists are developing a simple blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack.

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New therapy may help treat skin cancer, say scientists

Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system's ability to fight skin cancer.

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Eating whole grains may help prevent diabetes: Study

Consuming whole grain foods like rye, oats or wheat can help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a study which also found that drinking coffee and avoiding red meat can reduce the risk of the disord

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Harvard doctors backed by Li Ka-shing try a fix for cancer care

A pair of Harvard-trained American oncologists, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, are attempting to harness technology to revamp cancer care.

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Taking painkillers? Beware! It may increase heart attack, stroke risk, reveals study

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may increase the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, a study warns.

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Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke, says study

Scientists have identified a powerful antioxidant that may lower the risk of a second heart attack or stroke, paving the way for new treatments for the disorders.

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Sickle cell anemia causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment: All you need to know

A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analysed blood from patients with sickle-cell disease and revealed the process of cell clumping.

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IVF children at increased hypertension risk, says study

Children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF may be at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure early in life, among other heart related complications, a study

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Liver disease drug may help treat Alzheimer’s, says study

A drug which has been used to treat liver disease for decades could help restore cells damaged by Alzheimer's, a study claims.

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New tech can predict fatal heart attacks, says Study

A new technology that can flag patients at the risk of deadly heart attacks years in advance has been developed by scientists, including one of Indian origin.

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Widely used diabetes drug can cause flesh-eating genital infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors and patients that some widely used diabetes drugs may, in some rare cases, cause a flesh-eating bacterial infection of the genitals.

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Smoking rates among youth declining in countries that allow vaping: AVI

An organisation representing e-cigarette users in India today questioned the Union Health Ministry's advisory to states to not allow manufacture, sale and advertisement of e-cigarettes and other Elect

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Bacteria from poultry products may cause serious urinary tract infections

A strain of Escherichia coli bacteria -- that lurks in retail chicken and turkey products -- can be passed on to people, causing urinary tract infections and other serious conditions, a study has foun

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Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe, says study

Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found.

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Less than 6 hours of sleep linked to hardened arteries

Sleeping less than six hours or waking up several times in the night is associated with an increased risk of asymptomatic atherosclerosis, which silently hardens and narrows arteries, warns a study.

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Lack of sleep doubles heart disease risk in men, shows study

Middle-aged men who sleep less than five hours a night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event such as heart attack or stroke, a study has found.

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Potential universal flu vaccine identified

Scientists have identified a potential universal influenza vaccine that could protect people against most strains of the virus.

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‘Heart patients should give birth before 40 weeks’

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation.

"Beyond 40 weeks, pregnancy has no added benefit for the baby and may even have negative effects," Roos-Hesselink added. News

Are you an emotionally stressed woman? Here is an important message for your heart’s health

Emotional stress triggers "spontaneous coronary artery dissection" (SCAD), a condition that causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under 60 years of age, researchers say.

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Artificial Intelligence system can identify cancer tumours better than humans

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can accurately detect tiny specks of lung cancer in CT scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying.

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Alcohol kills 2.8 million worldwide annually, research shows

Alcohol kills 2.8 million people every year globally, causing cancer, heart disease and road accidents and even by worsening tuberculosis, researchers have said.

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Warm room temperatures may help lower BP

Turning up the thermostat may help manage hypertension, according to a study that has found a link between indoor temperatures and blood pressure.

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Vaping, smoking together up heart attack risk by 5 times

Daily use of e-cigarettes combined with traditional smoking can lead to a five-fold increase in the odds of heart attack, according to study which also found that vaping alone doubles the risk.

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Second-hand tobacco smoke harms teen health

Just an hour of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke in a week can significantly affect the health of teens, causing shortness of breath and making it hard for them to exercise, a study has found.

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