Friday, October 19, 2018

More TV viewing linked to risk of blood clots in veins

NEW YORK: A study that followed more than 15,000 people has found that those who reported watching television the most often had the greatest risk for blood clots in their veins compared with those...

Thousands women may be affected by breast cancer screening error in UK

LONDON: A breast-screening error that may have shortened the lives of 270 women could have affected thousands more, according to a leading expert. Earlier this month Jeremy Hunt told the Commons an estimated 450,000...

Reasons of disrupted sleep to old people

WASHINGTON: Why does sleep become disrupted in old age? - This question has been asked many times over in the past. A new study on the same has revealed that it is not due...

Researchers develop new blood test to detect signs of pancreatic cancer

WASHINGTON: Resear-chers have developed a new blood test which could rapidly detect signs of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is tough to cure because it is usually not discovered until it has reached an advanced...

Reducing stigma associated with Alzheimer’s crucial

WASHINGTON: A survey has found that reducing stigma attributed to Alzheimer's disease is vital to prevention research. The survey focused on what beliefs, attitudes and expectations are most often associated with the disease. "We found that...

Early breakfast is important for people with Type II diabetes

WASHINGTON: According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, an 'evening person' is linked to higher body mass indices among people with Type II diabetes, and having breakfast later in...

Finding link between weight loss, breast cancer in postmenopausal women

WASHINGTON: Weight loss is associated with lower breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, suggests a study. Women with weight loss greater than or equal to 5 per cent had a 12 per cent lower...

Imperial College London’s research on diabetes drug

LONDON: A certain class of diabetes drug may not reduce the risk of death among patients. According to a research conducted by the Imperial College of London, one class of drug used to treat...

Study provides insight into development of lung cancer

WASHINGTON: Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages.  One of the leading causes of preventable...

Brain cancer vaccine likely to extend lives of patients by years

LONDON: A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, trials suggest. The treatment for people with glioblastoma works by using...