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Avoid Paracetamol Use for Lower Back Pain, Says New Study

Back pain, especially lower back pain is unbearable that many victims pop up paracetamol pills regularly but researchers have reiterated that the common over-the-counter drug is ineffective against spinal pain with negligible benefits for osteoarthritis. Though doubts about paracetamol’s effect still persist, the study has re-opened the debate on the effectiveness and safety of paracetamol with more experimental results. For osteoarthritis too, ...

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E-Cigarettes help smokers quit, ban not required, goes on AAAS debate

Electronic cigarettes have been shown to be effective in helping smokers quit and many believe them to be much safer than cigarettes. But the debate rages on. Today at AAAS, a panel of global advocacy, ethical, policy, health, toxicology and industry experts from Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and USA debated whether electronic cigarettes killing users softly or ...

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Meat-rich diet harmful for kidney patients, warn experts

Those already having complications in kidney should avoid eating meat-rich diet that could triple the risk of kidney failure, say researchers, including an Indian-origin. The chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who consumed meat-riche diet which is high in acid were three-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid or vegetarian food rich in fruits and ...

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Obesity Side-effects on Fertility Can be Reversed, say Australian Researchers

Australian researchers have found how obesity and the consequent damage in the body is passed from a mother to her children and how it can be reversed. Obesity in women leads to serious fertility problems, including the inability to conceive and if they give conceive, it can lead to altered growth of babies during pregnancy. The researchers say that their ...

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E-cigarettes impair immune response in body, warns new study

E-cigarettes, suggested to minimize cigarette smoking is found to compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes, says a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist. “Our findings suggest that e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs,” said Shyam Biswal, professor at ...

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New Compound Found to Kill Cancer Cells with No Side-Effects

A recent research shows that by targeting telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that take advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth, may lead to a new therapy to treat cancer. The findings showed that the molecule stop the growth of cancer. Jerry Shay, professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in ...

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Facebook Addicts Have Poor Impulse Control, Prone to Drug Abuse: Study

The use of Facebook has alarmingly becoming an excessive phenomenon of late that recent studies have shown that the Facebook addicts or those who use it excessively have been associated with other disorders like poor impulse control that can lead to substance abuse, a new research shows. The study was conducted on 292 undergraduate students aged 18 years or more ...

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Ebola vaccine trial suspended in Geneva over joint pains

A clinical trial of Ebola vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical firms Merck and NewLink, has been suspended after 4 patients complained of joint pains in their limbs. The University of Geneva hospital said, “They are all fine and being monitored regularly by the medical team leading the study,” in a statement. These joint pain symptoms in hands and feet were “benign ...

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