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Why More Blacks Die of Prostate Cancer?

In a telephonic survey of 1,171 prostrate cancer patients, researchers were surprised to note that Black men were more concerned about the impact and cost compared to white men, thus resulting in more Blacks die of prostate cancer than the whites. The survey results, presented on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, ...

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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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Peanut Allergy? Oral Immunotherapy Safe, Effective, says Study

For peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective as it suppresses allergic immune responses to peanut in children, said a study. The OIT treatment of peanut allergy consists of eating small amount of peanut protein daily and increasing it gradually. As some studies have already shown that peanut OIT in older children can provide protection against potentially ...

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India Has 2.1 million HIV Patients, One-third Unaware of it!

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The number of HIV positive patients in India has crossed 2 million but nearly one-third of them are unaware of the fact that they possess the condition, said the Union Health Ministry. Union health ministry’s additional secretary, Health cum Director General NACO (National Aids Control Organisation) Navreet Singh Kang said the focus should be on identifying and diagnosing those who ...

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Alcohol Wards Off Early Death in Alzheimer’s Patients, Say Puzzled Danish Researchers

In a strange result from a study, consumption of alcohol was found to have warded off an early death in some patients of Alzheimer’s disease, making experts speculate on possible reason behind it. The finding was that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of dying from heartattack or stroke, while past research has thrown sufficient light on possible ...

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World AIDS Day: WHO Report Cites China, India, Pakistan in Top 10 Facing Crisis

UNITAID and WHO on Tuesday released a Landscape report that gives projections of the demand for and supply of HIV rapid diagnostic tests for self-testing and summarizes the emerging market landscape for this approach with the World AIDS Day slated on Wednesday. The World AIDS Day is meant to unite people around the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A ...

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Resveratrol in Red Wine, Chocolates Prevents Alzheimer’s, Insists Researcher

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine is thought to impact Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, said a study reiterating series of research reports which appear often in support of red wine consumption. However this time, citing the largest nationwide clinical study of high-dose resveratrol intake by people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, it was found that a ...

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