Scientists have long known that some portion of the risk of developing cancer is hereditary and that inherited genetic errors are very important in some tumors but much less so in others. In a new analysis, researchers have shed light on these hereditary elements across 12 cancer types – showing a surprising inherited component to…


Researchers at University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered the negative impact a high fat diet has on red blood cells and how these cells, in turn, promote the development of cardiovascular disease. Principal investigator Vladimir Bogdanov, associate professor and director of the Hemostasis Research Program within the Division of Hematology Oncology at the UC College…


Low vitamin D levels have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension), say researchers. The findings suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. Study leader Professor Elina Hypponen from the University of South Australia, said in view of the costs and side effects associated…


A 55-year-old man from Austin who suffered from a rare form of cancer has received a first-of-its-kind surgery. Texas doctors performed the surgery on James Boysen at Houston Methodist Hospital last month. The surgery was noteworthy because Boysen got a skull and scalp transplant at the same time as kidney and pancreas transplants. Boysen, a…


A Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday launched a scientifically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug, named ‘BGR-34′. A combination of natural extracts from plants, the drug is based on Ayurveda and has no side effects. The drug is for management of type-II diabetes mellitus. National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and…


How does being physically fit affect our aging brains? The exciting new study led by Dr Hideaki Soya from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and his colleagues show, for the first time, the direct relationship between brain activity, brain function and physical fitness in a group of older Japanese men. They found that the…


Scientists say that diet is of the utmost importance in the fight against age-related macular degeneration (AMD). You may want to start taking Mediterranean diet as fish, vegetables, fruit, olive oil and nuts are powerful enough to help you with the sight loss. Adults who regularly ate Mediterranean-type foods were 26 percent less likely to…


Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the University of California, San Diego reveal that children younger than 5 who live in economically disadvantaged areas had a greater risk of medication poisoning that resulted in referral to a health care facility. These areas were rural and experienced high unemployment, along…

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