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CANCER BLOOD TEST FINDS EIGHT KINDS OF TUMORS: STUDY

MARYLAND (Web Desk) A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said.Further study is needed before the test called CancerSEEK can be made widely available for its projected …

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Heat Stroke: Prevention, cures, first aid

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency.Heat stroke can kill or cause harm to the brain and other internal organs.Although heat stroke mainly affects people over age 50, it also takes a toll on healthy young people.Heat stroke …

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HEALTHInformal caregiving linked to sleep problems: study

LONDON (Web Desk) For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep problems, according to a large study from Sweden.Researchers found that the likelihood of sleep problems rose with the number …

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34 suspected cases of H1N1 influenza reported in Punjab

LAHORE (Web Desk) A total of 34 suspected cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported so far in Punjab this year with only one confirmed case whereas 443 cases were reported last year that resulted in 31 deaths, said an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday. Surveillance and …

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K-P likely to expand anti-cancer project

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) As the toll from the viral dengue fever soared past 30, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Health Minister Shahram Tarakai only had words to offer. Addressing an event organised by the Oncology department of the Hayatabad Medical Complex’s (HMC) in collaboration with a multinational pharmaceutical company, Tarakai stated that the Pakistan …

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Human stem cells restore mobility in Parkinson’s monkeys: study

PARIS (Web Desk) Lab monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms regained significant mobility after neurons made from human stem cells were inserted into their brains, researchers reported Wednesday in a study hailed as “groundbreaking”.The promising results were presented as the last step before human clinical trials, perhaps as early as next year, …

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US approves first gene therapy for cancer

MIAMI (Web Desk) The United States approved the first gene therapy in the nation on Wednesday a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight leukemia opening a new era in the fight against cancer.The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah,(tisagenlecleucel).This type of immunotherapy,known as …

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Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

OTTAWA (Web Desk) Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests.Over the course of about seven years, diets with roughly 35 percent …

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Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite ‘modest’ benefit

ZURICH (Web Desk) Novartis will seek regulatory approval this year for a new kind of anti-inflammatory heart drug, though some experts fear fatal infection risks and a high price may overshadow the medicine’s limited benefits.Keenly awaited clinical trial results released on Sunday showed heart-attack survivors on one of three doses …

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