Long distance running good for your knees: Study

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SHAFAQNA- For a certain type of mean-spirited couch potato, the great consolation of seeing a runner dash past, glowing with health and vigor, is knowing that arthritis will get them eventually. Except, according to a major new study,…

Scientists: your phone won't give you cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Good news for the tech junkies out there: Experts agree that cell phones do not cause cancer. At least, not in humans. The National Toxicology Program, which studies all kinds of possible causes for disease, has been conducting…

Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's

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SHAFAQNA- Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss for people with Alzheimer's disease, the US researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found. The researchers tracked circadian rhythms in 189 cognitively normal,…

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Cancer Patients

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SHAFAQNA- It’s virtually impossible to go through any health or beauty store without seeing advertisements for the amazing benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil is cherished by many health enthusiasts for endless reasons. There are thousands…

No Needles: Contact Lens Could Monitor Glucose for People with Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Many people with diabetes need to prick their finger for a drop of blood up to eight times a day to monitor their glucose levels, an uncomfortable and cumbersome task. It can all add up to tens of thousands of finger pricks over…

'Liquid biopsy' promises early detection for cancer

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SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers has taken a major step toward one of the hottest goals in cancer research: a blood test that can detect tumors early. Their new test, which examines cancer-related DNA and proteins in the blood, yielded a…

Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family-discovery could fuel new treatments

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SHAFAQNA- A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. The research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, University…

Diabetes Therapy Could Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Reports

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SHAFAQNA- An approved treatment for diabetes may help people with Alzheimer’s, a study reports. The research, “Neuroprotective effects of a triple GLP-1/GIP/glucagon receptor agonist in the APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s…

Blueberries help cancer treatment

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SHAFAQNA- uffering from cervical cancer? Along with your radiation therapy, start eating blueberries. New research shows consuming blueberry extract while on treatment may have a positive outcome. “Radiation therapy uses high-energy…

Is your child’s school an obesity risk?

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SHAFAQNA- Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their daily calories there and developing lifelong eating habits and food preferences…

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

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SHAFAQNA- By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a…

Cutting carbs can increase risk of diabetes and other diseases, experts warn

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SHAFAQNA-Australians risk increasing their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer if they cut quality carbohydrates high in cereal fibre from their diets, experts say. A group of leading international and…

Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

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SHAFAQNA- This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new treatment strategy that they believe could increase survival rates for the disease. The…

Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

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SHAFAQNA- According to a recent study from the University of Helsinki, Finland, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight,…

Curing type 1 diabetes by blood stem cells!

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SHAFAQNA- Increasing levels of a certain protein in blood stem cells so that the immune system stops attacking insulin cells in the pancreas could be a way to halt type 1 diabetes, according to a new study reported in Science Translational…

Sensor for the most important human cancer gene

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SHAFAQNA- If it burns in a house smoke detectors alert us hence protecting life. A molecular smoke alert has now been developed by Dresden researchers for the TP53 gene, the most important human cancer gene. The alert goes on if the TP53 gene…

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

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SHAFAQNA- Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumors and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40 percent risk of…

Alzheimer's could affect the whole body

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SHAFAQNA- A new discovery could change the way scientists think about where Alzheimer's disease originates in the body. According to UPI, It has long been believed that Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia, begins in…

TYPE 3C DIABETES IS A MUCH BIGGER THREAT THAN DOCTORS WOULD EXPECT (STUDY)

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SHAFAQN- A new report revealed a huge risk existent for many people with diabetes. Apart from type 1 and 2, there is another subtype of the disease, type 3c. However, most of the time, doctors are not able to diagnose it properly, which might…

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

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SHAFAQNA- SUICIDE MOLECULES A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism that prompts cells to commit suicide. Some scientists believe that this could…

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk: Scientists

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SHAFAQNA- The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. ‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory…

Europe's cancer drugs mostly ineffective: Study

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SHAFAQNA- European regulators approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked better than existing medicines, or at all, researchers said Thursday. The number represented more than half…

Taking a two week diet break may help you lose weight - experts

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SHAFAQNA- Move over month-long diets that force you to remove entire food groups or significantly decrease your calorie intake, there is a better way to lose weight. Experts say taking two-week breaks in between dieting is the key to…

Road to overcoming spinal cord injury

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SHAFAQNA- While around 500,000 people suffer from spinal cord injury around the world each year, those affected by the disability in the UAE are mainly caused by road accidents and falls. "Most spinal cord injuries are caused by road traffic…

Health Canada bans main source of artificial trans fats

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SHAFAQNA- Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canadian diets. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils or PHOs, which are the main source of industrially…

New Florescent Dyes Could Help Doctors Image and Diagnose Diseases

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SHAFAQNA- Newly developed voltage-sensitive dyes could change the way that we diagnose diseases. These fluorescent voltage sensors stain body tissues and allow for imaging tech to accurately see what's going on, electrically speaking. DYE…

7 Foods That Can Help Control Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Your diet plays an important role in managing diabetes. In fact, your diet and lifestyle are important aspects of diabetes management and treatment.  One reason is that the food you eat on a day to day basis has a direct impact on…

Managing the highs and lows of diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The serious long-term complications of high blood sugar levels are much publicised. But for some people living with diabetes, it is the fear of very low blood sugar levels that can cause crippling anxiety. One such person is Ben,…