Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy

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SHAFAQNA- For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to…

Hair dye linked to risk of breast cancer

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SHAFAQNA- African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and…

How to tell if the avocados are ripe and how to store them the right away

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SHAFAQNA- Avocados are touted as superfoods for a reason. They contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats along with fibre, folate and Vitamin B5. However, avocados also have a high-fat content so you must limit your intake to no more than…

Antioxidant Supplementation and Diabetic Kidney Disease

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SHAFAQNA- Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP Diabetes' propensity to cause metabolic derangement is directly responsible for a looming epidemic of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). And left unchecked, DKD can progress to end-stage kidney disease…

Tips for avoiding migraine triggers

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SHAFAQNA- Headaches when they become moderate to severe often indicate a migraine, a common health condition. Indeed, migraines affect nine million people in the UK, according to Migraine Action, express.co.uk wrote. This includes,…

Herbal Remedies for Summer Allergies

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SHAFAQNA- Summer brings with it a unique mixture of allergies. Some of the allergens people are exposed to, especially during the summer months, are chlorine, bug spray, suntan lotion, molds, perfumes, and unexpected allergens during travel. Chlorine…

Being active may reduce risk of chronic low back pain

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SHAFAQNA- Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new review of previous studies. In the past, it hasn’t…

Shift work may damage DNA, increase risk for chronic disease

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HAFAQNA- When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells' DNA, a new study found. The research found that people excreted lower levels of a chemical called 8-OH-dG when they worked…

Could grapefruit juice protect against diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- “Grapefruit juice 'could be the key to weight loss’,'' is the misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph. It reports on a study in which mice fed a combination of a high-fat diet and grapefruit juice still put on weight –…

Can deadly infections be cured by Vitamin C?

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SHAFAQNA- After 28 years  teaching and practicing critical care medicine, Dr. Paul Marik knows when a patient is at death’s door. So in January 2016, when 53-year-old Valerie Hobbs came into his intensive care unit with a severe case of…

Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS

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SHAFAQNA- A new study from Rutgers University researchers has found that premature infants are still at a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The greater risk of SIDS in premature infants compared to full-term infants…

Using body noise to improve cancer detection

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SHAFAQNA- Elastography, sometimes referred as seismology of the human body, is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging. It does this by measuring the elasticity of biological tissue to diagnose cancer or liver…

Acetaminophen during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

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SHAFAQNA- Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving…

The science of sunscreen

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SHAFAQNA- When we think of life saving inventions, vaccines, antibiotics and other medical breakthroughs come to mind. Often missing from this list is one of the most common tools for cancer prevention: sunscreen, the amazing lotion that…

New Cancer Drug Could Revolutionize Care

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SHAFAQNA- Instead of treating cancer based on where it originated in the body, a new drug targeting biomarkers may usher in a new age for cancer treatment. Laura Dixon has a long history with cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer…

Diabetes might be controlled Cancer Drug Gleevec

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SHAFAQNA- by MAGGIE FOX Gleevec, the daily pill that turned a killer type of leukemia into a manageable disease, may also help slow the worsening of diabetes, researchers reported Monday. In a follow up to a 2008 study…

10 Healthy Drinks That Won't Make You Thirsty

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SHAFAQNA- Now the month of Ramadan is approaching towards summer season and there are the hours of fasting have also increased. This Ramadan is in mid of summer season. So you may feel more thirsty as there will be increased sweating. During…

Incidence of DKA in Type 1 Diabetes in Children Decreases

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SHAFAQNA- Placing newborns in prospective studies to conduct genetic screenings with follow up may reduce the risk of DKA at diagnosis of type 1. Children, particularly those under the age of 5, are at the highest risk of experiencing Diabetic…

Malaria may weaken the skeleton

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SHAFAQNA- Malaria parasites leave a trail of destruction in an infected person’s body. The microscopic invaders massacre red blood cells, produce harmful chemicals, and sometimes damage the brain. A new mouse study suggests that the parasites…

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age?

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SHAFAQNA- As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet. Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the…

Does Chemotherapy in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients Cause AML and MDS?

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SHAFAQNA-Cancer patients with secondary malignancies have limited access to data regarding the possibility of their myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), or both, being caused by the usage of certain chemotherapeutic…

The health and other benefits of Ramadan fasting

SHAFAQNA - Ramadan is the month in which Allah Almighty opens His doors of mercy, forgiveness and blessings upon Muslims. This month is anxiously awaited by all the Muslims as they perform the duty of fasting in this month. There is a good…

Cancer patients could be spared gruelling chemotherapy after huge breakthrough

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SHAFAQNA- Cancer researchers have made a breakthrough that could see some patients being spared gruelling chemotherapy. Experts at Queen’s University Belfast believe treating bowel tumours could now be “tailored” depending on the…

Stinging Nettles and 6 Proven Health Benefits

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SHAFAQNA-Nettles, or stinging nettles as it is also called, is considered a nuisance weed largely due to the tiny hairs on its stem. These tiny hairs impart a stinging sensation when people make the mistake of trying to bare-handedly yank them…

As Ramadan comes to an end stay healthy

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SHAFAQNA- With only a few days left to go in the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims who observe the fast fall into two broad categories. Some are so used to the rhythms of fasting that it feels almost natural at this point. For others, the final…

A simple guide to healthy eating during Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- The holy month of Ramadhan has finally arrived. From the religious side, the holy month is a chance to reflect on your sins from the past and start doing better things. On the other hand, it is also a chance to make decisions for…

Social media have negative effect on children's mental health, Instagram and Snapchat ranked worst

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SHAFAQNA- Instagram and Snapchat are the social media platforms that have the worst impact on children's mental health, according to a study published by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM). The report…

Full-fat dairy products offer health benefits!

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SHAFAQNA- Like many Americans trying to stay healthy, Sarah Stubbs spent most of her life drinking skim or two-percent milk, but she recently switched to full-fat milk after her son was born. "Whole milk lattes, whole just if I'm drinking…