Thyroid cancer patients with bone metastases have worse survival, study finds

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SHAFAQNA- When cancer metastases, bone unwittingly offers a friendly place for tumor cell growth--only to have its hospitality betrayed by pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression, the need for bone surgery or irradiation, and an increased…

Spice can influence cancer protectors

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SHAFAQNA- By Sola Ogundipe Spices have been used for thousands of years to colour, flavour, add fragrance and preserve foods. They’ve also been dispensed as folk medicines because they contain a multitude of bioactive compounds that are teeming…

Aspirin might reduce risk of dying from cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Study findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) suggest that people who took aspirin regularly had a 7-percent to 11-percent lower risk of dying from cancer, compared to those who…

A study on Autism

SHAFAQNA- Global Markets Direct’s latest Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Autism – Pipeline Review, H1 2017, provides an overview of the Autism (Central Nervous System) pipeline landscape. Autism, also known as…

High-fibre diet may prevent diabetes and related complications

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SHAFAQNA- Most of us know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables is good for our health. However, people diagnosed with diabetes may avoid fruit due to its high sugar content. New research investigates the health benefits of fresh fruit consumption…

Meningitis outbreak kills 438 in Nigeria, as govt. starts vaccination

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SHAFAQNA - Death toll from suspected cases of meningitis has reached 438 people in Nigeria, as officials kick off a vaccination campaign aimed at controlling the outbreak. According to a statement issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease…

Two-step strategy to fight killer pancreatic cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Australian scientists say a “one-two punch” approach could boost survival chances of people with the deadliest form of cancer. The technique involves “priming” pancreatic tumours by targeting surrounding tissues with a drug…

Bisphenol S Boosts Breast Cancer Cells

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SHAFAQNA- A new study has determined that bisphenol S (BPS), a common substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics, may boost breast cancer aggressiveness by acting as a chemical that disrupts the endocrine system. The findings were recently…

Exercise, Psychological Interventions Better for Cancer Fatigue Than Medications

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SHAFAQNA- Psychological interventions and exercise were more effective at improving cancer-related fatigue than certain medications, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Oncology.1 “If a cancer patient is having trouble with…

Daesh executed hundreds of detainees, buried bodies in Mosul mass grave: HRW

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SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Daesh terrorist group has executed possibly hundreds of detainees in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul and buried them in a mass grave that could be the largest one discovered in the country so far. Witnesses…

Cancer / Oncology Biology / Biochemistry Lactate may be key for cancer development

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SHAFAQNA-Lactate may be key for cancer development  Written by Ana Sandoiu Researchers are working hard to understand the mechanism responsible for oncogenesis, the process through which normal cells become cancerous ones. A…

Alzheimer’s disease: brain diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Early in childhood, you begin designing the blueprint for your future mental health. The quality of the food you eat today determines what your brain may or may not be able to do in the future. Your temple’s brain needs fertilizing…

Diabetes raises risk of cancer death in Asians

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SHAFAQNA- Public health experts at New York University’s School of Medicine have found that diabetes increased the risk of cancer death in Asians. Researchers also revealed that Asians with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed…

Eat Salt Before and After Each Meal

SHAFAQNA- Islam recommends Salt before and after each meal Salt is one of the best foods you can take before and after meals, and the recommendation by the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) is very current and important. It is reported that the Prophet…

Health care providers offer advice on avoiding kidney disease

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SHAFAQNA- A doctor and a registered nutritionist have sought to raise awareness about the harmful consequences of renal disease, and added that residents can stave off the disease by making healthy lifestyle changes. According to general practitioner…

Islamic Prayer Ritual Reduces Back Pain, Increases Joint Elasticity

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SHAFAQNA- The repetitive physical movements of Muslim prayer rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research. The study found that not only does quiet prayer eliminate physical anxiety, but…

Pollution Responsible For A Quarter of Deaths of Young Children, says WHO

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SHAFAQNA - Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organisation reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack of sanitation the leading causes. The reports found polluted…

PRICES OF CANCER DRUGS SLASHED BY UP TO 86%

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SHAFAQNA- In a major relief for cancer patients, the drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has slashed the prices of some cancer drugs by upto 86 per cent. The price of a drug called Iressa, which is manufactured…

8 Incredible Health Reasons You Need to Add Blueberries to Your Cereal

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SHAFAQNA- You could boost your memory ISTOCK/DOLGACHOV“Memory has been touted with blueberries,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN. One long-term study of 16,010 adults age 70 or younger found…

Researchers aim to develop sustained and controllable insulin release system for treatment of diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The prevalence of diabetes has grown around the world over the past three decades. In 2016, the World Health Organization estimated that 422 million people had the disease as the rate of obesity also increased. Aside from proper diet…

Molecule Found that Destroys Cancer Tumors, Leaves Normal Cells Unaffected

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are the first to arrive at a deep understanding of a molecule that destroys cancerous tumors without harming healthy cell tissue. The discovery opens up the potential for highly effective…

Health benefits of a plant-based diet

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SHAFAQNA- A plant-based diet focuses on eating more plants than animal sources. It’s like vegetarianism without the restriction of animal products. Instead, it’s about reducing the volume of those animal foods. Healthy options like…

How to keep your body healthy; Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily

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SHAFAQNA- Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. Researchers say eating 10 portions of fruits and…

The Olive: A Health Giving Plant

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SHAFAQNA- One of the foods to which attention is drawn in the Qur'an is the olive. Research in recent years has revealed that the olive is not just a delicious food but also represents an important source of good health. In addition to the…

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

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SHAFAQNA- Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a report launched…

Genomic Testing to be Harnessed for Precision Medicine in Oncology and Inherited Genetic Disorders

SHAFAQNA - Cancer is among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. According to National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research around 2.5 million people are living with cancer in India with over 7 lakhs new cancer registered…

Less sugar, more wellness

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SHAFAQNA- Falling prey to diabetes not only means being compelled to end your love affair with some of your favourite grubs; the effects are, in fact, graver! Being diabetic also means being vulnerable to a host of other ailments that could…

Cardio in Old Age May Boost Brain Health

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SHAFAQNA- By Traci Pedersen The findings show that older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests — a measure of the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the muscles during exercise — performed better on…