Pregnancy not impossible in cancer survivors

pregnancy
According to a report published in MedPage Today, young women who survive childhood cancer experience high rates of infertility, but the majority of those who struggle to conceive eventually get pregnant, researchers found. The study is among the largest and most comprehensive investigations of infertility in childhood cancer survivors ever conducted. It is also among the...

Some dietary supplements can cause liver damage

According to a new research by the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, diet supplements may help you look better but some of them come with an ugly tradeoff- a potential risk of liver damage. Data analysis by liver specialists found that unregulated herbal and dietary supplements were implicated in 20 percent of liver injury cases that...

Get rid of brown swollen warts the natural way!

swollen-warts
Disturbed and embarrassed by the dark and wealy swollen bumps on skin? They are the verruca vulgaris or vulgar warts. Basically warts are dead skin tissues that encase a virus infection inside and are not very pleasant to look at. Most of the warts are a result of the HPV or the human papilloma...

Government to launch a project for screening diabetes,blood pressure

The Department of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch a diabetes screening programme for adults in view of the alarming spread of the lifestyle disorder. Under the proposed programme, sugar levels and blood pressure of individuals aged above 30 years will be monitored regularly at primary health centres. The project will be launched in...

Suspension of anti-diabetes drug ‘pioglitazone’ may be withdrawn

The government is set to revoke the suspension order on anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone, imposed late last month. However, pharmaceutical companies selling the drug will be required to carry a box warning indicating the possible risk of bladder cancer. The decision was taken in a meeting of the government's highest advisory body on drugs, the...

Increase your brain power- by exercising your brain!

Well, it’s not exactly new, we’ve known it for a long time now that our mind is sharpened by teasers, puzzles and riddles. Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain needs stimulation to stay in peak shape. Studies have shown that keeping your brain challenged and engaged can actually help...

Hypertension drugs may raise breast cancer risk

Hypertension drugs may surely cut the soaring blood pressure levels, but its long-term use may put you at higher risk of breast cancer, researchers say. According to the findings of a new study, long-term use of high blood pressure drugs, called calcium-channel blockers, may raise the risk of breast cancer in older women. The study was...

Monsoon attack! Be careful of these dreaded rainy weather diseases

Monsoon rainy weather diseases
Is the cold, damp and rainy weather getting on your nerves or do you relish the hot steaming coffee cup as the rain patters on the roof? One thing is certain, it’s pouring “cats and dogs” and bacteria, germs, are multiplying like crazy. These microorganisms are perennially on the lookout for potential grounds to...

Cancer and Alzheimer’s inversely linked – study

Cancer and Alzheimer
Cancer and Alzheimer's disease are both age related diseases. But having one of them lowers the risk of developing the other, researchers say. The study, published July 10 in Neurology, shows that older people with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to develop cancer, and those with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. "Alzheimer disease dementia...

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