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...

Cancer and Alzheimer’s inversely linked – study

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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...

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...

Amazing health & beauty benefits of good old Amla!

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Given its succulent, sour and bitter taste, your taste buds aren’t likely to jump for joy after biting into the Amla, aka Amalaki or the Indian gooseberry, but this vibrant green colour fruit is packed with herbal goodness. Often consumed raw or as juices, pickles, chutneys, jams and murabbas, amla has been the center of...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

Being tall may not be that charming after all

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown. Every 10 centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height raised the risk of post-menopausal women developing any cancer by 13%, the US study showed. Being 10 centimetres taller boosted the risk of kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers...

Myths, misperceptions and fears about condom use

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Desire closeness with your partner and long for some “good moment” sex but you are petrified about the right contraception method? One of the best contraception methods is using a condom. There are many insecurities and myths about condom use and we at MedGuru try to clear a few “condom facts” for you. Don’t feel...

Cheap tea may prove expensive for your heath

People who opt for cheaper supermarket blends of tea could be at a higher risk of bone and teeth problems, researchers, including an Indian origin scientist, have claimed. Black tea and the world's most consumed beverage may contain higher concentrations of fluoride according to researchers at Medical College of Georgia. There could be a...

Get rid of brown swollen warts the natural way!

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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...

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