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Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

...lloma virus (HPV) are associated with an increased chance of getting the cancer, but not all women who test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that measuring the levels of a virus linked to cervical cancer could help to identify women at risk from the disease long before it develops or i...

First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans

...search indicates that this vaccine has a very good chance of stimulating cellular immune responses to HIV. Research also suggests that white blood cells activated by the vaccine can destroy virus-infected cells. For HIV, this approach may be more effective than the traditional vaccine approach of stimulatin...

Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

...st cancer have more treatment options and a better chance of surviving their disease than ever before. At the same time, making treatment decisions has become a more complex process for them and their physicians due to a growing list of effective options."...

Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette

...ment of smoking. It says smokers have a three-fold chance of developing skin cancer than people who have not smoked before. The report is based on a study conducted by Dr. Jan N. Bouwes Bavinck from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and colleagues. The authors found a significant increase...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...l surely bring some cheer that there is still some chance left. There still is some light at the end of the tunnel....

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

...al transplantedhere,'' says Dr Rupinder Singh. The chance to be a part of a new and exciting healthcare delivery system andgive back to one's own country is also a huge motivator for Dr Singh, whoaccepted almost a 40 per cent pay cut to do this. Dr Joshi, also driven by the need to give back to the country ...

Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet

...udy, which began 15 years ago, showed a decreased chance of developing colon cancer in people eating lots of fish, but a raised risk in those consuming large amounts of preserved meats such as ham and bacon .They also showed that people who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and drink more than a bottle of w...

Folate and famiy planning

...before becoming pregnant had a 50 per cent greater chance of having twins.// Folate has been proven to minimise the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida by up to 70 per cent, with one in 300 Indian pregnancies affected by a neural tube defect. Neural tube defect can cause a wide range of disabilities...

Detecting anomalies in heart rythm

...hm- as an open complex system. This gives a better chance of detecting temporal changes in heartbeat rhythm and placing them in the context of the individual patients' health. The reliability of its prediction has been tested in collaboration with practising physicians at the major hospital in Ludwigsha...

Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

...ry Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, but with less chance of causing ulcers and intestinal bleeding. Aspirin inhibits two closely related cyclooxygenase enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2. These new drugs specifically inhibit only the COX-2 (which is involved in pain and inflammation) while not affecting the first...

Minor mutations in HIV virus

...ems from their parents, and thus there is a strong chance that they will be programmed to target the same regions that the mother targeted. In mothers in whom mutations has already arisen, the children could not target the virus effectively....

Estrogen lowers cancer risk

...have found that women had about a 20 percent lower chance of developing cancer if they used oral contraceptives. This new research bolsters the theory that the female hormone estrogen might protect women from colorectal cancer. Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, who led the study said "For a while now we have suspe...

Acupuncture for conception

..., about 52 percent. Older women also have a higher chance of having a baby with Down syndrome. And older women are more likely to have problems like fibroids, scarring from past infections, or be with a partner who is older and may have fertility issues like poor sperm count. To add on the emotional aspec...

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...ingle dose within 24 hours and now there is a 50 % chance that such secondary strokes can be prevented....

Bald head bad health

....// Those with frontal baldness had a 9% increased chance of getting heart disease. Compared to men with no hair loss, men whose crowns were completely bald had a 36% greater risk of having a coronary event, including a heart attack and angina. Men with mild crown balding had a 23% greater risk, rising to 3...

Hazards of sunlight

...reater the dose of solar radiation, the higher the chance of developing a cataract. Mr Jonathan Dowler, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said previous research had also linked cataract formation to light exposure....

New therapy better at increasing bone density

... by about 30 percent and also tended to reduce the chance of fractures. Combination therapy may offer benefits that aren't achieved with single-medication therapy. It may be best for women who still lose bone on a single drug, or who present with multiple fractures....

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

...d that at the age of 50, a woman has a 40 per cent chance of developing an osteoporotic fracture during her remaining lifetime. Drugs, which are used to treat osteoporosis, can be grouped into two classes. The first category comprises agents, which limit the rate of bone loss and are referred to as ‘‘anti-r...

UV Radiation induces Melanoma

...feared that this rapid proliferation increases the chance that DNA damaged cells will reproduce and take hold, producing a tumour. Melanoma accounts for roughly 10% of reported cases of skin cancer and can spread rapidly throughout the body, forming secondary tumours in the liver, lungs, bone or brain....

Depression disturbs heart rate

...ttack, if the patient is to have the best possible chance of survival....

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