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aspirin does not reduce heart attack stroke risk says study

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study

Taking aspirin daily does not reduce the heart attack or stroke and has no benefit in prolonging life free of disability, a study has found. While aspirin remained a relatively safe medication, it was not benign and patients should follow the advice of their doctor about daily low-dose use, researchers said.........

paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a glutathione S-transferase genetic makeup. However, the research showed only that there was an association between paracetamol and asthma, not that paracetamol caused the condition.........

antidepressants might contribute to antibiotic resistance

Antidepressants might contribute to antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance in infectious bacteria is on the rise, causing about 700,000 deaths around the world every year. That number is expected to scorch up to 10 million deaths a year by 2050.........

iit delhi students develop cheaper drug for curing snake bites

IIT Delhi students develop cheaper drug for curing snake bites

Students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have produced what could be a cheaper and more effective solution for neutralizing the toxic effect of a snake venom. The research has been done in collaboration with San Jose University, US.........

zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells. Zika virus destroys a number of cell types, particularly in the brain, but researchers don't yet understand how it causes cells to die or malfunction.........

now new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

Now, new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

The Baker Institute's head of metabolomics, Professor Peter Meikle and his team have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke.........

scientists test new cancer vaccine against melanoma

Scientists test new cancer vaccine against melanoma

Researchers tested cancer vaccine that boosts the immune system's ability to fight cancers could work in tandem with other cancer therapies to fight aggressive tumours,........

kerala stray dogs abet spread of leptospirosis

Kerala: Stray dogs abet spread of leptospirosis

Rather than rats, stray dogs and cattle which are more close to human beings spread epidemics like leptospirosis (rat fever), says experts. Domestic animals have been immediate carriers of all epidemics in flood-hit regions and it is better to be careful while handling your pets.........

scientists develop new technique to heal large ulcers by reprogramming wound cells into skin cells

Scientists develop new technique to heal large ulcers by reprogramming wound cells into skin cells

Scientists at the Salk Institute have developed a technique to directly convert the cells in an open wound into new skin cells. The approach relies on reprogramming the cells to a stem-cell-like state and could be useful for healing skin damage, countering the effects of ageing and helping us to better understand skin cancer.........

antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack stroke says study

Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke, says study

Scientists have identified a powerful antioxidant that may lower the risk of a second heart attack or stroke, paving the way for new treatments for the disorders.........

consuming fish oil during pregnancy helps boosts kids growth

Consuming fish oil during pregnancy helps boosts kids' growth

Copenhagen University researchers discovered pills taken during the later stages of pregnancy, gave children higher body mass indexes (BMI), but they did not gain more body fat than children's whose mothers didn't take it.........

44 women 25 men in india at risk of cancer heart diseases

‘44% women, 25% men in India at risk of cancer, heart diseases’

Researchers from the WHO, stated that approximately 44% women and 25% men in India were insufficiently active in 2016 putting them at greater risk of NCDs like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers.........

johnson and johnson buried key facts on faulty hip implant surgeries kept regulator in dark

‘Johnson & Johnson buried key facts on faulty hip implant surgeries, kept regulator in dark’

The Indian arm of Johnson & Johnson, one of the leading global pharma majors, “suppressed” key facts on the harmful aftermath of surgeries conducted on hundreds of patients in the country using “faulty” hip replacement systems it imported and sold.........

indians lose over 1 5 years of their lives to air pollution study

Indians lose over 1.5 years of their lives to air pollution: Study

Ambient air pollution shortens an average Indian's life by over 1.5 years, say scientists who suggest that better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world.........