US approves first drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer  

Jan 15, 2018 0

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC’s Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy. The drug has been on the market since 2014 for ovarian cancer, and is the first in a new class of medicines called PARP inhibitors to be approved for breast cancer. PARP inhibitors prevent cancer cells from fixing problems in their DNA. ...

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30 minutes of exercise can reduce risk of heart failure

Jan 12, 2018 0

Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Though there is no cure for this condition, one can choose to lead a healthy lifestyle to lower the risk of heart failures and a new study has found that exercising four to five times a week for at least 30 minutes can lower the risk of heart failure. ...

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 Drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults an indicative of early death: Study

Dec 10, 2017 0

While hypertension can be dangerous, hypotension (the medical term for low blood pressure) can also prove harmful. Doctors have long known that in the average person, blood pressure rises from childhood to middle age, but a new study has warned that a drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults is an indicative of early death. According to the study, in the elderly, blood pressure gradually begins to decrease about 14 years before death. Researchers analysed the electronic medical records of 46,634 British citizens who had died at age 60 or older, revealing that blood pressure declines were present not only in those with hypertension but also in those who were not diagnosed with the condition. The sample size included people who were healthy as well as those who had conditions such as heart disease or dementia. The findings, however, do not suggest that hypertension should not be treated in late life or that those diagnosed with hypertension should stop their blood pressure medications. “Our work highlights the importance of... ...

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 Drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults an indicative of early death: Study

Dec 5, 2017 0

While hypertension can be dangerous, hypotension (the medical term for low blood pressure) can also prove harmful. Doctors have long known that in the average person, blood pressure rises from childhood to middle age, but a new study has warned that a drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults is an indicative of early death. According to the study, in the elderly, blood pressure gradually begins to decrease about 14 years before death. ...

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 ‘Zero tolerance’ plan eyed for plastic pollution

Dec 4, 2017 0

A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit. Governments are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea. At the moment ships are prohibited from dumping plastic overboard but there’s no international law against plastics flooding into the sea from the land. Experts say ocean plastics are an obvious subject for a global treaty: plastics present a large-scale threat. Plastic pollution doesn’t recognise international borders. ...

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CAUSES OF NOSE BLEEDING IN ADULTS

Sep 5, 2017 0

One of the structures that can cause “make” and unmake” one’s face is the nose; hence one of the beautiful methods is a “nose job”. The nose also enables you to breathe, determines your ability to smell, and protects you from infection by filtering the air you breathe in. The nose also moistens and warms the air entering the lungs and determines to an extent the quality of your voice. These functions are often over looked until something goes wrong. We then suddenly realize we cannot breathe freely and cannot perceive odours. One of such conditions is BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE. ...

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  Older adults should consume an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and boosts memory

Aug 28, 2017 0

Elder people should eat an avocado a day as it significantly helps boosts the memory and also strengthen the eyes. According to the new study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function. Lutein is a pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables that accumulates in the blood, eye and brain and may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. ...

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Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults

Aug 25, 2017 0

New York: A new research has claimed that older adults who don’t get proper sleep at night are at higher risk of developing dementia. The findings showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when most of our dreaming occurs — and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia. Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia and an eight per cent increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease dementia. ...

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