New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patients

The Cancer Seek test was able to detect tumours about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,005 patients with early-stage cancer. Crucially, it did so before the cancers had spread, giving patients the best chance of beating the disease

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patientsA new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients’ chances of survival has been developed by Australian researchers. The new test would help early detection of cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast, Xinhua quotes a statement from […]

How does food play a role in triggering migraines?

Not every migraine is tied to a trigger. But if yours are, one of the best ways to prevent them is to learn your triggers and do your best to avoid them. For some people, that means saying no to certain foods

How does food play a role in triggering migraines?Why does food cause headaches? The exact cause for migraines isn’t yet known. But doctors agree that brief changes in your brain activity bring them on. These affect your blood vessels and nerve signals as well. The result: throbbing head pain that can sometimes last for days. Many things can cause migraines, like medicine you […]

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

Compared with adults who consumed fewer than one serving of fruit or one tomato per day, those who ate more than three portions of fruit or more than two tomatoes experienced slower lung function decline

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest studyThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tips

You may feel like you never want to go to the gym again. But exercise-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of becoming a better athlete, as long as you know your limits. Knowing the right steps to take for recovery is essential to repair muscle. Taking the right steps will also prevent injury. And the good news is, recovering and preventing injuries are easier than you think

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tipsSome people call it “good” pain, but the truth is that no one really enjoys getting out of bed the morning after an intense workout. Your body is tense, your muscles feel weak and swollen, and you are ferociously hungry. First things first — stop overtraining: There is a growing amount of evidence that suggests […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]

Consumption of meat along with obesity may increase risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

The results from this study demonstrate that animal protein is associated with NAFLD in overweight elderly people. This is in line with a recently proposed hypothesis that a Western-style diet, rich in animal proteins and refined food items, may cause low-grade disturbances to the body homeostasis, glucose metabolism, and acid-based balance

Consumption of meat along with obesity may increase risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a serious condition and a growing concern in Western societies. A recent, large-scale study finds an increase in risk with the consumption of animal protein. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as the name suggests, is a build-up of fat in the cells of the liver that is not related to […]

Consuming sugary drinks have a negative impact on memory and diet alternative may lead to dementia

Our findings indicate an association between higher sugary beverage intake and brain atrophy, including lower brain volume and poorer memory. We also found that people drinking diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia, says Dr Matthew Pase, author of the research paper

Consuming sugary drinks have a negative impact on memory and diet alternative may lead to dementiaIncluding high levels of sugar in the diet has long been known to be bad for health, having a range of adverse effects on the body, including metabolic dysfunction, liver damage and high blood pressure. Many people choose diet soft drinks in the belief that they are a healthier alternative to sugary drinks, but these […]

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to four

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Owing to this, the organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead man were donated to four. On Thursday afternoon, the organ donation procedure was completed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai where his liver, kidneys and heart were donated

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to fourKrushnakant Pande (name changed), a Andheri resident, was suffering from headache. On January 7, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. But on January 17, the doctors declared him brain-dead, due to brain haemorrhage. After which, the doctors took the family’s consent for organ donation. Being aware about the cause of organ donation, Pande’s […]

Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kids

Children whose mothers  drank the equivalent of two cans of a sugary drink or two glasses of fruit juice a day during pregnancy were roughly 63 per cent more likely to be asthmatic than a child whose mum avoided sugary drinks

Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kidsWith the increasing prevalence of childhood asthma since the 1980s, there has been a concerted effort to identify factors that could be the cause of the observed rise in the number of children developing asthma. Since caloric intake from added sugars, most notably in sugary drinks, has also increased over this time frame, researchers have […]

Pune: Marathi play focusing on menopause to be screened soon

Menopause is a natural biological process. Each woman goes through it in her lifetime. It is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It's diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period. It occurs happens because the woman’s ovaries cease to function causing a series of hormonal changes in her body. One shouldn’t be ashamed or anxious about it, it is completely normal

Pune: Marathi play focusing on menopause to be screened soonWhile topics like menopause are hardly spoken about in Indian society, a Marathi theatre will soon present a play named ‘menopause’. Its first screening will be arranged on January 25 in Pune. Niteen Kumar, writer and director of the play, explained about the purpose of the play and what will it convey. He mentioned that: […]