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A simple vaccine against obesity?


July 12, South Dakota: The global obesity epidemic is a major public health challenge for the 21st century. Given the difficulty to help patients regain a healthy weight, the prospect of a vaccine is no shortage of inspiring hope. Although it is still far from a product intended for humans, the work published recently in […]

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The first vaccine against dengue expected in 2015


July 11, New Delhi: A vaccine against dengue fever could be commercialized by 2015 in areas affected by the disease. Also called “tropical flu”, this infection is a major cause of infant mortality in some countries in Asia and Latin America. Dengue is a viral infection carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It can affect […]

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Breast cancer: women with large breasts more at risk

breast size and cancer

July 7, California: A broader chest would be genetically associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, a study suggests. The study result to be taken with caution, according to experts in oncology. Genetics and breast cancer, the association is not new. Since the discovery of susceptibility genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) in the late 1990s, […]

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): five million births till date


July 3, Istanbul: Since 1978, five million births were carried out in the world through the technique of in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is the statistical report published Monday, July 2nd in Istanbul as part of a conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). IVF is a technique to achieve fertilization […]

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Delhi Govt to provide financial aid scheme for HIV/AIDS patients.


July 2 New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched a scheme under which HIV/AIDS patients from poor families will be given a life-long financial assistance of Rs 1,000 per month for anti-retroviral treatment. While people registered with the government and presently undergoing antiretroviral treatment at any of the nine listed government health centres […]

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Childbirth filmed for the first time in MRI


June 29, Berlin: Childbirth will never been seen in such intimacy. For the first time, a woman gave birth while she was in an MRI for a study recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.The video of this unique birth is revealed for the first time by the team of Dr. Christian […]

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The U.S. validate a novel anti-obesity drug.


June 28, Maryland (US): The U.S. agency for drug administration, FDA, has approved to market Lorcaserin manufactured by Arena Pharmaceuticals Laboratory on Tuesday. It is the first drug against obesity to be marketed for over thirteen years. The U.S. Agency Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tuesday to market Lorcaserin, Arena Pharmaceuticals Laboratory, the first treatment […]

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H1N1 was more lethal than announced earlier


June 27, Atlanta (US): The H1N1 pandemic could have done 15 times more deadly than the figures announced so far by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is indicated by a study published yesterday in a medical journal by researchers at the Center for Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta in the United States. According […]

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Night work may cause breast cancer in women.


June 25, Paris: A new study points the harmful effects of night work for women. According to research published in The International Journal of Cancer, the risk is particularly acute for women who had a professional activity in night for more than four years. Night work could seriously damage the health of women. Considered probably […]

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PIP breast implants: No health risk?


June 22, London: PIP breast implants would present no health risk, but their failure rate is two times higher than other brands, reveals a study conducted by experts from the NHS, the British public health service. PIP breast implants filled with silicone gel adulterated, would present no health risk, according to a study by experts […]

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