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Soy Consumption Improves Lung Cancer Survival in Women

  • March 26, 2013
Chinese women who consumed more soy foods before the diagnosis of lung cancer lived longer compared to those who consumed less soy, says study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Quote for attribution to Jyoti Patel, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Communications Committee member and lung cancer expert /ulNew results from a large observational follow-up study conducted in Shanghai, China, indicate that women with lung cancer who ...
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UN Seeks to Turn the World into an Open Defecation-free Zone

  • March 26, 2013
To lift a deadly taboo on talking about toilets and to turn the world into an "open defecation-free zone", the United Nations has launched a campaign. The World Water Day initiative aims to cut the 3,000 children under five who die each day from water-borne diseases like cholera, dysentery and diarrhoea, and the 2.5 billion people without access to a toilet. "Here is a silent disaster which needs to have attention," said UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan ...
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Cold Sores Linked to Memory Problems

  • March 26, 2013
The virus that causes cold sores may be linked with cognitive problems, finds study published in Neurology. The study found that people who have had higher levels of infection in their blood (measured by antibody levels), meaning they had been exposed over the years to various pathogens such as the herpes simplex type 1 virus that causes cold sores, were more likely to have cognitive problems than people with lower levels of infection in the blood. "We ...
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Brain Abnormalities in Migraine Patients

  • March 26, 2013
Magnetic resonance imaging shows the presence of brain abnormalities that are related to migraines. The research is published online in the journal iRadiology/i. Migraines are intense, throbbing headaches, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Some patients experience auras, a change in visual or sensory function that precedes or occurs during the migraine. More than 300 million people suffer from migraines worldwide, according ...
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Care for Your Skin Before and After Playing Holi

  • March 26, 2013
This amazingly colorful festival crosses all boundaries of religion and nationality; it is not that different from the tomato festival in Spain or the grape festival in Italy. Once you are outside - spattered by friends with color, the child in you takes over and all the good intentions of being gentle and using herbal colors take a back seat, you merrily use whatever is at hand and blow the consequences. So be well prepared and the consequences ...
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Obesity Linked to Microorganisms

  • March 26, 2013
A breath test profile of microorganisms living in the gut may give clue if a person is to developing obesity, say researchers. The study, published online Thursday by The Endocrine Society's iJournal of Clinical Endocrinology (and) Metabolism/i, shows that people whose breath has high concentrations of both hydrogen and methane gasses are more likely to have a higher body mass index and higher percentage of body fat. "This is the first large-scale ...
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Jobs Will Open Up in India With the New Health Insurance Bill in US

  • March 26, 2013
The new US Healthcare Insurance bill will probably open up projects for Indian IT service providers and create job opportunities. Harshith Ramesh, President of Episource, a healthcare knowledge outsourcing firm, with its headquarters in La Palma - California, said by the completion of the bill, the US would be spending (Dollar) 2.5 trillion. Episource has delivery centers' in Chennai and Mumbai. The outcome to cut costs would be to outsource to ...
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Want to Lose Weight? Eat Lunch at 3 Pm, Says Study

  • March 26, 2013
In a recent study it was found that people lost 25 percent less weight if they had lunch after 3 pm. The study followed 420 Spanish people in a weight-loss program, Fox News reported. However, the study doesn't mean that you should eat earlier-in fact, you might want to do the opposite. The Spanish are known for making a late lunch the biggest meal of the day, so the study's authors couldn't say that the findings would apply in the ...
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Is Your IPhone Stressing You Out?

  • March 26, 2013
Study reveals six signs that show your iPhone could be contributing to anxiety in more ways than most people realize. A 2011 study found that when youngsters are unplugged from technology for just 24 hours, most of them experience physical and mental symptoms of distress, the Huffington Post reported. The six signs that your smartphone might be majorly stressing you out are: First sign is that a person feels the urge to respond to the texts ...
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Healer Sentenced to 13 Years in Jail for Infecting 16 People With HIV

  • March 26, 2013
A 54-year-old self-styled healer has been sentenced by a Bern court to almost 13 years in jail for purposefully infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. The man has never accepted the charge of causing serious bodily harm and spreading human diseases. Instead, he claims that this is part of a conspiracy against him and there are still many unanswered questions. The court is sure that the victims were infected deliberately by the same ...
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