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Recurrent urine infections delay kidney cancer diagnosis

Women are more prone than men, kidney cancer diagnosis delay can be fatal Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt...

Commitment readiness’ predicts relationship success

Success of relationship is directly linked to level of commitment, says scientists Something to chew on this Valentine's Day. New research shows that a person's...

Opinion

New Hepatitis C medicine does not bring down liver cancer rates

Directly Acting Antivirals (DAA) do not reduce liver cancer rates in patients who already have cirrhosis of liver Directly acting antivirals (DAA) may have emerged...

Ramdev’s population prescription reeks of Emergency excesses

Forced sterilisations during Emergency - widely believed to be the brainchild of Sanjay Gandhi - have left an indelible mark on India's population control...

Research

New drug improves memory loss linked to depression, ageing

New drug molecule shows promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and ageing There may be hope on the horizon for a new...

Reversible anti-platelet therapy could fight clotting, cancer spread

Preclinical study of deactivated platelets show promising new approach to fight clotting and stop cancer spread A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the...

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory problems

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems decades later People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with...

Researchers question testosterone rules for female athletes

Testosterone levels in female athletes were specified according to faulty study, they say   New regulations for testosterone levels in female athletes are based on "fatally...

Your spine is smarter than you think, scientists say

It's your spine, not just your brain, which controls complex movements: Western University study Your spine is “smarter” than you thought. A new study says...

Psoriasis drugs may work in coronary heart disease too

Treatment of Psoriasis with biologic drugs improved coronary artery disease plaque in one year Anti-inflammatory biologic drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential...

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Explainers

Professor Martin Gore

Leading UK cancer expert dies suddenly after yellow fever jab

Dr Martin Gore was with the Royal Marsden Hospital; died after routine yellow fever vaccination Professor Martin Gore, 67, one of the leading cancer experts...
Rakesh Roshan

Throat cancer is curable, if detected in the early stages

As actor-director Rakesh Roshan undergoes surgery for throat cancer, Medibulletin takes you through the disease The cancer spectre has returned to Bollywood, this time with...
Hand fingers

Tingling, numbness may be signs of some serious diseases

A neurologist writes why commonplace symptoms like tingling and numbness should not be ignoredMost people have suffered the feeling of tingling and numbness, thinking...
Manohar Parrikar

Pancreatic cancer is rare, 5-yr survival rate for stage IV is 1%

As the veil lifts over Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar's ailments, Medibulletin explains pancreatic cancerAfter months of suspense and in and out of hospitals,...

As Delhi reels again, the why, what and how to, of air pollution

Avoid a run, stay indoors, if you can this November weekWith continued burning of crop stubbles in neighbouring states and dipping temperatures having sent...
Facts about Acute Flaccid Myelitis from CDC

‘Polio-like’ illness reported in US: Should you worry?

Facts about Acute Flaccid Myelitis from CDC Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area...
Zika Mosquito

Zika in Jaipur: all you need to know about the infection

There is panic after several positive cases of Zika were reported from Rajasthan. Medibulletin takes you through the disease Weeks after a woman tested positive...
polio vaccine, polio virus contamination, polio II virus

Polio virus contamination what, why, what next: an explainer

Reports of contamination of the polio virus put India's polio free status at stake Contamination of over one lakh doses of polio vaccine with a...
Diphtheria, Antitoxin, Diphtheria deaths

Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 26, medical panel looks for lapses

Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 26 after two more children died of the infectious disease on Sunday Two more children died on Sunday...
Coconut oil

Poison or superfood? Why coconut oil is creating such a buzz

Harvard professor's claim about coconut oil being "pure poison" has angered many IndiansLast month, claims by Dr Karin Michels, a Harvard professor that coconut...
Arab, camel, MERS

Why S Korea’s first MERS case in 3 yrs is causing worry

An explainer on why the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is such a feared disease South Korea's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

The “rat fever” that is terrorising Kerala: an explainer

As several hundred cases - both confirmed and suspected -  of leptospirosis are reported from Kerala following the floods, the bacterial infection has caused...
Jan Arogya

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya: India’s baby step to UHC

The insurance/assurance scheme for 50 crore people, the largest Govt programme in the world, could be a game changer In less than a month the...

New Hepatitis C treatment will do away with liver transplants

Today, health minister J P Nadda launches National Hepatitis Control Programme of which, the mainstay is directly acting anti-virals, to be available free at...
Russia white nights

FIFA World Cup 2018 and the Russian white nights

Extended light hours in Russia would play havoc with the daily rhythms of visitors - both footballers and their fans Germany lost to Mexico, Poland...