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Repeat BP measurements essential for hypertension diagnosis

Study highlights the importance of measuring blood pressure repeatedly during a single visit to reach correct hypertension diagnosis   Blood pressure needs to be measured repeatedly...

Since 1990, 250 mn more adolescents at risk of diseases &...

Study finds more adolescents are now exposed to communicable and non communicable diseases, also violence In the first study to track recent global changes to...

Asian American immigrants in the US have higher risk of breast...

Study finds that Asian American immigrant women have significantly higher breast cancer risk than their US born counterparts Overall, breast cancer rates in the United...

One cycle of chemo or radiotherapy doesn’t affect sperm count

Study shows that following testicular cancer surgery, one dose of chemo or radiotherapy has no long term effect on sperm count Men with early stage...

Garlic, onions in food reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Consumption of garlic, leeks, onions and spring onions linked with reduced risk of colorectal cancers Consumption of allium vegetables which include garlic, leeks, onions and...

How’s the response to cancer treatment? Liquid biopsy can tell

Noninvasive liquid biopsies rapidly and accurately determine response to cancer treatment Results of two clinical studies showed that blood based liquid biopsies can accurately track...

Varsity of Dundee brings diabetes screening van to TN villages

The mobile screening van will drive through 25 villages in Tamil Nadu Villagers in Cheyyar Tulak can expect a visit from the doctor this month. Researchers...

On World Cancer Day, WHO calls upon Govts to screen patients

WHO regional director asks countries to pursue policies to reduce cancer incidence Cancer is far from an equal-opportunity killer. In 2018 - 18.1 million new...

Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

Rates of some obesity-related cancers rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations An observational study using data covering more than...

Eat more veggies, beat diabetes and heart disease, says Lancet

Study in The Lancet highlight the importance of dietary fibres in battling diabetes and heart disease   Dietary fibre could be the answer to the growing...

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Hotels, homestays can give you drug resistant bacteria to carry home

Study presented at ECCMID warns that a hotel or a private accommodation like a homestay is associated with higher risk of exposure to a...

Petting zoos harbour highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria

Petting zoos could transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors, especially children New research shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug...