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  • Pictorial warnings mandated in 2006 more effective than graphic images, says Healis survey

    A recent national survey conducted by Healis – Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, an anti-tobacco advocacy group, found that the current pictorial health warnings used on Indian tobacco products are ineffective compared to the pictorial warnings mandated in 2006 and the current international health warnings. The primary objective of this survey was to assess awareness […]

    Female biology screens for the best sperm: Study

    By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD A new study has revealed that the female reproductive system is ‘choosy’ when it comes to inferior quality sperm and rejects the ‘advances’ of spermatozoa that are not good enough to create a pregnancy. University of Adelaide Professor Sarah Robertson, the lead researcher explained, “We actually think that some women […]

    Older men with high testosterone levels more likely to have heart attacks

    A large U.S. multicenter study shows that older men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular disease in the future. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego.  “The study finding contradicts smaller studies that have shown that testosterone levels are […]

    Modified Citrus Pectin holds promise against prostate cancer

    Researchers at Columbia University recently analyzed the positive effects of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) on human and mouse prostate cancer cell lines. The results, as reported by lead researcher Dr. Aaron Katz in the most recent publication of Integrative Cancer Therapies, show that MCP inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis (programmed cell death) in both […]

    Par passes Bill to make clinical registration must

    Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill making it binding on all clinical establishments in four states and Union Territories to register themselves with the government. “The law seeks to fill up the gaps for time-bound and quality medical treatment,” Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha in his reply to the debate […]

    A therapy ‘to slow tumour growth in breast cancer patients’

    Scientists have developed a new therapy which they claim could significantly slow tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer. An international study has found that the therapy, designed to attack tumours in patients with a genetic mutation in either BRCA1 or BRCA2, slowed tumour growth in 85 per cent of advanced breast cancer patients, […]

    Smoking ‘influences gene function’

    Here’s yet another reason why you should kick the butt – smoking influences gene function, a new study has claimed. Researchers at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research have found that exposure to cigarette smoke can alter gene expression — the process by which a gene’s information is converted into the structures and functions of […]

    Global Health Progress Highlights ViiV Healthcare’s Announcement of New Initiatives

    Washington:  Global Health Progress highlights ViiV Healthcare’s announcement of a new series of initiatives, including improving access to medicines, to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the poorest and most vulnerable countries. To address the evolving treatment needs in these countries, ViiV Healthcare will now allow people living with HIV/AIDS to access the whole portfolio […]

    Low Social Interaction Harms Lifespan on a Par with Obesity, Smoking, Inactivity

    A new study from the US suggests that social interaction should be considered an important factor for extending lifespan, on a par with other health and lifestyle factors, to the extent that low social interaction harms longevity as much as alcoholism and smoking, has more impact than lack of exercise, and is twice as harmful […]

    Aspirin reduces risk of colon polyps recurring

    NEW YORK: For people with a history of colorectal polyps or cancer, taking aspirin is an effective way to reduce the chances of new polyps appearing, according to researchers in Europe and the US. Polyps in the colon can sometimes be a precursor to the development of cancer. Writing in the Journal of the National […]