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World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

Physical health forms a major part of our life. Being physically active, maintaining nutritional balance, good rest and sound sleep are a few components of physical health. Giving importance to physical health will reap benefits at all ages of your life. Good physical health can contribute to leading a successful life. Physical activity or exercise [...]

September 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Turns out, a new HIV drug can reduce the viral replication and increase immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said. For some individuals with [...]

August 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body cannot make insulin to control [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimicking compounds found in breads, soybean and a range of commonly consumed grains can reverse the effects of ‘breakthrough’ drug therapy used to treat breast cancer, scientists have found. The study, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, suggests that exposure to chemical compounds called xenoestrogens may significantly reduce the effectiveness of anti-oestrogen treatments for [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix – the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Researchers from the University Of Missouri-Columbia, United States explained that one of the most common treatments for cervical cancer is radiation therapy and that it not only destroys [...]

January 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix – the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Researchers from the University Of Missouri-Columbia, United States explained that one of the most common treatments for cervical cancer is radiation therapy and that it not only destroys [...]

January 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Various factors like taking contraceptive pills and working at a desk all day can put you at risk. New research has found that patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death. There is increasing [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Simply put, asthma is a condition wherein a person’s airway is inflamed, narrowed to an extent that it restricts him/her from breathing normally. The airway gets swollen and also produces extra mucus. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology estimates nearly 300 million people suffering from asthma across the world. Close to 250,000 die [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

One failed study shows just how fiercely competitive a new field of cancer therapy is

One failed study shows just how fiercely competitive a new field of cancer therapy is

Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb were hit hard in pre-market trading Friday after news that its blockbuster cancer drug failed a key clinical trial. The drug, called Opdivo, is one of a new set of drugs called immunotherapy. The drug targets the programmed cell death 1 (or PD-1) receptor to essentially take the “foot off the [...]

August 5, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on One failed study shows just how fiercely competitive a new field of cancer therapy is

Study: Combination therapy improves retinoblastoma outcome

Study: Combination therapy improves retinoblastoma outcome

LOS ANGELES, April 15  — Researchers found a combination of chemotherapy and a protein inhibitor improves the outcome of children with retinoblastoma, according to a recent study. Inhibiting the protein YM155, which prevents the process of cell death, made chemotherapy more effective against cancer cells in the lab and when treating mice with the cancer, [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study: Combination therapy improves retinoblastoma outcome