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‘Migraine patient at surgery stroke risk’

  People who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, researchers said yesterday, reports AFP from Paris. This means that a history of migraines, which affect about one in five people, should be taken into account when weighing the pros and cons of undergoing an operation, said a study in The BMJ medical journal. “Given the ...

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Cancer spread cut by three-quarters in tests

The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists. Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths. The mouse study, published in Nature, showed altering the immune system slowed the spread of skin cancers to the lungs. Cancer Research UK said the ...

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Zika may get pandemic in Vietnam in 2017: health official

The Zika virus may get pandemic in Vietnam in 2017 as the country has source of infection and vectors that are mosquitoes causing dengue fever, said Tran Dac Phu, head of Vietnam’s Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine on Tuesday. According to Phu, the Zika virus will be circulating in Vietnam like dengue fever. The country has detected ...

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Twins girls Joined at the Chest Successfully Separated in 18-Hour Surgery

Health Desk: Twin girls born conjoined at the chest and abdomen were successfully separated after an 18-hour surgery that involved 50 physicians and other medical staff. Erika and Eva Sandoval of Antelope, California, were born joined at the lower chest and upper abdomen, referred to as omphalo-ischiopagus twins. While they were born with their heart and lungs separate, they shared ...

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TENNI’S ELBOW (Elbow Pain)

In our daily life, we encounter different types of painful condition. “Tennis elbow” is a common among them. Sometimes we feel pain while wringing clothes or any twisting movement. Actually, that is the first symptom of “Tennis Elbow”. The term “Tennis Elbow” was defined by madris, in 1873. Symptoms : Painful elbow, exactly the lateral (outer) part, most. Pain while ...

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World Physiotherapy Day 2016

WCPT has launched its materials to help physical therapists around the world mark this year’s World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September.  This year the theme is “addlifetoyears”, emphasizing physical therapists’ role in helping people with long-term illnesses or disabilities become independent and fulfill their potential. Research indicates that people with a disability are less likely to be employed or ...

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Protein that helps breakdown of fat identified

Researchers have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells — and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes — can kick-off the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.   The findings could have significant implications for development of new ways to treat obesity and type-2 diabetes, said senior author of the ...

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Diabetes drug may help prevent heart disease

A drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes patients can also be used to inhibit or delay heart disease in individuals with Type 1 diabetes, says a study. Heart disease is the leading cause of illness in diabetic patients, accounting for more than half of all fatalities. Metformin is an inexpensive treatment that is often used for Type 2 diabetes ...

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Third ‘given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis’

Almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a heart attack – with women having a far higher chance of being affected, a study suggests.   University of Leeds research examined NHS data on about 600,000 heart attack cases over a period of nine years.   Women were 50% more likely ...

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Why cholera is more deadly for people with type O blood

Researchers have found that cholera toxin activates a key molecule more strongly in people with the O blood type, putting them at increased risk of getting more severely ill from the disease than people of other blood types.   Cholera toxin hyperactivates a key signaling molecule in intestinal cells of people with the most common blood type and high levels ...

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