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Increased risk of prostate cancer by eating eggs

Increased risk of prostate cancer by eating eggs

Eggs are eaten around the world in various forms like omelet, scrambled eggs or in cakes, pastries, cookies sand so on. A new study links consumption of eggs to increased risk of prostate cancer. What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the cancer that starts in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized structure that makes up part of a man’s reproductive system. It wraps...
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Implanted Infected medical devices-curative methods

Implanted Infected medical devices-curative methods

Medical device market has grown tremendously in past two decades and over 10 million patients receive medical devices, such as catheters and artificial joints every year. Medical devices such as catheters, artificial joints and other “internal” medical devices are prone to infection, which could be a result of formation of biofilms.  These biofilms can be contained in a drug resistant matrix,...
COPD to pose greater risk than heart failure and cancer

COPD to pose greater risk than heart failure and cancer

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by persistence obstruction of airflow.  COPD involves two types of ailments, namely chronic bronchitis and emphysema, causing chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways and in and out of the lungs. Generally, people suffering from COPD show combination of features from both diseases processes. Latest study published in Lancet...
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Auti – Interactive toy for Autistic child

Auti – Interactive toy for Autistic child

Few months back, I met a couple with Autism child.  It was my first direct interaction with some one, who has bearing the pains of raising an Autistic child.  There are endless challenges while raising an Autistic child.  From the conversation I could deduce that the first problem is finding out that your child has Autism.  Autism is basically a disorder of neural development, which is accompanied...
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Mythbuster- Cutting down on salt may not boost heart health

Mythbuster- Cutting down on salt may not boost heart health

Food industry is innovating products around reducing salt content in food owing to benefit of controlling the blood pressure.  Common salt contains sodium, which is believed to regulate blood pressure and hence helps hypertension patients, if taken in lower range. Owing to this, salts containing potassium as main ingredient have been around for many years.  Hypertension is one of the major risk factors...
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FDA approves victrelis, the first new hepatitis C drug in 20 years

FDA approves victrelis, the first new hepatitis C drug in 20 years

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States.  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 3.2 million persons have hepatitis C in the United States. Hepatitis C can lead to chronic liver problems, liver cancer, cirrhosis and death. The disease is the leading cause of liver transplants in the U.S.  Recently...
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CDC recommends “measles vaccine” for kids travelling abroad

CDC recommends “measles vaccine” for kids travelling abroad

Parents know how much fun it is for them and the child to get vaccinated.  Kids usually express the pain of poking them with needles by crying for hours.  None-the-less, vaccination is necessary to protect child from diseases.  There is a laundry list of vaccination that kids need after birth at certain age and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) is one of them.   Seven cases of measles in American...
Study-Long office hrs raises heart disease risk by 67%

Study-Long office hrs raises heart disease risk by 67%

Are you workaholic? If so, you might be interested in the latest research that revealed people who work long hours may face an increased risk of heart diseases. The study has been published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Research concluded that people who spend more than 11 hours at work increase their chance of having a heart disease by 67%. About the Study The research was led by Professor...
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Yale Study- Some people suffer from “food addiction”

Yale Study- Some people suffer from “food addiction”

Does your brain go crazy, when you see a bowl of ice-cream or a palatable milkshake?  If your answer is yes, you might be a good candidate for food addiction, whose brain elicit cravings and trigger responses similar to those caused by addictive drugs.  A new study conducted by Yale University makes an effort to distinguish between food addicts from over eaters.  There is likelihood that if you...
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Doctors warn about “Facebook Depression” in teens

Doctors warn about “Facebook Depression” in teens

Social networking sites like facebook are quite popular among college students. A 2010 Pew study found that 72% of American teenagers are active on social networking sites. Among all social websites, teens are majorly addicted to facebook that they spend quite a bit time in checking their account activities and sharing the information with their friends, family and relatives. This growing craze of...
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