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  • Risks of Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy: To Use or Not to Use? EU Debates By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    RISKS OF EPILEPSY DRUG IN PREGNANCY: TO USE OR NOT TO USE? EU DEBATES

    Using epileptic drug valproate during pregnancy can help pregnant mothers with epilepsy but the drug carries a risk of physical abnormalities...

    Pregnant, Pregnancy, Drugs, Baby
  • Artificial Pancreas 'Safe' for Treating Type 1 Diabetes By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS 'SAFE' FOR TREATING TYPE 1 DIABETES

    An artificial pancreas device systems is a smartphone-sized device that helps measure blood sugar levels and is found to be a safe...

    Diabetes
  • Cannabis Has No Effect on Cognitive Function After 72 Hours By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    CANNABIS HAS NO EFFECT ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION AFTER 72 HOURS

    Adolescents and young adults who frequently use cannabis were found to have no detrimental effects on cognitive function, the effects...

    Adolescence
  • Concussions of Severe Type can Increase the Risk of Parkinson's Disease By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    CONCUSSIONS OF SEVERE TYPE CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

    Concussions from Football and accidental injury can increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, finds a new study. These injuries from...

    Parkinson, Neurology
  • Poor Healthcare Access Identified in Low-income AIDS Patients By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    POOR HEALTHCARE ACCESS IDENTIFIED IN LOW-INCOME AIDS PATIENTS

    Poor people do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS found a 20-year study that explored how socio-economic...

    AIDS
  • Can One Single Blow on the Head Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease? By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    CAN ONE SINGLE BLOW ON THE HEAD INCREASE RISK OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE?

    A study highlighting the importance of concussion prevention found even a mild concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, may have...

    Parkinson, Brain
  • World Liver Day:  Simple Foods For a Healthy Liver By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    WORLD LIVER DAY: SIMPLE FOODS FOR A HEALTHY LIVER

    World Liver Day observed on 19 April every year, aims to spread awareness about increasing trend of liver diseases. Here are some simple...

    Food
  • World Oral Cancer Awareness Month By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    WORLD ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

    Oral cancers or mouth cancers are a type of head and neck cancer which can occur anywhere in the mouth. April is ear-marked as World...

    Cancer
  • Medical Marijuana Users at Higher Risk of Prescription Drug Use and Abuse By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA USERS AT HIGHER RISK OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE AND ABUSE

    People using medical marijuana were observed to have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use, including pain...

    Drugs
  • New Generation of Targeted Anti-cancer Drugs for Photodynamic Therapy By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    NEW GENERATION OF TARGETED ANTI-CANCER DRUGS FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

    Study opens up the possibilities for creating a new class of drugs for photodynamic therapy.

    Cancer, Drugs
  • Preventing Chemotherapy from Inducing Female Infertility By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    PREVENTING CHEMOTHERAPY FROM INDUCING FEMALE INFERTILITY

    New study decodes the mechanism of chemotherapy induced female infertility.

    Infertility
  • Using Genetic Clues to Pick the Right Chemotherapeutic By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    USING GENETIC CLUES TO PICK THE RIGHT CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC

    First-of-its-kind study maps links between 625 genes and 31 different chemotherapy treatments.

  • Genetic Material Swaps Among Bacteria can Spark Disease Outbreaks By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    GENETIC MATERIAL SWAPS AMONG BACTERIA CAN SPARK DISEASE OUTBREAKS

    Horizontal gene transfer can rapidly facilitate new epidemics of important pathogens, shows new study.

  • Origin of the Antibody Producing Plasma B Cells Uncovered By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ORIGIN OF THE ANTIBODY PRODUCING PLASMA B CELLS UNCOVERED

    Study uncovers the mechanism that governs how B cells are chosen to become plasma cells.

  • Eye Surgery for 1,000 Visually Impaired Indians to be Sponsored by LG Electronics By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    EYE SURGERY FOR 1,000 VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIANS TO BE SPONSORED BY LG ELECTRONICS

    Thousand visually impaired Indian will receive eye surgeries with the help of South Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics...

    Eye
  • Novel Method to Visualize Inflammatory Cells in Body By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    NOVEL METHOD TO VISUALIZE INFLAMMATORY CELLS IN BODY

    New method has been identified to genetically modify the precursor of immune cells, multiply them and visualize them in living organisms.

  • Music Therapy: Man's Heart Continues to Beat Even After Death By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    MUSIC THERAPY: MAN'S HEART CONTINUES TO BEAT EVEN AFTER DEATH

    Music therapists recorded Steven's heartbeat, who was dying of colon cancer and then incorporated it into a song and used his heartbeat...

    Cancer
  • Transplanted Livers can Help Lower Risk of Organ Rejection By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    TRANSPLANTED LIVERS CAN HELP LOWER RISK OF ORGAN REJECTION

    Transplanted livers alter the profile of blood cells in the recipients by regulating their immune system, which helps reduce the potential...

  • Skilled Nursing Facility Can Lower the Need for Long-Term Care for Elderly By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    SKILLED NURSING FACILITY CAN LOWER THE NEED FOR LONG-TERM CARE FOR ELDERLY

    Elderly placements after a stay at a skilled nursing facility can vary greatly as it was found that the need for long-term care facility...

  • Which Test can Detect Breast Cancer Metastasis Accurately? By Medindia Health   -   Apr 19, 2018

    WHICH TEST CAN DETECT BREAST CANCER METASTASIS ACCURATELY?

    Women with breast cancer, especially invasive lobular carcinoma need to be tested for lymph node metastases. The spread of cancer can...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts