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  • Why Only One Identical Twin is at Risk for Autoimmune Diseases By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    WHY ONLY ONE IDENTICAL TWIN IS AT RISK FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

    The heritable changes in gene function that do not involve changes in the DNA sequence influences the difference in disease susceptibility...

  • Genetic Mutation Key for Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy, Not Smoking History By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    GENETIC MUTATION KEY FOR TARGETED LUNG CANCER THERAPY, NOT SMOKING HISTORY

    Smokers who have lung cancer due to genetic causes benefit just as much as non-smokers from targeted treatments.

    Cancer
  • Long-term Side Effects of Steroids By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS OF STEROIDS

    Side effects of steroids found in commonly prescribed medicines revealed in a new study.

  • Kids Who Feel Good About Themselves Eat Better By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    KIDS WHO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES EAT BETTER

    Healthy eating habits in children related to the frequency of fruit, vegetables, fat and sugar intake is associated with self esteem.

  • Is Influenza Vaccine Effective This Winter? By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    IS INFLUENZA VACCINE EFFECTIVE THIS WINTER?

    Influenza vaccine is the best protection against the flu. The effectiveness of vaccine varies from year to year depending on the flu...

    Vaccination, Flu
  • Sepsis: A Deadly Killer in Intensive Care Units By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    SEPSIS: A DEADLY KILLER IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

    55.7% of sepsis cases in intensive care units end in death resulting in more than 230,000 sepsis related adult deaths every year.

  • Rare Mutation Reduces Sensitivity to Pain By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    RARE MUTATION REDUCES SENSITIVITY TO PAIN

    Rare mutation in Italian family causes them to experience congenital analgesia, a rare inherited condition that reduces the capacity...

  • Want the Glucostrip Price to be Reduced? Sign the Mumbai Petition By Medindia Health   -   Dec 14, 2017

    WANT THE GLUCOSTRIP PRICE TO BE REDUCED? SIGN THE MUMBAI PETITION

    Over 15,000 diabetic patients all across Mumbai have signed a petition seeking glucostrip price reduction in the country

    Diabetes
  • By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    DAILY CONSUMPTION OF NUTS LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE

    Daily consumption of different varieties of nuts reduces the risk of heart diseases and diabetes significantly in both men and women.

    Diabetes
  • Physical Inactivity and Lesser Meat Intake may Lead to Mental Distress By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    PHYSICAL INACTIVITY AND LESSER MEAT INTAKE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL DISTRESS

    Young adults who consumed meat less than three times a week and were not on regular exercise routine are at a higher risk for mental...

  • New Therapeutic Approach May Stop Breast Cancer Metastasis And Recurrence By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACH MAY STOP BREAST CANCER METASTASIS AND RECURRENCE

    FDA approved drugs can stop the spread of breast cancer and prevent cancer recurrence by targeting stem-like tumor cells that play...

    Drugs, Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Tumors
  • Small Molecule AC1903 Stops the Progression of Kidney Disease in Animal Models By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    SMALL MOLECULE AC1903 STOPS THE PROGRESSION OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN ANIMAL MODELS

    Researchers have identified a small molecule compound which impedes the loss of kidney filtration cells thus restoring kidney function...

  • Billions of Dollars can be Saved with Individualized Blood Glucose Goals By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    BILLIONS OF DOLLARS CAN BE SAVED WITH INDIVIDUALIZED BLOOD GLUCOSE GOALS

    An individualized approach to control glucose levels in type 2 diabetes can lower medical costs, improve quality of life, and most...

    Diabetes
  • Gluten-Free Pills: FDA Issues Guidance For Labeling By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    GLUTEN-FREE PILLS: FDA ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR LABELING

    Patients won't have to worry about whether the prescribed drugs have gluten as the FDA has issued guidelines for the manufacture and...

    Drugs
  • Can Medical Marijuana be Used for Children with Cancer? By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    CAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE USED FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER?

    Most pediatric oncology providers are willing to consider medical marijuana for treating children with cancer. But, federal prohibition...

    Cancer
  • Video Game Help Doctors On How To Deal With Trauma Patients By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    VIDEO GAME HELP DOCTORS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH TRAUMA PATIENTS

    An hour of playing a video game specially designed for educational training recalibrated physicians' brains to recognize severe trauma.

    Brain
  • Natural Cell Death - Risk for Diabetes and Heart Diseases By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    NATURAL CELL DEATH - RISK FOR DIABETES AND HEART DISEASES

    High plasma levels of circulating markers of apoptotic cell death are associated with increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular...

    Diabetes
  • Why Do Healthy Adults Have a Heart Attack? By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    WHY DO HEALTHY ADULTS HAVE A HEART ATTACK?

    LDL cholesterol known as 'bad' cholesterol, is the underlying reason why many apparently healthy individuals have a heart attack.

    Cholesterol
  • Centralized Chronic Disease Management Improves Patient Outcomes By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    CENTRALIZED CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT IMPROVES PATIENT OUTCOMES

    Population health management programs that have centralized support can improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular...

    Hypertension, Diabetes
  • Genetic Change in DNA Associated With Movement Disorder By Medindia Health   -   Dec 13, 2017

    GENETIC CHANGE IN DNA ASSOCIATED WITH MOVEMENT DISORDER

    X-linked dystonia parkinsonism is a rare movement disorder that is found to be due to changes in the DNA.

    Parkinson