Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers says study

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract, according to an overview of research published on Wednesday. Aspirin greatly reduces the risk of developing and dying from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, its authors said. They found that taking aspirin for 10 years could cut bowel cancer cases by around 35 percent and deaths by 40 percent. Rates of oesophageal and stomach... 

Younger women more likely to die of heart attacks study

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack researchers has found. In the study researcher Aakriti Gupta and her team at the Yale School of Medicine analysed 230 684 hospitalisations for heart attack in patients age 30 to 54 in a database from 2001 to 2010 Khaleej Times reported. The study found that heart attack hospitalisation rates for patients... 

Child TB problem far greater than thought study

Posted by on Jul 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: Twenty-five percent more children are falling ill with TB than the UN had thought, with more than 650,000 hit by the disease each year in the 22 worst affected countries, specialists said Wednesday. Reporting in The Lancet, they said that about 53 million children under 15 are living with latent TB infection, a condition that can develop into active TB at any time. A contagious disease of the lungs, TB is caused... 

Vaccines have low risk of serious side effects study

Posted by on Jul 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Some childhood vaccines are linked to serious side effects, but they are quite rare and do not include autism, food allergies or cancer, said a review of scientific literature Tuesday. A host of vaccines commonly given to children under age six were the focus of the systematic review of rigorously conducted studies, published in the peer-reviewed US journal Pediatrics. The report seeks to address a rising... 

US drone strikes set ‘dangerous precedent’ study

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: America´s reliance on secretive drone missile strikes against terror suspects has set a “dangerous precedent” that could be imitated by other countries and trigger wider wars around the world, former senior US officials said in a report Thursday. The ex-officials acknowledged that the robotic aircraft are a useful tool that is “here to stay,” but urged President Barack Obama to lift... 

Study finds link between pesticides and autism

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: A California study out Monday found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism. The findings in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives examine the association between living near commercial pesticide applications and having offspring with autism, but do not show cause-and-effect. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder... 

Bariatric surgery yields higher diabetic remission study

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery beats other forms of treatment in bringing about remission of type 2 diabetes in the obese, according to a Swedish study out Tuesday. The study, to appear in Wednesday´s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also found that the procedure was linked to fewer diabetes-related complications in the severely overweight. The findings come at a time... 

Study highlighting hate speech in Pakistani cyberspace launched

Posted by on Jun 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Faisal Sherjan, Director Strategy and Planning at Jang Group, on Saturday said that the treatment meted out to Geo was a clear example of hate speech on the internet. Speaking at the launching ceremony of a special report regarding “Hate Speech’ in Pakistani cyberspace by a local organization, he said that repetition of Geo’s inadvertent mistake by other private channels was a move aimed at... 

Sheep genome shows links between wool health study

Posted by on Jun 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Scientists have mapped the entire genome of sheep, paving the way to improve the health of the humble farm animal for better meat and wool. After eight years of work on the entire genetic makeup of the species, the researchers also found the secrets of the sheep´s digestive system and unique fat metabolism process that allows it to produce and maintain its thick coat. Sheep became a species distinct from... 

Better care can save 3m babies mothers per year study

Posted by on May 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by 2025 for an annual investment of about a dollar per head in better maternity care, researchers said Tuesday. About 8,000 newborn babies die and another 7,000 are stillborn every day — 2.9 million and 2.6 million per year respectively, according to a review of data from 195 countries published in The Lancet medical journal. Most of the... 
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