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Coca-cola consumption

Global Junk Food Majors Get Official Say In India

Board members of a front group for the world’s junk food empires have been there as representatives by India’s food safety regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). These representatives belong to the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a US-based global non-profit ‘science organization’ — financed by Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nestle and Pepsi,…

pancreatic cancer

Microbes On The Tongue Used To Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

;Researchers at Zhenjiang University School of Medicine, China have found that disruption in the microbial composition of the tongue coating could serve as a biomarker for early-stage pancreatic cancer. The study showed that the tongue-coating microbiomes of patients with early-stage pancreatic were significantly more diverse; and composed of remarkably different bacteria, compared with the tongue…

Lung cancer

Graphene Could Hold Key Of Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The wonder-material graphene could hold the key to unlocking the next generation of the advanced; early-stage lung cancer diagnosis. A team of scientists from the University of Exeter has developed a new technique that could create a highly sensitive graphene biosensor with the capability to detect molecules of the most common lung cancer biomarkers. The…

Blood transfusion

Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection Demonstrates

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection conferred favorable survival rates among men with testicular seminoma used as first-line therapy or following chemotherapy, according to study results presented at Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. “Although retroperitoneal lymph node dissection is rarely used as primary therapy in these men; overall survival rates appear to be favorable,” Thomas L. Jang, MD, MPH, FACS, a urologic oncologist…

Head injury

Mental Health Disorders Common In Mild Head Injury

A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI); suggesting the importance of follow-up care for these patients. Scientists also identified factors that may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder following mild…

Positive Thinking During Pregnancy

Positive Thinking During Pregnancy Could Help Children's Ability

Using data from Bristol’s Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol;  that examines a parental personality attribute known as the ‘locus of control’. This is a psychological measure of how much someone believes that they have control over the outcome; of events in their life…

Mosquito

Severity Of Dengue, Set Of Genes Predicts

There’s no such thing as a “good” case of dengue fever; but some are worse than others, and it’s difficult to determine which patients will make a smooth recovery and which may find their condition life-threatening. Now, after scouring the gene expression of hundreds of patients infected with dengue virus—a mosquito-borne virus that can cause fever…

General surgery

More Die After Surgery Than From HIV, TB, And Malaria Combined

Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery—with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. There is also a significant unmet need for surgery in LMICs and researchers believe that if operations are providing for all patients who need them the…

Outbreak

In Morocco: Swine Flu Outbreak Kills 9

Swine influenza is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3. Zoonotic swine flu The Swine flu was initially in humans in Mexico in 2009,…