A large published study reported that there is a small but significant risk of breast cancer associated with regular use of hormonal birth control pills . The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine , Most researchers believed that the risk of these cancers had been lowered with the use of low estrogen containing pills which are the norm now.
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The roll-out of a new National Health Policy, enactment of a mental health care law and the launch of a strengthened immunization programme stood out for the Health Ministry in 2017.
The nod to the draft National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, by the Cabinet, towards the end of the year, despite opposition from some quarters, came as a shot in the arm for the health ministry.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection, a mosquito-borne disease reported in the Americas in 2013, leaves about one quarter of those infected with persistent arthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The joint symptoms, however, do not appear to be associated with persistent infection, suggesting it is safe to treat patients with regimens used for other types of inflammatory arthritis.
New research reported in the journal Cancer Cell, reported that scientists have discovered a protein mTOR that stimulates the production of lipids in liver tumours to satisfy the increased nutrient turnover and energy needs of cancer cells among other functions.
Modern twin studies have shown how cells adapt to stressors — like water loss — by reprogramming their internal signaling networks. The studies describe mechanisms that cells use to send signals between cellular machinery and avoid cell death. The drugs that enhance the adaptation mechanisms could help cells ward off multiple diseases, including type 2 diabetes, studies published in Cell Reports and Molecular Cell suggests.
A new study published in the journal Heart Rhythm suggests that shocks from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are quick and can be life-saving, but can also hurt patients' quality of life and peace of mind for months afterward, whether delivered appropriately or inappropriately.
The research suggests, When proper safety precautions are implemented, intravitreous chemotherapy injections into eyes with retinoblastoma are unlikely to trigger extraocular extension of tumor events. The study was appeared in the JAMA Ophthalmology
Researchers found that tooth loss is linked to slower walking speed and poorer memory function in older people.The research team from University College London (UCL) in the UK analyzed data from over 3,100 adults aged 60 and over living in England. The study was published in the American Geriatrics Society.
A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world's poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years.
More than one billion people were treated in 2016 for painful infections, such as sleeping sickness and elephantiasis, as increased funding, drug donations and political will helped health workers reach patients in remote areas, it said.
According to the USC researchers reports, the fake social media accounts for the health hazards. These social medias already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a new study shows these automated accounts are even more dangerous — they can be bad for your health. Researchers focused on how these bots promoted the notion that using electronic cigarettes helps people stop smoking, a conclusion not definitively supported by research.
A new study of epigenetic changes in the body's hormone-based stress system, published in the journal EBioMedicine, has shown that stress-related changes in the CRH gene are linked to both serious suicide attempts in adults and psychiatric illness in adolescents.