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Not all cancers need immediate treatment

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it’s a prostate tumor. Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the US are. They can treat it right away or monitor with periodic tests and treat later if it worsens or causes symptoms. Now, long-term results are in from one of the few studies comparing these options in men with tumors confined to the prostate. After 20 years, death rates were roughly similar for those who had…

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE 

Heartburn drugs can lead to early death, study says

At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open. This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular brands of prescription-strength drugs. The drugs, known as PPIs, suppress excess acid in the stomach. Generally, prescription formulas are taken by patients with severe conditions for long periods, while lower-dose over-the-counter formulas are approved for only short-term use by the US Food and Drug Administration. The researchers note that their study does…

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE 

Diet diary: From Brazil, a nut high in healthy fats and proteins

Like most nuts, Brazil nuts are high in healthy fats, proteins, micronutrients and fibre. Brazil nuts are so high in selenium: 6-8 Brazil nuts contain about 544 mcg of selenium as against 100 gms of almonds which contain only about 2.5 mcg of selenium. Nut consumption has been associated with several health benefits, such as it being an antioxidant, cardioprotective, anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity and anti-diabetic benefits, among other functional properties. While the commonly consumed ones are almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios and pine nuts, yet another nut — Brazil Nut…

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FUN FACTS HEALTH & LIFESTYLE 

Drinking Tea Changes Women’s Genes, But Not Men’s

If the weight of the world is getting on top of you, there’s nothing more relaxing than settling down with a good brew. That is, if you’re a man. This devastating news comes as a new study has revealed tea consumption can lead to epigenetic changes in the human gene – that can cause disease – but only in the female population. Great. It is well known that environmental and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, poor diet and exposure to chemicals and pollution, can cause cancer and other chronic diseases….

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE 

Read What Sitting Down All Day Does To Your Body

We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sat down – and that’s not taking into account the eight hours we spend lying down, asleep. You might be sat there thinking ‘not me’, but when you break your day down into time spent commuting, sitting at work, commuting back home again and sitting down to binge-watch Netflix of an evening, it’s easy to see how we manage it. But our bodies aren’t designed for such lazy living, they’re designed to move. “We can see this from the way our…

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Doctors To Cure Diabetes With A Bio-Engineered Pancreas Implant?

Science is always looking for more advanced medical treatments, unfortunately even the most forward thinking measures can have a limited effect genetic conditions. That’s why it’s amazing that scientists have now developed a breakthrough that could in the near future eliminate at least one common medical condition plaguing humanity. Researchers at the University of Miami’s Diabetic Research Institute have managed to bio-hack a diabetic patient’s body in such a way that she never has to receive an insulin shot ever again. The unnamed patient suffers from a variant of Type…

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45 की उम्र में बनाई शानदार बॉडी,वह भी सिर्फ 12 हफ्तों

वॉरिंग्टन, इंग्लैंड के रहने वाले बेन जैक्सन ने साबित कर दिखाया है कि किसी भी उम्र में शुरुआत कर अच्छी बॉडी बनाई जा सकती है और सेहतमंद हुआ जा सकता है।

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