Prostate cancer biopsies can be avoided with MRI scan: Lancet

Prostate cancer biopsies can be avoided with MRI scan: Lancet

London, Jan 20 (IANS) Giving men, suspected of having prostate cancer, an MRI scan may improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, researchers have shown.



Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk: Study

Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk: Study

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Is your kid suffering from asthma? If yes, he or she may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, researchers have warned.

Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly

Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found.

Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs

Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs

New York, Jan 19 (IANS) A combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity -- such as brisk walking or jogging -- every week may help mitigate the side-effects of hormone-therapy drugs that significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in post-menopausal survivors, shows a recent study.

A blood test may predict outcome for Ebola patients

A blood test may predict outcome for Ebola patients

London, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection.

Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study

Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study

London, Jan 19 (IANS) Women from low socio-economic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, research shows.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial "brown" or "good" fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes.

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Fungal infections that are often poorly diagnosed worldwide causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, resulting in 1.5 million deaths a year, according to a study.

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