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Tumours make their own blood vessels

Tumours make their own blood vessels

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A new study has revealed that tumours don’t rely on their host’s blood vessels for nourishment because they can make their own blood vessels. The findings offer an explanation for why a class of drug once heralded as a game-changer in cancer treatment is proving less effective than had been hoped. In both studies,... 

Get fit with Lara

Get fit with Lara

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Lara Dutta is the latest to join her contemporaries and launch her own fitness DVD H.E.A.L With Lara. The leggy actress talks about her new venture, the secret of her svelte figure and her upcoming flick Don 2. You have come up with a fitness DVD. How will it help people to be fit? It is called Yoga – Recovery And Rejuvenation.... 

Bereavement ‘raises risk of dangerous heart changes’

Bereavement ‘raises risk of dangerous heart changes’

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Recently-bereaved people have heart rhythm changes which may make some of them more vulnerable to health problems, say researchers. The University of Sydney study, released at a US heart conference, monitored the hearts of 78 bereaved spouses and parents. They beat faster on average than unaffected volunteers, with more common... 

Hearing loss linked to passive smoking

Hearing loss linked to passive smoking

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People who are exposed to the second-hand smoke from others’ cigarettes are at increased risk of hearing loss, experts believe. Doctors already know that people who smoke can damage their hearing. The latest study in the journal Tobacco Control, involving more than 3,000 US adults, suggests the same is true of passive... 

Fat cell hope for heart attacks

Fat cell hope for heart attacks

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Fat cells taken from the waistline could hold promise in treating heart attacks, say researchers. A pilot study on 14 patients in the Netherlands and Spain found that stem cells extracted from fat and delivered to the heart appeared to boost heart function after a heart attack. Doctors now plan to extend the study to over 300... 

Aerobics help improve sleep, mood

Aerobics help improve sleep, mood

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Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a new study. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise on middle-aged and older adults with a diagnosis of insomnia. About 50 per cent of people in these age groups complain of chronic insomnia symptoms. The study is... 

Clue to how some ‘control’ their HIV without medication

Clue to how some ‘control’ their HIV without medication

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Tiny changes to an “alarm” protein which responds to infections may explain why some with HIV can control their condition without drugs. Around one in 300 people with HIV are “controllers”, and scientists want to replicate how their bodies behave. Writing in Science, US researchers say differences in... 

Vitamin E linked to increased risk of some strokes

Vitamin E linked to increased risk of some strokes

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aking vitamin E could slightly increase the risk of a particular type of stroke, a study says. The British Medical Journal study found that for every 1,250 people there is the chance of one extra haemorrhagic stroke – bleeding in the brain. Researchers from France, Germany and the US studied nine previous trials and nearly... 

Tangy fruits help stay slim

Tangy fruits help stay slim

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New Delhi: Munching on tangy fruits can help you stay slim, reveals a new study. The study conducted on mice showed that the juice of the blood orange stopped them from piling on weight when fed a high-fat diet. However, those fed with sweeter oranges gained significant amounts of fat. The research team from University of... 

Breast density linked to breast cancer risk

Breast density linked to breast cancer risk

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London: A new study has found that women with dense breasts and no lobular involution are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer than those with non-dense breasts and complete involution. Apart from age, family history, and age at menarche, two additional factors associated with breast cancer risk include mammographic... 

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