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Researchers find link between high doses of vitamin B and lung cancer risk

Researchers find link between high doses of vitamin B and lung cancer risk

Vitamin B provides protection against diseases but it is a “double-edged sword” as taking this vitamin in high doses may increase risk of lung cancer, according to a new study. Various researches have proved the health benefits of Vitamin B6 and B12, but the new study of more than 77,000 Americans revealed a link between its high doses and lung cancer. However, the risk was found only among men, not women.

Eye test may forecast Alzheimer’s risk Two decades before symptoms emerge

Eye test may forecast Alzheimer’s risk Two decades before symptoms emerge

A new study by a team of American researchers claims that an eye test can predict the devastating Alzheimer's disease as many as twenty years before its symptoms emergence. Led by Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said that their study suggested that a person’s retina might serve as a trustworthy source for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

After making a comparison between their results and brain scans, they found that the eye test was as successful at detecting those with double the quantity of plaque build-up in their brains.

Ironwood Pharma’s gout drug gets FDA’s approval

Ironwood Pharma’s gout drug gets FDA’s approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ironwood Pharmaceuticals oral drug to treat a condition characterized by too much uric acid in blood in patients with gout.

Duzallo is a fixed-dose oral combination of lesinurad and allopurinol that is used to treat hyperuricemia in gout patients for whom target serum uric acid levels haven’t been achieved with only allopurinol.

AAP releases new guidelines for screening & treating high BP among Children

AAP releases new guidelines for screening & treating high BP among Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday released new guidelines in order to make it easier and more straightforward for healthcare providers to identify and manage high blood pressure (BP) in children.

The new guidelines, which aim to shed new light on defining normal and high BP in children and teens, mark the first update on the subject in more than a dozen years.

Tesla’s battery strategy to drive strong margins on Model 3

Tesla’s battery strategy to drive strong margins on Model 3

In wake of Model 3 e-car’s official launch in late July, Tesla’s recently held Q2 earnings call indicated that the new sedan could garner gross margins of up to 25 per cent at some point in 2018. The estimated margin of up to 25 per cent is quite impressive, considering that margins on the company’s luxury Model S and Model X also stand at the same levels; while rivals auto giants like general Motors and Ford are getting margins of under 15 per cent.

There are quite a few possible explanations for how Tesla is able to project such thick margins on this new product.

FDA approves Pfizer's new blood cancer drug

FDA approves Pfizer's new blood cancer drug

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for a new Pfizer medicine for use against a rare form of blood cancer, albeit with a boxed warning.

The FDA said Pfizer’s Besponsa medicine can be used to cure patients suffering a kind of advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare kind of blood cancer. By this stage, life expectancy for the patient declines to a very low level.

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A special mixture of good bacteria can protect newborns from deadly infection

A special mixture of good bacteria can protect newborns from deadly infection

A team of scientists at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Public Health claimed to have found a really inexpensive treatment capable of saving thousands of newborns each year.

Led by Prof. Pinaki Panigrahi, the researchers determined that a specific mixture of good bacteria in the body can reduce the incidence of sepsis in newborns. They reached the conclusion after the special mixture slashed the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 per cent at a cost of just $1 per infant.

Perseid meteor shower to peak this Friday night & early Saturday morning

Perseid meteor shower to peak this Friday night & early Saturday morning

The eagerly-awaited annual Perseid meteor shower is all set to reach its peak late Friday night and early Saturday morning, NASA has reiterated.

NASA astronomers have estimated that this year’s Perseid meteor shower will generate nearly 40 to 50 shooting stars streaking across the night sky each hour during its peak.

While usual rates for the Perseid meteor shower are roughly 80 shooting stars per hour, in outburst years like that of last year, the rate jumped to 150 to 200 meteors each hour during the peak.

Marijuana use increases blood pressure-related death risk: Study

Marijuana use increases blood pressure-related death risk: Study

Marijuana users who smoke the controversial recreational drug face a three-fold greater risk of dying from high blood pressure or hypertension than non-users of the drug, according to a new study.

A team of American researchers conducted a retrospective follow-up research involving 1,213 individuals aged 20 or above who had participated in an ongoing National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey in 2005–2006.

The average duration of use of the drug, which is also called cannabis, was 11.5 years.

Vitamin B3 can help prevent certain types of complex birth defects: Research

Vitamin B3 can help prevent certain types of complex birth defects: Research

An additional dose of vitamin B3 can play a crucial role in preventing certain types of complex birth defects, a new study showed.

Vitamin B3 compensate for defects in the body’s capability to build a molecule, known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which has been linked to healthy fetal development in humans.

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