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Research Links Cigarette Smoking to over 48.5% Deaths caused by 12 Cancers

Research Links Cigarette Smoking to over 48.5% Deaths caused by 12 Cancers

In a rather disconcerting study, researchers from the American Cancer Society have brought forth the menace that smoking is. The study was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

In the study, the researchers studied data from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey, the Cancer Prevention Study III and the pooled contemporary cohort. They zeroed in on 346,000 deaths from 12 smoking-related cancers and concluded that nearly half, a substantial 48.5 percent, were attributable to cigarette smoking.

e-Dura Implant: A Step Forward in Paralysis Treatment

e-Dura Implant: A Step Forward in Paralysis Treatment

In a revolutionary development, scientists from Switzerland have come up with thin and stretchable silicon implant that can be directly applied to the surface of the spinal cord, to stimulate movement in the hind limbs in rats with spinal cord injuries.

Study Links Movement to Task Performance in ADHD Children

Study Links Movement to Task Performance in ADHD Children

In a rather interesting study, published on Thursday in the online journal Child Neuropsychology, researchers from the University of California, Davis MIND Institute, have established a link between the movements in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their task performance.

Corset Training: A Temporary Bid at Weight Loss

Corset Training: A Temporary Bid at Weight Loss

Slipping into one of those figure-enhancing corsets is every women’s dream. However, it is to be understood that the outcomes reaped by putting on this piece of garment are momentary and last only for as long as the garment is donned by them.

Dr. Andrew Miller, a plastic surgeon of Associates in Plastic Surgery in New York and New Jersey has contended that corset training does not remove fat cells and thus, causes no change in a person’s body shape. However, the surgeon said that this piece of clothing indirectly helps the person slim down.

New test can detect all viruses known to infect people

New test can detect all viruses known to infect people

On Thursday, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported that a new blood test can reveal a person’s entire virus history.

According to researchers, the $25 test known as VirScan can detect past exposure to more than 1,000 strains of viruses from 206 species. It works by detecting antibodies, highly specific proteins the immune system has made in response to viruses.

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Immunotherapy Likely to Replace Chemotherapy as Standard Treatment for Cancer

Immunotherapy Likely to Replace Chemotherapy as Standard Treatment for Cancer

Hailing Immunotherapy as the new treatment for advanced melanoma skin cancer, UK doctors presented the results of a trial, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in Chicago, this Sunday.

In the trial, 945 patients were administered doses of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), individually and as a combination. These two drugs have been approved by the US FDA for treating melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer, claiming lives of over 2,000 people in Britain every year.

Breastfeeding Linked to a 19% Lowered Risk of Leukaemia

Breastfeeding Linked to a 19% Lowered Risk of Leukaemia

A review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Paediatrics has established a link between Breastfeeding and lowering of risk of childhood leukaemia by claiming that babies who are breastfed for
6 months or more have a 19% lower risk of the blood cancer compared to babies who are given formula milk or who are breastfed for a shorter period of time.

Wearing Contact Lens Increases Risk of Infection and Inflammation: Study

Wearing Contact Lens Increases Risk of Infection and Inflammation: Study

Researchers through a recent study have found that wearing contact lenses can disrupt the delicate balance of microorganisms that live naturally on eye's surface.

Study researchers stated that compromising the balance of microorganisms can potentially cause serious infections among some users.

Researchers during the study found that wearing contact lenses on daily basis transfer bacteria from the skin to the eye, which could result in wearers suffering from inflammation and infections.

Military discovers more suspected Shipments of Live Anthrax

Military discovers more suspected Shipments of Live Anthrax

On Friday, the United States military announced that it has found more suspected shipments of live anthrax than earlier thought. The shipments are found both in the country and abroad. According to the military, sweeping review of practices has been ordered to inactivate the bacteria.

Researchers solve mystery behind cheese holes

Researchers solve mystery behind cheese holes

It has been found by Swiss researchers that why holes appear in cheese. They found that hay particles are the reason behind the phenomenon. Scientists controlled the number of holes by controlling the number of hay particles in milk used to make cheese. This mystery has been solved by scientists from the Agroscope Institute for Food Sciences and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Ripening process of cheese was observed by researchers for over a 130-day period. They used a new method based on computed tomography in order to study formation of holes.

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