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Pen-sized microscope to efficiently see cancer cells

Pen-sized microscope to efficiently see cancer cells

Washington: A hand-held, miniature microscope roughly the size of a pen can allow surgeons to "see" at a cellular level in the operating room and determine where to stop cutting the tumour to kill only cancerous cells and protect healthy cells. The new technology, developed by mechanical engineers at the University of Washington in collaboration […]

Decoded: How key defence protein triggers cancer

Decoded: How key defence protein triggers cancer

London: A team of Swiss and Russian scientists has decoded how a defence protein that fights viral infections in our body takes advantage of a weakness in our DNA replication process to induce mutations in our genome, leading to cancer. The defence protein called “APOBEC” is a useful yet dangerous, intrinsic cellular protein. The researchers […]

Breast milk can help take down superbugs

Breast milk can help take down superbugs

London,  A new study has revealed that a protein found in breast milk could help destroy the antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The research, carried out by the National Physical Laboratory and University College London, shows that the component lactoferrin destroys bacteria, fungi and viruses as soon as it touches them, the Independent reported. Many people in the […]

Oral sex can give you head, neck cancer

Oral sex can give you head, neck cancer

London: You may want to rethink before playing the body trumpet as a new study has revealed that oral sex can raise the risk for head and neck cancer by seven times. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine research shows a strong connection between the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be spread through oral sex, […]

Mum's brilliant parenting hack gets her baby to sleep in UNDER a minute

Mum's brilliant parenting hack gets her baby to sleep in UNDER a minute

Getting your baby to sleep, it's the age-old battle where it's often the parents who come off worse. Much is written about the dos and don'ts of settling your baby down, and it can be difficult to find an achievable method which works for you. So if sleep-deprivation and desperation has driven you to give […]

Most people who hit the gym have sex on their minds: Survey

Most people who hit the gym have sex on their minds: Survey

New York: Are you the one who joined the neighbourhood gym in the hope of a “hook up” and some real action between the sheets? You are not alone. According to a new survey, most of the people who hit the gym have sex on their minds. The findings revealed that while half of the […]

Cancer: Simple ways to reduce your risk

Cancer: Simple ways to reduce your risk

Anyone can get cancer, but you are more likely to get the disease as you get older. It is said that your chances of getting cancer increase after reaching 50 years of age or older, however, leading a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk. Here are a few ways to reduce your risk of […]

5 facts about cervical cancer you should know!

5 facts about cervical cancer you should know!

New Delhi: Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India, with approximately 1.32 lakh new cases of cervical cancer being diagnosed and about 74,000 deaths occurring annually, accounting for nearly one-third of cervical cancer deaths across the world. According to 'Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card' released by the Cervical Cancer-Free […]

Pre-pregnancy potato consumption may boost diabetes risk: Study

Pre-pregnancy potato consumption may boost diabetes risk: Study

Paris: Eating lots of potatoes -- especially chips or crisps -- is linked to a higher risk for women of developing a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, a study said Wednesday. So-called gestational diabetes can have long-term health consequences for both mother and child, including a higher chance of heart disease and other […]

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase body's visceral fat

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase body's visceral fat

Washington D.C.: A new research has found out that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day is associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk. Researchers from the American Heart Association showed that among middle-aged adults, there was a direct correlation between greater sweetened beverage consumption […]

Sexual health: The advantages of using contraception

Sexual health: The advantages of using contraception

New Delhi: The use of contraceptions, or lack thereof, has long since been a topic of constant debate. So much so, that most people, especially those from rural regions who lack proper knowledge about this practice, have become rather unsure of the what's, why's and how's. Although people may choose to use contraception for a […]

`Small` males have higher sex appeal

`Small` males have higher sex appeal

Washington D.C., A recent study has revealed that female burying beetles are more attracted to small partners because their chances of indulging in fights are less. The research conducted by the University of Exeter found that while small male beetles were more successful at attracting female mates to the breeding ground of an animal carcass […]

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