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Colon cancer among milennials on the rise: study

Rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged adults in the United States but doctors have yet to pinpoint why, researchers said Tuesday. The study did not uncover a reason for the change. Experts say colon and rectal cancer can be inherited and can also be influenced by the high-fat,

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New tablet device developed to assist heart failure patients

Scientists have developed a novel tablet device to help heart failure patients manage their disease by monitoring symptoms and drug dosage. Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden developed OPTILOGG, a pre-programmed tablet attached to a weighing scale that provides heart failure education, registers body weight and symptoms and manages diuretics dosage. If the tool detects

Must develop vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS infection, says NACO

With the fear of HIV/AIDS cases resurfacing in future, the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has said that a vaccine for the deadly infection is imperative. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS and Indian scientists are actively engaged in developing vaccines against the virus. “Despite the programme advancement, vaccine will remain important. You

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Researchers find antibody to kill cancer cells

Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the immune system`s ability to fight cancer and decreases tumour growth. In a study published in the journal Science Immunology, the researchers reported that the antibody decreased tumour growth in models of melanoma (skin cancer), glioblastoma

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