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Cancer patients face higher risk of painful skin condition

Cancer patients face higher risk of painful skin condition

New York, Patients suffering from cancer and those treated with chemotherapy may be at 40 per cent increased risk of developing shingles, compared with those not having cancer, finds a new study. Shingles (herpes zoster) — marked by painful rashes and skin blisters — is caused by the varicella zoster[Read More…]

Poor sleep may predict Alzheimer's risk in elderly

Poor sleep may predict Alzheimer’s risk in elderly

New York: Poor sleep quality may signal the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, a study suggests. People with Alzheimer’s tend to wake up tired and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. However, the reason was not fully understood. The study, led[Read More…]

Biomarkers to aid diagnosis of irregular heart beat identified

Biomarkers to aid diagnosis of irregular heart beat identified

London, Researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a irregular heart beat condition that raises the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting over 30 million people worldwide. But it is often detected only after someone has had[Read More…]

This primrose plant compound could combat eye cancer

This primrose plant compound could combat eye cancer

New York: A compound extracted from the Christmas berry primrose plant could be effective in slowing down the spread of eye cancer, suggests a study. Uveal melanoma (UM) is cancer (melanoma) of the eye involving the iris, ciliary body, or choroid (collectively referred to as the uvea). The compound, dubbed[Read More…]

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