Doctors cure prostate cancer by blasting tumours with testosterone

Doctors from John Hopkins University cured a man’s advanced cancer by shocking tumours with huge amount of testosterone. The result, which could revolutionise the cancer treatment, has been described as unexpected and exciting because most prostate cancer therapies work by depriving the amount of testosterone, Telegraph reported. For decades men[Read More…]

Magic mushroom eases anxiety and depression in cancer patients

A team of researchers have found that Psilocybin- a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms- eases the depression and soothes the anxiety in patient with life-threatening cancer. In a research report published Thursday in the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers reported that trial subjects who[Read More…]

New HIV cure on the brink after monkey study

Scientists may have found a way to suppress an HIV-like infection in monkeys, without the need for ongoing drug therapy. The researchers added antibody therapy to standard drug treatment given to macaque monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). After three months, the animals were taken off the drugs, but[Read More…]

One fifth of USA legalises recreational marijuana

In a changing attitude, voters in California, Nevada and Massachusetts have endorsed the recreational use of marijuana in state-wide polls. The votes, which took place alongside the presidential election, legalise the growth and consumption of cannabis for those over the age of 21. Leading up to the election, recreational marijuana[Read More…]

1800 schools in Delhi shut due to smog

Around 1800 primary schools in New Delhi have been shut on Saturday, as the national capital’s pollution level becomes more harmful. The decision affects around 9 lakh children studying at schools run by the municipality. “All municipal schools under the three corporations will be closed on Saturday due to the[Read More…]

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