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Experimental vaccine eliminates HPV infection: Study

Experimental vaccine eliminates HPV infection: Study

New York: A new experimental immune-based vaccine has cleared human papillomavirus (HPV) in a third of women with cervical cancer precursors, according to clinical trial results. The therapeutic vaccine, called Tipapkinogen Sovacivec (TS), injects a specific protein that triggers an immune system response to attack high-risk HPV types that cause[Read More…]

Artificial Intelligence can help treat brain tumours, finds a study

Artificial Intelligence can help treat brain tumours, finds a study

London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based (AI) method for analysis of brain tumours, paving the way for individualised treatment of tumours. According to the study, published in The Lancet Oncology, AI machine learning methods, carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are more reliable and precise than established[Read More…]

Hearing loss before 50 may raise drug abuse risk

Hearing loss before 50 may raise drug abuse risk

New York: People below 50 years who suffer from hearing loss are more likely to misuse opioids, alcohol and other drugs than their peers who have no such disorder, say researchers. The findings showed adults under 35 years with a hearing loss were 2.5 times more likely to have a[Read More…]

Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk: Study

Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk: Study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast[Read More…]

Human brain cells develop throughout life: Study

Human brain cells develop throughout life: Study

London: Human beings keep making new brain cells throughout their lives, even into the 90s, a finding that may pave the way to treatments for Alzheimer’s disease — linked to a loss in brain cells, according to a study. Scientists had earlier thought that most of our neurons — brain[Read More…]

Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Toronto: Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, categorised people into three groups — heterosexual men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men —[Read More…]

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