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Family history may not impact breast cancer survival odds

LONDON: In younger women with breast cancer, having a family history of the disease may not worsen their survival odds, a new study suggests. These results should reassure younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, study co-author Dr. Ramsey Cutress, a researcher at the University of …

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Vitamin B3 reduces risk of skin cancer

MIAMI: A certain type of vitamin B3 may help reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent, according to research released Wednesday ahead of a major US cancer conference. Known as nicotinamide, the vitamin supplement was shown to enhance DNA repair and restore …

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Sick in winter but healthy in summer? Blame your genes

PARIS: Nearly a quarter of our genes change how active they are according to the season, which may explain why people are more prone to illness in winter rather than summer, scientists said Tuesday. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers …

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Five more polio cases detected

ISLAMABAD: Five more polio cases have been detected in Pakistan today, bringing total number of countrywide affected children to 127 this year. According to National Institute of Health, all five cases of polio were reported from Khyber Agency.-uns

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Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

NEW YORK: Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say. “At the end of life, we should feel comfortable providing whatever necessary to control pain,” said Joel Hyatt, assistant regional director at Kaiser …

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Neuroscientists say it’s possible to overwrite bad memories

TOKYO : Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists from Japan and the United States have found. The discovery of the mechanism behind the process helps to explain the power of …

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UN vows central role in ‘War on Ebola Epidemic’

MONROVIA: The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a “strong role” in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control. Liberia has been particularly hard hit by the …

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Scientists say diabetes could be cured

ISLAMABAD-UNS : Scientists say diabetes could be cured after compelling evidence revealed that juvenile-onset or type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes are both caused by the formation of toxic clumps of a hormone called amylin, stopping the cells producing insulin. Professor Garth Cooper, from The University …

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117th polio virus case detected in Pakistan

UNS REPORT KHYBER AGENCY-: Another poliovirus case was confirmed in the country on Tuesday, raising the total number of the cases to 117. A 16-month-old baby girl, Laiba, was confirmed as a polio victim here today. As many as 85 poliovirus cases have been confirmed …

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SAYS-Trauma Link first responder training held in Dhaka

By Rakibul Hasan DHAKA- UNS: Number of dedicated youth enthusiasts participated ‘SAYS-Trauma Link Community First Responder Training Program’, jointly organized by region’s strong youth network, South Asian Youth Society (SAYS) and Trauma link Harvard Medical School at Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Centre, Dhaka as part …

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