Screenings can stop cancer in its tracks

Screenings can stop cancer in its tracks

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer—also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer—is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. But early screening measures can help stop cancer in its tracks. “Through screening with colonoscopy, colon polyps are found early and removed before they develop into colorectal cancer,” says Nicholas J. Agresti, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist at Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Gastroenterology, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia…

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3 in 5 babies not breastfed in first hour of life, says study

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in first hour of life, says study

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), around 78 million babies or three in every five are not breastfed within the first hour of the birth, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding. According to the report, newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive. Even a delay of a few hours…

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Being overweight tied to changes in young adults’ heart structure, function

Being overweight tied to changes in young adults’ heart structure, function

Even in early adulthood, being overweight is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart muscle damage that may set the stage for cardiovascular diseases later in life, a UK study suggests. Most previous research on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight adjusted for height – and cardiovascular events like heart attacks has focused on older adults   Researchers looked the relationship between BMI and routinely…

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1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

The Delhi-based medical research organization highlighted the number as a significant health burden. Experts say the study is the first to provide insight into the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders, including hearing impairment, epilepsy and learning disorders, across India. It was conducted in the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Goa in the South, and eastern Odisha. The five states are varied not only in terms of geography but in percentage of…

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Sikkim becomes first state to launch Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Sikkim becomes first state to launch Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Photo: Northeast Now 1 min read Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has been launched by the Department of Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare in Sikkim on Monday. Also read: Sikkim to become first state to launch cervical cancer vaccine It is a historical moment for the State as Sikkim is the first state to introduce HPV vaccines to protect girl child from nine years to 14 years from getting cervical cancer. It is informed…

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New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

Gallup recently announced that American smoking rates have hit an a record low of 16 percent. Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes deserve some of the credit. Nearly half a million Americans die each year of cigarettes. That is nearly three times more than the combined number of suicide, overdose and alcohol deaths, whose rise have generated headlines and been attributed to the decline in U.S. life expectancy. Cigarette smoking causes about one in every five deaths in the United States. It’s estimated 1 billion people worldwide will…

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Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists have discovered a new shape called scutoid while studying nature’s way of moulding tissue to form the skin, cavity linings and the building blocks of organs. The shape has five sides on one end and six on the other and a triangular surface on one of its longer edges. Scientists have referred to it as a twisted prism kind of shape that allows the tissue to mould around organs. Epithelial tissue, one of the…

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Priyanka Chopra signed opposite Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking; film to release in June, 2019

Priyanka Chopra signed opposite Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking; film to release in June, 2019

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood kitty is on an expansion spree. She will play the love interest of Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking. Priyanka Chopra. Image from Facebook/Bollywood World The role in Universal’s big-budget tentpole was one of the more highly coveted, and Priyanka beat out a slew of talent after a chemistry test with Pratt went extremely well, reports variety.com. Priyanka, who shot to fame in American showbiz with Quantico, is coming off the series’…

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Inside Talk: Pooja Hegde Unhappy With Her Team?

Inside Talk: Pooja Hegde Unhappy With Her Team?

Despite the fact the audiences have seen her already in three films, real stardom has engulfed dusky siren, Pooja Hegde, only after she donned that bikini acts in DJ Duvvada Jagannadham movie. Since then, she’s on a signing spree. Before signing NTR’s Aravinda Sametha, Mahesh’s film with Vamsi Paidipally and another one with Prabhas, actually Pooja picked up Bellamkonda Srinivas movie too. Many thought that she was aboard “Saksyam” after getting tempted by the high…

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Bengaluru Police warn against Kiki Challenge

Bengaluru Police warn against Kiki Challenge

Singer Drake’s new soundtrack “In My Feelings” has gone viral more without even an official video due to Shiggy/Kiki/InMyFeelings challenge. HIGHLIGHTS The Bengaluru police have taken to social media to warn citizens The Kiki Challenge is inspired by American rapper Drake’s latest song The police have decided to hold regular awareness campaigns to avoid incidents from happening The Bengaluru police have taken to social media to warn citizens of the city against taking up the…

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