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VR therapy helps ease fear of heights: Study

People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday.   A specialised team that included psychologists and IT experts put ...

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New study finds e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease

Did you know! E-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes do.   The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions, claims new study.  It revealed that smokers of e-cigarettes experienced the same, if not ...

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New protein discovered linked to breast cancer growth

A sticky protien found outside cells may be the reason behind breast cancer growth.   A new study has uncovered that the protein called fibronectin promotes the activity of estrogen in breast cancer cells. The study “Fibronectin rescues estrogen receptor ...

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New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the offing

Scientists have devised a method to deliver genetic material to treat damaged kidney cells in mice, an advance that may lead to a gene therapy to cure the potentially fatal chronic kidney disease (CDK) in humans.   Researchers, including those ...

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Nasim for reducing drugs prices

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Saturday urged the pharmaceutical companies to reduce the prices of drugs so that common people of the country can afford it.   “I am requesting to the owners of the pharmaceutical companies ...

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Innovating virtual surgeon wins NHS70 Parliamentary Award

Professor Shafi Ahmed from The Royal London Hospital and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, has won a prestigious award to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. Nominated by Rushanara Ali, MP for ...

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Zika virus may cause miscarriages, stillbirths without any symptoms

Pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that do not show any symptoms may be a common but unrecognised cause of miscarriages and stillbirths, raising concerns that the complications could be more common than currently thought, researchers say. The findings showed ...

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Too much salt in diet linked to increased mortality risk: Study

Consuming a diet high in sodium may lead to heart diseases, and increase the risk of early death, a study warns.  The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, was carried on nearly 3,000 individuals with pre-hypertension or high ...

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New type of small-cell lung cancer identified by researchers

Researchers have identified a new kind of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) that may pave the way for developing personalised medicine approaches to target this previously unnoticed form of the disease.   According to the researchers, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery enable ...

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Viruses most common cause of meningitis in adults: Study

Viruses are the most common cause of meningitis in adults and a cause of substantial long-term ill health, a study has found.   The study conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health studied ...

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