A New Combination Therapy Can Improve Survival Rate in Brain Cancer Patients

17-04-2017

Highlights Experts have found a novel combination of drugs and chemotherapy The combination can benefit patients of brain cancer It may help increase their rate of survival Experts at Duke University, America have arrived at a novel combination of drugs and chemotherapy that can be of specific benefit to brain cancer patients. High-dose chemotherapy when combined with vaccines may help improve the rate of survival in patients suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma (GBM). For the study, experts studied 11 brain cancer patients who were on a combination therapy of a vaccine along with a high-dose chemotherapy

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Yoga For Thyroid: 6 Poses to Help You Lead a Better Life
March 4, 2017

Highlights Thyroid disease is a medical condition which affects the thyroid gland Meditation can help in relieving a lot of issues associated with thyroid Yoga asanas are good for both hypo and hyperthyroid Thyroid disease is a medical condition which affects the function of thyroid gland. There are mainly two types of

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Why Are Doctors Failing to Notice Early Warning Signs of Heart Attack?
March 2, 2017

Heart attacks occur when the flow of oxygen-rich blood does not reach the sections of the heart. If the blood flow is not restored the heart begins to die. A heart attack often occurs as a result of coronary heart disease. Another cause of heart attack is severe tightening of the arteries. Symptoms include breakout of cold sweat, feeling tired for

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Self-Injury Awareness Day: 5 Common Reasons That Lead to Self-Harm
March 2, 2017

Highlights First March marks Self-Injury Awareness Day The initiate draws attention to the high cases of self-injury and harm There are various reasons that can lead to self-harm One may wonder why would someone harm themselves by inflicting pain. Our lives are precious and we should value and love every part of it. But then

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Down Syndrome: The Causes and Symptoms of This Genetic Disorder
March 2, 2017

Highlights Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs before birth It is caused by an extra copy of genetic material on the 21st chromosome Down Syndrome is named after English physician John Langdon Down The recent news of the Supreme Court's denial to a Maharashtra woman to abort her 26-week-old foetus has sparked

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Flu Medication for Pregnant Women Do Not Cause Harm to Unborn Babies
March 1, 2017

It is a mother's responsibility to protect and nourish the fetus in her womb. A mother would go places for giving her baby a healthy life. The embryo growing inside the mother's womb gets its nourishment from her blood through the placenta. It is a cord which connects the embryo with the naval of the fetus, and as such whatever the mother consumes

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70 grams of walnuts a day can boost sperm quality, says study!
March 1, 2017

New Delhi: Walnuts can easily be called the 'king' of the nut brigade, thanks to the numerous health benefits they offer. A member of the tree-nut family, walnuts provide more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.

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