Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs

Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs

New York, Jan 19 (IANS) A combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity -- such as brisk walking or jogging -- every week may help mitigate the side-effects of hormone-therapy drugs that significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in post-menopausal survivors, shows a recent study.



A blood test may predict outcome for Ebola patients

A blood test may predict outcome for Ebola patients

London, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection.

Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study

Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study

London, Jan 19 (IANS) Women from low socio-economic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, research shows.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial "brown" or "good" fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes.

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Fungal infections that are often poorly diagnosed worldwide causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, resulting in 1.5 million deaths a year, according to a study.

Proper maternal vitamins, good nurturing may boost kids IQ

Proper maternal vitamins, good nurturing may boost kids IQ

Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) Want your kids to be smarter with higher levels of intelligent quotient (IQ)?

Seeing others 'vape' may boost desire to smoke

Seeing others 'vape' may boost desire to smoke

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Watching someone smoke a vape pen -- the new generation e-cigarette -- may trigger an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke among teenagers, as similar as watching someone smoke a "combustible" tobacco cigarette, a new study has found.

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Maintaining high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing may increase brain function and boost memory -- the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease - in older adults, researchers say.

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