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Start talking about andropause, prostate cancer: Experts

The doctors mentioned that enlargement of prostate is a normal physiological process and usually starts after 40 years. But at times it creates problems and becomes cancerous. Kolkata: With the rapidly increasing incidence of prostate cancer in India, which is set to double by 2020, everyone needs to start talking …

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Novel freeze-dried vaccine could spell end of polio

When tested in mice, the novel vaccine offered full protection against the polio virus, the researchers said. New York: A novel polio vaccine that does not require refrigeration could someday be used all over the world to deliver the final blow to the contagious disease that mainly affects children under …

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This common drug may cause liver failure

The research examined: acetaminophen or paracetamol is a common pain reliever that itself is the culprit of liver damage. Washington D.C: Turns out, acetaminophen, a common pain reliever, is the leading cause of acute liver failure. In the liver, acetaminophen is converted into a new compound that covalently binds to …

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Biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems

For the study, the research team pooled information from 31,877 participants with an average age of 60 years from six cohort studies. New York: Researchers have found that a commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, published in …

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Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

In low and middle-income countries like India, where malnutrition is still not a completely solved problem, there has been a sharp increase in lifestyle disorders. “Finding a cure is always less lucrative than finding a treatment.” As science and technology grow at an exponential pace, it is pretty obvious that …

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