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‘Ovarian tissue freezing’ may provide hope for fertility treatment

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Jul 18

Ovarian tissue freezing can be an alternative method to promote fertility, especially in women who cannot undergo egg freezing due to cancer or other medical reasons, researchers say. The procedure which is still considered experimental involves removal and freezing of ovarian tissue for later use.


The procedure which is still considered experimental involves removal and freezing of ovarian tissue for later use. The study, published in the journal Reproductive Sciences, showed that ovarian tissue freezing helped nearly four out of 10 (37.7 per cent) women to have children later...

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This new insulin pill could make diabetes treatment ‘painless’

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Jul 15

Insulin has been successfully encapsulated using Cholestosomes that can be administered orally with tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without injecting.
US scientists have developed an oral method of administering insulin that can be a less painful alternative to millions of people worldwide with diabetes who have to inject themselves with the drug to manage their blood-sugar levels.
The team has successfully encapsulated insulin using Cholestosomes – a neutral, lipid-based particle – that can be administered orally with tiny vesicles that can...

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Iron deficiency may raise heart disease risk

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Jul 14

Recent research suggests that iron may have a protective effect against heart disease. These promising findings could pave the way for new treatments.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among people in the United States, responsible for approximately 610,000 deaths each year.

A team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London, both in the United Kingdom, set out to examine the link between levels of iron in the body and the risk of developing the most common type of CVD: coronary artery disease (CAD).

The findings were...

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New Dissolvable Device Reduce Chances of Scars After Intestinal Surgery

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Jul 11

Closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines is a real challenge for most surgeons. If the process goes awry, there can be serious consequences for patients, including bowel perforations or a hernia at the incision site. Often, repairing these complications requires additional surgeries.
Unsatisfied with the existing tools to help prevent these poor outcomes, Dr. Spector turned to his long-time collaborator Dr. David Putnam, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell University, who works at the Ithaca campus.
'A compound made up of polyethylene gly...

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Sinus Infections: Treatments & Home Remedies

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Jul 06

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, can be easily mistaken for the very contagious common cold.

However, just because the symptoms of sinus infections and colds are very similar does not mean that all sinus infections are as contagious as the common cold.

Whether or not a sinus infection is contagious will vary depending on the cause.

What is a sinus infection?

The sinuses are hollow cavities in the cheeks, on either side of the nose, behind the nose, and in the forehead.

These areas are normally filled with air and surrounded by a ...

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Ayurveda Explains Why You Should not Stand and Drink Water

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Jul 04

More than two thirds of the weight of the human body is made up of water. It is essential to keep the body hydrated, and enable waste to move out of the body and improve blood circulation.

It maintains spinal and cognitive health. Every day, our body loses significant amount of water. Water must be consumed in such a manner that our body is able to absorb every ounce of it. By chugging water down, we disallow our body to absorb the maximum benefits required for replenishing the system. The way one drinks water is a science that must be practiced to allow the body to thrive. The way ...

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Coming Soon: New flu patch could provide alternative to needle

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Jul 03

 

Scientists have developed vaccine patches that could allow people to painlessly immunise themselves.

People with a fear of needles could be about to get a pain-free alternative to the traditional flu jab.

Scientists in the US have developed a patch with microneedles containing a vaccine which would allow patients to immunise themselves.

The tiny needles in the patch are painlessly embedded into the skin and are dissolved by the body's moisture.The patches, which do not need refrigeration, can then be peeled away after 20 minutes, the researchers say.

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Combating chronic kidney disease with exercise

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Jun 30

Study finds that specially designed program improves blood vessel health

A research team is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. The team had patients engage in a specially designed exercise program and found that it improved their blood vessel health and exercise capacity.

A University of Delaware research team in the College of Health Sciences is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise.

Dave Edwards, professor in UD's Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, received a National Institutes of Health grant to investigate whether...

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A new Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D

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Jun 28

A new microscope could provide accurate real-time results during cancer-removal surgeries, potentially eliminating the 20 to 40 percent of women who have to undergo multiple lumpectomy surgeries because cancerous breast tissue is missed the first time around.

When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible.

But currently there's no reliable way to determine during surgery whether the excised tissue is completely cancer-free at its margins -- the proof tha...

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Prolonged Sitting May Lead to Premature Death

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Jun 27

Sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest perpetrators of lifestyle ailments in today's world. With more and more hours spent glued to our workstations, most of us are leading an alarmingly inactive life. The ill effects of prolonged sitting have long been highlighted by experts from all over. While some link it with obesity, others have tied it with risks of developing hypertension, heart ailments and even premature death.

The World Health Organisation recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-rigorous level of physical activity for an average adult. Many experts also consider...

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