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BEIJING: Chinese researchers have developed two new medicines that may prolong the lives of lung cancer patients, the China Daily reported on Friday. Researchers from the Shanghai Chest Hospital conducted clinical trials showing that using a small molecular, multi-targeted drug, called anlotinib hydrochloride, can inhibit the growth of tumors and…

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UNITED NATIONS, United States: Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in less-developed countries, especially in countries that are conflict-ridden or with weak institutions, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in a new report. The report revealed that babies born in these places are 50…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The risk of a heart attack may be increased six-fold within the first week after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection, a new study said lastg week. Researchers in Canada looked at nearly 20,000 Ontario adult cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection from 2009 to 2014 and identified 332 patients…

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SYDNEY: Australian researchers said on Friday they have helped develop a new blood test for the early detection of eight common cancers, in a move that could diagnose tumors before they spread and increase patients’ chances of survival. Jeanne Tie and Peter Gibbs, professors from Australia’s Walter and Eliza Hall…

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CANBERRA: Climate change is driving a collapse of the marine food chain, an Australian study published by the University of Adelaide on Wednesday has found. The study found that rising ocean temperatures was reducing the flow of energy from algae at the bottom of the chain to herbivores or predators,…

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Tuberculosis patients may have a quicker way to recover. A new study on mice and tissue cultures suggested that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it took these drugs to eradicate this pathogen. The study was published on Thursday in the US journal of…

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SYDNEY: Australian researchers have uncovered a drug that has the potential to reverse the negative effects of maternal obesity. The drug, known as NMN, increases energy metabolism and could provide the same benefits as exercise in the fight against obesity in children born to overweight mothers. Scientists at the University…

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SYDNEY: An Australian-led international study has pinpointed more than 100 genetic risk factors that explain why some people suffer from asthma, hay fever and eczema. The study is touted as the first of its kind “designed specifically to find genetic risk factors that are shared among the three most common…

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CANBERRA: Age-friendly workplaces and allowing employees to retire voluntarily contribute to longer careers and better overall health of retirees, according to Australian researchers who undertook a study of older Australians in the workplace. Using data from a decade-long national survey of 1,700 people aged between 45 and 64, medical doctor…

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CHICAGO: A key difference between the way immune cells attack bacteria and the way antibiotics do may provide a roadmap for combating the rising threat of drug-resistant pathogens. Researchers of the University of Michigan (UM), in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University, have discovered that while drugs typically attack a…

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