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A combination therapy can now treat brain cancer

A combination therapy can now treat brain cancer

A team of researchers has discovered a vaccine, combined with high-dose chemotherapy, for treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

According to researchers, vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival of glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), patients.

This Summer, keep sunburn at bay

This Summer, keep sunburn at bay

Summers are here and with the season, comes the vacay mode as guest.

But most of us don't like to welcome that guest and the reason is the nightmare of getting 'sunburn.'

Hence, Dr Alia Rizvi, dermatologist at Me Clinic- Masters Of Esthetics is here with some tips to keep these concerns at bay-

Tips to prevent sunburn:

1.Watch the clock. The sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can't stay indoors during that block of time, at least stick to shady spots.

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Can you secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

Can you secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

People, please be careful while setting fingerprint-based security systems of your cell phone, as a study suggests that similarities in partial fingerprints may be sufficient to trick biometric security systems on smartphones.

According to researchers, the vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that do not capture a user's full fingerprint. Instead, they scan and store partial fingerprints and many phones allow users to enroll several different fingers in their authentication system.

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study

US researchers have found an important diagnostic tool in which peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels.

The study appeared in the journal of The Anatomical Record.

Atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries, has long been seen as a strong indicator of coronary artery disease.

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research.

The report, prepared by University of North Carolina's Hendree E. Jones and colleagues, is an important step toward developing evidence-based recommendations for treatment of pregnant and parenting women with OUD and their children.

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Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients

Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients

A team of researchers may have just hit pay dirt with a new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer-glioblastoma.

The Duke University study found that a vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival for a small group of glioblastoma (GBM) patients.

Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess high risk situations, suggests study

Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess high risk situations, suggests study

Gambling addicts, beware!

A new study suggests that gambling addicts have a poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations.

The study was published in journal ' Translational Psychiatry'.

Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterised by excessive risk-taking despite negative results.

We noticed that gambling addicts also have higher levels of mood and anxiety disorders. Hence pleasure may not be the main goal, but rather an inability to properly recognize risk and adapt accordingly," said lead author Hidehiko Takahashi.

Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosis

Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosis

People with heart diseases can take a sigh of relief. Researchers have found a method to assess heart diseases which is within everyone's reach.

According to a new study, the scientists found that peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for ischemic cardiovascular disease, thus becoming an important diagnostic tool.

The study was published in the Anatomical Record.

Protect yourself from early onset of dengue

Protect yourself from early onset of dengue

Dengue, now a seasonal menace every year in India, has arrived rather early this time.

Cases are already being reported from different parts of Delhi-NCR in March and April itself, months before the monsoons.

The primary reason for this, according to experts, is construction work in different parts of the city and poor upkeep of overhead and curing tanks in residential areas.

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