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Juventus confirms Chiellini has torn knee muscle

Rome, April 24 (IANS) Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has a torn knee muscle and has begun therapy, the Italian club have confirmed. Chiellini, 33, is to undergo further examinations in the coming days, according to a statement on the club's official web site on Monday, which did not say how long his recovery might take, reports EFE news agency. Following the examinations, in...

3 days ago
Shawn Mendes undergoes therapy to cure anxiety

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes says he is undergoing therapy sessions to stay on top of his mental health issues. The 19-year-old pop star says he started struggling when he closed himself off from people in his life, but realised he had to open up and ask for help, reports thesun.co.uk In the latest episode of The Dan Wootton Interview podcast, Mendes said: I s...

4 days ago
Kenya's Kimetto looking to revive career at Vienna marathon

Nairobi, April 20 (IANS) Kenyan World record holder Dennis Kimetto says his injury problems are finally behind him and he is ready for his comeback in the Vienna Marathon on Sunday. Kimetto will however not be fighting to improve on his personal best time of 2:02:05 hours, reports Xinhua news agency. If the weather is good I want to run a good time. I think 2:07:00 to 2:08:00 wou...

4 days ago
Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK

London, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London, has ended. The former president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was speaking to the media in London and said the doctors told him that surgery will be done if the cancer reappears, Geo New...

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Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

New York, April 20 (IANS) Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job. The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting plasma cells, traditionally forces patients to suffer through a painful bone biops...

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Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show. Beta-thalassemia is a genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to produce a key component of hemoglobin -- a critical protein in red blood cells that carries oxyge...

6 days ago
Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide. Currently, HIV can be treated with anti-retroviral therapy, which merely prevents its progression to AIDS, but does not offer the cure. The researchers found that HIV virus blocks...

8 days ago
'Harry Potter' animator sees hope for homegrown comic books, animation in India

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) After working on the World War Z and the Harry Potter series as well as with the legendary Stan Lee, Indian comic artist and animator Roy Soumyadipta is set to launch his own comic book series, which he hopes to turn into a motion comic and then finally into an animated movie or TV entertainer. What's the scope of popularity for a new comic book series when con...

8 days ago
China's Sina Weibo reverses ban on 'homosexual' content

Beijing, April 16 (IANS) Sina Weibo, one of Chinas largest social media apps, has reversed a ban on online content related to homosexuality after an outcry from the countrys netizens, the media reported on Monday. On Friday, Sina Weibo said that for the next three months it would be removing comics and videos with pornographic implications, promoting bloody violence, or related to homose...

12 days ago
Gut wrenching, horrendous: Celebs condemn Kathua, Unnao rape cases

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Members of the Indian film fraternity have condemned two rape incidents -- in Kathua and Unnao -- which have sent shockwaves across the country. Celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar and Nimrat Kaur and have called it a gut wrenching, horrendous and disgusting act, for which they have demanded justice. The celebrities have demanded severe punishment for the...

13 days ago
Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease

New York, April 11 (IANS) Menopause, associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a study says. The study found that menopause transition is marked with a number of adverse health effects, including hot flashes and depression to vascular aging, which is typically seen ...

13 days ago
Indian adaptation of Israeli TV show 'Hostages' in pipeline

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller Hostages is in the pipeline, along with 'desi' versions of comedies La Famiglia and Honey Badgers. Aditya Birla Group's Applause Entertainment has taken the rights to three of Armoza Formats' scripted series, according to a company statement to IANS. We are most excited to be adapting these Armoz...

15 days ago
No high death risk for breast cancer patients from heart ailments: Study

London, April 9 (IANS) Contrary to earlier findings, German researchers have concluded that there is no higher risk of death from heart disease in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy or chemotherapy. In a largest cohort study evaluating data from almost 350,000 patients from the US cancer registries, the team found that the risk is no higher than it is among the average populat...

15 days ago
New biomarker helps identify cancer chemotherapy timing

New York, April 9 (IANS) In ray of hope for doctors to identify the tumour normalising period for effective timing of anti-cancer drug treatment, a team of researchers have discovered a new biomarker that can visualise the activity of blood vessels. Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, is essential for tumour growth. The team from Osaka University in Japan, in a pap...

15 days ago
Slow down ageing with simple habits

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ageing is a natural process that can't be stopped but you can try slowing down its effects from showing by drinking adequate water and using sunscreen every time you step out, suggest experts. Shubhika Jain, Founder of RAS Luxury Oils; Sham Kumar, Education Manager at Kiehl's India, and Chiranjiv Chhabra, Director and consultant dermatologist at Skin Alive Clini...

16 days ago
New immunotherapy for lung cancer may be effective, safe: Lancet

New York, April 8 (IANS) A novel immunotherapy combination is effective and safe at controlling the progression of lung cancer, results from a clinical trial showed. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, noted that the therapy is promising and can be delivered in an outpatient setting. Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer -- the most common form of lung cancer...

17 days ago
Fatalistic attitude towards brain tumour must go: Doctors

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Doctors from across the world assembled for an international conference at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said there is a widespread defeatist perception about brain tumour even among doctors, which is not right. Even in a Bollywood movie, if someone has to die, the character is told to be suffering from brain tumour and there is an imm...

19 days ago
Australian university research holds out hope for thalassemia patients

Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have used CRISPR gene editing technology to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost production of foetal haemoglobin. The method could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders, says the university. The research solves a 50-y...

19 days ago
Tai Chi can boost respiratory function in COPD patients

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Regularly practicing Tai Chi -- an ancient Chinese martial art form -- can help improve respiratory function in people with chronic breathing problems, according to a new study. It could be a low-cost and easily accessible option. Tai Chi involves significant levels of physical exertion with stretching, breathing, and coordinated movement but requires no special e...

21 days ago
India-Russia alliance vital for regional, global stability: Experts

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India and Russia's collaboration is crucial for ensuring global stability and the international community can take a leaf from the successful Russian mission in Syria to combat terrorism, said experts from Delhi and Moscow. In the renewed geo-political scenario, India-Russia collaboration is vital for ensuring peace and security, said experts while speaking at a...

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