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Do you use aspirin regularly? It might make colon cancer harder to treat

Daily aspirin use — known to reduce the risk of colon cancer — could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, say researchers. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, if confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that the aspirin’s ability to ward off colon cancer may come at an unacceptably high cost. Taking aspirin regularly “has been shown to reduce the incidence (of) a variety of cancers,” including of the colon, noted the authors of a study in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface….

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Acupuncture Benefits: It Could Treat Chronic Pain and Depression

We all maybe familiar with the terms ‘acupuncture’ and ‘acupressure’, but most often people confuse the two. While both the techniques involve the application of pressure in specific points of the body to treat pain and relive stress, acupressure does so by mostly using hands and acupuncture makes use of needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practise, which was used to re-balance the flow of energy or ‘chi’ in the body. If you have watched the movie Kung Fu Panda 3, you will understand the reference to ‘chi’. Talking…

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Yoga or Regular Exercise May Not Treat Sleep Trouble in Menopausal Women

Yoga and fitness were the buzzwords in 2016. Everyone was talking about it and everyone was trying their hand at it. From unique workouts to ancient yoga asanas, they’ve become quite the rage and for good reason. But it turns out that yoga or regular exercise may not be helpful for everyone and everything. A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, shows that yoga or exercise may not help in treating hot flashes or improve sleep quality in middle-aged women. Previous studies have shown that both yoga and…

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Wearable device can reduce fat, treat type 2 diabetes

Scientists from Japan have developed a wearable medical device that can help diabetic elderly or overweight people to lose fat and treat type 2 diabetes. The device developed by Kumamoto University affects visceral fat loss and improves blood glucose (sugar) by helping overweight or elderly people exercise, which is effective for the treatment of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease of systemic organ failure due to chronic hyperglycemia and inflammation from the accumulation of excess visceral fat. Metabolic disorders such as hyperglycemia attenuate stress resistance in the human body…

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iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia — also known as the lazy eye — is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment — a condition in which vision in both eyes is used separately and one of the eyes has no vision with adequate vision in the other — in children. Amblyopia has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that…

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To treat chronic pain, tune brain to a certain frequency

To treat chronic pain, tune brain to a certain frequency ( Tom Merton/Getty Images) Scientists have shown for the first time that “tuning in” the brain to a particular frequency can alleviate chronic pain. Chronic pain is often a mixture of recurrent acute pains and chronic persistent pain. About 20-50% of the general population suffers from chronic pain, which lasts for six months. Nerve cells on the brain surface are coordinated with each other at a particular frequency depending on the state of the brain. Alpha waves tuned at 9-12…

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