Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good' By BBC | Last Updated: 16th November, 2019, 15:44

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Right 'doses' of yoga can reduce depression, anxiety

Right 'doses' of yoga can reduce depression, anxiety

Results showed that within a month, both groups' sleep quality significantly improved


MIT researchers add tiny nutritive particles into staple food to fight malnutrition Tiny nutritive particles will fight against malnutrition

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a new strategy to fortify staple food with micronutrients


Warmer world is unhealthier place for children Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced


Tonga closes schools as measles epidemic spreads

Tonga closes schools as measles epidemic spreads

Measles is a highly infectious airborne disease that spreads easily through breathing, coughing, and sneezing


One child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn

1 child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn

More than half of child pneumonia deaths are in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia

 


How meditation can help you to become less error prone

How meditation can help you to become less error prone

Practically stress and unwanted tension are some of the major reasons of short term forgetfulness and unfocused behaviour, the experts added


WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

This is a historic step towards ensuring the people who most need it are able to access this life-saving vaccine


Genetics affect the way one tastes food

Genetics affect the way one tastes food

The study is scheduled to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 -- 16-18 November in Philadelphia

 


Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS in UK Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS in UK

Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved


Maintaining exercise frequency in older adults can prevent heart disease

Maintaining exercise can prevent heart disease

Those who are moderately or vigorously active one or two times a week at the first check had a 10 per cent reduced risk if they increased their activity to five or more times a week


US lab identifies rare new HIV strain

US lab identifies rare new HIV strain

The third sample is collected 18 years ago but was difficult to sequence given technical constraints at the time


Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US

Patients with severe opioid addiction are being given brain implants to help reduce their cravings, in the first trial of its kind in the US


Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt

A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) in a quality scandal that set off a crackdown


Less sleep may negatively affect women's bone health

Less sleep may negatively affect women's bone health

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone weakening increases the risk of a broken bone


Deep sleep can calm anxious brain

Deep sleep can calm anxious brain

A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30 per cent rise in anxiety levels, researchers from the University of California said


Running helps lower chance of death: Aussie study

Running helps lower chance of death: Aussie study

Scientists from Victoria University, the University of Sydney and the University of Southern Queensland in Australia analysed conference presentations, doctoral thesis and dissertations in a broad range of academic databases to reach their conclusion


Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home


Prostate cancer risk raised by high hormone levels

Prostate cancer risk raised by high hormone levels

A research of more than 200,000 men is one of the first to show strong evidence of two factors that could possibly be modified to reduce prostate cancer risk


Cigarettes can make your face look older

Cigarettes can make your face look older

According to the study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, some people carry one or two copies of a genetic variant that is associated with heavier tobacco use


First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo

First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo

Until now, the only vaccine against the disease is one manufactured by US firm, Merck Sharpe and Dohme


UK's liver cancer deaths rise significantly between 2007 and 2017 UK's liver cancer deaths rise significantly between 2007 and 2017

Of all cancer types, liver cancer has had the largest increase in death rates between 2007 and 2017, and the most rapid rise in deaths


Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat' Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say


Dr Hasan extends helping hand to kidney patient Dr Hasan extends helping hand to kidney patient

Responding to a facebook post seeking financial assistance, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has given financial assistance to a kidney patient 


Measles infection cripples immunity, making human vulnerable to other diseases: study

Measles infection cripples immunity, making human vulnerable to other diseases: study

The study published online on Thursday in the journal Science showed that the measles virus cancels part of the immune system's memory in both humans and ferrets


Chinese scientists develop new material for treatment of liver cancer Chinese scientists develop new material for treatment of liver cancer

Chinese scientists have developed a nanometer material that can be used for liver cancer treatment


Brain surgery livestreamed on Facebook

Brain surgery livestreamed on Facebook

Brain surgery performed awake, although it is in our repertoire, is not routine," he said


UN: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak UN: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak

The World Health Organization says more than 7 million cases of malaria have been reported in Burundi


'Game changing' tuberculosis vaccine a step closer 'Game changing' tuberculosis vaccine a step closer

A vaccine which could "revolutionise" tuberculosis treatment has been unveiled by researchers


Obesity causes diabetes in women, kidney disease in men

Obesity causes diabetes in women, kidney disease in men

The impact of obesity, however, manifests differently in men and women


High fibre diet and yogurt reduce lung cancer risk: Study

High fibre diet and yogurt reduce lung cancer risk: Study

For the study, participants are divided into five groups, according to the amount of fibre and yogurt they consumed


Bangladeshi young medical scientist shines in Japan Bangladeshi young medical scientist shines in Japan

Dr Arif Hossain, a Bangladeshi researcher doing PhD in Japan, has been selected as the best young scientist of Japan


'Milestone' in polio eradication achieved 'Milestone' in polio eradication achieved

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced


Bangladeshi Arif becomes ‘best young scientist of Japan’ Bangladeshi Arif becomes ‘best young scientist of Japan’

The Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases has elected Dr Arif this year’s young best scientist for discovering the mechanism and treatment of Lysosomal diseases


150 people hospitalised with diarrhoea in C’nawabganj 150 people hospitalised with diarrhoea in C’nawabganj

Dozens of people were admitted to the Sadar Hospital with diarrhoea in the last two days


How Purdue’s aggressive sales of a painkiller blew up in its face

How Purdue’s aggressive sales of a painkiller blew up in its face

Seventeen years later, he still shakes his head over the surprising enthusiasm of the lecturer, an authority on the topic, for prescribing opioids.


Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime' Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed


Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug

Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug

The announcement is a surprise because the drug company earlier this year stopped two studies of the drug when partial results suggested it was not likely to be successful


Drug companies near global settlement over opioid crisis

Drug companies near global settlement over opioid crisis

Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday


Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born' Scientists seek clues to 'birth of cancer'

British and American scientists are teaming up to search for the earliest signs of cancer in a bid to detect and treat the disease before it emerges

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