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New Delhi May 14   A team of researchers has managed to exploit a vulnerability in melanoma or skin cancer that develops resistance to a targeted therapy, providing a potential new therapeutic strategy to selectively kill the drug-resistant cancer cells.

The study has shown that when cancer cells develop drug…

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Parrikar was considering AYUSH treatment: Minister

Panaji, May 12 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently undergoing advanced treatment for pancreatic cancer in a New York hospital, was in touch with some specialist AYUSH doctors, before his medical condition reached a stage of “emergency” and he had to leave for the US, a…

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Prenatal marijuana use may affect baby

New York, May 12  If you smoke marijuana during your pregnancy, your baby could be at high risk of being born with a low birth weight as well as influencing behaviour problems, researchers have warned.

The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggests that prenatal marijuana use can have…

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Depression in old age linked to memory problems

New York, May 11   Depression may speed up brain ageing and lead to memory problems in older adults, suggests new research that offers hope of finding a new way to treat memory issues.

“Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking…

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Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

London, May 10  Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hands, hips and knees.

In the study published in the journal Rheumatology, the researchers…

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