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Caffeine in coffee tied to lower risk of basal cell carcinoma

Caffeine consumption may result in a lower risk of skin cancer—specifically basal cell carcinoma, a recent study found. World coffee consumption is approximately 140 million to 145 million bags (60 kg per bag) per year, and it’s predicted that India’s consumption levels will

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A low-fat diet may help curb metabolic syndrome risk in women

Metabolic syndrome is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of 3 or more of the following clinical signs: waist circumference of 88 cm or more; serum triglycerides of 1.7 mmol/L or more; blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or… 

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Insulin has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer when used early in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Basal insulin in patients with prediabetes or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes has no effect on cardiovascular disease events over a median follow-up of 6.2 years, according to a recent study. An estimated 62 million people nationwide are… 

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Interventions can reverse clustering of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors

The Indian population is particularly susceptible to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors such as visceral adiposity and insulin resistance. However, few large studies have examined CV risk factors in the Indian population. An understanding the clustering of risk factors can provide vital clues for prevention and treatment. In a recent cross-sectional… 

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Anti-nausea agent ondansetron at 32-mg IV dosing may affect heart rhythm regularity

A single 32-mg intravenous (IV) dose of the anti-nausea drug ondansetron has been linked to increased heart rhythm irregularities, particularly QT-interval prolongation, according to a recent Drug Safety Communication issued by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Ondansetron is a very effective 5HT3 antagonist used in India and… 

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Global cancer cases estimated to rise 75% by 2030

Cancer rates are on the rise worldwide and predicted in a recent study to increase by 75% to an estimated 22.2 million new cancer cases in 2030, compared with 12.7 million in 2008. In countries such as India, new cancer cases are predicted to rise slightly higher to 78%, while… 

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Study reveals leading causes of cancer deaths in India

Cancer is a major cause of death in India; recent estimates attribute about 6% of all deaths nationwide to cancer. Importantly, an increasing life expectancy and growing population are expected to continue the trend of increasing cancer rates. A recent study found that in 2010, approximately 556,400 deaths in India… 

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