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Merck’s Keytruda prolong life in lung cancer study

According to report, Merck & Co's
approved Keytruda lung cancer
treatment is said to provided superior
overall survival to chemotherapy.

This is confirmed
in a late-stage study of patients
with advanced disease whose
tumors produce a protein called
PD-L1 associated with increased
risk of the disease.

Processed meat and red meat can cause cancer – WHO

Eating
processed
meat can
cause bowel
cancer in
humans while
red meat is a
likely cause of
the disease,
World Health
Organization
(WHO) experts
said on
Monday in
findings that
could sharpen
debate over
the merits of a
meat-based
diet. The
France-based
International
Agency for
Research on
Cancer (IARC),
part of the
WHO, put
processed
meat like hot
dogs and ham
in its group 1
list, which
already
includes
tobacco,
asbestos and
diesel fumes,
for which
there is
"sufficient
evidence" of
cancer links.
"For an
individual, the
risk of
developing
colorectal
(bowel) cancer
because of
their
consumption
of processed
meat remains
small, but this
risk increases
with the
amount of
meat
consumed," Dr
Kurt Straif,
Head of the
IARC
Monographs
Programme,
said in a
statement.

Letgoonline : Remedy for cold: Warm Salt Water

‘Black Death’ germ has afflicted mankind longer than imagined

The plague germ that caused the "Black Death" in the 14th century and
other ferocious pandemics has stalked humankind far longer than
previously known.

A study unveiled on Thursday of DNA from Bronze Age people in Europe
and Asia showed the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, afflicted humans as
long ago as about 2800 BC, more than 3,000 years earlier than the
oldest previous evidence of plague.

New warning: No alcohol is safe during pregnancy

According to a medical report, drinking alcohol during
pregnancy should be avoided as it increases the risk
the baby could have defects.
The safest thing is to not drink at all because every baby and mother will
react differently to alcohol.

(CNN)—In an effort to once and
for all put a rest to any debate
about drinking during
pregnancy, the American
Academy of Pediatrics has put
out a clear message: Don't do it.
Ever. At all. Not even a tiny bit.
"No amount of alcohol should be
considered safe to drink during
any trimester of pregnancy," the
group wrote.
The group released a report
Monday identifying prenatal
exposure to alcohol as the
leading preventable cause of
birth defects, as well as cognitive
problems later in life.
Health authorities in nearly every
other country also advise
pregnant women unequivocally
not to drink.

I also give my own piece of advice to pregnant women not to drink
during for the future of their child and theirs.

Remedy for cold and nasal congestion

Drink Hot Liquids. 
Hot liquids are good remedy for cold as they help relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. Try a hot toddy, an age-old remedy if you so affected with cold and find it difficult to sleep especially at night
Drinking a hot herbal tea is also an effective way to treat coldd