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Medical News Bulletin: Edition 2

Dec 11, 2022

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With the advancement in technology, the development of new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases also come up. For a medico, it’s imperative to stay on top of such updates. In this blog, we will explore some of the latest medical news, and research findings.

Read further to know about all the new advancements in the medical field.

Defeating Cancer with Potatoes

In 2020, around 10 million deaths and 19 million new cancer cases were reported globally. While scientists are constantly working on advancing the treatment possibilities for this life-threatening disease, Magdelena Winkiel, a researcher, believes that it’s worth looking into the potential of medicinal plants that were used traditionally to treat various illnesses.  

To rediscover the benefits of medicinal plants. Magdelena Winkiel along with her team examined the glycoalkaloids, bioactive substances found in crops including Potatoes and Tomatoes and their potential to treat cancer. 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Risks due to fumes & dust

Recently, an observational study was conducted to ascertain the risks of inhaling dust and fumes from the workplace. The researchers drew on data from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of RA. The study evaluated the data of 4,033 people who were newly diagnosed between 1996 and 2017 and 6,485 others were also matched for age and sex, but free of the disease (comparison group).

As per the research which was published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, inhaling everyday occupational dust and fumes from vapors, gases, etc can also increase the risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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In case you missed reading our first edition of the Medical News Bulletin, you can read it here.

Nasal Vaccine for COVID-19

Bharat Biotech’s intranasal Covid-19 vaccine iNCOVACC has received the Indian drug regulator’s nod to be used in emergency situations on those aged 18 years and above, as a heterologous booster after two doses of either Covishield or Covaxin. iNCOVACC has received approval for restricted use in case of emergency for those aged 18 and above. It is now the second approved COVID - 19 vaccine in India.

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Stay tuned for regular updates on the latest medical news!

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Kashika Walia

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