Research

FDA Approves Novartis Afinitor Drug for Treating Tuberous Sclerosis

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration gave approval to Novartis' drug Afinitor to be used in the treatment of certain tumours that are thought to be caused by a rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis.

The FDA said Afinitor drug could be used to treat 6-9% of tuberous sclerosis patients suffering from benign brain tumours called subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) that is untreatable by an operation.

Link Found Between Height and Testicular Cancer Risk

Research from the National Cancer Institute in Maryland, US, has found a link between height and testicular cancer. The research revealed that for every extra 5cm in height above average-which in the UK is about
175cm-the risk of being diagnosed with this particular cancer increases by approximately 13%.

Five ways to Flirt

Looking for a spouse but don't know how to convey your interest, than solving your problem, researchers have found five flirting styles that could make you identify that what type of flirt you are and how you can convey your feelings so that your chances of being in love can be upgraded.

Theses interesting findings have come from the study led by Jeffery Hall, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and colleagues. The researchers suggest five styles of flirting naming physical, traditional, polite, sincere, and playful.

Study Says Smoking Increases Postoperative Complications

According to a research, those who smoke are at a growing risk of mortality and more prone to experience postoperative complications than those who do not smoke.

For the study, the researchers examined the smoking effect on 30-day postoperative upshots in non-cardiac surgical patients.

The researchers used the database of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and 520,242 out of 635,265 patients were found to be eligible for the inclusion criteria.

Swimming Fosters Children’s development

Preliminary results of a study at Griffith University in Queensland reveal that children who learn how to swim at a young age have physical, social, intellectual and language development advantages compared to the non-swimmers.

Professor of the study, Robyn Jorgensen reports that the ongoing study shows already that the swimmers' confidentiality is better than that of the non-swimmers of the same age group.

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