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TB cases increasing rapidly in neighborhoods across London

Diseases like tuberculosis (TB), scarlet fever and scurvy, which were quite common in the 19th and early 20th centuries, are now increasing at a rapid rate in neighborhoods across London, CNN reported.


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Bengaluru startup develops artificial liver tissue

A Bengaluru-based biotechnology start-up, has become the first Indian firm to develop artificial living tissue, which performs the function of a human liver, and can lead to full-scale transplantable organs in a...


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Night shift workers at increased risk of car crashes

Night shifts not only damage health, but also put those who drive home after their shift at significantly high risk of car crashes, according to a US study. The new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital...


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Indian pharma major Cipla launches generic hepatitis C drug

Indian pharmaceutical major, Cipla, has launched a generic drug to be used for treating hepatitis C under the brand name Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir costing Rs 25,000 for a bottle of 28 tablets in India.


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Consuming 14 gm almonds daily can boost your health, study says

Eating a handful of almonds daily can enhance the diets of adults and young children, according to a new study.


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Gum disease in women linked to higher risk of breast cancer: study

Middle-aged and older women with gum disease are at a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer than those without gum problems, suggests a new study. Previous research has found links between periodontal disease and...


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Magnesium can help prevent pancreatic cancer

A new study in the United States discovered that taking a magnesium supplement might be helpful in preventing the progression of pancreatic cancer. According to the US National Cancer Institute, the overall occurrence...


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Antibiotics alone can treat children with appendicitis

A new study has found that antibiotics alone can help in treating children with appendicitis.


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India to give Rs 3.32 crore towards UN emergency response fund

India pledges Rs 3.32 crore to UN emergency response fund mechanism for the 2015-16 period to support global humanitarian relief operations.


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Your kid's love for chocolates may be genetic

Sensitivity to sweetness varies widely across school-aged children and is partly genetically-determined, according to the research from the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in the US.


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First childbirth in early 20s can affect health in 40s

A new study has found that women who conceive their first child in their early 20s do not report better health during midlife than those who had their first baby as a teenager.


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Antidepressant use during pregnancy may increase autism risk

A new study has found that use of antidepressants during pregnancy could increase a child's risk for autism. The study was published on Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers said that women who...


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Oz cartoon depicting Indians as starving and eating solar panels sparks global

A cartoon in The Australian newspaper has come under criticism internationally for depicting Indians as starving people, eating solar panels to reduce carbon emissions. The cartoon has sparked widespread outrage in India.


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Can continued semen exposure hike HIV resistance?

Scientists have discovered that persistent semen exposure in sex workers brings changes in the cervical and vaginal micro-environment in a way that may in fact increase HIV resistance.


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High stress in old age can increase Alzheimer's risk

A new study has found that high stress could lead to Alzheimer's disease in old age. The findings of the study were published this week in the journal Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. The researchers claimed...


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Combining suicide gene therapy and chemo combo kills prostate cancer cells

Results of a long-term clinical trial have demonstrated that combining chemotherapy with a treatment known as "suicide gene therapy," can successfully kill prostate tumor cells.


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Sleep orgasm decoded

Around 37 percent of women will experience 'sleep orgasms' by the age of 45, according to the researchers. Sleep orgasm is a phenomenon that occurs primarily in women between their 40s and mid-50s - it's not just for...


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Highly commercialised standards of health and beauty leading to 'Jolie syndrome'

Highly commercialized standards of health and beauty can result in the 'Angelina Jolie' syndrome - resorting to preventive action, such as surgery on a healthy body, for a conjectural disease, researchers claimed...


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Now, a gene therapy to kill cancer cells

The researchers have come up with a new gene therapy technique which modifies prostate cancer cells allowing the body of the patient to attack and kill those cells. Since the technique causes the tumour cells in the body to self...


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Long delays in breast cancer treatment can be fatal

According to two major studies unwarranted delays in breast cancer treatment may compromise patients' survival. The studies featured Thursday in JAMA Oncology. One study, headed by Fox Chase Cancer Center surgical...


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Concussion top injury among cheerleaders, study says

A new U.S. study has found that concussion is number one in the list of injuries suffered by high school cheerleaders.


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Happiness doesn't ensure good health: Study

A new study has debunked the popular belief that happiness brings good health. The study was published on Wednesday in The Lancet. For the study, the researchers followed one million middle-aged women in Britain for...


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Focusing On A Task Leaves You Temporarily Deaf: Study

Researchers at the University College London have discovered that the brain's senses of vision and hearing share a limited processing capacity, so the brain is often forced to pick between them.


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Study links e-cigarette flavorings with lung disease

A new study shows that some chemical flavorings that are used to lace e-cigarettes can cause serious lung disease.


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6.5% of India suffering from some form of mental disorder

More than six per cent of the total population is experiencing either a common or a severe mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, Health Minister JP Nadda said on Tuesday.


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Fix Tooth decay sans drill-and-fill

A new study has found that tooth decay can be stopped, reversed and avoided without the need for the traditional 'drill and fill' approach.


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Study finds indicators for breast cancer survivors' chance of leukemia

A new analysis points that certain characteristics might increase a breast cancer survivor's risk of developing leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.


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Anti-cancer molecules 'discovered' by MP varsity

A state-run varsity in Bhopal claimed to have discovered anti-cancer molecules which will bring a revolution in combating Cancer in an effective manner.


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Army vet to become first US recipient of penis transplant

The United States' first penis transplant will be performed for a veteran returning from Afghanistan who suffered damage to his sexual organ. Around 1,300 men in the U.S. military had injuries at their genitals during...


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New Leukemia drug works better than Chemotherapy

A new cancer drug has been found considerably effective against chronic leukemia disease. As per the latest study, the new drug can reduce the speed of the progression of disease and lessen the risk of death in untreated...


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