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Death due to alcohol may be diminished with recommended weekly physical activity

Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 8: A new study says that recommended weekly physical activities may offset the heightened death risks from all causes that are associated with drinking alcohol.


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Popular breads contain possible carcinogens, industry denies their use

A new study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Monday claimed that majority of the breads, buns and pizzas are laced with cancer-causing substances. The CSE said that potassium bromate and...


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Obesity take its toll on distant organs, here's how

A team of researchers are trying to understand the link between obesity and the diseases caused due to it. The researchers claim that we are yet to know the mechanism by which obesity causes disease in the organs that are...


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95% freshers are virgins: IIT-Bombay survey

A survey conducted on the campus of IIT-Bombay showed that found 95% freshers never had sex and about 30% of them were in a relationship. The survey was inspired by the Harvard Crimson freshmen survey and it was...


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7 children among 11 dead at govt.-run home

Eleven people with special needs, including seven children, who were staying at a government-run home in Rajasthan's Jamdoli have died, reportedly after consuming contaminated water or food.


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Now, low-fat chocolate that melts in your mouth

Scientists have discovered a way to make low-fat chocolate that easily melts in your mouth. Chocolate is crammed with fat. But decreasing the fat content of the confection makes it difficult and less likely to melt...


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Dogs hate hugs, study says

A family dog is trained when and where to pee, eat and sleep, and now, preliminary data from a new study suggests that in return for room and board, our dogs suffer through our hugs.


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Study links trouble with sense of direction to early Alzheimer's

Did you know symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can appear twenty years before the disease can be clinically diagnosed? One of those symptoms, which seems benignant and might be commonly ignored, is getting lost, according...


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WHO: 21 countries could become malaria free by 2020

Twenty-one countries, including 6 African nations hit hard by the disease, have the potential to be malaria-free by 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) estimated in World Malaria Day report released on Monday.


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Company Recalls Frozen Vegetables Over Listeria Concerns

CRF Frozen Foods based out of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Food and Drug...


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U.S. suicide rate rises to a 30-year high

A federal data analysis has found that suicide in the United States has increased to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with increases in every age group except older adults.


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Study links chemicals in soap, nail polish to obesity

A new study claims exposure to chemicals found in day-to-day products like plastics, soap, nail polish may have an effect on the amount of fat stored in the body. Phthalates are chemicals that provide plastic its bendy...


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Overcome bad memory: Draw to remember better, for longer

According to a study by the University of Waterloo in Canada, drawing all that you want to remember can give your memory a boost. Researchers believe that between drawing and writing out words repeatedly...


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Demanding bosses bad for your health: study

A new study suggests that bosses who push you to perform beyond the call of duty may damage your health and add to your sickness absence rates. A research by scientists from University of East Anglia (UEA)...


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HIV infection can cause premature ageing: Study

A new study has found that HIV infection may age its victims prematurely by an average of five years. Ever since the discovery of antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after...


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Common medicines linked to changes in brain

Researchers have found some fresh evidence that may help justify the connection between commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease and cognitive deficiency...


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Injectable polio vaccine to be launched n Puducherry

After eradicating polio in India, the focus is now on carrying out a small change in the routine immunization programme. This involves withdrawing the live vaccine first and introducing a dose of inactivated...


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Cut sitting time by 71 minutes and you may live longer

Taking frequent breaks to reduce sitting time at workplace can help you cut extra body fat, hence lowering the risk of diabetes, heart disease and early death, according to a new study. The researchers conducted a...


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Going for a run improves bone density, can prevent broken bones

Scientists have found that long distance running could offer protection against brittle bones in later life. A study found that those who ran marathons and 10km races had robust bones than people who did no exercise...


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Utah declares pornography a public health crisis

Utah state on Tuesday formally established pornography as a public health crisis.


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DNA analysis may help improve your workout: study

A study by the University of Central Lancashire has found that using DNA-matched training could enhance athletes' performance. The study, which has been published in Biology of Sport, reviewed the performance of 28 young...


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Local Zika outbreaks in US 'likely': report

Washington: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday, expressed fear that the country might see local outbreaks of the dreaded Zika virus.


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Bristol's Opdivo shows positive results in cancer immunotherapy trial

A new study has found that over 33% of advanced melanoma patients treated in a study of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's Opdivo have survived at least five years. The researchers said the findings provide new evidence of the durable...


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CDC: e-cigarette use skyrocketing among teens

According to a report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out of a class of 30 students, at least 7 of them were tobacco users. That estimates to around 4.7 million children and teenagers...


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Breakthrough brain chip gives paralyzed man use of hand

A paralyzed man has regained partial use of his right hand after a chip was implanted into his brain.


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More polyunsaturated fat consumption linked to increased risk of death

A new analysis of never-before-published trial data from the 1960s and '70s pokes holes at the notion that we can stave off heart attack and stroke by eating more polyunsaturated fat. Instead, it suggests that some...


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Zika virus causes birth defects, US health officials confirm

Washington: Ending months of debates, the US health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the Zika virus - borne by mosquito - causes birth defects, including a syndrome in which babies are born with small heads...


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Listeria fear causes potato, macaroni salads recall

Beaverton-based Reser's Fine Foods is recalling 19 salad items because they might be contaminated with Listeria. The products were distributed in 29 states, including Oregon, and in British Columbia.


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Sean Parker backs $250 million revolutionary project to 'solve' cancer

Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his role in establishing Napster and Facebook, is supporting a $250 million effort to tackle cancer. immunotherapy, a fairly new area of research that seeks to activate the body's...


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Were STIs the reason for monogamy?

A study by the University of Waterloo in Canada, issued in Nature Communications, has discovered that prehistoric humans may have been influenced into the social custom of monogamy - over polygamy - because of the spread...


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