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Scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults

The Zika virus, which is associated with incomplete foetal brain development and temporary paralysis, might also be linked with a range of other brain disorders, according to a new study.


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A common painkiller hits ability to spot errors

A research from University of Toronto and University of British Columbia in Canada puts forward that common and effective painkiller, acetaminophen, may block the brain's ability to spot errors.


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Eating pears regularly may improve blood pressure, heart function: study

According to a new study, eating fresh pears can help in improving blood pressure and vascular function in middle-aged men and women who have a likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.


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Eating oily fish during pregnancy may reduce asthma risk in children, study says

A new study has claimed that children born to mothers who eat salmon during pregnancy may be at lower risk of developing asthma in comparison to kids whose mothers do not eat it. Researchers from University of Southampton...


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First uterus transplant in US fails due to yeast infection

The Cleveland Clinic said on Friday that the first uterus transplant performed in the United States failed due to a yeast infection. In February, 26-year-old Lindsey McFarland became the first patient in the United...


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Minimally invasive procedure reduces phantom limb pain

A new study has found that a newly-developed minimally-invasive medical procedure could help in reducing phantom limb pain, which is sometimes experienced by people who have lost limbs due to an accident or surgery.


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Skim milk could increase diabetes risk, study suggests

A new study published in the journal Circulation has found that low-fat dairy, like skim milk, increases the risk of developing diabetes.


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Diabetes cases have quadrupled in last 3 decades: WHO report

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that diabetes cases have quadrupled since 1980. The WHO added in its first Global Diabetes Report that the disease killed 1.5 million in 2012 alone, with high blood-glucose claiming another 2.2 million lives.


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Modi govt planning sugar tax to fight obesity, diabetes

In an effort to curtail the growing rate of diabetes in India, the government is coming up with stringent measures including higher taxes and more rigorous advertisement regulations to control sale of sugar-sweetened...


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Soon, pig hearts may save lives

Using genetic techniques, scientists managed to sustain a pig's heart inside a baboon for 2.5 years, establishing a new benchmark for cross-species transplantation. If extended to humans, the technique can be used to ease...


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Google launches health cards in India

Internet giant Google has launched new health cards in Knowledge Graph with which users in India looking for health information can now access it more quickly and easily. Google has collaborated with Apollo hospitals...


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Vitamin D helps heart function better, finds new study

A new study has found that a daily dose of vitamin D3 can improve the functioning of the heart in people with chronic failure of the organ.


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PMO with Health Ministry on larger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

The central government has implemented its decision asking cigarette manufacturers to use 85 percent space on tobacco packets on health warnings. The decision has come into effect from this month.


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Non-surgical method could become preferred weight-loss tool

A new study has demonstrated how a non-surgical procedure called bariatric artery embolization could be a great way for doctors to treat severe obesity.


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Waistline predicts heart disease better than weight

New research indicates your waistline might put you at a bigger risk of heart disease, as opposed to pure body weight alone, or one?s body mass index.


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Maintaining weight can be tough if you do not drop too many kilos

Researchers have found that maintaining weight can be difficult if you do not drop too many kilos.


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Now, shockwaves to treat infections

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have discovered that shockwaves can heal biofilm infections such as tooth decay, sinusitis, lung infections and reactive arthritis.


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Artificial skin could grow hair, sweat glands

Researchers from RIKEN University and Tokyo University announced that they had created the first lab-grown skin that features sweat glands and hair follicles to mimic biological skin in mice. The scientists chemically...


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Cigarette makers shut production over 'ambiguity' on health warnings

Major cigarette producers including ITC, Godfrey Philips and VST, among others, have collectively decided to lock their cigarette factories citing uncertainty on the policy related to modification of 'graphic health warnings' on tobacco product packs.


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Study links game day weather to concussion rates in NFL

Washington: A study, which has been published in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, has found that NFL players had a two-fold greater risk of concussions when games were played at colder temperatures.


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Best April Fools' Pranks 2016, Watch Out!

April Fools' Day is here and so are innovative pranks. Here is an updated list of the 2016 April Fools' Day pranks. Make sure you don't get trapped in any of them, but if any of your friends or family members do, then you can totally use this story to call them out.


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Study: beans, chickpeas might help with weight loss

Beans, chickpeas, peas, lentils may help lose weight, says a research report by Canadian scientists.


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Long-term vegetarian diet could increase cancer, heart disease risk, stydy says

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of cancer and heart disease in Indians, according to a study by Cornell University researchers. The gene identified by scientists assists...


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Scientists develop first mouse model to fight Zika virus

A team of scientists from the US have developed first animal model for testing vaccines and medicines to fight Zika virus.


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New influenza vaccine protects against H1N1 seasonal, pandemic subtypes

A press release issued by multinational vaccine company Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi claims that a new vaccine against influenza may offer protection against both the seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza...


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New technology for effective cancer treatment developed

Cancer patients could one day be able to know whether their chemotherapy treatment has worked in real-time. A team of Indian scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School has made...


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Eating more 'healthy fats' could reduce diabetes risk

A new study has suggested that eating more healthy fats could reduce the risk of diabetes.


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Voice-controlled mobile app to help lose weight

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a mobile app, which will allow you log calorie counts at every meal by verbally describing the contents of a meal, thus making it easier for people struggling with obesity to track their nutrition intake.


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Surgeons remove 27 bags of heroin from drug smuggler's body

Washington: Police say a Massachusetts man, who recently visited the Dominican Republican, needed emergency surgery after he swallowed 27 bags of heroin in an attempt to smuggle them into the United States.


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Zika Virus Update: New York Giving Protection Kits To Pregnant Women To Fight

New York state officials have announced a new plan aimed at preventing the transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus if the virus were to arrive in the area. The state would give out 20,000 protection kits to different...


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