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US officials: Zika is much scarier than thought earlier

Washington: Progressing research about the Zika virus is appearing scary for the researchers, say the federal health officials, urging more money for mosquito control, development of vaccines and treatments.


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Revealed: Why Alzheimer's patients can't recognise their loved ones

A recent study has revealed why Alzheimer's impairs the memory and the ability to recognise your loved ones.


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Daily aspirin can keep you 'hearty' in 50s

A government-appointed group of independent researchers recommends that one aspirin a day can benefit people in their 50s with risk factors for cardiovascular disease.


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How often couples actually should have sex?

A new study has suggested that a couple need to manage sex at least once a week. Amy Muise of the University of Toronto Missisauga said, "I do think couples can end up feeling pressure to try to engage in sex as frequently...


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FDA fast tracks Roche's atezolizumab in specific type of lung cancer

Swiss global health-care company, Roche, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's Biologics License Application (BLA) and granted Priority Review for atezolizumab for the treatment of people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.


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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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