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Antibiotics before age 2 raise childhood obesity risk

Intake of three or more courses of antibiotics before a child reaches the age of two is associated with increased risk of early childhood obesity, says a new study.


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FDA approves Cinqair for severe asthma treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved reslizumab to treat severe asthma in patients aged 18 and above.


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Study links cat parasite to road rage

A new study has suggested that the common "cat parasite" is linked to road rage. The researchers involved in the study said that IED is more common than bipolar disorder and schizophrenia combined. This symptom...


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Does autism increase premature death risk?

Swedish researchers found that people with autism are at higher risk of death than people not affected by the condition. Autistica, the charity that revealed the findings, said that most deaths occur through epilepsy or suicide.


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Stanford chemists devise new ultra-sensitive test for cancer, HIV

Detecting a disease in its earliest stages can lead to more effective therapies. Doctors have increased the probability of detecting these diseases through a test that is thousands of times more sensitive than current...


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Trial of 'Miracle drug' for resistant TB to commence today

Bedaquiline, a 'miracle drug' for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis MDR-TB and extensively-drug resistant TB (XDR-TB), will be available from Monday in six public hospitals in India.


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Deadly Blood Disease Spreads to Michigan, Source remains Mystery

The Michigan Department of Health has said that the rare blood infection Elizabethkingiam, which was responsible for sickening dozens in Wisconsin since November, has been identified in a Michigan resident.


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Raw milk from Pennsylvania tied to 2 listeria cases, 1 death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health officials are investigating a multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that resulted in two cases and one death in 2014.


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Prevent Zika Infection: Avoid Mosquito Bites

At present, Zika virus outbreaks have been reported in many countries and World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it an international health issue. Doctors are advising people not to visit Zika-affected...


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Healthy brain linked to healthy heart

Achieving the metrics that define a healthy heart might translate to healthier brain function as people age. More ideal cardiovascular health means less decline in brain processing speed and, to some extent, thinking ability and memory.


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New implantable capsule to help beat Alzheimer's

There is currently no way to slow or prevent Alzheimer's disease, but a new study details the creation of an implantable capsule that researchers say could stop the condition in its tracks.


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Now, Effective, Single-Dose Dengue Vaccine

A dengue vaccine developed by US National Institutes of Health scientists against the virus has shown promise in tackling the disease, with the researchers saying it could become widely available by 2018.


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Chicken Of The Sea, Bumble Bee Tuna Products Recalled Over Possible

Washington: Bumble Bee Foods and Tri-Union Seafoods are voluntarily recalling canned chunk light tuna because of possible health risks due to contamination.


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1,200 more drugs set to be banned, chemists warn of shortage

A new list of 1,200 fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) has been sent for probe by Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to the panel that banned about 350 drugs last week.


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Warm summer may spread Zika to NYC and Los Angeles: study

Summer months will see the kind of mosquitoes that carry Zika virus arrive in Los Angeles and New York, according to a study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo.


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Women with Alzheimer's retain verbal skills longer than men

A new research suggests that in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, women have a tendency to remember words better than men do, which could postpone diagnosis in women.


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Survey finds Denmark happiest country in the world, India ranks at 118

According to the World Happiness Report 2016, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Denmark is the happiest place in the world. India ranked...


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Doing this while eating will help you keep your weight in check

If you want to eat less, a good way to start would be concentrating on the sound you make as you chew your food.


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Mindfulness meditation can help manage pain without painkillers

Mindfulness meditation can provide opioid-free pain relief, says a new study. To find out if meditation uses the body's opioids to reduce pain, the researchers injected some participants with a drug called naloxone, which...


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Cuba reports first case of Zika transmitted in country

Officials in Cuba have announced today that they have detected the first case of the Zika virus transmitted inside the country.


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'Difficult' Patients Tend to Get Worse Care, Studies Say

Many patients are nice and cooperative. However, there are some difficult patients that make the lives of doctors and nurses more difficult.


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Scientists may have found a 'pregnant' T rex

Scientists studying the femur of a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex on Tuesday confirmed that the creature was pregnant. The researchers said that it is going to be a major find in the field of paleontology as they have...


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Drug combo found to halt tumour growth in aggressive lung cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, US, have been able to shut down one of the most lethal forms of lung cancer by administering a combination of rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin and an experimental...


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Siri is no doctor, and can't help in health crisis

Researchers tested four virtual voice-activated personal assistants to see how they would respond to conditions when a smartphone owner faces a health crisis.


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Long hours at office can increase heart disease risk

A new study suggests that working for long hours may increase your risk of heart disease.


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Marijuana-based drug found to reduce epileptic seizures

GW Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that an experimental drug derived from marijuana has succeeded in reducing epileptic seizures.


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To quit smoking, quit all at once, study says

A new study has suggested that those who quit smoking all at once are more likely to be successful than those want to quit smoking by cutting down on cigarettes gradually. "For many people, the obvious way to quit...


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Plastic bottles safe for packing drugs, expert committee informs NGT

An expert committee set up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday that polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are safe for pharmaceutical packaging.


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Yoga improves life of people with abnormal heart rhythm

Yoga improves quality of life in patients with abnormal heart rhythm, according to a new study which also found that blood pressure and heart rate decreased in patients who took part in the meditative practice.


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Procter & Gamble Halts Vicks Action 500 Extra Sales in India After Ban

U.S. consumer health mogul Procter & Gamble's India unit on Tuesday announced that it had stopped production and sale of its cough-and-cold medicine Vicks Action 500 Extra with immediate effect, after regulators...


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