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New evidence says Zika may cause temporary paralysis

According to a new study, scientists may have the first evidence that Zika can lead to temporary paralysis. Zika is spreading at an alarming speed across the Americas. Several weeks ago, the World Health...


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Oral bacteria linked to esophageal cancer: Study

A new study has found that a type of bacterial species associated with gum disease may also be a cause of esophageal cancer.


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Quick thinking, feeling healthy may indicate longer life

A new study has found that certain psychological factors such as quick thinking and feeling healthy may be very strong forecasters of our longer life. Researchers from University of Geneva in Switzerland and University...


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Capsule-size pacemaker could hit the markets by June

A pacemaker with the size of a capsule but delivering the same efficiency as a conventional pacemaker may hit the market by the middle of this year.


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New malaria vaccine generates solid immune response

A first-of-its-kind in-human study has found a new malaria vaccine candidate capable of generating robust immune response while considerably delaying parasitemia in 59% of vaccinated subjects.


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Fight Mosquito Menace with Insecticide-Treated Nets

According to researchers insecticide-treated nets may still help check malaria.


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Infant going into cardiac arrest saved by last-minute heart transplant

In a miraculous development, a baby boy in Alaska was saved by a heart transplant minutes after he went into cardiac arrest. The child named Lincoln Seay was just seven months at the time of heart transplant. Fox 29...


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All animal life on Earth begin with a sea sponge?

There are about 8.7 million species of animals on Earth but it is possible that there could be only one species in the beginning and according to a new study that one species was the simple sea sponge.


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Being overweight linked to weak memory

A new study has suggested that being overweight is linked to bad memory. The study done by researchers from the University of Cambridge was published on Friday in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. The...


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CDC cautions pregnant women against travel to Rio Olympics

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday cautioned pregnant women against traveling to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, due to the risk of Zika virus infection.


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Delhi nurses go on mass casual leave

Delhi nurses joined in the All India Government Nurses' Federation mass casual leave call to protest against the 7th Pay Commission report.


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Cleveland Clinic performs first uterus transplant in US

A team of surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic accomplished the first uterus transplant in the United States this week.


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Jack & The Green Sprouts recalls sprouts over E. coli investigation

Multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections have been linked to Alfalfa Sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts.


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3 pregnant Florida women test positive for Zika virus

Florida health officials said that three pregnant women in the state had confirmed positive for the Zika virus.


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Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million over talc tied to woman's cancer

Johnson & Johnson must reimburse $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using company's talcum powder, in the first state-court case over the claims to go to trial.


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How Sugar Helps Detect Cancerous Tumours

Ordinary sugar might be used in imaging techniques to detect cancer, suggests a new study that found malignant tumors show higher sugar consumption than surrounding tissue.


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US CDC reports 14 cases of sexual transmission of Zika virus

Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) on Tuesday said that Zika virus may have been sexually transmitted in 14 new US cases, including several involving pregnant women.


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HIV transmission prevention drug Atazanavir may have small yet significant

A drug used to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child might have small but significant effects on infant development, according to the researchers.


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Now, a cancer treatment that reduces hair loss, skin damage

Scientists have designed a set of shape-shifting nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can deliver drugs directly to cancer cells, while minimizing side effects such as skin damage and hair loss.


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Coffee may prevent alcohol-related cirrhosis

A new study has suggested that drinking more coffee may reduce the risk of lcohol-related cirrhosis.


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Brazilian scientists obtain Zika virus genome

A team of scientists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has managed to decipher the genome sequence of the Zika virus and have concluded that the disease caused by this virus is indeed related to the incidence of microcephaly...


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Diabetes Drug Could Help Prevent Second Stroke

The diabetes drug pioglitazone, sold as Actos, was shown to reduce the risk of recurring stroke and heart attack in a large clinical trial of insulin-resistant stroke patients.


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Lungs of babies born in winter age faster: Study

Children born in winter have lungs which age faster than normal, making them vulnerable in later life, according to a new study.


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Running helps mice shrink cancerous tumours in study

Researchers, emphasizing the benefit of exercising, have found in a study that mice that spent their free time on a running wheel are able to shrink cancerous tumours when compared to their less active counterparts.


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Florida teen charged with masquerading as a doctor

A South Florida teenager has been taken into custody after he played doctor with real patients for the second time in just over a year, according to the authorities.


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CDC researchers to probe Palo Alto teen suicide clusters

A team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control arrived in Palo Alto on Tuesday to investigate the recent teen suicide clusters in the affluent city.


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Genes, bugs and radiation: WHO backs new ways to fight Zika

Countries fighting the Zika virus should find new ways to control disease-carrying mosquitoes, including testing the release of genetically modified insects and bacteria that stop their eggs hatching, the World Health...


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Mango pulp can help fight cancer, inflammation

A new study, published in the journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research has found that in addition to vitamin C and beta carotene, Mangoes contain several polyphenolic compounds, gallic acid and their larger polymers gallotannins which have been associated with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities in earlier in-vitro and in-vivo studies.


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Scientists Successfully Print Living Body Parts

A group of researchers at Wake Forest University has created a combination of living cells and a special gel to print out living human body parts -including ears, muscles and jawbones.


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Artificial rubber turfs linked to cancer?

The artificial rubber turf used to create synthetic fields could present health risks for players, so three federal agencies will be analyzing the reality behind that claim.


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