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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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Soon, Smart Chip may Help Combat Parkinson's Disease

A smart chip has been designed by scientists at Nanyang Technological University that allows the communication of brain data wirelessly and with high accuracy.


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Heartburn drugs linked to dementia risk

A new study has suggested that a popular class of heartburn medications may increase dementia risk. The medications are called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and it includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. These drugs...


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Type 2 diabetes drug can exhaust insulin-producing cells, new study says

A new study has revealed that liraglutide - a drug used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients - can exhaust insulin-producing beta cells in a way that leads to a rise in blood sugar levels.


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High iron in blood can damage DNA fast

Concentrations of iron similar to those delivered in standard treatments can trigger DNA damage within ten minutes, when given to cells in the lab. The findings have come from Imperial College London scientists, who...


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Hopkins scientists develop mini-brains in breakthrough research

Boston: A team of scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are growing tiny replicas of the human brain with an aim to better study neurological diseases. The scientists at John Hopkins join...


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Women have better memory, social skills than men

Male and female behavioural differences show a relationship with their different brain networks, say researchers. The study said, structural differences in the brain may have link to male and female behaviour...


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Study links Zika virus to eye damage in babies

The Zika virus may cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, according to the researchers. The researchers found eye damage in 10 of 29 babies born with microcephaly at the...


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