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Honduras declares emergency to fight Zika virus

Honduras on Monday declared a state of national emergency, saying 3,649 suspected cases of Zika virus infections have been recorded in the country in less than three months. Health minister Yolani Batres has urged...


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Swiss doctors separate youngest ever conjoined twins successfully

Geneva: In a major medical breakthrough, doctors in Switzerland have successfully separated the youngest ever conjoined twins. A team of five surgeons along with two nurses and six anesthesiologists carried out the...


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Obesity, Diabetes During Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of Autism

Washington: Pregnant women who are diabetic and obese are at higher risk of giving birth to babies with autism, according to a new study. Children born to women with both conditions nearly quadrupled their risk to receive an autism...


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Fiber-rich Diet May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

New York: A new study has revealed that eating lots of fiber-rich foods during high school years might significantly reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. The researchers surveyed 44,000 women about their...


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Study: Common insecticides used to kill bedbugs no longer as effective as

Boston: Bedbugs have built up a resistance to common insecticides used to kill insects due to overuse, Virginia Tech and New Mexico State University researchers have found.


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Zika virus: WHO may declare global health emergency

The World Health Organization's emergency committee will on Monday discuss whether a Zika virus epidemic suspected of causing an increase in serious birth defects in South America should be declared a global health emergency.


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Infertility medicine probe report 'against' Ramdev

The inquiry committee, which was set up by the Uttarakhand government to examine the controversial infertility medicine produced by Ramdev's pharmacy, has submitted its report which is "not in favor" of Baba...


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Type 1 diabetes cure close to reality? Harvard, MIT scientists say so

Type 1 diabetes also known a juvenile diabetes is one of the most common diseases that impacts nearly five lakh children under the age of 15. It's a lifetime condition in which the body stops making insulin as a result...


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7 lose vision due to 'infected' injection in Varanasi

Seven patients complained of loss of vision in an eye each after being administered an injection, the vial of which turned out to be infected. Patients submitting an application at Lanka police station in Varanasi...


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Zika virus infects over 2,100 pregnant Colombian women

Mosquito-borne Zika virus has infected over 2,100 pregnant women in Colombia, the country's national health institute said on Saturday. It is notable that this disease is linked to a serious birth defect called...


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Natural food additive that blocks skin cancer cells discovered

Washington: A Latin American seed once used by Mayans as body paint and today as an orange food coloring in your cheddar cheese might prove useful in the fight against skin cancer.


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Zika vaccine to be ready by year end?

Washington: A vaccine for the Zika virus could be complete for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a schedule well ahead of assessments by US officials.


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Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas: WHO

The Zika virus is "is now spreading explosively" in the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, with another official estimating between 3-4 million infections in the region over a 12-month period.


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Soon, pictorial warning on burgers, colas?

New Delhi: According to health experts, chips, burgers and colas which are often blamed for rising cases of obesity should come with pictorial warnings to discourage people, particularly children, from...


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Scientists decode how schizophrenia gets triggered

Boston: Scientists seems to have uncovered how schizophrenia is triggered. A study described as a 'turning point' in tackling mental illness has revealed the biological cause of schizophrenia...


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Zika-Linked Birth Defect Reportedly Rising in Brazil

Brasilia: Brazil's health ministry issued new estimates on Wednesday about the Zika virus that offered reason for continued worry, but also a ray of hope. On its own, the virus is not generally life-threatening. The most...


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Sedentary lifestyle worsens menopause

A new study has revealed that leading an inactive or sedentary lifestyle can worsen menopause by increasing your risk of hot flashes and other post-menopausal symptoms at later stage of life.


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Zika could spread through sex, 2 cases hint

New York: A small amount of evidence suggests the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in infants and paralysis in adults, could be transmitted by sex. In spite of only two such known cases being described in...


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Scientists identify 10 new genes linked with autoimmune disease lupus

Researchers have identified 10 new genes associated with autoimmune disease lupus and now treatment of prevention of the disease may be on cards.


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Link Between Zika Virus and Paralyzing Syndrome Being Probed

Washington: Investigations are on in two Latin American countries to find out whether eruptions of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are responsible for an increase in a rare and sometimes fatal nerve condition, which can result...


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Dole withdrawing salads linked with Listeria outbreak

A Listeria outbreak has forced Dole to withdraw packaged salads from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and more than 20 U.S. states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that packaged...


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Michigan man dies from listeria linked to Dole salads

Washington: One person has died due to a listeria outbreak connected to Dole packaged salads in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Formerly conjoined twin goes home year after birth, brother still recovering

One of the formerly conjoined twins, born over a year ago in Jacksonville, is now at home. The Florida Times-Union reports Conner Mirabal was discharged from Wolfson Children's Hospital on Wednesday, weighing a healthy 22 pounds.


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Microsoft creates the trickiest alarm clock app to switch off

Microsoft has invented world's trickiest alarm clock app to turn off.


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3 in Florida have Zika virus after South America visit

Three Florida residents have contracted the Zika Virus while traveling outside of the United States.


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Pregnant moms who eat fish may have smarter kids

Two new studies have suggested hat pregnant women who eat fish at meals three times a week may have kids whose brain will be better developed.


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Anti-cancer drug uses 50 times less chemo: Study

Researchers have found a way to make an existing drug used to treat pancreatic, lung and breast cancers effective in small dosage, thereby reducing its usage and associated side effects in course of the treatment...


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Green leafy vegetables can reduce glaucoma risk

A new study has found that regular intake of green leafy vegetables can reduce risk of common eye condition glaucoma by as much as 30%.


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Hawaii baby contracts first case of Zika virus in US

A mother and newborn baby on the island of Oahu have tested positive for a past Zika virus infection, Hawaii and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirmed on Friday.


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One brain dead, 3 others face likely permanent brain damage after participating

French authorities said on Friday that one man was declared brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after they took part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a natural brain compound which is...


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