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Legionnaires' disease hits Michigan county battling water crisis

A spike in cases of Legionella bacteria has been discovered in the Flint area, Gov. Rick Snyder and a pair of Health and Human Services Department officials announced on Wednesday.


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India at high risk of deadly copycat disease: Report

A study held by Oxford University envisages that India may have a high infection rate for melioidosis, a bacterial disease that imitates other diseases, making it difficult to detect.


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Potato-rich pre-pregnancy diet increases risk of gestational diabetes

Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week might increase a woman's risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to the study published in The British Medical Journal.


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Children's cough syrup recalled over overdose fears

Two cough syrup for children are being recalled after the manufacturers included dosing cups with incorrect markings in the packaging, prompting concerns that the incorrect dose could lead to overdose.


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Muslims have largest share of young, but die early too

According to new Census 2011 data released on Tuesday, among all religions Muslims in India have the highest share of children and teenagers (0-19 age group), 47%, compared to 40% for Hindus and just 29% for Jains.


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Kejriwal promises free drugs at Delhi hospitals, assures end of shortage

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, assured residents of the national capital that all medicines prescribed by doctors at Delhi's government hospitals would be available free of cost at the pharmacies from February 1.


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CBI finds AIIMS head guilty of committing irregularities in purchase of medical

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a verification report, finding the director and a senior doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) responsible for irregularities...


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Now, smartphone to help treat diabetes

Researchers in US have developed a system that can treat Type 1 diabetes automatically and easily, with the help of a smartphone. With this system, people suffering from diabetes might soon be able to ditch constant...


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Mylan launches generic Hepatitis C drug 'MyHep LVIR' in India

Pharma company Mylan NV has launched generic Harvoni tablets, used to treat Hepatitis C, under the brand name 'MyHep LVIR' in India. The generic drug is a combination of Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir and would...


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Less Sun Exposure Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

The findings of a new study published online in the journal PLOS One put forward that persons living at higher latitudes, with lower exposure to sunlight and greater occurrence of vitamin D deficiency, are at greater risk of developing cancer.


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Train your brain to regulate negative emotions, here's how

A simple, computer-training task can alter the brain's wiring to regulate emotions, claim researchers. Dr. Noga Cohen from the Ben-Gurion University said that these results are the first to show that non-emotional...


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New pain-free, long-lasting dental filling developed by Indian researchers

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, researchers have come up with a new formulation of dental filling that does not shrink ensuring a pain-free treatment.


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Cancer in one twin means much higher risk for sibling

A study of Nordic twins found when a twin is diagnosed with cancer, the sibling has a higher chance of developing any type of cancer. Lorelei Mucci, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard University, and her fellow...


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Now, a simple way to improve breast cancer treatment

Scientists have developed a non-invasive imaging method for defining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment which is as accurate as the current techniques, thereby reducing the need for invasive tissue sampling.


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Vaginal birth helps build baby's immunity, studies suggest

Recent studies indicate that traditional practices like vaginal births might promote the development of the microbiome in the infant from mother, which is crucial for the newborn to build strong immunity.


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Woman claims her body brews alcohol, gets DUI charge dismissed

A woman in New York has claimed that her body brews alcohol and it prompted the court to dismiss her DUI charge. The woman was charged when she blew a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit...


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Home births on the rise in US but carry some risks, study finds

A new study of Oregon births published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that in the United States, choosing to deliver a baby outside a hospital is linked to a slightly increased risk of death of the...


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Gene editing may help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new study has found that gene-editing technique can prove helpful to those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The researcher have anaged to halt the progression of DMD in mice using the gene-editing...


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New Contagious Cancer Infects Tasmanian Devils

Cancer isn't generally a contagious disease, but certain cells can transmit between individuals ? such as 'devil facial tumor disease', a transmissible cancer that affects Tasmanian devils.


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People frequently using emojis have sex on their mind

According to an interesting survey, people who have sex on their mind use emoji icons the most often. The study conducted by online dating website Match.com revealed that something as mild as a food item emoji icon...


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New breast cancer drug may fight other cancers too, study says

US researchers have found that a new oral drug for treating breast cancer has potential to combat other types of cancer too. According to the researchers, Palbociclib targets the rapid division of tumor cells by suppressing...


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E-cigarettes can damage cells, may lead to cancer: Study

Marketed as a safer substitute to conventional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes could damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer, according to a new study. A team at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System...


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Not allowed to party, drug rehabilitation inmates kill counsellor

A young caretaker in a de-addiction centre at Naharkanata, on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar, was murdered by inmates on Tuesday. On late hours of Monday, the victim identified as Sumit Behera, 28, was attacked by inmates as he...


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Cookies can harbor harmful bacteria for months

A new study has made the shocking discovery that harmful pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in dry foods like cookies and sandwich crackers. Lead researcher Larry Beuchat from University of...


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7 lose vision after botched up eye surgery in Rajkot

At least 7 persons suffered partial loss of vision after undergoing cataract surgeries at a charitable hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot district, according to the health officials. However, an official from Sadhu...


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Ejaculate daily to reduce prostate cancer risk, study says

Regular orgasms can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Men who ejaculate regularly throughout their lives lower their risk of the disease, a new study has found.


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Soon, weight-loss plans based on a person's genes

Writing in the journal Obesity, the researchers have proposed an approach called "precision weight loss" that would customize weight loss programs to each person's genetic script, Dispatch Tribunal reports...


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Cancer, HIV drugs become cheaper

The government has revised the national list of essential medicines (NLEM) and added 106 more drugs while 70 other drugs have been removed from the list. The total number of essential medicines, prices of which are...


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TB cases increasing rapidly in neighborhoods across London

Diseases like tuberculosis (TB), scarlet fever and scurvy, which were quite common in the 19th and early 20th centuries, are now increasing at a rapid rate in neighborhoods across London, CNN reported.


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Bengaluru startup develops artificial liver tissue

A Bengaluru-based biotechnology start-up, has become the first Indian firm to develop artificial living tissue, which performs the function of a human liver, and can lead to full-scale transplantable organs in a...


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