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Improved water, sanitation services best answer to Zika virus: UN experts Improved water, sanitation services best answer to Zika virus: UN experts

As the world looks for hi-tech solutions to the Zika virus, all should not forget the appalling state…


'Good' fat may keep your blood sugar stable 'Good' fat may keep your blood sugar stable

A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat -- a special type of fat that burns energy…


High levels of insulin affect lungs, says study High levels of insulin affect lungs, says study

High levels of insulin are bad for lungs and for Indians who have the lowest lung function, the focus…


Yoga alone may not improve mental health after trauma: Study Yoga alone may not improve mental health after trauma: Study

While there are some promising benefits to using yoga, there is not yet enough evidence to support the…


Women experience more neck pain than men Women experience more neck pain than men

Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease,…


Role of tiny bubbles in teeth cleaning identified Role of tiny bubbles in teeth cleaning identified

The formation of tiny bubbles around the head of ultrasonic scalers, used by dentists to remove built-up…


Fibre rich food can reduce cardiac deaths Fibre rich food can reduce cardiac deaths

A change in lifestyle that includes a limited intake of fat, together with an increased intake of fibre…


Depressive symptoms may indicate Alzheimer's risk Depressive symptoms may indicate Alzheimer's risk

People who are frequently diagnosed with depression may run higher risk of having Alzheimer's disease…


Computer use may reduce memory decline risk in elderly Computer use may reduce memory decline risk in elderly

Seniors who use their computers as little as once a week may help ward off age-related declines in memory…


Zika caught 'killing' brain cells Zika caught 'killing' brain cells

Zika virus kills the type of tissue found in the developing brain, researchers have shown.   It…


Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research

The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by…


"Early diagnosis" can prevent cervical cancer

"When I first had bleeding I thought it might be something to do with menopause, but then it became…


Common Blood Test Could Predict Risk Of Stroke Recurrence: Research Common Blood Test Could Predict Risk Of Stroke Recurrence: Research

New York:  A common blood test already used to measure people's risk of developing heart disease…


Vitamin D in pregnancy may not improve bone health in babies Vitamin D in pregnancy may not improve bone health in babies

Consumption of vitamin D during pregnancy may not help in improving bone density of babies, according…


Depression affects the whole body Depression affects the whole body

Researchers have proved that depression is more than a mental disorder as it causes important alterations…


Participating in social activities may help you sleep better Participating in social activities may help you sleep better

Older adults who have trouble sleeping, could benefit from participating in social activities, in particular…


Joyful health benefits for coffee lovers Joyful health benefits for coffee lovers

Coffee lovers, rejoice! A new study has found that regular consumption of coffee may reduce the risk…


Study shows Zika 'might cause' Guillain-Barré syndrome Study shows Zika 'might cause' Guillain-Barré syndrome

New research gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called…


100 million people affected by psoriasis: WHO 100 million people affected by psoriasis: WHO

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that psoriasis, the painful, disfiguring condition…


How powerful is the human brain compared to a computer? How powerful is the human brain compared to a computer?

For as fast and powerful as computers have become, they still pose no match for the human brain. Sure,…


Insecticide-treated nets may still prevent malaria Insecticide-treated nets may still prevent malaria

Insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria despite mosquitoes developing resistance, according…


US surgeons perform first uterus transplant US surgeons perform first uterus transplant

Cleveland Clinic surgeons this week performed the nation's first uterus transplant, an experimental…


Lab-grown sperm makes healthy offspring Lab-grown sperm makes healthy offspring

Sperm have been made in the laboratory and used to father healthy baby mice in a pioneering move that…


Laser treatment ups efficiency of tumour drugs Laser treatment ups efficiency of tumour drugs

A team of US researcher has found that a laser system already in place to kill brain tumours can also…


Too much salt may cause liver damage: study Too much salt may cause liver damage: study

A high-salt diet may not only increase blood pressure, but also contribute to liver damage in adults…


Ebola 'devastates long-term health' Ebola 'devastates long-term health'

Most people who survive an Ebola infection will have long-lasting health problems, say doctors from…


How Sugar Can Help Detect Cancerous Tumours How Sugar Can Help Detect Cancerous Tumours

London:  Swedish researchers have developed a new magnetic imaging technique that utilises sugar…


Single drug dose can prevent early bone loss in HIV patients Single drug dose can prevent early bone loss in HIV patients

A single dose of the drug zoledronic acid was found to inhibit bone loss that is common in HIV-infected…


Teenage Obesity, Height Linked To Rare Cancer Risk Teenage Obesity, Height Linked To Rare Cancer Risk

New York:  Higher body weight and taller stature during adolescence increase the risk of developing…


How Lack Of Education Affects Heart Health How Lack Of Education Affects Heart Health

London,:  Patients with no schooling benefit least from blood thinning medications - the most effective…


Good night's sleep strengthens memory Good night's sleep strengthens memory

London: Ensure proper sleep if you want to boost your memory as brain activity during sleep sorts through…


How genetics regulate ageing How genetics regulate ageing

Scientists have shown that a hormone instrumental in the ageing process is under genetic control, introducing…


Homeopathy use in US limited to non-serious conditions: Survey Homeopathy use in US limited to non-serious conditions: Survey

Homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the US population for common, self-limited…


Stressed fathers can put their kids at high diabetes risk Stressed fathers can put their kids at high diabetes risk

New fathers please take note! Men who are stressed can put their children at an increased risk of diabetes,…


Gene linked to insomnia identified Gene linked to insomnia identified

Offering a target for developing new therapies to address sleep disorders, researchers have identified…


How fast are your lungs ageing? Here's the lowdown How fast are your lungs ageing? Here's the lowdown

Mothers who smoke, respiratory infections and the date you were born all contribute to determine how…


Autoantibodies may lead to early detection of lung cancer Autoantibodies may lead to early detection of lung cancer

Researchers have identified autoantibodies - immune proteins found in the blood that fight one's…


Oral bacteria linked to higher stroke risk: Study Oral bacteria linked to higher stroke risk: Study

Oral bacteria may be involved in several kinds of stroke, including brain hemorrhages and strokes that…


Just 20 minutes acupuncture for nine weeks can reduce chronic pain Just 20 minutes acupuncture for nine weeks can reduce chronic pain

Just nine weekly sessions of personalised acupuncture for 20 minutes each may lessen perceived pain…

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