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Combating Vaccine Phobia

At a time when a huge campaign is on in India to immunise her population from infectious diseases, anti-vaccine sentiment from the US and Europe is spreading worldwide. The reluctance or refusal to vaccinate, termed 'vaccine hesitancy', has been listed ... Read more

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The Other Greenhouse Gas

One of the things that I think has given global warming a bad name (besides, well, the fact that it's global warming), is that it can seem like everything causes global warming. We are told: No red meat! Remember to compost! Less dairy! Don't waste food! Read more

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New protocol could ease diagnosis of bacterial infections in infants

A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have fevers, potentially eliminating the need for spinal taps, unnecessary antibiotic treatments or expensive ... Read more

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Placenta-on-a-chip to study caffeine transport from mother to fetus

Using microfluidic technology, engineers at Iowa State University have invented a placenta-on-a-chip that models transmission of compounds from a mother to fetus. According to scientists, using such kind of techniques could help them better determine ... Read more

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Long-term outcomes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: 18 years of follow-up in ...

Arthritis Care & Research — Glerup M, et al. | February 18, 2019. Advertisement. From 1997 to 2000, from specified geographic areas in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, researchers assessed the long-term progression, reduction rate and disease ... Read more

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Looking behind a rare brain disease for clues to treat more common mental ...

Mental retardation and microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia (MICPCH) is an X-linked disorder affecting females and characterized by severe intellectual disability, microcephaly, and variable degrees of pontocerebellar hypoplasia ... Read more

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अस्थमा की बीमारी को दूर करेगा इन पत्तों का काढ़ा

आम इतना फायदेमंद होता है उतना ही फायदेमंद होता है इसका पत्ता. यानि इसके पत्ते भी आपको कई लाभ देते हैं, कही वो स्किन का हो या फिर आपके सेहत की बात हो. प्राकृतिक चीजें सेहत के लिए बहुत फायदेमंद होती है. गर्मियों के मौसम में आम खाना सभी को बहुत पसंद होता है. ये एक बहुत ही स्वादिष्ट फल होता है. पर क्या आपको पता है कि आम ही नहीं बल्कि आम के पत्ते भी हमारी सेहत के लिए बहुत फायदेमंद होते हैं. आम के पत्तों में भरपूर मात्रा में एंटीऑक्सीडेंट, प्रोटीन, विटामिन ए, बी और सी के गुण मौजूद होते हैं. तो चलिए हम आपको बता देते हैं इसके पत्ते से क्या क्या लाभु मिल सकता है आपको. आम के ... Read more

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Being in love could prevent women getting a cold, according to new research

A new study suggests love helps boost immunity. Researchers took blood samples from women in new relationships over 24 months. Those who fell in love showed an increase in activity of certain genes involved in antiviral defences. In other words, love ... Read more

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Twist the classics!

Have you craved or wished for skin as clear, beautiful and glowing as Alia Bhatt or Kareena Kapoor? Well, we are living in a world that is full of technology and it is not limited to gadgets alone. Now, with the help of tech we can also achieve a ... Read more

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Gene behind preference for menthol cigarettes identified

HOUSTON: Scientists have identified a gene that increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavour additive that provides a minty taste and a cooling or soothing sensation. According to researchers, including those from ... Read more

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Pumped breast milk falls short of breastfed version

Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from mom's breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria — and less abundance and ... Read more

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Soon, saliva to test antibodies against HIV in individuals

The National Aids Research Institute (Nari) which will soon be renamed to reflect its new research focus, has two critical projects in its pipeline. The projects that Nari has initiated presently are promising to be a breakthrough, said Dr Samiran ... Read more

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Sort, set in order, shine..

Mental health is one of the most pressing problems troubling the country. Be it depression, anxiety, stress or personality disorders, instances of mental health issues seem to be cropping up increasingly on the health map of the country. Dr Prakriti ... Read more

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No bottoms up here

Drinking during adolescence can significantly increase the risk of alcohol addiction in later life, a study has found. Researchers from Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in the US examined relationships between early age of first ... Read more

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Smoking STOPS your body from fighting skin cancer and makes you 40% less ...

Smoking cigarettes stops the body from fighting deadly skin cancer, according to research. Smokers and former smokers are 40 per cent less likely to survive the disease ten years after diagnosis than those who have never smoked. A connection between ... Read more

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'Trojan horse' 'TV' drug shows potential to fight 6 different cancers

A brand new type of cancer drug that acts as a 'Trojan horse' to get inside tumor cells has shown promise in patients with six different cancer types. In patients with advanced, drug-resistant cancers, over a quarter with cervical and bladder tumors ... Read more

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Transgender people taking hormone therapy may be at TWICE the risk of heart ...

Transgender people face a number of unique risks, including elevated stress levels, mental health issues and suicide risks that can strain the heart too; Hormone therapy can alleviate gender dysphoria and drastically improve quality of life; However, ... Read more

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Rare strain of meningitis on rise but current vaccines fail to give immunity

A rare form of deadly meningitis is on the rise in Ireland following a pattern seen in other countries, disease specialists have revealed. The number of cases of the W strain has increased from one in the year 2014 to 12 last year. There has also been ... Read more

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Facebook to consider removing or demoting anti-vaccination recommendations

By Taylor Telford | The Washington Post. As public pressure intensifies over how Facebook promotes misinformation about vaccines, the social media giant is considering removing anti-vaccination content from its recommendation systems, Bloomberg ... Read more

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NYC advocates call for feds to "break the patent" on PrEP, a lifesaving HIV drug

As the number of people in New York City living with HIV or AIDS continues to rise, local advocates are calling for the federal government to take steps to make the life-saving prevention drug PrEP more affordable. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson ... Read more

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Are you supporting your child's Mental Health or letting the situation ...

We as Indians in this society have grown up with certain rules and regulations and which tops it all on the chart, is don't do this, because it's been coming from the generations that what would they say log ka kya Kahengey? In Indian society handling ... Read more

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Twist the classics!

Have you craved or wished for skin as clear, beautiful and glowing as Alia Bhatt or Kareena Kapoor? Well, we are living in a world that is full of technology and it is not limited to gadgets alone. Now, with the help of tech we can also achieve a ... Read more

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Statins can prevent development of neurological disorder

Besides treating heart disease, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can also be used to prevent the development of a neurodegenerative disease, finds a study. According to the study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers, high cholesterol ... Read more

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Feature: Lethal swine flu spreads in war-torn Yemen amid collapse of health system

by Mohamed al-Azaki. SANAA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Aminah Mohsen, 70, is another patient arriving at a public hospital in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa. She is suffering from swine flu, also known as H1N1 influenza, which breaks down the immune system, ... Read more

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Is mammography test to spot breast cancer necessary at all?

New Delhi: A woman under 40, with no known breast cancer risk or visible symptoms of the deadly disease, need not take regular mammography tests, say health experts. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... Read more