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Structural differences in brain linked to epilepsy: Study

London |Monday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST

Thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions could predict an increased risk of developing epilepsy -- a neurological disorder characterised by seizures, finds a resear

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One-third women avoid smear tests due to embarrassment: Survey

London |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

One in three young women avoid or delay getting screened for cervical cancer because they are embarrassed about their pubic areas, revealed a survey.

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Depression may reduce survival rates in cancer patients

New York |Monday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST

Even mild depression among patients with head and neck cancer are associated with poorer overall survival, a new study has said.

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Himachal starts nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children

Shimla |Monday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched a state-level nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children during a campaign organised here by the State AIDS Control Society on the occ

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Explore ayurveda cures for cancer, says Venkaiah Naidu

Mumbai |Monday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST

Vice PresidentM. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon all medical professionals and researchers to explore Indian systems like ayurveda for alternative solutions to prevent and treat cancers.

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Slow down ageing with antioxidant-rich food

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Slow down ageing, reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes -- these are some reasons why it is important to consume antioxidant-rich foods like dark chocolates, nuts, kidney beans, cranberries a

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Test vaccine for malaria appears promising

London |Monday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

A new, experimental vaccine for malaria has shown fast and effective results against acute infection, protection against relapse, as well as, delay in resistance formation, researchers say.

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Bacterial changes early in life cause cystic fibrosis in kids

New York |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

Bacterial changes begin in the first few years of life leading to the formation of cystic fibrosis, which makes children repeatedly prone to bacterial infections and inflammation and shortens their li

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Dismiss Quddusi's plea over leakage of phone transcripts: CBI

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

The CBI on Monday requested a Delhi court to dismiss a plea by retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft in a medical college scam case, seeking court-monitored investigation into

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Government signs $120 mn loan agreement for Uttarakhand water supply

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

The central government on Monday said it has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the World Bank to help increase access to improved water supply in the peri-urban areas of Uttarakhand.

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Cannabis grown on 4,407 acres in Odisha destroyed

Bhubaneswar |Sunday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Cannabis cultivated on 4,407.73 acres in eight districts of Odisha has been destroyed in the 2017-18 season, as against a target of 3,050 acres, an official said on Sunday.

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Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective

London |Sunday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those at genetic high-risk, su

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