Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens

London |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food.

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High fat western diet could make prostate cancer aggressive

New York |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Eating a typical Western high-fat diet such as cheeseburgers and fries could make prostate cancer more aggressive and cause them to spread, finds a study.

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Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat

London |Tuesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

While pinching your nose and clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze may be part of the workplace etiquette, it can rupture the throat, doctors have warned.

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Number of new doctors inadequate for 1.3 bn people: Kovind (Lead)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the 67,000 undergraduate and 31,000 postgraduate medical seats in India are highly inadequate for a country with a population of 1.3 billion.

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Odisha government announces incentives for doctors doing PG

Bhubaneswar |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST

The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects.

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Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills

New York |Tuesday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

Altered development of a part of brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, a study has found.

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Free surgery for Delhiites in private hospitals to continue

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST

Patients unable to undergo surgery in a city government hospital for 30 days will continue to get it done for free in private hospitals here, as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the scheme on

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Two women killed in UP hospital fire

Lucknow |Monday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST

Two women patients were killed on Monday in a fire in a private hospital in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

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Bullied kids at high risk of anxiety, suicidal behaviour

Toronto |Monday, 2018 1:15:06 PM IST

Children who faced bullying may be at high risk of developing mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and anxiety behaviour in their teenage years, a new study shows.

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Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

New York |Monday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST

Sexual violence in the neighborhood can harm the physical and mental health of women, a study says.

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Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

London |Monday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST

Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has re

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Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord

New York |Monday, 2018 6:45:06 PM IST

Scientists have found that many of the genes that aid in the natural repair of injured spinal cord in the lamprey fish are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, a find

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