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Novel drug proves effective against neglected tropical diseases

London |Monday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST

Researchers have developed a novel drug with the potential to kill a bacterium causing two of the most neglected tropical diseases that lead to blindness and severe disability and affect over 157 mill

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Ravi Shankar Prasad admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday.

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63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 11:15:09 PM IST

As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a poll showing that around 63 per cent Indians (now want) eat plant-

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New DNA tool can trace your origins to Vikings

London |Monday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST

Think, that your ancestors were Roman Britons, Vikings or ancient Israelites? A new DNA tool can help you trace your similarity to these ancient people who once roamed the earth, say researchers.

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Cancer quadruples risk of suicide: Study

New York |Monday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST

People with cancer are over four times more likely to commit suicide than people without the deadly disease, finds a study.

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Maradona released from Argentine hospital, plans return to Mexico

Buenos Aires |Monday, 2019 2:45:04 AM IST

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona was released from the Clinica Olivos on Sunday, his representative said.

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Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as "Mumbai Marathon 2019" inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its "Watch Series 4" to tra

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New biodegradable nanofibre bandage enables faster healing

Moscow |Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

An international team of scientists has developed a new bandage with a strong antibacterial effect and which can be kept on over long periods of time without needing to be changed, thereby acceleratin

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Your uncle's genes may decide your longevity: Study

London |Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST

The key to longevity can probably be found in the genes of your long-living uncles and aunts and not just parents, finds a study.

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New sleeping pill can help patients wake up in response to threat

Tokyo |Sunday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST

Japanese scientists have shown that a new class of sleeping pill that preserves the ability to wake in response to a threat, unlike the commonly prescribed drugs that muffles a sleeping brain's "intru

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Indian labourers facing health hazards from harmful cement chemicals: AIIMS study

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

Men and women labourers at construction sites who handle cement or are exposed to it are at high risk of contracting skin infections owing to the harmful chemicals it contains, a new study conducted b

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Some nose, throat bacteria less likely to develop into flu: Study

New York |Sunday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST

US researchers have identified a cluster of nose and throat bacteria that made their hosts less likely to get flu.

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