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Low adherence to statin raises heart disease risks

New York |Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST

While statins prevent risk of death due to heart disease, a new study finds only about six per cent patients adhere to the medication, which may increase their risk of major cardiovascular event.

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Your friends may influence you to become obese

New York |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST

Besides genes and an unhealthy diet, your friends can also play a role in making you overweight, says a study, which found that obesity can spread through communities like a 'social contagion'.

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Sugary drinks may increase risk of early death

New York |Tuesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST

Women who drink sugar sweetened beverages are at an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned.

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New coating helps astronauts fight superbugs on ISS

London |Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST

Researchers have developed an anti-microbial coating that reduced the growth of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces at the ISS, and could help protect astronauts beyond the Moon and Mars from the

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West Nile fever kills boy in Kerala, Centre on watch

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST

As a six-year-old boy undergoing treatment for West Nile Fever died in Kerala's Mallapuram, the government on Tuesday reviewed the current situation, preparedness and action taken to deal with the dis

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AI can make eye doctors more effective: Google

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, diagnosing diseases has become faster with greater accuracy. A new study from the Google AI research group shows that physicians and algorithms wor

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Chinese woman nearly dies after injecting juice

Beijing |Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST

In a bizarre case, a woman in China nearly killed herself after self-injecting liquidised fruit -- a concoction of 20 fruits -- in her effort to stay healthy, the media reported.

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Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Toronto |Tuesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST

Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests.

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Sri Lanka plans colour coding for packaged food

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

Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday health authorities would introduce a colour coding scheme for packaged food, indicating levels of sugar, fat and salt, in an effort to curb

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Painkillers in pregnancy won't cause asthma in kids

London |Monday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST

Taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increase in the risk of asthma in children, finds a study of nearly 500,000 women.

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Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk

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

Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer.

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Musharraf shifted to Dubai hospital after 'reaction'

Islamabad |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.

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