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Obesity alone does not increase early death risk: Study

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | PTI | Toronto

Obesity alone does not increase risk of early death, say scientists who have found that obese patients with no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The study could impact how we think about obesity and health, said Jennifer Kuk, an associate professor at York University...

UK health care award-winner wants unique rehab centre in India

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

An Indian-origin health care professional, who was recently awarded for her work to improve the quality of patient care in the UK's state-funded National Health Service (NHS), has said her dream is to start a rehabilitation and re-employment centre in India. Kashmira Sangle, who trained as a physiotherapist in Maharashtra before...

Herpes virus linked to Alzheimer's, antivirals may help

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | IANS | London

Scientists have found evidence of a link between herpes infection and Alzheimer's disease as well as the potential of antivirals in reducing the risk of the neurodegenerative disease. In the study, when people who suffered with severe herpes infection were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia...

Decoded: How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer's spread

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | IANS | New York

While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that omega-3 fatty byproducts may also have anti-cancer effects. The new study, led by Aditi Das...

FDA approves first drug with potential for smallpox treatment

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | IANS | Washington

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday approved the first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox. Smallpox, a contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease, was declared eradicated in 1980, by the World Health Organization. However, there have been longstanding concerns that smallpox could be used as...

Novel malaria vaccine may offer treatment hope

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | IANS | New York

Researchers have developed a vaccine that protects against malaria infection in mouse models by targeting the specific protein that parasites use to evade the immune system. Malaria parasites produce a unique protein, named Plasmodium macrophage migration inhibitory factor (PMIF), crucial to the life cycle of the parasite, as it ensures...

Will work with govt for implementation of AB-NHPM: IMA

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The IMA today said it will work with the government for the successful implementation of the Ayuhsman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) even as the differences continue over the package rates for the health insurance scheme. The Indian Medical Association (IMA), India's largest association of private doctors, has demanded...

Heavy drinking may increase mortality risk: Study

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

Drinking heavily results in uncontrolled iron absorption into the body, putting strain on vital organs and increasing the risk of death, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, looked at health outcomes in 877 women in sub-Saharan Africa over a median follow-up time of nine years. The...

Cinnamon oil can help fight superbugs: Study

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | IANS | SYDNEY

A researcher at an Australian university has found that cinnamaldehyde, a component of cinnamon essential oil, can help fight superbugs by inhibiting the development of even those bacteria that resist the most potent antibiotics. With most viral infections becoming resistant Sanjida Halim Topa, a doctor at Swinburne University of Technology...

Eating oranges may prevent eye disease: Study

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | PTI | Melbourne

People who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration - the leading cause of vision loss, a study led by an Indian origin researcher claims. Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Australia interviewed more than 2,000 adults aged over 50 and followed them over a...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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‘Writing’ to Lord Shiva is Cong’s shallow tactics: Chouhan

16 Jul 2018 | PNS | Indore

Hitting back at Congress leader Kamal Nath for writing to Lord Shiva to seek an end to the misrule in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said such shallow tactics have caused the opposition party's downfall. "My friend in the Congress is opposing (us) for no reason...

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