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  • Air pollution can cause blindness: Study
    Air pollution can cause blindness: Study
    Photo: IANS   London, November 26 (IANS) Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal…
  • Obesity can cause brain damage, says study
    Obesity can cause brain damage, says study
    New York, November 26 (IANS) While obesity is primarily associated with weight gain, a new study suggests it triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain. Developments in MRI, like diffusion tensor…
  • High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk
    High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk
    New York, November 25 (IANS) Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, described a new connection…
  • High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk
    New York, November 25 (IANS): Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, described a new connection…
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    Wound healing in mucous tissues might prevent AIDS
    Washington, November 25 (IANS) Wound healing events in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, or SIV, guard some primate species against developing AIDS, a new study has learned. The research, published in the…
  • Shaking head to remove water from ears causes brain damage
    New York, November 24 (IANS): Shaking head is one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears, but it can can also cause complications as researchers have found that trapped water in the ear canals can cause infection and…
  • Obesity, smoking have negative impact on bone health: Study
    Obesity, smoking have negative impact on bone health: Study
    New York, Novèmber 24 (IANS) Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health, say researchers, adding they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, among the most…
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    Cancer patients at doubled risk of dying from stroke: Study
    New York, November 24 (IANS) People living with cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, compared to the general population say researchers, adding that the risk increases with time. Cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum…
  • AI to determine if immunotherapy is working in lung cancer
    AI to determine if immunotherapy is working in lung cancer
    New York, November 23 (IANS) Scientists who have pioneered the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy will be successful, can now determine which lung-cancer patients will benefit from expensive immunotherapy.…
  • More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    Geneva, November 22 (IANS): More than 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not physically active, including 85 per cent girls and 78 per cent boys, putting their health at risk by not doing regular exercise and spending too much time on screen,…
  • More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    More than 80% adolescents worldwide not physically active: WHO
    Geneva, November 22 (IANS) More than 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not physically active, including 85 per cent girls and 78 per cent boys, putting their health at risk by not doing regular exercise and spending too much time on screen,…
  • Why poor people are more prone to heart disease
    Why poor people are more prone to heart disease
    Bern, November 22 (IANS) Insufficient sleep is one reason why poor people are more prone to heart disease, researchers have warned. People with lower socioeconomic status sleep less for a variety of reasons: they may do several jobs, work in shifts…
  • How sleep deprivation affects your performance
    How sleep deprivation affects your performance
    New York, November 22 (IANS) Sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories have suggested, say researchers, adding that it impacts placekeeping - or, the ability to complete a series of steps without losing one's place, despite…
  • Air pollution can trigger Alzheimer's in aged women
    Air pollution can trigger Alzheimer's in aged women
    New York, November 22 (IANS) Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer's-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air, new research…
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    New diarrhoea vaccine found safe in clinical trial
    London, November 21 (IANS) An oral, inactivated vaccine candidate against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrohea has been found safe for infants and children in a clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria are a…
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