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Ladies, take a note: Partial radiotherapy is better for breast cancer 

Women who received partial radiotherapy reported fewer long-term changes to the appearance and feel of their breast than those who had radiotherapy to the whole breast.

04 Aug 2017

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Global blind population set to triple by 2050: study

Near-vision impairment due to uncorrected presbyopia affected 1.09 billion people aged 35 years or older and due to an increase in the ageing population. 

04 Aug 2017

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Do you know noise pollution can lead to cardiac problems? Here's how

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart failure impacts more than 60 million people worldwide.

04 Aug 2017

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Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease

The drug's ability to turn down the volume on the immune response allows the liver to regain its normal functions.

04 Aug 2017

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Childhood abuse may grow up to have to gamble disorders: Study

Disordered gambling remains uniquely associated with trauma and life stressors in childhood and adulthood after adjusting for alcohol and drug dependence.

04 Aug 2017

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Improvement in breastfeeding rates across the country: Govt   

The key components of the Mothers Absolute Affection programme launched by the ministry are awareness generation, promotion of breastfeeding.

03 Aug 2017

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Common anti-allergy drugs may help treat deadly blood clots

The drugs  can prevent the blood clots from going all the way up to the lungs from the leg to infect the lungs and subsequently cause pulmonary embolism. 

03 Aug 2017

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Ebola can persist in survivor's semen 2 years after infection

The research team observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.

03 Aug 2017

Skinny legs may up death risk by 300%: study

The risk of getting cardiometabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease is higher than people with thicker lower legs.

03 Aug 2017

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Beware! This is how your jeans can spike chances of Urinary Tract Infection

Doctors say that one in five women suffer from UTI at least once in their lifetime. The risk prevails right from birth - paediatricians often advise parents to look out for their baby girls.

03 Aug 2017

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Do you know kissing may not be responsible for Zika? Here's why

Saliva is also viscous stuff. That hinders the ability of the virus to move and get to cells that they could infect.

03 Aug 2017

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Is back pain troubling you? Here's how 'Smart Underwear' might help you

The device also can be controlled by an app that the team created - users tap their phones to engage the smart clothing wirelessly via Bluetooth.

03 Aug 2017

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In a scientific first, disease gene 'edited' in human embryos

Currently, the only way to avoid heritable disease in assisted reproduction, is to fertilise eggs in the lab, analyse the DNA of the resulting embryos, and eliminate those containing errors.

02 Aug 2017

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Artificial sweeteners may be counterproductive to dieting

Switching to artificial sweeteners to boost the impact of a weight loss diet may be counterproductive because the sweeteners acutely suppress food intake, leading to a caloric debt.

02 Aug 2017

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Ladies, here's how gum disease may up cancer risk in post-menopausal

The risk associated with periodontal disease was the highest for oesophagal cancer and gallbladder, the researchers reported.

02 Aug 2017

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Global warming may put 53 million Indians at protein deficiency risk

Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions will lead to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops leading to protein deficiency. 

02 Aug 2017

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Here's how depression is linked to violence among teens

The findings highlight the need for active and early treatment of depression in adolescents and young people.

02 Aug 2017

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Hospital patients with dementia have worst outcomes

Patients with 'cognitive spectrum disorder'  were also more likely to have died within a year of admission - with a 40 percent mortality rate.

02 Aug 2017

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Therapy helpful for parents of kids with Autism

Cognitive therapy helps parents deal with their own depression and emotion regulation.

02 Aug 2017

World Breastfeeding Week: Sustaining breastfeeding together

World Health Organization recognizes breast milk as the best nutritional food source for infants.

02 Aug 2017

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Here's how eating in between ' healthy' snacking can help you lose weight

A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal time.

02 Aug 2017