Health

ISKCON launches 'Daan Utsav' on Gandhi Jayanti

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:38

Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) The ISKCON's Annamrita Foundation launched a weeklong 'Daan Utsav' from Gandhi Jayanti to serve free meals to thousands of underprivileged children in Mumbai and other parts of India, a top official said here on Tuesday.

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3 US scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:04

Copenhagen, Oct 3 (IANS) United States scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries relating to the biological clock, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm said Monday.

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New pill may halt bone loss and damage

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:38

London, Oct 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug which has the potential to halt bone loss caused by osteoarthritis and tackle underlying bone structure changes in diseased joints.

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3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine for decoding body clock

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:30

Stockholm, Oct 2 (IANS) Three American scientists have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for unravelling secrets of how the body's internal clock or circadian rhythm works -- a discovery that will help doctors understand the mechanism behind sleep patterns, hormone release, blood pressure and body temperature.

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Study proves efficacy of Bharat Biotech's Typhoid vaccine

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:22

Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Leading vaccine-maker Bharat Biotech on Monday announced that its next-generation typhoid vaccine, Typbar-TCV®, has demonstrated its safety and efficacy in a high risk human challenge clinical study carried out at Oxford University.

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3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:10

London, Oct 2 (IANS) Three American scientists have won the the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm, the prize committee said in a statement on Monday.

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Hominin species that gave us genital herpes identified

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:12

London, Oct 2 (IANS) A team of scientists have identified a species group that infected early humans with genital herpes (HSV2), a sexually transmitted infection, nearly two million years ago.

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This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:22

New York, Oct 1, Researchers have identified a small protein that could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.

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Blame your neurons if you feel sleepy when bored

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:52

Tokyo, Sep 30 (IANS) We often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary, but also experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations. Do you know why?

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Reusing oil to fry food increases trans fats, causes heart diseases

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:36

New Delhi, Sep 29, Emphasising that India's heart disease epidemic increased due to dietary patterns, doctors on Friday urged people to avoid reusing any oil for frying food products as it increases the proportion of trans fats, major source of heart diseases.

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Decoded: How we sense moonlight, daylight

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:02

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Neuroscientists have found that neurons in the retina of the eye share the job of sensing the ambient light level in our environment, enabling us to sense the overall degree of illumination.

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Parkinson's drug shows hope for cancer treatment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:56

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) A drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease has displayed significant anti-cancer effects in both human cell lines and mice, an advance that could lead the way to the drug being re-purposed as an anti-cancer medication, researchers say.

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