Health

'One third of world food produced is thrown away'

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:42

Helsinki, June 6 (IANS) One third of the food produced in the world is thrown away, said Janez Potocnik, co-chair of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel here on Monday.

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Know how VR can ease phantom limb pain

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 16:18

London, June 4 (IANS) Virtual Reality (VR) technology can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain by tricking the brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb, researchers have found.

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Gym workouts sans proper guidance can cost you your life

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:38

Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The heady profusion of modern gymnasiums, be it at home, office or elsewhere, has made workouts a rage, but exercising without a proper training regime and guidance can take a toll on your health, and even be fatal, warn experts.

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Malaria infection may cause bone loss too

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 16:18

Tokyo, June 3 (IANS) Malaria infection may result in bone loss as a result of chronic inflammation induced by accumulated by-products in the bone marrow left by the parasite that causes the disease, say researchers.

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Yemen cholera toll reaches 605: WH0

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 15:34

Sanaa, June 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday announced that the toll in the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached 605 with suspected cases exceeding 73,700.

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Nigeria warns of bird flu outbreak in 7 states

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 20:30

Lagos, June 2 (IANS/MAP) The Nigerian government on Friday alerted the public regarding the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in the federal capital territory and seven states of the country.

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Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:16

New York, June 1 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time discovered evidence that microglia -- brain's immune cells -- may play roles in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia.

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Fitbit devices accurately tracks sleep stages: Study

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:14

San Francisco, June 1 (IANS) Health and fitness wearables firm Fitbit validated the ability of its wrist-worn trackers that incorporate movement and cardiac sensors to accurately determine sleep stages -- light, deep and rapid eye movements (REM), the company said in a statement on Thursday.

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Over 100 genes linked to memory identified

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:36

New York, June 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified over 100 genes linked to memory, opening up new avenues of research to better understand memory processing in the human brain.

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