Health

How bacteria in your body may promote diabetes

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:02

New York, May 31, While a large waistline and high blood sugar levels are known risk factors for diabetes, researchers have now found that having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon may promote metabolic disease, particularly Type-2 diabetes.

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Cardiologists call for latest interventional heart technologies

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 22:00

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Aiming to replicate the latest interventional heart technologies, the Cardiology Society of India on Wednesday urged patients with blockages of coronary arteries to undergo Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as these help in better assessment for stent placement.

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Smoking may cause bone degeneration in youngsters

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 17:34

New Delhi, May 31, Youngsters who smoke may be at risk of developing low bone density -- a condition that may lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, experts say.

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Novel HIV test to detect hidden virus faster

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:48

New York, May 30 (IANS) American researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a test that is sensitive enough to detect "hidden" HIV and yet is faster, less labour-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test.

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All-India strike by 8.50 lakh chemists successful: AIOCD

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:40

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Around 8.50 lakh retail chemists, druggists and pharmacies on Tuesday went on a daylong strike all over India in support of their various demands, said All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) President Jagannath Shinde here.

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Vision keeps developing until mid-life

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:10

Toronto, May 30 (IANS) Challenging current belief that our vision matures in the first few years of life, researchers have found that the visual cortex, the human brain's vision-processing centre, actually continues to develop until some time in the late 30s or early 40s.

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UAE mobile phone usage soars: Report

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 08:38

Dubai, May 30 (IANS) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said that mobile phone usage in country increased to 228.3 devices per 100 people as of March 2016.

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Zika virus: State government, Centre didn't inform Ahmedabad civic body

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 23:26

Ahmedabad, May 29 (IANS) India's first three cases of Zika virus infection were reported from Ahmedabad between February 2016 and January 2017, but the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), which takes preventive and curative measures in the city, was unaware of this till a World Health Organisation (WHO) report became public on May 26.

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