Mini-strokes may contribute to dementia

Although mini-strokes may seem to last only for a few minutes, the effect may be long lasting and is likely to contribute to dementia, research have suggested. Mini-strokes or "transient ischemic attack" (TIA) is a brief stroke-like attack that occur

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Eating red chilli  help you live longer

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New animal model developed from ancient cells

Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects
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Spaces between heart cells can cause sudden cardiac deaths

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India was not isolated before colliding with Eurasian plate: Scientists

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India to get new Food Composition Table 

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Coal-dependent India advised to curb emissions

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