This California Plant May Hold Promise for Treating Alzheimer's

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Researchers have identified genetic variants associated with obesity that is central to developing targeted interventions to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like hypertension,
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Researchers developing new therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease

Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the symptoms such as movement problems and memory loss of Parkinsons disease PD, researchers say
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Antibiotic resistance spreading faster than thought: Study

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria spreads much faster and with more varied mechanisms than previously thought, say scientists who suggest exercising caution in the use of the drugs
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'Killer cells' may pave way for life-long, universal flu vaccine

Killer immune cells that can fight all strains of influenza virus may pave the way for a universal, oneshot flu vaccine, according to a study
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'World's first gene therapy to halt most common cause of blindness'

Oxford researchers claim to have carried out the worlds first gene therapy operation to halt agerelated macular degeneration AMD, the leading cause of untreatable blindness in the
19 Feb 2019, 04:35 PM IST

Smoking may damage immunity of skin cancer patients: Study

Smoking may damage the immune response against melanoma and limit patients survival chances, according to a new study
19 Feb 2019, 12:28 AM IST

Heavy smoking may damage vision: Study

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage your vision by affecting blood vessels and neurons in the retina, a study warns
18 Feb 2019, 05:39 PM IST

Cell replacement therapies may help treat Parkinson's disease

Cell replacement therapies may help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinsons disease, a progressive disorder that currently has no cure, scientists say
18 Feb 2019, 04:57 PM IST

New drug may help delay ageing in humans

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a promising drug that significantly increases muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, and may help delay
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Toxins from home flooring, furniture may put kids at cancer risk

Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flameretardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher levels of potentially harmful toxins in their blood or urine, put
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Chinese food producer says swine fever found in dumplings

A major Chinese food producer said Monday that traces of the African swine fever virus had been found in its frozen dumplings
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Researchers developing new therapy to treat Parkinson's disease

Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the symptoms such as movement problems and memory loss of Parkinsons disease PD, researchers say
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Cutting out on these foods can help combat gastrointestinal issues

Cutting out specific foods can alleviate gastrointestinal issues for physically active people, especially a runner, researchers say
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Statins can prevent development of neurological disorder: Study

Besides treating heart disease, cholesterol lowering drugs statins can also be used to prevent the development of a neuro degenerative disease, finds a study
17 Feb 2019, 11:59 AM IST

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's decoded

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimers, Parkinsons
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Here’s how the brain evolved

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“Navya Care” Scales Access to Rare Pediatric Cancer Care Expertise To Empower Every Child With Cancer Across India

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5 exercises to kick-start your new fitness regime

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Life-saving facts of blood thinners

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Can plastic chemical affect ovarian function?

Eating canned foods during pregnancy can expose your baby to the industrial chemical bisphenol A BPA, which can later affect their reproductive health, warns a study
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New TB drug may shorten treatment duration

A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis TB has been shown to be more effective against TB than Isoniazid, a decades old drug which is currently one of the standard treatment
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Method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria developed

Physicists have now found a method to quickly identify single antibioticresistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis TB The new method helps find the bacteria and
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Gallbladder removal during pregnancy ups risk of preterm delivery

Getting the gallbladder removed during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm delivery and hospital readmissions among others, researchers saidAlso, women whose gallbladder has
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Hearing loss may up cognitive decline with age

Hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education, researchers sayThe findin
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2,000 unknown bacteria species found in human gut

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Novel humanised mouse model to study hepatitis B

Researchers have developed a humanised mouse model to study liver cirrhosis development induced by hepatitis B virus infection
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New mechanism that may prevent Alzheimer's identified

Researchers have identified a novel mechanism and a potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimers disease AD, says a new study on mice
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US study sounds alert on sodium

Higher sodium intake may increase lightheadedness, rather than prevent it, according to a US study that challenges traditional recommendations to treat the condition
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Birth control pills could impair women's ability to recognise emotion

Despite the widespread use of oral contraceptives OCPs by women, many are not aware that it may impair their ability to recognise others emotional expressions, which may have serio
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Low-fibre, high-fat diet may up severe sepsis risk

Consuming a Western diet, low in fibre and high in fat and sugar, can put you at increased risk of developing severe sepsis, researchers say
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Elderly to consume marijuana with caution

With marijuana being legalised across North America, there is a changing perception that sees people believing that weed is the safest recreational drug However, those assumptions
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Your genes may determine how marriage will fare: Study

Do you think you could lead a happy married life The answer is in your genes, a new study has said
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