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An experimental vaginal gel shows promise in protecting women from being infected with the HIV virus even if applied hours after having sex, according to a study led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.The gel contains a 1 per cent solution of an antiretroviral drug called raltegravir and works by inhibiting the HIV...
Too much is bad   
Ownership of household devices such as computers, TVs and cars can increase the likelihood of obesity and diabetes, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.Researchers tracked 1,53,996 adults in 17 countries that included high, middle and low-income countries such as Canada, Sweden, China, India, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.Researchers analysed the volunteers’ body mass...
She doesn't know!   
A survey of 1,000 women aged 18 to 40 years published in the journal Fertility and Sterility finds that a majority of women have limited knowledge about their reproductive health and a lot of misconceptions about ovulation, fertility and conception. Notable findings:30 per cent of the women visited their reproductive health provider less than once a year or never.40 per cent expressed concern...
Not smart enough   
A study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that smartphones often interfere with face to face interactions and communication between parents and kids.The researchers observed 55 caregivers and young children at fast food restaurants. Forty of the caregivers used their mobile devices during the meal; 16 of them were completely absorbed in their devices.The kids either seemed to be resigned to the...
Statins for love   
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have an added benefit of improving erectile function, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session and published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men especially after age 40 and is commonly seen in patients with heart disease, high cholesterol,...
Band aid   
Marry for the heart   
Natural blood pressure control   25 March, 2014
Loneliness that could kill   25 March, 2014
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Headful of stress   25 March, 2014
A father first   29 October, 2011
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
Lab-grown lungs   25 March, 2014
Even stethoscopes transmit diseases   25 March, 2014
Get moving   25 March, 2014
Shiver and lose weight   25 March, 2014
Singing, soothing mothers   25 March, 2014
Sleep position affects glaucoma   25 March, 2014
Paracetamol warning   25 March, 2014
Kids of older dads at risk   25 March, 2014
Thriving on yoga   03 March, 2014
Ups and downs   03 March, 2014
Protective aspirin   03 March, 2014
Chubby baby, obese teen   03 March, 2014
Sweet death   03 March, 2014
No see, all ears   03 March, 2014
Impulsive eye   03 March, 2014
Memory terminator   03 March, 2014
Aware, at ease   01 February, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
Her higher risk   01 February, 2014
The Mediterranean advantage   01 February, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
The signs   23 April, 2013
Vital delay   01 February, 2014
Heavy on TV   01 February, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
Caffeine for recall   01 February, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Sleep to stay sharp   01 February, 2014
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
Walk away from stroke   01 February, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Mummy’s heart   23 April, 2013
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
High and calm   01 February, 2014
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Train in your teens   01 February, 2014
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Looks matter   04 January, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Fizzle out   04 January, 2014
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Novel idea   04 January, 2014
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
Clean vital cord   25 April, 2012
Losing more than pain   09 October, 2012
Labour of fear   27 July, 2012
Supplement trouble   23 April, 2013
Healthy mouth, healthy heart   04 January, 2014
Pills that hurt   09 October, 2012
Exhausting fumes   27 July, 2012
Don't be late for lunch   23 April, 2013
Weigh your options   04 January, 2014
Help from the east   28 March, 2012
Drop that pill   04 January, 2014
Smart notes   12 March, 2013
Booster for big boys   27 July, 2012
SINUSITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS   28 March, 2012
Blame it on belly   09 October, 2012
Blight blues   09 October, 2012
Marked man   02 July, 2012
Folic acid protection   12 March, 2013
Age cut   28 March, 2012
Step it up   04 January, 2014
Dangerous highs   09 October, 2012
The lows of highs   28 March, 2012
Goodness of milk   04 January, 2014
Costly drink   12 March, 2013
Exercise   02 July, 2012
Veggies for healthy heart   12 March, 2013
Sleeping pill perils   28 March, 2012
Give space to grow   04 January, 2014
For better control   02 July, 2012
Need-based treatment   09 October, 2012
Unsuspecting women   09 October, 2012
A better time   12 November, 2011
Fat cut   02 July, 2012
Count the calories   28 March, 2012
Move for smarter babies   16 December, 2013
Killer codeine   12 March, 2013
Dirt at work   02 July, 2012
Soda troublemaker   28 March, 2012
Supplement with care   12 November, 2011
Dad decides   19 September, 2012
Praise right   12 March, 2013
Early relief   12 March, 2013
Save this message   12 November, 2011
Change for heart   02 July, 2012
Just can’t do without   28 March, 2012
Protective mother   19 September, 2012
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Resume after pause   19 September, 2012
High on I   02 June, 2012
A preventive bath   12 March, 2013
Cold is soothening   28 March, 2012
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Spot on   12 February, 2013
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
How they meet   29 October, 2011
Work out to do well   29 October, 2011
Slump and sink   13 August, 2012
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