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Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD
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Washington: Exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, a new study has found. Researchers from Rutgers University and colleagues from Emory University, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Wake Forest University found that mice exposed to the pyrethroid pesticide deltamethrin in utero and through...
Obama details initiative to cure cancer, diabetes   
Washington: US President Barack Obama Friday unveiled the details of a bold new research effort, which brought doctors "closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes".According to a Xinhua report, Obama said that the precision medicine initiative "brings America closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes, and gives all of us access, potentially, to the personalised...
Drinking ups stroke risk more than BP, diabetes   30 January, 2015
London: More than two drinks a day in middle-age may raise your stroke risk more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, warns a study.Regular heavy drinking of any kind of alcohol can raise blood pressure and cause heart failure or irregular heartbeats over time with repeated drinking, in addition to stroke and other risks.“For mid-aged adults, avoiding more than...
Ebola virus toll nearly 8,800: WHO   28 January, 2015
Geneva: The number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease has reached 8,795, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.A total of 22,057 cases of the Ebola virus disease have been reported, WHO said in a statement.In line with statistics, the maximum number of Ebola-related deaths has been registered in Liberia. There have been a total of 3,686 cumulative deaths and 8,622 cumulative cases...
Human stem cells generate new hair in lab   28 January, 2015
New York: In the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss, US scientists have used human stem cells to generate new hair in the lab."We have developed a method using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells capable of initiating human hair growth. The method is a marked improvement over current methods that rely on transplanting existing...
Daily drinking ups risk of alcoholic cirrhosis   27 January, 2015
Men with bigger bellies last longer in sex   24 January, 2015
Novel device that lowers high BP   23 January, 2015
Ebola vaccine safe, generates immune response, shows trial   29 January, 2015
Exercise boosts brain health in adults   21 January, 2015
Decoded: Where brain stores fear   20 January, 2015
Environment decides immunity as we age   19 January, 2015
Pills to adjust shift workers' body clock   17 January, 2015
Ban sale of loose cigarettes, PM urged   16 January, 2015
How brain stimulates body to burn 'bad' fat   16 January, 2015
Life satisfaction good for bone health   14 January, 2015
Sex good for health of species   13 January, 2015
App to insult you into losing weight   12 January, 2015
Be optimistic to have a healthy heart   10 January, 2015
Exposure to diesel fumes harms genes   09 January, 2015
Good night's sleep tied to better math performance   09 January, 2015
Eating almonds decreases belly fat   08 January, 2015
Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety   09 January, 2015
Exercise could buy you extra years   06 January, 2015
'Providing quality healthcare a challenge'   03 January, 2015
Fat cells protect skin against infections   02 January, 2015
Two-thirds of cancer cases due to bad luck   02 January, 2015
Cancer deaths in US drop 22 per cent   01 January, 2015
Sex hormones put women at allergy risk   31 December, 2014
Economic insecurity impacts diabetes control   30 December, 2014
Personalised cancer treatment soon   29 December, 2014
Weight training can control belly fat   27 December, 2014
Google Glass app to help autistic kids   26 December, 2014
Gutka ban is good for youth: WHO   22 December, 2014
Tooth loss may lead to memory decline   19 December, 2014
Radiaion: No telling proof of adverse health impact   19 December, 2014
A hug a day keeps the doctor away   18 December, 2014
India slashes health budget   24 December, 2014
Indians living longer, healthier lives: Lancet   18 December, 2014
Domestic violence can affect baby in womb   17 December, 2014
Govt urged to pass good samaritan law   16 December, 2014
Improve quality of diagnostics, medicines: WHO   13 December, 2014
Obese children's brains crave for sugar   12 December, 2014
Alcohol affects body's ability to adjust sleep   11 December, 2014
6.5 pc of Indians suffers from mental disorders   12 December, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Simple potato extract can control obesity   10 December, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic   09 December, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Sleep deprivation causes cell damage   09 December, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
Brain scan can predict future risk   08 December, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
How our grip strength changes as we age   06 December, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Male smokers face greater cancer risk   05 December, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Red wine can prevent head, neck cancer   04 December, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
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