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Health Ministry launches MR dual vaccination campaign as part of Universal Immunisation Prog

Health Ministry launches MR dual vaccination campaign as part of Universal Immunisation Prog

05 Feb 2017 | 5:28 PM

New Delhi, Feb 5 (UNI) In order to combat Measles and Rubella diseases affecting children till the age group of 15 years, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched Measles Rubella (MR) dual vaccination campaign in the country covering nearly 41 crore target children.

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A new Cancer drug that promotes regeneration of heart tissue

A new Cancer drug that promotes regeneration of heart tissue

04 Feb 2017 | 6:59 PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) In an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the future, researchers have discovered that an anticancer agent in development also promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle.

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Eating grapes could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Eating grapes could prevent Alzheimer's disease

04 Feb 2017 | 5:50 PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protects against metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain a study of people with early memory decline has found.

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Scores of genes join forces to make you tall

Scores of genes join forces to make you tall

02 Feb 2017 | 2:58 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (UNI) Geneticists have discovered 83 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height and this would help us understand why many people are tall, some exceptionally tall.

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Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control, may spread to India

Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control, may spread to India

02 Feb 2017 | 2:57 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (UNI) A lineage of multidrug resistant P falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria medicines, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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A step closer to drug against antimicrobial resistance

A step closer to drug against antimicrobial resistance

01 Feb 2017 | 7:04 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1 (UNI) Researchers led by a scientist of Indian origin have for the first time determined the molecular structure of a new antibiotic which could hold the key to tackling drug resistant bacteria.

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A clue to how cancer spreads

A clue to how cancer spreads

28 Jan 2017 | 9:21 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Cancer turns deadly when malignant cells spread from a primary tumour to other organs and tissues; but how exactly this happens has not been understood so far.

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Genetic makeup of 'roommate' can impact your health

Genetic makeup of 'roommate' can impact your health

26 Jan 2017 | 4:10 PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) The genetics of nearby mice can have a large impact on one animal's weight and health, a new research has found.

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Cookware made with scrap releases toxic lead, arsenic & cadmium

Cookware made with scrap releases toxic lead, arsenic & cadmium

24 Jan 2017 | 5:37 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal poses a serious and previously unrecognised health risk to millions of people around the world.

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Women don't know when to begin heart screening

Women don't know when to begin heart screening

23 Jan 2017 | 6:46 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Women can begin developing atherosclerosis and plaque in their arteries, as early as in their teens and early 20s, which makes it vital to understand the risk factors that women face and make appropriate life changes as early as possible, warn health experts.

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Key first steps leading inflammatory arthritis identified

Key first steps leading inflammatory arthritis identified

21 Jan 2017 | 3:01 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers have identified what appear to be the initial steps resulting in joint inflammation that ends up in painful inflammatory arthritis.

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Starving TB bacteria to put them on leash

Starving TB bacteria to put them on leash

20 Jan 2017 | 4:27 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (UNI) Scientists have discovered that the TB bacterium has the ability to "reprogramme" the cell it infects so that it can feed on its lipids - an important source of cellular energy.

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Researchers-drug industry league drives positive drug trial results

Researchers-drug industry league drives positive drug trial results

18 Jan 2017 | 12:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) Financial ties between researchers and companies that make the drugs end up in positive trial results, and this suggests bias in the evidence collated, concludes a study published by The BMJ.

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Tata Memorial Centre doctor treats rare cancer with common heart drug

Tata Memorial Centre doctor treats rare cancer with common heart drug

17 Jan 2017 | 3:39 PM

New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe.

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Parents struggle with when to keep sick kids home from school

Parents struggle with when to keep sick kids home from school

16 Jan 2017 | 6:37 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) It can be a nerve-wracking, game time decision for parents: whether their sick child should stay home from school.

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What makes erionite cancer-causing?

What makes erionite cancer-causing?

14 Jan 2017 | 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) The mineral erionite, usually is found in volcanic ash altered by weathering and ground water, is considered to be highly carcinogenic and is on the World Health Organisation's list of substances that cause cancer.

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Scientists discover master regulator of cellular aging

Scientists discover master regulator of cellular aging

14 Jan 2017 | 3:02 PM

New Delhi, Jan 13 (UNI) Scientists have discovered a protein that fine-tunes the cellular clock involved in aging – sort of master regulator of aging.

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Yoga may benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain

Yoga may benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain

12 Jan 2017 | 3:38 PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) A new systematic review suggests that yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise.

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Risk of heart attacks rises in winter: Expert

Risk of heart attacks rises in winter: Expert

11 Jan 2017 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Jan 11 (UNI) Winter is generally the time when people party hard and fill their tummies with steak, kebabs, sweets and wine.

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Problems & potential of combining drugs

Problems & potential of combining drugs

10 Jan 2017 | 4:19 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 UNI) Chemotherapy and anti-nausea pills; Advil and multivitamins; blood pressure medication and anti-depressants- rugs can be combined in endless ways.

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Alzheimer's drug stimulates natural repairing ability of teeth

Alzheimer's drug stimulates natural repairing ability of teeth

09 Jan 2017 | 5:29 PM

New Delhi, Jan 9 (UNI) A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered.

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When body fights itself

When body fights itself

07 Jan 2017 | 3:07 PM

New Delhi, Jan 7 (UNI) Doctors are on the trail of a possible connection between autoimmune diseases and infections - probably pinpointing errors that can occur in our body’s defence system when our immune cells absorb certain proteins from pathogen cells and confuse it with our own cells.

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Scientists crack the structure of deadly HIV machinery

Scientists crack the structure of deadly HIV machinery

06 Jan 2017 | 2:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) Scientists have solved the atomic structure of a key piece of machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, which has eluded researchers for decades.

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Scientists crack the structure of deadly HIV machinery

06 Jan 2017 | 1:00 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) Scientists have solved the atomic structure of a key piece of machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, which has eluded researchers for decades.

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Tamed malaria parasite vaccine passes early human trial

Tamed malaria parasite vaccine passes early human trial

05 Jan 2017 | 12:14 PM

New Delhi, Jan 5 (UNI) Results from a first-in-human phase 1 study reveal a weakened form of the malaria parasite safely activated strong immune responses in 10 healthy volunteers, whose antibodies completely protected mice from malaria infection.

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Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

04 Jan 2017 | 5:01 PM

New Delhi, Jan 4 (UNI) A new process developed by researchers prints high-performance silicon-based computers on to soft, sticker-like surfaces that can be attached anywhere.

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