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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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Development of children of obese parents slower:  Study

Development of children of obese parents slower: Study

02 Jan 2017 | 3:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 2 (UNI) Children of obese parents may be at risk of physical and cognitive developmental delays, according to a study.

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A new class of molecules that may heal stressed cells

A new class of molecules that may heal stressed cells

31 Dec 2016 | 4:59 PM

New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) Molecules with the potential to deliver healing power to stressed cells - such as those involved in heart attacks - have been created by researchers.

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Cell therapy as fountain of youth: Stock-talking by scientist

Cell therapy as fountain of youth: Stock-talking by scientist

30 Dec 2016 | 1:09 PM

New Delhi, Dec 30 (UNI) By removing senescent cells (cells with a persistent damage response), which naturally accumulate with age, old rodents can regrow hair, run faster, and improve organ function.

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A drug that could potentially treat Alzheimer's

A drug that could potentially treat Alzheimer's

29 Dec 2016 | 5:44 PM

New Delhi, Dec 29 (UNI) Two significant research studies about compounds that could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease published in 2016 could bring us closer to a cure for this incurable disease.

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Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes, hypertension

Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes, hypertension

28 Dec 2016 | 3:55 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells.

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Roundworm: Biology's 'breadboard'

Roundworm: Biology's 'breadboard'

27 Dec 2016 | 6:02 PM

New Delhi, Dec 27 (UNI) The human brain, the most complex object in the universe, has 86-billion neurons with trillions of yet-unmapped connections.

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Synthetic stem cells could make it possible to repair damaged heart

Synthetic stem cells could make it possible to repair damaged heart

26 Dec 2016 | 6:11 PM

New Delhi, Dec 26 (UNI) A synthetic version of a cardiac (heart) stem cell developed by scientists offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and could reduce some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies.

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Controlling the body clock

Controlling the body clock

23 Dec 2016 | 6:33 PM

New Delhi, Dec 23 (UNI) Circadian timekeeping is a rhythm of roughly 24 hours cycle in the physiological processes of living all beings, including plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria – also called the body clock.

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RNA pathway key to health, lifespan

RNA pathway key to health, lifespan

22 Dec 2016 | 1:00 PM

New Delhi, Dec 21 (UNI) Humans and other animals carry rogue sequences of DNA in their genomes called transposable elements (TEs) and to prevent passing TEs to their offspring, they employ the piRNA pathway in their reproductive organs to block these elements from being active in their sperm and eggs.

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Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB

Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB

20 Dec 2016 | 10:49 AM

New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance.

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Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease

Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease

20 Dec 2016 | 10:41 AM

New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) Defects in the body's regulatory T cells (T reg cells) cause inflammation and autoimmune disease by altering the type of bacteria living in the human gut, researchers in the US have discovered.

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Fake medicines flourish in absence of regulatory mechanism

Fake medicines flourish in absence of regulatory mechanism

15 Dec 2016 | 5:11 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) From Vienna to Vietnam, fake medicines have threatened citizens across the board -- and borders – affecting people, particularly, those most vulnerable.

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Graphic testimonial warning on tobacco products more effective

Graphic testimonial warning on tobacco products more effective

12 Dec 2016 | 6:58 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Warning labels featuring photos of cancer patients with testimonials are more effective in getting smokers to quit than the text-only labels currently in use in some countries like the US.

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Yoga reduces blood pressure in people with prehypertension

Yoga reduces blood pressure in people with prehypertension

08 Dec 2016 | 12:39 PM

New Delhi, Dec 8 (UNI) Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension, according to a study presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI).

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Dieting might cause extra weight gain

Dieting might cause extra weight gain

07 Dec 2016 | 12:13 PM

New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets dieting as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages.

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New method may curb human viral infections

New method may curb human viral infections

06 Dec 2016 | 9:04 PM

New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) A mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics, has been found.

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Handful of nuts cuts risk of diseases

Handful of nuts cuts risk of diseases

05 Dec 2016 | 12:34 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20 gram of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

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Over seven and half million died of cancer in 2015

Over seven and half million died of cancer in 2015

04 Dec 2016 | 12:14 PM

New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) An estimated seventeen and half million people were suffering from cancer around the globe and 8 point 7 million died of the disease in 2015, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration published online by JAMA Oncology.

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