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A Little Alcohol is Actually Good as It Heals Chronic Pain: New Study

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Alcohol consumption is always associated with harm to human health. Damaging liver, intervening with the actions of brain, high blood pressure and stroke are some of the known negative effects of too much alcohol consumption. Even so, a new study by Scottish scientists has shown that a little intake of alcohol is in fact good for health, keeping the chronic ...

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Music Helps to Enhance Certain Functions of Brain, says New Study

Are you sick of your teenage children’s loud music playing habit? And are you planning to find ways to stop them from doing that? Then this new study might make you rethink as it shows how music helps to enhance a teenager’s brain responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills. A research team from Northwestern University lead by ...

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India still needs to go a long way to combat Hepatitis, says WHO report

India is one among few countries with a “written national strategy or plan” that concentrates solely on the prevention and regulation of viral hepatitis but the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the country is still lacking proper and appropriate measures to fight the disease. Hepatitis mortalities tagged under “undifferentiated” or “unclassified” are not enrolled to the central registry ...

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Compelling your children to eat might actually harm them: Study

Parents are always worried about the health of their children. They strive to follow as well as make their children follow the best eating habits always. Children, on the other hand tend to skip those “healthy” foods that their parents plan, thereby prompting parents to force their little ones to finish up everything served on the plate. And this in ...

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300 minutes of physical activity a week saves you from breast cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women, globally. Medical scientists globally are working every day to cease the negative impacts of the disease, and save lives. However, a new research has shown that engagement by post-menopausal women in 300 minutes (5 hours) of physical activity can save them from both breast cancer risk and obesity, altogether. ...

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Here’s why breast cancers can become drug resistant

As the case in most cancer cases, breast cancer can also be prevented if detected at an early stage. However, in majority of breast cancer cases developing resistance to drug is nearly inevitable after a certain point of time. Now, a new study by German scientists has shown why it might be so. HER2 membrane is the key element in ...

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Turmeric with Omega-3 Prevents Onset of Diabetes, Says Indian Origin Scientist

  An Indian originscientist from the University of Newcastle’s Nutraceuticals Research Group has found that curcumin in turmeric in combinatin with Omega-3 can delay type-2 diabetes and even prevent it effectively, if taken regularly. Professor Manohar Garg says the cause of the type 2 diabetes is due to systemic inflammation that affects secretion fuction of pancreas glands and turmeric can ...

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Chocolates increase sperm count, say experts

India might be on the verge of becoming the most populous country by 2030, however fertility experts have found a new diet that will help a man increase his sperm count. A nourishing diet that is filled with contents rich in antioxidants not only increases the sperm count, but also caters to the possession of healthy sperm cells. The experts ...

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Change in body temperature can trigger unexpected cardiac arrest, deaths

Scientists have found a protein that reacts adversely to change in temperature of the body and reacts by triggering heart attacks or even deaths. Cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical routine to the heart dysfunctions and unexpectedly becomes uneven, causing ventricular fibrillation and lessening blood flow to the heart. Now a new study has found that of all the known reasons, alteration ...

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90 minute memory: How William reminds us of movie characters?

Amnesia is a syndrome caused due to brain dysfunction from damage, mental trauma or disease. Existing in two different forms – retrograde and anterograde, amnesia means “memory loss” in basic sense of the word. Retrograde amnesia means the incapability to remember events before a particular incident while anterograde means the incapability to remember events after a particular incident. Over the ...

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New trial drug shows promise to cure, prevent malaria in single dose

Researchers across U.S and Australia have discovered a new drug, which though in its trial stage, has showed promise to cure malaria in only one single dose, besides being an effective preventive therapy too. The new study by Dr. Margaret Phillips who is the professor of Pharmacology at Southwestern showed that DSM265 – the new drug, could fall “among the first single-dose cures ...

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Cow’s heart valve saves 81 year old woman; All eyes on her survival time

In a remarkable medical success story, an 81-year-old woman from Hyderabad rekindled her life by getting a valve donation from a cow while undergoing a valve replacement surgery. The woman was experiencing thinning of the aortic valve in her heart and required the valve replacement surgery that was conducted at Frontier Lifeline Hospitals in Chennai, last Saturday. She had been ...

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Casual dental checkup left him with just 90-minute memory forever

March 14, 2005 was a normal day for William who was scheduled to visit his dentist for a root canal surgery after hitting the gym in the morning and going to office. A member of the British Armed Forces at that time, he returned to Germany only the previous night after attending his grandfather’s funeral. However, something unusual happened while ...

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Insufficient mental health care reaching alarming levels, says WHO

Mental health is equally important as physical health as both are connected, imposing cascading effects on one another’s functioning. But mental health is not given enough attention, and the impact is reaching alarming leves. said a World Health Organization report. The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Mental Health Atlas 2014 yesterday revealing that almost 1 in 10 people suffer ...

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CM wants nurse who cut baby’s thumb sacked

After the authorities of Balurghat General Hospital suspended the accused nurse, who “accidentally” cut off the thumb of an 8-day-old baby while trying to cut the leucoplast, chief minister Mamata Banerjee demanded that the nurse be sacked from her job. The baby, who was suggested to be taken to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Siliguri after the ...

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Longer sitting hours increase risk of mortality in women: New study

Does your job require you to spend prolonged hours sitting? Or do you enjoy your leisure time of watching television or playing computer games? Then you may want to re-think your habits or find a way to engage in physical activity as a new research has shown that too much sitting puts one at an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular ...

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Baby’s thumb cut: What happened after accident?

Infant deaths are the most common form of medical negligence in West Bengal. Adding to it, in a shocking incident on Sunday, a nurse allegedly cut off the thumb of an 8-day-old baby girl by “accident” while trying to cut a leucoplast for creating a channel to run saline – with scissors, said reports. Photo Credit: The incident happened in ...

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Ancestral diets can increase risk of diabetes, says new study

Ever wonder why you are obese or suffer from cardiovascular disease(s) even after following a proper diet? A new study led by an Indian scientist says that poor diet followed by the ancestors is to be blamed for. Anandwardhan A. Hardikar, the associate professor at the University of Sydney along with associates from the National Centre for Cell Science, KEM ...

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