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Forget Mosquitos Developing Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Nets Still Effective: Study

Despite resistance in malaria-causing mosquitoes to insecticides, researchers say insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria. These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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Palakkad in Kerala Becomes First HIV/AIDS Literate District

Kerala’s Palakkad district will become the first total HIV/AIDS literate district in the country due mainly to joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a voluntary organisation which helped win the status. Just as Kottayam became India’s first city to achieve 100 percent¬†literacy in 1989,¬†so is Palakkad is all set to be honoured with the status of being the first ...

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Creative, Genius People Slip Into Mental Illness Easily

There is a genetic link between creativity and madness or mental illness and those who are creative are prone to develop schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, said a new study reiterating one of the old beliefs in the world that geniuses have a streak of mental tweak in brain. From the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to Van Gogh, several creative people ...

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Raman Spectroscopy Helps Disgnose Kidney Disease Replacing Biopsies

Using Raman Spectroscopy, US-based scientists have developed a new less-invasive disgnostic tool to identify kidney diseases and assess its severity level. Otherwise, Raman spectroscopy was also being used in exploring Mars surface by geologists. Professor Chandra Mohan of the University of Houston and his colleague Wei-Chuan Shih have found that there is a difference in signals obtained from a healthy ...

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