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Exclusive Satellite for Farmers Now, Says Minister

The government of India is considering an exclusive satellite for farmers to help in weather forecast and provide timely services for farming and agriculture, said minister Jitendra Singh in a reply to a starred question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Besides weather, the satellite-enabled services to support farmers include agro-advisory, agromet services, soil moisture and agricultural extension activities to support ...

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Omega-3 fatty acids may help cancer patients, but risk of prostate cancer looms

Using omega-3 fatty acids in anti-tumor medications may improve cancer treatment said a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom, notwithstanding the fact that a year ago another study linked these acids to an increased risk of prostate cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), examined 50 ...

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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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Apollo Doctor Develops OncoCollect Software for Standardising Cancer Treatment in India

In its pursuit to develop medical software nearer to track ongoing treatment of patients, Apollo Hospitals Oncology department under Dr Ramesh Nimmagadda has developed a cancer tracking software called OncoCollect. The software helps doctors to keep track of their patients and their response to treatment for cancer, in line with similar software developed recently to track tuberculosis (TB). [See: New TB ...

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Spotting Heart Attack in Last One Hour Helps in Critical Treatment

A new method to spot heart attacks in suspected patients within an hour has been found effective in three out of four cases in a clinical trial involving over 1,000 participants, reports a study. The new technique to measure cardiac troponin T levels in the blood, a preferred biomarker for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as ...

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World Health Day: Regular exercise can keep lifestyle diseases away

As the World Health Day is observed on April 7, focus is on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, which Indians face burdened with a slew of lifestyle diseases. But instead of expensive medication and therapy, the cure lies in making exercise a compulsory part of everyday life, health experts say. “Indians are increasingly leading a sedentary and machine-dependent life, which ...

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Folic Acid And Vitamin B Lower Stroke Risk, Says Study

Researchers from Perking First Hospital in Beijing found vitamin B had the power to lower stroke risk, almost invalidating long-held fear that Vitamin B may lead to cancer. Their findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, show healthy foods that were rich in vitamin B and protect the inner walls of a person’s arteries. The Chinese researchers ...

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Yoga helps to lower depression or mood swings in pregnant women: Study

A study of 34 pregnant women has found that yoga can help them reduce depression or severe mood swings in them just before giving birth and that yoga is a feasible, acceptable, safe and effective method for them. “This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during ...

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Mars Ocean Once Had More Water Than Arctic

An ancient ice-age primitive ocean on Mars with more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean but scientists are surprised where the water had gone now, according to NASA. If they find an answer, then future Mars mission will be feasible with essential survival kits. “Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much ...

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Sound Good-Night Sleep Saves You From Cancer; How?

German scientists have come out with a new research that sheds light on the sleeping pattern in the night and the resultant cancer causing elements in the body before advising people to strive for sound sleep at night. As we age, the decline in tissue function and the onset of cancer occur with the loss of stem cells, mainly driven ...

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More sex by partners is good for offsprings to live disease-free life: Study

New research shows that the more we have sex, the better it is for offsprings as they could inherit the genes and avoid bad genetic mutations leading to less chances of developing diseases in offspring over time. Canadian researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre have revealed how humans pass on genetic material to ...

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How FaceBook helps Students Score Better?

A survey of over 1,600 college students about their Facebook behaviour has revealed that using social media to make friends and create the support network can help them get good marks, showing the cascading effect than direct impact. According to Reynol Junco, associate professor of education at Iowa State University, if students are committed to their social circles, then they ...

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Ancient Pythagoras theorem helpful to track patient’s health recovery, prove scientists

A team of medical researchers has found that the 2,500-year-old Pythagoras theorem could be the most effective way to identify the point at which a patient’s health begins to improve. According to the theorem, in a right-angled triangle, the sum of the squares of the two right-angled sides is equal to the square of it’s hypotenuse. In other words, one can ...

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Nasal Insulin Spray Helps Delay Alzheimer’s Disease: Study

Researchers have found that the insulin nasal spray device is helpful to cater the energy needs of brain directly and help patients with Alzheimer’s. When insulin levels go down, brain nervous system responds with symptoms of confusion, anxiety, visual difficulties, and heart palpitations, according to Mayo Clinic online information, which also states that irregularities in insulin levels could be one ...

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More Cocoa Use in Food Helps Improve Memory, says Study

Diets rich in cocoa flavanols or bioactives found in cocoa, can help arrest age-related memory decline like dementia or Alzheimer’s in adults, a study shows. “The results of this study are encouraging – they support the idea that diet, and specifically a diet rich in cocoa flavanols, can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health as we age,” said ...

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Ayurveda Remedy in New Turmeric pills to boost immunity, combat diseases

Advocated in ancient Hindu medicine Ayurveda, a compound found in turmeric may soon be available in the form of daily pills to boost the immunity among people and help them combat inflammation in the body. A modified formulation of curcumin, a naturally occurring compound found in turmeric, releases its anti-inflammatory goodness throughout the body, the findings showed. It also lowers inflammation, ...

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Cinnamon Health Benefits More But Harms Liver Too: Studies

Cinnamon has been in news recently for its properties to reduce blood pressure, bring down triglycerides drastically and helping in brain-relating diseases at bay. But on the flip-side of it, coumarin present in cinnamon is harmful to liver, say studies. Minus coumarin, cinnamon packs high potency of antioxidants and its antimicrobial properties have been shown to fight strains of E. ...

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Caffeine helps women addicts of cocaine during oestrus cycle: study

Caffeine offers a new treatment option for women cocaine addicts as a neuro-protective that can block cocaine’s direct effects on their fertility cycle, revealed new research. Women undergo oestrus cycle, a recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility in many females. Cocaine is known to have caused the shift in the oestrus cycle, thereby changing a woman’s estrogen levels. But ...

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Copper Can’t Cure But Helps Stop Spreading Ebola, says Study

Copper with its anti-microbial elements cannot help cure Ebola but certainly prevents the spread of the deadly Ebola virus when frequently-touched surfaces, such as door handles, taps and light switches are replaced with copper copper or copper alloy equivalents, says a study. In a research study by the University of Southampton in Britain, it was found that the engineering materials ...

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