India’s great vaccination drive at a glance

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Health or wealth? Nations pressured to loosen virus rules

Madrid: As the coronavirus pandemic throws millions out of work and devastates economies worldwide, governments are struggling with ..


Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Washington: Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're ..

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Free treatment for rare diseases: State demands central fund

Kochi: The state government has stated in the high court that central fund is essential for providing free treatment for children affected ..


Fast intermittently to get slim this New Year

New York: As you enter New Year on a sad note that despite gymming and avoiding sugary food for most part of 2019, the fat around your ..

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This pill may help curb 2.7 lakh HIV cases in India

New Delhi: Paired with a biannual testing programme, a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection has the potential to improve ..


Sexual attitude continues to evolve well into late 20s

New York: Indicating that development of sexual orientation continues long past adolescence into adulthood, new research has found ..


Skipping breakfast may increase death risk

Brasilia: Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related ..


Busted: 20 most common myths around sleep

New York: Common myths around sleep like snoring is harmless or having a drink helps fall asleep not only shape poor habits but may ..


Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Toronto: Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, ..


Men act less interested in sex than they really are

London: Men sometimes act way less interested in sex than they really are, perhaps because of the assumption that giving an impression ..


Muscle power likely to help you live longer

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Want to increase your longevity? If yes, then speed up your weight-lifting routine as a new study suggests ..


Whitening products may cause tooth decay

New York: While using teeth-whitening products can make your smile brighter, they might also lead to tooth damage, researchers have ..


Chilli compound slows lung cancer progression

New York: Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also has some medicinal value. New research suggests the compound responsible ..


Stop smoking cigarettes before they make you blind

New Delhi: Do you smoke cigarettes? Think twice before taking another drag as it may not only damage your heart or lungs but can also ..

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New wearable device grabs cancer cells from blood

New York: A team of US engineers have developed a prototype wearable device that can continuously collect live cancer cells directly ..


Working in shifts may increase heart disease risks

Beijing: People who work in shifts are at heightened danger of heart disease and the risk increases with years they work in shifts, ..


Many urinal trips in night hints at high BP

Tokyo: If you need to visit urinal frequently in the night, get your blood pressure checked as researchers say it may be a sign of ..

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Dim light escalates breast cancer's spread to bones

New York: Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spreading of breast cancer to bones, researchers have shown in an animal ..

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TB can cause infertility in women, say experts

New Delhi: Tuberculosis (TB) bacterium primarily affects the lungs, but can also spread and cause secondary infections to the uterus ..

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Drinking orange juice daily may keep strokes at bay

London: Drinking orange juice daily may cut your risk of deadly strokes by almost a quarter, suggests a study. The study, published ..


Brains's sodium level linked to migraine risk

New York: A team of US researchers have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain, a finding that ..

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Green tea helps combat obesity, inflammation

New York: Want to cut that extra flab? Drinking green tea can help reduce obesity as well as inflammation in the gut, finds a study ..


Mid-day nap can lower high BP

London: Want to lower your high blood pressure? Taking a nap during the day may help reduce hypertension levels, besides increasing ..


Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk

Seoul: Besides affecting your heart and lungs, exposure to second-hand or passive smoking can also raise the chances of chronic kidney ..


Migraine raises risk of dry eyes

New York: Suffering from migraine? You could be at higher odds of having chronic dry eye disease, says a new study. The chronic dry ..


Eating garlic, onions daily may ward off colon cancer risk

Beijing: Consuming 50 grams of allium vegetables, which include garlic, leeks, and onions, daily can potentially reduce the risk of ..

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Household pollutants cause infertility in both men & dogs

London: Environmental contaminants found in home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility both in humans and domestic ..

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Don't ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling

Tokyo: You should never ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while travelling, as researchers say cardiovascular diseases (CVD) ..


Night shifts can raise risk of early menopause

Toronto: Women who work in night shifts, even occasionally, are at an increased risk of early menopause, which can heighten the possibility ..

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'Cares' may contribute mothers to inadequate protection in subsequent pregnancies

New York: Mothers whose first child was taken into out-of-home care were found to have inadequate or no prenatal care during subsequent ..

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Vitamin D levels can now be measured with your hair

London: Researchers have found that vitamin D can now be measured by human hair, paving the way for improved diagnosis of deficiency ..

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Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women

New York: Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated ..


Your genes may determine how marriage will fare

New York: Do you think you could lead a happy married life? The answer is in your genes, a new study has said. Although prior research ..


World Cancer Day: Cancer genetics - Beyond hereditary cancer

The gene is a unit of inheritance of our DNA that determines our characteristics including physical, behavioural and clinical and the ..

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Exercise best defence against deep abdominal belly fat

New York: Exercise can help you in the fight against internal, visceral fat that you cannot see or feel, but can lead to insulin resistance, ..


Excess use of toothpaste by kids leads to tooth decay

New York: Many young kids who use toothpaste more than needed are at an increased risk of dental fluorosis when they get older, warns ..


Vitamin D intake could lower diabetes risk

New York: While Vitamin D helps in promoting bone health, a new study suggests that it may also promote greater insulin sensitivity, ..


Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

New York: Poor sleep among older adults has been associated with Alzheimer's, suggesting that good sleep habits may help preserve ..


H1N1 threat prevails: 77 patients seek medical help

Palakkad: The number of persons affected with H1N1 fever has not decreased so far. A total of 77 persons were confirmed with H1N1 in ..


Protect yourself from 'unforeseen' contaminants

The year has just begun, and its a good time to take a more diligent approach to your everyday hygiene. Consider your average day: ..

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These negative social media behaviours are linked to depression

New York: While scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, did you ever feel that everyone else is living their life better than you? ..


Why your computer can cause neck pain?

New York: Do you tend to suffer from headaches or neck and backaches from computer work? If so, checking your posture may help, researchers ..


5-10 servings of fruits, veggies daily may cut diabetes risk

New York: Want to restore the level of antioxidants -- key to ward off heart disease and Type-2 diabetes -- that you lost due to high ..

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Know why women tend to outlive men

New York: Scientists have long wondered why women outlive men globally. Now, they have found that the secret may lie in the second ..