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India still leads in deaths among children below 5
India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report, 'Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014', found that India registered 1.34 million...
A glass of milk daily good for your heart   
Do you find drinking milk disgusting? Listen to your heart and change the habit. New research has found that drinking milk and consuming other dairy products may reduce the risk of a heart attack.The link between milk and risk for hyper-tension and cardio-vascular disease (CVD) was examined in a study recently presented at the 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress in Montpellier, France."The...
UNSC to hold emergency meeting on Ebola   
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa and claimed over 2,200 lives, the president of the 15-member body has said. The outbreak, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, is unprecedented in scope with more than 4,000 cases having been reported across the region and over 2,200 deaths. It has also...
Tweaking brain circuits may cure autism   15 September, 2014
In a ray of hope for people suffering from autism, researchers have discovered neuron populations in a region of the mouse brain that controls whether the animal engages in social behaviour or asocial repetitive self-grooming behaviour.Autism has also been linked to dysfunction of the amygdala, a brain structure involved in processing emotions. Humans with autism often show a reduced frequency of...
Heart drug could cure Ebola: British experts   14 September, 2014
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said.The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could be adapted to fight the contagious Ebola virus, Xinhua reported.A team from the Health...
Vitamin B1 deficiency can damage brain   12 September, 2014
Brain map shows how people take aim   11 September, 2014
Physically active boys perform better in school   11 September, 2014
How to kill back pain during sex   10 September, 2014
Curbing food craving can help combat obesity   09 September, 2014
Treatment of muscular dystrophy possible   08 September, 2014
Facebook can leave you lonely, depressed   08 September, 2014
Age no bar for breast cancer surgery   06 September, 2014
Want a healthy baby? Go to green places   05 September, 2014
Death toll rises to at least 2,296: WHO   10 September, 2014
Can sleep loss shrink your brain?   04 September, 2014
Sex hormones linked to sudden heart attack   03 September, 2014
Exercise can stem frequent night urination   03 September, 2014
Eat fruits daily for healthy heart   02 September, 2014
New tool maps how drug abuse affects brain   29 August, 2014
Daily exercise can help delay ageing   28 August, 2014
Govt finalises health assurance programme   27 August, 2014
'Flight restrictions hamper Ebola response'   26 August, 2014
Govt to come out with comprehensive health policy   25 August, 2014
Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal   30 August, 2014
Efforts on to end corruption in central hospitals: Vardhan   23 August, 2014
Now, smartphones can check heartbeat   22 August, 2014
Ban e-cigarette sales to minors: WHO   27 August, 2014
US doctor beats Ebola, leaves hospital   21 August, 2014
No need to panic about Ebola: Vardhan   16 August, 2014
Liberian doctor who received rare drug ZMapp dies   26 August, 2014
Snake venom could be used to fight cancer   13 August, 2014
Ethical to try untested Ebola drugs: UN   12 August, 2014
Hospital asks docs not to abandon duty   12 August, 2014
Maharashtra health department on high-tech mode   07 August, 2014
Study on why some thrive on less sleep   04 August, 2014
Gluten-free diet not good for all: Study   31 July, 2014
Japanese encephalitis wreaks havoc   30 July, 2014
Neymar's brain on autopilot while playing   26 July, 2014
Toddler's eye contact may signal autism risk   26 July, 2014
UN sets norms on arsenic levels in rice   22 July, 2014
IVF made safer thanks to new research   22 July, 2014
Healthy living can reverse cellular impacts of stress   30 July, 2014
Eyes reveal difference between love, lust   19 July, 2014
Learn to live... safely   16 July, 2014
India battles to contain brain fever as toll mounts   26 July, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Treading the path beyond juvenile diabetes   23 July, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Mumbai set to be TB death capital: Report   18 July, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
Staying active between workouts, maximises fitness   14 July, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Poor laws, graft have hit India's public healthcare sector   15 July, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
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