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Japanese encephalitis wrecks havoc in Assam, West Bengal
By Rabi Banerjee
At a time when the world's attention is drawn to the fighting and deaths in the Middle East, India is fighting its own battle with Japanese encephalitis. The disease has claimed more than 300 lives in Assam and West Bengal. The casualties are spread across 24 districts in Assam. Deaths in West Bengal  are concentrated in five districts—Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, North...
Neymar's brain on autopilot while playing   26 July, 2014
Tokyo: Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on autopilot, according to Japanese neurologists.Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar in February this year indicated minimal cerebral function when he rotated his ankle and point to the Barcelona striker's wizardry being...
Toddler's eye contact may signal autism risk   26 July, 2014
The act of making eye contact with another person to share an experience without a smile can predict later autism symptoms in babies, a new study has found. Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder, researchers said. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers at the University of Miami are exploring the...
UN sets norms on arsenic levels in rice   22 July, 2014
New Delhi: Adopting new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, UN food standards body Codex Alimentarius Commission has set out maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice. The Commission, jointly run by the United Nation's food agency FAO and the World Health organisation (WHO), sets global food safety and quality standards to promote safer and more...
IVF made safer thanks to new research   22 July, 2014
A team of British researchers successfully developed a new method for stimulating ovulation, resulting in the birth of 12 healthy babies.According to researchers, the naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin is safer than hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for it greatly reduces the occurrence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), the consequences of which can be life-threatening."Our...
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
Treading the path beyond juvenile diabetes   23 July, 2014
Mumbai set to be TB death capital: Report   18 July, 2014
Staying active between workouts, maximises fitness   14 July, 2014
Poor laws, graft have hit India's public healthcare sector   15 July, 2014
More left-handed men born in winter: Study   12 July, 2014
China's medical inferno   08 July, 2014
Tips for staying healthy during Ramadan   04 July, 2014
Dark chocolate benefits those with artery disease   03 July, 2014
Docs bring Google glass to operation theatres   28 June, 2014
3D imaging detects more breast cancer   26 June, 2014
Watching too much TV increases risk of early death   26 June, 2014
'Strong ties with parents make kids better friends'   21 June, 2014
Betting linked to genes: study   18 June, 2014
'Na-nose' offers hope of early lung cancer detection   21 June, 2014
Facebook feelings contagious: study   18 June, 2014
Research on why quitting smoking is harder for some   16 June, 2014
Skin-like, self-lubricating condoms in the works   16 June, 2014
Cravings stem from memories of last bite   16 June, 2014
White bread might be a wonder after all   16 June, 2014
Vardhan rejects reports of underplaying role of condoms   25 June, 2014
Time to go slow?   10 June, 2014
Brain integration boosts creativity?   09 June, 2014
Wikipedia unreliable source for health info   09 June, 2014
Parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying   09 June, 2014
New study on how bilingual children learn words   09 June, 2014
Can perfume make you more attractive?   02 June, 2014
Does porn affect brain?   31 May, 2014
Get belfie this summer with a butt facial   22 May, 2014
Canada vending machines pop out marijuana   26 May, 2014
E-cigarettes attracting non-smokers, EU warns   26 May, 2014
Being cynical may hurt your brain health   29 May, 2014
People choose a spouse with similar DNA   20 May, 2014
Electrical stimulation of brain alters dreams   12 May, 2014
Sharing housework linked to marital bliss   09 May, 2014
Introducing the touchless toilet   08 May, 2014
Education, early medication prevent Asthma   06 May, 2014
Churn out 'LOLs' to boost brain health   29 April, 2014
Aspirin halves colon cancer risk, if you have certain gene   28 April, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Need workout motivation? Try virtual buddy   26 April, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Taking a walk may fuel creativity   25 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Creative hobbies boosts job performance   24 April, 2014
Breastfeeding wards off heart disease   23 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Identification with model conducive to learning   24 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Want to quit smoking? Try puzzles   22 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Whoopi Goldberg debuts as weed columnist   21 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Reports of e-cigarette injury rise   17 April, 2014
Researchers say brain is at its best at 24   17 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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