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Experimental vaccine safe, bolsters immunity
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An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report.The trials were conducted at US National Institutes of Health's clinical centre in Bethesda, Maryland.The candidate vaccine is co-developed by the NIH's National Institute of...
Ten common reasons why we don't exercise   26 November, 2014
We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted "reasons", and the reality behind them:Reason 1: I just don't have time.Facts: Everyone's day is 24 hours. It's all a question of priority....
'Ebola could be contained by mid-2015'   22 November, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.Ban made the observation Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing to scale up the global fight against the disease.Addressing a press conference at the World Bank headquarters, the UN secretary-general emphasised that results are still uneven, and...
Obesity silently damages heart   21 November, 2014
Obese people without an overt manifestation of heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels risk of heart failure in the future, with new research suggesting that obesity is an independent driver of heart muscle damage.The findings challenge the commonly held belief that cardiovascular diseases seen in severely overweight people are driven by diabetes and high blood pressure, both...
Sleep-deprived schoolchildren run obesity risk   21 November, 2014
Children of mothers who work full time may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, finds research."We looked at night-time sleep in particular, because studies show that the amount of nighttime sleep matters for regulating weight," said co-author Janet Liechty, a professor of medicine and of social...
Scientists find new way to make drugs   18 November, 2014
How to make kids eat healthy food in school   17 November, 2014
G20 leaders support fight against Ebola virus   15 November, 2014
How liver can improve diabetes management   14 November, 2014
Stay active if you love sugary drinks   13 November, 2014
Learn lessons to quit smoking during sleep   12 November, 2014
Spirituality can speed up patients' recovery   11 November, 2014
How mucus in mouth naturally fight cavities   12 November, 2014
How obesity triggers auto-immune diseases   11 November, 2014
Asthma could affect entire body   05 November, 2014
How genes decide recovery from alcoholism   05 November, 2014
Kick the butt to avoid chronic back pain   04 November, 2014
Long term shift work hampers memory   04 November, 2014
Meditation may benefit breast cancer survivors   04 November, 2014
Recreational drug use linked to birth defects   03 November, 2014
Daylight saving risk to diabetics?   01 November, 2014
Healthy diet for infants prevents obesity later   31 October, 2014
Toddlers copy peers to fit in, apes don't   31 October, 2014
Cleaning products poison indoor air   30 October, 2014
Binge drinking hampers memory in long run   29 October, 2014
'India has more specialists than general practitioners'   29 October, 2014
Infants know what your eyes tell   28 October, 2014
Heart drug may treat paralysing disease   27 October, 2014
Music therapy reduces depression   25 October, 2014
Hair disorder could signal dental decay   28 October, 2014
How body regulates weight loss   25 October, 2014
Positive gossip fosters self-reflection and growth   25 October, 2014
Dengue spreads wings in Lucknow   24 October, 2014
Marital woes can make you fat   22 October, 2014
'Heart attacks not connected to family history'   21 October, 2014
Viagra may protect your heart   20 October, 2014
India lagging behind in field of medical research: PM   20 October, 2014
Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA   18 October, 2014
Mental compass relies on geometric relationship   17 October, 2014
Must-haves for a good night's sleep   15 October, 2014
Ebola threat unprecedented: UN   11 October, 2014
Eat wild tomatoes for better health   10 October, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 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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