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Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

The UN agency said in a report that new cases would surge from hundreds each week to thousands witho...

India indicates Narendra Modi's 'dietary preferences', US takes noteIndian rupee falls to 1-week low of 60.94 Vs US dollar as stocks drop
Preferences for manly men, feminine women tied to urbanisation
Preferences for exaggerated sex specific traits were found only in highly developed environments, re...

First Ebola treatment clinical trials to start in West Africa

The first tests could take place "by November", according to Peter Horby, Senior Clinical Research F...

Variable heart rate sign of good health and fitness

However, the underlying physiological mechanisms that control HRV - and exactly why this variation i...

Strict parenting may lead to low self-esteem in kids

Are you a strict parent? Your child may be at risk of depression!

Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study

The fear of loosing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has ...
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Protein therapy may stop cancer from spreading
Stanford researchers have developed a new protein therapy...
Immune system of newborn babies stronger than thought
Babies have an in-built anti-bacterial defence mechanism that works differently to adults...
Tiny implants to give humans self-healing powers
US researchers are developing a revolutionary new device that can be implanted in the body to heal o...
Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate
The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monda...
Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone
A witness told state television the burial team initially had to abandon the five bodies in the stre...
Sierra Leone into massive Ebola isolation effort
Kargbo said the Freetown residents he'd visited were grateful for whatever information they could ge...
Harsh Vardhan: Kerala's achievements in health sector model for country
On the menace of noise pollution, he said the ministry would soon come out with a comprehensive law ...
Exercise boosts tumour-fighting ability of chemotherapy
Scientists have found that combining exercise with chemotherapy...
Tech good care
Online healthcare portals are not just a click-and-read mode of communication any more. From lab tes...
Angelina effect: Jolie mastectomy sparks surge in female cancer tests
Study credits Angelina Jolie’s glamorous appearance, relationship with Brad Pitt for helping to less...
How to beat back risk of diabetes with diet and exercise
Regular, preferably daily, physical exercise is a vital component of any prevention and treatment pr...
Sitting less alters DNA to increase longevity
A study has found that sitting less can slow the aging process within cells.
Jackfruit, the new food on your diet chart
Jackfruits are rich in protein, starch (carbohydrate), calcium, vitamins A, B, C, copper and potassi...
Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt
Radio stations played Ebola awareness jingles on repeat and encouraged residents to stay indoors.
Smoking can cause urologic diseases: experts
Cigarette smoking can lead to a number of urological diseases...
Super thin condoms, new contraceptives for women in focus
This was stated here today by Bill Gates, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft whose Seattle-base...
New 'sleep node' in brain discovered
Researchers have discovered a sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem...
Fighting parents hurt kids' ability to recognise emotions
Parents who quarrel in front of their children may be harming their kids' ability to identify and co...
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