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Homophobic, racist posts on Facebook harm mental health

Scientists found that social networks may threaten subjective well-being by eroding a user's trust on others.

Social networks, including Facebook, increase the risk of being exposed to "offensive...

Women more addicted to their cellphones than menDMK clarifies Stalin's Ganesh Chaturthi Facebook post
Researcheres found that mites crawl along everyone's face and scrubbing can't get them off.  (Reuters)
We have mites living on our faces!
Scientists have for the first time found that mites crawl along everyone's face...

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese researchers have developed a new method that can detect Ebola presence in 30 minutes...

You can train your brain to prefer healthy foods

Scientists have found that humans can train their brain to prefer healthy foods over unhealthy ones....

Action packed TV might make you snack more: Study

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study.

Wine only good for heart when you exercise: study

According to a study, wine only protects against heart disease those people who daily exercise...
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Study: We travel with our own germs
No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.
'Angry face' makes you appear stronger
Ever noticed your lowered brow, thinned lips and flared nostrils when you get mad over something?
Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly DNA for clues
Researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control.
Alcoholism: Gene may put you at greater risk
Scientists have identified a gene that plays a key role in the development of alcoholism and alcohol...
Gene studies of Ebola show virus is mutating fast
Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic cha...
Brain constraint makes learning new skills difficult
Scientists have discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may explain why we struggle wi...
Smartphone app detects jaundice in newborns in minutes
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a smartphone app that checks for jaundic...
Junk food may kill your appetite for balanced diet
Junk food not only makes you pile on the pounds, it may also suppress your appetite for a balanced d...
Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate - WHO
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken 1,552 lives out of 3,069 known cases...
Health Ministry tracking 821 air passengers for Ebola in India
Passengers being tracked for Ebola belong mostly to states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Nigeria warns against complacency in Ebola fight
Nigeria's health minister has warned against complacency in the country's fight against Ebola, despi...
Nigerian woman under Ebola observation in Madurai hospital
The woman was an HIV patient and had complained of throat pain and headache. She was tested at the A...
Big fat wedding could be key to marital bliss
The more people attend your wedding, the better the chances you will be happily married.
Apollo hospital launches critical care delivery initiative in Hyderabad
'eAccess' enables an intensivist to monitor 40-50 patients and help care team to take relevant actio...
More parents think their overweight child is 'about right'
Like parents, many kids also identify themselves as about the right weight even if they are overweig...
Do it yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
''Do it yourself'' blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-of...
Ebola has 'upper hand', says US health official
According to WHO, the Ebola outbreak has killed over half of the more than 2,600 people sickened.
16 Indians from Liberia are Ebola-free, 1 quarantined
Seventeen Indians — part of a delegation of Afcons employees — who arrived in the capital from Liber...
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