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Eating breakfast neither aids weight loss, nor affects cholesterol

Scientific support for idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has been surprisingly meager. (Thinkstock)

Contrary to popular belief, skipping breakfast had not driven volunteers to wolf down enormous lunch...

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' film, starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, is set to come out in cinemas very soon. (Reuters)
Warning: Reading 'Fifty Shades' erotica may be hazardous to your health
Women who read all three books in 'Fifty Shades' series are at risk of engaging in binge drinking an...

Are you gluten-sensitive? Here are the symptoms

Gluten sensitivity is often not acknowledged by doctors and at times, many patients are diagnosis wi...

Drug for bone-marrow disorder helps to grow hair

After successfully testing two drugs on mice, the researchers tested one of them, ruxolitinib, on 12...

Experts divided on best way to brush teeth

While some dental association recommends Bass technique, others prefer Fones technique.

WHO, Health Ministry working on 'preparedness plan' on Ebola

World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with Health Ministry to formulate a 'preparedness plan'.....
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Antibiotics at early age alter long-term immunity
Taking antibiotics at an early age can increase the risk of contracting specific diseases down the r...
Does vitamin D help with asthma? More study needed
Asthma sufferers received Vitamin D could breathe a little easier than those who relied only on the ...
WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline, travel sector
WHO said, it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry for Ebola.
Microchip shows tumour cells invasion
Researchers from Brown University were able to image cancer cells that had undergone epithelial-mese...
Antiperspirants could be making you smell worse: study
Antiperspirants can alter your armpit bacteria and actually make you smell worse, a new study has fo...
New drug restores hair growth in some bald patients
CUMC identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people..
Teens who take risks have differences in their brains
Connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens more prone to risk-taking..
Dissolvable 'tampon' to protect against HIV
Researchers have developed a dissolvable tampon-like product that can carry substantial loads of med...
Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics
Natural products fell out of favour in the pharmaceutical sphere, but now is the time to look again:...
'Plantibodies' drugs advance as big pharma stands aside
Biotech drug production techniques based on plants, which may prove to be faster, higher yielding..
Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola..
Injected bacteria can shrink human tumours
In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a modified version of a bacteria that produces a strong...
Ebola threat: Sonagachi Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans
Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for th...
Human milk fat boosts growth in premature babies
Adding human milk fat supplement into premature infants' diets may improve..
Ebola virus: All you wanted to know
Governments in West Africa have put in place “cordon sanitaire”, a disease-fighting tactic not used ...
A scarce drug and an ethics debate
In the light of Ebola, is it wise to offer unproven drugs? If so, who should get them first?
The pandemic scare: 5 dreaded diseases
With health experts yet to come to terms with the Ebola epidemic in Africa, here’s how some other pa...
In Delhi, Harvard researchers test a $25 diagnostic device
The device can also be used to transmit the diagnostic data to any mobile phone — for reference of a...
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