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Average people healthy enough for space travel: study

The acceleration forces expected in a commercial spaceflight profile are tolerable, but can be uncomfortable, for healthy individuals. (Reuters)

Average people with common medical problems are healthy enough to tolerate commercial flights to spa...

India's Mars mission a step closer to success; engine test successful, MOM on courseIndia's Mars Orbiter enters Martian gravitational sphere of influence
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...
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Couch-potato kids became couch-potato adults: study
Children who incessantly watch TV when they're small more likely to embrace that habit when they gro...
Depression more common for cancer patients, but rarely treated
A new research has found that cancer patients are more prone to serious forms of depression...
Prickless blood sugar test on horizon for diabetics
People with diabetes won't have to prick their fingers intermittently anymore...
Rain could lead to spike in dengue, malaria: Doctors
Cooler temperatures cause viruses to grow, leading to diseases such as influenza.
Sunglasses may decrease risk of common eye disease
Spending too much time in the sun without wearing sunglasses may increase the risk of eye disease.
Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages
Indian HIV patient Rekha has missed her daily dose of medicine several times because Lok Nayak Hospi...
First brain-to-brain communication in humans demonstrated
The brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans was carried out without performing any...
Polyester stinks worse than cotton post workout
Heading to the gym? Wear cotton clothes if you don't want to stink! Polyester clothes smell worse th...
Sleep loss may shrink your brain: study
A study has found that lack of sleep might consequently result in the shrinkage of brain volume...
Airline crews may be more likely to get skin cancer
Researchers suggest flight crews could at risk because of of greater exposure to ultraviolet radiati...
E-cigarettes may promote illicit drug use and addiction
E-cigarettes may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine addiction.
Google's Calico, AbbVie forge deal against diseases of aging
U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc and Calico, will invest $250 million to help create Calico research facili...
Brazil's maternal milk banks model for globe
Brazil's network process of donating and storing breast is gradually being proliferated in the Unite...
Now, register for OPD at AIIMS with a phone call
A live patient statistics display system will be among innovations that will be inaugurated on Septe...
Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research
Oregon researchers are developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection.
Cancer Crisis
India must have more oncologists by 2020 to fill the huge existing gap in the doctor-to-patient rati...
Exercise may ward off nocturia in men
Men who are physically active are at lower risk of nocturia, waking up at night to urinate...
You don't have to be overweight to develop diabetes
A new study suggests that a person who is not overweight is also at risk of diabetes...
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