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We have mites living on our faces!

Researcheres found that mites crawl along everyone's face and scrubbing can't get them off.  (Reuters)

Scientists have for the first time found that mites crawl along everyone's face...

Currently, a method called polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is widely used to detect the Ebola virus. (Reuters)
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...

Drinking tea cuts risk of non-cardiovascular mortality

Drinking tea reduces the risk of dying from causes unrelated to the heart, a new study has claimed.
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‘Astonishing’ new heart failure drug developed that cuts risks by a fifth
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Japan to work with India in finding Sickle Cell Anaemia remedy
Narendra Modi discussed the issue with Nobel Prize winner for Medicine (2012) S Yamanaka when he vis...
New drug effective in treating heart failure
An experimental drug has reduced deaths from chronic heart failure by 20 per cent...
Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted
Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday.
Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries
Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology...
WFP says it needs $70 million to feed 1.3 million people in Ebola quarantine
The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from Ebola.
Japan to work with India in finding Sickle Cell Anaemia remedy
Japan today agreed to work with India in inventing treatment to the Sickle Cell Anaemia.
Growth hormone for children tied to greater stroke risk: Study
Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stro...
New laser-based tool maps how drug abuse affects brain
Scientists have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to th...
Plastics used in bottles could damage developing ovaries
Researchers at Harvard have been trying to assess how BPA affects humans through studies of women en...
Sugar addiction is key contributor to heart disease, cancer risk
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly carbonated soft drinks, may be a key contribu...
'Eating well could cut incidence of TB by half'
More than a million new cases of tuberculosis every year in India are attributable to undernutrition...
First app to tell if alcohol related tremors are real or fake
Scientists developed first app to measure strength of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal.
How movement affects hearing decoded
Ever wondered why we stop talking and moving altogether when we want to listen carefully to someone?
Study: We travel with our own germs
No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.
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