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ALS Celebrities in 'Ice Bucket Challenge' to fight disease

Ice bucket challenge by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. (AP)

Spielberg, Bieber and Bill Gates are among celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads...

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These likely transgenerational effects from the grandmothers. (AP Photo)
Smoking in pregnancy may affect grandchildren's growth
Smoking during pregnancy can affect the growth of a woman's future grandkids, a new study has found.

Yoga may boost your brainpower: Study

Practicing hatha yoga three times a week can significantly improve cognitive function in the elderly...

Good neighbours may curb your heart attack risk

Love thy neighbour, it may be good for your heart!

Violent video games may put kids at higher risk for depression

Scientists found significantly increased signs of depression among preteens..

New genetic basis for sex determination found

A subset of very small genes could also play a key role!
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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.
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...
Microchip shows tumour cells invasion
Researchers from Brown University were able to image cancer cells that had undergone epithelial-mese...
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:...
Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola..
'Plantibodies' drugs advance as big pharma stands aside
Biotech drug production techniques based on plants, which may prove to be faster, higher yielding..
Human milk fat boosts growth in premature babies
Adding human milk fat supplement into premature infants' diets may improve..
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...
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...
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?
Ebola virus: All you wanted to know
Governments in West Africa have put in place “cordon sanitaire”, a disease-fighting tactic not used ...
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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