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World AIDS day 2018: 10 facts to know about HIV and its challenges

The global campaign to end AIDS has made significant strides but the epidemic remains one of the world's leading public health challenges, affecting almost 37 million people.

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120,000 children, adolescents aged 0-19 were living with HIV in 2017 in India, says UN report

The report noted that South Asia has made substantial progress in reducing HIV risks and vulnerability among children, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers.

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Are your kids turning couch potatoes? Report says children worldwide not physically active

The report attributed modern lifestyles including an increase in screen time, growing urbanisation of communities and the rise of automation as contributing to the rise of the problem.

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US FDA approves new drug for treatment of leukemia patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for the treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation.

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Indians lose over four years of their lives to air pollution, says study

According to the new Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), developed by researchers at University of Chicago in the US, particulate air pollution cuts global average life expectancy by 1.8 years per person.

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Malaria cases in India down by 24 pct, WHO credits this Indian state for progress

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently stated that India over the last year has witnessed a sharp decline in the number of malaria cases.

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This natural sugar supplement could help fight cancer

Mannose -- a nutritional supplement -- found naturally in fruits such as cranberries can aid in slowing the growth of tumours and improve cancer treatment, a study has shown.

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People with low risk thyroid cancer can receive lower doses of radiation treatment: Study

Billed as the world's longest-running trial of low risk thyroid cancer patients carried out in the UK, the suggested guidelines, when accepted, are likely to benefit thousands of people.

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Air pollution may up risk of intellectual disability in kids, says study

The study, published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, found that British children with intellectual disabilities were more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor

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Aspirin and omega-3 safe, lower bowel cancer risk, claims a new study

Intake of aspirin and omega-3 is safe and effective at reducing chances of bowel cancer in high-risk patients, according to a new clinical trial.

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Health technology: Fighting breast cancer with AI & ML

Bengaluru-based Niramai’s breakthrough innovation, Thermalytix, has redefined diagnostic solutions for breast cancer by applying Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to

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Spinning charkha may have positive effect on mental health

The study saw positive results in all aspects of behaviour, according to the research recently presented here by Chairperson of BBRFI, Meena Mishra.

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Exposure to traffic noises may up obesity risk: Study

People who are exposed to road traffic noise for prolonged periods may be at increased risk of obesity, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Environment International, was based on d

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AIIMS to give sensors to school kids to monitor their air pollution exposure

The AIIMS will provide wearable sensors to school-going asthmatic children in the national capital which will consistently monitor their exposure to air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, to facilita

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Novel blood test uses Artificial Intelligence to detect cancer before symptoms appear

Scientists have developed a blood test -- combining "liquid biopsy" with artificial intelligence -- that can detect cancer at its earliest stages.

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Portable purifiers may protect your heart from air pollution, shows study

Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles, said researchers from the University of Michigan in the US.

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Artificial intelligence boosts drug delivery to eradicate malaria

Using the next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tools, a team of researchers has developed a new end-to-end drug discovery pipeline to eradicate malaria.

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Pneumonia may kill over 1.7 million children in India by 2030

The study, released on the occasion of the World Pneumonia Day, found that the infectious disease is likely to kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030.

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Air pollution may up heart, lung disease risk, finds study

Exposure to certain air pollutants may increase emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a study has found.

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Smart device may help glaucoma patients save eyesight

Glaucoma can be treated only with medications or surgical implants, both of which offer varying degrees of success in helping to improve sight and to relieve pressure buildup inside the eye.

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This diabetes drug could be the wonder remedy for heart attack prevention

AstraZeneca Plc is aiming for wider use of its Farxiga diabetes drug as a study showed that it staved off lethal heart disease in a broad variety of patients.

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All infectious diseases seasonal: Study

All infectious diseases have a seasonal element, say scientists who have found that, depending on geography, even chronic infections like Hepatitis B and Zika flare up with greater regularity certain

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Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson’s

Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson's disease.

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Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles: UN report

FAO data indicates that in low-income countries, food is mostly lost during harvesting, storage, processing and transportation; while in high-income nations the problem lies in retail and consumer lev

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Deadly swine virus in Southwest China scares asian neighbours

Animal health authorities in Southeast Asia have beefed up border surveillance for African swine fever after a third outbreak of the deadly pig virus was reported in China’s southwestern Yunnan prov

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Shorter sleep may lead to dehydration, says study

The findings, published in the journal Sleep, suggest that those who do not feel well after a night of poor sleep may want to consider dehydration -- not simply poor sleep -- as a cause, and drink mor

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Breathing problems may increase in Delhi-NCR post-Diwali, says Experts

Even as residents of the national capital contend with a poor air quality index, the bursting of crackers on Diwali will escalate health hazards over the next few days, experts say.

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