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Ebola vaccine
By Sumit Lyall On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Ebola vaccine found safe and effective in human trials

London, Dec 23 (IANS) In a large human trial led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an experimental Ebola vaccine was found highly protective against the deadly virus, promising an effective weapon against More...

By Sumit Lyall On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Manu created misunderstanding between us: Mona Lisa’s beau

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Bhojpuri actor Vikrant Singh Rajpoot has blamed “Bigg Boss” contestant Manu Punjabi for creating misunderstanding between him and his girlfriend Mona Lisa. He feels that they More...

extra-weight-gain
By Sumit Lyall On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Extra weight gain affects your DNA

London, Dec 23 (IANS) The extra kilos you gain during the holidays would not only show up on your hips but could also affect your DNA, leading to changes in the expression of inflammatory genes, results of a large-scale More...

kidney-injuries
By Sumit Lyall On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Six must-haves for kids’ winter wardrobe

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Go for hoodies, sweaters and beanies while dressing your child during winter, says an expert. Mohita Indrayan, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of 612 League, has shared six must-haves More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Feeling discriminated may lead to sleep problems

New York, Dec 23 (IANS) You can literally lose sleep over discrimination as a new study has found that people who perceive more unfairness in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems. “Discrimination More...

sleep-disorders
By Sumit Lyall On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Feeling discriminated may lead to sleep problems

New York, Dec 23 (IANS) You can literally lose sleep over discrimination as a new study has found that people who perceive more unfairness in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems. “Discrimination More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Kate Beckinsale still loves Michael Sheen

Los Angeles, Dec 22 (PTI) Actress Kate Beckinsale says she still loves her ex Michael Sheen. The former couple, who dated from 1995 to 2003 and also have a daughter (Lily) together, share a friendly relationship More...

By Sumit Lyall On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Tara raises funds for cancer-stricken children

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actress-turned-producer and host Tara Sharma Saluja has raised funds for children suffering from cancer. Tara was recently approached by the Cuddles Foundation to help raise funds for their More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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China passes plan to boost health service

Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) China’s State Council has passed a plan on healthcare and medical system reform for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). Health care development is basic to the drive for a “Healthy More...

tendulkar
By Sumit Lyall On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Tendulkar unveils revamped multi-specialty hospital in Pune

Pune, Dec 21 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated the revamped and expanded multi-specialty hospital of Welfare Medical Foundation Trust here, an official said. The existing medicare centre More...

ovarian-cancer
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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New blood test may improve treatment for ovarian cancer patients

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed a simple blood test that can predict how ovarian cancer patients are likely to respond to chemotherapy treatment. In a study of 40 patients with high grade serous More...

jennifer-lopez
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Jennifer Lopez cancels million dollar new year gig

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez has abruptly cancelled her plan to ring in 2017 with a performance at E11even nightclub in Miami, Florida. According to a source, Lopez would have received $1 million More...

cyberpsychology
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Feeling down? Take a break from Facebook to lift your spirits

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) If you are feeling blue and cannot figure out why, taking an occasional break from Facebook might do wonders, suggests a research. The study showed that regular use of social networking More...

immune-system
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Bask in the sunlight to energise your immune cells

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Apart from helping for a healthier living by producing vitamin D, getting some sunlight may also energise T cells — immune cells — that play a central role in fighting infections More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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The year India became free of yaws and neonatal tetanus (2016 in Retrospect)

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India, where just 1.5 per cent of the GDP goes to healthcare, took some promising steps to uplift patient care in 2016 — a year that also saw it becoming the world’s first More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Ranveer finds ‘Jagga Jasoos’ trailer extraordinary

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has praised the trailer of filmmaker Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos” and says he is falling short of superlatives to describe it. Ranveer on Tuesday More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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‘Sniff test’ can identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) A simple odour identification test can help identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease because the sense of smell declines sharply in its early stages, new research suggests. The More...

schwarzenegger
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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When I look in the mirror, I throw up: Schwarzenegger

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he “throws up” when he looks at his reflection in the mirror. The 69-year-old actor and former bodybuilding champion, who first claimed the More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Shawn Mendes to release ‘Live at Madison…’ on Friday

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) As a gesture to thank his fans for supporting him in 2016, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will be releasing his album “Live at Madison Square Garden” on Friday. Recorded during More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Kareena, Saif have a sunny boy: Rishi Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor has congratulated new parents Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan on their first born. The veteran actor says the couple have a “sunny boy”. Kareena, daughter of More...

obesity-gene
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Obesity-gene may prompt kids to respond more to fast food ads

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) The overt response of your kids to advertisements of burgers, pizzas and french-fries may be the result of a key obesity gene influencing their brain to respond more to food advertisements More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Prashant Chawla to enter ‘Jamai Raja’

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor Prashant Chawla, known for featuring in shows like “Gulmohar Grand” and “Veera Ek Veer Ki Ardaa”, is set to star in “Jamai Raja”. He will be joining More...

By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Gene-editing technology identifies new HIV treatment targets

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) Using a gene-editing technology, scientists have identified three human genes essential for HIV infection, a finding that may promise new targets for treatment of the deadly infection. HIV More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Counselling centre for Kerala Police to open in January

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) To tackle suicides, crime and addiction among Kerala Police personnel, an in-house counselling centre will be opened for them in January, a top police official said. The need for More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Priyanka becomes first Indian actress to represent Pantene globally

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has been roped in as the global ambassador of hair care brand Pantene. She has become the first Indian actress to represent the brand globally. Priyanka – who More...

multi-country-research
By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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One in four Indians receives unwanted gifts: Survey

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) If you find yourself with an assortment of gifts that are of no use to you at the end of this festive season, youre not alone. The average incidence in India of receiving an unwanted gift More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Use of multiple social media may increase risk of depression

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) Using a couple of social media platforms may be all right, but being in the network of a broader range of social media outlets may put you at an increased risk of depression and anxiety, More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Dharmendra recovering well: Hema Malini

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actress and politician Hema Malini says that veteran actor Dharmendra is recovering well. Dharmendra, 81, on Tuesday was taken to Nanvati Hospital here after he reportedly complained of uneasiness More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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RBI has adequate stock of cash: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 20: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Reserve Bank of India has sufficient stock of cash, which would last way beyond December 30. “RBI has adequate cash, not only to last till December 30, but More...

eng-vs-india
By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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England reduced to 167/4

Chennai, Dec 20: England were 167/4 in their second innings at tea on the final day of the fifth cricket Test against India here on Tuesday. England still trail India by 115 runs with 6 wickets in hand. Moeen Ali More...