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A team of researchers from nine institutes of India and the United Kingdom, led by the University of Edinburgh will examine links between long-term exposure to air pollution and health over a four-year period. They will use tiny sensors...
US scientists have zeroed in on a promising candidate for a Zika vaccine after an investigational Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) was found to be safe and also generated an immune response in participants during three Phase 1 clinical...
A study published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet has shown that a mere 10 kg weight loss and not the drastic reduction earlier thought necessary can reverse Type 2 diabetes. The late onset diabetes is usually caused by...
If cheesy pastas are your guilty pleasure, then here's news that will lessen the guilt. Chinese researchers have found that eating cheese, albeit in moderation, may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases(CVD). The study, published in the European Journal of...
Bacterial capacity to develop resistance to ampicillin may predate its use in humans and may actually be traced back to the antibiotics use in animals, according to new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Molecular analysis of historical samples...
A new Lancet study has found that high blood sugar and high BMI (over 25 kg/m2)  were the cause of 5.6% new cancer cases in 2012. Calculated on the basis of an individual’s height and weight, BMI is recognised...
The first ever state level disease burden study of India has turned on its head the concept of some states being better than others in terms of health. While states like Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Chhatisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan, UP and...

Cinnamon may help lose weight

If you associate cinnamon with rich, often unhealthy foods, here is a new twist to that story. Researchers at University of Michigan have found that cinnamon through its active ingredient cinnamaldehyde (CA) can trigger higher metabolism in fat cells which...
What would happen if the voices schizophrenia patients often hear, were to encounter them in person. They would get better apparently. An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory...
If coffee keeps you going, then this one is for you. Mind though, moderation is the key. New Delhi: A review published in the British Medical Journal has found that three to four cups of coffee a day can have...

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