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HRW: Taliban should stop blocking polio teams

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:55

New York, Aug 5 - The Taliban insurgency should stop preventing mobile polio vaccination teams from operating in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, Human Rights Watch said today.

Since as early as February 2014, the Taliban have prohibited the Afghan Public Health Ministry from deploying mobile vaccination teams in the province, increasing the vulnerability of children in the province to infection, death, or long-term disability.

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Encephalitis toll in Bengal reaches 206

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:40

Kolkata: Four deaths due to different types of encephalitis have been reported from the state in the last 24 hours taking the toll since January to 206, a senior officer said here today.

"In the last 24 hours four deaths have been reported. Among them, two were from north Bengal and two from Murshidabad and another from Bishnupur," West Bengal Health Services Director Biswaranjan Satpathy told PTI.

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US watches airline passengers for Ebola symptoms

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:25

Washington - Government agents at US airports are watching travellers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation's capital for a leadership summit this week.

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Playing video games daily for less than an hour benefits kids

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:15

London - Young people who indulge in a little video game-playing are better adjusted than those who have never played or those who play for three hours or more, Oxford researchers say.

Video game-playing for less than an hour a day was linked with better-adjusted children and teenagers in the study.

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Why some people are more vulnerable to stress revealed

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:06

Washington, Aug 04 - A new study has revealed the reason why some people are more susceptible to stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders.

Researchers at the Duke University found that the tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that has been well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder could affect the way a person's brain responds to threats.

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Scientists create map of eye with vision loss

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:29

Washington, Aug 03 : Researchers have created an up-to-date detailed molecular map of eye with vision loss disease.

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Soon French hospital to serve wine to patients, family

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 04:32

London, Aug 03 - Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in Puy-de-Dome, central France, has recently revealed that they will soon open a wine bar in their palliative care centre for the patients and their families.

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Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab centre

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:01

Tehran - An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country has opened its first, state-run alcoholism rehab and treatment centre.

A report on Friday by the ISNA news agency says Iran's first alcoholism treatment centre was inaugurated in at the Tehran University's Medical School.

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1 in 6 women have faked orgasms at least once in their relationship

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:45

London, Aug 1 : A new survey has revealed that 58 per cent of women have faked orgasm at least once during their current relationship and of those a huge 93 per cent have done it more than that.

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Soon see-through organs to better diagnose diseases

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 05:56

Washington, Aug 1 - A new study has revealed simple methods to see through organs and the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures.

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Resistance to vital malaria drug spreads widely in Southeast Asia

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:23

Washington, July 31 - It has been recently revealed that resistance to the main drug, artemisinin, used to treat Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been spreading at an alarming stage in Southeast Asia.

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Now, miracle 'squid' pill to benefit brain, heart

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:21

London, July 31 - A new supplement called Bioglan Calamari Gold pill made from squid has been launched that has five times more Omega-3 than cod liver capsules and helps in improving brain and heart function.

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Topless sunbathing becomes 'passe' in France

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:10

London, July 30 : According to French Elle magazine women in France no longer prefer topless sunbathing because of health concerns and the "pornified" perception.

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Preterm children's cognitive process can pick up before hitting teenage

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:50

Washington, July 30 - A study has revealed that preterm babies, by the time they become adolescent, can have cognition similar to those born at term.

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Heat strokes likelier to be life-threatening for long distance runners

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:11

Washington, July 29 : A study has revealed that heat strokes are ten times more life-threatening than cardiac events for runners in races over 10 km.

The authors noted that the findings might play a role in the ongoing debate over pre-participation ECG screenings for preventing sudden death in athletes by offering a new perspective on the greatest health risk for runners.

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Tiny part of brain which tracks expectations about nasty events identified

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:38

Washington, July 29 - A recent study has identified the half-pea-sized human brain portion called habenula, which tracks negative expectations like painful electric shocks and shows how bad things could get.

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Encephalitis claims three more lives in WB within 24 hours

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:21

Siliguri, July 27 : Three more people died within the past 24 hours at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) near Siliguri in West Bengal (WB) due to the encephalitis syndrome.

The total toll of the disease has also risen up to 79 within this month.

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More teens end up in hospitals due to binge drinking during birthdays

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:36

Washington, July 25 : A new research has revealed that binge drinking during birthday celebrations amid adolescents and young adults impact in-patient/emergency department (ED) hospital admissions.

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Orgasm not necessarily a sexual event, claims study

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36

London, July 24 : A recent study has claimed that orgasm is not just a sexual event as an increasing number of women are experiencing exercise-induced orgasms (EIO) called "coregasms".

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Girls' puberty age depends on which parent's 'imprinted gene' they carry

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:49

Washington, July 24 - A new study has found that the puberty age of girls largely depends on which of the two parents' 'imprinted' genes they have.

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