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  How Alzheimer’s protein breaches cell membranes

New research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found how protein that collects in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease penetrates the cell membranes.

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  World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids

Ranking above HIV and malaria, health experts on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day, called for an increase in public awareness on the rising cases of TB among children.

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  Back pain may increase risk of early death, reveals study

Low back pain is a major problem, ranked as the highest contributor to disability in the world, researchers said.

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  High blood sugar may cause Alzheimer’s disease: Study

High blood sugar levels may not only cause diabetes, but also lead to Alzheimer's disease, say scientists who have found that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of the neurodegenereative disease.

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  Obesity drug may cut diabetes risk by 80 per cent: Study

A drug used for treating obesity, along with proper diet and exercise, may reduce the risk of diabetes by up to 80 per cent - especially in patients who are predisposed to develop the disease, a new global study has claimed.

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  Latarjet procedure for treating shoulder injury comes to India

The Arthroscopic Latarjet procedure for the treatment of dislocation of shoulder, a common sports injury, will be introduced in India tomorrow at the Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital here.

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  Preventing weight gain in adults cuts risk of diabetes: Study

If middle-aged adults want to decrease their chances of being diagnosed with diabetes, then they should maintain or lose some weight, as a new study finds that weight gain of less than three over ten years may increase chances of getting Type-2 diabetes by 52 percent.

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  Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ‘super-drink’ may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study.

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  Healthcare: Narendra Modi govt does well to think of door-to-door screening for cancer, diabetes

The government has done well to think about door-to-door screening for cancer, heart disorders and diabetes given the rise in premature deaths

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  Union Budget 2017: Health budget hiked by 28 percent; 5,000 PG seats to be created

To ensure availability of specialist doctors at the secondary and tertiary levels, the Centre today announced the creation of additional 5,000 post- graduate (PG) seats every year even as it increased the budget allocation for the health sector by almost 28 per cent.

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  Sharp decline in maternal, infant mortality rate: J PNadda

"What is perhaps noteworthy is that India's mortality rate for age under five and maternal mortality ratio declined at a higher pace than global average. There has been a significant decline in Total Fertility Rate (TFR)," said Nadda.

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  Canada considers contributing to Dutch abortion fund

Canada is considering contributing to a Dutch-led international fund to support abortion services in developing countries, set up in response to US President Donald Trump's order to halt financing of NGOs that support the practice.

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  Why do people quit gym by February end?

Gym regulars face a "crowd issue" in January. A new year and a new resolution often lead to a new crowd at the gym, and new equipment greets a lot of the new sign-ups too. But less than 10 per cent convert to regular customers, according to a study.

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  ‘Swachh Swasth Sarvatra’ to be launched on Thursday

The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Human Resource Development will launch 'Swachh Swasth Sarvatra', an initiative aimed at strengthening community health centres (CHCs) located in Open Defecation free blocks across the country, tomorrow.

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  Health Ministry proposes allowing abortion for unmarried woman in case of contraceptive failure

Failure of contraceptive will be a lawful reason for abortion irrespective of whether the woman is married or otherwise, if a Health Ministry recommendation gets necessary Cabinet and Parliamentary nod.

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  MoUs signed ahead of 7th World Ayurveda Congress from Dec 2

The first MoU was signed between Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), under Ministry of Ayush, and the Medical Research Infrastructure and Health Sciences Fund of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Israel.

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  India stands in pathetic state on kidney transplantion; Here are a few facts

According to the Ministry of Health, the estimated annual requirement for kidneys ranges between 1 lakh to 2 lakh with only 5,000 transplants actually happening in reality.

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  One in every 5 corporate employees at risk of diabetes: Study

Erratic and long working hours put one in every five employees of the corporate world at the risk of diabetes or hypertension, a study has claimed.

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  China launches nationwide inspection of vaccines

China health authorities have started a nationwide inspection of vaccinations four months after a scandal broke involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that were suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces.

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  High water mark: active marijuana ingredient found in US town well

Residents of a small farming community in eastern Colorado have been warned to avoid drinking the town's water after THC, the psychoactive agent in marijuana, was found in one of its feeder wells, authorities said on Thursday.

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  Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas.

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  Boredom can make you politically radicalised
If you are bored and are unable to find a meaning in what you do, chances are you may develop extreme political views sooner, a study reveals. [...More]
  Is high blood pressure an emergency?
If your blood pressure goes up, but you are feeling fine, chances are you will still rush to the nearest hospital emergency room, which, according to a recent study, might be a wrong move. [...More]
  Sex selection ads: SC rap for Google, Yahoo
SC asked the Centre to convene a meet of technical experts and search engines within 10 days to explore ways to block such ads [...More]
  New Zika diagnostics needed for babies: Researchers
Two studies of newborns in Zika-stricken Brazil yielded meagre clues about the mysterious workings of the virus... [...More]
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