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A decade ago, the malaria research community was stung by the discovery that a strain of the malaria parasite found in western Cambodia had developed resistance to artemisinin.
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While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released today.
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee have claimed they have developed a new, low-cost method for treating osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that leads to loss of bone cartilage and eventual inflammation of bone and joints.
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The government, which wants to ban e-cigarettes, is in a dilemma over the legal provisions it will have to use to stub out the electronic smoking alternative, known to have health risks.
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A recent study conducted jointly by OrbMedia partner NGO Toxic Link has revealed a shocking fact about Delhi's tap water quality.
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A cholesterol drug reduced by 28 percent the mortality rate among men who had high cholesterol but no heart disease, according to new research out today.
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The study shows that children of mothers with insomnia symptoms fall asleep later, get less sleep, and spend less time in deep sleep as measured by EEG.
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Illness not only affects a patient's health but also financially paralyses an entire family, be it poor or middle class, according to a study by the premier AIIMS.
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A large study of Merck & Co Inc's experimental cholesterol drug anacetrapib found that it cut the risk of heart attack and death by a modest 9 percent, which could be due to its affect on bad LDL cholesterol, researchers said on Tuesday.
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The findings showed that male smokers who take more than 20 mg of Vitamin B6 were three times more likely to develop lung cancer.
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Scientists have identified a bacteria in the digestive tracts of elite runners and rowers which aids their performance, an advance that can help develop improved probiotic supplements for athletes.
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Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.
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In the survey, it was found that about 57% of the patients were 'happy' with their overall experience at the hospitals.
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Good news! Vaping is safer, as a study recently reveals that adults who use e-cigarettes daily were three times more likely to quit cigarettes compared to those who have never tried e-cigarettes.
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The country's premier medical institute is planning to do away with charges on diagnostic procedures like blood tests, ultrasound and X-rays, among others which cost less than Rs 500.
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Children who get more sleep are at lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study published in a US journal has said.
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A Facebook post about an incident, in which a woman allegedly fell victim to a "flesh eating bacteria" on the popular Myrtle Beach of South Carolina, has horrified lakhs of users
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Early introduction to cow or buffalo milk may lead to several health complications in newborns, say experts who maintain there is no substitute to breastfeeding as mother's milk is the best source of nutrition for a baby
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Scientists have discovered how one of the most common antibiotic resistant bacteria found in hospitals causes life-threatening infections, an advance that will help develop new treatments against the superbug.
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The World Health Organisation today said India and countries in the South-East Asia region should enhance awareness and actions to eliminate hepatitis, which kills over 400,000 people in the area every year.
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The world's first child to receive a double hand transplant - a 10-year-old boy from the US - is now able to write, dress and even play baseball, say doctors, declaring the pioneering surgery a success.
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An Indian-American professor and her team have developed a new handheld, lowcost device that will soon check cervical cancer without using a painful speculum.
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Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease in people who are already at a risk of developing the disorder, a study claims.
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Niti Aayog has shortlisted five states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, for a programme to build future 'role model' states in terms of better healthcare system, while it named Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and three others for the education sector makeover.
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The Centre has launched a special drive to reach out to nearly 12 crore under-five children within a fortnight to reduce child deaths from diarrhoea, which kills 1.1 lakh children in India every year.
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