Simple blood test to diagnose people with active TB

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New York--A team of US researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has developed a simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) -...

New non-surgical, painless treatment to reduce weight in a day

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New Delhi--A new non-surgical, painless medical procedure which reduces fat from the body within a day or two was launched here on Wednesday. According to...

Shades of red for men for V-Day

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NEW DELHI-- This Valentine's Day, men can also dish up romance with a dash of red. Be it a red classy shirt, a red...

Neem extract shows promise in pancreatic cancer treatment

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NEW YORK--A natural extract derived from Neem tree could potentially be used to treat the highly lethal pancreatic cancer, says a team of researchers...

Global burden of mental illness underestimated

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BOSTON--The disability and mortality that results from mental illness around the world is underestimated by more than a third, according to researchers from Harvard...

Cancer patients in India increase due to lifestyle changes

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NEW DELHI--India has seen a 7.5 percent rise in the number of cancer patients due primarily to poor lifestyle choices such as consumption of...

Brian disorder lowest among Asian Americans

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NEW YORK--Examining dementia risk in a large population representing the diversity of the US, researchers have found the incidence of the brain disorder to...

BMI a wrong measure of health: Study

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NEW YORK: Using body mass index (BMI) to gauge health is a wrong practice as it is a deeply flawed measure, reveals a study...

On World Cancer Day: Use wireless devices, including handsets, with caution

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By Dr. Rajat Arora NEW DELHI--It may be amply discomforting to know that India is a country with more mobile phones than toilets. Fears have...

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

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BOSTON – Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially lots of fruits and vegetables—may have significantly lower breast cancer risk...
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