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The first vaccine against dengue expected in 2015


July 11, New Delhi: A vaccine against dengue fever could be commercialized by 2015 in areas affected by the disease. Also called “tropical flu”, this infection is a major cause of infant mortality in some countries in Asia and Latin America. Dengue is a viral infection carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It can affect […]

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Hair Care During Monsoon: Facts And Tips

Hair Care During Monsoon

The onset of the monsoon is a welcome relief from the hot and scorching summer heat. But, your hair suffers the most during monsoons. If you are living in an urban/semi-urban environment, high pollutant levels in the air make rain water slightly acidic. When this chemicaly contaminated rain comes in touch with the hair, it […]

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Breast cancer: women with large breasts more at risk

breast size and cancer

July 7, California: A broader chest would be genetically associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, a study suggests. The study result to be taken with caution, according to experts in oncology. Genetics and breast cancer, the association is not new. Since the discovery of susceptibility genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) in the late 1990s, […]

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Foot Care During Monsoon: Facts And Tips

Foot Care During Monsoon: Facts And Tips

While the monsoons bring a welcome respite from summer heat, it is also a time of more dirty roads, mud and puddles. Feet tend to suffer a lot during the rainy and damp weather. Proper foot care is essential to prevent skin allergies due to bacteria and germs in monsoon. Feet become very dirty, sore […]

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Skin Care During Monsoon: Facts And Tips


It’s the refreshing Monsoon time! Everything around you looks and feels bright, breezy and fresh. But does your skin too? Have you ever found your skin acting strangely during the rainy season? It is generally seen that the human skin becomes quite irritable during the rainy season. Our skin might often become oily and alternatively […]

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): five million births till date


July 3, Istanbul: Since 1978, five million births were carried out in the world through the technique of in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is the statistical report published Monday, July 2nd in Istanbul as part of a conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). IVF is a technique to achieve fertilization […]

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Delhi Govt to provide financial aid scheme for HIV/AIDS patients.


July 2 New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched a scheme under which HIV/AIDS patients from poor families will be given a life-long financial assistance of Rs 1,000 per month for anti-retroviral treatment. While people registered with the government and presently undergoing antiretroviral treatment at any of the nine listed government health centres […]

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Childbirth filmed for the first time in MRI


June 29, Berlin: Childbirth will never been seen in such intimacy. For the first time, a woman gave birth while she was in an MRI for a study recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.The video of this unique birth is revealed for the first time by the team of Dr. Christian […]

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The U.S. validate a novel anti-obesity drug.


June 28, Maryland (US): The U.S. agency for drug administration, FDA, has approved to market Lorcaserin manufactured by Arena Pharmaceuticals Laboratory on Tuesday. It is the first drug against obesity to be marketed for over thirteen years. The U.S. Agency Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tuesday to market Lorcaserin, Arena Pharmaceuticals Laboratory, the first treatment […]

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H1N1 was more lethal than announced earlier


June 27, Atlanta (US): The H1N1 pandemic could have done 15 times more deadly than the figures announced so far by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is indicated by a study published yesterday in a medical journal by researchers at the Center for Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta in the United States. According […]

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