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Indians prone to rare genetic diseases: Study

By: PTI | Boston | Published:July 19, 2017 4:30 pm The Indian subcontinent is one of the most genetically diverse places on Earth, with a population approaching 1.5 billion that includes nearly 5,000 well-defined subgroups, researchers said. (Source: File Photo) People living in India and other South Asian countries are …

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Ozone pollution tied to cardiovascular health: Study

By: IANS | Washington | Published:July 18, 2017 1:22 pm Ozone can damage the respiratory system, reduce lung function and cause asthma attacks. (Source: File Photo) Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, …

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Hereditary breast, ovarian cancer on rise in India: Study 

By: IANS | Bengaluru | Published:July 19, 2017 2:23 am Testing of hundreds of patients for genetic profile of breast and ovarian cancer cases showed that 72 per cent of their relatives, including parents, children and siblings had the same mutation for the cancer in the family. Hereditary breast and …

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On Mandela Day, Mumbai girls get hygiene kits, sanitary pads

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published:July 19, 2017 2:27 am “Not only will this help in maintaining hygiene but the making of sanitary pads will also create jobs for women with a special sanitary pad manufacturing machine launched by the Nargis Dutt Foundation,” the Consulate said. (Source-File Photo) The South …

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Enzyme to preserve nerve function identified : Research

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 18, 2017 1:25 pm Team discovered a new role of the enzyme Axundead — or Axed — in promoting self-destruction of axons. (Source: File Photo) Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions …

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Language lessons for your baby may start in womb: Study

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 18, 2017 4:36 pm Pre-natal sensitivity to the rhythmic properties of language may provide children with one of the very first building blocks in acquiring language. (Source: File Photo) Love to speak to your unborn baby? Well he or she can typically distinguish …

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Just a minute’s running daily may boost bone health: Research

By: IANS | London | Published:July 18, 2017 4:38 pm Good bone health has multiple health benefits, including a reduced risk of bone diseases like osteoporosis and fractures in old age. (Source: File Photo) Want to improve your bone health? Running — a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity — for …

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C-section rates reveal need for smarter healthcare policy

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2017 3:05 pm C-section is a specialised procedure that is needed to deal with complicated delivery cases. (Source: File Photo) In 2011-12, over 50 per cent of deliveries in nine of 10 Telangana districts were caesarean section deliveries (C-sections), according to …

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