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Now you can soon find nutritional value of your food on app

Prev Union Health ministry is set to launch a mobile app that will help consumers to find out the nutritional value of their food while ordering it from a restaurant or dining at home Representational imageNew Delhi: Consumers can soon find out the nutritional value of their food while ordering it from a restaurant …

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Claw Toes sign of underlying diabetes, says doctors

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: December 27, 2016 11:18 am Claw toes are classified based on two types — flexible and rigid — on the mobility of the toe joints. (Source: Thinkstock images) Claw Toes — a condition where toes bend into a claw-like position — is a …

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Decoded: Why music has a profound effect on our moods, emotions

By: IANS | London | Published:December 27, 2016 11:32 am These findings suggest that genetic variability of dopamine receptors affects sound environment modulations of mood and emotion processing, the researchers suggested. (Source: Thinkstock images) Listening to sounds such as music and noise has a significant effect on an individuals’ moods …

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Research shows synthetic stem cells could improve therapy

By: IANS | Published:December 27, 2016 12:19 pm The synthetic stem cells are much more durable than human stem cells, and could tolerate harsh freezing and thawing. Researchers have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell that could offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells …

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Are you a coffee addict? 10 ways to kill the addiction

Did you know that your favourite cup of cappuccino or cafe latte can be a silent killer? Even for that matter, cups of the strong caffeinated drink you often have at workplace can also pose a threat to your health. Yes, coffee helps lower the risk of depression, protects against …

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Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone

By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: December 27, 2016 4:44 pm Chinese researchers have developed an approach to directly convert adult skin cells into testosterone-producing cells. (Source: Express Photo) Chinese researchers have developed a potential new and safe approach for treating male hypogonadism, popularly known as male andropause, by directly …

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Over 200-year-old tumour diagnosis confirmed

By: PTI | London | Published:December 27, 2016 6:45 pm Doctors in the UK have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of the medicine’s most influential surgeons in a patient with a “tumour as hard as bone”. Doctors at Royal Marsden Hospital analysed patient samples …

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Study shows daily cuppa coffee may help you live longer

By: PTI | Boston | Updated: January 17, 2017 9:59 pm Metabolites, or breakdown products, of nucleic acids — the molecules that serve as building blocks for our genes — circulating in the blood can trigger this inflammatory process, the study found. (Source: Thinkstock images) Coffee lovers, rejoice! Drinking a …

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Contraceptives do not kill sexual desire: Research

PrevNext New York: A new research by American scientists busts the myth that contraceptives curb desire, noting that it depends on other factors like age and length of a relationship. According to a research, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the authors from the University of Kentucky and Indiana …

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Drug may boost memory in patients recovering from depression

By: IANS | London | Published:January 17, 2017 11:21 pm Previous studies have already shown that modafinil has beneficial effects on cognitive function in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. A drug commonly used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may enhance memory and cognitive skills such as concentration and attention in …

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