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New designer viruses can help fight cancer: Study

By: PTI | Geneva | Updated: May 29, 2017 7:05 pm Most cancer cells only provoke a limited reaction by the immune system – the body’s defence mechanism – and can thus grow without appreciable resistance. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Scientists have created artificial ‘designer’ viruses that can target cancer by …

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Excessive Facebook use makes you sad, unhealthy: study

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published:May 29, 2017 6:25 pm People who check their Facebook profile more often are likely to be sad and unhealthy as compared to those who use the popular social networking site sporadically, a new study warns. Researchers, including those from University of California, San …

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Lack of sleep may cause your brain to ‘eat’ itself: study

By: PTI | London | Published:May 29, 2017 7:00 pm Researchers from Marche Polytechnic University in Italy have found that lack of sleep can cause neurological disorders. (Source: Thinkstock images) Burning the midnight oil can lead your brain to ‘eat’ up its connections, worn-out cells and debris, say scientists who …

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Vitamin D during pregnancy may prevent asthma in kids : Study

By: PTI | London | Published:May 29, 2017 7:44 pm According to researchers, taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy improves the babies’ immune system and may reduce the risk of asthma and respiratory infections. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy strengthens the babies’ immune system, which may …

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Unique gene that staves off heart disease identified

By: PTI | London | Published:May 29, 2017 6:43 pm (Representational Image) (Source: File Photo) Scientists have identified a unique gene variant in people living in isolated Greek villages that protects them from heart diseases despite enjoying a high-fat diet. The variant, rs145556679*, is associated with lower levels of both …

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