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'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

Doctor’s prescription. Pic/Getty Images New Delhi: Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched “Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East” initiative. The initiative will help …

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Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer

Prev Representational image Beijing: Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer. Over 70,000 people die from breast cancer in China every year, according to the national cancer centre. Triple-negative breast cancer is particularly aggressive among the four …

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Whole-body vibration may help combat obesity, diabetes

Prev Representational image New York: Indulging in a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration could mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise and help combat obesity and diabetes, according to a new study. Whole-body vibration consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on …

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Watching TV for over 3 hours may up kids' diabetes risk

Representational picture London: If your kid is spending three or more hours daily in front of TV, using computers, games consoles, tablets and smartphones, he or she may be at risk of developing diabetes, a study has showed. The findings showed that children with increased exposure to digital screens may …

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Having children may increase your lifespan

London: Although parenthood may have its share of woes, it could also hold the key to long life, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline, finds a new study. The findings suggested that the risks of death were lower among those who had had at …

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B vitamins may reduce harmful effects of air pollution

New York: Taking B vitamins may reduce some of the adverse effects of air pollution, suggest results of a limited human trial. The study reveals how individual-level prevention may be used to control the potential mechanism underlying adverse effects of the particles PM2.5, where particles have a diameter of less …

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New hormone test may distinguish schizophrenia, depression

Representational picture New York: US researchers have developed a new hormone-based test that can better distinguish between the symptoms of depression and schizophrenia. Depression is thought to affect over 300 million people worldwide and schizophrenia affects as many as 51 million people. Clinically, it is difficult to distinguish between these …

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Health: Why short, fair men go bald prematurely

Representational picture London: Men who are short in height and have light skin colour are more at risk of premature hair loss, researchers have found in a new genetic data of 20,000 men. The findings suggested that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and …

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