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Health: Humble turmeric and other foods that can help fight cancer

Spices like garlic and turmeric can boost immune system, improve the liver’s detoxifying potential, curcumin in turmeric is useful to inhibit cancer growth and disarm the body of several carcinogens, researchers have found. A team of experts at a reputed American University discovered that, the main ingredient in turmeric (haldi), a …

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Artificial skin that can 'feel' temperature changes created

New York: Using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense their prey, researchers have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes. The material could be grafted onto prosthetic limbs to restore temperature sensing in amputees. It could also be …

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Health: Air pollution may up dementia risk in elderly women

Pictures for representational purposes New York: Elderly women exposed to tiny air pollution particles may face an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, a study has found. The findings showed the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) — coming from power and automobile plants — could invade the brain and …

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Hidden toxins in fast food packaging may up cancer risk

Representational image New York: Your love for pizzas, French fries and burgers that come packed in greaseproof paper — containing fluorinated compounds — may lead to developmental problems in children, decreased fertility and an increased risk of cancer, researchers warned. The findings showed that food packaging contains more than two …

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Sound sleep leads to better sex for women

Prev Representational image New York: Ample sleep is what you need to enjoy a long and satisfied sexual life, suggests new research involving over 93,000 women. The study confirms association between shorter sleep durations, higher insomnia symptoms, and decreased sexual function in post-menopausal women. “Women and healthcare providers need to …

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Health: Birth complications put kids at increased risk of autism

New York: Children exposed to complications shortly before or during birth are more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD), says a study. The perinatal complications that had the highest association with ASD were birth asphyxia — deprivation of oxygen during the birthing process — and preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication …

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Cheap breath test may detect stomach, oesophageal cancers

London: Scientists have developed a cheap and non-invasive test that can measure the levels of five chemicals in the breath to detect cancers of the oesophagus and stomach with 85 per cent accuracy. Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. Both …

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Diabetes may be an early warning sign for pancreatic cancer

London: The onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden pancreatic cancer, warns a new study. The findings are based on an analysis linking nearly a million patients with Type-2 diabetes in Italy and Belgium with …

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