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Apple team is developing sensors to monitor diabetes

New York: A secret team of biomedical engineers at Apple is working on an initiative to develop sensors that can non-invasively and continuously monitor blood

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

New York: A single dose of the first live-attenuated Zika vaccine — in which the virus has been weakened so that it cannot cause disease — has been

Free vitamins to every mum-to-be in Scotland

London: Free vitamins will be provided to every pregnant woman in Scotland from Saturday in a move aimed at giving every new baby the best start in life.

High taxation urged on illegal cigarettes

New Delhi: The Tobacco Institute of India have urged the government to enforce high taxation on the cigarette smuggling syndicates under the GST norms aimed at

New technique may lead to early liver cancer diagnosis

Boston: Exposure to a fungal toxin – a potentcarcinogen – may cause up to 80 per cent of liver cancer around the world, say MIT scientists who have

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CommunityMar 28

Laughing disabilities away

New Delhi: A differently-abled person enters the stage and the audience bursts into laughter. Sounds rude? Not when it is comedian Sundeep Rao. Partially

Protein ‘switch’ in brain controls blood flow: study

New York: A protein “switch” within the tinywire-like capillaries of the brain controls the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function, a new

Two-thirds of cancers due to random DNA typos: study

Washington: Random, unpredictable DNAcopying “mistakes” account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer, according to a new study

40,000 Delhi doctors on mass casual leave to protest rising assaults

New Delhi: Over 40,000 resident doctors in the national capital went on a mass Casual Leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are

Carbs in evening may impact prediabetic men

London: Middle-aged men with high body mass index (BMI) and prediabetes condition cannot process carbohydrate-rich foods in the evening, as it may have a

Maternal Vitamin D levels may prevent autism in kids

Sydney: Intake of Vitamin D supplements during the first trimester of pregnancy is likely to prevent the development of autism traits in children, researchers

Over 91,000 children to be administered polio drops in Pondy

Puducherry: The directorate of health andfamily welfare services is making arrangements to cover 91,736 children in the age group of zero to five years, under

Rapid BP drop in middle age linked to dementia later

New York: Middle-aged people who experience rapid drop in blood pressure often causing dizziness may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline

Why asthmatics are less able to fight off flu

London: People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu and are more likely to end up in hospitals because of immune system

Using hormonal contraceptives may up breast cancer risk

London: Although age has been an important risk factor of breast cancer, a study said post-menopausal women who used a hormonal intrauterine device were at 52

‘Women who take hormone replacement therapy may live longer’

New York: Women who take hormone replacementtherapy to cope with the symptoms of the menopause may live longer, a new study has claimed. Researchers found

Maternal folic acid levels may cut high BP in kids

New York: Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate

Diabetes increases risk of cancer deaths in Asians: study

New York: Asians who have type 2 diabetes maybe at 26 per cent increased risk of death from cancers, warns a new study that included data from India,

Kill urge to eat out if on a diet

New York: Struggling to lose or maintain weight? Kill that urge to eat out. Restaurant meals may cause 60 per cent risk of overeating, researchers said. The

Molecular gel to halt spread of snake venom, cut treatment cost

New York: Researchers have developed a novel molecular gel that could neutralise deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional