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WHO says millions of candidate Ebola vaccine doses will be made available by 2015

Washington, Oct 25 : The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that millions of doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine will be made available by next year- the trial for which is expected to begin in selected countries of West Africa this December.


Exercise the right way!

London, Oct 25 : It's important to take precautions while exercising as it can lead to significant damage to the muscles and the joints. Let's find out what moves exactly are doing this.


How body regulates weight loss

New York, Oct 25 : A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, researchers have found.


Scientists grow functioning vessel with two tablespoons of blood

London, Oct 25 : In a path-breaking research, a team of Swedish researchers has successfully grown brand new blood vessels with just two tablespoons of blood in a flat seven days.


Single protein behind successful fertilisation

Tokyo, Oct 25 : An international team of researchers has discovered how a single protein oversees the processing of DNA during sperm and egg generation for successful fertilisation.


Obesity a leading cause of liver damage (World Obesity Day is Oct 26)

By Shweta Sharma, New Delhi, Oct 25 : Little did 52-year-old Sheila Joshi (name changed), suffering from obesity-related uncontrolled diabetes know that her condition was leading to a damaged liver.


Modern habits leading to more gum disease: Study

London, Oct 24 : Modern people have far more gum disease than our predecessors, according to a British study of skulls published Friday. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits such as smoking are damaging to oral health.


Why some toddlers stare at faces rather than objects

London, Oct 24 : In a new study, scientists have pointed to the fact that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, was associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviors in toddlerhood.


Teens of parents who exert more psychological control struggle with closeness, independence

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that teens whose parents exerted more psychological control over them when they were 13 had more problems establishing friendships and romantic relationships that balanced closeness and independence, both in adolescence and into early adulthood.


Gut bacterium may make mosquitoes less vulnerable to malaria, dengue

Washington, Oct 24 : A new research has observed that bacterium isolated from the gut of an Aedes mosquito can reduce infection of mosquitoes by malaria parasites and dengue virus.


Exposure to sunshine slows weight gain, diabetes

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes.


Kidney stones may increase bone fracture risk

Washington, Oct 24 : People, especially women, who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, finds a research.


Sleep disorders in kids linked to behavioural problems

New York, Oct 24 : Parents may please take note that toddlers having sleep difficulties are likely to experience behavioural problems.


How mindfulness can help protect your heart

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that mindfulness, that is paying more attention to the feelings and experiences in the present moments, can help people protect their heart.


Shorter treatment for TB no substitute for standard 6 month counterpart

Washington, Oct 24 : In a new study, scientists have found that though a shortened 4 month treatment for TB could work well in subsets of TB patients, but could not taken as a substitute for current 6 month standard treatment.


Beetroot boosts athletes' performance

New York, Oct 24 : Forget energy drinks, athletes may now rely on a more organic drink to enhance their performance - beetroot juice.


Shorter TB treatment falls short of effectiveness

New York, Oct 24 : There is bad news for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) as researchers have found that a shortened (four months) treatment could not be considered as an alternative to the current six-month standard treatment.


Music therapy can help curb depression in youth

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that music therapy can help emotionally troubled children and adolescents by reducing depression.


Ebola death toll likely to exceed 90000 by December in Montserrado: Lancet

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that the death toll from Ebola could top 90,000 by December in Montserrado Africa.


Why Down syndrome leads to Alzheimer's disease

New York, Oct 24 : By the age of 40, nearly 100 percent of all individuals with Down syndrome develop changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease and researchers have now established the link behind the two disorders.


Simple test can spot rare insulin disease in infant

London, Oct 24 : Infants with a rare form of a insulin disease that may lead to brain damage and death can now be identified earlier, thanks to a test developed by researchers from the University of Manchester in Britain.


How brain remains stable during learning process

Washington, Oct 23 : A new mathematical model has provided scientists with a deeper insight into how brain remains stable during the learning process.


Skin patches may soon succeed syringes to diagnose diseases

Washington, Oct 23 : Scientists have been working on creating skin patches, which would be less painful alternative for disease diagnosis and could one day replace the syringes.


Clinical trial sheds new light on BP management during stroke treatment

Washington, Oct 23 : Through a new clinical trial, scientists have found the efficiency of standard procedure for managing blood pressure in stroke patients.


Olive oil healthier than seed oils for frying food

Washington, Oct 23 : Scientists have found that olive oil is better to fry your food in as it endures the heat of the fryer or pan better and is healthier than most of the seed oils.


Scientists find missing link between Vitamin D, prostate cancer

Washington, Oct 23 : A new research has revealed about the missing link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer, suggesting that Vitamin D suppresses inflammation, which is a bad actor potentially driving prostate cancer.


Music therapy reduces depression in kids, adolescents

London, Oct 23 : Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, a study found.


Olive oil healthier for fried foods

London, Oct 23 : Love fried food? Try olive oil as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several other seed oils to yield healthier food.


Skin patches may replace traditional blood test

London, Oct 23 : A team of researchers has designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin patch that detected malarial proteins in live mice.


Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

New York, Oct 23 : Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found.


Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk

New York, Oct 23 : Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, a research found.


Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.


Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.


How flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

London, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed the molecular mechanism which determines how flu vaccines may be helpful in preventing heart attacks.


Avoid high-iron foods if you work graveyard shift

Washington, Oct 22 : A new research has revealed that graveyard shift workers should avoid eating high-iron foods at night so that they don't disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.


Lightest fingertip touch can help people maintain balance on feet

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study had shown that even the slightest of support can help people to maintain their balance.


Soon, a blood biomarker to help spot lung cancer

Washington, Oct 22 : Doctors may very soon be able to detect lung cancer early in its stage with help of a blood biomarker.


How a tiny gene could trigger binge drinking

New York, Oct 22 : Do you know why moderate tipplers suddenly become binge drinkers -- the answer, my friend, lies in the genes.


Iron-rich food puts night workers at diabetes risk

New York, Oct 22 : Consuming iron-rich food may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in workers who punch in for the graveyard shift, found a research.


Walnuts can help keep Alzheimer's at bay

New York, Oct 22 : Having a walnut-enriched diet every day may help reduce the risk, delay the onset, slow the progression of, or prevent Alzheimer's disease all together, found a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.


Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 22 : Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts.


Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

London Oct 22 : The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.


Smoking hampers recovery during abstinence from alcohol

New York, Oct 22 : People who want to get rid of alcohol dependence but cannot quit smoking may not achieve full neuro-cognitive recovery, said a study.


Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Sydney, Oct 22 : Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier.


Paralysed man walks again after pioneering cell therapy

London, Oct 21 : A paralysed man has been able to walk again after therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord, the BBC reported Tuesday.


Brain's 'calorie counter' tells us to consume high calorie food

Washington, Oct 21 : A new neuro-imaging study has suggested that people consumed high calories food in spite knowing that it is high calorie, as the study has brought to light that, while thinking of food, an internal calorie in our brain counter was able to evaluate each food based on its caloric density.


People with stress-related inflammation likelier to suffer from depression

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has indicated that stress- related inflammation might lead to an increase in the risk of depression.


Injectable polio vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 21 : The Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) is more effective than the oral one, experts said here Tuesday.


Non-smokers face major health risks in smoking homes

London, Oct 21 : Living with smokers is as bad as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, researchers said.


Indian-origin sisters develop tool to detect lung, heart disease

Washington, Oct 21 : Two Indian-origin high school students Ilina and Medha Krishen have developed screening tools to detect lung and heart disease using electronic stethoscopes.


How to avoid weight gain this festive season

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you out.


Male IBS patients report more social stress

Washington, Oct 21 : Male patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience more interpersonal difficulties than their female counterparts, a study found.


Consuming beer every day doubles fertility in men

Melbourne, Oct 21 : A new study has claimed that drinking around a pint and a half of beer per night could double their fertility rates.


How stress ups depression risk

New York, Oct 21 : The immune system is crucial to fend off diseases, but if it is hypersensitive to stress, the risk of depression may go up, says new research.


Scientists may soon 'switch off' cancer cells spread

Washington, Oct 21 : A new research has explained how studying the diversity of cancer cells could help turn off mutations in cancer cells and strip their adaptability to drugs.


20 pc siblings of the autistic show symptoms at 18 months

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has revealed that about 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) developed the condition by age 18 months to 3 years.


Protein NT3 helps deaf to hear, says study

Washington, Oct 21 : Scientists have recently restored hearing of mice that were partly deafened by noise using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein NT3in their ears.


Why our brain picks pizza over salad

Washington, Oct 21 : Scientists have revealed why does our brain makes us go for junk food over healthy meals.


Traffic pollution can harm lungs of babies in womb

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has found that exposure to pollution, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy, could harm a child's lungs.


How blue light affects human eye revealed

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has revealed that the eye's response to blue light could both address the properties of melanopsin, a light-sensitive protein in the eye and help understand seasonal depression.


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