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Category Archives: Health

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills: Study

San Francisco: Neuroscientists at the University of California here have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep. In a study published in Nature Neuroscience on Sunday, the researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM, sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touchpoints that are directly related to a task that was…

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New blood test may improve cancer treatment

New York: Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread. The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood, according to a…

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Massage your way to healthy body after baby

  New Delhi: A common lingering concern from pregnancy is the subsequent weight gain, but it can be controlled over time with massage, which is an effective and holistic approach that relaxes muscles, tones skin and relieves pain, say experts. Subhashini N.S., Natural Product Innovations, Research and Development, The Himalaya Drug Company and Hema Divakar, Consultant…

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‘600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end’

  Sanaa: The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that the current number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen will at least double by the end of 2017 to reach 600,000 cases. ICRC President Peter Maurer arrived here on Sunday for a five-day visit to the war-torn country, reports Efe news. Maurer warned…

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Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru

  Bengaluru: A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday. “We conducted a live brain circuit surgery on Abhishek Prasad to stimulate his left hand fingers even as he strummed his guitar in the operation theatre on…

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WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

  Geneva: Though the population worldwide protected by tobacco control measures has grown almost five-fold than ten years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday called on countries to do more to prioritize these life-saving policies. In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per…

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Gunman killed in New York hospital shooting

  New York: A gunman who opened fire at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital here, has been killed, media reports said. At least two people were shot in the incident, which began at 2.50 p.m. (local time) at 173rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section, CBS News reported. The gunman, who is believed to be…

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Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

  Sanaa: Cholera infection has killed 1,400 people and infected 218,798 others in Yemen in just two months, the largest epidemic to hit a single Arab country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced. The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has been “increasing at an average of 5,000 a day”, said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan…

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India to hold yoga, cultural fest in Hungary

  New Delhi: Promoting ancient Indian tradition of de-stressing though control of the body and mind, the Indian Embassy is hosting a three-day yoga and cultural festival across 15 cities in Hungary this week, an official said on Thursday. “We are organising the second edition of Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival of India and the third International Day…

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Bihar’s grand alliance stays away from Yoga Day

  Patna: Bihar’s ruling grand alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stayed away from the third edition of the International Yoga Day celebrations here on Wednesday. Besides the Chief Minister and his Ministers, even senior leaders of the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress were missing from the yoga events.…

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