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New HIV strain discovered after nearly 2 decades

New HIV strain discovered after nearly 2 decades

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) A team of scientists at pharmaceutical major Abbott has identified a new subtype of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.



Blood test to detect breast cancer signs 5 years sooner

Blood test to detect breast cancer signs 5 years sooner

London, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that a simple blood test can detect breast cancer up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it.

Can paracetamol safely curb major depressive symptoms?

Can paracetamol safely curb major depressive symptoms?

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Although researchers abroad claim that anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin or paracetamol can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, doctors here dispute the claim.

Snow leopard counting to begin, plan to double numbers

Snow leopard counting to begin, plan to double numbers

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that a protocol has been decided among the member countries to be the roadmap for enumeration of snow leopards.

Eating potato as effective as carbohydrate gels: Study

Eating potato as effective as carbohydrate gels: Study

New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study suggests.

Frequent drinking more harmful than binges: Study

Frequent drinking more harmful than binges: Study

Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study.

Gaining weight in mid-20s linked to early death: Study

Gaining weight in mid-20s linked to early death: Study

New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, warn researchers.

No more chilli attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand (Lead)

No more chilli attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand (Lead)

Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.

1 in 3 children under 5 malnourished: UNICEF report

1 in 3 children under 5 malnourished: UNICEF report

United Nations, Oct 16 (IANS) At least one in three children under five across the globe are malnourished and not developing properly, a report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed.

'1 in 3 children under 5 undernourished or overweight'

'1 in 3 children under 5 undernourished or overweight'

United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world.

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