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Indians consume far too less calcium than required

Indians consume far too less calcium than required

Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) Adults in India consume on an average about half the amount of calcium than required for healthy bones, according to a global map of dietary calcium intake launched on Friday.



Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

New York, April 20 (IANS) Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job.

Single concussion may up Parkinson's risk by nearly 60%

Single concussion may up Parkinson's risk by nearly 60%

New York, April 19 (IANS) Suffering even a mild concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury may be associated with nearly 60 per cent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study.

Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

London, April 19 (IANS) Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet

New York, April 18 (IANS) More than half a trillion dollars have been spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide between 2000 and 2015, a comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease by the Lancet has revealed.

Costa Coffee to recycle takeaway cups

Costa Coffee to recycle takeaway cups

London, April 18 (IANS) Costa Coffee, the UK's lagest coffeeshop chain, announced on Wednesday that it will try and recycle every takeaway cup sold by 2020.

Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide.

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

New York, April 18 (IANS) There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.

For dental pain relief opt for Ibuprofen over opioids: Study

For dental pain relief opt for Ibuprofen over opioids: Study

New York, April 18 (IANS) Common painkiller ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain, than opioids, say researchers.

Identity of genes determining hair colour may boost cancer research

Identity of genes determining hair colour may boost cancer research

London, April 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation, a finding that may pave way for better understanding of conditions linked to pigmentation like vitiligo and skin cancer.

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