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Night shifts may hamper DNA repair

Night shifts may hamper DNA repair

New York, June 27 (IANS) If you are working on night shifts regularly, chances are your body's ability to repair DNA damage may get hampered, suggest researchers led by one of Indian-origin.



More veggies a day may cut early menopause risk

More veggies a day may cut early menopause risk

New York, June 27 (IANS) A single daily serving of vegetable protein from foods such as whole grains, soy and tofu may protect women from early menopause and could prolong their reproductive function, researchers say.

Blocking a natural cell process may help control cancer

Blocking a natural cell process may help control cancer

London, June 26 (IANS) Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival and controlling this may help stop progress of the disease, researchers have found.

Medicaid rollback may up late-stage breast cancer diagnoses

Medicaid rollback may up late-stage breast cancer diagnoses

New York, June 26 (IANS) Women living in lower-income areas in the US with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease as a result of the rollback of the Medicaid coverage, a study has showed.

Get your herbal drinks handy for monsoon

Get your herbal drinks handy for monsoon

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Monsoon not only calls for extra care of hair and skin but caution in what you eat and drink. Experts suggest that herbal drinks made up of some of the common ingredients easily available in your kitchen can help you stay away from bad health conditions.

Researchers explore new potential of human echolocation

Researchers explore new potential of human echolocation

New York, June 26 (IANS) Researchers are exploring insights into the ability of visually impaired people to use echoes from a cane or other sounds to navigate safely -- known as echolocation -- to help people who lose eyesight later in life.

This technique uses body's noise to detect cancer early

This technique uses body's noise to detect cancer early

London, June 26 (IANS) An emerging technology that uses the body's own "seismic noise", allows more effective imaging deep inside body to assist in tumour, scientists say.

India needs New Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050: Report

India needs New Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050: Report

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88 sq. km of precious land -- the size of New Delhi -- for landfills by 2050, industry association Assocham said on Sunday, citing its study.

Binge drinking, cocaine abuse may impair mental skills

Binge drinking, cocaine abuse may impair mental skills

New York, June 25 (IANS) Do you have the habit of taking four or more alcohol drinks a day or indulging in drug abuse such as cocaine? Beware, it may lead to impairments in mental skills such as decision-making and planning, researchers have warned.

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood

London, June 25 (IANS) Children who grew up in a single-parent family are more likely to have lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research.

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