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US measles outbreak triggers quarantine at varsities

US measles outbreak triggers quarantine at varsities

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 300 students and employees at two Los Angeles universities have been quarantined after possible exposure to measles, the schools said.



Smartphone game can help detect Alzheimer's risk

Smartphone game can help detect Alzheimer's risk

London, April 25 (IANS) A specially designed smartphone game can detect people at the risk of developing Alzheimer's, say researchers.

Egg laying mammals become source of novel anti-microbial

Egg laying mammals become source of novel anti-microbial

Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) A novel Anti-Microbial Protein (AMP) found in the milk of egg laying mammals Echidna can be used as alternatives to the antibiotics used in livestock, researchers said.

Asthma-causing toxins found in e-cigarettes

Asthma-causing toxins found in e-cigarettes

New York, April 24 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes, popularly known as e-cigarettes, may contain microbial toxins associated with myriad health problems, including asthma, reduced lung function and inflammation, warns a new study.

Just 16-minute sleep loss daily can hamper your job

Just 16-minute sleep loss daily can hamper your job

New York, April 24 (IANS) Losing just 16 minutes of sleep during working days can greatly hamper your performance at the workplace, say researchers.

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

New York, April 23 (IANS) Dear parents, please take note. When it comes to video gaming, girls in the 6-12 age group are at a heightened risk of developing less social competence than boys, warn researchers.

Office workers who sit a lot need to exercise

Office workers who sit a lot need to exercise

Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Office workers who sit for long periods of time can reverse the health risks of their modern sedentary lifestyle by exercising just 20 minutes per day, a new study revealed on Tuesday.

Indian women at high death risk from diabetes: Study

Indian women at high death risk from diabetes: Study

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia - led by India and China -- and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death especially among women and middle-aged people, a significant study has found.

Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana: Study

Cancer patients more likely to use marijuana: Study

New York, April 22 (IANS) Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal CANCER, indicate 40.3 per cent cancer patients used marijuana within the past year, compared with 38 per cent of respondents without cancer.

Google Doodle marks 6 unique inhabitants on Earth Day

Google Doodle marks 6 unique inhabitants on Earth Day

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) From Wandering Albatross to Coastal Redwood, Google on Monday celebrated Earth Day with a series of animations on six unique inhabitants on the Earth.

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