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Cancer Patients in India Increase Due to Lifestyle Changes

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India has seen a 7.5 percent rise in the number of cancer patients due primarily to poor lifestyle choices such as consumption of alcohol, ‘pan masala’ and tobacco, a study…

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Global Scientific Community to Share Data on Zika Virus

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Leading global health bodies, including India’s Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, have committed to share data on the current Zika virus outbreak and future public health…






How Robots Can Reduce Drug Experiments

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have created a robotically-driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments…







Eat Walnuts to Shed Pounds, Cut Cholesterol

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Eating a walnut-rich diet can be effective in losing weight and improving cholesterol level, finds a new study. The research also showed that a diet containing walnuts, which are primarily…





COPD May Change Brain Structure

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) demonstrate grey matter decreases in areas of the brain that process breathlessness, fear and sensitivity to pain, says a new study. COPD is a…