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RSS affiliate complains against cervical cancer vaccine: Should patriarchal organisations opine about women's health?
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RSS affiliate complains against cervical cancer vaccine: Should patriarchal organisations opine about women's health?

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to ignore the serious issue of cervical cancer adhering to recommendations from an organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

World Breastfeeding Week: Breast milk boosts child's immunity, helps develop baby's brains
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World Breastfeeding Week: Breast milk boosts child's immunity, helps develop baby's brains

With World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7) being celebrated in more than 170 countries, Firstpost takes a look some of the advantages of breastfeeding as well as the myths associated with it

Kangaroo mother care can help reduce neonatal mortality rate in India
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Kangaroo mother care can help reduce neonatal mortality rate in India

If Indian mothers can be persuaded to care for their babies like kangaroo mothers do, many babies younger than four weeks who die every year can be saved.

Debunking the milk myth: Is dairy really good for your bones, osteoporosis?
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Debunking the milk myth: Is dairy really good for your bones, osteoporosis?

The calcium content in milk actually becomes a health hazard as undigested portions of it are deposited in the urinary system and become kidney stones.

Shame, taboo resulting in unhygienic menstrual practices across much of India
India

Shame, taboo resulting in unhygienic menstrual practices across much of India

According to a study, only 55 percent girls consider menstrual cycles a natural and normal physical process.

Indian-origin scientist develops new drug to treat blood cancer
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Indian-origin scientist develops new drug to treat blood cancer

A new drug for blood cancer that may provide better treatment alone or combined with chemotherapy has been developed by a team led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Don't be fooled by that fancy bottle: Wine labels may influence how much you like the drink
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Don't be fooled by that fancy bottle: Wine labels may influence how much you like the drink

Cleverly written wine label descriptions can make a person enjoy the drink more and pay a higher cost for a bottle, a new study has found.

Maharashtra may ban sale of e-cigarettes, FDA drafts regulations
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Maharashtra may ban sale of e-cigarettes, FDA drafts regulations

Study revealed that the vapours which are produced after e-liquid flavourings are heated inside e-cigarettes, are toxic.

Early onset puberty triggers changes that could affect learning
Life

Early onset puberty triggers changes that could affect learning

Researchers have found that puberty hormones might trigger certain changes in the brain that could impede some aspects of flexible learning during youth.

Novel HIV test to detect hidden virus in a faster, less labour intensive and cheaper way
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Novel HIV test to detect hidden virus in a faster, less labour intensive and cheaper way

American researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a test that is sensitive enough to detect "hidden" HIV and yet is faster, less labour-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test.

Indoor plants: How nature's air purifiers can help deionise your house, cure 'sick home' syndrome
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Indoor plants: How nature's air purifiers can help deionise your house, cure 'sick home' syndrome

In poorly ventilated houses, indoor plants remove domestic emissions, provide clean air and increase the supply of much-needed oxygen.

Sleeping less than 6 hours doubles death risk for people with diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure
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Sleeping less than 6 hours doubles death risk for people with diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure

Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome — a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned.

Zika outbreak in India: WHO confirms three cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Zika outbreak in India: WHO confirms three cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus in India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Researchers discover antibody that can help kill cancer cells
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Researchers discover antibody that can help kill cancer cells

Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the immune system's ability to fight cancer and decreases tumour growth.

Over 1.2 million youngsters die every due to largely preventable causes: WHO
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Over 1.2 million youngsters die every due to largely preventable causes: WHO

The report states that the biggest causes of death among adolescents are road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections and suicide

World Hypertension Day: Uncontrolled high blood pressure may lead to stroke, say experts
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World Hypertension Day: Uncontrolled high blood pressure may lead to stroke, say experts

Ignorance, people say, is bliss. Not so with hypertension though. For, uncontrolled high blood pressure, if left untreated over a prolonged period, can cause a stroke by damaging the blood vessels in the brain, health experts have warned.

New study claims 'only children' are creative but more likely to be self-centred
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New study claims 'only children' are creative but more likely to be self-centred

Kids who grow up without siblings may be more creative, but are likely to be self-centred, say scientists who found significant differences in the brain structures of 'only children'.

Study finds women more prone to asthma due to absence of testosterone hormone
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Study finds women more prone to asthma due to absence of testosterone hormone

Absence of testosterone in women may explain why females are doubly likely to develop asthma post-puberty, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the lung condition among women, research has showed

Zika antibody discovery may lead to new vaccine
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Zika antibody discovery may lead to new vaccine

Scientists have identified a potent weapon against Zika virus - an antibody in the blood of infected people that may lead to a new vaccine against the disease.

Excessive use of smartphones and other devices may lead to behavioural problems in teens
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Excessive use of smartphones and other devices may lead to behavioural problems in teens

Excess use of smartphone and other devices may lead to attention, behaviour and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, warns new research.