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Studies boost hopes for a new class of cholesterol meds that could lower heart-attacks
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Studies boost hopes for a new class of cholesterol meds that could lower heart-attacks

New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to high blood pressure at night: study
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Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to high blood pressure at night: study

Chronic sleep deprivation can increase night time blood pressure, putting you at greater risk of heart diseases, warns new research.

Ban on public smoking doesn't help tobacco addicts in quitting, says study
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Ban on public smoking doesn't help tobacco addicts in quitting, says study

Ban on smoking in public spaces may not motivate smokers to light up less behind their own closed doors or quit altogether, a new Canadian study has claimed.

Boost for future cure as scientists discover 'hiding place' of HIV in human cells
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Boost for future cure as scientists discover 'hiding place' of HIV in human cells

A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease.

Highly processed foods like chocolates, French fries are most addictive, says study
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Highly processed foods like chocolates, French fries are most addictive, says study

Highly processed foods such as chocolates, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive, according to a new study.

Love wearing long, fake eyelashes? It can damage your eyes, says study
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Love wearing long, fake eyelashes? It can damage your eyes, says study

Wearing long, fake eyelashes may lead more air and dust to hit the eyes causing them to dry out, a new study suggests.

Worry for India: Drug resistant malaria spreads in Myanmar, puts millions at risk
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Worry for India: Drug resistant malaria spreads in Myanmar, puts millions at risk

If the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites were to reach into India that would pose a serious threat to the chances of global control and eradication of the killer mosquito-borne disease.

Swine flu death toll crosses 190 in Rajasthan since start of 2015
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Swine flu death toll crosses 190 in Rajasthan since start of 2015

With eight more swine flu deaths on Wednesday, total deaths touched 191 in Rajasthan since the start of this year, an official said.

UCLA says more than 100 were exposed 'superbug' in California hospital
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UCLA says more than 100 were exposed 'superbug' in California hospital

A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 100 others were exposed at a California hospital.

Why a US-based non-profit wants to help regenerate 'foreskins' for men
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Why a US-based non-profit wants to help regenerate 'foreskins' for men

A US and Italy-based non-profit called Fo​regen, which has been founded by an Italian national Vincenzo Aiello is hoping to help develop a technology that could help regenerate male foreskins.

Scientists discover 90 new gene regions linked to obesity: report
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Scientists discover 90 new gene regions linked to obesity: report

Scientists have discovered more than 90 new gene regions that play a role in obesity.

Six-day-old baby becomes youngest infant to get a heart transplant in US
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Six-day-old baby becomes youngest infant to get a heart transplant in US

A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a US hospital, doctors and her proud parents said.

Diabetes treatment should take into local factors, says study
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Diabetes treatment should take into local factors, says study

The factors behind the prevalence of diabetes may be affected by the geography and hence the prevention and treatment should be based on the local factors, said a study.

Agra on high alert after swine flu cases rise to 14
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Agra on high alert after swine flu cases rise to 14

With the number of suspected cases of swine flu in the city going up to 14, the health department in Agra has been put on high alert.

Swine flu kills five more in Rajasthan, toll rises to 73
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Swine flu kills five more in Rajasthan, toll rises to 73

Five more deaths due to swine flu were reported in Rajasthan on Thursday, taking the toll since the beginning of the year to 73, officials said.

Researchers discover 2 new genetic variants linked to breast cancer
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Researchers discover 2 new genetic variants linked to breast cancer

Two new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of breast cancer have been identified in a worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women.

In a first, US FDA approves new drug for severe binge eating disorder
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In a first, US FDA approves new drug for severe binge eating disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults - a first of its kind prescription drug specifically indicated for BED.

Tobacco still accounts for most cancer deaths across the world, say experts
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Tobacco still accounts for most cancer deaths across the world, say experts

Tobacco is the single most important factor which causes cancer, but the disease can be prevented by taking simple steps like eating a healthy diet.

Researchers identify protein linked to aggressive breast and lung cancers
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Researchers identify protein linked to aggressive breast and lung cancers

Breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called TTP have more aggressive tumours and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein, research has found.

Research shows existing drug could treat cerebral malaria effectively
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Research shows existing drug could treat cerebral malaria effectively

A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, research has found.