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Tenth patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore
India

Tenth patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore

With a 40-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district has gone up to 10, a health official said today.

Pakistan: 4 more polio cases found, tally jumps to 231 in 2014
World

Pakistan: 4 more polio cases found, tally jumps to 231 in 2014

At least four new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, taking the number of those affected this year to 231.

Indian scientists come up with quick cheap test for gluten intolerance
Life

Indian scientists come up with quick cheap test for gluten intolerance

Testing for Gluten disorder also known as Celiac disease will be much easier now thanks to a test developed by a team of Indian Scientists.

Despite CDC guidelines, US governors and Army stick with Ebola quarantines
World

Despite CDC guidelines, US governors and Army stick with Ebola quarantines

Quarantines are determined state by state in the US, and the CDC is only empowered to issue guidelines in Ebola.

India offers Pakistan 'full cooperation' for polio eradication
World

India offers Pakistan 'full cooperation' for polio eradication

India today offered Pakistan "full cooperation" for eradicating polio and said it is a "cause for concern" for it that the neighboring country accounts for 85 percent of the world's polio cases.

Even if you're sitting next to a person with Ebola, you won't get it. Here's why
World

Even if you're sitting next to a person with Ebola, you won't get it. Here's why

How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?

Don't fall for it: Hot water, salt and other things that won't cure Ebola
World

Don't fall for it: Hot water, salt and other things that won't cure Ebola

One of the vaccines that could help prevent the spread of Ebola could be made in any brewery according to the head of the pharmaceutical company that makes it

Bitter Pill: Tablet made of poop can now cure diarrhea
Life

Bitter Pill: Tablet made of poop can now cure diarrhea

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have discovered a new way to cure intestinal infections---by making you gulp down poop!

Marijuana linked with reduced anxiety: Research study
Life

Marijuana linked with reduced anxiety: Research study

An international group led by Vanderbilt University researchers found cannabinoid receptors in a key emotional hub in the brain, involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response.

Study finds similarity in diets is threatening health, food security
Life

Study finds similarity in diets is threatening health, food security

Increasing similarity in diets worldwide is posing a threat to health and food security with many people forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet, an international study showed on Monday.

Talking to babies can help develop their language skills
Life

Talking to babies can help develop their language skills

New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with babies and toddlers helps tune the youngsters' brains

Scientists discover bacterial toxin that can kill 'hidden' HIV
Life

Scientists discover bacterial toxin that can kill 'hidden' HIV

A genetically modified bacterial toxin can kill HIV-infected cells that persist despite treatment, an approach that could potentially be part of cure for the deadly virus, scientists say.

Here's what happen if you lose a night's sleep
News & Analysis

Here's what happen if you lose a night's sleep

Lack of a good night's sleep may damage your brain in a similar way to being hit on the head, a new study has warned.

WHO says 3.3 milllion lives saved by malaria control measures
Life

WHO says 3.3 milllion lives saved by malaria control measures

The World Malaria Report 2013 showed how an increased political commitment and expanded funding have helped to reduce incidence of malaria by 29 percent globally.

Bottoms up: New study claims those who drink alcohol live longer
Life

Bottoms up: New study claims those who drink alcohol live longer

Researchers found that those who did not consume any alcohol appeared to have a higher mortality rate

Go nuts: Study finds eating nuts daily reduces chance of dying
Life

Go nuts: Study finds eating nuts daily reduces chance of dying

Nuts have long been called heart-healthy, and the study is the largest ever done on whether eating them affects mortality.

Signs of 'sudden' cardiac arrest may come a month earlier: study
Life

Signs of 'sudden' cardiac arrest may come a month earlier: study

Among 567 men who had "sudden" cardiac arrests, researchers determined 53 percent had symptoms beforehand

Younger people suffering from stroke could double globally by 2030
Life

Younger people suffering from stroke could double globally by 2030

Worldwide, stroke is the second-leading cause of death after heart disease and is also a big contributor to disability.

By 2020, tobacco use can kill 1.5 million people a year in India
India

By 2020, tobacco use can kill 1.5 million people a year in India

Tobacco inflicts huge damage on the health of India's people and could be clocking up a death toll of 1.5 million a year by 2020 if more users are not persuaded to kick the habit, an international report said on Thursday.

2.8 million people die every year for being obese
Life

2.8 million people die every year for being obese

Globalisation has brought fast food culture to Chinese cities, contributing to major obesity problems. A study in 2006 found that over one-fifth of the one billion obese or overweight people in the world are Chinese, Xinhua reported.