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Three more test positive for swine flu in Pune

August 3, 2009 12:10:20 pm

Three more persons tested positive for H1N1 virus,taking the total number of Swine flu cases in the city to 101,health officials said.

Scientists create ‘gas gauge’ to avoid pregnancy loss

August 3, 2009 11:30:53 am

Scientists have developed what they call a “gas gauge” that can help measure the volume of the placenta,and prevent pregnancy loss.

One woman dies every 5 min during delivery in India: report

August 1, 2009 3:42:34 pm

Every five minutes,a woman dies in India while delivering a child,says a report prepared by Centre for Reproductive Rights.

Tamiflu causes nausea,nightmares in kids

July 31, 2009 2:59:59 pm

A "high proportion" of British school children taking Tamiflu are reporting side effects such as nausea,insomnia and nightmares,researchers have said.

Risk factors of disordered eating in fat teens identified

July 31, 2009 12:59:52 pm

A team of researchers has identified factors that may increase overweight adolescents' risk of engaging in extreme weight control behaviors.

It’s official: Reduced salt intake lowers BP

July 30, 2009 11:54:13 am

Using less amount of salt in diet can lead to slight reduction in blood pressure in the medium term,a new study has claimed.

One more school hit by swine flu in Pune

July 30, 2009 11:33:05 am

Medical teams started surveillance at swine flu affected localities in the city,even as one more school reported a fresh case.

Dream therapy may be useful in psychiatric treatment

July 29, 2009 11:27:24 am

A European Science Foundation (ESF) workshop has found similarities in brain activity during lucid dreaming and psychosis.

94 swine flu cases in Maharashtra

July 28, 2009 2:01:20 pm

Maharashtra has registered 94 swine flu cases with Pune accounting for 60 of them,mostly school children,according to the state cell monitoring the pandemic.

Iron-binding drug may heal diabetes-related stubborn wounds

July 28, 2009 10:54:42 am

A drug used to remove iron from the body has the potential to fight the problem of diabetes-related poor wound healing.

Fluorine in tea could weaken bones,say researchers

July 27, 2009 2:01:18 pm

Prolonged consumption of tea could weaken human bones due to the presence of toxic fluorine in tea beverages,Japanese researchers say.

Allergy drugs may help reduce obesity and diabetes

July 27, 2009 1:09:53 pm

Drugs commonly used to treat allergies have been found to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice,say Harvard researchers.

No compromise on flu vaccine safety: WHO

July 24, 2009 5:16:51 pm

The World Health Organization’s flu chief says there must be no doubt over the safety of swine flu vaccines before they are given to the public.

Scientists find new way to fix a broken heart

July 24, 2009 12:48:32 pm

A new way to mend damage to the heart has been found by scientists.

Scientists find new way to fix a broken heart

July 24, 2009 12:31:15 pm

The boffins have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into re-entering the cell cycle,allowing the differentiated adult cells to divide and regenerate healthy heart tissue after a heart attack.

Two more Pune schools closed after detection of Swine flu

July 24, 2009 11:39:31 am

Two schools were closed for a week after one student in each was found infected with swine flu virus.

Britain reports 100,000 new swine flu cases in week

July 23, 2009 9:16:00 pm

An estimated 100,000 new cases of swine flu have been recorded over the last week in England,the Department of Health on Thursday said.

Artificial brain ‘could be built within a decade’

July 23, 2009 1:40:27 pm

A leading scientist has claimed that an artificial brain could be built within a decade.

Swine flu vaccine could be available within weeks

July 22, 2009 1:02:38 pm

A vaccine for swine flu could be available within weeks,claims an Australian bio-pharmaceutical company.

Australia starts 1st swine flu vaccine trials

July 22, 2009 12:34:08 pm

The world's first human trials of a swine flu vaccine have begun in Australia,with the aim of controlling the virus that has so far killed more than 700 worldwide.

322 swine flu cases reported in India,says Health Minister

July 22, 2009 12:19:31 pm

As many as 322 swine flu cases have been reported in the country so far,Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Global swine flu death toll now over 700: WHO

July 22, 2009 12:00:54 pm

H1N1 swine flu has claimed lives of more than 700 people across the globe,the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Two girl students test positive for swine flu in New Delhi

July 21, 2009 4:06:19 pm

Two new confirmed cases of swine flu were reported from a city school,taking the total number of students affected to 14.

Swine flu deaths mount in Central,South America

July 21, 2009 3:42:45 pm

The death toll from swine flu continued to mount throughout Central and South America,with Panama reporting its first fatality.

Prenatal air pollution exposure reduces kids’ IQs in later life

July 21, 2009 3:23:15 pm

Prenatal exposure to high levels of a common airborne pollutant compound can adversely affect a child's intelligence quotient or IQ,claims a new study.

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