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PSI launches online fundraising project on HIV/AIDS

December 16, 2009 3:05:06 pm

Population Services International's online project offer individuals the opportunity to make contributions to the cause.

Gene linked to schizophrenia ‘discovered’

December 16, 2009 11:28:03 am

Scientists have discovered a gene linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,a major finding which they claim can help in identifying and treating the mental conditions early.

Gynecological visits should concentrate more on sex and relationships

December 16, 2009 11:23:20 am

Gynecological visits should not be limited to discussions about different tests and/or prescriptions for contraceptives,but could be used as a great opportunity for dialogue about sexual health as well,according to a thesis.

Lowering cholesterol transfer protein activity linked to heart disease risk

December 16, 2009 10:49:32 am

Inhibiting activity of a transfer protein to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels is not as effective a heart disease therapy as it is believed to be,according to a new study.

Social service can improve older adults’ brain functions

December 16, 2009 10:43:10 am

A new study has found that participating in social service activities can significantly improve brain functions of older adults.

Testing times: As swine flu hits back,private labs record a high

December 15, 2009 4:17:16 pm

The number of H1N1 influenza samples received in the last fortnight have soared as temperatures dip in the Capital.

Pregnant women ‘develop emotion-reading powers’

December 15, 2009 3:24:41 pm

A study has revealed that most moms-to-be develop emotion-reading powers – perhaps because it makes them hyper-vigilant.

Cholesterol jumps with menopause: Study

December 15, 2009 1:36:15 pm

American health experts have found that cholesterol levels in women increase sharply after the stoppage of menstruation cycle.

Wine ‘tastes better’ in blue or red lit rooms

December 15, 2009 10:59:58 am

The next time you have a goblet of white wine,do drink it in a room back-lit with red or blue ambient lights -- it will taste better,says a new study.

Coffee,tea ‘cut diabetes risk’

December 15, 2009 9:42:20 am

Drinking more than three cups of tea or coffee (regular or decaffeinated) a day appears to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes,says a new study.

Two women die of Swine Flu in Gujarat

December 14, 2009 1:54:18 pm

Two women,including a pregnant lady,succumbed to Swine Flu,taking the death toll due to the viral infection to 59 in the state.

Kapil Dev walks the ramp for charity in Delhi

December 14, 2009 11:07:16 am

Kapil Dev walked the ramp for designer duo Ashima and Leena Singh at a charity fund raiser in New Delhi.

US needs to focus more on vaccine safety: Report

December 14, 2009 10:21:47 am

The US needs to establish a permanent group that advises the govt on vaccine safety and spend more money to address safety concerns about vaccines.

Even moderate weight loss can yield heart benefits: Study

December 12, 2009 4:50:27 pm

American scientists have claimed that even moderate weight loss improves heart function of obese people.

Brain activity ‘exposes’ those who break promises

December 12, 2009 11:41:41 am

Promises are made not to be broken. But,scientists have now discovered the physiological mechanisms in the brain which they claim can enable predicting whether someone will break a promise.

Swine flu ‘less lethal’ than feared: Experts

December 11, 2009 5:27:45 pm

British health experts have claimed that the swine flu pandemic,which has killed over 3,000 people worldwide,is 'considerably less lethal' than feared.

Potential new heart attack biomarker identified

December 11, 2009 3:17:51 pm

Researchers in the UK have identified a potential new diagnostic biomarker for heart attacks.

Rare heart surgery for 8-month old baby

December 11, 2009 3:07:05 pm

A rare heart surgery and procedure was performed on an eight-month-old child by cardiac surgeons in Hyderabad.

Surrogacy ban, surrogate mothers, ICMR, ART centres, ISAR, Pune news

Questions raised over ‘outsourcing’ of baby-making to India

December 11, 2009 2:40:03 pm

India is undercutting the US as a preferred source of surrogate mothers for couples from developed countries.

Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 virus infects 7 on Vietnamese train

December 11, 2009 12:24:03 pm

Seven people infected with a Tamiflu-resistant strain of pandemic H1N1 influenza have been identified by researchers in Vietnam.

School student dies of swine flu,officials clueless

December 11, 2009 12:16:03 pm

A Class V student of a public school,Ashish Maurya,died of swine flu on Tuesday,making it the first swine flu death in the district.

Single ‘on-off’ gene that change gender traits ‘pinpointed’

December 11, 2009 11:13:21 am

In a key scientific breakthrough,researchers have identified a single "on-off" gene which they claim can change gender traits -- one keeping females female.

10000 swine flu deaths in US: Estimates

December 11, 2009 10:01:55 am

An estimated 10,000 people including 1100 children died of swine flu in the United States in the seven months after the new strain of flu was first detected in April.

Cancer survivor kids at high risk of heart problems: Experts

December 10, 2009 3:09:35 pm

Youngsters who have undergone cancer treatment are at a greater risk of serious heart problems and must be closely screened,health experts warned.

Marrow transplant cures adult sickle cell disease

December 10, 2009 10:01:20 am

Bone marrow transplants,already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease,also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort.

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