A new study has suggested that women with lack of Vitamin D were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as compared to women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin. The study conducted at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed vitamin D levels in women who were referred to the Infertility Unit of the Fondazione Ca'' Granda at Ospedale …
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ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug manufactured by the U.S., which was recently approved for use by the WHO has reached Liberia last week. Without any further delay, Liberia has started administering the drug to infected patients, confirmed the country's health ministry has said. Among the patients receiving treatment are several Liberian physicians infected with the virus, Deputy Health Minister …
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A new study has demonstrated that few breast cancer patients who used common anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have drastically lower breast cancer recurrence rates. The research conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin showed placed the serum in a culture of fat cells that make estrogen, and then placed the …
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A research published in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging showed that teenagers who have the tendency to take risks have differences between certain brain areas.  For the study, Francesca Filbey, Director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research of Addictive Behaviours at the Center for BrainHealth and her colleagues involved 36 adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years. Out of those 36 …
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Natural ways to treat and control diabetes have acquired immense popularity in recent times with the increase in the number of people suffering from diabetes in India. The fact that medications used to treat diabetes are associated with various side-effects on the body and that these medications are required on daily basis is responsible for paving the way for natural treatments for diabetes. In …
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Numbness is a weird feeling that eventually leads to loss of sensation in the affected body part. This abnormal feeling, most of the times, arises when a single nerve or several nerves in that area get compressed, damaged or irritated. In some rare conditions, a deeper problem in nervous co-ordination or problems in the brain and the spinal cord may be responsible.  If you’re wondering what …
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Zucchini is also known as tori. It is an exotic vegetable which has recently became popular in India. This vegetable can impart a mild yet delicious taste to a variety of dishes. Moreover, the soft and crunchy feel of zucchini makes it easier and tastier to eat in its uncooked form as well. Apart from its taste, zucchini proves to be beneficial to health in a variety of ways too. These are as …
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According to a research that appeared in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a soluble tampon-like material could provide protection against HIV.  The researchers developed a material synthesised by the process of electrospinning, which has the ability to carry a heavy load of medicine, and can dissolve and release the medicine after coming in contact with moisture. The study …
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Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the clinical conditions that is currently on the rise. Owing to the current scenarios of unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle, adults (30 – 40 years) and children as young as 14 years of age are suffering from this disease. This health complication can be effectively managed as well as prevented by including healthy foods into your diet …
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TV host Oprah Winfrey has completed the ice bucket challenge and now dared actress Helen Mirren and director Steven Spielberg to perform it. According to the challenge, people have to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads and challenge others to do the same within 24 hours, or else make a donation to the ALS cause, reportedly. The challenge was initiated by baseball player Pete Frates …
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Health authorities at the Abu Dhabi international airport confirmed the death of a 35-year-old Nigerian woman, who was travelling to India for cancer treatment. She reportedly had symptoms similar to that of the deadly Ebola virus infection before she died in the UAE. During the journey, her health deteriorated and despite prompt medical assistance provided to her she could not be successfully …
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Jim Parsons aka Sheldon Cooper in the hit TV series The Big Bang Theory became the latest celebs to take the ice bucket challenge. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo had been challenged by former Manchester United teammate Darren Fletcher to take the challenge. The Real Madrid star was soaked by teammate Fabio Coentrao while he sat on a chair wearing just a pair of purple boxer …
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In the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, sex workers in Kolkata’s biggest red light district area Sonagachi have been asked to not entertain Africans. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of 1,30,000 sex workers in West Bengal, has warned of a life risk should they come in contact with infected persons. ‘We have requested the sex workers not to entertain Africans as it …
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A new website will help bridge the language barrier that often impedes doctors' efforts to explain diagnosis to patients in Bengali. The site www.bangla.net.in will be a key tool for medical professionals from other states who are working in Bengal or are looking after Bengali-speaking patients in any part of the world to 'know just enough Bangla to understand patients better'. 'The website is a …
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