The official account of total Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was 13, as per reports. However, health minister's advisor confirmed that the death toll has increased by 18 deaths, taking the official count to 31. The Ebola outbreak in DRC was recorded in Djera, a remote region in the country's northwest province of Equateur. The government has prohibited travel out of the …
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If your kids love to watch Hollywood action movies, better watch out for their junk food consumption. According to a study, viewers who watch action-packed programmes indulge in over-eating. 'We find that if you are watching an action movie while snacking, your mouth will see more action too!' In other words, the more distracting the programme is, the more you will eat,' explained lead author …
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A study funded by National Institute of Health has revealed the root or the single point of infection that led to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The study, carried out by Dr Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D, a 2009 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator awardee and her team, also suggests a possible reason why the infection spread so rapidly in West Africa. For their study, Dr …
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A new study has suggested that short men stay married for a longer period of time whereas tall men tend to marry more quickly. According to the authors, the study further confirmed an existence of height-based status exchange in which short men compensated for their lower physical status with higher proportional earnings, Discovery News reported. Authors felt that while tall men appeared more …
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Japanese researchers said they’ve developed a new method to detect the ebola virus within thirty minutes. The system is also cheaper than the diagnosis method currently being used in West Africa. The method was developed by Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University. ‘The new method is simpler than the current one and can be used in countries where expensive testing equipment …
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With measures such as behaviour change education it is possible to reverse the addictive power of unhealthy food while also increasing preference for healthy foods, says a new study. Scientists have suspected that once unhealthy food addiction circuits are established they may be hard or impossible to reverse, subjecting people who have gained weight to a lifetime of unhealthy food cravings and …
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Here's another reason for you to worry about your belly fat. A study that appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that people who have a lot of abdominal fat or fat around their waist are at higher risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) compared to those having a similar body mass index (BMI) but with fat stores elsewhere on the body. For the study, …
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A new study has found that youngsters who have never tried regular cigarettes but have consumed e-cigarettes were likelier to crave the conventional cigarettes. Lead author of the study, Shanta Dube, associate professor at Georgia State University, studied 2011, 2012 and 2013 National Youth Tobacco surveys of middle and high school students. Among non-smoking youth who had ever used e-cigarettes, …
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Actress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly seeking hypnotherapy to help her give up smoking before her West End theatre debut later this month. The 28-year-old will be part of Speed-the-Plow play. 'Lindsay knows that all eyes will be on her and she's worried that if she really starts to crave nicotine when on stage, it'll put her off,' a source was quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying.  'Some …
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Actress Jennifer Aniston, who admits she's 'eased up' her workout regime, says it's important to take time off from working hard in the gym to simply enjoy life sometimes. The 45-year-old, who sticks to a combination of running, yoga and climbing to maintain her A-list figure, insists she has slackened her routine over the last two years and is constantly changing the ways she keeps fit, reports …
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U.S. experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has recently cured two American doctors infected with Ebola virus. While the drug holds a lot of potential in containing the on-going Ebola outbreak in West Africa, due to its limited supplies rest infected with the virus may not be able to benefit from the drug. Identifying the urgent need to contain the outbreak, Japan responded to the international emergency …
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Almost 10 years after filming the Oscar-nominated movie 'Syriana', actor George Clooney is still feeling the effects of his on-set back injury. The actor traveled to Duke University earlier this month and then to a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany to get his back injury looked at, reports eonline.com. After hurting his spinal cord while filming a particularly violent torture scene, the …
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'Energy' drinks which are so popular during physical exercise and even otherwise among children and younger adults can cause heart problems, a research shows. 'People sometimes consume a number of these drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions, including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even sudden death,' warned professor …
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A new study suggests that healthy and meaningful relationships which have supportive individuals are more likely to thrive. Researchers Brooke Feeney of Carnegie Mellon University and Nancy Collins of University of California emphasize the importance of relationships in supporting individuals not only in their ability to cope with stress or adversity, but also in their efforts to learn, grow, …
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