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15 new breast cancer genetic risk ‘hot-spots’ identified

Researchers have recently identified 15 new gene regions linked to breast cancer risk that makes the count up to around 100 markers, which will ultimately help in more efficient screening. Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Cambridge University, in collaboration with the international Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), have identified new gene regions. Professor Georgia Chenevix-Trench, who heads ...

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WHO applauds Bangladesh for healthcare

Director General Dr Margaret Chan of World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Bangladesh for outstanding performance on health care sector. Dr Margaret made the remarks in her speech at the Ministerial Meeting on ‘United Health Coverage’ in Singapore on Tuesday which inaugurated by Prime Minister of the Government of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. The theme of the meeting is ‘Universal ...

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216 swine flu deaths in India in February

As many as 216 people have lost their lives to swine flu across India in the first ten days of February as the death toll due to the contagious disease mounted to 407 this year, mostly in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan. The latest government data said that 5,157 cases of the disease has been reported since January 1 this ...

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Are you having your salad right?

Just because there are fresh fruits and vegetables on your plate doesn’t mean you’re eating healthy. We all know its health and well-being tossed in a bowl. But how to get that right balance, proportion, color and flavor out of your crunchy meal is a question that still daunts most of us. Here are some salad basics, reports The Times ...

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Make your mornings productive

The best way to have a productive day is to start your morning on a bright, positive way. Most of us are in a rush during the morning. But the best way to have a productive day isto start your morning on a bright, positive way. Most successful people always make the most productive use of their morning. So, it’s ...

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Health benefits of celery

With 95 per cent of its constituents being water, celery is considered to be a powerfoodfilled with fibre and has an endless health property. Here go some of the health benefits of celery, reports The Times of India. 1. Celery has blood pressure reducing properties.It relaxes the muscles of the arteries thatregulate blood pressure so the vessels dilate. Celery also ...

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Europe’s tuberculosis hub Britain seeks to wipe out the disease

Health authorities launched an 11.5 million pounds plan on Monday to tackle Britain’s persistent tuberculosis (TB) problem, seeking to wipe the contagious lung disease out altogether.Britain has one of the highest TB rates in western Europe and London is known as the continent’s “TB capital”.TB rates in the United Kingdom are nearly five times those in the United States. If ...

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Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope

Baldness may soon be a thing of the past, as scientists believe stem cells could hail a new future in the way the condition is treated.The most common form of alopecia, or hair loss, is male-pattern baldness, which affects around half of men by the time they reach 50.Female-pattern baldness is less common, and less understood, but usually hits when ...

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India, Bangladesh’s scientists agree to share information on infectious disease

Human and animal health scientists of Bangladesh and India have agreed on the need for joint investigations and monitoring of infectious diseases, particularly in the bordering districts.Both sides made the recommendations in the first ever ‘Bangladesh-India cooperation workshop on anthrax’ that concluded in Dhaka on Jan 28.They also put forward short-term, medium-term and long-term plans of collaboration to contain infectious ...

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