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Common mosquito can carry Zika virus Common mosquito can carry Zika virus

Zika can lead to infants with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, and to a sometimes debilitating condition known as Guillain-Barre syndrome


Marijuana ups risk of death from hypertension Marijuana ups risk of death from hypertension

Marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen demand


Burn and plastic surgery institute to be opened in 2018: Nasim Burn and plastic surgery institute to be opened next year: Nasim

The minister expresses the hope that thousands of burn injured patients will get advanced treatment from the institute and hospital


Cholera vaccines less effective for children Cholera vaccines less effective for children

Cholera is transmitted through an oral-fecal route, with outbreaks and endemic transmission tending to occur in areas with poor sanitation


Exercise mimicking protein may aid heart failure patients Exercise mimicking protein may aid heart failure patients

Scientists have discovered a protein that mimics exercise and tricks the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood


Opioid use higher among cancer survivors Opioid use higher among cancer survivors

The rate of opioid prescribing was 1.22 times higher among survivors than corresponding matched controls


Study says skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent Study says skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent

This is in contrast to the small proportion of obese people who despite their high body mass index are metabolically healthy


Global blind population set to triple by 2050, says study Global blind population set to triple by 2050, says study

Most of the blind people live in South Asia (11.7 million, 80 per cent), followed by East Asia (6.2 million) and Southeast Asia (3.5 million)


Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease

The findings indicated that a protein rich diet triggers the appearance of immune cells in Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri)


Your clothes can spike chances of urinary tract infection Your clothes can spike chances of urinary tract infection

The risk prevails right from birth paediatricians often advise parents to look out for their baby girls from contacting UTI


Moderate drinking may affect longevity, keep dementia at bay Moderate drinking keep dementia at bay

Heavy drinking is defined as up to three alcoholic beverages per day for women of any adult age and men 65 and older


Government to recruit 10,000 more doctors: Nasim Govt to recruit 10,000 more doctors: Nasim

"As many as 3000 physicians will be recruited in first phase while 7000 doctors will be appointed in phases,"


Vitamin A plus campaign on Saturday Vitamin A plus campaign on Saturday

Children will be fed the vitamin A capsule at some 120,000 permanent health centres and 20,000 mobile centres across the country


Global blindness set to 'triple by 2050' Global blindness set to 'triple by 2050'

The worst affected areas for visual impairment are in South and East Asia


Gum disease may up cancer risk in post menopausal women Gum disease may up cancer risk in post menopausal women

Women with a history of gum disease had a 14 per cent increased risk of overall cancer

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