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New biomedically useful 'painless' adhesive can be detached with light (24 minutes ago)
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) A novel painless adhesive that works even on wet surfaces can soon make the removal of band-aids a lot less painful, says an international team of researchers.

Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse (14:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study.

Striking doctors may face ESMA: Manipur CM (14:18) IANS Photo Service
Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said here on Saturday that the government might deal with the striking doctors of the J.N. Institute Medical Science under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA.

Experimental HIV vaccine found effective in monkeys: Study (13:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists have found that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy could be effective in non-human primates.

Novel use for graphene found -- detecting brain disorders (12:02)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Graphene, a form of carbon and the super-strong, ultra-light material discovered in 2004, enables flexible electronic components, enhances solar cell capacity, and promises to revolutionise batteries. Now scientists have added one more use to this list.

HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale (Lead) (01:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central government order restraining private companies from manufacturing and selling oxytocin drug.

Cannabis-based drug may help in motor neuron disease: Lancet (19:22)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A cannabis-based drug may help ease muscle movement for people suffering from motor neuron disease, the results of a clinical trial have shown.

Bottling up your emotions can affect your immunity: Study (18:54)
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Teenagers who tend to suppress their emotions or stress can significantly impact their health which can affect their immunity levels later, according to a new study.

Protein to combat Ebola discovered in humans (17:52)
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps in fighting the Ebola virus.

Evening walk may not cause sleep issues as previously thought (16:20)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Engaging in moderate physical activity including walking, cycling or jogging in the evening does not cause sleep problems, suggest researchers.

HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale (15:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central Government order restraining private companies from manufacturing and selling oxytocin drug.

Google's new AI model to help detect diabetic retinopathy (15:30) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Google has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can detect diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists, the technology giant said.

Cinema, museums may ward off depression risk in elderly (14:34)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Regular exposure to cultural activities like cinema, theatre or museums can keep older adults away from depression, finds a new study.

Woman in UK dies after all teeth removed (09:20)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A disabled woman died here in the UK after having all her teeth removed by a dentist at an NHS trust criticised for its "drastic" full extractions from other vulnerable patients.

Heart attack risks higher on Christmas eve: Study (20:20)
London, Dec 13 (IANS) All set to ring in Christmas eve? According to a research, the risk of heart attack peaks at around Christmas eve, particularly for older and sicker people, and it is most likely due to heightened emotional stress.

Can a saliva test advance Alzheimer's disease diagnosis? (19:20)
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Scientists have identified biomarkers that can help in early detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples.

Probiotics might help in treating bipolar disorder (18:48)
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) A probiotic supplement may help reduce inflammation of the gut, which is known to exacerbate bipolar disorder as well as other psychiatric mood disorders, say researchers.

Nearly 30 mn sick, premature newborns require treatment every year (17:34)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialised care to survive, according to a new report released on Thursday by a global coalition that includes Unicef and the World Health Organization (WHO).

'Around 9 cr toilets built in 4 years; 546 districts declared ODF' (17:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Around nine crore toilets have been built across the country since October 2014 under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and a total of 546 districts were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Lesbian, gay adolescents more vulnerable to depression: Lancet (16:58)
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Owing to discrimination and stigma associated with sexual minorities, depressive symptoms are more common among those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, not exclusively heterosexual, or not sure of their sexual orientation from age 10, and continue throughout their early adulthood, say researchers.

Sexual activity beneficial for older men: Study (16:36)
London, Dec 13 (IANS) While for older women being emotionally close to their partner is associated with higher enjoyment, for older men sexual activity improves well-being, says a study.

Gut microbiome determines efficacy of anti-diabetes drugs: Study (15:56)
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Ever wondered why orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not for others? According to researchers, including one of Indian origin, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome might be the reason.

Want to double farm incomes? Promote mustard (Comment) (15:06)
By Vivek Puri
The Indian government wants to double the income of farmers by 2022. A roadmap prepared by NITI Aayog outlines the rationale, strategy and action plan for achieving this commendable milestone. We believe that such a plan needs a separate set of measures that focus on mustard farmers -- and promotes mustard as a crop.

Caffeine therapy can boost brain development in preemies: Study (14:16)
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) A daily dose of caffeine therapy could be safe for premature babies and can boost development of their brains as well as lung functions, according to researchers including one of Indian origin.

Facebook, Twitter criticised by bereaved mother over baby ads (13:46) IANS Photo Service
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A mother who gave birth to a stillborn child has written an open letter to social networking sites to not target bereaved mothers with insensitive ads and promotions, the media reported.

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