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HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study (1 minute ago)
London, July 19 (IANS) People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found.

Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer risk by 40% in youth: Study (1 minute ago)
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Young adults who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, a study has found.

Goa assembly disrupted over formalin-laced fish (13:26)
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant on Thursday adjourned the House till noon after the Congress insisted on discussing the issue of formalin-use in fish sold in the state.

Omega 3 supplements may not protect your heart: Study (13:12)
London, July 19 (IANS) Taking omega 3 through food or supplements is likely to have little or no effect on our risk of experiencing heart diseases, stroke or death, a new study challenging previously held theories says.

5 natural methods to beat stress (Health Tips) (11:16)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A study of 200,000 respondents by Optum has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress.

Plan to reduce sodium in snacks portfolio by 75% by 2025: PepsiCo India (22:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025.

Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas (18:44)
London, July 18 (IANS) People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests.

Parrikar retort: Should I enter your stomach to check if fish safe? (17:48) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Badgered by media over the safety of the fish sold in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar snapped back at a journalist, asking if he should enter the reporter's stomach to check the fish he had eaten.

Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin (16:52) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days.

Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills (15:16) IANS Photo Service
New York, July 18 (IANS) If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found.

Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer (15:16)
London, July 18 (IANS) Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study.

Childhood abuse may up endometriosis risk in adulthood (14:52)
New York, July 18 (IANS) Getting physically and sexually abused as a child may increase the risk of endometriosis -- a gynaecological disorder characterized by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods -- during adulthood, a new study suggests.

Japan approves watered-down anti-smoking law (13:32)
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the anti-smoking law that will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public spaces for the first time after a long debate in which the opposition criticized the government for lax implementation of the existing law.

Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states (13:28) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

Smartphone use may lead to behavioural problems in teenagers (13:26) IANS Photo Service
New York, July 18 (IANS) Think twice before handing over a smartphone to your teenager as new research warns that adolescents who frequently use digital devices are more likely to develop symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Living a good, full and long life - the Japanese way (Book Review) (11:12)
By Vikas Datta IANS Photo Service
Title: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life; Author: Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles; Publisher: Hutchinson/Penguin Random House; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499

IIT-Kharagpur, AIIMS ink MoU to boost research programmes (22:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aim to promote interaction and collaboration between two premier institutions of the country -- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) -- signed a memorandum of understanding here on Tuesday.

Kjeriwal orders probe against Delhi hospital (21:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered a probe against a doctor at a government hospital for allegedly refusing to operate a patient.

Unhealthy fat, cholesterol linked with lower fertility (20:56)
London, July 17 (IANS) Young women with unhealthy levels of fat in their blood before pregnancy are more likely to only have one or no child at all, finds a study explaining the previously observed association between lower fertility and heart disease.

Can a magnetic wire help early detection of cancer (19:06)
New York, July 17 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a magnetic device that could capture scarce and hard-to-capture tumour cells in the bloodstream, an advance that could lead to efficient and early detection of cancer.

Brain area linked to binge eating identified (18:58)
New York, July 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity.

CRISPR gene editing can cause genetic damage, says study (18:40)
London, July 17 (IANS) The much celebrated CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought, scientists have warned.

Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical may reduce cognitive skills (17:22)
New York, July 17 (IANS) Prenatal or early exposure of your kids to a plastic chemical may harm brain development as well as reduce cognitive function, a study says.

Speed up immunisation to cover 5mn kids: WHO (17:12)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lauding the immunisation efforts being made by countries including India's Mission Indradhanush, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in south-east Asia.

Childhood infections may affect academic performance (15:34)
London, July 17 (IANS) Severe infections during childhood that lead to hospitalisations could lower academic performance in adolescence, a new study has found.

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