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Hangover Remedies: Helpful Tips to Relieve Nasty Headache

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Holiday times are cool - night outs, parties, friends and - er - carousing! Then, comes that nasty hangover. Here are top tips to ease a nasty headache, pain and tension.

Health Ministry Places New Health Policy 2015 in Public Domain

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The draft copy of the National Health Policy 2015 was placed in the public domain by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday to seek suggestions, comments and views from various stakeholders. The Policy addresses the urgent need to improve the performance of health systems. It is being formulated in the last year of the Millennium Declaration and its Goals, in the global context of all nations committed to moving towards ...

Mars Opportunity - Bouts of 'Amnesia' After Flash Memory Storage Failures

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Bouts of "amnesia" due to flash memory storage failures are experienced in NASA's Mars Opportunity rover. NASA project manager John Callas said that the Opportunity rover uses two different types of memory: "volatile" and "non-volatile", the Verge reported. The volatile memory is akin to a computer's RAM, so any data stored there is wiped every time the rover shuts down, while non-volatile memory is where the important data like telemetry - the measurements the ...

'RobotSimian' - Ape-Like Robot for Disaster Relief by NASA

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An ape-like emergency response robot that can pick up and manipulate objects at the time of disasters has been developed by NASA. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has designed a headless robot named 'RobotSimian', covered with seven cameras that act as "eyes," and has four identical limbs that do double duty as arms and legs and can coast on if the surface would be smooth enough as it has wheels. The scientist also designed a robot, "Surrogate" using ...

Malaria Treatment in Kids With New Drug Combo Found Highly Effective

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A combination of artemisinin and naphthoquine drugs could help in treatment of malaria caused by multiple parasite species in children, found a new research. The Study done by University of Western Australia examined children with Plasmodium falciparum infections and some with Plasmodium vivax infections, and found that artemisinin-naphthoquine was non-inferior than artemether-lumefantrine for treating Plasmodium falciparum, but was more effective for treating Plasmodium ...

M-Cat Drug Outbreak - PIL Filed: City on Alert

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The M-Cat i(Mephedrone)/i is a synthetic drug belonging to the amphetamine and cathinone family. It is an easily available, cheap drug. The drug addiction has now targeted Mumbai and the city's psychiatrists are attending to a large number of cases of Mephedrone addiction, which has nearly branched to an epidemic. Over the last six months, there have been three to six cases of M-Cat says Dr Harish Shetty, Psychiatrist and his recent case includes a teenaged ...

Pets' Role in Helping Autistic Children be More Assertive

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Autistic children were found to have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home. Pets could help autistic children be more assertive, says a study by the University of Missouri researcher. Research fellow Gretchen Carlisle surveyed 70 families who had children with autism between the ages of 8 and 18. Almost 70 percent of the families that participated had dogs, and about half of the families had cats. Other pets owned by participants included ...

Three New Product Patents for Suven Life Sciences

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Suven Life Sciences Ltd has secured one product patent each from Eurasia, Japan and one from Mexico for its New Chemical Entities (NCEs). A patent is a grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time. The granted claims of the patents include the class of selective 5-HT compounds discovered by Suven and are being developed as therapeutic agents. "They ...

Exhale Out Your Excess Fat Through Your Lungs

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Did you know that when you lose weight most of it is exhaled out through your lungs? If you follow the atoms in 10 kilograms of fat, as they are 'lost', 8.4 of those kilograms are breathed out as carbon dioxide. The remaining fat becomes water, which may be excreted in urine, sweat, faeces, tears, breath and other bodily fluids, reports a study from UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science in Australia. The authors clarify that ...

Cases of Swine Flu in the Capital Increase to 35

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The tested positive for swine flu in the national capital, has taken the number of H1N1 influenza cases to reach 35 in the year 2014. Swine influenza or 'Swine flu' is a type of influenza caused by the Type A swine influenza virus (SIV), that commonly infects pigs. In humans, 'swine flu' is known to be caused by H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2 and H2N3 subtypes of the type A influenza virus, while in pigs the disease is caused by the widely prevalent strains ...

Four Women Die of Post-partum Complications Within A Week in the Same Hospital

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The death due to pregnancy-related complications of a woman from Nilgiris adds on to the three, which happened in the last four days. The woman was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital after being referred from Ooty Government Hospital on Monday. Jayanthi, Amutha and Saraswathi, delivered babies through C-section at the Government Sait Memorial Maternity Hospital in Ooty earlier this week. All of them died due to post-partum ailments. The ...

'Hunger Games' Stars and Jennifer Lawrence Together for Ebola Video

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In a video that encourages Americans to focus more on west Africans who are far more likely to die from Ebola virus, Jennifer Lawrence says she'd be fine if she got the dreaded disease. The Oscar-winning actress teamed up with fellow stars from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" for the nearly two-minute online public service announcement from the Ebola Survival Fund. The video opens with a montage of clips from breathless US television news coverage ...

After H7N9 Virus Found, Hong Kong to Cull 15,000 Chickens

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Deadly H7N9 virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China, after which Hong Kong authorities said on Wednesday that they will cull 15,000 chickens. The announcement came days after a woman was diagnosed with the virus, prompting the city to raise its alert level for avian influenza. "The department will take measures to destroy a total of 15,000 number of live chickens at the Cheung Sha Wan market starting this morning," the city's health ...

HIV Patients Likely To Have Worse Hearing Problems

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Recent study published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery declares that adult HIV patients are likely to be affected with poorer low and high frequency hearing capability. The virus is known to attack the immune system directly, making the body worse on fighting an array of diseases. h4Assessing Pure-Tone Threshold Levels:/h4 Dr. Peter Torre III, San Diego State University in California, and his colleagues are researching to determine if HIV ...

Neu5Gc, a Non-human Sugar, is the Key Link Between Red Meat Consumption and Cancer

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Neu5Gc, a non-human sugar found in red meat, promotes inflammation and cancer progression in rodents, according to a study conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Researchers found that feeding Neu5Gc to mice engineered to be deficient in the sugar significantly promoted spontaneous cancers. The study did not involve exposure to carcinogens or artificially inducing cancers, thus implying Neu5Gc as a key link between red meat consumption ...

Collaboration Will Help Improve Lung Cancer Surgery Outcomes

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International collaboration between The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS) will help improve the quality of patient care by linking outcomes data on chest procedures, beginning with lung cancer surgery, according to an article in the 'The Annals of Thoracic Surgery'. The first task for researchers at STS and ESTS was to standardize the definitions and terminology used within their respective databases. Dr. Alessandro ...

Yoga Helps Improve Cardio-metabolic Health

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Yoga has the potential to improve cardio-metabolic health in people, according to a new study. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and metabolic syndrome are major public health concerns. Now, there is promising evidence that Yoga could prove to be therapeutic for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. The review demonstrates the potential of yoga, a popular mind-body practice, to have an impact on concrete, physiological outcomes that represent ...

Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) Sends Multiple Sclerosis into Remission

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A new study published in the JAMA has revealed that for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), high-dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is related with sustained remission and improvements in neurologic function. Most patients with RRMS who received disease-modifying therapies experience breakthrough disease. Autologous (i.e. using a patient's own cells) HCT has been studied in RRMS with the ...

People Now Opt for Botox to Get Over a Bad Breakup or Divorce

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Increasing number of people now opt for botox to get over a bad breakup or divorce. Dr. Anne Chapas, of Union Square Laser Dermatology, said, "Many New York women give themselves time to be sad, but then they snap out of it, join a gym, and make a Botox appointment." Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, L'Oreal Paris consulting dermatologist, said, "I don't believe the correlation between an internal and external glow is actually so deep, but I think a couple injections in ...

Bats in the Hollow Tree - Ebola's Ground Zero

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The source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic might have been the insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village Guinea, said scientists on Tuesday. More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013. Reporting in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, scientists led by Fabian Leendertz at ...

Universal Therapeutic Target for Treatment of Deadly Diseases

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Deadly diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, influenza, hepatitis, etc could be treated by targeting a protein called GRP78, a potential universal therapeutic target, says a new study. The superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA could also be treated with this therapeutic agent. By using a drug combination of the clinically tested OSU-03012 (AR-12) and FDA approved Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis) to target GRP78 and related proteins, researchers prevented ...

Cancer Post Radiation can be Stopped With Reprogrammed Stem Cells

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Reprogramming stem cells could help prevent cancer post radiation. A program that makes stem cells damaged by radiation differentiate into other cells that can no longer survive forever. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study showed that this method is one of the ways to get rid of such stem cells. The study also showed that this same safeguard of "programmed mediocrity" that weeds out stem cells damaged by radiation allows blood cancers to grow in cases ...

Winter Protection of Skin from 'Wear and Tear'

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New Year festive season and the wedding season that follows are enough reasons to flaunt the perfect skin. Dr Sirisha Singh, the founding member and Medical Director of The Skin Center, has given some easy tips to achieve the perfect skin this winter. After the harsh summer heat, the cool weather brings a relief and the general tendency is to believe that one doesn't need sunscreens as there is hardly any sunlight. This is purely a myth as sunscreens ...