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Napping in afternoon is good for health; lowers BP and prevents Hypertension

Napping in afternoon is good for health; lowers BP and prevents Hypertension

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A new study has revealed that napping in afternoon is good for our health. According to researchers, people especially adults should take an hour long nap in the afternoon as it might help in lowering blood pressure. Researchers have also find an interlink between midday nap and reduced use of anti-hypertensive medications. For... 

World will have more than 1 billion obese by 2025, Western style diet to blame

World will have more than 1 billion obese by 2025, Western style diet to blame

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It seems obesity has gripped people so severely that even UN’s best efforts are insufficient to control if not eradicate the disease. In a new analysis, it is revealed that UN will fail to meet its plan against the one of the most common disease. According to researchers, world will have more than one billion (100 crores)... 

Pune doctor appointed MCI board member

Pune doctor appointed MCI board member

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For the first time, a medical professional from the city has been appointed a member of the board of governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI): Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar, dean of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences of the Symbiosis International University. The board of governors, which took over regulatory responsibilities... 

Goa FDA Says Tea Bags are Adulterated

Goa FDA Says Tea Bags are Adulterated

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The Food and Drug Administration in Goa has revealed that a raid earlier this month in Usgaon had netted tea bags that were adulterated. The assistant drug controller R Y Arlekar of FDA Goa said that the agency found nearly 600 tea bags, each weighing 5 kgs. On testing, the agency found that the tea bags contained a �colored�... 

BBC News – Monkey HIV vaccine ‘effective’, say researchers

BBC News – Monkey HIV vaccine ‘effective’, say researchers

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A new vaccine can protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV and could provide a fresh approach to an HIV vaccine, a study suggests. US researchers say the vaccine offered protection to 13 of 24 rhesus macaques treated in the experiment. In 12 of the monkeys, the vaccine was still effective 12 months later. They... 

Centre of excellence for nursing to come up in city

Centre of excellence for nursing to come up in city

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VADODARA: The first ever centre of excellence for nursing will come up in the city. The foundation stone for the college of nursing that will also serve as the centre of excellence was laid in the city on Saturday. The nursing college will come up at the Vaccine Institute land on Old Padra Road. The institute is being built... 

Avastin is More Risky than Lucentis: Study | News Tonight

Avastin is More Risky than Lucentis: Study | News Tonight

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A recent study carried out by the researchers from the National Eye Institute in the United States has claimed that Avastin is slightly riskier as compared to Lucentis for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The new study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lucentis is more expensive... 

J&K Govt seals one more illegal ultrasound clinic in Jammu, IBN Live News

J&K Govt seals one more illegal ultrasound clinic in Jammu, IBN Live News

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Jammu, May 7 (PTI) Continuing its crackdown against illegal ultrasound clinics, the Jammu and Kashmir government today sealed one more such clinic in the city. With this, a total number of 23 illegal ultrasound clinics were sealed by the health department teams in Jammu division. Health officials team led by Deputy Director,... 

New Cancer Facilities at Mazumdar

New Cancer Facilities at Mazumdar

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Mazumdar-Shaw Center for Advanced Therapeutics (MS-CAT) was established at the Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Health City by the Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, Dr. MK Bhan. The centre announced about the new facilities for the treatment of cancer on Friday. GANIT labs, Strand Genomics, Cornell University,... 

Mixed stem cell cure creates history

Mixed stem cell cure creates history

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KOLKATA: Five-year-old Moinam Pal, an e-beta thalassaemia patient, walked into medical history on Friday as the first Indian patient to be cured by mixed stem cell therapy. The unique method of treatment that combines stem cells taken from cord blood as well as bone marrow works better than cord blood and bone marrow stem... 

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