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Why do dry eye cases peak in April?

Dry eye — the culprit behind red, watery, gritty-feeling eyes — strikes most often in spring due to a surge in airborne allergens, a study says. Dry eye cases reach a yearly peak in April, the study pointed out. “For ...

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2.20-cr children to feed vitamin A Saturday

More than two crore children aged between six months and five years will be fed vitamin ‘A’ capsule through 140,000 centers across the country in vitamin A+ campaign on Saturday. State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque said in a press ...

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Depression: ‘Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise’

A mindfulness-based therapy could offer a “new choice for millions of people” with recurrent depression, a Lancet report suggests. Scientists tested it against anti-depressant pills for people at risk of relapse and found it worked just as well. The therapy ...

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Short people at greater heart risk

Short people are at a greater risk of heart attack – and there’s little they can do about it because the link is genetic. For 60 years scientists had noted a correlation between height and coronary heart disease, which kills ...

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Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to Cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer. The study conducted by University of Colorado Denver suggested that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess ...

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Eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost immunity

Washington, Apr.20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost the immunity. A new University of Florida study showed that eating one, 4-ounce serving of mushrooms each day helped in better-functioning gamma delta T-cells ...

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Mind training as effective as anti-depressants: Study

A form of mental training which helps people recognise the onset of depression, and control it, works as well as anti-depressants in preventing relapse, researchers said Monday. Dubbed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the method may offer a welcome alternative for ...

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Indian surgeons remove world’s largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs

The world’s largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs has been removed by Indian surgeons as the person was suffering from Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRM), Delhi took the decision to remove both the ...

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Broccoli helpful in preventing oral cancer

A new therapy containing broccoli sprout extract has been found to protect not only mice against oral cancer but also tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers, says a new study. “People who are cured of head and ...

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Sleep apnoea ‘linked to memory loss’

People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests. US scientists checked medical databases involving 2,400 people aged over 55. Those who said they suffered from ...

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