CBI books Puducherry IAS officer in medical admission case

Chennai |Thursday, 2017 9:45:19 PM IST

The CBI has booked an IAS officer and five other officials in Puducherry and top officials of seven medical colleges for cheating bonafide students of their post graduate medical seats.

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Researchers identify new target for cancer therapies

New York |Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST

Opening up a new way to fight cancer, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumour growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made p

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Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk

New York |Thursday, 2017 9:45:10 PM IST

Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being ov

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Heavy drinking in college lowers job prospects later: Study

New York |Thursday, 2017 9:45:15 PM IST

Do you know drinking habits formed in college may impact future careers? Researchers have found that heavy drinking six times a month could lower chances that a new college graduate will land a job by

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CRISPR sheds light on gene key to human embryo development

London |Thursday, 2017 9:45:29 PM IST

In a first, researchers have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development.

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Corruption in recruitments at Safdarjung hospital: FORDA

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:45:39 PM IST

The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Thursday alleged huge corruption in the recruitment of senior resident doctors and assistant professors at the city's Safdarjung Hospital, say

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India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:45:48 PM IST

With the increase in the ageing population, India urgently needs to formulate a national policy for tackling rising cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia which can impair memo

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Prostate cancer rising in rural India, say experts

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:46:07 PM IST

Prostate cancer, the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths among men worldwide, is rising in rural India, experts claim.

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Abnormal magnesium levels linked to dementia: Study

London |Thursday, 2017 9:46:07 PM IST

People with both high and low levels of magnesium -- an important electrolyte needed for proper muscle and nerve function -- in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to

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Mumbai doctors cure boy, 10, through rare surgery

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST

In a rare surgery, a 10-year-old boy with a swollen heart valve was cured with a complex Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.

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You can pick good, bad moods from friends, not depression

London |Thursday, 2017 9:45:10 PM IST

While your friend's bad or good mood can affect you, it is unlikely to increase your risk of falling into depression, researchers have found.

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Exposure to pet, pest allergens in infancy may cut asthma risk

New York |Wednesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy are likely to have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, a new study has revealed.

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