Cervical cancer screening: how new device scores over older alternatives

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recently completed trials on a low-cost, pain-free cervical cancer screening device developed by Duke University (The Indian Express, Wednesday). It is significant for a number of reasons: Cost & image quality It comprises a long “tampon-inspired” structure connected to a screen. The device is inserted into the […]

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Diabetes may increase cancer risk: Study

Diabetes was associated with 11 out of the 12 specific types of cancer investigated in the study. (Source: File Photo) Diabetes can increase the risk of developing a number of cancers and may reduce the chances of survival in cancer patients, a study has found. Researchers from the Swedish National Diabetes Register (NDR) compared over […]

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Sonali Bendre is back in India, see photos

Actor Sonali Bendre Behl beamed with joy, flashed smiles, gave a thumbs up and joined her hands in reverence for all the love as she arrived in Mumbai on Monday months after she left for New York to seek treatment for high grade cancer. Sonali, known for films like Sarfarosh, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Duplicate, […]

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Hill’s Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Over 20 Kinds of Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

The number of pet foods affected by excessive levels of vitamin D continues to expand. In December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put out an alert to pet owners about food from eight different brands that could contain “potentially toxic levels of vitamin D.”  The alert has expanded to include more pet foods over the past two  months. […]

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Forget The 401(k), Stem Cell Benefits May Let You Cheat Death

As MyCrypto mulled what benefits to offer employees, the new blockchain startup asked them what they wanted. “Surprisingly, we found that the traditional health benefits and 401(k) benefits-they had no interest in those,” said Taylor Monahan, the company’s founder and chief executive. If employees didn’t want two of the biggest reasons to be full-time, what did […]

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Science Body Responds To Claim “Kauravas Were Test-Tube Babies”

A voluntary science body Saturday condemned the ”Kauravas were test tube babies” claim made in the Indian Science Congress held in Punjab’s Jalandhar, saying it was “wrong to mix mythology and science”. The Breakthrough Science Society, a body committed to propagating science and scientific outlook, said it was distressing that such “chauvinistic claims” about ancient […]

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