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Anti-inflammatory Drugs may put you at Heart Attack Risk
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Anti-inflammatory Drugs may put you at Heart Attack Risk

NEW YORK:If you have been hit by the winter cold and are thinking about taking medicines that relieve your aches, pains and congestion, be careful. Those may also put your heart at risk, the American Heart Association has warned. A study has shown that both decongestants and…

Scientists Discover Molecules that are Wired for Obesity
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Scientists Discover Molecules that are Wired for Obesity

WASHINGTON:Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Children's Hospital Los Angeles along with scientists from across the globe have pinpointed a set of molecules that wire the body weight centre of the brain.In a study published in the journal Cell, Sadaf Farooqi, PhD,…

Can Eat Less by Smellingf High-calorie Food for 2 Minutes
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Can Eat Less by Smellingf High-calorie Food for 2 Minutes

NEW YORK:Does a whiff of pizzas, burgers or sandwiches entice you, but you refrain from eating them due to the high-calories it contains? Take heart, smelling these for longer than two minutes will make you feel satiated, suggest researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.The…

Coursera Forays into Healthcare Education
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Coursera Forays into Healthcare Education

NEW DELHI:Aiming to address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry, US-based online education company Coursera has partnered with 15 top ranked universities to launch 100 new health courses.The 100 new courses, 30 new specialisations, and two public health-focused…

Fasting Can Improve the Overall Health
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Fasting Can Improve the Overall Health

NEW YORK:Fasting may not be just a religious or political practice. It may actually protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, researchers say.The study, led by a team from the University of California-Irvine (UCI), found that fasting affects circadian…

AI app with Microsoft Azure to Tackle Malnutrition in India
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AI app with Microsoft Azure to Tackle Malnutrition in India

BENGALURU:Germany-based non-profit Welthungerhilfe has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone app, powered by Microsoft Azure, to tackle malnutrition in India.The Child Growth Monitor -- a cloud-based app powered by Microsoft Azure and AI services -- can detect…

SpiceJet Flags off Daily Direct Lilabari-Kolkata UDAN Flight
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SpiceJet Flags off Daily Direct Lilabari-Kolkata UDAN Flight

GURUGRAM:SpiceJet, the country’s favourite carrier, today flagged off a daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Lilabari route, under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN. The un-served market of Lilabari, located in the Lakhimpur district of Assam, is the airline’s ninth destination…

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