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Common heartburn drugs linked to 'silent' kidney damage

New York, Feb 22 A group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to gradual yet "silent" kidney damage, warns a study.

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Cancer death rates across Europe falling faster in men: Study

Cancer death rates across Europe falling faster in men: Study

London, Feb 22 Death rates due to cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster for men than women, a new study has found. ...

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New drug combination may combat hearing loss

New drug combination may combat hearing loss

New York, Feb 22 Researchers have discovered a drug combination that can regenerate hair cells in human ears that detect sound waves and translate them into nerve signals enabling us to hear sounds. ...

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Surgery at Ghaziabad hospital saves newborn with feeding problem

Surgery at Ghaziabad hospital saves newborn with feeding problem

Ghaziabad, Feb 22 A baby baby born with a life-threatening birth defect of the digestive tract leading to feeding problems is now taking full breastfeeding, thanks to complex surgery performed at a hospital here. ...

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Common heartburn drugs linked to 'silent' kidney damage

Common heartburn drugs linked to 'silent' kidney damage

New York, Feb 22 A group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to gradual yet "silent" kidney damage, warns a study. ...

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Mamata pulls up private hospitals for 'unethical money-making'

Mamata pulls up private hospitals for 'unethical money-making'

Kolkata, Feb 22 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pulled up city-based private hospitals for "unethical" money-making practices and announced the formation of a regulatory commission to monitor th...

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Gene that may strongly influence obesity identified

Gene that may strongly influence obesity identified

Toronto, Feb 22 Researchers have identified a "foraging" gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean. ...

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What Twitter reveals about successful dieters

What Twitter reveals about successful dieters

New York, Feb 22 Successful dieters are focused on the future, generally more social and have larger social networks, says a study based on analysis of tweets posted on the microblogging platform. ...

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Epilepsy linked to stress, shows Apple app study

Epilepsy linked to stress, shows Apple app study

New York, Feb 22 Stress and lack of proper sleep are the major reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy, a study conducted using an Apple Watch app has showed. ...

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Why India cannot follow new WHO guidelines to protect mothers

Why India cannot follow new WHO guidelines to protect mothers

India must double antenatal visits by health workers to pregnant women to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline released last November. Is In...

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Texas judge blocks cutting funds to Planned Parenthood

Texas judge blocks cutting funds to Planned Parenthood

Washington, Feb 22 A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state can't cut off funding for reproductive healthcare group Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015, w...

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Zika may cause miscarriages, thinner brain tissue

Zika may cause miscarriages, thinner brain tissue

New York, Feb 22 Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing foetus -- in the first trimester to cause a high percentage of miscarriages as well as thin brain tissue and inflammation in bra...

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New robotic arm can make laparoscopic surgery cheaper

New robotic arm can make laparoscopic surgery cheaper

New York, Feb 22 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a robotic arm that can drastically cut down the cost of performing complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surger...

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Testosterone treatment may raise bone density, correct anaemia

Testosterone treatment may raise bone density, correct anaemia

New York, Feb 22 Elder men who undergo testosterone treatment may have improved bone density levels that can determine risk for fractures and anaemia, a condition in which the blood does not have enough healthy red bl...

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WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority a big boost: Nadda

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority a big boost: Nadda

New Delhi, Feb 21 Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the successful assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will boost the government's efforts towards ...

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Delhi hospital successfully removes 11.5 kg adrenal tumour

Delhi hospital successfully removes 11.5 kg adrenal tumour

New Delhi, 21 Feb Doctors here successfully removed a giant 11.5 kg adrenal tumour in a 55-year-old man, who had a body mass index (BMI) of 48 -- considered extremely obese -- and went for a weight-loss surgery. ...

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