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    Movements during Muslim prayers can reduce back pain: study

    While the research focused specifically on Islamic prayer practices, similar movements are also found in Christian and Jewish prayer rituals along with yoga and physical therapy, researchers said.

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    Indian director Karan Johar becomes father of twins through surrogacy

    Karan Johar has become a single father of twins - a baby boy and girl - who were born through surrogacy and the filmmaker says he is "enormously blessed" to be a parent.

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    Indian teen wakes up on way to his own funeral

    A teenager astonished his family by waking up from the dead on the way to his very own funeral in India. Following a dog bite incident last month in Dharwad’ village in Karnataka state.

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    ‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

    People, who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said Tuesday.

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    China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths: study

    China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday.

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    Indian nurse breaks baby's leg for crying incessantly

    According to a complaint lodged by the child’s father with the police, the ward boy who was alone on duty was irritated by the boy’s crying and broke his leg.However, the parents didn’t immediately realise that the baby.

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    Green tea may help people combat bone-marrow disorders, finds study

    A compound found in green tea may have life-saving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, a new study claims.

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    100 Indian children died after 'eating lychees'

    The mystery of a deadly outbreak in India has been solved as scientists have concluded that more than 100 children died a year after consuming lychees on an empty stomach.

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    Baby born in Iran after 14-year cryopreservation

    According to Dr. Asadollah Kalantari, a founding member of Isfahan’s Fertility & Infertility Center, on Saturday, the child was born in full health, adding that the 42-year-mother was also in a suitable medial condition.

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    Lab notes: A raw tomato extract that can be used to treat stomach cancer

    Scientists from Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore have isolated a prebiotic from a tomato that can inhibit the growth of gastric cancer cells. A prebiotic is a specialised plant fibre.

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    Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

    Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the US National Cancer Institute.

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    Scientists discover new organ in human body

    A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few fragmented structures in the digestive system.

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    Indian couple delivers Britain's first baby of 2017

    An Indian woman in Britain gave birth to the country's first baby of 2017 at 12.01 a.m., just a minute into the New Year, the media reported. Bharti Devi, 35, gave birth to baby girl Ellina Kumari.

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    Pakistani-American doctor wins Nato Scientific Achievement Award 2016

    A Pakistani-American doctor has won the “Scientific Achievement Award 2016” from the Nato Science and Technology Organization (STO) for his extra-ordinary performance in research .

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    30 die in Pakistan after drinking tainted liquor

    Thirty people, most of them Christians, died and 60 more fell sick after drinking moonshine served at a Christmas party near Toba Tek Singh in Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said on Tuesday.

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    Cancer patient wins a year’s worth of free pizza

    A Pennsylvania man going through treatment for colon cancer won a pizza parlour’s raffle for a year’s worth of free pies and then donated his prize to a food bank.

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    Indian doctors remove coconut-sized tumor from woman's head

    A 35-year-old Iraqi woman has got a new lease of life from two years of pain, after doctors in India at a private hospital successfully removed a coconut sized tumor from her head.

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    Patient's fart causes fire in Japanese operating theatre

    A patient breaking wind during a surgical procedure sparked a fire that caused her to be seriously burnt, according to Japanese media reports,the fire occurred at Tokyo Medical University.

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    Indian-American develops safer allergy test, wins $15,000

    An Indian-American student, along with his team-mate, has won USD 15,000 at an innovative and entrepreneurial skills competition here for developing a safer and more-effective allergy skin test.

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    The vaccine against diabetes has been officially announced

    An announcement made yesterday at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association said that the FDA will test the vaccine on 150 people are in an advanced stage of type one diabetes.

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    Heart attacks, strokes prevented through health checks-ups

    A study led by Queen Mary University of London has revealed that health check-up programmes may prevent heart attacks, strokes or death from these causes in its first five years.

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