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    British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

    Hawking was one of the brightest stars in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. His family released a statement early on

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    Junk food and sedentary lifestyle may put teens at high risk of obesity

    It’s not only junk food, but a combination of unhealthy behaviours like sedentary lifestyle in teenagers that increases the risk of being overweight in adulthood, say researchers.

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    Turmeric is more effective than paracetamol or ibuprofen at healing injuries

    The study found that after less than three weeks, taking a key component of the Indian staple spice, known as curcumin, eases injured rugby players' discomfort just as much.

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    Indian Farmer chew’s off snake’s head to take revenge, survives

    A shocking incident came to light when a farmer bit off a snake’s hood after it bit him in a field. The snake had bitten him and just to take a revenge he chewed off the snake’s head.

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    Every year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India: Unicef study

    A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study.

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    Bangkok fund raiser for women empowerment draws good response

    The event marked the completion of four years of Glows Thailand. Proceeds were donated to Good Shepherd Sisters Home Bangkok to support the women under vocational training projects.

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    Scientists discover protein that causes cancer growth

    A new study has discovered how Ras protein binds itself to cell membranes impacting the signaling pathways that cause cancer's uncontrolled growth. Researchers at the University of Illinois have.

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    Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart

    The new findings reveal that risk extends even to women without diabetes in their earliest part of pregnancy, when the foetal heart is forming."Most women who have a child with congenital heart disease are not.

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    Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid.

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    Who Owns the Zika Virus?

    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on February 1st, 2016 without providing much detail on the disease. So here are some facts until we receive more information:

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    Indoor pollution killed over 1.24 lakh across India in 2015, says Lancet report

    Indoor air pollution was linked to over 1.24 lakh deaths across India in 2015, a report published in Lancet – a noted medical journal – has stated. This count was higher than deaths caused by pollution.

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    Sleeping on back for pregnant women in last trimester could cause stillbirth

    A new study finds that pregnant women should sleep on their sides in their last trimester. According to researchers, sleeping on their back could cause stillbirth.

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    Yemen: Hiding Behind Coalition’s Unlawful Attacks

    Members of the Saudi-led coalition have sought to avoid international legal liability by refusing to provide information on their role in alleged unlawful airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.

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    At 101, meet the fastest runner

    Healthy food, regular training and an indomitable spirit. That is what propelled 101-year-old Man Kaur across the finish line on April 24 at the World Master’s Games in Auckland this year.

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    Google can now help you assess whether or not you have depression

    Google is now in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, USA, to help users gauge whether they are victims of depression or not, reported Huffington Post.

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    German nurse killed 90 patients with lethal drug overdoses

    A male nurse jailed for life two years ago, for killing two hospital patients with lethal drug overdoses, murdered at least 90 patients in total and possibly twice as many, police said on Monday, calling it post-war.

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    Side effect of new cancer drug turns grey hair brown in patients

    People have been trying to find a solution to grey hair for a long time now and while several products in the market promise preventing hair from going grey, there seems to be a scientific accident which may hold.

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    Chemotherapy may spread cancer, warn scientists

    Chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells and to curb tumours from growing in the patient’s body. However, a new study has suggested that chemotherapy may instead be helping spread the disease further leading.

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    Scientists explain link between fatty liver, diabetes & PCOS

    A team of scientists has discovered an enzyme that increases male hormones and metabolic complications - Type-2 diabetes and fatty liver disease - in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

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    ‘Himalayan Viagra’ is threatened by fervent Chinese demand and climate change

    At the beginning of the Himalayan summer, when the snows start to melt, all the schools close for the season and Nepali parents and children move to the grasslands with enough food for a month-long.

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    800 Days of War: Yemen Heads Toward Total Collapse

    Meritxell Relaño, another UNICEF Representative in Yemen, said the situation in Yemen is “teetering on the verge of disaster. Over 27 million Yemenis are staring at an unforgiving humanitarian catastrophe.”

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    Feel fresh and beat the heat with summer fruits for glowing skin, hair

    While one must be gorging on summer fruits like watermelon and papaya to beat the heat, it can also help to know that these can be used in battling skin and hair woes, say experts.

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    Smoking during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver, finds study

    Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy is likely to cause damage to foetal organs, especially to the liver, and may do lasting harm, reveals a study.The findings, led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

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    Tech-savvy toddlers are sleeping less than before

    While the Internet boom is inevitable and so is the need for new gadgets, children of tech-savvy parents are learning to use them even before they can say their first word.

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