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Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

London: Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide. Currently, HIV can be treated with anti-retroviral…

Mother’s obesity may up early puberty risk in girls

New York: Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study. The results showed that maternal…

Natural product to treat dental cavities

New York: If you dread paying a visit to the dentist, here's some good news. Researchers have designed a convenient and natural product that could rebuild teeth and cure cavities without today's costly and uncomfortable treatments. The new…

Smartphone overuse akin to substance abuse, finds study

New York: Do you find it hard to ignore new emails, texts and images even while spending time with family and friends? If so, it is time to mend your manners as a new study says that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of…

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk: Study

London: While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals…

Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

New York: Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study. Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal…

High blood pressure patients prefer pill, tea than exercise

New York: People are more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise as the preferred treatment to control their high blood pressure, finds a survey. In the survey, 79 per cent of respondents said they would be willing…

Baby wipes could help trigger food allergy in infants

New York: If you are in the habit of using wipes for your infants, beware. They are likely to trigger childhood food allergies that may impact kids' quality of life, researchers have warned. The study, reported in the Journal of Allergy…