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Magnesium helps maintain optimum vitamin D levels, says study

The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that magnesium may play an important role in preventing conditions related to vitamin D levels. People can increase magnesium intake through dietary changes. Foods with high levels of magnesium include dark leafy greens, beans, whole grains, dark chocolate, fatty …

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New drug for bone marrow cancer patients

Amidst the growing rates of death due to bone marrow cancer, scientists have found a therapeutic drug to improve outcomes and survival rates for patients with such a serious disease. Recently, during a clinical trial at Newcastle University in Britain, the researchers treated patients affected with myeloma with a drug called …

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Exposure to artificial light could cause insomnia, finds study

Artificial, outdoor light exposure at night is linked to insomnia in older adults, according to a study. The findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Results show that increasing night-time levels of artificial, outdoor light exposure, stratified by quartile, were associated with an increased prevalence of hypnotic prescriptions and …

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Bigger brain could make you only a little smarter than others, finds study

A bigger brain alone cannot guarantee you a pass to the best jobs in the world as researchers have found that an increase in brain volume contributes very little to a person’s intelligence and educational attainment. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, was based on MRI-derived information about brain size in connection …

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Here’s why lying to doctors is common, finds research

If you tend to stretch the truth while answering your doctor on questions related toexercise or diet, you have company. Some people lie to their doctors to avoid being judged, while others feel simply too embarrassed, to tell the truth, or just do not want to be lectured about how bad certain behaviours are, …

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Did you know? Repurposing cancer drugs may help treat HPVs

HPV infections caused an estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. Routine screening by Pap smears or HPV DNA tests has reduced death rates in developed countries compared to less developed regions of the globe. Highly efficacious vaccines against HPV infection exist …

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Lying to doctors is common

If you tend to stretch the truth while answering your doctor on questions related to exercise or diet, you have company. Some people lie to their doctors to avoid being judged, while others feel simply too embarrassed to tell the truth or just do not want to be lectured about how bad certain behaviours are, …

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Study says bigger brain could make you only a little smarter than others

A bigger brain alone cannot guarantee you a pass to the best jobs in the world as researchers have found that an increase in brain volume contributes very little to a person’s intelligence and educational attainment. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, was based on MRI-derived information about brain size in …

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Venkaiah Naidu says India has to step up efforts to reduce child mortality rates

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the country has to step up efforts to reduce children’s mortality and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Developmental Goals. Inaugurating Rainbow Children’s Hospital here, Naidu listed prematurity, low birth weight, pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases as the major causes of child mortality in India. According to the …

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Repurposing cancer drugs may help treat HPVs

Researchers have identified cancer drugs that might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papilloma viruses, or HPVs. HPV infections caused an estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. Routine screening by Pap smears or HPV DNA tests has reduced death rates in developed countries compared …