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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 …

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Countries must empower persons with disabilities: UNDP

Globally one billion people live with disabilities, making them the largest minority in the world, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner on Monday, while calling on countries and governments to empower them and work for their betterment. “On this day, let’s commit to working together to ensure that persons with disabilities …

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Nose-dwelling bacteria may affect a baby’s first cold: Study

A new research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses offered clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, conducted by the researchers at the University Children’s Hospital of Basel, suggested that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living …

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Lack of sleep makes people more prone to falls, finds study

A recent study has linked disrupted sleep with reduced capability to control posture and balance. The researchers found that a single bad night sleep can decrease your chance of controlling posture, thereby increasing the risk of fall. The study, conducted at the University of Warwick, appears in the journal Scientific Reports. The research shows that fragmented …

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People with disabilities seek political partake, inclusion

On International Day for People with Disabilities, or World Disability Day, on Monday, the city’s disabled community may have released blue-yellow balloons while “walking to freedom” with glee, but it was not without demanding inclusion and political participation within the larger society. Gathered in the Delhi’s heart, the India Gate, …

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