Texting while driving increases risk of crashing

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NEW YORK: Don't text while driving as a new study suggests that doing so increases the risk of a crash much more than...

70m diabetics in India by 2015: Study

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CHENNAI: India, already the diabetic capital of the world, is heading towards a diabetic explosion, with 70 million people to be affected by...

UV radiation blinding rural folk, finds study

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CHENNAI: Why is every alternate person in rural India above the age of 40 blinded by cataract when only one in five in...

OTC EC and abortion pills cause menstrual problems

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Was she pregnant or not? Sukriti Kumar, 21, went to Dr Vishakha Munjal in Saket for an answer. The corporate intern had got...

Men who do household chores more likely to marry

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LONDON: Men who do household chores are more likely to marry a girl of their choice, and since British men are happy doing...

Why dentures? Grow new teeth

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LONDON: Scientists in Japan have managed to grow teeth from stem cells, a development that could make dentures redundant. The researchers, from the...

Breast cancer cases surge as cervical dips

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NEW DELHI: The good news: fewer women in India now suffer from cervical cancer - counted among the worst of killers. The bad...

Homeopathy can cure swine flu, claims practitioner

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MUMBAI: At a time the country is grappling with H1N1 virus and Tamiflu tablet is belived to be the only solution, a well-known...

Now, an HIV blocking gel for women

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WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a "molecular condom", which they claim is actually a vaginal gel that would help protect women from contracting the...

New wave of Swine flu could sicken millions

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WASHINGTON: As India and other countries grapple with the Swine flu, experts here warned that a new wave of the deadly virus is...

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