Health


70m diabetics in India by 2015: Study

70m diabetics in India by 2015: Study

CHENNAI: India, already the diabetic capital of the world, is heading towards a diabetic explosion, with 70 million people to be affected by 2015, a decade ahead of expectations. Fuelling the alarming trend is the…


UV radiation blinding rural folk, finds study

UV radiation blinding rural folk, finds study

CHENNAI: Why is every alternate person in rural India above the age of 40 blinded by cataract when only one in five in cities has the disease? This was the question that troubled a group…




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Why dentures? Grow new teeth

LONDON: Scientists in Japan have managed to grow teeth from stem cells, a development that could make dentures redundant. The researchers, from the University of Tokyo, succeeded in growing a tooth ���germ���, a seed-like piece…


Breast cancer cases surge as cervical dips

Breast cancer cases surge as cervical dips

NEW DELHI: The good news: fewer women in India now suffer from cervical cancer – counted among the worst of killers. The bad news: breast cancer cases have shot up alarmingly, across the country.A landmark…


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Homeopathy can cure swine flu, claims practitioner

MUMBAI: At a time the country is grappling with H1N1 virus and Tamiflu tablet is belived to be the only solution, a well-known medical practitioner today claimed that people can have a cost-effective treatment in…


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Now, an HIV blocking gel for women

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a “molecular condom”, which they claim is actually a vaginal gel that would help protect women from contracting the deadly HIV during sexual intercourse.According to them, before sex, women would have…


New wave of Swine flu could sicken millions

New wave of Swine flu could sicken millions

WASHINGTON: As India and other countries grapple with the Swine flu, experts here warned that a new wave of the deadly virus is ready to explode and could sicken millions. Its rapid spread would dominate…