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Quick weight loss ensures lasting results

Quick weight loss ensures lasting results

Washington, May 7 (IANS) If you thought the best way to lose and maintain weight was the slow and steady approach, then think again.

A new study by Lisa Nackers and colleagues from the University of Florida suggests that the key to long-term weight loss and maintenance is to lose weight

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Kerala’s HIV positive Bency no more

Kerala’s HIV positive Bency no more

Kollam (Kerala) May 7 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old Bency, one of the two HIV positive children who fought a gritty battle against schools in Kerala for ostracising them, is no more. Her funeral is likely to be held Saturday, her grandmother said Friday.

Bency was admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital last

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Women at more risk of heart disease due to stress at work

Women at more risk of heart disease due to stress at work

London, May 7 (IANS) Women are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases caused by stress at work places as compared to their male counterparts, a new study has found.

The finding suggests that the well-known damaging effects of job stress on men cause more harm to women's heart.

During the

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Doctor who conducted Nirupama’s autopsy was a novice

Doctor who conducted Nirupama’s autopsy was a novice

Ranchi, May 6 (IANS) One of the doctors who conducted the autopsy on Delhi journalist Nirupama Pathak, who was found dead at her home in Jharkhand's Koderma district April 29, Thursday said he did not have the requisite qualification to conduct the post-mortem that he conducted for the first time.

'I

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29 girls sick after mid-day meal in Delhi school

29 girls sick after mid-day meal in Delhi school

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) At least 29 girls of a government school in central Delhi were Thursday admitted to hospital after they consumed contaminated food served to them under the mid-day meal scheme.

'Around 29 girl students from Government Girls Higher Secondary School near Darya Ganj were admitted in Lok

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Kids should start their meal with veggies

Kids should start their meal with veggies

Washington, May 6 (IANS) Want your kids to eat more vegetables? Then give it to them at the start of a meal and gradually increase the amount, says new research.

'We have shown that you can use portion size strategically to encourage children and adults to eat more of the foods

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Child born with heart outside body dies

Child born with heart outside body dies

Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) A child born with his heart outside his body in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district died at a hospital here Thursday, less than 24 hours after birth.

The baby boy whose heart was atop his chest died a few hours after he was shifted to Care Hospital here

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Dark chocolate may guard against brain injury from stroke

Dark chocolate may guard against brain injury from stroke

Washington, May 6 (IANS) A compound in dark chocolate is likely to protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.

Scientists found that a single modest dose of epicatechin, a compound found naturally in dark chocolate, helps in less brain damage

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Gymnastic training improves bone health in girls

Gymnastic training improves bone health in girls

London, May 6 (IANS) Long-term rhythmic gymnastics exerts positive effects on bone density among adolescent girls, a new study shows.

Symeon Tournis, who led the study at the University of Athens in Greece, said there is an association between weight-bearing exercise and increased bone density and bone strength.

'Our findings show that

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Drinking alcohol over long period affects brain

Drinking alcohol over long period affects brain

London, May 6 (IANS) Drinking alcohol over a long period profoundly affects the brain, which adapts to the intoxicant and causes withdrawal symptoms when consumption stops.

Neuroscientists from the University of Southampton's School of Biological Sciences (USSBS) investigated alcohol dependency and withdrawal using tiny one mm long C. elegans worms.

Despite the

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