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CDC says Flu Vaccine will be more effective than Last Year

Sep 18, 2015 |

The intense flu season last year has taught lessons, and CDC says that this year’s flu vaccine will be much more effective this year in curbing flu outbreaks.

Last year the H3N2 strain mutated last year and made the vaccine … Read More

Study finds risk of nearsightedness in kids can be reduced by spending time in the sunlight

Sep 16, 2015 |

A recent research conducted by the Sun Yat-sen University in China revealed that mere 40 minutes in the sun can help kids in keeping off the event of nearsightedness or myopia.

The study, which is published in Journal of the … Read More

Scientists say eating Mediterranean diet alongside Olive oil can reduce breast cancer risks

Sep 15, 2015 |

A new study has revealed that a Mediterranean diet complemented with extra olive oil could help in reducing risks of breast cancer. It may not be the case in a low-fat diet or a Mediterranean diet appended with nuts. The … Read More

Researchers discover a natural compound present in Chocolate and Red Wine can cure Alzheimer’s disease

Sep 14, 2015 |

Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring compound present in red wine, as well as dark chocolate, might slow down Alzheimer’s disease’s progress. Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequently occurring kind of dementia in people aged 65 or more.

Resveratrol … Read More

Romantic feelings stronger among women after a full meal, says new study

Aug 18, 2015 |

The findings of a new study published in Appetite suggest that romantic feelings are stronger among women after they have eaten properly than when they are not fully sated. They are more likely to respond to romantic images on a … Read More

Salmonella illnesses result in Nationwide Chicken Recall by Aspen Foods

Jul 17, 2015 |

Aspen Foods, a company, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Koch Poultry Company, is being forced to recall 2 million pounds of chicken products after three illnesses in Minnesota were reported.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the announcement … Read More

Consumer reports terms laundry detergent ‘pods’ too dangerous to recommend

Jul 17, 2015 |

In Spite of years of warning and change in package designs, reports of children harmed by liquid laundry packets continue to grow. It was revealed in Consumer Report’s which was out on Thursday. NonProfit Organizations are omitting the single use … Read More

New Hope For Patients of Cystic Fibrosis Through New Gene Replacement Therapy

Jul 4, 2015 |

More than ten thousand people suffer from cystic fibrosis in the UK, a chronic and painful ailment. Patients with Cystic Fibrosis have hope from gene therapy that has shown to reverse the symptoms in some cases.

Trials of a new … Read More

California goes in for Vaccinating School Children

Jun 30, 2015 |

School children in California will require vaccination in public schools soon. The lawmakers in California are holding talks to pass this bill soon.

On Monday, this bill will be sent to Gov. Jerry Brown after the state Senate takes the … Read More

Rheumatoid arthritis drug shows promise in treating Vitiligo

Jun 28, 2015 |

An oral drug which is routinely prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, tofacitinib citrate could be a cure for vitiligo according to a Yale University research. A new Yale University research has revealed that an FDA approved drug could hold a cure … Read More