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Hookah More Toxic than Other Forms of Smoking Tobacco
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Hookah More Toxic than Other Forms of Smoking Tobacco

NEW YORK:While the popularity of hookah (tobacco pipe) has increased in recent years, researchers say it may be more dangerous than other forms of smoking tobacco.Using a custom-built testing device, the researchers analysed emissions during a typical hookah session and found…

Quit Smoking to Cut Heart Disease Risk
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Quit Smoking to Cut Heart Disease Risk

NEW YORK:Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 per cent within five years if they quit, researchers said.It takes at least five to 10 years and perhaps up to 25 years after quitting, for CVD risk to become as low as that of a person…

Family History of Diabetes Linked to Increased Bone Mineral Density
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Family History of Diabetes Linked to Increased Bone Mineral Density

The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of family history of diabetes on bone mineral density (BMD). A study from China now confirms that a history of first-degree family members…

IIT-D Students Launch Reusable Sanitary Pads
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IIT-D Students Launch Reusable Sanitary Pads

NEW DELHI:Students of IIT Delhi on Tuesday launched reusable sanitary pads made with composite banana fibre. The startup claims that these pads can last up to two years.The reusable pad is developed by Archit Agarwal and Harry Sehrawat based on inputs from several IIT Delhi…

Most Indians Feel Napping may Improve Work Productivity
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Most Indians Feel Napping may Improve Work Productivity

BENGALURU:A new survey found that most Indians felt napping at work might improve productivity, adding that a nap room could contribute towards better workflow.For the results, Wakefit.co, an online sleep solutions start-up, conducted a nation-wide survey to emphasise the importance…

Sudanese Man with Malignant Brain Tumour Treated at Delhi Hospital
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Sudanese Man with Malignant Brain Tumour Treated at Delhi Hospital

NEW DELHI:A 57-year-old man, Babiker Hassabelgawi Ahmed from Sudan, who underwent a tumour removal surgery 15 years back, did not have any problems till 2018.He was diagnosed with his first tumour on the left side of his head at the age of 42 and got it surgically removed in…

MVR Cancon 2019 at Kozhikode on August 30 and Sept 1
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MVR Cancon 2019 at Kozhikode on August 30 and Sept 1

KOZHIKODE:MVR Cancon 2019 (Consensus and Controversies in Oncology) being organised by MVR Cancer Centre & Research Institute, Kozhikode, will be held on August 30 and September 1, 2019. MVR Cancon will focus on the metastatic lesion as a unique entity operating in concert…

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