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Japan to be Showcased in Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival
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Japan to be Showcased in Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival

NEW DELHI:Japanese culture and cuisine will be showcased in this year’s Indian International Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in Shillong from November 14 to 17, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday. Inviting tourists to the festival at a press conference…

Nearly 800 Dietary Supplements Contained Unapproved Drug Ingredients
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Nearly 800 Dietary Supplements Contained Unapproved Drug Ingredients

Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements, the study…

Despite Crisis, Patients Take Opioids After Surgery
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Despite Crisis, Patients Take Opioids After Surgery

Even with concerns about addiction, side effects and the other risks of opioids are dominating headlines. A study found that people expect to be prescribed opioids and perceive them to be the most effective form of pain relief after surgery.Interestingly, it was also found that…

Kochi Receives Season’s First Cruise Ship
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Kochi Receives Season’s First Cruise Ship

KOCHI:Packed with international tourists, MV Boudicca, the Bahamas-based luxury cruise ship, berthed at the Kochi port early Sunday morning, signalling the onset of the cruise season in Kerala.MV Boudicca, a 1973-built cruise vessel, belongs to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a UK-based,…

Coimbatore: Doctors Remove 33.5 Kg Ovarian Tumor, Eye World Record
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Coimbatore: Doctors Remove 33.5 Kg Ovarian Tumor, Eye World Record

COIMBATORE:Doctors at a Coimbatore based hospital have successfully removed an ovarian tumor weighing 33.5kgs. The patient, Vasantha, is an agricultural laborer from Ooty. She ignored the growing size of her stomach as she felt no pain or discomfort but was compelled to take…

How Teens with Type 1 Diabetes Can Guard their Hearts
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How Teens with Type 1 Diabetes Can Guard their Hearts

BOSTON:People with type 1 diabetes are far more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Their risks climb even higher if they show signs of hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (unhealthy levels of cholesterol or triglycerides).Interviewing…

Kerala Health Department to Check Diabetic Retinopathy
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Kerala Health Department to Check Diabetic Retinopathy

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:With Kerala fast turning into a diabetes capital, the Health Department has stepped in with measures to identify diabetic retinopathy (DR), a diabetes complication that affects the eyes. According to the department, steps are being taken to ensure the availability…

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