This primrose plant compound could combat eye cancer

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) A compound extracted from the Christmas berry primrose plant could be effective in slowing down the spread of eye cancer, suggests a study.

Uveal melanoma (UM) is a cancer (melanoma) of the eye involving the iris, ciliary body, or choroid (collectively referred to as the…

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Here's the secret to maintaining weight loss

New York, Jan 3  Staying in shape is no mean job as people often find that they quickly regain the weight that they had shed after a rigorous regime of dieting or exercise. Eating a diet low on carbohydrates may, however, help them maintain weight loss, new research has found…

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Here's how gut bacteria can curb harmful effects of high BP

London, Dec 31 To a large extent our well-being depends on what bacterial guests in our digestive tract consume as researchers have found that beneficial gut microbes can produce from dietary fibre a fatty acid called propionate which can protect against the harmful consequences of high blood pressure.


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Delhi shivers at 3 degrees C, cold wave continues

New Delhi, Dec 30:  The residents of national capital continued to battle a long-lasting cold wave as they woke up to a chilly Sunday morning. The mercury dipped to 3 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 21 degrees…

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Sugar-sweetened beverages linked to kidney disease risk: Study

New York, Dec 29 A pattern of higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda and water was associated with a higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), researchers warned.

It was surprising for the researchers to see water as a component of this beverage pattern that was linked…

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