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Parents often ignore childhood obesity

Parents often ignore childhood obesity

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:34

Parents often fail to recognise their children`s weight gain as a health concern, says a study.

Avian influenza treatments identified

Avian influenza treatments identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:30

In a novel discovery, scientists have identified six potential therapeutics to treat the deadly H7N9 avian influenza.

Myopia increases with higher education: Study

Myopia increases with higher education: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:55

Washington: A new study has revealed that that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. According to German researchers, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development and suggested that students should spend time outdoors.

Functional human platelets generated in lab

Functional human platelets generated in lab

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:48

The US scientists have developed a next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in the lab.

`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:43

Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:38

Scientists have designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time.

Learning to read doesn`t end in 4th grade: Study

Learning to read doesn`t end in 4th grade: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:35

A study has revealed that learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to the traditional theory that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn.

Sleep loss can lead to memory lapses

Sleep loss can lead to memory lapses

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:46

Most of us face problems in getting a sound sleep due to several factors like work pressure, family responsibilities, relationship issues, etc.

`Simulated` human heart created for better drug testing

`Simulated` human heart created for better drug testing

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:01

In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a `simulated` human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials.

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