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Nipah virus identified in Kozhikode fever deaths, Central team on way (Lead) (22:14)
Kozhikode/Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The cause of death of two people, ostensibly suffering from fever, in Kozhikode has now been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus (NiV), spread by fruit bats and causing severe disease in both animals and humans, a top official said on Sunday.

Truck load of stale chicken, eggs seized in Bengal (21:12)
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In wake of the uncovering of the sensational carcass meat racket in West Bengal, a truck load of stale chicken and eggs was seized from the state's West Midnapore district, police said on Sunday.

Cause of deaths in Kozhikode family yet to be ascertained: Minister (17:46)
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 20 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Sunday said the cause of death of three members of a family here remains to be ascertained and urged people not to spread false news about a rare virus being responsible.

Blood type influences severity of diarrhoea (17:26)
New York, May 20 (IANS) A bacteria associated with travellers' diarrhoea and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A but not blood type O or B, finds a study.

Bacteria in placenta responsible for preterm births: Study (16:26)
London, May 20 (IANS) Scientists have found a higher number of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from women who delivered prematurely, supporting the presumption that maternal infection may cause preterm birth -- less than 37 weeks gestation.

Alyssa Milano opens up about anxiety attacks (15:44)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Alyssa Milano says she suffered from postpartum depression that led to her checking into a psychiatric ward.

Smoking pot before 15 may up drug problem risk later (10:02)
Toronto, May 20 (IANS) If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said.

Drugs Controller to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy (21:30)
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) The Drugs Controller General of India plans to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy and a manual for regulatory requirements for commercialization of new drug and on how to conduct clinical trials in India, it was announced on Saturday.

This natural antioxidant can cut heart disease risk (17:00)
New York, May 19 (IANS) Higher levels of bilirubin -- a natural antioxidant -- within the normal range in our blood may lower the rates of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) like heart failure, heart attack and stroke, finds a study.

Simple scan may have identical outcomes as advanced imaging (15:04)
New York, May 19 (IANS) Stroke patients who are treated based on simple imaging may have identical clinical outcomes to those treated based on advanced imaging, a new study suggests.

Russia can help India in nuclear medicine, says Indian expert (14:44)
By Biswajit Choudhury
Sochi (Russia), May 19 (IANS) Given the current high costs of making radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, there is considerable scope of collaboration between India and Russia for their manufacture at affordable cost, according to an Indian expert.

Cooling treatment may help treat brain injuries and stroke (14:08)
London, May 19 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that medically induced cooling in brain to lower the temperature can help in treating injury and stroke.

Dogs born in summers more likely to suffer heart disease (13:12)
New York, May 19 (IANS) Owing to higher level of outdoor air pollution during summers, dogs born during this time are more likely to be at higher risk of heart disease, according to a study.

Lalu admitted to Patna hospital (12:28)IANS Photo Service
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday admitted to a government-run hospital here after he complained of breathing problem and chest pain, a party leader said.

'Dark ads' cast shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion (09:52)IANS Photo Service
Dublin, May 19 (IANS) Attempts by Facebook and Google to tackle "dark ads" and foreign interference in the run-up to Ireland's referendum on abortion have not been entirely successful, data from a transparency group seen by CNN has shown.

Mosquito saliva can affect immune system for a week (20:52)
New York, May 18 (IANS) Components in the mosquito saliva can trigger an unexpected and long-lasting immune responses -- up to seven days post-bite, say scientists.

Subway outlet shut in Hyderabad after cockroaches found in soft drink (20:28)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) An outlet of fast food joint Subway was shut here after a consumer lodged a complaint with authorities on spotting cockroaches in soft drink.

Bengal leads in preventing parent-to-child HIV transmission: Mamata (18:00)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has certified that West Bengal is number one in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

Exercise may beat genetic predisposition to obesity in elderly women (17:36)
New York, May 18 (IANS) Ladies, stop blaming genes for your larger waistline as you can overcome the genetic predisposition to obesity through exercise, a new study suggests.

Antibacterial in toothpaste may combat severe lung disease: Study (17:34)
New York, May 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) when combined with a drug.

How social isolation may increase stress (15:26)
New York, May 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that long term chronic isolation cause the build-up of a chemical in the brain, that increases stress, aggression and fear.

Decoded: How chikungunya virus causes arthritis pain (15:06)IANS Photo Service
New York, May 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya virus grabs to get inside cells and cause arthritis pain, a finding that could lead to ways to prevent or treat the disease as well as related viruses.

Money woes in elderly can double dementia risk (14:56)
London, May 18 (IANS) Older adults facing financial crunch may be at twice the risk of developing dementia, according to a study.

New blood test can detect pancreatic cancer in minutes (14:50)
New York, May 18 (IANS) A new blood test developed by US researchers has shown promise for detecting pancreatic cancer in less than an hour.

Ebola cases on rise, reach 14 in DRC (09:22)IANS Photo Service
Kinshasa, May 18 (IANS) The number of confirmed Ebola cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 14 after the Health Ministry announced 11 new confirmed cases and one new related death.

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