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Mumbai, March 24  Actress Sonam K. Ahuja will be walking for designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for a fashion show by the Cancer Patients Aids Association (CPAA) to raise funds for cancer survivors here. She says she is a huge believer in using her voice to support social and health issues. “It is Read more..

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London, March 24  Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes affect smokers more than those marked on branded packs, finds a new study. Warnings used on standardised packs were novel and larger than those on fully-branded packs – and displayed pictorial images on both main display areas, the team said. “Consistent with the broad objectives of standardised Read more..

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New Delhi, March 24  Actress Kalki Koechlin says she has witnessed several changes in the film indusrty after the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment at workplace gained traction in India. “I think there’s more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing a play. I have learnt about actors agreeing on touch before Read more..

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New Delhi, March 24  Veteran designer Rina Dhaka will open the eleventh edition of the India Runway Week here, the Indian Federation for Fashion Development has announced. Dhaka’s show will open the gala on March 29. “I am humbled and honoured to partner with India Runway Week. I have always respected the platform’s commitment to Read more..

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New York, March 24  Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spreading of breast cancer to bones, researchers have shown in an animal study. When breast cancer spreads it often affects bones, cause severe pain and make them fragile. “To date no one has reported that exposure to dim light at night induces Read more..

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New York, March 23 ( A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin. The study on mice showed that the drug sivelestat may lower portal hypertension — associated with cirrhosis and Read more..

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By Rachel V. Thomas  New Delhi, March 23  Tuberculosis (TB) bacterium primarily affects the lungs, but can also spread and cause secondary infections to the uterus and even the fallopian tubes, which can reduce chances of pregnancy, health experts warned ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day that falls on March 24. Usually caused by Mycobacterium Read more..

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New Delhi, March 21  Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections. World happiness has fallen in Read more..

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London, March 22  Drinking orange juice daily may cut your risk of deadly strokes by almost a quarter, suggests a study. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed that people who consumed the juice each day saw a reduction in the risk of a brain clot by 24 per cent, the Daily Read more..

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London, March 22  Facing trauma in childhood can significantly change the structure of the brain, which may result in severe depression which could even be recurrent in adulthood, say researchers. The results from MRI scan images suggest that both childhood maltreatment and recurring depression are associated with similar reductions in the surface area of the Read more..

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London, March 22  Increased levels of hormone testosterone — male sex hormone — in women could cause a brain disorder that can lead to blindness, finds a new study. The study, led by the University of Birmingham in Britain, showed that excess testosterone leads to Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) — high pressure in the brain Read more..

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By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi, March 22  India’s love affair with Morocco is nearly 700 years old, from much before the country’s cuisine gained international repute, if one considers that a North African nobleman named Ibn Batuta’s account of life in the Delhi Sultanate is a primary source of information for studying the culture and Read more..