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The project that helped prevent over 6 lakh HIV/AIDS cases in India

According to a report published by Lancet Global Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Avahan programme, first launched in  India in 2003, might have prevented over 6 lakh HIV......

Nuns should go on the pill to fight cancer, says Lancet article

The church may be averse to contraception, but a new research recommends contraceptive pills for nuns so that they can reduce their risks of developing cancer. According to a comment piece......

In defence of homoeopathy

I was amazed at the wide publicity given to the report in The Lancet, which has made a damning attack on homoeopathy, saying it is no better than dummy drugs. The report quotes a Swiss-UK review of......

Now, a new treatment for ovarian cancer

Researchers claim to have developed a new treatment for ovarian cancer that can increase the rate of tumour shrinkage and prolong the time until cancers recur. Doctors at the University of Arizona......

Why Tamil Nadu tops the country in suicides

Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar of the suicide prevention NGO Sneha examines why India’s southern states register more suicides than the northern states, in a conversation with Shobha Warrier.......

ITC Q4 net profit up 18%

Indian tobacco firm ITC Ltd's move to shorten low-priced cigarettes by 5 millimetres helped fourth-quarter profit jump 18 per cent as customers snapped up smokes small enough to qualify for a lower......

Apple iPhone secretly tracking user's privacy

Apple has been accused of putting customers' privacy at risk after security researchers found that their iPhones were tracking users' locations and saving every detail to a secret file. Click......

World's biggest casinos

After the economic downturn of 2008, casinos across the world struggled to keep their chips rolling and gambling machines humming. But now with the economic upturn, casinos are back in......

FinMin rejects debt relief plea of 3 states

The finance ministry has rejected the requests of Punjab, Kerala and West Bengal for relief on their mounting debt. The decision was taken by a committee chaired by finance secretary Sushma......

The other face of UPA's PSU policy

The UPA-II may not talk about this, but it continues to implement its programme to revive ailing PSUs by investing fresh capital. In its second term, the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive......

IPL4 Round 1: Teams rise and fall with captains

The first round of matches in season four of the IPL was all about captains getting their act right, says Bikash Mohapatra. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's emphatic 91 not out against Sri Lanka, a......

Images: Yuvraj stars in win over Windies

Yuvraj Singh smashed his maiden World Cup century and took two wickets as India crushed West Indies by 80 runs in their last Group B league match to set up a quarter-final clash against defending......

Champions League: Special night for 'Special One' as Inter stun Barca

Tireless Inter Milan produced a rip-roaring home performance to overpower Barcelona 3-1 and leave the holders in real trouble after a thrilling Champions League semi-final, first leg on Tuesday.......

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truth exposed
Q. what is a LANCE ?
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truth exposed
Q. How foolish is Negi's claim that 10 coliform per 100 mL drinking water is safe for consumption?
Truth Exposed:  A. I request you to go through the Standards Guidelines mentioned by BIS for Drinking Water (IS: 10500: 1991). It is clearly mentioned that Coliform...... more

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Q. what are the symptms of an heart attack ?
Jughead:  A. Heart attack? Sorry, too late Vital stats60% patients in India get acute coronary syndrome, compared to 40% in the developed world. 60% heart...... more

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Komal
Q. Is there any other way to check your Blood sugar fasting and post-meal? Pathologist gets problem to find my vein. My veins are too thin and when they insert syringes to take the blood, it hurts like hell. Once I fainted while giving the sample. It takes time for the blood to come out of the vein. Pl. suggest other options.
Komal:  A. Now Glucometers are available in the market. Glucometers provide you with instant feedback and let you know immediately what your blood sugar is....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-there-any-other-way-to-check-your-blood-sugar-fasting-and/18453556/answers/17043108

  Web results for Lancet
Social media amplified the fear about imported Ebola case

A random sample of tweets showed that the frequency of Ebola-related tweets associated with negative emotions—anxiety, anger, swearing and... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/tFIUfCyUzDWvm2LLHoiKFI/Social-media-amplified-the-fear-about-imported-Ebola-case.html
Man jumps to death in Sion hospital

12:02 am Mumbai: A 40-year-old man, Shelar Marve, on Thursday committed suicide at Sion hospital by jumping from the hospital's second floor after... ...

http://freepressjournal.in/man-jumps-to-death-in-sion-hospital/
Common glaucoma drug reduces risk of vision loss

London, Dec 19 A pressure-lowering eye drop has been found to greatly reduce the risk of vision loss in people with open angle glaucoma (OAG),... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a514575.html
Do not fund SpiceJet

12:03 am Whatever the eventual fate of SpiceJet, it is hoped that the government will desist from forcing public sector banks to bail it out. The... ...

http://freepressjournal.in/do-not-fund-spicejet/
Report

BENGALURU: Life expectancy has increased across the world among both men and women, according to a recent report published in The Lancet. The... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Life-Expectancy-Up-but-Indias-Data-Gathering-Poor-Report/2014/12/19/article2578366.ece

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