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Vigorous physical exercise can lower lymphoma cancer risk

Not mere exercise but vigorous physical exercise can keep the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at bay during one’s lifetime, said a new study. “Our findings suggest that people who do vigorous physical activity may also have a lower risk for NHL,” said Terry Boyle of the University of British Columbia. “We found that vigorous-intensity physical activity, such as activities ...

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Protect Teens From Online Risks: Study

Boosting teenagers’ ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study. More resilient teens were less likely to suffer negative effects even if they were frequently online, said the study. Haiyan Jia, post-doctoral scholar in information sciences and technology. “Internet ...

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Anti-Depressants Over Prescribed? Most Don’t Need Them, Says Study

In a surprising study, it was found that more than two-thirds of people taking anti-depressant drugs may not actually suffer from depression and they don’t need them, says a new study. The US-based study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that 69% of people taking anti-depressants did not meet the criteria for prescribing major depressive disorder, also known ...

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Poor public delivery systems hindrance to vaccine benefits

Unless Indian public vaccine delivery systems are upgraded, most of the children living in the states with poorly performing public sectors will not benefit from introduction of the pentavalent vaccine, said a study released on Tuesday. As India moves towards upgrading its Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) by introducing newer and more expensive vaccines, “public sector vaccination service delivery systems will ...

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Workplace Bullying; Unreported but turns victims suicidal, warn study

Bullying at work deteriorates mental health of victims so much that they become anxious, leaving them less able to stand up for themselves and more vulnerable to further harassment, warns a study. The research suggests that as workplace bullying is a vicious cycle, employers should not only crack down on workplace bullies, but also help victims gain the skills to ...

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Save Rural Children from Wrong treatments, Suggests UK Study

Revealing for the first time that a large number of children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural India due to wrong treatments provided by medical practitioners, a study has suggested better healthcare to save these kids. Rural India faces acute shortage of qualified doctors and quacks prevail all over these villages providing incorrect treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia ...

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Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space. The new approach offers remote monitoring of large swathes of inaccessible ocean from satellites that orbit the Earth some 700 km above our heads. "Satellites are likely to become increasingly important for the monitoring of ocean ...

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Mega-Drought 2050-2099: Both Projected Scenarios Spell Doomsday on Earth

  As reported earlier, the second half of this century would witness sever, mega-drought in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains, which could be drier and longer than ever seen in the last 1,000 years, going by a new NASA study. Ben Cook, climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University ...

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Italian cemetery behind cholera evolution?

An ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the evolution of deadly bacterium that causes cholera, researchers believe. The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of Italy. The site contains victims of the cholera epidemic that swept the world in the 1850s. “We have a thousand-year window into the health ...

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