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Virus linked to obesity and diabetes found (Lead)

New York , July 25 Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes.

Night lights can wake up breast cancer cells

New York , July 25 Sleeping at night with the lights on can not only add to your energy consumption, but also wake up breast cancer cells, a study suggests.

Birthday weeks spike hospital admissions for youths

Toronto , July 25 Meant for celebrating life, birthdays can today do more harm than good to young people.

States callous in dealing with silicosis, says NHRC

New Delhi , July 25 The National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan Friday expressed concern over the callousness of the states in dealing with the problems of people affected with silicosis.

Himachal to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Bangalore , July 24 The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Bacteria linked to obesity and diabetes found

New York , July 25 Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes.

Men in shift work at higher type 2 diabetes risk: Study

New York , July 25 Men who works in shift are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study warns.

Toddler's eye contact may signal autism risk

New York , July 25 Low levels of joint attention - the act of making eye contact with another person to share an experience - without a positive affective component (a smile) in the first year is linked to high risk of autism disorder, says a study.

Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health

New York , July 25 A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition of gut bacteria and its close relationship with health.

Ram Gopal Yadav admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi , July 24 Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, brother of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been admitted to AIIMS here following chest and abdominal pain, an official said Thursday.