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How a tiny gene could trigger binge drinking

New York , Oct 22

Do you know why moderate tipplers suddenly become binge drinkers -- the answer, my friend, lies in the genes.

Iron-rich food puts night workers at diabetes risk

New York , Oct 22

Consuming iron-rich food may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in workers who punch in for the graveyard shift, found a research.

Walnuts can help keep Alzheimer's at bay

New York , Oct 22

Having a walnut-enriched diet every day may help reduce the risk, delay the onset, slow the progression of, or prevent Alzheimer's disease all together, found a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Dengue cases soar to 4,379 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar , Oct 22

The number of people infected with dengue in Odisha so far this year has risen to 4,379, with 200 more cases reported in last two days, an official said here Wednesday.

Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Sydney , Oct 22

Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier.

US photographer free of Ebola virus

Washington , Oct 22

An American photographer, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, has been declared free of the virus.

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

New Delhi , Oct 22

Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts.

Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks


London Oct 22 (IANS) The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.

Teenage self-harm leads to mental problems in adulthood

London , Oct 22

Those who inflict harm upon themselves as teenagers face an increased risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, a research has revealed.

Smoking hampers recovery during abstinence from alcohol

New York , Oct 22

People who want to get rid of alcohol dependence but cannot quit smoking may not achieve full neuro-cognitive recovery, said a study.