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Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk

Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer. Scientists from Kanazawa University in Jap...

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Sri Lanka plans colour coding for packaged food

Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday health authorities would introduce a colour coding scheme for packaged food, indicating levels of sugar, fat and salt, in an effort to curb non-communic...

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Painkillers in pregnancy won't cause asthma in kids

London, March 18 (IANS) Taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increase in the risk of asthma in children, finds a study of nearly 500,000 women. Although women taking paracetamol during pregnancy...

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Musharraf shifted to Dubai hospital after 'reaction'

Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported. The former lea...

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Six-year-old West Nile Virus patient dead in Kerala

Kozhikode (Kerala) March 18 (IANS) A six-year-old boy, who was being treated for West Nile Virus (WNV) disease here, passed away on Monday, said Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja. The boy hailing from Malappuram district was under tre...

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Surf Guitar king Dick Dale dies at 81

Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Dick Dale, the "King of the Surf Guitar" whose "Miserlou" was famously used as the title music for Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction", has died. He was 81. His bassist, Sam Bolle, confirmed the news to the Gu...