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Antibiotic resistancerising in Helicobacter strains from Karnataka

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New Delhi, June 13 (India Science Wire): A new study has found that Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that resides in human stomach and causes ulcers, gastritis and stomach cancers, has gained so much resistance to two commonly used antibiotics – metronidazole and levofloxacin that the drugs may not be able to provide any relief any […]

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Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for Sheath Blight disease in rice

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New Delhi, June 13 (India Science Wire): A team of scientists at Delhi-based National Institute of Plant Genome Research has unraveled the genomic diversity associated with aggressiveness of two Indian strains of Rhizoctonia solani, the fungal pathogen that causes the dreaded Sheath Blight disease in rice. The researchers have identified several genes and gene families […]

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Better education links to good heart health

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New Delhi, June 13 (India Science Wire): A new study has emphasised the role of better education than wealth in tackling cardiovascular diseases. The study explored the association between education and wealth, on the one hand, and cardiovascular diseases and mortality due to them, on the other,to assess which marker was the stronger predictor of […]

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WhatsApp’s term violations to bring legal troubles

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San Francisco, June 13 (IANS): To improve the health of its platform, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has decided to take legal actions against those who are exploiting the platform by ways of unauthorised usage of the app, that has over 1.5 billion users. “Beginning on December 7, WhatsApp will take legal action against those we […]

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High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster — Study

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Sydney, June 13 (IANS): The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday. Compared to 50 years ago, people currently consume an average of around 650 extra kilocalories each day, which is equivalent to a fast-food meal […]

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Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

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London, June 13 (IANS): Researchers have found that overweight kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure, raising the risk of future heart attacks and strokes. Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six. “Parents need […]

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Facebook upgrading Watch with new sections, languages

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San Francisco, June 13 (IANS): Intending to make connections with other people over videos, social networking giant Facebook is testing new sections in its video-on-demand service Watch. The new decision comes after Facebook Watch gathered over 720 million monthly active users and 140 million daily users who spend at least one minute and 26 minutes […]

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54% people prefer phone conversations for customer service

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New Delhi, June 13 (IANS): Despite the explosion of automated services, most people still prefer live telephonic conversations when it comes to accessing customer service, says a new survey. While 54 per cent prefer live telephonic conversation, the research showed that 34 per cent would switch from a brand if they were unable to speak […]

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India planning its own space station — ISRO chief

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New Delhi, June 13 (IANS): India is planning to launch its own space station, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Thursday. The space station, which is estimated to weigh around 20 tonnes, would be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission — India’s first manned mission into space. “India will set up […]

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Mozilla releases new Firefox logos: Report

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San Francisco, June 13 (IANS): Mozilla, the maker of Open Source browser Firefox, has released a new Firefox family of logos in a rebranding effort that it kicked off over a year ago. “The ‘Firefox’ you’ve always known as a browser is stretching to cover a family of products and services united by putting you […]

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