Author: Shweta Ramdas
Beginning life as a grad student studying human genetics.

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This study provides another piece of information into the debate about HRT for women who undergo surgical menopause. Image source: Women's Health Info

Women who undergo early surgical menopause are at risk of decline in memory and cognitive skills, according to a new study b ythe American Academy of Neurology.

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endothelium of artery

Scientists have used stem cells to repair blood vessels, resulting in a step forward in therapeutic stem cell research.

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transgenic cows produce hypoallergenic milk

For the first time, a calf has been engineered to produce milk that contains greatly reduced amounts of a protein that causes allergic reactions to milk in humans.

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An apple a day keeps fatty acids away. [Image Credit: wikipedia]

Apples have been found to decrease the levels of a molecule that causes clogging of the arteries. This difference was seen in as small a time frame as 4 weeks.

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Humans can contract Dengue when bitten by an Aedes mosquito which has been infected with the virus. About 100 million people get infected each year, with mortality of 1%. [Image Credit: James Cathany, CDC]

The first ever vaccine against the Dengue virus has undergone clinical trials, and the results are mixed. However, the very possibility of such a vaccine is encouraging for Dengue research.

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A battle over availability of cheap drugs is being played out in courts. [Image Credit: wikipedia drugs]

Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla wins the right to manufacture a cheaper variant of the lung cancer drug ‘Tarceva’ which Swiss firm Roche had contested violated patent laws.

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The lining of food cans contains BPA which is known to act on the hormonal system.

The chemical BPA, found in many everyday plastics, has been found to affect the hormonal system and lead to increased anxiety during adolescence in mice.

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Hookah smoking may not be as benign as it has been thought. [Image Credit: wikipedia]

Smoking hookahs could be as harmful to us as cigarette smoking.

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Cannabis smoking could lead to a significant decline in IQ in teens. [Image Credit: Wikipedia]

Regular smoking of weed in adolescence can lower your IQ by as much as 8 points,

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The Fagonia cretica plant [Image Credit: wikipedia]

A herb commonly used as a breast cancer remedy in Pakistan has just been characterized, and shows promising results in treating the disease.

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