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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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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RSV

Researchers have discovered that a common virus, RSV, which often infects young children can have anti-cancer properties.

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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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aspirin

A new study shows that aspirin may lengthen the life of men with prostate cancer.

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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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acai palm

Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. have published a study that shows the acai berry not only lengthened the life of fruit flies, but also improved the quality of its life.

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This blood prick for cholesterol might just become obsolete if recent technology can be improved upon. [Image Credit: marthaslifetaketwo]

A photograph might soon be all you need to keep a tab on your cholesterol levels.

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Turmeric powder is extensively used in Indian cooking. Photo by Sanjay Acharya via Wikimedia Commons

Turmeric, a common ingredient in Indian cuisine, is proving to be a lot more than a spice. Research shows that it can fight viruses.

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