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Chikungunya can affect your eyes too, says expert

Chikungunya

For the past two months Delhi NCR has been riding the tsunami of two most distressing disease outbreaks- Chikungunya and Dengue fever.

By now every must be aware that Chikungunya is caused by a virus which harbors in 'Aedes' mosquito which essentially breeds in artificial containers with fresh water such as cooler tanks, flower vases, water tanks and others and bites during the day.

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Stem-cell therapy treats 58-year old American's 40 years of blindness

Stem-cell therapy treats 58-year old American's 40 years of blindness

Stem-cell therapy, that uses stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition, is indeed a one to uproot different long-drawn diseases.

Noida-based stem cells therapy solution provider, Advancells, has successfully improved the vision of a 58-year-old American National, Al Purdy, who was suffering from macular degeneration.

The therapy has helped the patient, who had been legally blind for 40 years, experience significantly improved vision and become self-reliant.

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Capture life's brilliance from every angle with new HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

HTC Desire 10

HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, today unveiled the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle in India. The Desire 10 Lifestyle brings stunning design and flagship-level features to HTC's widely praised Desire family of smartphones along with the legendary HTC BoomSoundâ„¢ Hi-Fi Edition, made popular on the flagship HTC 10, plus 24-bit Hi-Res audio that delivers powerful, crystal-clear audio performance on both the external speakers and headphones.

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9Apps, Disney tie-up to offer 300 mobile games in India

9Apps, Disney tie-up to offer 300 mobile games in India

9Apps, part of Alibaba Group has announced its tie-up with Disney India's Interactive business to host and promote over 300 popular mobile games from its gaming catalogue.

As India's most popular third-party Android app market, 9Apps will now showcase games that include Inside Out Thought Bubbles, Mickey Cup, Minnie Cake Factory, Toy Story: Smash It!, Where's My Water?, Lion King, Cricket World Cup Fever, ABCD2, Arjun: The Prince of Bali and many more.

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Manipal surgeon says obesity a disease, not a lifestyle problem

Manipal surgeon says obesity a disease, not a lifestyle problem

According to WHO, more than 1.9 billion adults aged over 18 are overweight and over 600 million adults are obese, with at least2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Obesity is the new epidemic spread across the globe. Obesity coupled with overweight is linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight. In India, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the population is obese.

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Hacker scores $10,080 bug bounty from Twitter for filching Vine's source code

Hacker scores $10,080 bug bounty from Twitter for filching Vine's source code

A $10,080 bug bounty has been scored by an Indian computer security researcher Avinash Singh -- who goes by the nickname “avicoder” -- for attacking Twitter for the source code for its Vine short-form video service.

About filching Vine’s entire source code which he stumbled upon earlier this year, Singh has revealed in a recent blog post that he discovered a security vulnerability which enabled him to easily access the cache of code online.

This antibody can slow cancer growth, spread

This antibody can slow cancer growth, spread

A team of scientists has found a new way to slow the growth and spread of common cancers.

The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute researchers found an antibody that inhibited the spread of melanoma, lung, breast and prostate cancer cells by activating immune cells known as Natural Killer (NK) cells.

Professor Mark Smyth, who led the study, said "The protein CD96 sits on the surface of these immune cells and its role is to stop the immune cells from becoming over-activated and attacking the body's own healthy cells."

Sweet alert! At 7 crore, India has second highest incidence of diabetes in world

Sweet alert! At 7 crore, India has second highest incidence of diabetes in world

Raising more concerns about the ever increasing cases of diabetes in India, there were nearly seven crore people with the disease in the country in 2015, the government said.

"As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the estimated cases of diabetes in India in the age group of 20-70 years were
6.68 crore and 6.91 crore in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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Total solar eclipse on March 9

Total solar eclipse on March 9

A total eclipse of the Sun will occur on March 9. From India, it will be seen as partial solar eclipse at sunrise. The same will be visible from most places of India except from North West and western parts of the country.

In most places of India, the partial phase of the eclipse begins before sunrise i. e. partially eclipsed sunrise will take place.

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