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Women in India do not receive same treatment as men for heart disease
A new study in India has revealed that women with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) receive inferior or less aggressive treatment compared to men. ANI

Liver can play key role in controlling weight gain
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Austin Health have discovered that liver can directly talk to the brain to control the amount of food we eat. ANI

Facebook 'draining your time and wallet'
Cutting back on checking up on Facebook 'friends' could not only save your time, but it could also save your money. ANI

Now, virtual reality windows that let you try on sunglasses without wearing them
Busy shoppers in New York can now try on sunglasses without stepping inside the store. ANI

Medical marijuana vending machine unveiled by California Company
A California company, which hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and control, has unveiled an automated dispensary that distributes the medical drug and looks like a vending machine. ANI

Fan growth declines post brands switching to 'Facebook Timeline': Study
About six weeks after the first brands began switching their Facebook Pages over to Timeline, growth has shown slight decline, a new study has revealed. ANI

'Dry' Africa has huge water resource hidden under its surface
The notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater, say scientists. ANI

Premature babies 'benefit from early milk feeds'
Earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies, a new study has suggested. ANI

Pole reversal shows asymmetries do exist in sun
Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely - the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa. ANI

Cardiovascular disease risk due to high normal BP 'decreases in old age'
High normal blood pressure becomes less of a risk factor for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) with age, a new study has revealed. ANI

Large amount of Vitamin C intake 'may lower BP'
Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, a new study has revealed. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acids 'may help reduce physical harm caused by smoking'
Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the physical damage that is caused by smoking, a new study has revealed. ANI

Indian scientists identify risk factors of cardiovascular disease epidemic
A study in India has identified key risk factors that are driving the country's growing cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemic. ANI

Achilles' heel for life-threatening malaria identified
A link between different strains of malaria parasites that cause severe disease has been identified, which could help develop vaccines or drugs against life-threatening cases of the infection. ANI

Your left cheek 'is your best side'
In a new study, scientists have suggested that a person's best side may be their left cheek. ANI

Real culprit of coronary artery diseases identified
Fat surrounding the outside of arteries in humans-particularly the left coronary artery-may influence the onset of coronary artery disease, or atherosclerosis, researchers at UC have revealed. ANI

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