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Yoga teacher BKS Iyengar admitted to hospital

Pune - Internationally-renowned, 96- year-old yoga teacher BKS Iyengar was admitted to a hospital in Pune, India due to heart complications. His condition is said to be serious but stable.

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.

Experts share 7 facts about stress and infertility Special

Chicago - Research has shown that high levels of longstanding stress can significantly impact the ability to conceive during infertility treatment. Two leading experts have contacted Digital Journal about seven facts that relate to these conditions.

Paul McCartney cancels Japanese tour due to virus

Tokyo - Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney has been hit by illness and has to regrettably cancel his upcoming tour in Japan, where he has an almost cult-like following. According to tour organizers, 71-year-old McCartney has contracted a virus.

Disability rates in the U.S. reviewed

Washington - More than 21 million U.S. adults 18–64 years of age have a disability. These are adults with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.

New ‘natural antidepressant’ reported

A substance, called neuritin, has been heralded as a natural antidepressant. The substance is found in the brain and it has a role in nerve transmission.

Nestle says chairman sick but will continue duties

Geneva - Swiss food giant Nestle said on Friday that its chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has been diagnosed with an illness requiring six months of medical care, but that he would continue his duties.

Researchers fret over high cholesterol in US kids

Washington - A third of US children tested for cholesterol have borderline or high levels, placing them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease as adults, says a study out Friday.

Hospital infections kill 200 daily in US

Washington - People who are hospitalized in the United States risk acquiring healthcare-associated infections, which kill 75,000 patients per year, US health authorities said Wednesday.Many bacterial infections -- which can lead to serious complications from pneumo...

Mysterious paralyzing illness in California

Los Angeles - Scientists in California have identified strange and unexplained cases of polio-like paralysis in children. The patients experienced weakness and paralysis, which sometimes followed respiratory symptoms.

Older fathers linked to children with psychiatric problems

Whilst complications that can occur in children of older mothers is well-recognized, older fathers can also pose a risk. Older dads may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.

US panel debates three-parent embryos

Washington - A US advisory board on Wednesday debated a controversial new technique that would use DNA from three people to produce embryos free of a particular type of hereditary disease.The panel, which provides independent advice to the US Food and Drug Administ...

Inspiring memoir on the social impact of a heart attack

In an interesting new book, Thomas Larson provides an intimate and moving view of how heart disease affects a relationship. In the book he discusses the impact of his illness on his wife and how she has helped him on the path to recovery.

Amazon working conditions may cause 'mental and physical illness'

Swansea - Just as the selling season begins to heat up, BBC Panorama send an undercover investigator into a UK Amazon warehouse and discover conditions that could cause "mental and physical illness." Amazon respond with, safety is its "number one priority."

Anti-fungal agent can trigger flu

A common fungus-fighting drug, used to treat people who are already sick, increases the susceptibility to flu, according to studies carried out using mice.

Cause of Warburg Micro Syndrome identified

Warburg Micro syndrome is a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Scientists report that they have discovered the cause of the disease.

Ticks pose a risk to sheep populations

Tick bites are responsible for a high death rate in sheep, according to a new study. Researchers have called for new measures to be taken to reduce the incidence of ticks.

Suspect multiple sclerosis trigger found

A bacterium has been identified which may trigger multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, debilitating disorder that damages myelin forming cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Drug side effects are probably impossible to avoid

Scientists have concluded that drug side effects are probably impossible to avoid. This relates to the way that proteins function in the body and due to the close similarity between proteins.

Could a breath test replace the blood test?

New research has shown that individuals can be identified by the unique chemical signatures in their breath, suggesting that exhalations could be used to scan for diseases or test people for drug abuse. Such tests could also replace blood and urine tests.

Certain foods can fight inflammation

Inflammation can lead to disease development if it becomes chronic. To combat this, a new science based review suggests that certain foods can be used by the body to fight inflammation.

Vaccine being developed for babies

A vaccine could be developed which aims to work in the bodies of new born babies. Currently most newborns do not respond well to vaccines, meaning potential delays in inoculations for particular babies against specific diseases.

Tests show 9 in 10 French wines contain pesticides, fungicides

Bordeaux - A recent study by a French laboratory shows that nine out of every ten French wines contain pesticide and fungicide chemicals.

Stressful relationships could affect the immune system

A psychology research project suggests that those involved in a stressful relationship, or who have high levels of anxiety about a relationship, may have weaker immune systems.

Assange 'suffering chronic lung condition' — Ecuador ambassador

London - Ecuador's ambassador to London, Ana Alban, says that while WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange is not yet seriously ill, his condition could worsen, holed up in such a small space during a long London winter. (Updated).

Tennis star Serena Williams to miss China Open in Beijing

Beijing - Fans looking forward to seeing one of the greatest players in women's tennis will have to wait another year, as Serena Williams will miss the China Open Saturday due to illness.

Yosemite doubles hantavirus warning to 22,000 visitors

Yosemite National Park - This week Yosemite National Park expanded its warning to visitors about exposure to hantavirus. At this time, the Park is cautioning over 20,000 people may have been exposed to the mouse-borne disease.

Mystery illness kills 61 children in Cambodia

Cambodia's Ministry of Health has notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of an undiagnosed illness, which has so far killed 61 children since April 2012.

1,000 dogs sickened by chicken jerky from China

Nearly 1,000 dogs have been sickened after eating chicken jerky pet treats produced by firms located in China. The majority of illnesses have occurred over the past six months.

Canadian science: Hepatitis C breakthrough

After many years of research a group of Canadian scientists have announced a possible breakthrough for the development of a vaccine for hepatitis C.
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