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Blogging competition aims to fight fake news

MANILA – In a bid to fight the spread of fake news, a group of truth advocates will stage a blogging competition later this month. Tagged the #BreaktheFake Blogathon, the contest will pit groups of three writers against each other for a chance to win P10,000. The team which comes in second will get P5,000, and the third placer will ... Read More »

Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D

Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D Regular intake of Vitamin Dsupplements may help protect against cold and flu, as well as tackle high levels of the vitamin’s deficiency in countries like India, a study has said. The ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it known, not just improves bone and muscle health but also protects against respiratory infections by boosting levels ... Read More »

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. ... Read More »

Chennai Book Fair 2017 begins tomorrow: Token system to fight demonetisation cash crunch

Chennai Book Fair 2017 begins tomorrow: Token system to fight demonetisation cash crunch The 40th Chennai book fair will begin tomorrow on January 6 at St. George School on Poonamallee High Road and will end on January 19. BAPASI has introduced an internal token system at the venue which would ease it out for people to make purchases. Representative Image ... Read More »

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

IANS | Jan 4, 2017, 03.53 PM IST Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) An experimental vaccine is safe and effectively stimulates the immune system leading to regression of early-stage breast cancer, show results of a clinical trial. The researchers created the vaccine from immune cells called dendritic cells that are harvested from each individual ... Read More »

Moms on abortion deadline fight for ailing fetuses

Moms on abortion deadline fight for ailing fetuses Malathy Iyer| TNN | Dec 19, 2016, 03.00 PM IST Moms on abortion deadline fight for ailing fetuses When 34-year-old Kusum Rao, a Mumbai-based lawyer, was told that the brain of her 19-week-old unborn child didn’t have a membranous partition called the `cavum septum pellicidum’, she panicked. Some websites linked its absence ... Read More »

Adding flavour to the fight against cancer

Kamini Mathai| TNN | Dec 11, 2016, 03.32 PM IST Adding flavour to the fight against cancer (Steve Snodgrass/Flickr) Their mouths are sore, taste buds non functional, abdominal tracts in flamed, appetites down to zero. Creating dishes that suit as well as soothe, satiate as well as strengthen the palates of those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or any other cancer treatment ... Read More »

You can fight back!

TNN | Updated: Dec 9, 2016, 01.55 PM IST “I felt like I was in a fiction book. Like everything that was happening to me was unreal.” If you have been married at the age of 19, Life does feel like a storybook. A story you wouldn’t want to read or even day-dream about. For Zaaria Patni, a teen,wedded to ... Read More »

Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election

At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing people’s opinions. But sometimes, ... Read More »

Yoga May Help Fight Back Pain In Astronauts: Study

LOS ANGELES: Yoga may help fight spinal stiffness and reduced mobility suffered by astronauts during prolonged spaceflight, a new study on NASA crew members suggests. While astronauts on long space missions do not experience a change in spinal disc height, the muscles supporting the spine weaken. The study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in ... Read More »