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Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Oct 21, –  The flu actually targets cells of the immune system that are best able to disarm the virus, according to the study. These first responders, known as memory B cells, produce antibodies that can bind to the virus and neutralize it. These cells also reside in the lung where they can protect against […]

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Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Oct 20, – Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, is surrounded by the same crystal clear waters and white sand that have made the Indian Ocean archipelago a honeymoon destination for the rich and famous. But no holidaymaker sets foot here and none could imagine from their plane seats that the rising […]

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Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Oct 20, – Osteoporosis occurs when there is a loss in the peak bone mass and loss of calcium, leading to hip, knee and shoulder fractures. Bone diseases among women are a common occurrence, but of late these problems, especially osteoporosis, are fast affecting men, mostly after they turn 60, experts say. “Osteoporosis, which was […]

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Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

Oct 19, – A plane carrying parachutists for a skydiving trip crashed in southern Belgium on Saturday, killing all 11 people aboard, officials said. Minutes after the aircraft took off from a small airfield near the city of Namur, witnesses saw part of a wing break off, sending the plane into a spiraling nosedive and […]

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NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

Oct 19, – Federal authorities have arrested the U.S.-born man, charging him with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to support terrorists and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and obstruction of justice. For 25 years Marcos Alonso Zea lived in America, working most recently as a clerk at a home improvement store […]

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Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Oct 19, – The violence came a day after nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria last year were freed as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants and dozens of Syrian women held in Syrian government jails released. Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in […]

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Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Oct 19, – The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France’s Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that after more than a decade of contemplating quitting, he is going to let his body decide. “When I was 40-something the media would ask me and […]

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A few tree species dominate Amazon

A few tree species dominate Amazon

Oct 19, – Researchers embarked on an ambitious endeavor to catalog the types of trees seen most often in the vast Amazon basin, which spans parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The world’s largest tropical forest actually contains a lot of the same kinds of trees, according to research on the […]

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Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Oct 18, – Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they’ll kick their habit. The finding is based on survey responses from 252 registrants of health-centric websites. “I found that people who join […]

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