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‘Hero’ dog to get a warm welcome

The “hero” dog wounded in the U.S. commando raid that culminated in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is getting a White House homecoming next week, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday. Mr. Trump revealed that the military dog, a Belgian Malinois, is named “Conan” — …

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Vaccine shows promise for fighting TB

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years, and even a partially effective vaccine would be a big help against TB. The …

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Even short-term ‘vaping’ may cause Inflammation in non-smokers: Study

Even short-term use of e-cigarettes may cause cellular inflammation — a driver of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases — in non-smokers, according to a study. Researchers at the Ohio State University in the U.S. found the first evidence of biological changes linked to e-cigarette use.PTI Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/even-short-term-vaping-may-cause-inflammation-in-non-smokers-study/article29730605.ece

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TB cases see decrease in India

The tuberculosis incidence rate in India has decreased by almost 50,000 patients over the past one year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)-2019 edition of the Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report released on Thursday. The report notes that in 2017, India had 27.4 lakh TB patients which came down to …

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