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Rosemary, oregano help fight diabetes

Recent research has shown that herbs could provide a natural way to help lower glucose in blood

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain

Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial publish

Teen pilot dies attempting record

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A US teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family has spokeswoman said.

Singer Adele wins damages over photos of her son

British singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages on behalf of her two-year-old son from a paparazzi agency that took photos of his “milestone moments”, her lawyers said on Wednesday.

Neel Mukherjee in first global Booker longlist

Kolkata-born Neel Mukherjee’s new book, The Lives of Others, was on Wednesday longlisted for the first global Booker Prize this year.

Schizophrenia linked to genes?

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A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said on Tuesday.

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces significant challenges in trying to reinvigorate India’s economy back to the robust growth it enjoyed a few years ago.