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The Hindu Speaks On Scientific Facts - Volume II

Life Sciences: Health and Medicine

Does the change in mother's food affect the baby? 86 Can total cholesterol levels widely vary in different samples taken over a short period of time when a person is observing stable food habits and is not under any medication? 86 Is the mosquito a carrier of AIDS causing virus? 88 What is human papilloma virus? 88 In the past, why was injection administered in the stomach for dog bite? 90 What is chemotherapy? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment? 92 Is it necessary to warm up before playing physically? 93 How does intake of common salt cause heart disease? 93 What is pulse polio vaccine? 95 What is Radio Therapy? 96 What is the difference between unconsciousness and coma? 97 Why is eau-de-Cologne applied to the forehead of a person suffering from high fever? 99 Why do wounds heal slowly in diabetics? 100 `Polypill' for heart diseases: Ayurveda synthesised? 102 Nobel Laureates in Medicine 106



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