A new research has suggested that severe sleep apnea contributed to the risk of increased blood pressure level despite the use of medication to control it. Dr. Harneet Walia, assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University said that this was an important finding from a clinical perspective as poor blood pressure control in the patients …
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A new study has demonstrated that children's future health is influenced by health of their parents i.e. if a child is born to unhealthy parents then he will already have a greater risk of poor health. The study conducted by University of Adelaide explained that parental influences on a child begin before conception, because stored environmental factors in the egg and sperm were contributing more …
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A new study has used a new gene editing method to correct the mutation that leads to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a mouse model. The researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center used a technique called CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, which could precisely remove a mutation in DNA, allowing the body's DNA repair mechanisms to replace it with a normal copy of the gene. (Read: …
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In his maiden Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to work for a new and clean India by shedding the 'poison' of communalism and making the country the world's manufacturing hub. Addressing tens of thousands of cheering people gathered at the Red Fort complex on a bright morning, Modi spoke for over an hour, focussing mainly on nation building and underlining the …
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Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who hung himself at his home earlier this week, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Now, researchers have confirmed the suspicion that depression is a very common symptom in people suffering from Parkinson's disease. In fact, depression is the most prevalent non-motor symptom of Parkinson's - a chronic neurodegenerative disorder typically associated with …
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More than 400 children were taken ill today in the Chaubepur area of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh after consuming ladoos distributed to celebrate Independence Day. 'We had ladoo which were distributed in school. I started feeling unwell and was throwing up. I had to be brought to the hospital', said Sonam, a one child. 'We were given ladoos to celebrate August 15. All of us who had taken the sweets …
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Forty eight resident doctors of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College (LTMGH) located in Sion,Mumbai have fallen ill after consuming sweets on the occasion of Independence Day. The duty doctor at LTMGH said, 'We got news around 12 noon that some of our resident doctors were complaining of stomach ache after consuming sweets distributed during breakfast on Independence …
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In the wake of online abuse of Zelda Williams after her father's death, social network Twitter has vowed to improve its harassment policies. According to the Verge, in a statement provided to The Washington Post with regard to the harassment of Zelda Williams, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety said that the company is currently evaluating how it can further improve its policies to …
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Mass layoffs can push some teenagers, especially girls, towards suicide and other suicide-related behaviour, says an alarming study. 'We know that suicide increases among adults when communities are hit with widespread layoffs. Now we have evidence that teenagers are similarly affected,' said Gassman-Pines from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. The study is based on a nationally …
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Are you a victim of 'always on' stress? Give your smartphone worries a break even if the battery goes dead or there are no signals to connect to a call. According to a study, more and more people are showing signs of 'always on stress induced by smartphone addiction. 'The negative impacts of this 'always on' culture are that your mind is never resting. You are not giving your body time to recover …
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A tool that measures workaholism has found that 8.3 per cent of the Norwegian workforce is addicted to work to the point where it becomes a health issue. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway used the Bergen Work Addiction Scale, a workaholism instrument that is based on core symptoms found in more traditional drug addictions; ie, salience, mood modification, tolerance, withdrawal …
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A single enzyme promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre-diabetes and diabetes, researchers have discovered. The drugs that can interfere with this enzyme can prevent or even reversing diabetes. The enzymatic action by 12-lipoxygenase (12-LO) is the last step in the production of certain small molecules that harm the cell. 'Our research is the first …
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The lack of sexual knowledge in adults with autism puts them at a higher risk of sexual victimisation - sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact attempted rape or rape, a study shows. 'Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) gain more of their sexual knowledge from external sources such as the internet and the television whereas social sources would include parents, teachers and peers,' …
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In a major breakthrough, the first human trial of a new vaccine developed using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP) is likely to offer protection against chikungunya virus, a study has reported. The phase 1 trial included 25 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 50 in the US. Each volunteer received one of three different doses of injected vaccine at weeks 0, 4, and 20. Chikungunya neutralising …
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