Being a parent is a tough job. While it has its own rewards, caring for your baby has a multitude of facets that require attention. One such aspect is your child's eyes. When a child is born their eyes start to evolve and grow so that they function optimally as they age. One of the most essential organs for a person, your child's eyes need special care and attention to ensure that they form well …
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In pathbreaking work, a team of researchers has linked 108 genetic locations to schizophrenia. The feat was achieved by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) - a collaboration of more than 80 institutions. Hundreds of researchers from the PGC pooled samples from more than 1,50,000 people, of whom 36,989 had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. This enormous sample size enabled them to spot 108 …
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The urinary tract is one part of the body that is most commonly susceptible to infections, after the respiratory and the digestive tract. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be quite distressing and the worst part is that once it occurs, the chance of recurrence of infection is very high. But, early diagnosis and treatment can help in faster and better recovery. Here are some symptoms of UTI that …
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Aakriti Gupta, an Indian-origin researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack. 'Younger women are a vulnerable yet understudied group with worse cardiac risk profiles and worse outcomes after a heart attack as compared with younger men,' Gupta contended. In the study, Gupta and …
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Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter. 'The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS', wrote the team which had reviewed data contained in the Global Burdenof Disease Study 2013 'The overall amount of ill-health and premature death resulting from HIV (is) …
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Hi, I have a stressful job with a lot of responsibilities. In the past, whenever I have quit smoking, I have been able to resist my urges at home, but not at work where I am expected to deliver. Please tell me how do I conquer this weakness? Yes, quitting smoking will cause a hindrance to your work for a short time, but after a while working will actually become your ally that will keep your …
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Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical system that is based on the theories of how the body works. First practiced in India this form of treatment is quickly becoming the go-to form of therapy for those who want to avoid the ill-effects of other forms of medicines. As is the case with any other form of healing however, Ayurveda also has a number of treatment modalities, and one such aspect is …
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Hi, I am a 45-year-old female leading a normal life. But, since the past few days I am experiencing symptoms such as drowsiness, slight breathing problem and sweating. Do these indicate any serious disease? Please help me. Symptoms such as drowsiness, breathing difficulty and sweating that you experience do indicate a clinical complication. These are among the most common of symptoms that are …
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Gout is a form of arthritis that is highly prevalent today due to unhealthy lifestyles. It occurs when the levels of uric acid in the body increase. This causes the formation of crystals of monosodium urate that get deposited in the joints causing arthritis. Usually, gout is detected after the first attack, but here are some early symptoms that can help you identify the condition at an earlier …
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Researchers have identified a critical gene that could help clinicians distinguish fibroadenomas cases from breast cancer. Fibroadenomas is the most common benign breast tumour in women of reproductive age. The researchers used advanced DNA sequencing technologies to identify the gene called MED12 that was repeatedly disrupted in nearly 60 percent of fibroadenoma cases. ‘It is amazing that …
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Six more patients died of Japanese encephalitis in northern West Bengal on Monday, as the toll climbed to 58 over the past 19 days, health officials said. With the half a dozen deaths reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), 12 people have perished due to the disease over the last two days as the disease assumed a serious proportion, said the facility's assistant …
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Dutch clinical virologist Joep Lange - who was among 298 passengers who died in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 - worked since the early 1990s to deliver HIV drugs deep into the world's poorest countries. He was one of the six scientists headed to attend the six-day 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne that started Sunday. (Read: Getting tested for HIV – all your queries …
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The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine. A one-minute silence was observed in their honour at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre attended by officials from the International AIDS Society and representatives from …
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Consuming probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver, a new study suggests. Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics for thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. The finding is a step forward in the fight against Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is closely …
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