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Sleeping on back can up stillbirth risk

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | IANS | London

Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more risk of stillbirth. Stillbirth refers to miscarriage whereby the baby dies before completing the 24 weeks of pregnancy. The study,...

Blood test may prevent liver damage due to paracetamol overdose

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | IANS | London

A blood test may help people who overdose on paracetamol as it shows quickly if they are at risk of suffering liver damage, says a study. The test - which detects levels of specific molecules in blood - could help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intense...

Playing video games may help rehabilitate stroke patients

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | IANS | London

A novel video game that will enable patients recovering from stroke to engage and play as a form of rehabilitation has been developed. The video game called Balloon Buddies is designed to level the playing field by allowing healthy participants to support the less abled player. The findings showed that the...

'India can become second largest market for robotic surgery'

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | IANS | Panaji

With the aim of installing 200 more robots and reach over 20,000 robotic-assisted surgeries per year by 2020, US-based Vattikuti Foundation is set to make India the second largest market for robotic surgery in the world after the US, said the non-profit's top executive here. "India today has tremendous potential...

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | IANS | New York

Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain's areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible...

Parents' lifestyle can affect your health even in adulthood

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | IANS | London

Are you in the habit of smoking and drinking in front of your kids? Beware of it, as your kids may be passed on the same habits when they grow older. Children get strongly affected by such lifestyles and habits which is conducted by their parents in front them, especially...

Gut bacteria linked to multiple sclerosis

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | IANS | New York

The composition of gut bacteria -- the presence of microbiota in the digestive tracks -- at a young age may contribute to the onset and further progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, a new study found. MS is a disabling disease that affects the immune system of the body, whereby...

Tree-lined neighbourhood may help in reducing asthma risk

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | IANS | London

Started experiencing breathing problems due to excessive pollution in the air surrounding your home? It is time to shift your abode to a neighbourhood with more green spaces. People living in polluted urban areas are less likely to develop breathing problems, such as asthma, when there are lots of trees...

New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | IANS | Chicago

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs and to knock out this mending function may increase the potency of certain chemotherapy drugs in treatment of cancer. The findings have been...

Stressed? You could be making risky decisions

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 | IANS | New York

If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found. Making decisions in this type of situation, known as a cost-benefit conflict, is dramatically affected by chronic...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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State’s first women’s university to come up at Jamshedpur

21 Nov 2017 | Parvinder Bhatia | Jamshedpur

State’s first women university will come at Sidhgora in the eastern part of Jamshedpur, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Monday in Jamshedpur. “I am happy to announce that first Women’s University will come up at Sidhgora...

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