Novel technique to accurately detect autism in kids

Novel technique to accurately detect autism in kids

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 | PTI | Toronto

Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada characterised how children with ASD scan a person's face differently than a neuro-typical child. They developed a technique that considers how a child with...

'Obesity leads to more cases of cancer than smoking'

'Obesity leads to more cases of cancer than smoking'

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 | PTI | London

People with obesity are at an increased risk of suffering from cancer rather than the regular smokers, according to a British charity involved in research work related to cancer. Scientists have so far identified that obesity causes 13 types of cancer, it said. Excess weight causes around 1,900 more cases of bowel...

Poor quality sleep in 50s, 60s increases risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study

Poor quality sleep in 50s, 60s increases risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 | PTI | Washington

People who report poor quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have more protein tangles in their brain, putting them at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a study. The new finding, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, highlights the importance...

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Study

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Study

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 | PTI | New York

US researchers have found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in brain stem cells. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialised cells with more specific functions, such as brain cells, blood cells, or bone. "Although originally introduced as safer, ECs, such as Vuse and...

Period pain affects women's academic performance: Study

Period pain affects women's academic performance: Study

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 | PTI | Melbourne

Period pain significantly impacts academic performance of young women worldwide, a study has found. Researchers from Western Sydney University in Australia have found that, regardless of geographical location or economic status, more than two thirds (71 per cent) of young women globally suffer from painful periods. One in five young women (20...

VR treatment helps Chinese drug addicts reduce craving

VR treatment helps Chinese drug addicts reduce craving

Monday, 01 July 2019 | IANS | Shanghai

More than 1,000 drug users in Shanghai have undergone an eight-month virtual reality treatment programme over the last three years to overcome their addiction. More than 70 per cent of the participants have reduced their desire for drugs after undergoing the treatment, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the local...

Use of statins reduces mortality, stroke risk in dementia patients: Study

Use of statins reduces mortality, stroke risk in dementia patients: Study

Monday, 01 July 2019 | PTI | London

The use of statins is significantly associated with a reduction in the risk of mortality in dementia patients, according to a study. The study, which analysed 44,920 Swedish dementia patients between 2008 and 2015, found users of statins had a 22 per cent lower risk of all-cause death compared to matched...

Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating: Study

Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating: Study

Monday, 01 July 2019 | PTI | Washington

People report more gastrointestinal bloating when they eat a diet high in salt, a study has found. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US re-analysed data from a large clinical trial conducted two decades ago, and found that high sodium intake increased bloating among trial...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Inbrief

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

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Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

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Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer