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Sucking your baby's pacifier may benefit their health: Study

Sucking your baby’s pacifier may benefit their health: Study

November 16, 2018 5:15 pm

Washington: Sucking your baby’s pacifier may lower the level of the antibody linked to the development of allergies and asthma, a study claims. Researchers theorise parents may be passing healthy oral bacteria in their saliva that will affect the early development of their child’s immune system. “Although we can’t say there’s a cause and effect […]

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India can't achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Report

India can’t achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Report

November 15, 2018 11:44 pm

New Delhi: India will not be able to reduce global warming by 2 degrees Celsius by 2030 as envisaged in the landmark Paris Agreement due to gaps between the projections and the current policies of the government aimed at achieving it, according to a new report. The 2016 Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise […]

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Quack held for death of woman during abortion treatment

Quack held for death of woman during abortion treatment

November 14, 2018 11:43 pm

Krishnaganj (WB): A quack in Nadia district was arrested for the death of a pregnant woman who had gone to him to abort the foetus, police said on Wednesday. Aparna Majumder, a 35-year-old homemaker and a mother of two minor boys, went to the chamber of Sushant Poddar at Majdia on Monday seeking to medically terminate her pregnancy. He prescribed her some medicines […]

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Ancient Indian meditation practice may keep Alzheimers at bay: Study

Ancient Indian meditation practice may keep Alzheimers at bay: Study

November 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Washington : Kirtan kriya — an ancient Indian meditation technique — may help improve brain function and memory in older adults at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has found. Researchers from West Virginia University in the US found that the simple meditative practice or musical therapy may alter certain biomarkers of cellular ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. The […]

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Global warming never stopped in last hundred years: Study

Global warming never stopped in last hundred years: Study

November 14, 2018 5:06 pm

Beijing: Global warming has never stopped in the past hundred years, with maximum rate of change occurring after Second World War II, according to a study. “Our study suggests that future climate conditions will likely rely on competition between multidecadal cooling and global warming if the multidecadal climate cycle repeats,” said Xingang Dai from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. […]

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One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence

One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence: Study

November 11, 2018 4:30 pm

New Delhi: Almost one-third of all married women in India have experienced spousal violence with wife-beating accepted by many women, says a study which calls gender-based violence as one of the most serious concerns in the country. The study was conducted by Vadodara-based NGO ‘SAHAJ’ in collaboration with ‘Equal Measures 2030’, a global partnership of nine civil society and private sector organisations with […]

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All infectious diseases seasonal: Study

All infectious diseases seasonal: Study

November 9, 2018 4:30 pm

Washington: All infectious diseases have a seasonal element, say scientists who have found that, depending on geography, even chronic infections like Hepatitis B and Zika flare up with greater regularity certain times of the year. Most of us are aware of the seasonal cycle of influenza outbreaks. Micaela Martinez, a scientist at the Columbia Mailman […]

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Brain activity pattern may predict schizophrenia

Brain activity pattern may predict schizophrenia

November 9, 2018 3:49 pm

Boston: Scientists have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts the development of schizophrenia, an advance that could be used to diagnose the disorder earlier. Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that produces hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, usually strikes during adolescence or young adulthood. While some signs can suggest that a person is at high […]

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In US, cigarette smoking rate declines to new low

In US, cigarette smoking rate declines to new low

November 9, 2018 2:26 am

Washington: Cigarette smoking is losing popularity in the US, where health officials Thursday announced just 14 per cent of the population now smokes, the lowest level ever recorded in the country. Some 34 million US adults smoke cigarettes, according to a 2017 survey by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 14 per […]

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US 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people: study

US ‘war on terror’ has killed 500,000 people: study

November 9, 2018 1:36 am

Washington: About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US “war on terror” that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday. The report by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll at between […]

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