Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Tuesday urged people to become aware of diseases like haemophilia and realise the value of blood donation. 'There should be greater awareness generated about haemophilia so that people are aware of bleeding disorders and realise the value of blood banks and particularly of blood donation,' Jung said during his visit to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital …
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Domestic abuse during pregnancy makes new mothers more vulnerable to mental health problems including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study has found. 'We found that women who had experienced abuse were more likely to suffer from postpartum mental health problems, and were much more likely to suffer from those problems if the abuse occurred during pregnancy,' said …
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A new approach may restore Penicillin's combat effectiveness, even against 'superbugs', by pairing the drug with a protective polymer, scientists say. ’Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections,’ researchers said. Now, scientists at the University of South Carolina have reported a new approach …
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A British ice cream maker has developed a flavour, 'The Arousal', which includes 25 mg of Viagra per scoop. Charlie Harry Francis, who created the concoction, wrote on his blog 'Lick Me, I'm Delicious' that that champagne is also a key ingredient in the flavour, Fox News reported.  (Read: Is there a Viagra-like drug for women?) Francis told Latin Times that champagne-flavoured/Viagra ice cream …
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If you are 24, you have already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, a study reveals. In one of the first social science experiments to rest on big data, the researchers investigated when we start to experience an age-related decline in our cognitive motor skills and how we compensate for that. 'After around 24 years of age, players show slowing in a measure of …
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Are you a young dad? Watch out for depression especially in the first year of fatherhood. Depression can hit young fathers hard with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important years of their children’s lives, a study finds. Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 percent over the first five years of fatherhood for young men around 25-year-old when they became …
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Small amount of regular exercise induces a systemic anti-inflammatory environment in the body and enhances immunity of kidney disease patients, a study finds. 'Exercise exerts anti-inflammatory effects in patients with kidney disease and may in this way reduce their high risk for heart disease,' said Joao Viana from Loughborough University in Britain. (Read: 10 tips to prevent kidney …
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World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds on Sunday as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut over the distance. Kipsang's smashed the previous London record of 2:04:40 set by fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai in 2011. It was a second London victory for Kipsang, the 2012 champion, who outpaced compatriot Stanley …
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Your dad did not just pass his qualities via genes in you. He may have actually passed some stress too! A research reveals that stress alters the expression of small RNAs in sperms and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations. In lab research, scientists found that stress in early life altered the production of small RNAs, called microRNAs, in the sperm of mice. The mice showed …
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Men and women in committed relationships have fairly accurate assessments of their partners' pleasure, according to a recent study out of the University of Waterloo in Canada. The findings provide one more reason not to fake an orgasm: there is a good chance your partner will see through the front. Even in long-term relationships, some women admit to faking orgasm from time to time. However, …
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A start-up created by Princeton scientists, GenePeeks gives prospective parents a more accurate picture of the probability of genetic disorders in their offspring before the baby is conceived. Using human genome sequencing techniques and a unique process patented in January, the GenePeeks laboratory combines DNA from the future mother and father to create thousands of possible 'virtual children.' …
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Health workers from 10 states, including high-focus Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, have been awarded for their contribution in providing effective healthcare in rural India, an official release said here Monday. Aimed at felicitating the health workers coinciding with the National Safe Motherhood Day, the health ministry and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, India, gave away the annual …
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that transgenders should be treated a third category and would be considered as socially and economically backward classes and as such entitled to job reservation. Recongising transgenders as third category of gender, the apex court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice A.K. Sikri in their judgment directed the centre and the state governments to …
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Kids who watch more television sleep for shorter duration, a study has confirmed. Even the presence of television in the bedroom is linked to less sleep among kids, said the study by researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in the US. Each additional hour of television viewing was associated with seven fewer minutes of sleep daily - …
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