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Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women



New York, Sexual violence in the neighborhood can harm the physical and mental health of women, a study says.

According to the researchers, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's perceptions of its safety.

Skincare tips for women above 40 Skincare tips for women above 40

 

New Delhi, After 40, it is very important for a woman to choose the right skin care regime and make-up. Always hydrate your skin before applying the foundation and opt for peach or pink blush, says experts.

Make-up artists Bhumika Bahri and Niti Luthra have listed down some techniques for women above the age of 40.

Boy, whose 22 litres blood was sucked by hookworms, cured Boy, whose 22 litres blood was sucked by hookworms, cured



New Delhi, In a rare case, a 14-year-old boy, whose 22 litres of blood was sucked by hookworms in his small intestine since the last two years, was cured through a deworming therapy at a city hospital here.

The diagnosis was possible only after hospital recommended the rarely-used vitamin capsule-size endoscopy.

According to doctors, the boy was referred to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH) in August last year with complaints of passage of blood in his stool.

Indian-origin chemist discovers new recipe for early life Indian-origin chemist discovers new recipe for early life



New York, A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin researcher at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun.

The experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago.

New drug cuts fat in rats, may help reduce obesity in humans New drug cuts fat in rats, may help reduce obesity in humans


 

New York,  If you want to shed some weight without starving yourself, then there may be a sigh of relief for you as researchers, led by one of Indian origin, are developing a new drug that shrinks your fat without suppressing appetite.

The new drug selectively shrinks excess fat by increasing fat cell metabolism, according to the researchers.

Swine flu alert in Rajasthan Swine flu alert in Rajasthan



Jaipur, Rajasthan government on Thursday declared a red alert across the state in the wake of a large number of patients being reported positive for swine flu.

According to health officials, 85 new cases have tested positive for swine flu in last three days. The dip in temperature has activated the Michigan virus which is affecting a large number of patients and has become a big cause of concern in the state.

Ways to counter winter chill Ways to counter winter chill

 

New Delhi, Common cold is pretty much around in winter, but it can be countered easily. Simple steps such as getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water or a mug of lemon tea with a teaspoon of honey can help you keep cold at bay, suggest experts.

Amarjeet Bhatia, Chief Medical Officer at Doctor Insta, Prashant Bhatt, Consultant Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala, and Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist and Dietician at Fitpass, have listed down some tips:

Stem cell therapy advancement offers treatment for blindness Stem cell therapy advancement offers treatment for blindness



New York, Scientists, led by a person of Indian origin, have made advances in efforts to make stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- a leading cause of blindness.

The findings showed that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) -- a layer of cells in the back of the eye -- are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors.

Diabetes drug can also cure Alzheimer's disease Diabetes drug can also cure Alzheimer's disease


London, Scientists have found that a drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease through a triple method of action.

This nanowire device can detect cancer with a urine test This nanowire device can detect cancer with a urine test


Tokyo, A novel nanowire device that is able to non-invasively detect microscopic levels of cancer markers in the urine, has been developed by Japanese researchers and could aid in improving diagnosis and treatment of the deadly disease.

The device was found with potential to efficiently capture extracellular vesicles (EVs) from urine and potentially use them to screen for cancer.

US woman gives birth from embryo frozen 25 years ago US woman gives birth from embryo frozen 25 years ago


 

Washington,  A US woman has successfully delivered a baby with a 25-year-old frozen embryo -- the longest known frozen human embryo.

Frozen as embryo on October 14, 1992, Emma Wren was born to Tina Gibson on November 25, 2017, weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.

"Do you realise I'm only 25? This embryo and I could have been best friends," Gibson, a resident of East Tennessee, was quoted as telling CNN. "I just wanted a baby. I don't care if it's a world record or not."

Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly


New Delhi, Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts.

R.M. Anjana, Managing Director at Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre and Deepali Badoni, Physiotherapist at AktivHealth Clinic, talk about the benefits of cycling:

Canola oil study provides no evidence of ill-effect in humans: Stakeholders Canola oil study provides no evidence of ill-effect in humans: Stakeholders


New Delhi, After a US study that linked canola oil intake with worsened Alzheimer's symptoms and weight gain stirred a debate in India, industry stakeholders have said that the study was conducted on mice and provides no evidence of harmful effect in humans.

Researchers identify brain mechanism behind depression Researchers identify brain mechanism behind depression




London,  People suffer from major depressive disorders because of alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, suggests new research.

The findings, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, provide clues as to which regions of the brain could be at the root of symptoms, such as reduced happiness and pleasure, or negative memories, in depression.

Scientists identify 17 new genetic markers linked to longer lifespan This tool may help trace Alzheimer's risk in elderly Over 50 percent teenagers believe smoking cigarettes cuts stress: Survey Air pollution affecting kids' mental health, say doctors 30percent premature deaths in India due to air pollution: CSE Report Over 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases identified Skin care guide to battle winter Restrain kids from outdoor activities: Delhi government 'Robotic surgery has established itself in India' Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females Women hold key to Indian wine industry's growth' Regular exercises can improve brain functioning: Study Beauty fixes for air pollution Eating disorders are more profound in females Pollution beyond 'severe' at all locations in Delhi, getting worse PCOS may upset mental health in women This drug may reduce urge to binge drink alcohol Teenaged mothers at high risk for heart diseases later Air pollution may up mortality risk beyond lung cancer Alzheimer's disease might not just be a brain problem Decoded: How Zika virus infects developing brain Coffee can reduce diabetes risk This tool can better identify breast cancer risk Stress just as unhealthy as junk food Higher Vitamin D dose may boost bone density in preemies Magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed brains Genes behind evolution of human skin colour identified Broccoli may ward off leaky gut problems 21-month-old undergoes successful spinal deformity correction