1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

The Delhi-based medical research organization highlighted the number as a significant health burden. Experts say the study is the first to provide insight into the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders, including hearing impairment, epilepsy and learning disorders, across India. It was conducted in the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Goa in the South, and eastern Odisha. The five states are varied not only in terms of geography but in percentage of…

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Sikkim becomes first state to launch Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Sikkim becomes first state to launch Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Photo: Northeast Now 1 min read Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has been launched by the Department of Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare in Sikkim on Monday. Also read: Sikkim to become first state to launch cervical cancer vaccine It is a historical moment for the State as Sikkim is the first state to introduce HPV vaccines to protect girl child from nine years to 14 years from getting cervical cancer. It is informed…

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Higher BMI in young adults may up CVD risk, says study

Higher BMI in young adults may up CVD risk, says study

Being overweight as a young adult may cause higher blood pressure and thicken heart muscle, setting the stage for cardiovascular (CVD) disease in later life, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, suggests higher body mass index (BMI), among the study participants, resulted in higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure. “Our results support efforts to reduce body mass index to within a normal, healthy range from a young age to…

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New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

Gallup recently announced that American smoking rates have hit an a record low of 16 percent. Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes deserve some of the credit. Nearly half a million Americans die each year of cigarettes. That is nearly three times more than the combined number of suicide, overdose and alcohol deaths, whose rise have generated headlines and been attributed to the decline in U.S. life expectancy. Cigarette smoking causes about one in every five deaths in the United States. It’s estimated 1 billion people worldwide will…

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Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists have discovered a new shape called scutoid while studying nature’s way of moulding tissue to form the skin, cavity linings and the building blocks of organs. The shape has five sides on one end and six on the other and a triangular surface on one of its longer edges. Scientists have referred to it as a twisted prism kind of shape that allows the tissue to mould around organs. Epithelial tissue, one of the…

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Cypin Is A New Target For Traumatic Brain Injury Therapies

Cypin Is A New Target For Traumatic Brain Injury Therapies

Two molecules that protect nerve cells after a traumatic brain injury and could lead to new drug treatments have been identified in a new study. The molecules were shown to promote full recovery after traumatic brain injury in mice. Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45 years old in the United States and is associated with disability, early-onset dementia, cognitive disorders, mental illness, and epilepsy. Nearly all approaches for…

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Malaria on the rise in National Capital with 13 new cases in past week

Malaria on the rise in National Capital with 13 new cases in past week

At least 13 fresh cases of malaria were reported by the various MCDs in the civic body last week, thus taking the total count of people affected by the disease to 88. The total number of cases of dengue and chikungunya reported by July 28 are 49 and 35, respectively, higher than last week’s numbers. Doctors and authorities fear that the cases will rise in the coming days because of waterlogging at various locations caused…

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Kangana Ranaut praises Narendra Modi: There shouldn’t be any doubts about his credibility as PM

Kangana Ranaut praises Narendra Modi: There shouldn’t be any doubts about his credibility as PM

Kangana Ranaut has made her admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly known on several occasions. Once again, the Simran actor showered praise on the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader calling him the ‘rightful leader of our democracy’ at the screening of Chalo Jeete Hain, a short film inspired by Modi’s early life. National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he deserves to come in power again in the upcoming…

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Bengaluru Police warn against Kiki Challenge

Bengaluru Police warn against Kiki Challenge

Singer Drake’s new soundtrack “In My Feelings” has gone viral more without even an official video due to Shiggy/Kiki/InMyFeelings challenge. HIGHLIGHTS The Bengaluru police have taken to social media to warn citizens The Kiki Challenge is inspired by American rapper Drake’s latest song The police have decided to hold regular awareness campaigns to avoid incidents from happening The Bengaluru police have taken to social media to warn citizens of the city against taking up the…

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Aishwarya Rai confirms Gulab Jamun with Abhishek Bachchan, couple to act together after 8 years

Aishwarya Rai confirms Gulab Jamun with Abhishek Bachchan, couple to act together after 8 years

After months of will they or won’t they, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has confirmed her film with husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan. Titled Gulab Jamun, the film will see Aishwarya and Abhishek coming together on screen after eight years. Confirming the news in an interview with Mid Day, Aishwarya said that while the script had come to them nearly a year and a half back, they couldn’t take a call as Abhishek was keen on taking a…

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