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Scientists develop metal penis to help men with erectile dysfunction

London [England], Nov, 28 : In an interesting new innovation, scientists have created a heat-activated metal penis to aide men with erectile dysfunction.

Many men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, whether it comes from drinking too much, stress or simply getting older.

Developed by experts at the University of Wisconsin in America, the remote-controlled device elongates up to eight inches when heated to 42C, reports Daily Mail.

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Does stress destroy person's ability to recall memory?

Does stress impair memory retrieval ?

Though it's widely assumed that stress zaps a person's ability to recall memory, it doesn't have that effect when memory is tested immediately after a taxing event and when subjects have engaged in a highly effective learning technique, a new study reports.

In the last decade, the studies done on memory and stress have largely involved the participants, who were not guided in how to learn new material -- often simply attempting to memorize it by rereading or restudying, strategies known to build weak recollections.

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World Obesity Day: Is your child's obesity giving you nightmare?

After the United States of America, the epidemic of childhood obesity is gripping India. According to an international journal, by 2025, India will have over 17 million obese children and stand as second highest country in the world with obese children as per Pediatric Obesity.

The rising prevalence of obesity in children is also bringing with it countless other adverse health effects, which make this condition a serious public health concern.

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Home-based telemental health services help elderly under depression

According to the results of a clinical trial in 241 depressed elderly veterans, home-based telemental health for depression is well received by patients and delivers as good a quality of life as in-person visits.

The study has been reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Depression affects 10 percent of Americans and is a leading cause of disability and mortality. And yet, only an estimated 56 percent of patients with depression seek treatment.

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Parental health behaviors are associated with child sleep duration

A recent research published in journal of Clinical Sleep Medication indicates that children's sleep duration may be influenced by parental sleep duration and confidence.

This further implies that efforts to address insufficient sleep among children may require family-based interventions.

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Pregnant women benefit from NHRM scheme in Doda

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 25 : Pregnant women in remote areas of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir are availing the benefits of medical facilities under Central Government's National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

People residing in far flung areas are receiving free medical treatment, be they children, pregnant women or the elderly.

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Combining Ritalin with cognitive therapy helps traumatic brain injury patient

Combining methylphenidate with a cognitive therapy can help a traumatic brain injury patient , Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have reported.

Methylphenidate is a drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and better known by its trade name, Ritalin.

The study, believed to be the first to systematically compare the combination therapy to alternative treatments, was published online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, a Nature publication.

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Lying on back during pregnancy increases stillbirth risk: Study

A recent study, published in The Journal of Physiology suggests, that pregnant women lying down on their back may place stress on the fetus, which could increase the risk of stillbirth.

Researchers at the University of Auckland have found that pregnant woman who lie face can change the baby's heart rate and activity state which suggests that the fetus adapts by reducing its oxygen consumption.

This finding may explain the increased risk of stillbirth in the supine (lying upwards) position.

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Musical training helps treat autism: Study

Experiencing music at an early age can contribute to better brain development and may as well be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

According to a new study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and ADHD.

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Lying on back during pregnancy increases stillbirth risk: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 22 : A recent study, published in The Journal of Physiology suggests, that pregnant women lying down on their back may place stress on the fetus, which could increase the risk of stillbirth.

Researchers at the University of Auckland have found that pregnant woman who lie face can change the baby's heart rate and activity state which suggests that the fetus adapts by reducing its oxygen consumption.

This finding may explain the increased risk of stillbirth in the supine (lying upwards) position.

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