Health

Delhi 'Lung'uishing due to oxygen starved air

Diwali is no more a festival to allay darkness; rather it has turned into a festival for thickening darkness.

With one more bout of fire crackers, the killer pollution, engulfing life in its vice like grip, would only become more lethal.

It can be well understood that kids are in the forefront of bearing its brunt because pollution perked up is disrobing them of the shield of immunity, leaving them as sitting ducks for virus, bacteria and other disease agents prowling in the environment. Their immunity is imperiled, so are their lives.

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Neurocognitive symptoms evident prior to onset of psychosis: Study

Along with episodes of psychosis, schizophrenia is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention.

A multi-site cognition study led by psychologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found that these neurocognitive symptoms are evident prior to the onset of psychosis in a high-risk stage of the disorder called the prodromal phase.

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Education specialists Venkateshwar group enters Healthcare vertical

With a sense of commitment to healthcare and an eye on achieving global excellence in the services sector, Venkateshwar Hospital is the new state-the-art healthcare

facility in Delhi.

Situated in Dwarka, set across 8000 square meter, it is the only super specialty hospital on this scale in the area.

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Alcohol dependency in young adults may have long-lasting effects

A study says that young adults with symptoms of alcohol dependence may see health effects late in life, even decades after conquering their problem drinking.

Researchers found that, of 664 U.S. male veterans, those who had symptoms of alcohol dependence for at least five years in young adulthood generally had poorer physical and mental health by the time they were in their 60s.

And that was true even if they'd gotten control over their drinking problems by the age of 30.

The findings are surprising, said lead researcher Randy Haber.

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6-months clinical trial data finds Indian thin strut fully dissolvable stent to be safe

Findings of the six month clinical trial on the first thin strut fully dissolvable stent in the world, developed in India, were unveiled at the prestigious main arena, Late Breaking Clinical Trials/First Report Investigations at the Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016, Washington DC on October 31.

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Longer working hours, work related stress is the major cause of cardiac stroke: Study

The case of young people fainting due to exhaustion is not an unknown factor in the current times in young people.

When Prateek fainted in his office, his colleagues assumed that he was exhausted with the long hours he had been putting in at office. Little did they know or were prepared for when the doctor at the hospital they had rushed Prateek to informed them that their colleague had had a stroke!

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College friendship influences an individual academically and socially

Friendships at college should not be underestimated, as they can either help or hinder students academically and socially, states a new study .

The article by Janice McCabe served as a precursor to her upcoming book, "Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academics and Social Success".

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Post blindness, brain can relearn to see

A new study investigates the brain's capability to process visual information after many years of total blindness, by studying patients affected by Retinitis Pigmentosa, a hereditary illness of the retina that gradually leads to complete blindness.

The perceptual and brain responses of a group of patients were assessed before and after the implantation of a prosthetic implant that senses visual signals and transmits them to the brain by stimulating axons of retinal ganglion cells.

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New path shows development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder in children

A study says that children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks inside their brains.

The findings could help in the development of treatments for the disorder, researchers said.

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Physical activity doesn't improve post hip replacement surgery: Study

A new study has brought the purpose of a hip replacement into question.

The research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery.

Total hip replacement is one of the most common elective operations, with more than 620,000 procedures performed in the UK from 2003-2013. The most prevalent cause for needing surgery is osteoarthritis (93 percent).

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