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Social comparison on Facebook leads to depression

Social comparison on Facebook leads to depressionWashington D. C. [USA], Nov. 29 : A recent study has found an association between social comparison on Facebook and depression.

The Lancaster University review of existing research suggested that comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline.

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Sleep deprivation hampers child's brain development

Sleep deprivation hampers child's brain developmentWashington D. C. [USA], Nov. 29 : A recent study has found that sleep deprivation affects children's brains and his/her early brain development.

The article has been published in open access journal Frontiers.

"The process of sleep may be involved in brain 'wiring' in childhood and thus affect brain maturation," explains Salome Kurth, first author of the study and a researcher at the University Hospital of Zurich.

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Children with disabilities are bullied even as they mature

Children with disabilities are bullied even as they matureWashington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 ): Children with disabilities are victimized by bullying at a much higher rate than their peers without disabilities, reveals a researcher and bullying expert from University of Missouri.

The article has been published in Exceptional Children journal.

The study also revealed that this discrepancy in victimization and bullying perpetration rates remains consistent as children age.

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SC to hear plea over 'cured' underprivileged people still in mental hospitals

SC to hear plea over 'cured' underprivileged people still in mental hospitalsNew Delhi [India], Nov. 29 The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea on underprivileged persons still languishing in mental hospitals despite being cured of their ailments.

In the plea filed by him, Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal has stated that there is no policy in place to ensure the wellbeing of the patients after their release

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Eating food at desk during office hampers worker's productivity

Eating food at desk during office hampers worker's productivityLondon [England], Nov, 28 : According to a recent study, consuming smelly food at desk 'Al Desko' during office hampers the worker's productivity.

The practice has now become so prevalent that two thirds of people eat lunch at their desks most days of the week, reports Daily Mail.

And food with pungent smell like oily fish, cheese and egg sandwiches are having an adverse effect on working conditions and office culture.

Mexico declares public health emergency over obesity, diabetes

Mexico declares public health emergency over obesity, diabetesNK Health, Mexico City, Nov 15 : Mexico has declared a public health emergency over the rapid increase in obesity and diabetes.

According to health officials, the decision was made after the National Institute of Statistics and Geography confirmed that between 2014 and 2015 the number of people who died of diabetes rose by more than 4,000, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attack risk

Cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attack riskWashington D. C. [USA], Nov. 15 : A recent study has found that cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, but have not had a heart attack or stroke previously.

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High strength cannabis linked to increased risk of becoming dependent: Study

High strength cannabis linked to increased risk of becoming dependent: StudyWashington D. C. [USA], Oct. 22 : A new study adds to accumulating evidence that high-potency cannabis in associated with an increased risk of users becoming dependent on cannabis.

This is how maths describe tumour growth

This is how maths describe tumour growthWashington D. C. [USA], Oct. 20 : There is indeed some magic in numbers!

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has carried out a study that now mathematically explains how tumours induce the growth of blood vessels.

The study maintains that the tips of the blood vessels expand like a soliton, a solitary wave similar to a tsunami.

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Post trial scientists develop tablet to prevent kidney cancer relapse

Post trial scientists develop tablet to prevent kidney cancer relapseWashington D.C [USA], Oct. 12 : A recent trial demonstrates that consuming oral tablet Sunitinib for one year reduces the likelihood of cancer returning for kidney cancer patients following removal of the

kidney.

Reportedly, it is the first ever preventative treatment to make a difference to kidney cancer patients after surgery.

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Perceived obesity leads to lesser body satisfaction for women

Perceived obesity leads to lesser body satisfaction for womenWashington D.C [USA], Oct. 12 : In a first of its kind study, scientists examined healthy individuals and their brain activity about the perception of their respective bodies and found that the way they perceive their bodies directly trigger neural responses which can lead to body dissatisfaction.

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Till what age dementia patients can continue to drive?

Till what age dementia patients can continue to drive?Washington. D. C [USA], Oct. 6 : While people with dementia are up to eight times more likely than normal people of the same age to be get involved in car accidents, a recent study states that there is no exact age when people with dementia should stop driving, but it should be determined by exploring the mental or physical tests.

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New drug can extends the life span of Melanoma patients

New drug can extends the life span of Melanoma patientsLondon [England], Oct. 1 : An advance drug that utilizes a human-made virus to treat later stage skin cancer, Melanoma has been approved for use.

The novel medicine, which doubles average survival time for people with inoperable melanoma, is to be provided to patients for whom other drugs do not work, after NHS (National Health Service) recommended it for immediate use, reports Daily Mail.

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People with acne are protected against aging: Study

People with acne are protected against aging: StudyWashington D. C.[USA], Oct. 1 : A recent study conducted at King's College London has found that people with acne infection on their faces tend to have younger-looking skin as they grow older.

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Childhood cancer awareness exhibition at Taj Mahal from Sept. 25

Childhood cancer awareness exhibition at Taj Mahal from Sept. 25Agra (UP) [India], Sept. 23 : The National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer will be a organising a first-of-its-kind exhibition 'CanKids-Kidscan' on childhood cancer awareness at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra from September 25 to 27.

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Fortis Escorts applies expertise to save Pakistani patient's life

Fortis Escorts applies expertise to save Pakistani patient's lifeNew Delhi [India], Sept.19 : Fortis Escorts Heart Institute exhibited yet again the level of skill and expertise the doctors are equipped with in operating a patient from Pakistan in a life-saving effort. The team was led by Dr. Aparna Jaswal, Associate Director, Electrophysiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.

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'Time Bomb' is set to explode, claiming a life every 23 seconds in India due to air pollution

'Time Bomb' is set to explode, claiming a life every 23 seconds in India due to air pollutionNew Delhi [India], Sep 18 : Future of air we breathe is nightmarish. Present stats from WHO report states 1.4 million people in India die pre-maturely deaths due to Air Pollution, which accounts to one life is given up every 23 seconds.

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People with common cancer types 'can expect to live for 10 years' : Study

People with common cancer types 'can expect to live for 10 years' : StudyLondon [England], Sept. 17 : Statistics by the UK government says that the large majorities of people diagnosed with some of the most common cancers can now expect to live for at least 10 years.

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Fight breast cancer with endosialin

Fight breast cancer with endosialinLondon [England], Sept. 16 : A recent study suggests that targeting a specific blood vessel molecule may help to prevent the deadly spread of breast cancer.

As per the study, the protein endosialin helps breast tumor cells to escape into the blood stream, reports Daily Mail.

Detecting endosialin may also provide a biomarker test for high-risk breast cancer.

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BD India bags FICCI 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Award 2016 for Preventive Care

BD India bags FICCI 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Award 2016 for Preventive CareNew Delhi [India], Sept. 15 : BD India received the FICCI Award for Preventive Care at the 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Awards.

The flagship program that garnered industry recognition is its Central Line Care Management Program, which focuses on saving lives from hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It was recognised for the innovative triad approach: the three Ts of Tracking, Training, and Technology.

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Woman, here's how you can achieve ideal weight goals at home

Woman, here's how you can achieve ideal weight goals at homeNew Delhi [India], Sept. 15 : Our sedentary lifestyles hardly leave us with any time to focus on perhaps the most important part of our lives, our health.

Hence, Kiran Krishnakumar, a Delhi based fitness trainer has come up with some simple exercises for women to would tone up each and every muscle of our body and strengthen the core.

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Prostate cancer cases to double by 2020: Study

Prostate cancer cases to double by 2020: StudyNew Delhi [India], Sept. 15 : Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death among men worldwide.

The cancer projection data shows that the number of cases will become double by 2020.

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Organ donation: Your doubts answered

Organ donation: Your doubts answeredNew Delhi [India], Aug 30 - Want to pledge your organs but not sure of the step? Well, here are certain things about organ donation that'll prove many a doubting Thomas wrong.

Sivachenduran B, co-founder of Danvanthiri, a mobile healthcare patient-friendly app, has listed down few facts that will help you make up your mind.

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Atlanta Healthcare, Britain's Cambridge Mask Co tie-up to promote anti-pollution masks

HealthcareNew Delhi [India], Aug 27 : Atlanta HealthcareTM, one of the pioneers in air purifier segment in India in partnership with Britain's Cambridge Mask Co. has announced the launch of military grade anti-pollution Atlanta Healthcare Cambridge Mask for the Indian market.

The move will help strengthen Atlanta Healthcare's presence in air purification space and is in line with the Atlanta Healthcare's vision of fighting air pollution in India.

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First next-gen test can detect drug-resistant HIV

First next-gen test can detect drug-resistant HIVWashington D. C, Aug 8 - A first-of-its-kind next-generation sequencing test, which can detect HIV drug resistance mutations that conventional tests fail to identify, can be a weapon in the war against AIDS, suggests a new study.

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