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Pregnant women who consume antidepressants may have babies with major congenital anomalies

Pregnant women who consume antidepressants may have babies with major congenital

WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : In a recent dose-response analysis, scientists have found that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk of having babies with major congenital anomalies (sometimes referred to as birth defects) or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these antidepressants.

Scientists develop new device to detect complicated prostate cancer

Scientists develop new device to detect complicated prostate cancer

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult.

Published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the Phase 1 dose-escalation study of Zr-89-desferrioxamine-IAB2M (Zr-89-Df-IAB2M), an anti-PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) minibody, in patients with metastatic prostate cancer shows its effectiveness in targeting both bone and soft tissue lesions.

"This agent is imaged faster than other PSMA-targeting imaging antibodies due to its small size and has been shown to be safe for patients," explained lead researcher Neeta Pandit-Taskar.

Amy Schumer to play title role in upcoming 'Barbie' live-action

Amy Schumer to play title role in upcoming 'Barbie' live-action

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : Amy Schumer is reportedly in negotiations to play Barbie in a Sony's live-action film that will exploit the character's evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes.

According to Deadline, the 35-year-old comedienne, who is known for embracing all women and encouraging their imperfections, will play a character who gets kicked out of Barbieland, basically because she's not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn't quite fit the mold.

After leaving Barbieland, Schumer's Barbie ends up in the real world and makes all types of new discoveries, causing her to realize the only key to happiness is to love yourself and stop trying to climb toward an unattainable standard of perfection.

Hearing loss caused by chemotherapy can now be prevented

Hearing loss caused by chemotherapy can now be prevented

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : In first of its kind study, researchers have developed a new treatment that can prevent chemotherapy-induced hearing loss to about half in kids and adolescents with cancer.

The results of the study have been published in Lancet Oncology.

The study found that the greatest benefit was seen in children younger than 5 years of age, who are most susceptible to, and also most affected by, cisplatin-induced hearing loss.

Investigators from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children's Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer.

John Cena, Casey Affleck to join 'Saturday Night Live' final hosts of 2016

John Cena, Casey Affleck to join 'Saturday Night Live' final hosts of 2016

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : 'Saturday Night Live' recently added more heavy-hitters to the list of hosts for the closing episodes in 2016.

The official 'SNL' Twitter account recently announced that the final three hosts for 2016 will be Emma Stone, John Cena, and Casey Affleck while Shawn Mendes, Marren Morris and Chance the Rapper will also accompany the stars during their hosting duties.

While this will mark Stone's third time hosting the show, both Cena and Affleck are newcomers to the improv comedy series.

The 'La La Land' actress is set to host December 3 with musical guest Mendes.

Research highlights association between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

Research highlights association between psychological well-being and physical

WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent research published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults aged 50 and older.

"Researchers have long studied how physical activity can lead to improved mood and feelings of well-being," said Julia Boehm.

Adding, "however, less well understood is whether being happy and optimistic might actually encourage a person to be physically active."

Physical activity is a key health behavior linked to better physical and mental functioning, as well as reduced risk of the leading causes of death including cancer and heart disease.

Further, psychological well-being is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and mortality.

Coastal indigenous consume 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people

Coastal indigenous consume 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people

WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : According to a recent research conducted at the University of Columbia, coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country.

Published in the journal PLOS one, the findings highlight the need to consider food sovereignty and cultural identity as part of fisheries policy and Indigenous human rights.

In the first global-scale analysis of its kind, the study estimated that coastal Indigenous people consume 74 kilograms of seafood per capita, compared to the global average of 19 kilograms.

"This global database shows the scale and significance of seafood consumption by Indigenous people," said lead author Andres Cisneros-Montemayor.

Halle Berry `feels good' to use her 'powers' to help people

Halle Berry `feels good' to use her 'powers' to help people

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : To generate funds for charities dedicated to women's health issues, Revlon recently kicked off an annual event where Halle Berry expressed that she felt good to use her "powers for good."

At the ' 2nd Annual Revlon Love Is On Million Dollar Challenge' at The Glasshouses in New York City, the 50-year-old star, alongside Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia, awarded ' Cancer Research Institute' one million dollars, reports E! Online.

"It feels good. It feels good to help people in need. It feels good to use any power that you have, any celebrity that I've garnered over my years in the business, it feels good to be able to use that," she said in a statement.

"To use my powers for good. It feels good," she quipped.

Ashley Graham slams 'plus size' label while landing first 'British Vogue' cover

Ashley Graham slams 'plus size' label while landing first 'British Vogue' cover

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : 28-year-old model Ashley Graham, who recently landed her first cover with the ' British Vogue' for the January issue, has slammed the 'plus size' label that often preceded her name.

After another year of breaking down size barriers and setting milestones in fashion, that attitude has cemented her and the women she represents in an industry that long ignored anyone over a size 12, reports E! Online.

"When we're supposed to be talking about diversity for women, it feels so divisive and purpose-defeating, giving us yet another label," Graham told the magazine.

While she initially made a name for herself in the world of plus size clothing, the reputed body activist wants to do away with the term altogether.

Kanye West celebrates with family post hospitalization

Kanye West celebrates with family post hospitalization

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : Kanye West was recently welcomed back by the Kardashians and the Jenner family with great celebrations after spending a week in a hospital.

The family held a small party at home to celebrate the return of the 39-year-old rapper, who checked out of a hospital after spending more than a week being treated for exhaustion, and also to mark an early first birthday for West and wife Kim Kardashian's son Saint West, who will turn 1 next week, reports E! Online.

A source said that the group enjoyed cake and doughnuts.

Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner all posted photos of a large display of blue and silver balloons inside the couple's Bel-Air house.

Gwyneth Paltrow goes undercover to surprise unsuspecting customers

Gwyneth Paltrow goes undercover to surprise unsuspecting customers

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : Gwyneth Paltrow recently teamed up with Derek Blasberg for a new episode of ' Derek Does Stuff' during which they decided to put the actress to the test.

Considering her website 'Goop' is a top contender in the health and lifestyle sector, Blasberg decided they should test out Paltrow's skills in that area, making her go undercover and posing as a facialist, spray tanner and a waitress at various hotspots throughout Los Angeles, reports E! Online.

Going by the name of Gwendolier, the 44-year-old star took on the task of giving beachside facials to two unsuspecting customers, while showcasing a Romanian accent and even giving her customer a massage.

When the pair opened their eyes, they could not believe it was Paltrow.

Restaurants often skip explaining risks of undercooked meat to customers

Restaurants often skip explaining risks of undercooked meat to customers

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 2 : A recent study conducted at the North Carolina State University found that restaurants don't perform an effective job of communicating with customers when it comes to addressing risks associated with eating undercooked meat - specifically hamburgers.

Published in the Journal of Food Protection, the study also found that inaccurate information provided by servers often contradicts science-based information customers need to make informed food safety decisions.

All 50 states in the U.S. have adopted some version of the Food & Drug Administration's Model Food Code, which requires restaurants to tell customers about risks associated with undercooked meat and poultry products.

Scientists identify connection between brain and bone in Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify connection between brain and bone in Alzheimer's disease

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 2 : In a recent study, researchers have identified a major connection between areas of the brainstem, the part that controls mood, sleep and metabolism and detrimental changes to bone in a preclinical model of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the study was conducted at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease.

Along with being the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., Alzheimer's has major social, emotional and financial consequences for patients and their families.

Lady Gaga surprises each 'Victoria's Secret' models with 'personal rose'

Lady Gaga surprises each 'Victoria's Secret' models with 'personal rose'

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : Lady Gaga, who recently performed for the 2016 'Victoria's Secret' angels on the runway, had a surprise waiting for all of them post the show.

In an interview with E! Online, supermodel Lily Aldridge revealed that the 30-year-old songstress "waited" to gift "a personal rose" to each of the models after they walked the runway, which took place in Paris.

The Weeknd and Bruno Mars also joined the models on stage as the show's musical performers.

Bella Hadid, who debuted her first 'VS' runway show, showcased her skintight boudoir appearance as she paraded her endless lithe limbs down the never-ending runway, teasing at her tiny undergarment as she adorned her feet with a pair of sky-high pointed pumps.

Jennifer Aniston can't imagine herself playing superhero

Jennifer Aniston can't imagine herself playing superhero

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : Jennifer Aniston might be entertaining the idea of a return to the small screen, but it certainly is not "leaping out" in a "full leather something."

The 47-year-old actress recently appeared on a late-night talk show, where she admitted to host Chelsea Handler that she would be "psyched" if someone asked her to take on a superhero role, reports etonline.com.

"I would want to be, like, the really uncoordinated superhero. I couldn't take myself seriously leaping out of somewhere in a full leather something," the 'Friends' star quipped.

She added that she believed the shows are "more interesting" and joked that there is more opportunity for women "unless they want you as a superhero."

Narcissistic individuals use social media for self-promotion

Narcissistic individuals use social media for self-promotion

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals has found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors.

The article has been published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture journal.

The largest effects were with the number of friends/followers narcissists had and frequency of status updates, followed by selfie postings, according to University of Georgia psychology researchers.

The two strains of narcissistic behavior-- grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism--showed different relationships to social media use.

New guidelines suggest overweight children should be screened for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New guidelines suggest overweight children should be screened for non-alcoholic

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 2 : According to a recent set of guidelines published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, a screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years.

The new guidelines, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, also outline recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of children and adolescents with NAFLD, a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease refers to a range of conditions in which fatty deposits occur in the liver.

It can progress to a more severe form, called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), with inflammation and/or scarring of the liver.

Parent-school relationships key to child's development: Study

Parent-school relationships key to child's development: Study

New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Kids digital learning platform found that a majority of parents aspire to provide their children with an environment that encourages learning.

A subscription-based platform for children's curated content, AppyStore.in, has released some insightful findings, based on an extensive survey that examined the relationship between parents' participation in their child's development and the role of the school.

However, most parents are unsatisfied with the steps they take to boost their child's progress, and feel dependent on the school to know what activities and exercises are appropriate for development.

Scientists discover association of rare childhood disease with cancer gene

Scientists discover association of rare childhood disease with cancer gene

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 2 : In a recent research, scientists have discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia and a major cancer gene called PTEN.

Published in the Scientific Reports journal, the discovery improves the understanding of the molecular basis of Fanconi anemia and could lead to improved treatment outcomes for some cancer patients.

According to Niall Howlett, a leading expert on Fanconi anemia, the disease is characterized by birth defects, bone marrow failure and increased cancer risk.

He said the genes that play a role in the development of the disease are also important in the development of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Scientists develop new device to treat cancer and other ailments

Scientists develop new device to treat cancer and other ailments

Washington D.C [USA], Dec. 2 : In a recent study, scientists from The University of Texas invented a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to treat cancer as well as a host of other diseases and ailments.

Led by Lyle Hood, the study was published in the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.

"The problem with most drug-delivery systems is that you have a specific minimum dosage of medicine that you need to take for it to be effective," Hood said.

Adding, "There's also a limit to how much of the drug can be present in your system so that it doesn't make you sick."

As a result of these limitations, a person, who needs frequent doses of a specific medicine is required to take a pill every day or visit a doctor for injections.




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