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IMA to Give Soft Skill Training to 2.5 Lakh Doctors

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Dr A Marthanda Pillai, the new national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), has announced that the focus of his team would be to impart training to develop soft skills of doctors and fight corruption by evolving IMA's own code of conduct. "IMA will ensure that healthcare services are made a fundamental right. Giving a glimpse of the national health scenario. India lagged far behind in providing public access to even basic services like safe ...

Research Shows Gut Bacteria may Have Helped in Stabilizing Human Evolution

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Microbes residing within the guts of our ancestors had helped them thrive and evolve into more stable and resilient populations, a new study has revealed. It found that the good health of the ancestors helped them handle environmental changes and the natural disasters that they encountered. On further studies, researchers created a mathematical model to simulate an ancient hunter-gatherer population, to look at the microbiome's effects on people as they age. During ...

Low Fat New Year Recipes

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Do you want to enjoy a low fat New Year feast? Here are few recipes to help you eat smart from the break of the year.

After Second Bird Flu Outbreak, 42,000 Chickens Culled in Japan

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Slaughter of some 42,000 chickens was ordered by Japan on Monday, after officials confirmed the country's second bird flu outbreak in less than a month. DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Miyazaki prefecture in the country's southwest after its owner reported Sunday that several chickens had suddenly died, the local government said. Officials began the slaughter Monday and asked farms within a 10 kilometre (62 miles) radius not ...

Non-invasive Brain Imaging Method to Detect Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time and accounts for 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. The scientists and engineers in Northwestern University have developed a non-invasive MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) probe. The technique pairs a magnetic nanostructure (MNS) with an antibody that seeks out the amyloid beta brain toxins responsible for onset of Alzheimer's disease. The accumulated ...

Diseased Meat Scandal: China Officials Dismissed

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Eight officials in China have been dismissed after pork from pigs infected with a "highly contagious virus" was found to have entered the market, state media said Monday. The country's latest food scandal was revealed in an investigation by state broadcaster China Central Television which said the annual revenue of the tainted pork was more than 20 million yuan ( (Dollar) 3.2 million). The meat had come from slaughterhouses in the city of Gaoan in central Jiangxi ...

Top Fat Burning Workouts

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Do you want to get rid of the extra flab and need a daily workout routine to help burn the fat faster, look no further and try our recommendations.

Lower Body Mass Index Cut-off for Asians

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The new Standards of Medical Care are updated annually to provide the best possible guidance to health care professionals for diagnosing and treating adults and children with all forms of diabetes. The recommendations are based upon the most current scientific evidence, which is rigorously reviewed by the Association's multi-disciplinary Professional Practice Committee. Body mass index is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to ...

Beauty Paegant for 'Moms to Be'

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An innovative fashion show was held for "Moms to be" on December 28th at the Radisson Blu, Hyderabad. The event has generated lot of curiosity in the participants as well as their family members. It is a four-city event. Geetika Sasan Bhandari, Editor of Child Magazine the organizer of the event said, it kick started in Hyderabad and will go to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Around 12 moms-to-be of the city walked the ramp in an enriching, joyous and ...

Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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Extra pulmonary tuberculosis is infection of tissues and organs other than the lungs by mycobacterium tuberculosis and related organisms.

Addiction to New Psychotropic Drugs on the Rise

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Mephedrone, a chemical drug, it is the latest fashion among city's young drug addicts and is also commonly known as 'meow meow'. It is the new fad to have hit the cities. Mephedrone looks similar to cocaine and is usually snorted or taken orally. Of late, newer versions of drugs are the replacement for the age-old drugs like heroin. The drug dealers mix new components, which are not banned to save themselves from law. "The new psychotropic ...

Man With Autism Tasered by Police

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Before midnight on Christmas eve, Greenville police responded to a call about gunshots in the neighborhood. They spotted and attempted to detain Tario as he walked on the street near his home. Police say when they spotted him on the street he attempted to walk away from them. "When they put their spotlight on him, he immediately put his head down, put his hands in his pockets and began to walk away from him," Officer Johnathan Bragg with Greenville Police ...

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Enhances Memory in Young and Older Adults

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A new study has examined the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), memory and cognition in young and older adults. And the study shows that cardiorespiratory fitness improves memory among older adults. The study conducted at Boston University Medical Center showed that CRF has been associated with enhanced executive function in older adults, but the relationship with long-term memory remains unclear. Researchers compared ...

Study Finds Link Between Suicide Risk With Insomnia and Alcohol Use

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Recently, a new study has provided a link between suicide risk with insomnia and alcohol use. The research has showed that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation was moderated by gender. The study suggested that the targeted assessment and treatment of specific sleep problems might reduce the risk of suicide among those who use alcohol. The study found that alcohol use was significantly ...

Hong Kong Raises Bird Flu Alert Level

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As a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was in a critical condition, Hong Kong hospitals raised alert levels. The 68-year-old woman was hospitalised on December 25 after returning from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen almost two weeks earlier, although it has not been confirmed where or how she contracted the virus. Ten people had previously been diagnosed with H7N9 in Hong Kong, including three who died. All had contracted the ...