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Frequency of Checking Your Email can Reduce Stress

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Reducing the frequency of checking your mail can help reduce stress, found a new study. According to the research from the University of British Columbia, easing up on email checking can help reduce psychological stress. Some of the study's 124 adults, which included students, financial analysts medical professionals and others, were instructed to limit checking email to three times daily for a week. Others were told to check email as often as they could, which ...

UN General Ban Ki Moon Aims to Provide Universal Energy Access to All by 2030

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On the occasion of inauguration of the 10 megawatt canal top solar power plant in Vadodara, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, "He aims to provide universal energy access to all seven billion people in the world by 2030." Ban said, "I am very happy and encouraged that India is now taking the lead in sustainable energy for world initiative. The proposed sustainable development goals are intended to be transformational and that they cover many ...

Fetal Heart Ultrasound

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Fetal heart ultrasound is used to view your unborn baby's heart, assess fetal heart circulation, flow of blood in the various chambers of heart and fetal heartbeat.

DU Decides to Hand Over Medical College to Delhi Government

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The executive council members of the Delhi University on Sunday severely criticised the varsity over its acceptance of a decision for transfer of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to the government. The members called the move 'biased' and 'undemocratic'. "The important decision communicated to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on November 25. But the executive council was informed about it in January, after ...

Women's Diets are Based on Nutrition, Men's Diet on Availability

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Men's eating habits are associated with the availability of healthy food outlets around their home, but women depend on other aspects, found a new study. Researcher Christelle M. Clary at the University of Montreal explained that they found that, for men only, intake of fruit and vegetables was positively associated with the proportion of healthy food outlets around home. Researcher Yan Kestens suggested that this may be because women, who are in general ...

African-American Women Who Work Night Shifts Have Increased Risk of Diabetes

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African-American women who work night shifts have an increased risk of developing diabetes, than those who have never worked night shifts, according to an ongoing study by Dr. Varsha Vimalananda from the Center for Health Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), Bedford, MA, USA. 28,041 African-American women who were free of diabetes were part of the study. These women were followed for incidence of diabetes during the next 8 years. 37 percent of the women ...

Lose Weight With the Help of a Desk

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A desk that has been built recently by scientists, can tell people when to sit or stand, and this can ultimately help in losing weight. Standing would be better than sitting most of the times and sometimes your body needs a rest and that's where the Humanscale OfficeIQ powered by Tome comes to play, Tech Crunch reported. Software and hardware developed by this new company was built into the Humanscale desk and chair and will send notifications to the ...

Sanitation in India to Use Breathable Fabric Technology

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A new breathable fabric is at the first stage of field test in India, which can be used to line pit toilets and other basic sanitary facilities in developing nations. The fabric, which researchers from University of Delaware, are developing is similar to that used in sports jackets and raincoats and it only allows tiny water vapor molecules through. Researcher Steven K. Dentel realized this could be a valuable way to filter out liquid water from human ...

Cull Ordered in Taiwan to Curb Bird Flu Outbreak

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Taiwanese authorities have ordered the slaughter of 8,500 geese at five farms in Yunlin and Chiayi; and 7,500 ducks at a farm in Pingtung to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens at a farm in the southern county of Pingtung. Authorities ordered the cull after samples tested positive for H5N2 (one of the less virulent strains of avian flu) as well as the H5N8 strain. Chang Su-san, head of the Bureau of Animal and ...

Research on Genetic and Epigenetic Contributors to Diabetes

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins, in a new report, say that, an analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has provided a lot of ideas and clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes. Their findings reveal that obesity-induced changes to the epigenome, reversible chemical "tags" on DNA are surprisingly similar in mice and humans, and might provide a new route to prevention and treatment of the disease, which affects hundreds ...

New Kind of Operation for Faulty Heart Valves

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For those with a frail heart and who are too weak for conventional heart valve surgery, there has been a new less invasive procedure that can be chosen. A 68 year old woman, Margaret Mann, would be the first person in the world to have undergone this procedure. Ms. Mann had previously had a open heart surgery done and had developed health issues and short of breathe several years later. Finally she had been admitted to the hospital with fluid in her lungs and was ...

Nicotine Metabolism Pointer for Quitting Smoking

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How quickly a smoker breaks down nicotine could guide about which therapy is best for kicking the habit, according to scientists in the United States and Canada. The authors said, most smokers who try to give up tobacco fail within the first week, therefore matching them to the best treatment is essential. Previous research had established a link between tobacco craving and levels of an enzyme called CYP2A6 which breaks down nicotine. The faster the nicotine metabolism, the ...

Avian Flu Kills 45 Birds in Sultanpur Sanctuary

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At least 45 migratory birds were found dead in the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary in Gurgaon, India on Sunday amid a scare of a highly-pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1) spreading in the region. Gurgaon forest and wildlife department and district administration has been placed on high vigil following the development. The department of health has also been asked to be alert for any emergency. However, sources said that ...

Bruises Symptom Evaluation

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Do you have discoloration of skin? You may have a bruise due to rupture of small vessels under the skin without a tear in the skin.

Antibiotic Resistance Now a Major Threat to Global Public Health, Warns Nobel Laureate

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Alarmed over the increasing use of antibiotics to treat even common diseases, Nobel laureate Dr. John Robin Warren has warned that resistance to antibiotics poses a 'major global threat' to public health. "I think one of the current issues globally is the increasing use of antibiotics and the increasing resistance to antibiotics. If that keeps growing, we are going to be in real trouble," said Warren, who was in Mumbai for the 102nd Indian Science Congress. ...

New Interesting Way to Lose Weight: Fast Diet

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There is a new way of keeping one healthy and slim introduced to the world and there are indeed a lot of slimmer, healthier women and men who can testify to the amazing effects of something called the Fast Diet, designed by Dr. Michael Mosley. Recent research on the topic has also provided with increasing evidence that whether one has weight to lose or they just want to boost their health, dramatically reducing your food intake for two days a week is one of the ...

Scientists Study the Relation Between Vitamin B-12 and DDT Exposure

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A recent report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, studies whether B-vitamin sufficiency in pregnant women protects against adverse effects of exposure to insecticide DDT on clinical pregnancy (CP) and sub-clinical early pregnancy loss (EPL). The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the American society for nutrition. The researchers measured preconception concentrations of plasma B vitamins and serum total DDT in 291 women from ...