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Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces High BP Risk for Kids in Later Life

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Exercising while pregnant can reduce the chances that the child to be born has high blood pressure in later life, claims a new research. It's been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life. Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms can actually reverse this long-standing belief and possibly ...

Drug Firm Jubilant Life Sciences Gets ANDA Approval for Generics Mycophenolate Mofetil and Rizatriptan

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The Indian drug company, Jubilant Life Sciences, has announced in a statement that it has received final approvals for its generics Mycophenolate Mofetil, an immuno-suppressant, and Rizatriptan, used for treatment of migraine, from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S., in the American market. The drug firm has received final approvals for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Mycophenolate Mofetil capsules and tablets, manufactured by ...

Is Varicocelectomy the Answer to Painful Varicoceles in Men?

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Painful scrotum can be a bothersome symptom in men and in many cases despite extensive investigation, the cause of the pain can be a mystery to the treating doctor. There are many causes of painful scrotum and the presence of a a href="http:www.medindia.net/surgicalprocedures/varicocele.htm" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" alt="Information on varicocele" title="Information on varicocele"varicocele/a is one such cause. Varicoceles are ...

New Diet Pill to Lose Weight

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Salk researchers have made a diet pill, called fexaramine, which tricks your body into thinking you just ate, causing it to burn fat. Unlike most diet pills in the market, this new pill does not dissolve into the blood like appetite suppressants or caffeine-based diet drugs, but remains in the intestines, causing fewer side effects and is better at stopping weight gain. During the study obese mice were given a daily pill of fexaramine for five weeks. Mice studies ...

British Ebola Nurse Critical but in Stable Condition

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A British nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, who is being treated for Ebola at London's Royal Free hospital, is in a critical but stable condition, reported Britain's health minister. The nurse contracted the disease while working as a volunteer with the charity 'Save the Children' in Kerry Town, not far from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said, "As has been reported, Pauline's condition has deteriorated to a critical state although she stabilized ...

Australia Government Agency Funds for Employees Yoga Class

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Intellectual Property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder's rights is, an agency within Australia Government Department of Industry. The IP has subsidized its employees' yoga classes and the Hindus commended it. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, urged other Australia Government agencies to do the same, thus incorporating yoga in the lives of government employees. He denotes it as a step in the positive ...

Stem Cell Breakthrough in the Eyes Can Replace Corneal Transplantation in Future

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Can stem cell cure replace corneal transplantation in the future? Will this cure revolutionize the treatment for corneal blindness in the world? An Indo-American duo is trying to unveil this major breakthrough. The research on stem cell has found that the stem cells in eye possess the ability to reinstate eye health even after getting affected by scarring or whitening of the cornea that leads to blindness. The research being spearheaded by Hyderabad-based ...

Diamond Blackfan Anemia

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Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder first described in 1938 by two doctors at the Boston Children's Hospital, Kenneth Blackfan and Louis Diamond.

Track Your Ovulation Period With the New Fertility Detecting Gadget

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BLOOM is an elegant, self-inserted temperature sensor that is able to detect the subtle changes that occur before ovulation that other methods are unable to detect, then sends an alert to her smartphone when she is most fertile. Prima-Temp, a company out of Boulder, Colorado, will be showing off its brand new BLOOM body temperature fertility device at CES this week. The ring is self-inserted into the vagina from where core body temperature measurements ...

Cataract Surgery in Eye Camp Has Caused Blindness to 10 People

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Within a month, there have been two reported eye camps that caused eyesight loss. Questions have been raised whether health department officials are lenient with registering NGOs. The families of affected people say that action is needed to check on "fake NGOs". In November, around 60 people lost their sight after an operation in Gurdaspur district's medical camp ion Punjab. On January 4th, around 12 people lost sight after a cataract surgery performed in an ...

Cadaver Donation in India Begins With the New Year

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The organs retrieved from a 24-year old man saved five lives and gave vision to two persons. The donation took place on Saturday. The donor suffered a road accident on December 29 and four days later, he was declared brain-dead at AIIMS. Doctors said his relatives agreed to donate his organs, and already he has saved five lives in the new year, with his cornea and kidneys transplanted at AIIMS and liver sent to Delhi government's Institute of Liver and ...

Hyderabad Registers More Swine Flu Cases

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On Monday, new cases of swine flu were diagnosed in the city of Hyderabad, which included a six-month-old baby boy and six others, taking the toll to 17 for the month of January. The total number of cases diagnosed in 2014 since last January stood at 94. A total of five cases were reported on Monday from the twin cities alone. One case was also confirmed from the district of Kadapa while another from Ranga Reddy district. On the spread of the disease, doctors ...

Malaria Parasite Drug Resistance Overcome With Whole Plant Therapy

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A new treatment based on a use of the whole plant Artemesia annua shows promise to beat malaria parasites' drug resistance, reveals a new study. University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Stephen Rich and his research team said that this new treatment is based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemesia annua, from which the current pharmaceutical drug artemisinin (AN) is extracted. The researchers found that the whole plant treatment withstands ...

Human Race may be Wiped Out by Two Dwarf Stars Dropping Torrent of Comets on Earth

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Humans could be wiped out by two dwarf stars that will drop a torrent of comets onto the Earth, indicates a new theory. According to estimates by CAL Bailer Jones at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, a number of stars could come close to our sun in the next few million years and if they did so, their gravity could pick up one of the many comets in the Oort cloud, a region in space full of icy objects, and throw one towards Earth, the Independent ...

Glaucoma Could be Caused by Chronic High BP

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Persons with chronic high blood pressure were at increased risk of developing glaucoma, discovered scientists. Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the world, is a condition that occurs when too much pressure builds up inside the eye. This excess pressure pushes back against blood trying to enter the eye resulting in vision loss. These results suggest that doctors should consider a patient's blood pressure levels in managing the potentially ...

'Blanket Coat' can Make You Smart but Comfortable This Winter

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The newly designed blanket coats are trendy and comfortable that can make you look smart this winter. The contemporary fashion statement of the fusion cover-up, which is a dressing-gown and security coverlet, was started by Kate Moss during last summer when she mostly swathed in a Hermes blanket, the Independent reported. The current winter ramps were flooded with different version of the coat, at Burberry Prorsum, wool and cashmere shawls in muted shades ...

New Version of Endoscope to Destroy Tumors

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Researchers are all set to achieve a tool, which can make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve the method of treatment for the most deadly forms of cancer. Endoscope, which is used to examine and detect cancer and other illnesses, can be beneficial during the treatment of cancerous cell and tumors also. Scientists are working to upgrade the tool. A novel endoscopic device is being developed to improve the ability to detect ...

Winters and Common Cold: Connection Revealed

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In winters, common cold virus is caught easily by people and the reason for this is revealed by researchers. According to a new Yale-led study, the virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature. This finding may confirm the popular yet contested notion that people are more likely to catch a cold in cool-weather conditions. Researchers have long known that the most frequent ...

Aspirin to be Tested for Its Effect on Dementia

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Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid is used as a painkiller, antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Now, it may have a role in fighting dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Australia-based Monash University has ...

Study Shows Corn Syrup may be More Toxic Than Table Sugar, Especially for Females

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In a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah, corn syrup was found to be more toxic to female mice than table sugar. The study was published online in a scientific journal on Monday. Though "added sugar" found in foods has always been considered harmful, the study has revealed that corn syrup found in many of the processed foods may be toxic to such an extent that it reduced the life span and fertility of the experimental mice. Mr. Wayne ...

Rahul Gandhi Has No Business Labeling Punjab a State of Drug Addicts: Sukhbir Singh Badal

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Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had no business tarnishing the image of Punjab by calling it a state of drug addicts. He also added that this was one of the reasons why the Shiromani Akali Dal was protesting in Attari. "We are trying to save the youth of our country. The image of Punjab should not be tarnished. Rather than calling us drug lords, Punjab should be appreciated. The Congress ...

Every Actress Over 35 Faces Ageism

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Joan Collins has said that most of the actress over the age of 35 experiences ageism. The Dame said that she was once cast in a TV role once when she was 39, but her agent told them that she was 32, as she looked like that, the Mirror reported. She said that though she got the role, at the end the producer said that had they known she was so old, they would have never cast her. Collins added that the producer told her he wanted a 33 year ...

Teenagers' Love for Technology Responsible for Addiction as Adults

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Teenagers' love for technology is the reason behind addition to it in their later lives. While over 80 percent of people admitted that they struggled to give up habits such using social media for a month, texting would be the hardest to stop followed by social networking, junk food and booze, the Mirror reported. According to a study of teenagers aged between 12 and 18, on an average, a teenager checks social media 11 times a day, sends 17 text messages ...

Medical Students Use 'Seinfeld' Characters to Study Psychiatry

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Recently, a psychiatry professor used American TV sitcom 'Seinfeld' characters to identify and discuss psychiatric disorders. According to NJ.com, more than 15 years after the final episode, 'Seinfeld' is the basis for "Psy-feld," a teaching tool designed to help medical students study psychiatry. Every Monday and Thursday, third- and fourth-year medical students in the hospital's psychiatric rotation are assigned to watch the 6 p.m. episode the show ...