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World Sleep Day: Here’s how you can create your own ideal environment to relax before bedtime

World Sleep Day: Here’s how you can create your own ideal environment to relax before bedtime

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New Delhi: Evening routines play an important role in helping us drift off to sleep easily. On World Sleep Day, March 17, sleep specialist Dr Frédérique Aussert explains how everyone can create their own ideal environment to relax and unwind before bedtime. There’s no point saying to someone who doesn’t like reading to curl…

New blood test can help detect autism early

New blood test can help detect autism early

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New Delhi: A simple blood test that could detect autism in children has come closer to reality. An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. The algorithm, developed by…

Climate partially responsible for your nose shape

Climate partially responsible for your nose shape

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New Delhi: The size and shape of your nose may not be genetically inherited from your parents but evolved, at least in part, in response to the local climate conditions, Claim researchers. The nose is one of the most distinctive facial features, which also has the important job of conditioning the air that we…

Scientists identify protein linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder

Scientists identify protein linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder

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New Delhi: Scientists have managed to identify a protein type which is possibly linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder, they claim. “We were able to show in mouse models that the absence of the protein SPRED2 alone can trigger an excessive grooming behaviour,” said Professor Kai Schuh from the Institute of Physiology at…

This is why people with asthma are less able to fight flu

This is why people with asthma are less able to fight flu

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New Delhi: Immune system differences is the reasons why people having asthma are less able to fight flu, say researchers. The study showed that when exposed to the flu virus, people with asthma have weaker immune systems, whereas healthy people show a strong immune system-triggering reaction.   “We wanted to look into whether immune system…

Parents, take note! Pram covers necessary for babies

Parents, take note! Pram covers necessary for babies

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New Delhi: Using pram covers is must for babies as a new research suggest that they can more susceptible to air pollution in the morning and afternoon. Researchers from the University of Surrey in London found the high levels exposure of babies in prams to fine and ultrafine particulate matter during the…

Irregular brain activity, blood flow reasons behind high BP

Irregular brain activity, blood flow reasons behind high BP

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New Delhi: Researchers say that irregular brain activity and blood flow may be the reasons behind people developing high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. It is also often called the silent…

Maternity Bill passed: Why it is good for the mother, baby and everyone

Maternity Bill passed: Why it is good for the mother, baby and everyone

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New Delhi: In a historic day for working women, the Lok Sabka on Thursday passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that seeks to increase the maternity leaves from existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks. The momentous bill was passed just a day after the world celebrated International Women’s Day…

Indian women consume 13 percent lesser protein comapared to men: Survey

Indian women consume 13 percent lesser protein comapared to men: Survey

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New Delhi: Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. Every cell in the body contains protein and we need the nutrient to help our body repair cells and make new ones. People who are into fitness are often advised by experts to consume a protein-rich diet because it aids…

Many websites providing ‘misleading’ vaccine safety info: WHO

Many websites providing ‘misleading’ vaccine safety info: WHO

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New Delhi: The WHO has warned about emergence of several websites providing “misleading” information about vaccines and asked people to rely only on a network of trusted portals approved by it. In recent years a number of websites providing “unbalanced, misleading, and alarming” vaccine safety information have been established, prompting fear, the…

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