Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

The success of the country’s first two uterine transplants in Pune last month has prompted many more women to queue up for it. At last count,156 women from India and abroad had joined the wait list. The surgeons who performed the transplants are in a fix as half of them are unmarried. Since the basic purpose of a womb transplant is re production, there is now a debate on whether such women should be put through a series of serious surgeries for a non-vital organ transplant. On the other hand,…

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Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

In the recent years, much has been spoken about climate change and its devastating effect on the planet. On a day-to-day basis we may not notice the consequences of climate change, but various phenomenons are occurring in the natural environment in more ways than we can imagine. And these changes are also impacting our health, respiratory diseases being seen most commonly than ever before. India will see a 20 per cent rise in asthma-related deaths in the next 10 years if urgent steps to curb climate change and prepare for…

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Next education chief or not, Agnes Chan knows the system’s faults

Next education chief or not, Agnes Chan knows the system’s faults

Is she or isn’t she? Retired Canto-pop singer Agnes Chan Miling has been rumoured to be the next education minister. Then she told veteran journalist Man Cheuk-fei that she had never been approached for the top post. I have no idea if Chan – who has a PhD in education from Stanford University – would be suitable for the job. But after five years of Eddie Ng Hak-kim, anyone who has not been lobotomised would make a better education secretary. Singer Agnes Chan never received invitation to join new Hong…

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Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook on Thursday announced the global expansion of the light version of Messenger, an Android-only app launched last year. The Facebook Messenger Lite app is now available in 132 more countries, catering to users that utilise smartphones with low processing power, memory, and bandwidth. This app is ideal for such an audience, and Facebook looks to bring them onto the social chat platform with the expansion in these countries. Additional countries include Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands, among others. The news…

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Not Just Mother’s But Father’s Diet Also Determines Child’s Mental Fitness

Not Just Mother’s But Father’s Diet Also Determines Child’s Mental Fitness

Mother’s diet has always been held crucial for the development and overall wellness of the child, however, a recent study suggests father’s dietary choices to be equally important for child’s cognitive development. A study published in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry, suggests father’s excessive consumption of energy drinks or folic pills detrimental to baby’s cognitive skills. “We were able to show that even a transient change in the paternal diet can cause impaired learning skills in offspring. This affected in particular the ability to properly learn a spatial navigation task,” said…

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Emotions Are Not Inborn, They Depend on Your Environment

Emotions Are Not Inborn, They Depend on Your Environment

Emotions are a huge part of a person’s life. Emotion are essential because it provides information about what is relevant for us. It expresses needs and needs provide a direction towards action. They give meaning to our life story, to our narratives, thus they are fundamental in the construction of self. Neuroimaging studies show that emotion is generated in the subcortical areas of the brain and its “conscious” management is usually associated to pre-frontal cortex activity, which means that in order to use them purposefully, some executive functioning has to…

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ADHD: Not Bad Behavior But Physical Illness

ADHD: Not Bad Behavior But Physical Illness

Are you facing difficulties in finishing tasks, listening to your boss or concentrating on your current project of work? You may be having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder commonly known as ADHD. ADHD leads to people finding it difficult to concentrate on one thing at a time, leading to troubled relationships and difficulty in school or work. Youngsters are known to be prone to this disorder due to hormonal and social changes they go through. ADHD leads to poor social involvement, low self-esteem and inability to work in a child. Children…

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13 negative side effects of not getting enough protein

13 negative side effects of not getting enough protein

HERE’S THE HARD truth: Most of us don’t get enough protein. Alternatively, some guys think “the more protein, the better,” and over-consume it when they do sit down to eat, chomping down a 30g protein bar and washing it down with a protein shake that’s got upwards of 50g, says Jordan Mazur, M.S., R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley. To put it bluntly: Both are bad. Everyone has a protein intake ceiling. It varies with your height and weight, but most people can absorb at most 30-42g per meal….

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Back Pain Again? Here’s Why Pain-killers May Not Help

Back Pain Again? Here’s Why Pain-killers May Not Help

Back pain is a simple thing that can get really disabling. The nagging pain in your lower back can meddle with your daily routine and put you on stress. With work pressure and personal commitments adding to up, popping those painkillers becomes the only option for most of us. A recent study published in ‘Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases’, suggests that back pain medication may not help you much. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may, on the other hand, cause many other health issues. The study found that only one in…

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Beware: Not Monitoring Your Exercises Could Worsen Type 1 Diabetes

Beware: Not Monitoring Your Exercises Could Worsen Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is one the major diseases today, affecting the population worldwide. While Type 2 is the most kind which is a consequence of the unhealthy lifestyles led by many people among other factors, Type 1 is a condition that you can blame on your genes. Type 1 diabetes, which is also known as Juvenile Diabetes because it mostly affects children, is a condition when the beta cells in the pancreas that are responsible for producing insulin in the body are destroyed by our immune system. As a result, the breakdown…

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