Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

There is a wealth of information on pregnancy. But not much is known about modern-day issues that many mothers face. For instance, will your usage of mobile phones affect your baby? Here’s what researchers have to say: * Use of antidepressants during pregnancy can affect your child’s mental health. Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed an increased risk involved in using antidepressants. Previous research showed that use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism in the child and leads to birth defects.  …

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TB pills most effective prior to, not after, food: Research

TB pills most effective prior to, not after, food: Research

TB pills most effective prior to, not after, food: Research In a study that could change the intake schedule of tuberculosis drugs, a group of researchers have found that food reduces the effectiveness of most medicines prescribed as the first line of treatment for the infection. A team from National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT) examined 25 TB patients in Chennai who consumed food just before they took their medication.They found significantly lower concentrations of anti-TB drugs and a delay in their absorption. They studied the concentrations of three key first-line drugs: rifampicin, isoniazid and…

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Uncertainty over EU immigration, research could damage UK HE MPs say

Uncertainty over EU immigration, research could damage UK HE MPs say

Exiting the EU: challenges and opportunities for higher education warns that if the government fails to address concerns within the higher education sector, “Brexit will damage the international competitiveness and long-term success of our universities.” There is significant uncertainty in the university sector in the run up to Brexit, the report notes, dominated by fears over residency rights for staff and fee status for students. “The government must act urgently to avert the risk of a damaging ‘brain drain’ of talent from our shores” The government should “unilaterally agree the rights of EU…

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Smoking a pack a day causes 150 mutations in every lung cell, research shows

Smoking a pack a day causes 150 mutations in every lung cell, research shows

Smoking a pack a day causes 150 mutations in every lung cell, research shows (Getty Images) Scientists have found that smoking a pack a day of cigarettes can cause 150 damaging changes to a smoker’s lung cells each year. The findings come from a study of the devastating genetic damage, or mutations, caused by smoking in various organs in the body. Publishing in the journal Science on Thursday, the researchers said the findings show a direct link between the number of cigarettes smoked in a lifetime and the number of…

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it’s time to transport to the seashore in your intellectual health, research Says

it’s time to transport to the seashore in your intellectual health, research Says

there’s desirable motive visions of a relaxing holiday regularly encompass the ocean. Or why many people fantasize about retiring to the coast. there may be a experience of calm and marvel that comes from being with the aid of the water. while the tourism industry and Florida snowbirds have recognised this for all time, there is now studies to affirm that living close to water might also really improve mental fitness. the usage of Wellington, New Zealand, the city capital, as its case observe, researchers from Michigan country college evaluated…

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Government To Fund Scholars For Post-Doctoral Research In India

Government To Fund Scholars For Post-Doctoral Research In India

The National Post-Doctoral Fellowship was launched a month ago and would fund around 1000 scholars this year. (Representational Image) New Delhi:  In a bid to prevent brain drain, the government has embarked upon a scheme to fund pure science scholars, who have completed their PhDs, to enable them continue their post-doctoral research in India. According to Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, the scholars would be paid Rs. 50,000 per month for the period of three years and would also be given a basic grant of Rs. 7…

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