Grandparents’ Exposure To This Plastic Chemical Could Up Autism Risk In Kids

Grandparents’ Exposure To This Plastic Chemical Could Up Autism Risk In Kids

Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and is known to affect the crucial stages of development. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, showed that mice pups whose grandparents were exposed to BPA, demonstrated different vocalisation patterns. “There are potential concerns that…

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Parkinson’s disease, this new virus could be the reason behind it

Parkinson’s disease, this new virus could be the reason behind it

According to the study conducted by the American Society for Microbiology, bacteriophages play a certain role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The researchers, led by George Tetz, showed that the abundance of lytic Lactococcus phages was higher in PD patients when compared to healthy individuals. This abundance led to a 10-fold reduction in neurotransmitter-producing Lactococcus, suggesting the possible role of phages in neurodegeneration. Comparative analysis of the bacterial component also revealed significant decreases in Streptococcus spp. and Lactobacillus spp. in PD. Lactococcus are regulators of gut permeability and…

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Can job stress kill you? Yes, you are likely to die early, says this study

Can job stress kill you? Yes, you are likely to die early, says this study

Job stress can kill you, and it is now scientifically proven. According to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, men working in demanding jobs with little control over their workload are more likely to die early even if they maintain a healthy lifestyle with exercise, controlled weight and blood pressure, and no smoking. The findings showed that men who experience job strain — having high work demands and low control over them — had a 68% greater risk of premature death. “Work is a common source of stress in…

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How This Founder Turned Her Love For Travel Into A Profitable Business

How This Founder Turned Her Love For Travel Into A Profitable Business

If you’ve planned a vacation, you know that it can be time-consuming to search for the best things to see and do during your stay. Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder of Indagare, created the solution she wanted for herself. Indagare is a members-only travel agency for luxury travelers — with customized itineraries and unlocked access to destinations, activities and upgrades. “In 2007, I launched Indagare as a member-based travel site with curated content and community reviews and as soon as we went live, our members began asking us to plan their trips,”…

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This L.A. Mansion Doubled Its Size and Tripled Its Price in Five Years

This L.A. Mansion Doubled Its Size and Tripled Its Price in Five Years

Laurie Cohen and her husband Mark, the founder of Cohen Financial Group, knew they wanted to buy a certain 1930s mansion in Beverly Hills well before it actually came onto the market. The house is on a quiet street in Beverly Hills, overlooking a golf course. Source: William & Williams The house—a longtime residence of actress Ann Rutherford, who died in 2012— sat on a quiet street, directly across from a golf course. “It’s the best street in Beverly Hills,” Laurie Cohen says. “There’s no thoroughfare and, because of the golf course, there’s…

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Home Decor Trends | 15+ chic buys your home needs this month

Home Decor Trends | 15+ chic buys your home needs this month

Home Decor Trends | The chicest decor you’ve got to bring home this April Summer’s almost here, giving one a perfect opportunity to rejuvenate the home keeping in mind the latest home decor trends of the month! Breaking the routine splash of bright colours every summer, this year’s trends open the doors to a refreshing summer avatar dominated by earthy hues, gleaming surfaces, and quirky prints. Bright colours might be the norm for summer but where’s the fun in that? It’s a great time to get creative and bring in sophisticated tones…

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Home Decor Trends | All the summer-inspired pieces to covet this month

Home Decor Trends | All the summer-inspired pieces to covet this month

30+ summer-inspired home accessories to bring home this April | Home Decor Trends Home Decor Trends Summer’s around the corner and there are fresh pops of colour everywhere. Mustard yellows, lime greens, deep oranges, and bright reds are making a comeback! This is also the perfect time to plan lazy Sunday brunches, elegant soirees, or an elaborate Friday night sit-down dinner – it’s the season to play the host with the most. While some of our team members scour the exhibits of Salone del Mobile 2018 this week – only the biggest…

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This pregnancy complication could cause pre-term labour

This pregnancy complication could cause pre-term labour

Foetal immune rejection may be one of the causes for preterm labour — a common pregnancy complication leading to birth occurring before the 37th week of pregnancy, researchers say. The findings showed that it may sometimes happen when the foetal immune system “wakes up” too early and begins to reject the mother, causing the uterus to start contracting. The researchers think the foetal immune system becomes triggered in a case of mistaken identity. An initial infection in the mother can result in inflammation and arouse the foetal immune system. The…

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This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

The most widely used pesticides in the world may disrupt our hormones and adversely affect human health, a study has found. Neonicotinoids frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Neonicotinoids act on insects’ nervous systems, killing them by paralysis. Very little research has been done on their effects on human health. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows that they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems. “Endocrine disrupters are natural or synthetic molecules that…

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This method can ensure higher rates of cure for hepatitis C infection

This method can ensure higher rates of cure for hepatitis C infection

Mass treatment of a population with chronic hepatitis C infection has produced high rates of cure, according to a study. The research, conducted in Punjab, evaluated the feasibility of decentralised care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) among a population of almost 20,000 individuals. It validated the efficacy and safety of generic all-oral DAA regimens delivered using a decentralised algorithm-based public health model. “We have shown in our study that it is possible to cure more than 90% of individuals with HCV infection in a highly dispersed…

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