Taking caffeine in moderate amounts during pregnancy does not harm to child’s intelligence


Taking caffeine in moderate amounts during pregnancy does not cause any harm to child’s intelligence, says a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The research, one of the first studies to focus on how in utero caffeine exposure affects a child’s future intelligence (IQ) and behaviour later in childhood, found caffeine did not lead to a reduced IQ ...

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CRCHUM researchers have developed new intelligent gel directly attacks cancer


In a new breakthrough in cancer treatment, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) researchers have developed an injectable ‘biogel’ that can effectively deliver anti-cancer agents directly into tumours and kill them. The technology has already been successfully tested in the laboratory. If it works in patients, the therapy could one day revolutionize treatment for many forms of cancer. The ...

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Shilpa Shetty’s ‘The Great Indian Diet’ book to show healthy weight loss in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor & Hrithik Roshan


Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty is excited about launching her book “The Great Indian Diet” in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan among others. The actress says it will guide people on healthy weight loss. “I feel grateful that I have a great panel of celebs who are willing to come it’s very sweet of them,” Shilpa ...

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ACS Sensors Journal: Nanotube test will say if meat is spoilt


Deciding whether to cook or toss a steak that has been in the refrigrator for a few days calls for a sniff test. Scientists have now discovered a method that uses nanotubes to quickly detect spoilage. It could help make sure meats are safe when they hit store shelves. Transporting meats and seafood from the farm or sea to the ...

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Pill to manage diabetes in future

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An insulin pill being developed by researchers led by an Indian American scientist at the University of California-Santa Barbara may in the near future give an easier blood sugar management option to diabetics. “With diabetes, there is a tremendous need for oral delivery. People take insulin several times a day and delivery by needles is a big challenge,” said professor ...

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November 18 is World COPD Day: Get screened for COPD


If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors. COPD is a common lung disease caused by tobacco, smoking and exposure to industrial pollution, fumes and other environmental pollutants. Vastly under diagnosed, COPD will become the ...

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WHO expert: Chicken resistant to avian flu will emerge


Genetic engineering in the near future will create hens which are resistant to avian flu, eminent American virologist Robert G. Webster, a WHO expert on influenza, said here on Wednesday. Webster, a professor at the Division of Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, US, was delivering a lecture on “The Influenza Virus Enigma” at ...

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Yoga may reduce side effects of prostate cancer treatment


Practicing yoga can improve quality of life of men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. The researchers found that general quality of life and measurements of side effects often experienced by prostate cancer patients – including fatigue, sexual health and urinary incontinence – were stable throughout a course of ...

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Study: Kids cause greater strain in relationships than illness


Having kids, the main purpose of matrimonial relationships, can bring in greater strains in romantic relationships than illness of partners, a new study suggests. The study looked at the relationship quality of 721 couples in Switzerland over a period of thirteen years. “Transition to parenthood is associated with a higher degree of closure of the couple, as well as greater ...

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